People who shouldn’t have dogs

Oh interweb humans.  Normally I’m a fun-loving laid back pup, but today I have an opinion and my mom is always telling me that instead of barking at her I should put my opinions on my blog.  So here goes…

I’m really lucky to have totally awesome parents.  They take me out to play a bunch, teach me new things so I’m always learning, and are pretty responsible dog parents.  What do I mean by responsible?  Well, contrary to popular belief, I probably wouldn’t have an awesome life as a wild dog.  My parents do plenty of things that I don’t care about or notice that make my life totally awesome.  They put flea/tick repellant on me so I don’t get bugs trying to suck my blood out.  They pick up my poop so I don’t step in it and get it all over my bed.  They take me to the Magical Land of Touches for Free to keep me healthy.  They even buy special chew treats to keep my teeth clean.  Lacie and I are healthy and happy dogs without much to complain about.

But not all parents are like my parents.

There are people who live near us that aren’t responsible.  There was a man that didn’t put flea/tick repellent on his dogs, so he ended up getting fleas on other dogs at the dog park and then complaining to management that the other dogs were flea-ridden (which meant he took no blame for his stupidness and the other dog owners got in trouble for nothing).  There are also people that refuse to pick up their dogs’ poop, which means my dad has to spend all our play time picking up poop so we don’t step in it when we fetch.  It is my opinion that these dog parents should not be dog parents at all.  What would people do to a parent that didn’t clean it’s baby’s diaper and let the kid run around covered in poo?  What about a parent who’s kid was covered in bugs and they did nothing about it except to complain that other kids parents were the problem?  Why is it that my parents treat me and Lacie like members of the family, but other parents treat their dogs like objects that need no attention?  It’s annoying.  It’s enough to make me want to bite, not lick, the stupid dog owners out their for their laziness and poop-headedness.  Yes, that is a word.  If it wasn’t before, it is now.


Ok, I’m done with my opinion.  I can only get caught up in human-style drama for short periods of time.  But if you’re a dog owner out there, take a long hard look at how you treat your dog and ask yourself if that’s how you’d like to be treated.  Humans may not always treat other humans with respect, but unless you want to see a Planet of the Dogs come about (I know Lacie has more smarts than an Ape), you best start respecting the pooches.




Agility Spectacular

Hello friends and happy human holiday (or as I like to call it, Caturday that never ends)!  Today we’re at home relaxing, but that is because we had not one but TWO days of rah-gility this weekend.  The first day we went on a long car ride to the special AKC trial hosted by the English Springer Spaniel Association, where I met a bunch of other agility Springers.  It was a lot of fun.  And I got a ribbon that says I’m the Best Springer!


Then on Sunday, we went to the ARFF trial, which is the group we practice with every week.  It was really fun having all our friends at the same trial.  And all the agility obstacles were what we usually practice on, so even Lacie had a stellar day.  She got 2 Q’s, and one of them was a first place!  I guess she’s been studying how I jump, because if you remember her last trial recap, it didn’t go so well.  I also got a Q, which means I’m one Qualifying run away from my Agility Dog Title.  It’s so close I can taste it!
Instead of pictures, my parents took a bunch of videos, so you can watch them below and it’s almost like you’re there with us.  Enjoy!


A Parade for Dogs!

Hello summer loving interweb humans!


Summer is winding down, but I thought I’d give you a few updates on how we’re doing (there are a lot of exciting things going on in Casa Shestopalov).  First, we have not one, but TWO Rah-gility competitions coming up this Caturday.  First is a special trial hosted by the Springer Spaniel association, so of course I will be going to represent!  And second is the annual ARFF trial.  ARFF is the fun group we practice with every week, so it should be a really fun trial!

Also, I have registered myself in a contest to be the Grand Marshall of a doggie parade her in Boston!  Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, I sure hope I win.  It’s for the MSPCA, and even though I’m not adopted myself, I fully support SPCA organizations because that’s how I got my most awesomest sister Lacie.  Lacie, has also entered the competition (or well, my parents registered her to be fair), but I would enjoy the honor much more than she would.  You can see my entry here.  And Lacie’s is here, just in case you want to see that too.

Oh, and I have a few more surprises to tell you about, but they’ll have to wait for another day, because Lacie just pulled out my red ball from the toy basket and I must go reclaim it!

Keeper of the Red Ball!!


Sometimes life just isn’t fair

Hello blog friends!  The summer has been crazy fun, or “wicked fuhn” if you’re from Boston, so I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much.  Luckily it’s raining today so I can get back in touch with you and all my favorite interweb cat videos. 🙂


I wanted to let you know, that even though I am the cutest animal on the planet, even I don’t always get *everything* that I want.  Sometimes life just isn’t fair and I end up on the short end of the chuck-it stick.  Last night, for example….

Oh woe is me. Lacie stole my bed (again!)

What? You want me to sleep on her bed?!?

You have got to be kidding. Look at it! It's so lumpy and full of Lacie hair!

See how uncomfortable it looks!

I refuse to curl up and fall asleep. Just go to your bed human. I'll sit here an pout till you fall asleep.

Life sucks sometimes.  Luckily I can usually wait for a few minutes and then get what I really want anyway.  Being sly is plan B when being cute fails. 🙂

Some Things…

Are hard to let go of!  I know you know what I’m talking about, cuz I think this is a common human affliction.  Just yesterday my mom was getting all weird (and by that I mean she was super clingy and hugging a lot… a behavior that I usually corner the market on) when her best friend from California left.  And though I do these things for different reasons, I can relate to not wanting to let something go.

But why CAN'T I sleep with my glo-ball?

I have particular toys that, once I have them, I don’t want them to be anywhere else.  And by have, I mean in my mouth. Forever.  And ever.

Do you have anything you want to keep with you forever and ever?  If so, make sure to give it a good slobber today.  Because you never know when you won’t have it anymore (or when your dad will take it away)!

A place of endless wonder

Good morning blog readers!

After long last, I believe I have mastered the interwebs.  For a while there, the keys on the keyboard being so small and me having no thumbs was really slowing me down, but I think I have finally mastered the computer.  Which means I too can spend and infinite amount of hours mindlessly searching the interwebs for stupid cat videos!!   Well, cat videos and also other dog’s blogs.  🙂

Hmmm... which website should I check out next?

I know... the one with the cat in the box!!! Oh if only I had a box.

Do you like my web-surfing attire?  I like to hang out on my bed in my PJs when I’m perusing the interwebs.  It makes me more relaxed.

I’m also trying to figure out how to purchase cheese from the interwebs when my mom is at work.  But I need a dang plastic card with numbers, and my mom always has hers in her purse.  Foiled!

Doggie dates

This past Caturday was seriously lacking in the doggie adventures (my parents went out on a human adventure and left us behind… the nerve!).

Sitting at home while Mom and Dad have fun = LAME!

But, Mom and Dad did make up for it by having a doggie date last night.   What is a doggie date, you ask?  Well, a doggie date is when two sets of human couples get together for dinner or something, and bring their dogs, so the dogs get to play while the humans chat.  Last night we went to Joe’s house (his parents are Steve and Sandy), and Joe, Lacie and I had a blast!!  We did laps around the kitchen, I destroyed a squirrel (don’t worry, it was a toy one), and Lacie and Joe made out for a little while.  I think Lacie and Joe make a good couple.  And I don’t mind they prefer to play without me, so long as I have a toy to nom.  :).


Thanks Steve and Sandy!  Doggie dates are the best.  Next time maybe you can bring Joe AND a cat… that way I can *play* with the cat, while Lacie and Joe run around.  Hehehehe 🙂


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