Monday, July 30, 2007

Meeka And The Ahhhhning

Hi everybuddy -
It's finally here.....our ahhhning! The hungry fax machine ate the original order so the ahhhning man never got our plea for some cool shade. That meant we had to wait a bit longer but that's okay because it's here now. See:
Like any good Siberian, it required my inspection to make sure it was operating correctly and the stripes were straight:

"Yep....Looks A-Ok from here!
Dad ordered a cool remote control so all we have to do is push a button and it moves in and out. Apparently he doesn't trust somebuddy because he had it mounted way up high on the wall. Harrrumph!
So far, there's only one problem. Meeka didn't read the ahhhhning manual. He just doesn't get it. Look:

"Meeka! Get out of the sun!!!!"

::Shaking head:: Yep....that's our Meeka! I think he forgets that we're supposed to like the cold. We'll have to work on that.

OH! Adrill dropped by to help again. He was gonna stop by Guiness & Shiloh's place to see if they could use a hand with their yard puddles so be on the lookout!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Things You Always Wanted To Know About Us!

Hi Everybuddy -

My good friends at the Kapp Pack tagged me to play a new question and answer game. Here we go.....

What is your favorite place to sleep?

Echo - In my crate. At 9pm every night I let everyone know that it's time for bed.

Meeka - Since I'm the Royal One, I start my snooze on Mom & Dad's bed to watch the news, then go down to my crate when it's over.

Shadow - My crate since that's one of the few places I won't accidentally get squashed by THEM!

Shyla - In my girl's bedroom at the foot of her bed.

Is there a specific trick your humans make you do to get treats?

Echo - They ask me to sit and give paw.

Meeka - Well now, we all know my handsomeness is enough for anyone to reward me with a treat!

Shadow - I have to sit and stay quiet. That's HARD!

Shyla - I squirm with glee (I'm not used to getting things to eat all the time!) then sit. We're working on giving paw. Sometimes I get confused and lie down instead. I'm a rookie at this stuff.

If you could spend an entire day doing anything at all with anyone, what would you do and with whom?

Echo - I'd hang out with my Mom because she loves me the best.

Meeka - That's easy! I'd be with Dad. He lets me do anything I want and adores my Princiliness.

Shadow - I'd visit a house that had NO SIBERIANS!

Shyla - I'd be with my girl doing girly-girl stuff.

What is your favorite toy?
Echo - My Nylabones of course! And Shyla.

Meeka - My customized pretzel stick containers.

Shadow - My stuffies.

Shyla - Anything anyone gives to me, and Echo.

If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

Echo - I'd give every homeless doggie a forever home.

Meeka - I'd use every abusive football player as a chew toy.

Shadow - I'd live in a house with NO SIBERIANS!

Shyla - I'd buy my girl a horse that would never dump her and would do everything she asked it to do because I love her more than anything in the whole wide world.

I'm going to tag Guinness and Shilo, Cosmos, and Magnum. TAG! You're it!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Meeka's Thrifty Toys

Hi Everybuddy -
I am pleased to report that I am feeling so much better. Despite the fact that I do not like to visit "the vet", I have to admit that he gave me some medicine and it is making me feel a whole lot better. Mom said I'm still not ready for my birthday treats yet though.

Today I'm going to tell you all about Meeka's most favorite toy. You just won't believe this one. Now, we all know that Meeka is the royal one in our household. Not just any old food, blanket, treat, or toy will do. It has to be special. Most of us like the traditional dog toys. My personal favorite is my Nylabone. Here is Shyla demonstrating the toys she finds amusing:

And here's Meeka with his most favorite toy in the whole wide world:

None of us dare touch these toys without asking first (like we'd really want to!). They can usually be found in the family room toy box where he customarily goes digging for them right when Dad's trying to watch something on TV. That's probably the only time Dad will ever complain about Prince Meeka. Can you tell what they are? Here's a closer view:

They're pretzel stick containers! Yep, our royal Siberian has a thrifty side to him! Who knew??! As you can see he has customized them to his liking. Mom said it's probably one of the most perfect toys and has stood up to his typical husky play tactics. She also likes the price very much! They go flying across the floor nicely and are sturdy enough to endure his chewing without pieces breaking off. Congratulations to Meeka for finding one of the few things in the world that a Sibe can't destroy.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's Coming!

