Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27th, 2011

Good afternoon/evening/morning (depending on when you read this) to everybody!  This is Wilbur coming at you for my weekly blog, in which I inform everybody about how my week has been. 
I’ll start off with the weather, and just how much it’s irking me off.  All these storms have been cramping my plans of going for walks, and visits to the dog park.  Even today it’s raining, or at least it looks like it could start at any minute.  So I’ll go ahead and apologize in advanced because this is another blog that might be short and boring.  Also I’ll apologize for all the photos of me sleeping, but what else is a hound to do when it’s raining and nasty out?
I want to express my concerns and sorrows for all the people in the Joplin area that went through that tragic tornado last weekend.  Though I love Mother Nature (in fact the new game I have been playing with Tim is called “This looks better outside,” in which I take items from inside the house and place them outdoors, because everything is better outside!), but hearing any news about destruction of this magnitude is never welcome, and even though I usually enjoy my fair share of destruction (I do enough of it myself) my thoughts go out to everybody involved.   I know there are many hounds out there that have been displaced from their human friends (notice that I don’t say owner, nobody owns us), and I really send my best regards in the cleaning/recouping/repairing process for everybody in the area.   I want to thank everybody that has helped in rescue/relief efforts, but if anybody can find it in their hearts to help a pooch out here is a link to a list of the animals that have suffered from this tragic event:

This week I was able to make a new friend!!  His name is Walter and he is an English Bulldog.  He usually lives with Kt’s father, but has been sent to summer camp at Kimo’s house!!  It’s great to have another floppy dog that we can add to our pack!  I’m quite certain that as the summer progresses that Walter, Kimo, and I will become the Three Amigos that are the bane to everybody’s existence.

Yesterday happened to be the highlight to my week, Kt was finally able to swing by my new pad, and she, Taylor, Grant, Burden, and all the roommates grilled out!!   Then it was finally dry enough that Taylor and Kt were able to take Kimo and myself to the dog park!  My only complaint is we had to stay away from the river area, for some reason Taylor and Kt thought it would be too muddy, and Kimo and I would make the car even messier.  I’m not sure where they have gotten the idea that I’m messy??  Well maybe I do, it could have something to do with all the drool that I fling when I shake off, the constant wet floor around my water bowl, or maybe it’s all the muddy paw tracks that are on the carpet……

That’s all I got for you this week, if you have hit the fast-forward button on reading this, first off I would say shame on you, and second go back and read the little bit about Joplin, and see if you can help all my friends in that area that have been displaced.  Until next week , I hope everybody has a great Memorial Day weekend!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

05/20/2011 the Rapture is coming.....

This is Wilbur coming at you from wet and soggy Lawrence, Kansas!!  These past few days have been full of dark clouds and rain, which has really put a damper on my walking schedule, and dog park visits.  Who is the moron that came up with the saying “April showers, brings May flowers,” because they really need to be shot.  Yes there are flowers in May, I know because I have relieved myself on quite a few, but so far we have had more rain in May than we did in April, thus rendering the phrase null and void.
I will apologize in advance, this blog might be a little short, and less pictures, because with all this rain my week has not been as eventful.  So where to start…..
This last weekend Taylor decided to go visit friends in Manhattan, to congratulate them in their graduation.  I’m not quite sure what a graduation is, or why people have to celebrate it.  I have asked Taylor several times to explain it to me, but I guess the concept of school has to make sense before I can fully understand what a graduation is.  With Taylor going to Manhattan I got the chance to spend the weekend with Jake and Cooper at my grandparent’s house!!  I did not waste any time enjoying myself, first thing I did was hijack Cooper, and we headed out for a nice three hour adventure.  I was able to see a few cows, chase some ducks, take a swim, and see a freaking llama!!  That’s right a dang llama!!  Cooper and I had a good time, only issue is we have a little bit of a dominancy issue, but soon enough he’ll learn that I’m the top dog, he’s still a pup, so for the time being he is forgiven.

Tim has switched to second shift at his job, meaning he is home during the day when everybody is usually at work.  Normally I could care less about these types of things, but this has translated into me getting let out of my kennel during the days!  Rumor is he will go back to his regular schedule very soon, but until then I will not do any complaining.
That’s all that I have for the week, I hope this rain stops sometime soon and I am able to have a more eventful week.  Until next week stay dry!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th (05/13/2011)

