Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Howloween!

Hello friends and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Very few of you know what our Daddyman does for a living.  He has a REALLY cool job! He works at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison TX.  He is an aircraft mechanic and works on the old warbirds and keeps them flying so that everyone can enjoy their beauty and learn about the history of flight.  The Momma and out little human Sister love to go up there and see all the planes.

Well The Momma always thought it looked like we were wearing permanent flight suits or bomber jackets and thought we would look great as WWII "Flying Tiger" (har har-cause we are BRINDLE!) P-40 Warhawk pilots!!!


Daddymans work actually has a P-40 Warhawk and the only thing that would have made this photoshoot even better is if that plane happened to have been in our backyard today ;) too bad we have not installed that runway yet....





 

A closeup of the costume, The Momma had to order these patches special from the Internet... the goggles are Doggles, actually made for houndies, we got them because Nelson has Pannus..... they just happened to work perfectly. Did you know that the "Flying Tiger" tiger logo was designed by Disney?



Then Daddyman used a punch at work to make us our very own personal "Dog tags"
They have our ear tattoo numbers, our "Call names" and our racing names on them!



Are we sexy or what!

Nelson's Encounter With the Fence

Hello Friends, this is Nelson


For those of you who are not our facebook friends (why are you NOT our friend yet we ask?) Yesterday Bully posted that I ran into the fence.  I don't know what I was doing, The Momma thinks that maybe I was having a bad pannus day and perhaps the glare from the sun made it hard for me to see. (I am too embarrassed and I am not telling her what happened!) I was standing next to The Momma while she was loving on Bully and I turned to start running and WHAM! hit the fence which was not too far away :(  The Momma was facing the other way so she did not see me, good thing cause that would have been even more embarrassing.  I really hurt my leg though.  There is no blood and I am not limping but there is a big black and purple bruise.  The Momma says I am very lucky.


Thankyou very much to everyone who had good thoughts for me yesterday.  When I ran into the fence I also hit my nose and there was a scrape there that got swollen. I kinda looked like I had a roman nose for a few hours.  My front leg (the one with my three toed alien foot) has a huge bruise that The Momma held some cold stuff to for a bit yesterday, I did not like that but as long as she was rubbing my belly at the same time I allowed it. It smelled really good though, The Momma says it was "Frozen bagged chopped spinach" yummy, wish I coulda eaten it.  Between me trying to sniff the frozen spinach bag and also demanding that she rub my belly by rolling onto my back waving my legs in the air The Momma was having a difficult time keeping the bag on my leg ;) he he he.  She needed an extra hand.



Those two bruises have joined forces today and are one really BIG bruise, this is about an hour after I hit the fence.

So, we were going to take some pictures of us in our Halloween costumes yesterday, but after I hit the fence The Momma decided it needed to wait. We will do that sometime today hopefully. Do not worry, our costumes are not going anywhere ;)



We DID go to Petsmart yesterday and got loved on by everyone we met. That was before The Fence.  There were a lot of other dogs there that we completely ignored, even when they were growling and barking at us.  The Momma was so proud, we have not really been anywhere with her that had a lot of houndies that were NOT greyhounds. We didn't even try to eat the cats that were for adoption.

Here we were inspecting the toy wall

YEA! FOOOOOOOD!!! There it is right there do you see it can we havesomenow?

I promise Momma, I did NOT make that puddle...... honest....
my leg was up cause I was.... stretching it... yea....

Well, we have more to post but it will have to wait till later, Blogger is giving us trouble with pictures.... we have to refresh each time we try to add one and it only lets us add one at a time! Cabby went Trick or Treating with our little girl Emma and he was dressed up ;) Look for more later tonight!

-Nelson



Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Getting Cold Outside!

Weird things start to happen around here when the temperature drops....

Now, we are in Texas, so most of you will hear us complain about the cold and blow it off, roll your eyes and scoff.... but you must remember we are used to 100+ degree summers that last 9 months of the year (OK we may be exaggerating there...just a tiny bit) Me and Nelson were born, raised, raced and retired all in Houston so it is all we know.  Anyhow, when temps drop below 65 we bust out the jackets.  So deal with the whining and humor us ;)

Here is where the weird part comes in, you know me and Nelson snuggle, we share our beds all the time. But when Mr Extremely Grumpy and Mr Hyper Social Butterfly start sleeping on the same bed and TOUCHING it is something to gawk at.....