It's coming! It'll be here REAL soon! Anybuddy wanna take a guess????

Keep checking back...........don't miss it!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Siberian Sleuth

Ruh Roh.......something happened and Mom was not amused. She had to buy new rugs for her spiffy new kitchen floor. SOMEBUDDY decided to customize one of them! Look:

Of course this meant that Mom had a mystery on her hands. She wanted to know WHO did that. I don't know why but she came straight to me. What's up with that??

"ECHO! Do you know anything about my rug??"

"Meee? Why would you think it's me??

Darn! I'm so not good at hiding evidence. Remember the potting-soil-on-my-chin incident? I guess I'm gonna have to learn to be a bit sneakier. Sorrrry Mom! But you love me! needed some fringe.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My Time Capsule

Hi Everybuddy -

My good buddy Marley tagged me awhile ago so it's my turn to list 5 things that I'd like to put in my time capsule. After much pondering, here are my choices:

1. I would put in a bag of my most favorite dog food......Canidae. It's YUMMY and very good for me so I'd like to share it with all of the doggies of the future.

2. Next I'd add a book that people in the future will need to read to learn all about Siberian Huskies. Siberian Huskies For Dummies will teach them all about the kind of fences we need and how smart we are, and how they need to find jobs for us to do so we don't get bored.

3. I would put in a MaPaw brochure so they'd know who to call if they wanted to adopt a Siberian Husky.

4. After much thought, I've decided that I need to find Betty Crocker. She needs to go into my time capsule because after all, she's the best cake baker in the world! This was a tough decision. At first I thought that maybe just a good cookbook would do but why not go straight to the source?

Apparently these are pictures of sightings over the past several years so if anybuddy sees her, please let me know.

5. Finally, I'd put in a Nylabone since that's my most favorite toy. Not MY Nylabone though!

There. That pretty much does it. Those are my picks for what I'd put in my time capsule. I don't think there's anybuddy left to tag so I'll just leave it at that.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

We Help Dad

What a great day it was today! We got to help Dad do home destruction! We let him read the replies to yesterday's blog post and I think he felt bad that we didn't get to help Floor Guy. We reminded him that after all, we ARE working dogs. First on the agenda was the official Siberian inspection:

After that, Meeka announced that we were ready to begin the job:

But WAIT! Could it be??? I think he finally made it! :

"Excuse me, but is your name Adrill?"
Sure enough, Adrill came to help out. This is a special day indeed! We let Adrill know that Dave and the gang at AO4 told us all about him, and that we'd been looking forward to meeting him. He stayed for awhile to help Dad get the doors up and then was on his way. He'll be back when the ahhhhning gets here (hopefully before winter Mom says!). There was still plenty of work to be done. Here I am using the ROOler for Dad:
"That would be 4 dog biscuits long."
It was a great day and we got alot of work done. Dad said he can't wait for us to help again!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Speed Bump

Hey Everybuddy-

We're baaack....sorta. Mom still has to use the emergency backup computer but it putts along well enough to make a post. She said it's sorta like riding somebuddy else's bike.
Anyroo, I promised to tell you all about Floor Guy that came to visit us on Saturday. He was here a very long time. I know this cause Mom wouldn't let us help and made us stay in our crates. Something about open doors. Harrrmph. She just doesn't trust us. Why would I run out the door if there's work to be done? It worked out okay though because if we started to look forlorn and pathetic (I have a special howl for that), Dad caves and takes us for a walk. FINALLY, Floor Guy was done! He pointed out a special invention just for us. How very thoughtful of him! I was expecting some treats, or maybe even a cake since we had to stay in our crates for so long. He left a speed bump. See:

Floor Guy explained that he didn't want us to step in the sticky stuff he had to put there. I don't see what the big deal is. This new floor could use some strategically placed husky fur to liven it up. Besides, Mom stepped in goo (way ta go Mom!).....why shouldn't we? Dad thought this speed bump was pretty clever and thought maybe it would slow us down a bit. Silly him! Finally Floor Guy left and we could enjoy our new kitchen floor. Mom said to disregard that horribly ugly moulding. Apparently that's next on the hit list since we're all out of our puppy stages - whatever that means. Shyla said that it was quite obvious they chose this floor to enhance her bewootiful coat. Here she is testing it:

"How do I look?"

