Wednesday, November 29, 2006

When the chips are down...

Let me at 'em, let me at 'em. I've not eaten in six weeks.

...I'll eat 'em.

Did you notice that that seagull behind me there ain't gettin' a look-in? Hee hee hee.
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Of lookers and howlers

Here comes my favourite man with my favourite chips. Feck off, all you hungry buggers.

Here I am, contemplating the recent release of Pappy's Christmas Dog-Aid single.

(Actually I'm staring at the da who's walking down the beach with the aforementioned chips.)


Pappy's (who is also called Bob Geldog by the gorgeous Onion) hot new music release also stars me and a bunch of my fab paw-pals.

Pappy's fella is one helluva music vid director, that's for sure. He has helped me find my master's voice ('cos it sure don't sound like my ma's).

Hee hee hee - and to think I beat my ma to featuring in a hot new record. That shows her who's the famous one around here. Keep workin' on it, ma. Bring me my treat, bee-itch.

Thank you Pappy and Pappy's fella for making us look and sound so good. Mosy on over to his smelly blogplace there and howl along.
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My Christmas card update

Woohooo and many thanks to Charlie & Opy, Comet & BLU, Boo and Cubby & Dakota. Such wonderful cards. I love checking my post office box.

I'm still starving. I'm never fed. Must be a case for the RSPCA.

That's all folks.

PS ummm, no, a few more crumbs.

Some of you asked what that blue thingummy I'm wearing is. It's called a Halti or gentle leader (some info about it here) and it stops me pulling when I'm on lead. Which means I don't pull my ma's arms out of her sockets when I'm excited.

And I can still open my mouth and laugh and eat treats while wearing it. It's quite comfortable.

Better by far than those choker chains. Once at puppy school when I was being a bit...ummm...boisterous, the puppy trainer actually grabbed me by the choker chain collar and lifted me off the ground. Yep, suspended by the choker chain. I nearly passed out.

The ma was horrified, of course, and abused the crapola outta her. Not surprisingly we never went there again.


Anonymous said...

hey tin tin,

got mine oredi? good! i hope nothing drops!

oh, that's the function of the gentle leader! well, if i get mom to read this, surely she'll want to get one too coz i always pull her when we go for a walk.

wet wet licks


Anonymous said...

Wow they have French Fries in Oz? Do you guys have Outback Steakhouse too?

Your fellow rock star (the short one)

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time with the music video-- I was sure you'd enjoy it as much as anyone. Pappy, being a sled-dog wannabe, has a wide array of Gentle Leaders, Easy Walkers, and leashes. He generally settles down after five minutes, so I'm back to just a regular collar.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tin-Tin,
That's terrible how that trainer treated you. My mom used to help train dogs at my former animal shelter, and the trainer used to hit dogs over the head with a plastic milk jug. The shelter quickly fired that person, and replaced her with someone who used gentle techniques. There's no excuse for treating dogs that way. The gentle techniques actually worked better too.

I've never been trained. My mom thinks I need to learn "stay" though.


Fu Fu said...

Oh Tin tin, I like chips. Will you share with me?

~ fufu

Anonymous said...

Oh my Tin Tin, were those fries too?? Totally reminds me of my McNuggets...hmmm... I want MORE!!

Hey, have you heard of Sensation harness?? I don't need it, but the Bouvier mum used to babysit all the time used one cause he loved to pull too. We tried the halter but everytime he pulled, his neck would be snapped back, and mum was worried he might end up with neck injury so she found this harness. It worked like a charm. Everytime he pulled, he was "turned" back to mum because of the design!!

This is the link:

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Baily said...

hi tin tin, yummy chips!
my card is on its way too, hope you will get it soon!

nose licks

Anonymous said...

You got a good ma sticking up for you. I bet if she could get away with it without getting in trouble she would have kicked that trainers butt!

We got your card today! Thanks Tin Tin!

Isabella said...

What a mean trainer! Good for your mom telling that horrid person off!
Big Wags,

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised you didn't go back. I've seen Halti's before. your's really suits you, blue is soooo your colour.

Simba xx

Anonymous said...

hey you are some Star in the video, my Jeannie and I had such a good laugh!

Well done Pappy's Fella and all of you Dog Blogging Stars. We have shown it to loads of people - the video lights up the world at Christmas Time!

love and licks to you from Marvin :0)

Boo said...

hey tin tin,

i got your card today. i absolutely love the photo of you with the hat!

pls tell me how do you make the photo with white border. do u get the shop to reprint it with white border or u pre-made on the computer?

wet wet licks


Anonymous said...