Yep, that is Streamer and Cabby keeping eachothers feet warm....



As you can see, Mr Extremely Grumpy (regularly known as Streamer) already has his jacket on, he lives in that thing if the weather even hints at being chilly.  He will find it, wherever it is, and actually bring it to The Momma, dragging it through the house in his mouth.  She holds it up and he will walk into it to put it on by himself.  He gets really upset if she takes it off too.... refusing to leave the porch to pee when she sends us all outside if he is "Naked"  :)

What can we say, he is an odd one, but he is our brother and we love him.


Well friends, we had a big day planned tomorrow but The Momma canceled it.  There is a Halloween party for hounds about an hour and a half away from us but since Daddyman has to work The Momma decided that she didn't feel comfortable driving by herself. Plus I get carsick if I am in the car for more than an hour. So tomorrow we will go for a trip to Petsmart to get dogfood and later have a photoshoot in the yard of us in our ACTUAL costumes! No photoshop! We will see how that goes.... So stay tuned!

-Bully


And just in case you thought we were joking about Mr Extremely Grumpy's name.....

Named by the breeder, not by The Momma! But..... it fits him......
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

GALT Blessing of the Hounds

Hello Friends! 

It has been a while since we really wrote anything, The Momma lost her PawPaw last Saturday the 16th and has been very very sad :( He fought against the evil Cancer for many many years.  We never met him but we know he would have loved us, he loved dogs and children and his family so much.  The Momma says he was a wonderful man and she misses him greytly. So this whole week we have been spending time with her, doing our funny halloween pictures, trying to cheer her up and keeping her mind busy.

Well, ALL week she has been looking forward to going to the GALT Blessing of the hounds which was tonight at sunset. We almost didn't get to go because there was a HUGE storm that blew through! There was hail and wind and thunder.... luck was on our side though because the sky cleared and the sun came out right when we needed to leave the house! So The Momma quickly loaded us into the HoundMobile and we were off!

We were 15 minutes late but we made it!


Here we are loving on the nice balloon lady, Sara


The Momma was given two balloons, one for Martin and one for Outlaw.  The ladies took time to read names of houndies that have crossed The Bridge, there were so many..... The Momma was surprised to hear our brother Outlaws name since he died over a year ago, that made her heart so happy <3 
They read Martin, Rachael, Pudge and Braden's names too.  then we all released our balloons into the sky


See that cute lady smiling at us? That is Gaea's Momma Barb <3 we lubs her


and here is Gaea! We haven't seen her since our night on the town! Mimi the Tutu'd Jack Russell Terrier was supposed to meet us here too but her Momma was not feeling good :(


Here Gaea and Bully conspire the next night escape adventure 


Lookie who else we ran into!!! Its Cricket!  he used to be known as Ray (or "Raymond" as The Momma sometimes called him) and lived with us for a while as a foster! The Momma was so happy to see him and he looks so good! He remembered The Momma and Bully :) 
(Nelson was not living with us when he was here)

Here we posed with Cricket


Then with Gaea, it was getting dark so the pictures are kinda horridly lit....  

 Here we are mingling, Gaea again in the background


Then this very nice lady blessed us and we each got a treat!


All too soon it was time to go so we escorted The Momma back to the car in the spooky dark


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Yep! Sonic! Here we are looking over the menu... 
a moot point since all The Momma ever lets us get is a plain dry cheeseburger....


cheeeeeeeese burrrrrrrrrguuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....................


Then we were headed home once more, an hour drive... when we got near the house it started getting very foggy,  probably the result of the storm that came through earlier. The Momma said something about it being thicker than pee soup.... we told her that was gross, even to a dog.

anyhow it was really pretty so she stopped on one of the country roads 
and took a picture of the pee soup moon. 
shouldn't it be yellow?


and that was our adventure!

