Friday, February 13, 2009

Pets Of The Week

Congratulations to Stump, a 10 year old Sussex spaniel who won Best In Show at the 2009 Westminister Dog Show. Stump came out of retirement to take the top doggie honors and was the first of his breed to capture the silver bowl. Stump barely made it past 5 or so. He left the show ring in 2004 and later nearly died from a mysterious medical condition. The vets at Texas A&M saved him.

This is BG, short for Burgular Guard, and he is Paula's owner and evidently the swingset boss in the back yard. As you can see, BG has evicted Paula's grandson, Corey, from the swing and has taken command. Although Corey seems quite amused, personally I wouldn't stand for a canine to take anything from me. You can read Paula's journal called Paula's Country tales at

Barney is Ally's dog is not very happy about going to see the vet for his yearly injections. Perhaps he'd be more willing if there was a treat involved, but judging from the look on his face, he's been there, done that and wasn't very content when the vet produced the needle. Hang in there guy, it only hurts when you sit. Stop by Ally's journal at

My friend, Isi (Isabel) lives in the Bahamas and she owns this truckload of PUPPIES! The Labrador retrievers are named Diva (the black one), the two chocolates are Hershey and Reggie, the big white pitbull mix is Lucky and the German shepard mix is Santo! I don't know what her dog food bill is but I'm betting she has to rent a backhoe and a dumpster for use as a pooper scooper!

Karen's puppy is named Sheba and strikes me as the type of dog that would make a good and caring friend. Since I'm a cat, I normally don't hang out with canines that much, but if I were to do so, I think I'd hang out with Sheba. Stop by and see Sheba and her pet, Karen at

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales:

Barney goes into a bar and starts playing pool. Nearby, another man is also shooting pool and has his pet monkey with him. Suddenly, the monkey jumps onto Barney's table, grabs the cue ball and stuffs it into his mouth and swallows it. The first man yells for the bartender who comes over and apolgizes for the incident. Barney finishes his game and leaves.

A week later Barney goes into the bar for a beer. He looks over and sees the same man with the monkey in the corner shooting pool. The bartender brings Barney a beer and some peanuts and walks away.

The monkey comes over to Barney, reaches into the peanut bowl, grabs a nut, sticks it in his butt--then eats it. Barney stares at the monkey who continues to repeat this action. He angrily asks the bartender, "What's up with that monkey grabbing my peanuts one at a time, sticking them in his butt then eating them." The bartender says, "Well, ever since the pool ball incident last week, he measures everything before he eats it."

"You just make damned well sure you tell your family how well I protect your ass Hung Lo 'cause when we get home I don't want to be on the menu"

A farmer buys several pigs, hoping to breed them for ham and bacon. After several weeks, he notices that none of the pigs are getting pregnant, and calls a vet for help. The vet tells the farmer that he should try artificial insemination. The farmer doesn't have the slightest idea what this means but, not wanting to display his ignorance, he only asks the vet how he will know when the pigs are pregnant. The vet tells him that when pregnant, they will stop standing around and will, instead, lay down and wallow in the mud.

The farmer hangs up and gives it some thought. He comes to the conclusion that artificial insemination means he has to impregnate the pigs. So, he loads the pigs into his truck, drives them out into the woods, has sex with them all, brings them back and goes to bed. Next morning, he wakes and looks out at the pigs. Seeing that they are all still standing around, he concludes that the first try didn't take, and loads them in the truck again. He drives them out to the woods, does each pig twice for good measure, brings them back and goes to bed.

The next morning, he was woken up by his wife shaking him and saying "Wake up Dear, the pigs are acting strangely!". The farmer says,"What do you mean? Are they wallowing in the mud?" His wife say, "No, they're all in the truck and one of them is honking the horn."

Remember to send me your pet's picture in care of Jimmy at along with any pertinant information that you care to share. Let everyone take a look at them in next Friday's post.

That's Possum's Journal for this week.

Stray Tuned !


Karen said...

Sheba wants to thank you for the mention in your journal today. She is pristine and somewhat shy, but loving and loyal. She asked me to write you a thank you, so I am. Thanks, Pal!! Woof!

Paula said...

Thanks Possum for posting the picture of B.G. and Corey. Love your journal. Paula

Coelha :B said...

:) Hi Possum! Love your pictures! You keep that Jimmy guy out of trouble, okay? :) Julie

Anne said...

This makes me want to get another dog. Anne

Linda's World said...

Hi You Big Hunk You; I want to know why they don't put the Cat shows on TV? I'm sick of looking at the stupid dog shows. And then my mom watches that dumb movie "Best In Show" and it makes me want to barf up a hairball right in the middle of the living room carpet. Love and meows from your Washington friend Gabi Lin