Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Christmas!

Tony Sez:
So I got TWO stuffed toys to tear apart! One of them looked like a rabbit with a carrot, ha. What's up Doc? I got your "What's up Doc" right here! What do you think? Of course, Ingrid did a bunch of designs for cards and stuff and people seem to like them. What do you think?

Merry Christmas and all that stuff! Ingrid says we're taking New Year's pictures, but not if I can help it ...

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Arty Outing

Hey, It's been a while! Not my fault, Ingrid was in Africa or something.

Anyway, we walked over to some of the galleries today. We stopped to see this, Une, by an artist named Corday. The information that Ingrid picked up says this big sculpture is meant to "engender direct physical contact." Ok, I peed on it. How's that for physical contact, Corday?!

Ingrid took a picture of me, as she always does on our arty outings.

She said I looked amazing in this light. Who doesn't know that?

Monday, September 08, 2008

See me in Muttropolitan Diary!

Yo! Ingrid and I got snapped for Muttropolitan Diary when we were out and about last month. I didn't much feel like posing, cause it was very hot, but even when I don't feel like posing I look good, right?

See me in Muttropolitan Diary!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I qualified for Earthdog!

Here I am rarin' to get at the rats. I jumped at this rubber rat on the table all day on Saturday, by Sunday they decided to move it but I remembered and looked all around the table all day for it!

Anyhoo, we went to this Earthdog trial in the Poconos last weekend. I was very excited to be in the car again, AND we stayed in a hotel! I slept in the bed, like usual, cause I wanted to be sure that Ingrid and Tyler felt at home. I have to take care of them, you know.
The first day, Saturday, they had me entered in Junior Earthdog, but I didn't qualify cause I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do! The next day I did Introduction to Quarry and I qualified with flying colors! I got a toy as a prize! I also got a ribbon, and Ingrid and Tyler sure made a fuss over that. Whatever.
I tried the Junior Earthdog again on Sunday right after the IQ, but success didn't follow me. I didn't qualify for that, I guess cause I didn't feel like staying in the hole! Once I decided to do it, I started working that rat in 4 seconds flat. They said I'll be one heck of an earthdog with some practice. What's the big deal? It's what I'm supposed to do!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm a Canine Good Citizen!

Ingrid and Tyler took me to an event today. Our taxi had A/C but it was still awful hot! There were two pools filled with water there and the first thing I did was jump in and lay right down to cool off. Some guy thought it was cute and took a bunch of pictures for The Daily News.

There were a couple tables with doggie treats on them, and we stopped by ALL of them. Then it was time for the test! I passed with flying colors! I had to walk with Ingrid, sit and lay down (they said it was the best "down" they had seen all day, of course!)and then stand with the lady while Ingrid left the area. Here's the picture just after the award ceremony. Ok there was no award ceremony, but there should have been!

After that, I got a pedicure.

Then we messed around with a some of the agility equipment.

Ingrid and Tyler said I was a natural. Who doesn't know that?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Today was National Take Your Dog to Work Day, so Ingrid took me to her job. It's funny, because when I have a job, I have to carry something around or look for something, but Ingrid doesn't have to carry anything around. Here I am helping her to answer some emails.

We didn't stay long, but as luck would have it, the FDNY showed up to do their annual inspection! I had my picture taken with them, cause they made a big fuss over me and seemed to really like me. Anyway they kept saying my name, "Ton-EEEE!" Like that.

All in all I'd say Take Your Dog to Work Day was a big success! I sure had a good time, got lots of treats, lots of attention and affection from lots of people, I like work!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sparky and Me

Ingrid and I hit some galleries today, as we like to do on Saturday afternoons. We went to the Schroeder Romero/Winkleman Gallery Space; she wanted to see The Sparky Show. A Brooklyn artist named Nelson had lots of people do artwork of his dog, Sparky.

I wasn't too impressed.
When someone does The Tony Show, I'll let you know.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Earthdog Fun Day!

Yesterday Ingrid and Tyler took me to an "Earthdog Fun Day" at a farm out in New Jersey somewhere. It sure was Fun with a capital "F"!

There were lots of other dogs there, mostly Border Terriers like me! The games had funny sounding names like "Fox in a Box," "Chuck and Pull," "Rat in a Can," "Manhattan Ratting Party," Ratting for Ratings" and "Jersey Junkyard-something or other." Surprise, surprise, they all involved hunting RATS! Well, except for Fox in the Box and Chuck and Pull, but hey, what are woodchucks and foxes anyway but overgrown rats? Even though I had never done anything like this (outside of cornering our neighbors cats!)I did great at all the events, which is no surprise to me; I was born and bred to this!

The event I liked best was the "Chuck and Pull." I wasn't sure what to do at first, since like I said, I never did this before and Ingrid and Tyler get upset when I go after squirrels here in the city. I got the hang of it soon enough, as you can see in this picture!

