April 30, 2014

Would You Be My Date?

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I'm so incredibly excited about the upcoming Date Day!    I got a wonderful response from the lovely ladies of Blogville and I ended up with a great list of gorgeous girls for possible dates.   Well, I couldn't take them all...though I'd sure like to I did a random drawing.  Here it is:

Sooooooo, would you be my date, sweet Ruby?    I pawmise to be very noble and a total gentledog if you would do me the honor.

Don't forget the event details:  
Blogville Date Day will be held on May 19th.    All you have to do to pawticipate is post about your date on that day and leave a comment for me so that I know you're on a date.    Everyone who does this will be entered in a random drawing for a prize pressie worth at least $20 and shipped anywhere in the whole wide Blogville world.   You MUST comment AND post to be entered. 

Grr and a Hopeful Woof,
Sarge, Gentledog

April 28, 2014

Crabby Mondays.... A Date for Us ??

Hello, Darlings!     Please be sure to go visit our magnificent FRANKIE today as he celebrates his Gotcha Day.    Congratulations, dear, and we are clacking our claws for you today.

We crabby girls are all agog about the upcoming Blogville Date Day.   We are planning a splendid "Spa Day" so that we can get all glammed up for the big event.   More about that later, friends.   We simply must be certain to have our claws sparkled, leg tips polished, shells blinged and antennae combed and waxed.  Teeheehee

We are crossing all 18 of our long and lovely leggies that our dashing beau Coccolino will arrange for a special date for us.    He is such a wonderful fellow and we are hoping he is planning something special for all of us to celebrate together.   

Ciao and Little Pinches,
Beachnut, Oceana, Shelldon
The B.O.S. Girls

April 26, 2014

Date Day Info

Hey Everyone!

Wow, we have a big event coming up!   It's Blogville Date Day on May 19th.    All you have to do to pawticipate is post about your date on that day and leave a comment for me so that I know you're on a date.    Everyone who does this will be entered in a random drawing for a prize pressie worth at least $20 and shipped anywhere in the whole wide Blogville world.   You MUST comment AND post to be entered.      The prize will be super, I promise!   WOOOHOO

Now LADIES OF BLOGVILLE, if you'd like to be my date, please leave a comment here before midnight on 4-27-14.  Next week I will draw a name and ask the winner to please be my date.   I'm so excited to see the final list of lovely ladies!   

Grr and Woof,
Sarge,  Romeo


April 23, 2014

Date Day Info

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I'm so incredibly excited about my next big event!   It's Blogville Date Day on May 19th.    All you have to do to pawticipate is post about your date on that day and leave a comment for me so that I know you're on a date.    Everyone who does this will be entered in a random drawing for a prize pressie worth at least $20 and shipped anywhere in the whole wide Blogville world.   WOOOHOO

Now, I need a date!   Of course I do!   BOL    I've been drawing lovely ladies from the same list since our Date Day last year.   Butt, I think I need a new, fresh list this time.   So, if you'd like to be my date, please leave a comment here before midnight on 4-27-14.  Next week I will draw a name and ask the winner to please be my date.    OMD there are such wonderful lady furiends in Blogville and I can't wait to see who is on the list and who agrees to be my date.

AND, I can't wait to see wins the big prize pressie!  


I hope lots of you plan to pawticipate.   Feel free to grab a logo.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

April 20, 2014

F-n-E's Easter Treat Hunt

Hey everyone!
Wow, I'm so excited to wish all of my furiends who celebrate it, a very happy Easter!   If it's not your cup of tea, then I'm wishing you a very happy Spring Sunday.

Well, I'm starting off the day by pawticipating in Frankie and Ernie's Easter Treat Hunt!   Oh, this is a great idea and it's so easy to play along.   Just post about something you like to hunt.    Food, toys, treats, squirrels, whatever.   Inside, outside, wherever.  

My peeps set me up with a super fun Hunt:

OMD, here I go!
My peeps said my Easter Treats are in the yard!

Holy cow, I see EGGS!
Not just any eggs, they're animal-print eggs.   BWAR HAR HAR   
Perfect for an outdoorsy animal hunter like me.

Ummmm, I think there are some around here somewhere....

 And I found some here too!

 I got it!

