Thursday, 25 May 2017

Stories We Love

Blogville Department of Arts and Entertainment

Stories we Love

For the month of May our challenge has been "Stories we love." Blogville residents were invited to write about their favorite stories that feature an anipal. Stories could include poems, films, made-up stories, tales from books or any other narrative that could be defined as a story. 

The entries are now on the Blogville arts and Entertainment website, so please come over and take a look. You will find it here.

From the Blogville Department of Arts and Entertainment:
Louis Dog Armstrong


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Danger on the Patio!

Befur I get into the dangerous goings-on on our patio today I want to thank everybuddy who sent in submissions fur the May Blogville Arts and Entertainment challenge. The title is "Stories we Love".
The dead lion is today (May 20th) but I am extending it fur 24 hours, until the end of May 21st, because I was not able to blog fur the past week, so I couldn't sent out the reminders.

If you planned to enter but furgot, or if you didn't know about it, there is still time!

The details about the challenge are at the very end of this blog post.

Now fur the danger on our patio!

You know how much I hate the vacuum monster.  I try to kill it whenever I can. Well now there is something even more disturbing.  It is a home security nightmare and it has to do with Eric, who I live with and who is usually a reasonable peep. Fur some reason, pawever, today he is not his usual self.

The furst thing Eric did this morning seemed harmless enough. He moved all of Mimi's planters and the barbeque into the middle of the patio floor.

Then he got out a crazy contraption that he attached to a water hose and he plugged it in. So far, so good. I just stood by because it's my job to know what is going on.

The next thing that happened was shocking. It brought all of my instincts to the surface.

Well the thing made a noise louder than the vacuum and it squirted water that started to move stuff around.  I had to attack it. Eric was in danger from the stupid thing.

Eric with the power monster


I did my best to attack the monster!

The very next thing that happened is that the noise stopped. Eric scooped me up and carried me into the house. He closed the patio window, locking me inside. All I could do was bark, even though he needed me to save him from the monster.

Why do they put me in charge of home security and then prevent me from doing my job?

I will never understand these peeps, but I love them just the same.

Now fur the infurmation about the May challenge:


Stories we Love

In this challenge we share stories we love. 

What you Do:


1. Choose a story you love. The only criteria fur a story is that it must include an animal, bird, fish, reptile or other non-human living being. The non-human need not be the main character.

2.  Your story can be a poem, book, folk tale, movie, song or anything else that could be considered to be a story. It could be a story you have made up or one that you heard around a campfire. The wide-open choice is yours.

3. Write some words about the story and why you like it.

4. Include two photos: one of yourself and one that somehow relates too the story you have chosen.
   The  photo depicting the story can be the book cover, film poster, a picture of something like what is in the story, an author, or anything else that relates.  Please send photos in jpeg format. Louis has troubles with anything else.

5. Include the URL to your blog site as well as the name of your blog so Louis can link your submission to your  site.

6. Send your entries to Louis at louisbloggingdog(at)gmail(dot)com.

7. Dead Lion fur entries is May 21, 2017. They will be published on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website on May 25th.

Everybuddy who enters will receive a cool badge.

Dead Lion extended to May 21st!

Well my furends, that is all fur today.
From sunny Vancouver, Canada,
this is

Louis Dog Armstrong

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Saturday Night at Home

Hello  Everybuddy!

The furst thing I want to tell you is that I got the right answer to Sammy's teaser on Two Spoiled Cats this week! I am so furry proud of myself! Every week Angel Sammy hold a contest to see who can identify what is usually an architectural building or monument. I tried a few times over the past months, but always got it wrong until this time! I won this badge:

I'll be putting this badge on my "Awards" page!

In case you were wondering what's going on in my life, it's Saturday night and this little white dog is staying at home with my kitty brother. Hazuzu would like to be out prowling around, but he isn't allowed to go out of the house after dark.

I never mind staying at home so long as one of the peeps is here. Besides, my abilities as a home security expert are always needed. I am the only one who can tell if an anipal or a strange peep is nearby so I always know when to bark.


I am happy to stay at home fur the sake of home security!

It's Saturday night and Hazuzu is feeling restless!


Mimi is working on her art projects. She is designing what she calls "articulated paper dolls". It sounds like she never grew up!

Finally, Hazuzu and I want to wish each and every mom out there a Happy Mothers Day! This is fur moms of anipals as well as moms of peeps.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!
The Mothers Day graphic is by Ann from Zoolatry.

Well, that is how it is in Louisdog's life!

Thanks fur stopping by!

From Vancouver,
this is
Louis Dog Armstrong


Monday, 8 May 2017

Louis' This and That

Once more it is time fur Louisdog's this and that.

THIS:  


This is one of Mimi's cat paintings. She paints a lot more cats than dogs and I don't know why.