Thanks for reading and see you on facebook!
Bully and Nelson 


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Duo-Halloween Series III

Click the pic to make it BIGGER!!! Clicky HERE to see the original!

This is one of The Momma's favorite Adult Swim cartoons.  They don't play it anymore.... but she has all of the episodes on DVD. Stephen Colbert was the voice actor for Phil Ken Sebben in this series  :) he is hilarious and did a FANTASTIC job!

Bully Birdman and Peanut Nelson

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Duo-Halloween Series I

Batman and Bully!

yea yea, we need masks...whatever..... they were uncomfortable, and why cover our pretty faces?

What's that you say?......Anonymity? Alter Egos?

oops, guess the secret is out!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Steppers Day Out Part I and II

Hello everyone! Stepper here to tell you about my Birthday! I know some of you are saying "But wait.... didn't we already hear about Steppers birthday???" 

well, yes... yes you did.
But I am speshul. So you get to hear about it twice ;)

If you remember, in your remembering of my birthday posty, The Momma's houndmobile was broken and I was cheated out of my Sonic and Petsmart trip! CHEATED I SAY! Well a few days later after the crisis of the houndmobile was over she made it up to me... partially.

We went to Sonic.

"We" meaning my sister Fiona and I.  Her 2nd Gotcha day was September 22nd so she got to come along.
you can see her peeking out from behind me in the picture below. She is kinda camera shy which is why you hardly ever see a good pic of her....


So I placed my order for 20 bacon cheeseburgers, 5 orders of tatertots, 3 large french fries, 6 orders of mozzarella sticks, a couple of cartons of those chicken strip dinners, and 9 foot long hotdogs with chili.



The Momma said no :(



So The Momma let Fiona takeover ordering in hopes she would still have some money afterwards.  Fiona was instructed to order only 2 Cheeseburgers.  what a rip!


After the food was ordered we kept a close eye out for the food lady.  Bully and Nelson said they can be really cute sometimes.  Personally, I think anyone with a bag of food for ME is cute......
 (The Momma loves my "age spotted" butt)

Boy they are kinda slow today.....


But at last! the food came!!!!

nom nom nom


nom nom nom!!!

We had a blast!

 But wait! The Momma still owed me for the Petsmart trip. So tonight, when Daddyman forgot to bring home a bag of houndie food, The Momma made a special trip. We were almost completely out of food! 
(the horror!) 
So she brought me along for the ride :)

She did not get many pictures, something about me not standing still for more than a split second and about the bad lighting in the building and closing time.... 

Anyhow here I am with the Wall O'Toys

that was really cool.... 

but not as cool as the Wall O'Snacks Kitties!!!!!



I swear that bottom one wanted to come home with me.....


I had a great long car ride back home.  The only thing I am worried about is the HUMONGOUS bottle of houndie shampoo she bought along with the food..... 

Thanks for re-visiting and re-celebrating my 10th birthday with me everyone!

-Stepper

PS, Bully and Nelson wanted me to bring the right hand column to everyones attention. There is a pair of 9 year old bonded greyhound brothers featured there named Tabasco and Zack.  If you have room in your heart and home for a set of brothers like Bully and Nelson please take a look.... if you don't have room, please share their link with those who might.  We really want to see them get adopted together..... Thankyou

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Gift From Little Emma

Hello again friends!!! We all hope that you have voted in our Costume contest in the last post!!

Well, ever since we posted the contest and it turned kinda chilly here we have all been in a Halloweeny festive mood!

A few days ago The Momma bought our little human sister Emma (she is 5 in human years) a big bag of beads because she has been wanting to make necklaces and bracelets.  She gets all her craftyness from The Momma ;)  Well after she had made some jewelry for herself she decided to make some for US!!! Isn't she so sweet!

So today we modeled our new fancy neckwear.....


Bully: "I am just too sexy......"


Nelson: "But I am cuter!"


We love our new necklaces! can you believe our little Emma made them all by herself?


Ladies can't resist a well dressed hound ;)












































And now a lesson in perspective! SOMEONE SHRUNK BULLY!!!! LOL 
Don't know how The Momma caught that one!




Thanks for looking!
-Bully and Nelson