Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween my pals and pals Humans!! Here is how we celebrate, first a little pumpkin display before the big one gets carved.
Here I am posing with my costume. Mommy tricked me and sewed it on to my collar. That way I won't complain because I love going outside, even if it means wearing a costume. I am a princess.

This is my Halloween necklace. I don't mind wearing this one.

Mommy was trying to take pictures of me and I kept moving(giggle) so she couldn't hold the camera and me and ended up getting way too close.
Look at the treats Mommy made for the neighbors, they are soooooooooo yummy. I got to taste a few.
A little better on this one. That mess next to me is where we had some work done on the house and they haven't fixed this yet.
Ok, time for supper, you can take the stupid thing off now. Hello I am hungry.

Ok enough with the pictures, its time to play. Put the flashy beast down Mom!

I wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween. Please watch out for ghosts and goblins and cats and squirrels (except Dory, she is ok). Get lots of treats and don't get scared.
I want to send well wishes to many of my bloggy friends out there. I don't know what is going on out there but there are way too many sick friends right now. Dispatch at Animals That Give Pause gave his Mom a scare, but it turned out not to be too serious and he is getting better. Mango at Mango's Great Adventures has a sore leg, when Mango isn't feeling well it just isn't right throughout dogdom. He is our protector and we need to wish him back to good health. OC atCorgi Country had a little mishap with Sadie at their house and is recovering. Please send them all healing vibes and The Power of the Paw! I hope you all get better and I love you.
Happy Halloween
licks and sniffs,Sasha

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I saved my family from a creature of the night!!

Hi my pals. I am weak, I tried to hold out but Mommy and the flashy beast won. I admit defeat.
She tricked me with cheese. I can only take so much!!! Cheese has a control over me, I always yield to it. The flashy beast wins.

I was out doing my nightly patrol for danger in my very scary front yard. Are they nuts or what?
Wait, I hear something. What is that over there?? It is gross and scary looking and it smells bad.

A cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On my property, go away you varmint from hell. I apologize to my cat friends in blog land. Mommy and Big Sis both have terrible allergies to cats so it is my job to rid the property of them. Don't you dare hiss at me. Oops ok the cat is hissing, umm...maybe we should go inside and watch it from in there. Ok you cat thing I will be watching you. Can you see me I am giving you the Sashy stink eye.

Khyra, do I have panty loons??

My friends, please be on guard of your properties, it is our duty.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sasha's News Report and a contest for tongues

Hi my pals, its me Sashy guarding my toys from the thieves that are coming to take our candy. This is an older photo of me, so I haven't yet given in on the flashy beast protest. Mommy and I agreed to using an older photo for now. I think I almost have her broken down to my demands. We are all lucky pets that have found forever homes. There are lots and lots of other pets out there(I can't stand to think about it) that don't have homes and may be in danger. Mommy came across this article and thought it was important, so we are posting it. It is hard to think that these horrible things are being done, but we need to know, so we can try to put an end to it.

"Dear Animal Advocates,
The federal Pet Safety and Protection Act would prohibit Class B Dealers and unlicensed individuals from selling dogs and cats to research laboratories. Class B Dealers are people who collect dogs and cats to sell to the research industry. They sometimes obtain their animals through illegal or unethical means, such as by responding to “free to good home” ads in newspapers, falsifying records to keep the true origins of the animals unknown and stealing pets kept outside in yards. They also buy animals in bulk from “bunchers,” whose methods are even more questionable. Eliminating Class B Dealers will also take away the profit motive of bunchers, providing a much-needed safety net to ensure beloved pets are not stolen or acquired under false pretenses and sold to facilities that test on animals.
What You Can DoVisit the ASPCA Advocacy Center Online to email your U.S. senators and representative urging them to support and cosponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act. You may use the same link to read about this legislation in greater depth. Thank you for supporting the ASPCA and America’s animals. "
Thanks for reading it my pals, please have your humans do the right thing.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Monday, October 26, 2009

Solidarity with Martha and Bailey and Awards and Stuff

First I got a yummy looking award from my gal pal Coco at Cocorue , please go visit her, she is so pretty and so much fun to know. Thank you Coco for sharing the love with me.

