Monday, August 1, 2011

Odds and Ends

Hi Everybody!!  Gizmo here.  It's hot and humid here in L.A. today, so we're hangin' out staying cool in the A/C.

First off, we'd like to introduce you to a new Rottie in the 'hood.  Her name is Orah and she's spending the summer with Eva the Sheltie and her family.  She has her very own website, called Rottie Tales.  Orah is beautiful, smart and SHE HAS A TAIL!!  In her country people are smart and don't doc rottie tales.  Please go visit her.  She is a doll!  

Secondly, we received our painting from Elizabeth Rank of Art by Elizabeth.  Mom had a painting of our Angel Sister Allie done.  We love it.  As you can see, Bart thinks it's very realistic!!  He walked right over to the painting and sniffed Allie's butt!! BOL!!!

Here's the photo that Elizabeth worked from:

Thank you, Elizabeth.


Lastly, Benny and Lily conferred upon us the prestigious Versatile Blogger Award!

We're supposed to tell you 7 things about our peeps.  Here goes:
  • We are Mom's therapists.  Yes.  It takes 3 of us.
  • A long, long time ago Mom used to want to be a photographer.  She sort of realized pretty quickly that it was a tough profession and she went another direction, but WE have helped her remember how much she enjoys photography.  
  • Our dad has really severe arthritis in his ankle from a motorcycle accident when he was a teenager (not his fault),  so he doesn't go on our walks with us but he teaches us stuff like sitting up, and also getting OFF of the couch!
  • Mom is in love with Orah and keeps chanting "i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy" over and over again.  
  • She keeps thinking she sees you guys in our neighborhood.  There is a Jack dog who ended up being a Jackie, there is a Frankie dog; yesterday she saw a Max (da'odder weenie) and one day she saw a brindel Mastiff walking with a black labradog.  She almost crashed her car!
  • Mom never, ever thought she would have a blog.
  • Once we knocked Mom down by accident and she broke her arm. And she still loves us!!

Who could resist??

OK.  So we're passing this on to 5 blog friends:
Mabel Lou
Amber and Max (da o'dder weenie)

Shawnee, George, Bert and Mabel Lou all go on wonderful hikes, swims, walks and adventures.  Amber and Max (da'odder weenie) are part of a big, loving pack which could really use some support from all of us. So if you haven't met these furiends, please go pay them a visit!!

Stay cool!


Finn said...

Love your painting! Of course Mommy wants another puppy!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

wow cool you believe we had rain yesterday...nutty
Benny & Lily

Backcountry Brodie said...

OMD! OMD! OMD! I do be so honored to get the passer-on thingie from yous! I had gotten this one akshaully SEBEN times afore but I had to tell seben things about ME not about my peeps so mebbe I should tell things on my mom? I will has to think on that some... Here woz when I did it afore, almost a year ago:
Pee Ess - Loved they things you told on your peeps! You broked your mom's arm? OMD! OMD! All I efur did woz sock mom in her jaw with my bony hard head and make her see stars.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh, we feel so special tonight. THE VERSATILE BLOGGER cool is dat! We thank you so much and will work on getting it up in a post soon.

Also, thank you for the crossed paws and prayers for our Tucker. He's a fighter. We just hope he can win one more battle.

We Love You

Berts Blog said...

Well, thank you thank you thank you. You thought of me and My Vickie and we are so excited to be awarded this award.

And we love your picture from Elizabeth. My Vickie had one done of me and Doctor Doughty and WE LOVE IT too.

I am off to do the final touches to the "Contest" Hope you guys play along.

Talk soon


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Isn't Orah just beautiful!!! Mom has a really hard time resisting the thought of another puppy too - Moms are like that.

Our Grandma - Mom's Mom had very bad arthritis too - makes it tough to be very mobile. Hugs to your Dad.

We haven't knocked our Mom down but she has fallen a couple of times while out walking us, so now no more three at a time.

Congrats on your award - it was fun learning more about your family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

Me was so happee wit my award dat me forgot to say how nice dat picture is. Good job, Elizabeth!

Now me goes and peals meself off da ceiling again! BWHahahahaha.

Sage said...

What a wonderful way to remember your angel! Nicely done, but I'm partial to watercolors.

Congrats on your award! Most deserving!!

houndstooth said...

I always think of you guys when we see Orah! Of course, she's not The Most Interesting Dog in the World, but she's very, very cute!

That painting is beautiful, and it really captured her beauty! What a lovely treasure to have in your home.


Stewey said...

Wow - very nice painting!

Barbara said...

Great painting!

Let me say that puppies have their own special juju that makes you want them. RESIST! Remember what it's like to have a newborn!!

I know, we all fall for the puppy juju. Just look at me. I swear I have SUCKER written all over me!!

Thanks for the good wishes for my mom (and the rottie kisses!)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! A/C room is great way to just hangout n keep cool. LOVE the painting. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

The painting is just LOVELY!
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE AWARD. You totally deserve it.. you are the only ones I know of who have broken their mom's arm!!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We LOVE Rotti Tails AND Rotti Tales ;-)


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Three therapists....that's what happens in our house, too. Congratulations on your award. AND keep cool.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Beans4Biscuits said...

What a fabulous painting!!! We are green with jealousys!!

You all deserve LOTS of awards and we is glad you got this one!

Sugar the Who

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Gizmo, the painting is beautiful. Yes its so great that some doggies now have tails. My angel sissy Kara didn't have a tail but I do thank goodness. No worries, and love, Stella

Unknown said...