Tin Tin: Mmmm....... chips. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Hey - you were GREAT in the Christmas video! Isn't it a gas? Some bipeds said Dave and I sound like girls, though. Well, hey, we were just stretching our range so we could participate. Stormy said nobody better call me and Dave "girls" in front of her. Beware the wrath of Stormy!
My mom tried one of those Gentle Leader thingies on us, because we pull so hard. Hello? We're BORN to pull! I was able to get out of it in 3 seconds. Mom gave up and uses limited slip collars now. Good choice!
Mmmmm........ chips. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Play bows,

BLU and Comet said...

mmmmm...we love chips, especially with vinegar!

You were great in the video and we love your card.

The envelope was yummy too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't beleive someone actually picked you up by your choker collar, I think my lady would have "opened up a can of whoop-ass". That's Texan for beating the crapola outta them.

Love your site, I'll be checking back quite often!

Murph the Dog

JustMeCopper said...

Tin Tin, my Mom tried one of those gentle leader things on me but I HATED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She gave up.

JustMeCopper said...

Oh, yes you can link to me. I have to cath my links up ... way behind. Oh, on the chips, I think we call those french fries here.

Freda said...

Hey Tin Tin and Tin Tin's Mum,

Thanks for the neato Christmas card. It's sooo cooools!

Lookin' at all your photos of you playin' in the big waters and giant cat box reminds Mum and Dad of their great time livin' in Melbourne and goin' to the big cat box. They still go to the big water here. I've only been once and didn't like it. The big water tried to catch me. Not good. I guess I better go agains and pee on the big waters and teach it a lesson.

Those chips reminded me of some of the food Mum and Dad had in Portugal. They reeeeallys liked the 'tosta mistas'. A grilled hams and cheese sango. Sounds sooo goods! "Hey Mum, can I have one of the tosta mista now!"

When I got back from the kennel, my attitude towards other dogs had changed. I was much calmer. Dad thinks it might be cuz they didn't use my Halti when they took me on my walkies. So Dad tried a no Halti walk and so fars I am doin' kinda okay. I think I should try one of those harness thingys Miss Sunshade barked about.

You look soooo handsomes in your Halti. Bet all the girls are afters you.

Thanks again for the great card. My humans and I wish you and yours a wonderful holidays season.


Ivy said...

oh how i hate hate hate that gentle leader. gentle my butt! i makes me jump around like a bucking bronco wen anyone tries to put it on me.

those chips do look delcishus tho... maybe if i got some yummy chips it wuddent be so bad!

i reelly luv that dog blog music video. it is the awesomest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

TinTin: Beware of "Justin". Bad site and it'll make your computer SICK! Meeshka blogged about it a while ago. Nasty!!!
Tail wags,

Anonymous said...

Happy holidays.


Anonymous said...

Tin Tin! I got your card! Thank you- I love it. You are so dang handsome!
Big Wags,

Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Tin Tin

Many thanks for the lovely card.

I want some fries too with the burger please.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Bullish New year

Scuba, the Bull(ish) Terrier

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Tin Tin,
I LOVE CHIPS too.. MMmmm...
It's terrible what that trainer did to you.. I have a good mind to put him on a choke chain and lift him off the ground.. a 'paw' for a 'paw'..

Toby said...

Tin Tin, my card is on its way!~


Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the card! Luv it!!

Anonymous said...

hi tin tin - those chips look yummy! we would have to fight for them! ruff!

mom told me that blue thing does not hurt you. she uses this collar that kinda bites at my neck - and only when we train. i don't mind it, cause if i don't pull away from her it doesn't hurt.


Cairo The Boxer said...

How cute treats on the beach.

fee said...

the gentle leader is such a good idea! dad got me a choke chain (intending to send me to school) and i've had to put up with it eversince. i hate looking like a baby mafia.

ps: chips are free-flow at the beach?

Chelsea said...

I love chips!

Especially when they are down and in front of my greedy little mouth


Tigersan said...

Chips.... Oh, me gets it now :)


Anonymous said...

Poor Tin-Tin! Bad trainer!

I wear a gentle leader now, too. At first I didn't like it, and I would not poop when it was on, but now it is fine.

Dakota has worn hers since she was a wee baby.

macgoogle said...

My halti itches. Daddy has got to do something about it. Every time we go for a walk I end up rubbing my nose inbetween his legs or on the grass or both. Chips are nice but even better if they are hand fed to you. That stupid human trainer... well, if my Mummy had been there, that trainer would have crawled away with lots of bites and bruises (my Mummy can be scary sometimes - especially if anyone picks on her family).

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

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