Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Barkday Deshka

 our bestest friend- Deshka : aka K.i.T  is having a Barkday today and we are sending her a hundred smooches, licks, meows and barks to tell her 

have a pawtastic day!!!!


here is a link to Fizz and Deshka page
Berntoak Bernese Mountain Dogs

Saturday, November 26, 2016

snow cat

no, no i am not taking about that horrid mechanical creature that transports humans over the snow... i am talking about the world's best....
Snow Cat... 
me! meow

   yes, i love the snow too, M posted a bunch of pictures of Gypsy playing in the snow, so i decided to post some of my own... of the world's greatest Snow Cat.

i like playing in the snow, but my paws do get darn chilly
i am still responsible for fulfilling my duties as
- Commissioner of Rodent Activity -
leaving my print on the ranch's snow trails
guess i should post this one too, it is my print and Gypsy's
Samantha & the G
we'll have lots more fun snow pictures of gypsy and me in the future i am sure, until then, have a wonderful weekend and stay warm. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

being a Pack Leader

ok-ok, M, we got the "picture of the gals in the snow" 
now let us play play play 
woof ~ meow ~ woof ~ meow.
you need to shorten the camera timer M, takes too long
seriously... do we really need to do this now! meowza

(they weren't being very cooperative)

Friday, November 18, 2016

i'm growing and it's snowing

see.... i told you i was getting bigger and better. had a great barkday, but sadly M took away another couple of toys because i have also gone from being a light chewer to a very aggressive chewer. still haven't begun to tear out the stuffing... but i have eaten all the ears and tails off my stuffies. so, i am now left with rubber or hard toys.

 Even hedge is sitting up on the bookcase and is only for "supervised" play. 

and you know what she did!? i can't believe she did this...she actually took one of my toys from my mouth...and the tail i chewed off and lead me over to the trash barrel and toss it in. she just tossed it right in the trash, right in front of me, and walked away... 
    omd! she threw it away. 
                  (a note from M: did this a couple of times with Jesse when he destroyed toys and he never chewed up one worked.)

august 2016 ~ 4 months old           november 2016 ~ 6 months old

and guess what else? it SNOWED yesterday, it was so much fun M let me go outside and play in it. she got me a snow jacket but didn't know what it was for until now-- i was so warm and dry when i finally came back inside.

and, and the deer were grazing in the snow covered field and i got to chase them.... took off before M had a chance to stop me. BARK BARK- she had to get on her shoes and a coat and her hat.... WOOF WOOF it was so much fun. but i came right back when i heard M's whistle, like a good girl and even got a treat!

this was just when it was starting to snow; but, this morning, snow everywhere and M let me run around and play. it was so barking much fun! i even got to bite at the snowflakes.

didn't get and pictures but i think we are going to have lots of snow to play in and pictures to take.

okay, so I got a little cold playing outside this morning. nope didn't have on my jacket :(
 M let me snuggle on the couch on her blankie and it was nice!

and...where was Samantha during all this running around in the snow this morning? 
M says Samie was the smart one, staying curled up in her bed just across from the propane heater....

"crazy Berner, you need to
wait for the sun to come out"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

i'm 6 months !!!!

hey furiends- guess what? i am 6 months today
M says it's a barkday
- bark bark woof and a howl too! 

my OPO
it's been a barktastic day so far. i was a little sad yesterday because M took away a few of my toys. she said that i had outgrown them or worse yet.... chewed them too oblivion.

i do like chewing off the ears and tails of my stuffies... but i don't take out the stuffing, nope i don't do that.  my favorite was Opo, my opossum, but M started calling it my Opo, saying because i chewed off its tail it was only part opossum now.  hehe-woof worked for me and Opo.

then... this morning when we woke up.. i couldn 't believe it... there was a whole bunch of new toys and, and, stuffies, and i could hardly stand still, and they were all mine... not Samie's or M's... but MINE!

i love barkdays - i want one every day!

i got a rubber chew stick called a "gnabbers" 
and some chew rings
and a pink pig that has pull ropes at each end, and when you pull them it squeaks !!!  
love them squeakie thingies! 
(shhh, don't tell M, but pig has already lost her ears, oops~ she didn't need them.)

but i think my favorite of all is:
i love hedge, he says he loves me too, as much as Opo did.

 most of all ~ I LOVE M

Sunday, November 13, 2016

let's Welcome Oliver


      very good friend of M's has just been gifted
              with a new puppy and his name is:

              ~ oliver ~                
who you say'n has big ears.....

Born August 30th, Oliver arrived at his new home last Wednesday and set himself right at home. His Pack Leader, Neddy, says "he may look gruff and tough, but he is really a sweety-pie" ...shhhh, don't tell Oliver i said that.

As a French Bulldog, Oliver plans on being the best protector of his new home. Don't let his new toy "Fish" fool you.... it can be vicious and is a very good training tool for attack and concur.

Have fun in your new home Oliver and remember...just a few pointers from me ~ a recently graduated "new puppy."

  • "Oliver No!" is just a temporary name that Pack Leaders always seem use to learn your name. 
  • "Leave it!" ok, ok... this one you need to learn... it means LEAVE IT ALONE! and for some reason Pack Leaders always get mad if you don't.
  • "Drop It!" better pay attention to this one too, you probably have something in your mouth that doesn't belong.
  • "NOT YOURS!" oops, better let that go, it belongs to the Pack Leaders and they are very possessive... they'll show you what is yours, then take that and run before they change their minds. BOL
  • "Oliver Come"... ooooh, do it, there is usually a treat at the end of that command.
  • "Sit" this ones gets a treat too, silly thing really, but if a treat is involved, it is worth it.
  • "NO, bite!" if you are playing with your pack leaders and they suddenly stop playing and turn their backs on you.... that means you are being too rough..they are tender beings. That is why we are here to protect them. Licking usually gets the game on again.

 don't worry Oliver, just follow these simple rules
 and then you can begin to train your Pack Leaders Woof!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

mountain life

good morning everyone- Samantha here just to give you a little update as to how our "ranch and mountain" life is going. it is getting very cold here and i seek out every opportunity when it is warm to get outside before the "real cold" sets in as M says it will. she also said we may have days and days where we are stuck inside. OMK- inside all day with my pesky sister Gypsy... the horrors....

the path between the big house
and cabin.... love walking in the sunshine
hahaha, i am lying smack-dab on top of
Gypsy's bully stick.... hahahahaha
M felt bad for her so she gave Gypsy
her first pig-ear.... she not real sure about this
new chewy thing. (i still have her bully hehe)
Gypsy and M go out hiking in the woods every
day... she is looking a little less like a puppy.
 hum, use to be smaller than me...
is she going to stop growing? geeze
i get to go with them sometimes,
it is a lot of fun. until the "G"
gets frisky and decides i am for
chasing. then M let's me smack her a
good one!