And I got this one too!
OMD they're filled with yummers.    YEAH!

Hey, you're not the E.B., gimme that egg.

Yummers inside.

Oh, this was really fun!

Thanks, Frankie & Ernie for such a great idea and helping us all celebrate a super TREAT HUNT!   I bet furiends all over Blogville will be joining us today.  Come on, everyone, get your hunting skills in action and find something great today.

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

April 19, 2014

Don't FORGET...

Hey Everyone!
Wow, this is such a sure sign of Spring around here!   It's almost Easter Bunny day.   Woohoooo.  

Now, don't forget that our bestest buddy RANGER has asked us to hunt hunt hunt for the E.B.  Trust me, it's a lot of fun, even if you don't find the real one.  BOL

AND, definitely get yourselves all set and ready for tomorrow when FRANKIE AND ERNIE are hosting our Easter Treat Hunt!     OMD what a great idea and it goes perfectly with Ranger's hunt.   Just post tomorrow about your adventure hunting for any ole thing you want.    Super easy and very exciting.    Hunt for a treat, a bone, a toy, a squirrel (yeah), inside, outside, in your toybox, in your bed, in you peep's closet, wherever and whatever you'd like to hunt!


Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Bunny Hugger

April 18, 2014

Bunny Hunting with Ranger

Hey everyone!
Wow, it looks like Spring has finally sprung in my territory and it's time for the Easter Bunny to be hopping about!    My very good furiend, Ranger asked us all to hunt for the bunny, and I want to join in the fun.  BOL  

Well, now.   Here's a cute bun.  Maybe he's the official E.B.

Um, excuse me.... are you the Easter Bunny?    Will you be stopping back here on Sunday to bring me eggs with treats inside?

No?   Hmmm.    Then I guess you're not the E.B.  

 I guess you're just another one of my stuffies!   BOL  

How about you?    You're kinda small to deliver so many treats.   I'm guessing you're not the official E.B. either.    

Gee, you're a cute little bun, but I can tell you're not the E.B. either.

DRAT!    Well, Ranger I tried, but I think I'm outa luck!    No Easter Bunny here in my territory.   I sure hope someone finds him soon.   He has a ginormous job to do and I'm counting on some fun treats on Sunday.  

How about you, my furiends....have any of you found the bunny?  

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...Event Logos

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

April 15, 2014

Thanks on Tuesday

Hey everyone!
Wow, I got the most wonderful surprise yesterday from the postal peeps!   Check this out:

 OMD it's a box from my very good furiends Bella, Roxy and Mom Tobi!

There are these two chocolate yummers for my peeps!   Oh, they're so very happy.  

Hey, and some snackers for me!    Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme the goodies!


And a toy too!    Oh, I love a good squeaker toy.   It's perfect my furiends and I love it!

Holy mean has two different sounding squeaks and it is crazy fun!

Thank you so much, my generous and sweet furiends!   My peeps have been into the TimTam cookies already and the Bilby is on the table.   It's so cute!
A bilby is a marsupial from Australia and it is sadly endangered.    But, peeps are trying to save the species and this pawesome pressie from the Scotsmad ladies helps donate to that effort.     Isn't that wonderful?!?   This one is chocolate, so I can't have any but my peeps sure are excited about it.  BOL

Bella, Roxy and Tobi are amazing furiends and my whole pack is thrilled with the pressies.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

April 14, 2014

Crabby Monday...MUSSEL POWER!

Hello, Blogville Darlings.   Today we would like to share a story of PURE MUSSEL POWER!   Teeheehee.    You see, being shelled ladies means that we have a keen interest in all creatures who are also with-shell.   POL

Now, most of you know that we live in our crabitat in Sarge's house and that this territory is on top of a ginormous hill.   At the bottom of our hill is the Allegheny River and a bridge that crosses it there.

There is the Allegheny River in the background behind and below Sarge.
The bridge is just to the left of this scene.

 Well, darlings, the bridge is in need of replacement and this is where the MUSSEL POWER comes in.   As the official peeps were preparing to demolish the bridge and build a new one, they found a rare colony of Clubshell Mussels and the endangered Northern Riffleshell Mussel.   It is such a splendid group of shelled friends that it was found to be one of the very few and very large collections IN THE WORLD.   Yes, that's right.    We find that to be magnificent.  Glorious even.