After all that work, Mom said we're still not done. I sure hope they let us help next time. Things would go alot faster. In the meantime I'll be available for photo ops. This flash is really getting to me though:

Monday, July 16, 2007

Out Of Order!

Uh oh! I am very sad to report that somebuddy broke Mom's computer. It wasn't meeee! Despite the fact that I have the capability of getting into alot of mischief, I would never mess with Mom's computer. Meeka wondered if some cake crumbs got caught in the hard drive when we were looking for that cake but I'm pretty sure I got it all. I have my own theory. It's been pretty chaotic here this past weekend with all the home destruction. The floor guy came on Saturday and it took him all day, but we now have a bewootiful new floor in the kitchen and powder room. I must report however that he did NOT want our help. Harrrumph. We all know the job would have gone alot faster if we had been there lending a paw but so be it. Apparently he wanted it all to himself. Anywoo, Dad discovered Mom looking at wallpaper online and I'm thinkin he figured that meant more work for him. Maybe he did something to Mom's computer! ::insert evil laugh:: Mom is using the emergency backup computer but says it's not like hers and the worst part? She doesn't have any of her pictures! ::insert troubling, dramatic music:: Our boy said he might be able to rescue all of it so he's gonna work on that this week. If he does he'll be our hero and we'll have to give him some kind of award.

We'll have lots to post about when Mom's puter gets fixed. We'll start with the speed bump that wacky floor guy left in our kitchen. Can you believe he thought it was necessary to put something over a certain spot so "the dogs" wouldn't step on it?? Mom took a picture so we'll share that later. Mom did a good job picking the floor (with our assitance of course) and it matches Shyla perfectly.
Watch for my triumphant return soon! In the meantime I'll be thinking of things to put in the time capsule.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I'm afraid there won't be a post from Echo today. He's pretty busy taking advantage of our lovely cool weather that blew in from the North yesterday:


"Did you want something?"

"Check back later"

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cool Award!

I'm real excited because Dave and the gang has presented me with a cool award! Look:

Thank you very much to the AO4! Now I get the privilege of sharing it with some more of my good blogging buddies. I think I'll present this to Shiloh, Magnum, Sky, Cosmos, & Steve! Display it proudly guys!

Website Wednesday

Hi Everybuddy -
Let me just go on record by saying......."I HATE HEATWAVES!". This is day three in Pennsylvania. The temperature has been over 90 with the heat index exceeding 100. That's just wrong! No self respecting Siberian would subject himself to that. This poses numerous problems for our household. Apparently Meeka does not have his inner Siberian temperature regulator on the right setting. The big dummy (don't let his royal highness know I said that please!) goes outside in the middle of a sunny patch, lies down, and takes a nap! Now, Meeka doesn't like to be told (or asked) to move so this becomes a problem for Mom. Eventually she does manage to get him back indoors so that he doesn't melt into a puddle of Siberian goo. Another problem is that we like to play outside. But not when it's 2 million degrees out. So that means we play inside. I don't know why but Mom just doesn't appreciate that. She needs to get over it. What's a few toppling lamps and misplaced sofa cushions? We are WORKING dogs after all! For the most part we find ways to keep cool. We all know where the coolest places of the house are and can usually be found napping there. I have a good buddy named Kosmos (he lives with Lucy who taught me all about cake. See her in the background?) who found a very clever way to stay cool. I have to hand it to him......this was pretty ingenious! He wanted to make sure he had the coolest spot in the house so he took the vent with him! See:

Now that's pretty darned smart! This gives a whole new meaning to "coolness to go".

All this talk about coolness brings me to our website for today. I'm thinking it's time we took matters into our own hands. If we can't make Mother Nature bring us snow, we'll do it ourselves! What better way than a snow machine? Makes perfect sense to me! I figure that we can maybe ask for a group discount if we order more than one. Just imagine.....looking out your window and seeing a gigantic pile of cold, white SNOW!

Remember this? Oh the joy of it!

Sounds like a plan to me so grab Mom's plastic card and get your orders in today!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Mysterious lights

It's Mom's new toy.
Like any good Siberians, we had to inspect this thing right away.

"Where does it start??"

"What does it do??"

We came to the conclusion that this wasn't anything impressive at all. It doesn't squeak. It doesn't move. Humans just don't pick toys that are very interesting.

But when it got dark outside, this boring plastic thing did something very interesting! Way to go Mom for finding something really cool. Look:

Saturday, July 7, 2007

New Seven Wonders of the World

Hi everybuddy -

Did you all know a group has been pondering what famous sites to name for the new Seven Wonders of the World? Since today has a very unique date (7/7/7) I felt that it was quite appropriate to discuss the Seven Wonders of the World. Had I known that anyone was working on a new list, I would have had many suggestions.

The first place I would nominate would have been MaPaw's foster homes. How much more wondrous can you get?! These generous people and doggies open their homes on a moment's notice to somedoggy in need. And sometimes those doggies are REAL stinky or may not have very nice manners. They are truly our heroes and rescue couldn't be rescue without them.

I could also nominate our favorite food and treat store. Mom says she's always impressed with the wide selection of healthy things she can buy for us. That's pretty wondrous don't you think cause our Mom is pretty darned fussy about what she lets us have.

I would nominate the ASPCA and Humane Societies who work tirelessly to educate people on how to be responsible pet owners, and who deal with the mass quantities of unwanted pets on a daily basis.

I would nominate Betty Crocker. She has collected hundreds of cake recipes over the years. That's hard work.
And lastly I would nominate all of the Rescues in the world and all of those people who support them. Rescue can be very rewarding and there's so many heartwarming stories. But at the same time, there's many very sad stories that are so hard to live with and to understand. So, I think every Rescue in every city in every country deserves to be on that list!
Well, that's five. Anyone have a suggestion for two more?

I guess we'll have to wait till the next time to hand in our list.
Whew! All that pondering made me tired. I think I'll take a nap.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Silly Friday Fun

TGIF Everybuddy!

We love Fridays. That means Mom and Dad will be here to indulge our every whim for 2 whole days. How much better does it get than that?
In an effort to make the day pass by a little faster, I have something entertaining for all of us to think about.

What cartoon character do you most resemble?

Uh you wondering?? Mom and Dad had a little fun with this one. For Meeka and I, they claim we remind them of these two guys:

Mom says I'm definately Barney. What's up with that? I have no clue who they are but I'll go with it.
In keeping with that theme, Mom thought that Shyla reminded her of:

I guess that works. Cute little red head!

Shadow was an easy one! She tends to fret alot. When she runs through the house we often quote Piglet "Oh ddddear dddear!".

So there you have it! Mom's attempt at a little Friday entertainment. What cartoon character are you?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Carrot Cake!

What great buddies I have. The Army of Four's Mom made a carrot cake yesterday and the gang thought of me! I do love cake you know.
I do appreciate the thought but I'm afraid something went terribly wrong. Zim sent it through the d-drive in their computer. I'm sorry to say that you might have to reboot and give it another shot. Here's what I got:

I do love carrots though so this was a very good snack. Thanks!

Easy Money

Hi Everybuddy -

Isn't it interesting what we hear in the news? This weekend I was quite amused with one particular story. It's about somebuddy named "Paris Hilton". That sounds like a building to me but Mom says it's a real person. According to the news, someone found an empty dog food can in her trash and guess what they did? They sold it on Ebay for $305!!! Can you believe it? Now.....I'm not sure, but I don't think there's a star from Snow Dogs or anything like that living in her house. I didn't know that you could sell your empty dog food cans. Heck, if I had known that, think of all of the money MaPaw could get to help Dawkin and Jasper! So I got to thinkin, we could keep our empty cans and sell them! I don't want to sound conceited or anything but since I do have my own blog and all, my cans should be worth more than someone named "Paris Hilton". So I had Mom help out last night after we were done eating. Here's what we came up with:

This fundraising stuff just got a whole lot easier!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th AND Website Wednesday!

Hi Everybuddy -

Today's a wonderful day to celebrate the United States of America! It is customary to have yummy cookouts which means we have to watch the grill verrrrry carefully (remember this informative post about good things for those who are patient?) for yummy things that might drop to the ground.

Unfortunately this can also be a frightening day for many good doggies. Fireworks can be terrifying to some. But I found a cool way for ALL of us to enjoy the show! This brings me to.........Website Wednesday. Check this out, but be sure to turn the volume down first:

So enjoy the day with your families. Take some nice long naps, beg for yummy food (look real pathetic and they're more likely to cave), and God Bless the USA!