Next I would like to thank some other gal pals Martha and Bailey at Martha Basset for this great award that they gave to all their friends. I am proud to be your friend and thank you. Please visit them soon.

Martha and Bailey are staging a protest on the flashy beast. As a dog, I feel I must join them in this. We need better wages for the torment we go through by the flashy beast. More treat is all I am asking. I want to be rewarded for each session, that's all. It is fair, I bring my family so much entertainment, a reward is in order. So this is how I will be posing until my demands are met. Thank you for your support.

I just hope Mommy doesn't get mad and stop giving me treats and making me homemade cookies. I hope I can hold out. I love you Martha and Bailey.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Halloween is almost here

Hello my pals. It is a very spooky time of year. Halloween is almost here. The horror of it, there will be creatures ringing my doorbell and walking in my yard and the worst part is...Mommy does nothing to stop them. NO, not only that but she gives away candy and food that could and should be for me. I get chills up my doggy spine just thinking about it. First I must hide my favorite toys lest they get in and try to take them. I will put my favorite hot dog squeaky in my tunnel. Do you think it will be safe there? Please my friends, gather up your toys, before it is too late.

Oh dear I hear noises, are they coming already. Could my house be gulp...haunted? Magic bubble, please get ready I might need you very soon. There is a strange smell in here and and my family is acting strange(well stranger than usual). Why must Halloween be so spooky? Just give me the treats and forget all the other nonsense. What is that coming up the stairs and looking at me????


Whew, I am ok, it was just a jack-o-lantern which smells strange to me. I must go and finish hiding my toys and also find a hiding place cause Mommy found a new costume for me. Now that is the scariest part of all.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sashy's College Football Friday!!!

Hi my pals! I hope you are all having a good week. It is cold and rainy here in Michigan today, so I am staying in pretty much. I am guarding my house from the inside, watching out the window for intruders, especially furry rodent kind. The past 2 Saturdays have not been good for the Wisconsin Badgers so I am relieved to tell you that they don't play this weekend and will return next Saturday to face Purdue at home. I am making a tailgate post anyway cause Daddy still watches football all day so we may as well party!

Mommy has been going to the farmers market a lot lately and bringing home healthy looking stuff like this.

Here is even a bigger picture. Blechhhhhhhh!! Veggies!!

Somehow though, Mommy cooks these all together into something called soup. I like soup, Mommy mixes it with my food, so I guess she can keep going to the farmers market(without me sniff) as long as she makes me good stuff to eat.
Here is the menu Mommy and I worked on:
1. Assorted cheese and crackers(always there must be cheese)
2. Homemade minestrone soup
3. Grilled cheese sandwiches
4. Homemade applesauce(Mommy makes the best applesauce)
5. Homemade apple cake(recipe follows
Apple Cake
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (divided use)
1 cup granulated sugar or Splenda® granulated sugar substitution
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose white flour
2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
Cream the 1/2 cup butter with 1 cup sugar and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Alternate the sour cream with the flour mixture until it is all blended in, then stir in the apples by hand. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
Mix together 2 TBSP soft butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon and crumble over the top of the cake.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes
I hope you all have a nice weekend wherever you are.
licks and sniffs, Sasha

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pet Pride

Please go and visit Bozo at Pet pride to see some more of our friends being pets. I am trying to sleep, leave me alone!

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I got an award!!

Hi my pals, hope today is a good day for all of you out there. Look at this very cool award I got from the very handsome Dennis the Vizla at Dennis the Vizsla

Please go and visit Dennis, he has the most fun stuff on his site, it always makes Mommy smile, he is one cool doggy. The award was made by The Purple Hatter who is also very cool and has a fun site to visit http://twww.purplehatter.wordpress.com/ .

I love awards, they make me feel special and loved. Thank you Dennis the Vizla

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Monday, October 19, 2009

Camera Critters

Please visit Camera Critters Meme for more Critters. Hi my pals. Not much going on around here. Mommy is feeling better and she wants to thank you for your nice wishes. The badgers lost last weekend:(

Happy Sweetest Day to all of you (Oskar are you my sweety?blush) Mommy got flowers from the farmers market.

Look I got a new mat for my water and food. I spent about a half a day trying to scratch those pumpkins off of there, but no luck.

Its getting pretty cold in Michigan. I guess its time for my winter coat to come out. licks and sniffs, Sasha

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun and Unusual Pet Story

Mommy how dare you tell me I stink! It could be much worse you know. I am showing you this article in the hopes that it will save me from a few baths. I mean really I could be a much smellier pet.
Skunks As Pets? Ohio Woman Says Yes, Indeedhttp://www.peoplepets.com/news/strange/skunks-as-pets-ohio-woman-says-yes-indeed/1

Some of us are dog people. Some of us like cats, horses, birds -- even pigs. Deborah Cipriani, 51, loves skunks. Yes, skunks -- as in black and white, Pepé Le Pew, back-off-or-I'm-going-to-spray-you-with-fumes-so-noxious-it'll-make-your-head-spin skunks. But Cipriani will tell you that skunks come in a wide array of colors, not just black and white, and that keeping them as pets is no different than having a cat or dog to love. Every morning, Cipriani rises at 6 a.m. to feed her pet skunks before leaving for work. "I have an office job that supports my skunk habit," she jokes. Cipriani politely declines to reveal exactly how many skunks she currently has, but will say that she has 40 to 50 litter boxes strewn around her house that she cleans twice a day. It takes close to an hour to feed each of her skunks a breakfast of 1/3 to 1/4 cup of frozen vegetables and their supplements. At night she feeds them holistic dog food mixed with an array of fresh vegetables, fruit, chicken, yogurt, cottage cheese or cereal. "Between the food and the supplements, it costs about $600 a month," Cipriani tells PEOPLEPets.com. "You have to feed skunks the right diet, including calcium, or else they'll lose bone density and start crawling."

licks and sniffs to all my pals Sasha
p.s. Mommy is feeling a little "under the weather" so she won't be doing my tailgate recipe post this weekend. I think"under the weather" means that she keeps running to the potty and staying in there forever and I don't want to be"under the weather". I will take care of her that is if she ever comes out .

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Spooky Halloween

I didn't start blogging until this last Spring. I thought I would show you, my pals what my house looked like last Halloween. I have told you before that my Mommy and big Sis are nutty about Halloween. They have begun this years decorating and when its done I will show it to you. For now I will start with Halloween 2008. First of all, can you believe this costume?? It is one of a few they force and I do mean force me into. I am an elf(OMD how sad is that). BOL BOL BOL, no costumes! Do I look happy?? With my natural cuteness I don't need a costume, do I?? Here is a close up of the graveyard I have to see every time I go potty. I have left my pee-mail on many of them, it makes them less scary.

In the back round is my favorite lookout window, that is blocked as you can see for this display.

Yucky! I left pee-mail on him a couple of times, now he doesn't even try to scare me. That will teach you, Mr. Scary head guy!

Not quite so scary in the day time.

Mommy got a machiny thingy that makes it all smoky and hard to see out there. It is a good time for me to leave little "surprises" on the ground for the trick or treaters to take home on their shoes(giggle).

I hope you liked my little tour, more to come soon on this years edition when the 2 crazy ladies get done.
licks and sniffs,Sasha

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pet Pride

Please go and visit Bozo at Pet pride to see lots of pets having fun and being loved.
I don't think I like Halloween. I mean come on, is this really me?? Why must I be tortured. I don't even get any of the candy. Well Mommy does get me treats just for me, but still I don't get it.
Do you like Halloween??
licks and sniffs, Sasha