They are gorgeous creatures and we love them enormously.

Here is some scientific data about our neighbor friends.

Habitat: The Clubshell Mussel prefers clean, loose sand and gravel in medium to small rivers and streams. This mussel will bury itself in the bottom substrate to depths of up to four inches.

Behavior: Reproduction requires a stable, undisturbed habitat and a sufficient population of fish hosts to complete the mussel's larval development. When the male discharges sperm into the current, females downstream siphon in the sperm to fertilize their eggs, which they store in their gill pouches until the larvae hatch. The females then expel the larvae. Those larvae which manage to attach themselves by means of tiny clasping valves to the gills of a host fish, grow into juveniles with shells of their own. At that point they detach from the host fish and settle into the stream bed, ready for a long (possibly up to 50 years) life as an adult mussel.

It's Endangered: The Clubshell was once found from Michigan to Alabama, and from Illinois to West Virginia. Extirpated from Alabama, Illinois and Tennessee, it occurs today in portions of only 12 streams.

Habitat: The Northern Riffleshell occurs in clean, firmly packed, coarse sand and gravel in riffles and runs of small and large streams.  Of the 54 streams once known to be occupied by this species, six still support populations of the northern riffleshell, and only three of these populations show evidence of reproduction.   Two are in the Allegheny River system (Allegheny River and French Creek, Pennsylvania), and one in the Sydenham River (Ontario, Canada).
REASONS FOR CURRENT STATUS: Dams and reservoirs have flooded most of this mussel's habitat, reducing its gravel and sand habitat and probably affecting the distribution of its fish hosts. Reservoirs act as barriers that isolate upstream populations from downstream ones.
Erosion caused by strip mining, logging and farming adds silt to many rivers, which can clog the mussel's feeding siphons and even smother it. Other threats include pollution from agricultural and industrial runoff. These chemicals and toxic metals become concentrated in the body tissues of such filter-feeding mussels as the northern riffleshell, eventually poisoning it to death.
Zebra mussels, an exotic (non-native) species which is spreading rapidly throughout the eastern U.S., also pose a threat. By attaching in great numbers to native mussels such as the northern riffleshell, zebra mussels suffocate and kill the native species.

The middle Allegheny River contains the world’s most extensive known population of northern riffleshell. “Though it is listed as an endangered species in Pennsylvania, the population at this site has been identified as a source of animals for species recovery efforts due to the planned replacement of the Hunters Station Bridge.

Goodness, this is so wonderful!   These amazing friends are being fiercely protected by both Federal and Pennsylvania State agencies dedicated to animals like these endangered mussels.   So, then there is the problem of the bridge.    In 2013 an attempt was made to move the mussels so that they would not be killed when the current bridge is demolished/dropped and a new bridge built in its place.   Well, darlings, they moved approximately 4,000 mussels in August of that year.   They were transported to Illinois, Ohio and West Virginia to help repopulate the species in those waters.   The mussels could not simply be moved up or down the Allegheny because it would overpopulate those areas and threaten their lives.  So, away they went to new homes.

That might be the end of this story, however, they didn't just find a few thousand shelled friends.   NO, THEY NOW KNOW THERE ARE ABOUT 200,000 OF THEM HERE!    Isn't that wonderful!   So many more of them are surviving.   Well, now the majestic protector-peeps won't allow the old bridge to be dropped until many more mussel lives are saved.   Hurraaaayyyyy!    This whole project will be done in such a way as to ensure the least possible destruction and upset to the mussel populations.   And many will begin new lives and families in areas where they haven't lived in ages.  

Now, we crabby girls must admit that this issue is causing a delay to this bridge replacement.  There is also a major issue with the golf course that is here next to our territory.   The golf course problem will delay this project by several years, however that is not nearly as fascinating as the story of our shelled friends the Clubshell and Riffleshell Mussels. 

Ciao and Little Pinches,
Beachnut, Oceana, Shelldon

April 12, 2014

I feel BETTER!

Hey Everyone!
Wow, this was a totally weird week!   It started off fine, but then got all bad and strange.   My beloved Dad betrayed me by taking me to the dogtor.   OMD I couldn't believe it!    Anyway, I fought the good fight and did everything in my pooch power to bash everyone and prevent any pain, suffering or general hurt to my precious body.  BOL   In the end, I took a really long nap.