How sweet of you to linkie us in your blog!!

The portrait of Angel Allie is so beautiful!!!

I STILL can't stop laughing at your
"I don't want a puppy. They ate my house" comment! BOL!!!!!

Rosie has always been in love with rotties so imagine her joy when Orah was both Beautiful and Sweet!!!

greygirl25 said...

I love the painting, it is beautiful.

But that Orah, OMD, she is stunning. Are you sure you have to resist?

White Dog Blog said...

The painting is lovely and very lifelike! What a treasure!

You know what they say: puppies take the pressure off the older dogs and you guys can get away with anything while the peeps are focused on keeping a little one from chewing shows, and in potty training and all that Dog 101 stuff! Something to think about...

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Whooo Hooo! Fun Stuff! Got to check out Orah's blog... I love Eva's!

Would you believe we went and got Barticus and his mom and went to the creek after hiking with you? We are POOPED!

George The Lad said...

Oh my, thank you for passing on your award to me, I am honoured. I must say your mom is funny,(in a nice way I mean) I'm so pleased you got her to start blogging, I can tell your mom is a photographer at heart she takes beautiful photos, my mom has asked me to say thanks for the links she sends her ;)
Mom's friend has just got a pup and she's going over to see it today, it might change her mind about me having a Sister :)paws crossed.

Love the the painting.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Bouncing Bertie said...

Congrats on the award, and thanks for telling us about your peeps. That painting is beautiful, and so is new pup Orah.
What I would like to hear in this house is chants of "I do want a puppy". I would so love to have a brother or sister. A rottie would be just fine.
Toodle pip!

BZ Dogs said...

That is such a cool painting!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

Your painting is just gorgeous! We love, love, love it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award! Fun!

That painting is fabulous! Obviously Bart agrees its quite the likeness :D

Stay cool y'all :)

Waggin at ya,

Just Jess for now said...

We've missed you. I am glad we got to know more about your humans-they are very interesting people. :)

3 doxies said...

Sorry, I must pick myself up off da floor afters seeing Gizmo.

I think it's cool how in other countries it's illegal to dock tails and crop ears.


The Daily Pip said...

Congrats on your award! I think your mom is a great photographer! I am so glad you helped her re-discover photography!

That painting is absolutely beautiful!

Your pal, Pip

Mack said...

Elizabeth is AWESOME!
Congrats on your award!

Jill said...

Well....I kept saying the same thing about a puppy...but you know what happened. Good luck! Beautiful painting.

My Mind's Eye said...

OMD what a beautiful painting of Rotties are beautiful
K9's...lots of pretty genes in your pool for sure,
We enjoyed reading all about you all and the peeps. Hugs Madi and Mom

Corbin said...

That painting sure is beautiful! And a wonderful way to remember Miss. Allie!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your painting! And, I'm excited to hop over to the puppy's blog so I can see what a tailed rottie looks like. I don't think I've ever seen one!

fromsophiesview said...

Elizabeth is very talented and the likeness is spot on!

katie, Maizey and Magnus said...

"Mom is in love with Orah and keeps chanting "i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy, i don't want a puppy" over and over again."


Ever since I saw Orah I've been chanting the same thing! She's such a beauty! I love her tail too! When I have a Rottie again I really want her to have a tail.:)) I just keep reminding myself that puppies are so much work, but it's not working.;)

Anonymous said...

What an amazing painting! My asst. wishes she had some artistic talent... well, any kind of talent really. I tell her that life isn't fair (I heard that somewhere.)

the booker man said...


that is a very much lovely painting of your angel sister allie! miss elizabeth is a grrreat artist!
gratsers on your shiny awardie, too! me and asa and mama also think we've seen mr. frankie and mr. pip around our town a couple of times. teehee. ;)

the booker man

pee s -- i almost forgot to woof that miss orah is totally adorable!!! my mama was all like, "so that's what a rottie tail looks like!" BOL!

Wyatt said...

We love your painting!
Congrats on your well deserved award!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Cowspotdog said...

that is an awesome painting and a wonderful keepsake. We have been following Orah on Eva's page. She looks like she is one happy and bouncy girl. Did you know in Australia they have banned the docking of tails for all breeds of dogs (unless for medical reasons). MY Mom is Australian and she was very happy when they did this years ago. That water does look very inviting and cool

Unknown said...

The painting is gorgeous!!! And, congrats on your award!!!

By the way, I was working at my friend's dog kennel a couple weeks ago and a boy like Gus was staying- the first rottie I had ever looked after. All I can say is I am smitten.... fallen in love with the rottie breed!!! :)

Anyway, happy Wednesday to you, and it's good to be back to the bloggy world!
Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Bailey Be Good! said...

What a lovely painting! I'm sure it will bring you much joy. Also, congrats on your award!

By the way... I knocked mommy straight up into the air a couple of months ago, but thank goodness she didn't break anything. She did see her life flash before her though!


Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Alfie said...

beautiful painting! im not surprised that your momma wanted to be a photographer, i always loved her flower photos! i think my breed is supposed to have a docked tail too, im not sure D: my rottie neighbor has a tail and hes the first and only rottie ive seen with a tail and i didnt realize how beautiful and bushy they are!

Sue said...

What a lovely painting. How nice to have it to remind you of Allie.

Your friend Orah is very cute, but we can't see her tail.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties