Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

During this time of year, Candi likes to share me with others.  We're going to take a couple of weeks off and spend time with family and friends.  We will also be using the short break to "revamp" a few things and are looking forward to sharing with you again after the first of the year.

Shhh....I'm not supposed to tell, but look for a new blog after the New Year!  It's a secret, so don't tell anyone!

I hope you have a very Merry Canine Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs and doggie kisses,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Even Canines Show More Respect

My human is NOT a fan of most of the things coming out of Hollywood these days.  Their "we know more than you" attitude when it comes to programming really irritates her.  But every once in a while, they go completely beyond the pale and we have to ask everyone again to STOP supporting Hollywood by NOT watching what they produce.  Hawaii Five-O is one program that no true patriot should ever watch again in our opinion.

It seems that a group of 23 WWII Pear Harbor survivors had arrived on the island of Oahu for their final major gathering to honor fallen comrades.  Unfortunately for these brave men, the entire crew of Hawaii Five-O did not feel that they deserved the time for their ceremony.  Candi and I find this disgraceful!

What has America come to if we can't show respect to those who fought to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy?  The average age of the men visiting The National Cemetary of the Pacific during Pearl Harbor week was 91.  They weren't loud, they were friendly to the film crew when asked to move, AND they did not try to interfere with filming.  So...if these men could respect what the film crew was doing, why couldn't the film crew stop filming long enough for our National Anthem at the beginning or even stop for Taps and a moment of silence at the end?

Candi is mad like you won't believe.  "How dare they disrespect hallowed ground and the men who had returned to bid a final farewell to friends?' she asked.  We don't even watch the show, but if we did...I can assure you, we wouldn't anymore.  We are sharing the link to the original story with you and are sure that FOXNews will have the story up on their website soon.  FOX just heard the story and reported on it this morning.

Also, if you are as upset about this as we are...please write CBS and the producers of the show and let them know how you feel.  Our emails have already sent.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Politically Incorrect Human At Christmas

My human cracks me up sometimes.  She is way past the age when you're considered an "adult", yet she refuses to stop believing in Santa Clause, she watches the same clay-mation movies and cartoons every year, and she continues to say the most inappropriate Merry Christmas!

I decided I would share with you some of her politcally incorrect traditions.

1.  She promotes bullying by letting Patton and I watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, insists that Frosty the Snowman did NOT melt due to global warming, and says The Little Drummer Boy was indeed an orphan with NO gift for the newborn Christ other than his music.  For the record, The Little Drummer Boy was not an orphan due to war.

2.  She refuses to replace Christ with "X" in Christmas and she won't say Happy Holidays.  She will, however, acknowledge the specific religious beliefs of others by wishing them a Happy Hannukah, Kwanza or Winter Solstice.  She doesn't think there is any need to lump all holidays in to one generic term.

3.  She proudly contributes to global warming by using non-energy efficient Christmas lights and decorations.  AND she uses up gas as she takes friends and family to see Christmas displays in and around Atlanta.

4.  She puts out milk and cookies on Christmas Eve for a man who is breaking and entering into her home.  Sings traditional Christmas carols and reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the nativity out of the Bible.

5.  She refuses to watch "politically correct" Christmas re-makes of movies that were perfectly fine the first time!

All in all, my human is probably the most politically incorrect person during the holidays than any other person I know.  And you know what?  I'm glad!  She makes it fun and exciting for the rest of us.  She shares of herself and takes time to help those less fortunate when she can.  She has taught her daughter, myself and Patton that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.  So...if you don't want to be offended, don't come to our house.  I guarantee that if you mess up her "happiest time of the year" with your bad attitude, your backside will be introduced to the teeth belonging to Patton and I.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Have A New Crush

You may not realize this, but K-9's have very sensitive hearing.  That's why certain sounds can sooth us, while other sounds...well, they just send us into fits.  One of the great things about my human is her eclectic taste in music.  And last night, she introduced us to a new voice. was heaven to my doggie ears.

Candi played for us the soothing sounds of Jack Hoban.  After getting a preview of his Christmas tune on, she checked out his other work and she immediately purchased all she could.  I have to tell you...the girls in our house were very happy campers after listening to his music.  You have to love a human who knows exactly the right thing to play for you at exactly the right time.

You know how you can absolutely love an artist but NOT every song?  Well, Jack Hoban is NOT that artist. We loved every single track on each album. Patton and I are giving him "four paws up" each for a total of "eight paws".  Don't believe me?  Check out his page at or  You may want to get up and dance, or you may want to just grab a glass of wine while sitting on the veranda chilling out to his smooth vocals and contemporary blues/jazz melodies.  Either way, we're sure you'll be an instant fan after one song.

As a friend of ours says:  We have definite "puddin face" when listening to this amazingly talented artist.  Take a moment and check him out.  Let him know what you think, and/or show your support by purchasing one of his songs.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Joe Merrick Understands Christmas

Let me make this clear.  If you don't hold the spirit of Christmas in your heart, you won't understand the song we are about to discuss at all so, you should just stop reading now.

Yesterday while visiting the various websites that Candi belongs to, she stopped in at to see if anyone had posted anything new.  Turns out there was a new song.  It was Joe Merrick's, Santa Is Alive And Well.  We sat and listened.  Then we listened again.  Finally, after replaying numerous times, we visited I-Tunes to download it.

"Shasta, this song perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas.  It expresses the joy and wonder that adults can continue to experience while looking through the eyes of their children.  People, like Joe, who carry this spirit in their hearts will be forever young and happy," Candi said to me.

She's constantly telling me not to lose my wonder of the world.  According to her, if we keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts all through the year, we will always find beauty and truth in a world filled with ugly and deception.  We can, through our children, remember the hope and promise of tomorrow.  We can save our country for our children by remembering the hope, the excitement and the discovery we carried in our own hearts as children.

Joe has touched my human's heart with his song and given her hope that others still keep the true spirit of Christmas in their hearts.  So....thank you, Joe Merrick for writing and performing such a wonderful song that promotes the hope and optimism that is Christmas.

This K-9 strongly recommends everyone visit Joe's page at to listen to the song.  And while you're there, show your support by clicking his link to purchase the song at I-Tunes.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Really? It's Christmas For Santa's Sake!

My human and I gladly support your right to not celebrate Christmas.  We proudly defend your right to celebrate any holiday you wish, as a matter of fact.  What we do NOT support in any way, is your incessant insistence that we NOT celebrate the way we wish!

Let me see if I can explain this in such a way that even a liberal can understand.  One, the first amendment does not guarantee that you will NOT be offended so...GET OVER IT!  Two, Christmas is not only protected by freedom OF religion, it protected by freedom OF speech!  Three, we freely support Hannukah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice and every other holiday you wish to celebrate, so leave ours alone!  Why is tolerance required of us but not of liberals?

Once again the attack on Christmas is getting ridiculous.  Liberals have insisted on not allowing any Christmas decorations in classrooms because they are offensive to muslims and other non-christians.  The governor of Rhode Island continues to defy his own state legislature by refusing to call the tree in the capital rotunda a Christmas Tree.  And now....even Rudolph is under attack because the other reindeer were bullies.  Give me a break people.  My human is ready to throttle some people!

Where is your holiday spirit?  Where is your tolerance?  It's absolutely amazing to this K-9 that you insist we tolerate others, but you can't tolerate our beliefs and traditions.  Can you show me in any document on Earth where it says that liberals get to determine how others live their lives or what they should believe?  Make no mistake about it, we are angry.  We are absolutely over everyone else trying to make believers feel guilty for their traditions and holidays.  If you don't like what we are celebrating....don't look.  It's as simple as that!

Christmas is about sharing.  It is about "peace on Earth, goodwill toward men".  That should not only be a Christian attitude, but an attitude of all people around the world.  We truly understand if you do not want to acknowledge or celebrate the holiday, but please...don't ruin everyone else's good time.  If you sincerely want tolerance for ALL religions, then let your own tolerance show at this special time of year.  If we K-9 types can do this, then surely mankind can.  After all, it's Christmas for Santa's sake!