Friday, November 21, 2008

Kicking and screaming, I finally let peer pressure (thanks, Breda) shame me into getting a webcam.

Wanna see my wiener?

Here he is in all his splendor. Yup, he's got more of the dachshund than chihuahua. He's 8.5 pounds of magnficent brute.

Lessons I learned Thursday:

  • You know how you get those sprinkle-on-carpet-then-vacuum air fresheners? Well, the spread-the-aroma effect works with other products, as well, including the dog poo someone hoovered up a couple weeks ago. Don't do it.
  • The $9.99 mallard squeak toy will last less than 30 minutes, whereas an Aquafina water bottle will last for days and days. [NOTE: Greybeard sagely informed me that plastic can be deadly for our little pooches. Sorry to give bad information - I've monitored my dogs when they've played with plastic things, but based on what he told me (see the comments section), it's probably best not to let them play with plastic things at all. Better to deny them goodies than to give them something that may wound or kill them. Thanks, Greybeard!]
  • If a terrier is being quiet, they are definitely up to something. Go ahead and get mad before you find them.


HollyB said...

You look MAHVELOUS, Darlin'! The human is cute, too. ;)

Jay G said...

"Wanna see my wiener??"

I'll take "Questions that would get Jay G. in BIG trouble were he to ask them" for $500, Alex... said...

Great shot of you!

Here's a banana for your monkey. (Couldn't resist doing the old joke) Seriously, he's cute too!

phlegmfatale said...

aunty hols - Of course I look mahvelous- I am, after all, ME. I think mummy's cute, tew. Love, chuychanga schnitzelhoffer

jay g - uh, what did you think I meant? I love showing off my wiener dog!

Mushy - Aw, thank ye, Sir! Waka waka! He's a cutey-pie!

Anonymous said...

Of course you look mahvelous!

I have a grandpuppy that looks the same except in black. He thinks he's people. Pretty good puddy dog.

The Lily said...

OMG I love his eyebrows! The better to execute the look of practiced innocence with.

Oh and you should definitely check out I get toys for my monsters there wholesale. And I would NEED to buy them wholesale.

Vinogirl said...

He looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, but I know better if he is anything like Vinodog2. She has disemboweled her bed the past 2days and the pile of mangled toys, now out of her reach on top of the TV cabinet, is a testament to her terrier-ist contempt for my bank account balance. I will try the water bottle!

breda said...

the both of you are so cute! Yay for webcams - it was fun chatting with you.

Buck said...

Excellent photo, Phlegmmy! Both of you are just Teh Cutest!

Kicking and screaming, I finally let peer pressure (thanks, Breda) shame me into getting a webcam.

I've been thinking on that lately. Google introduced "video chat" this week, and the possibilities are intriguing. But then again, I've not been much for IM'ing in the last few years (not at ALL, actually), so perhaps not.

Carteach said...

Awww...... :-)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't decide who's more adorable! You certainly make a fine couple, that's for sure.

Vacuumed up cat puke also scents the air forever afterward.

phlegmfatale said...

rickn8tor - he IS a marvelous little beastie, isn't he? :)

Lily - will check that site out! Yes, I'm a sucker for that baby face.

Vinogirl - he's not as naughty as the terrier, but is way more stealthy. She's all bombast and he is cunning. Quite the pair, they are!

breda - thanks! I had a blast, too!

buck - Aw, thanks! Logitech El Cheapo special for $30 at one of those office places. Works like a charm!

Carteach0 - shucks!

Barbara - We're a fine team, I think! ew, I think vacuumed cat puke may be worster than dog poo. *gack!*

Christina RN LMT said...

You make an adorable couple, that's for sure!

I dunno about this webcam bizness, I usually sit in front of my computer all comfy en dishabille, so now I'd have to get all spruced up?! I think I'll decline! *lol*

J.R.Shirley said...

Very nice. I changed some pics and added a new one last night, too...

NotClauswitz said...


Greybeard said...

A caution, Phlemmy-
Ingesting plastic can be dangerous...
Asphyxiation, or torn tissue along the alimentary canal.
I'd hate for you to have to write a heartbreaking post.

phlegmfatale said...

christina - thanks, honey

jr shirley - looking good, there!

dirtcrashr - t'hee!

greybeard - thanks for making me aware of this - I don't want any of my pups to be a cautionary tale, and i'm so sorry about you losing little bubba - he must have been a magnificent little brute.

theirritablearchitect said...

Dogs are always cute, right?

YOU, however, are a....smokin', lady!!!

Sorry, I shouldn't be so forward, I'm a married man!

It's OK to admire beauty from a distance, isn't it?

phlegmfatale said...

theirritablearchitect - Well, some dogs are more fetching than others. Golly - I'm deeply complimented by your words. I may be easier to admire from a distance where my fatal flaws don't stand in such relief, but I admit I loved reading that i'm smokin'. :)