THAT:

This photo was taken just befur I had my latest furcut but it shows you how we live. Here I am with Eric, who is Mimi's grandson. Hazuzu is on the coffee table. He has his eye on something but I can't remember what. Mimi did the paintings on the wall.



THIS:

My kitty-brother Hazuzu is getting a lot out of Cat Scouts and from my pawspective it is good to see him interested in more that just running around the neighborhood chasing mousies. Last weekend, fur example, he had the oppawtunity to go to the Kentucky Derby with a group of cats. They stayed in a pawsome hotel, went on a riverboat, partied and took in the sights of Louisville.
Here is a photo of Hazuzu, all dressed fur the derby:




At one of the pawties, he dressed like Colonel Sanders and brought fried chicken!



I gotta admit, my brother is a cool cat!

THAT:

Now, fur a dose of complete cuteness:

Who doesn't love bunnies and little baby chicks?
THIS:

I want to make a request about the May Blogville Arts and Entertainment challenge, which is called Stories we Love.   Would you please let others know? I don't have a lot of followers because I am fairly new in Blogville and not that many anipals and peeps see my posts. It would help a lot if you would let others know about it.

This is the May challenge:

Stories we Love

In this challenge we share stories we love. 

What you Do:
1. Choose a story you love. The only criteria fur a story is that it must include an animal, bird, fish, reptile or other non-human living being. The non-human need not be the main character.

2.  Your story can be a poem, book, folk tale, movie, song or anything else that could be considered to be a story. It could be a story you have made up or one that you heard around a campfire. The wide-open choice is yours.

3. Write some words about the story and why you like it.

4. Include two photos: one of yourself and one that somehow relates too the story you have chosen.
   The  photo depicting the story can be the book cover, film poster, a picture of something like what is in the story, an author, or anything else that relates.  Please send photos in jpeg format. Louis has troubles with anything else.

5. Include the URL to your blog site as well as the name of your blog so Louis can link your submission to your  site.

6. Send your entries to Louis at louisbloggingdog(at)gmail(dot)com.

7. Dead Lion fur entries is May 20, 2017. They will be published on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website on May 25th.

Everybuddy who enters will receive a cool badge.

If you like, feel free to use this picture:


Well I hope you enjoyed this little bit of this and another bit of that. 

Until Next Time, From Vancouver this is

Louis Dog Armstrong




Thursday, 4 May 2017

May Arts and Entertainment Challenge!

May  Challenge!


Hello and Meow!!


Hazuzu 

Hazuzu here…filling in fur Louis, who is spending a few days with Lucy, Jonathan and their Mom because Mimi has gone to Victoria to see Grandma Rose.  Louis couldn’t go with her this time because Mimi will be attending  an impawtant meeting where they pawbably won’t like dogs.  

Pawsonally,  I  never go on these trips because I purrfer to stay at home.

Before leaving, Louis asked me to  let Blogville know about the Arts and Entertainment challenge fur the month of May. We both hope that you  will all enter.

Here it is:

Stories we Love

In this challenge we share stories we love. 

What you Do:


1. Choose a story you love. The only criteria fur a story is that it must include an animal, bird, fish, reptile or other non-human living being. The non-human need not be the main character.

2.  Your story can be a poem, book, folk tale, movie, song or anything else that could be considered to be a story. It could be a story you have made up or one that you heard around a campfire. The wide-open choice is yours.

3. Write some words about the story and why you like it.

4. Include two photos: one of yourself and one that somehow relates too the story you have chosen.
   The  photo depicting the story can be the book cover, film poster, a picture of something like what is in the story, an author, or anything else that relates.  Please send photos in jpeg format. Louis has troubles with anything else.

5. Include the URL to your blog site as well as the name of your blog so Louis can link your submission to your  site.

6. Send your entries to Louis at louisbloggingdog(at)gmail(dot)com.

7. Dead Lion fur entries is May 20, 2017. They will be published on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website on May 25th.

Everybuddy who enters will receive a cool badge.

Louis and I are both curious about what stories we will hear about. 

Well I gotta go now. I hear little mouses calling my name, if you get my drift.

Yay Fur Blogville!

Hazuzu
Fur Louis Dog Armstrong










Monday, 1 May 2017

Rainy Day...All Day

Today the weather peeps predicted that the sun would come out but instead it rained all day!

This is what Hazuzu and I did today:

Chillin' indoors on a rainy day.



Hazuzu stayed inside because he didn't feel like getting his furs all wet. Besides, all of the mousies were deep inside their cozy little hidey-holes.

Earlier, while looking fur photos I found this one with a rainy day dog:



Hopefully tomorrow will be like yesterday,which was pawfect fur gardening.

Until Next Time:

Louis Dog Armstrong




Saturday, 29 April 2017

Yoda and Me

SOMEHOW this post got lost a couple of days after it was published! I have no idea how, but it vanished! Not only that. but only a few words from it and no photos are in my "posts" area.