Well, thank you so much, my bestest furiends for all of your support and cheering of my efforts!   I knew you'd have my back.  My peeps said I was crazy, but I knew you would all understand.  BOL    So after my ordeal, yesterday I did a lot of this:

and this:

and this:


So, I'm doing lots of this:

Thanks again for being such supportive furiends!   
I knew you'd all understand, even if my peeps and the dogtor peeps don't!  

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

April 11, 2014

All the LUCK in the world...

...couldn't help this mess!   
Hello again Blogville, Sarge's Mom here.   Thanks so much for the well wishes, luck and support to Sarge's dogtor post yesterday.   Well, it was so very, very bad!   OMD it was very bad!

When Stan got to the vet at 9am, the happy pills had not had any effect at all, so they wrestled Sarge down in a huge ordeal and the vet gave him a happy shot.   Stan took him outside to walk around until it started to work. 

Thirty minutes later and the happy shot had not had any effect at all, so they wrestled Sarge down again in a huge ordeal and the vet gave him a stronger happy shot.   This one was some version of heroin and the vet said it would make him totally loopy in about 15 minutes tops.   Thirty minutes later and the second happy shot had not had any effect at all.  

The vet said he's never treated a dog that didn't respond to at least one of these three drugs and Sarge didn't respond at all.   The vet said the only choice was to wrestle him down again in a third huge ordeal and just gave him the full anesthesia.  This finally knocked him clear out, totally unconscious  in about 10 minutes.   Unbelievable!    He scratched, clawed, bit, spit, foamed at the mouth, pooped, peed, everything.   The vet couldn't believe it.   He said from now on we'll skip all of the happy meds and we'll just take him right to the exam room, one wrestling match for the full anesthesia.   Done.  OUT COLD.   OMD      Well, Stan has a sense of humor about it and he said the vet was wonderful about it.   How embarrassing.   The vet said this is all in Sarge's head and he is so strong.  He is also abnormally resistant to any kind of happy drugs.   WOW, aren't we lucky?!?   BOL     Long story short, they were back home at 3pm and Sarge zonked out on his cot.   He will probably be totally useless until about mid-day today.  BOL   The vet said he is perfectly healthy.   Blood work is right-down-the-middle normal.   Got his teeth done, nails done, blood work, heartworm test and pills, eye ointment for his pannus, lepto and bordatella.   He's good for another 100,000 miles.  BOL    Thank dawg we all have a sense of humor.    The vet, my hubby and a rather large vet tech- and the three of them could not control our 44 pound holy terror wild man insane nut job Sarge.

So, Blogville, are you impressed with your Police Commissioner?!?   He wasn't going down without a fight.   No Sir-E.   I think inside his crazy canine head he was thinking "THEY'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!!!   NOOOOOOO    HELL NO, I WON'T GO!!!!"       What a nut.


April 10, 2014

Need Some LUCK

Hello, Blogville!    Sarge's Mom here for a change.    Now, the reason a little luck and crossed paws are needed today is because Sarge is headed to the dogtor this morning.  

Just to be sure there is no confusion, Sarge doesn't need the luck.   NOPE
The dogtor and his staff all need some luck and crossed paws.   FUR SURE
Sarge's Dad could use a little luck and crossed paws too.   DEFINITELY

WHY???   Because Sarge tries to bash everyone!   BOL   ahem.
Yes, he's a wild man and a holy terror at the vet's office.   Let's all cross paws, fingers, toes, feet, eyes, whatever and send a little luck to the dogtor, his staff and my hubby in hopes that Sarge doesn't embarrass us too badly or put a bash on anyone.   SHESH     We gave him some "happy pills" this morning to try to help this along.  He's getting the full once-over today.   Shots, tests, teeth, nails, the whole nine yards.    We already told the dogtor's staff "BRACE YOURSELVES!" 

Maybe it will be fine and Sarge will be sweet and wonderful....that's the triumph of hope over experience, my furiends.   BOL


April 09, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...Stuffy Nap

Grr and a Beary Dreamy Woof,
Sarge, Napper