Here's some more pix of me doing what an Earthdog like me does, hey, Terrier means "Earth!"

Check it out, I was in FIRST PLACE at this Junkyard game, till some bitch got a better time than me. I can say that cause I'm a dog. It was fun while it lasted.

Here's me going after a rat in "Ratting for Ratings." I picked up the scent ok, but kept getting fooled by the tubes that smelled like rats but didn't have a rat inside. At one of the stations, I was so determined to get to the rat that I started chewing at a large stick that was in my way. The humans all thought that was cool.

Check out videos of me in action on Flickr. (Scroll down, they're at the bottom with the little video symbol in the corner.)

I hope we get to go to another one of these soon, this was a REAL "fun day."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gallery going

Ingrid and I went to some galleries today in our neighborhood. She tried to make me sit still while some art was being projected on the wall, but I was too excited to see what was going on in the other room; some guy was smiling at me and I wanted to go say hi. I think my shadow on the wall was prettier than the pictures they were showing. I guess Ingrid did too, cause she took this picture.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

At the Carnival

I wasn't tall enough to ride this ride. Sadness.

I did however get some nice scraps of some of the meats that they had there. I guess that's why they call it a "carni-val." For the meats.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why couldn't this have been me?

Not the one getting pissed on, mind you, the one doing the pissing. I'm not big on those "Hollywood types", I've peed on better shrubs, you know? This looks like my bro Jimmy with Willow in the background behind the "movie star." Us BTs would pee on a red carpet if we were in the mood. Isn't it great that someone was there to take a picture?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I'm Three, Bitches!

As you can see, today is my third birthday. I did get some kind of cake*, and a toy to tear apart. Then Tyler got me a pork bone from the pet store, but I didn't care for it.

Here's how to make the cake, in case your dog wants one for its birthday. It's easy!

*Tony's Birthday Cake Recipe
Start with a small Tupperware container the size you want your cake to be. Gather your doggie's favorite foods. We use Stonyfield Nonfat Plain Yogurt, mashed up apples, chicken breast, white rice, dog food, whatever your dog enjoys that has a mushy texture. Rice really holds the other layers together, so use either white or brown.

Layer the yogurt first, then follow with the other foods in layers, tamping them gently as you go. Not too hard or you'll squish them through the yogurt and then you won't have proper layers! Put the lid on the container and turn upside-down. Leave in the refrigerator at least overnight, a bit longer if you can.

When doggie's big day arrives, take off the lid, and place the container face down on a plate and tap gently to remove the "cake." It should slide right out and maintain its shape.

Optional: Baby carrots make perfect "candles!"


Friday, April 11, 2008

How could this happen?!

Tony Sez:
Have you read this crazy story? I know if I was in a roomful of other Border Terriers, Ingrid would be able to pick me out. I'm just that unique!

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I can't wait. Ingrid made some kind of "cake" and I'm getting a new toy (I heard them talking). I just hope they don't dress me up in anything ...

Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Netflix trial membership came

Ingrid is helping me set up the queue. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Westminster Pix

Westminster Goodies turn out baddies

Ingrid brought home so many treats and things to eat from the dog show that I got sick. Some of them were quite tasty doing down. Not so much coming back out.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Banjo goes to Westminster!

Everyone, meet Banjo.

He's going to be in the big dog show today, Westminster, at Madison Square Garden. I haven't met him yet, I'm hoping to go up there with Ingrid tonight and see what a champion dog looks like. Ingrid didn't take me up there to meet him last night because she was afraid maybe we wouldn't get along and I'd take a piece out of his ear or something and then he wouldn't be perfect for the show. Whatever.

I'll let you know what he smells like.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sweet Freedom!

Ok, by some weird twist of fate, (actually it was more like my collar or leash that got twisted), I got loose from the walker yesterday. I was all the way to 8th Avenue and was drawing quite a crowd by the time he noticed I was gone. Some nice lady named Susan picked me up and, seeing that I had a rabies tag, called the number of the vet on it. She told the vet she thought I was a puppy but that I had a grey beard like an old dog. She was asking people as they walked by looking at us if I looked like a Border Terrier. Well, what else would I look like? Humans are funny.

The dog walker caught up to us there and calls were placed to Ingrid and Tyler letting them know what happened. Imagine how surprised they must have been to hear that someone found me in the street!

For the rest of the day, I was in a real weird mood. When the walker dropped me off, I went straight over and pulled everything I could out of the trash cans in the living room and dressing room. Tyler came home early and I felt like I had to follow him around the apartment, I don't know what was wrong with me!

Ingrid came home that night from work and made a big fuss over me, more than usual, and that's quite a bit. The dog walker is now also extra careful with me. Humans are funny.