“Devious?” Never! “Clever?” Of course! “Genius?” ABSOLUTELY!

Happy Friday all! Yep, I’m late! Almost wasn’t even going to be able to blog today with all that is going on at my house, but duty or is it DOODY? calls!

Today I am going to tell you about an award I was given by my buddy Toby over at

Click on the photo to visit Toby’s blog!

This award was a new one to me! Check it out!

The requirements that one must complete upon accepting this award, is to name and link to the doggy who gave it to you…DONE! 

You know what? I am not sure what the other requirements are, but to prove that I am worthy of this award, I am going to elaborate on a couple of things that Toby mentioned in his post that we seem to have in common. Once you read these you will know that I was a deserving recipient.

TOBY EATS DOG POOP. YES, you read that correctly. If you think you missed it, let me say this again, TOBY EATS DOG POOP. Ya know what? So do I! Does that make me “devious?” Nooo…it makes me a genius and proves that I am quite  clever! Why? All dog poop is, is the same food that I just ate right before I  pooped!! It’s just in a more palatable form! It’s packed with nutrients and comes with the added bonus of dirt, cat fur, dust bunnies and whatever else I  may have ingested while going about my  daily “business.”  With everyone being so concerned about the environment, consider it a form of recycling and get over it, ok?

TOBY DOESN’T DO WELL WITH COMMANDS.  Neither do I. Let me put it to you this way, do YOU like to be told what to do? What if you feel like running and someone tells you to SIT? What if you want to rest and someone tells you to COME?  What if you found a hundred-zillion dollars and someone told you to LEAVE IT!! You wouldn’t listen, would you? Well, my 2-legged friends I am  no different than you! I have the ability to think, and in some cases I can exercise sound REASONING skills as well! I will be the one to decide WHAT I will do and WHEN I will do it! Being a Shetland Sheepdog I am the 6th most intelligent dog of the top 20 breeds. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

1 – border collie
2 – poodle
3 – German shepherd
4 – golden retriever
5 – doberman pinscher
6 – shetland sheepdog
7 – Labrador retriever
8 – papillon
9 – rottweiler
10 – Australian cattle dog
11 – Pembroke welsh corgi
12 – miniature schnauzer
13 – English springer spaniel
14 – Belgian terrine
15 – schipperke / Belgian sheepdog
16 – collie / keeshound
17 – German short haired pointer
18 – flat coated retriever / English cocker spaniel / standard schnauzer
19 – Brittany spaniel
20 – cocker spaniel

Source(s):

The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren

 

See? I don’t need YOU to make decisions for me. You want TRICKS….buy a SEAL!

I could go on and on with further examples of why I am worthy of this award but one thing that makes me even more clever and even more of a genius is that I know when to STOP. Well, unless I am on a barking binge but I digress…

Now I am supposed to award this to 7 other bloggers!  Ok…here we go, if you have already received this just pretend I never told you about the award, it will be our little secret.

It’s EASY!!!! click on the photo to visit his blog

 

Click on the photo to visit their blog!

 

Click on their photo to visit their blog!

 

 

That’s it. Yeah, I KNOW that that’s not SEVEN. Did you NOT read my post above? I DON’T DO WELL WITH COMMANDS and I am the SIXTH MOST INTELLIGENT. I told you, I MAKE the decisions.  I don’t care what some arbitrary award tells me to do, “it’s MY way or the HIGHWAY!!” Now, if you will excuse me, I think I will go and:

EAT SOME POOP!!

Barks and licks and love,

Dakota

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse By Allia Zobel Nolan

Hi fellow Doggies! It’s me, Dakota!

As some of you may know I am not the only one in the pack to have a blog,  my kitty brother Cody has one too! Yesterday he was pretty smug after featuring a book that he and Mom both were laughing their rotund bellies off at;  “I’d Rather Be A Cat: The Official “Better Than Dogs” Cat Book, written by the witty and talented, self-professed “cat person” Allia Zobel Nolan.

Their “catty” behavior was really getting under my fur!

What about me? Does Allia have something against dogs? There was no book for ME to bark about?

Well, as it turns out there is! The book I am referring to is Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse, written by none other than the woman with an amazing pedigree Allia Zobel Nolan. Knowing that I would feel left out in the dog house without a book of my own to read and review, she was kind enough to send me a book of my own to read with my Mom!

You  think that cats are the only ones that have mystery and secrets that they need to cough up like a furball stuck in their throat?  You are wrong! We dogs have secrets  too! We have confessions to make!  We can’t walk around forever burying our secrets in the dirt like yesterday’s bones! No siree!

By her own admission, Allia Zobel Nolan is a “cat person and always will be” She, like my Mom, is a “card carrying member of the Cat Writer’s Association” but I gotta raise my paw to her! She may be a “cat person” but she sure has her paw on what makes doggies, well, DOGGIES!

When writing this hilarious and cute-as-a-tail-on-a-pug’s-butt,  book,  Zobel Nolan  collected canine confessions from all over the globe! We couldn’t wait to hurl our cookies!  For those not familiar with dog-speak that translates to tell our secrets! What kind of secrets do we have? Ohhh you wouldn’t believe the things we do when our pack leaders are away! Then again, YOU WOULD cause you do many of the things listed in this book too!  That is why you will love this book so much fellow doggies! You can relate!

Here are some of the confessions of doggies from around the globe that will have you wagging your tail in recognition:

  • using Mom’s electric toothbrush to clean their tongue
  • living for the day, THEY can throw the ball, and DAD can fetch it!
  • wearing Mom’s hair extensions
  • rolling in garbage, burying the neighbor’s wash…barking contests and more

Like the above? I knew you would? Here are some more!

From Chihuahua, Taco Alejandro Maximilian Ruiz, aka Senor Stinky, Bogata, Colombia: ” Trainer say, “Dog need housebreak training.” I theenk, I don’t need no stinkin’ training. I can break the house myself. So I did.

and another

From Porkchops, Indianapolis, Indiana, “Homework? Yeah, I ate it…and Mom’s cell and a violet plant too. But, hey, there’s always room for dessert.”

Pretty hilarious aren’t they? You can stop spinning now, you’ll make yourself dizzy. (Oh and you should see the super cute photos that go with each confession! Bet you can find a dog breed in this book that YOU know, heck it might just be YOU!)

So there you have it my canine compadre, you aren’t alone. You don’t have to hang your head and drag your tail between your legs in shame thinking that YOU are the ONLY obedience school drop out on the bus. There IS someone who understands.  Someone who has allowed the confessions of doggies to be heard around the world!

Someone REALLY “gets” us!  I can sniff out talent a mile away, even if that talent DOES have the lingering smell of CAT!

Now if you will excuse me, like Crackers, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “My confession? I love attention, I’m a hog for attention. I love, love, love attention. Can’t get enough attention. You gonna give me some attention? I need attention!”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

ISBN:978-O-7369-4450-5

From Harvest House Publishers

64 pages-in a super cute, pocket-size book!

for all ages

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of seven cat books and over 150 children’s and adult trade titles with 2 1/2 million books in print. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband and their three (perish the thought!)  CATS!

For more information about Allia Zobel Nolan, visit her at:

www.AlliaWrites.com

www.kittyliterate.blogspot.com

www.theworrywartsprayerbook.wordpress.com