What is going on everybody?  This is Wilbs coming at you for my weekly blog, all about what has happened in my world.  I’ll start off with the obvious, it’s Friday the 13th, which means I gotta find a way to give Taylor the heebie-jeebies.  I have yet to accomplish this task, since I only briefly saw him right before he headed out the door for work.  So you guys have something to look forward to next week already!
After living for a few weeks in my new place I have to admit, I REALLY enjoy it.  What is making it even better are my new roommates.  Tim and Ash are pretty nice guys, and are willing to do what my last roommates never did, and that’s take care of me, and let me out of my crate when Taylor is not home.   Then to go even further, not only does Tim enjoy giving me treats, but he has been known to feed me when Taylor is not home.  Now if I can only train both of them into taking me to the dog park, and for walks.
Another great thing about the new roomies is Ash likes to play disc golf, and Taylor happens to enjoy the game as well.  This is a game I could care less about, I like the concept of throwing a disc, but really, trying  to aim at a basket, seems like a waste of time for me.  Now you might be asking yourself what is so great about Taylor and Ash playing this pointless game?  The answer is quite easy, the course is located at the dog park, so they bring me along and I get to root around and smell the smells, and enjoy myself!!
This Monday was quite an interesting walk, to put it lightly.  Taylor decided he wanted to go downtown, and while there  we came across this rather odd looking fellow.  He was searching around in his jacket looking for something, not even paying attention to Taylor or me.  We get close, and must have startled him, cuz he let out a scream, and proceeded to throw a book at me!  Honestly who throws a book??  Needless to say I decided it was time to evacuate the area, and never looked back.  Next on this very same walk we came to the Granada Theater where they were hosting Mudstomp Mondays.  This is a weekly event where local bluegrass artist come together and play whatever they like.  Being a hound I’m instantly drawn to this style of music, so we hung around for awhile, and I got the chance to bay along with some music!  Then (I know this was quite the entertaining walk) we ended up sitting outside of Henry’s on 8th, where I helped people enjoy a cup of coffee.  One of the guys hanging out there happened to have a quite epic beard growing on his face, and I have never had the pleasure of tasting a beard.  This is where I got to clarify what happened, I simply tasted his beard, it was not good, and now I know better, but don’t believe what people say when claims were made that I was trying to bit him.  The good news is this fellow was not at all upset, and figured I confused his beard for an animal; I was going to argue with him that I was just sampling, but didn’t think it was worth the argument.   Needless to say it was an eventful walk, and I’m sure this is just the tip of the ice berg as to what I can expect this summer.
Well that is all I got for you this week, I’m sure there is quite a bit more that’s going to happen next week, because it’s going  to start out with a visit to see Jake and Cooper!!  I’ll catch everybody on the flip side!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo (05/05/2011)

What’s happening everybody?  Wilbur here again, finally found the time to sit down and do my weekly blog update.  The life of a hound is busy, and between watching the squirrels, baying, and being a bastard, finding time to write this can be taxing.  But people got to know what I have been up to, so alas the blog must go on!!
This week has been very busy, and has also been a lot of new experiences.  My human (he believes he owns me) Taylor has been in the process of moving.  It’s a slow process, but good thing I’m a light packer, he was able to bring all my things over the first day, and since then I have been attempting to help him by keeping his bed warm as much as I am able to.
I will be the first to say that I have become a fan of my new place!!  Tim and Ash are pretty swell guys, and let me out of the kennel every chance they get.  Of course I did have to show each of them, on different occasions, how much of a bastard I can be….  While under the supervision of Tim I was able to escape a few nights ago.  Tim called Taylor, who informed him that I probably didn’t go too far, in which he was right, Tim located me in no time.  Now we go to the Ash story….  He let me out, and I escaped from the unlocked gate.  The story gets better because Ash got animal control involved, and was stressing because he thought he lost his new roommates dog (still with this ownership stuff, Taylor has everybody brainwashed into the idea that he owns me).  Ash looked for over an hour to find me, just when he gave up, and went home; there I was waiting on him.  So with this I say welcome to my world Tim and Ash, and expect many more experiences where you want to call me a bastard!!
Now let me try to list all the new things for the week.  I got a new room, though I sleep in the same place, at the foot of Taylor’s bed, it is a little bigger.   My kennel is now facing not one, but two windows!!  Tim is nice enough to keep a bird feeder in the back yard, right outside the door, where I am able to watch the squirrels, and birds!  I was also introduced to a new dog park, which is really close to where I now live!!  The only downfall is I’m usually the only dog there, and my old one is always filled with lots of canines to meet.  I met a new friend who I was told would be visiting from time to time, her name is Burden, or maybe it’s Birden, I’m not sure of the spelling there.   She is a Burmese Mountain Dog, we did get the chance to play in my new back yard, and so far we have got along great! 
The last two days Taylor has felt bad about me not getting enough attention because of the move, so I was treated with trips to the dog park!  Not only the new one, but also my old one out by Clinton Lake!  After getting to run wherever I wanted, and baying the whole time, I can say that last night I was for once worn out. 
Well that’s me week wrapped up into a few paragraphs!  Make sure you check back next week for updates about how I was able to be the loving bastards in everybody’s life!