I won't re-write it, but here are the photos of Yoda and me.
The post was all about my amazing Yoda-like ears.








With these ears I can hear EVERYTHING!!

From Rainy Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Earth Day Challenge

Blogville Earth Day Challenge



Happy Saturday everybuddy, and Happy Earth Day.
To celebrate Earth Day some of our Blogville residents pawticipated in the Earth Day challenge. All of the entries are posted on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment Depawtment website. Do come and take a look, whether you entered or not.  

This was my entry:

Fur my entry I decided to call attention to the wilder anipals that live among us. Fur example, in my 'hood we have a grrreat many raccoons. Rumor has it that if given the chance, they will eat little white dogs (like me). This is why we never feed them or encourage them to hang around our house. At the same time, we respect them and recognize their right to live. We want to coexist in peace!









 My brother, the kitty Hazuzu, didn't enter this challenge because he was too busy earning all kinds of badges fur Cat Scouts. It's like he's obsessed!

Thank you once again to all of our Blogville furends who support the Arts and Entertainment Department, whether it is by direct pawticipation or by your encouragement. You are all wonderfur!

Thanks especially to Jakey, Director of Artistic Development. Jakey is one smart dog!


Jakey loves to share his technical skills.

Have a wonderfur Earth Day weekend!

Louis Dog Armstrong
Director: Blogville Arts and Entertainment




Friday, 21 April 2017

Flowers fur Dory

Special Flowers Fur Dory

It is hard to imagine Blogville without our dear furend Dory, who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge too soon. 

In memory of Dory, we send this garden of flowers. The waterfall is to represent the River of Life.

Sweet Dory, run free!



From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Louisdog's This and That

Befur I start with This and That, Mimi, Hazuzu and I want to say a bit about Dory, who has crossed the rainbow bridge. This is a sad, sad day fur Blogville and for the wider world, as well. Dory was a beautifur dog with a beautifur soul. She loved her furever family and she loved life. We are so sad today.

We will keep precious Dory in our hearts.




It's time again fur a bit of this and a lot of that. Or a bit of that and a lot of this. Whichever it is, it is today.

1. THIS

When I visited Victoria a couple of weeks ago to see Grandma Rose, I came upon this statue of St. Francis in the garden of Grandma's Residential Care facility. I just had to have a sniff!
St. Francis loved all anipals
 2. THAT

Here is some dog wisdom that is good fur peeps:


3. THIS

Yesterday we went to the park where we met a Newfoundland dog who is HUGE. His peeps say he eats more than they do. Is that possible?



4. THAT

Hazuzu attended a pawty with the Cat Scouts today. It was an Arabian Nights theme pawty to celebrate the April birthday and gotcha days for Cat Scouts. They do it every month. He was so excited! Fur the furst time in his life, the kitty is becoming sociable. Here are a couple of photos so you can see why he is so happy.

Hazuzu's transportation to the pawty



Hazuzu in his pawty costume

5. This

I don't know about you, butt I can't wait fur the Beach Blanket Bingo Dance. Mimi is so old that she remembers Frankie Avalon. Anypaw, I want to ask my grrrlfurend CRICKET if she will go with me. Cricket and I always have a grrreat time together. She says she loves me so I think she will come!


Let's dance!

Well that is that fur This and That.

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong


Friday, 7 April 2017

Hazuzu Meets New Furends

Hazuzu Meets New Furends


Meow to our Blogville Furends!  Hazuzu here... Louis said I could post today because I have grrrreat good news!

As you pawbably know, I tend to spend a lot of time by myself, roaming around the neighborhood, mainly looking fur mousies.  I was getting so bad that Mimi talked me into joining a group where I could meet some kitties who  do constructive things. She suggested Cat Scouts because I would meet pawsitive role models. I agreed to give it a try.

I hafta tell you, joining Cat Scouts is one of the best things I have ever done fur myself. The cats there are amazing and there is no end of fun things to do. I have only been there fur a couple of days and already I've made some new furends.

I even have a uniform.What do you think of it?  Do I look good?

I love my Cat Scout uniform!
  The Cat Scouts have their own university. I will be able to sign up for classes on topics that interest every cat, such as bird migrations.

Here is my Cat Scout University (CSU) ID card:


As you can see, I am a Tenderpaw. After I've been around awhile, earned some badges and done a few other things I'll be able to move up in rank.

Another grrreat thing is that I already knew a few of the Cat Scouts.

Well, I better go. It looks like Mimi is doing something in the kitchen with a chicken and I need to check it out.

Hazuzu the Cat



Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

Today I am joining Brian's THANKFUL THURSDAY blog hop!

Today i am thankful for ANNA

Anna loves walking with me
I met Anna when she was a little baby peep. She is Mimi's granddaughter.  At furst I was a little jealous because Mimi liked to hold her and I was afraid that Anna might take too much of Mimi's love.

Soon, pawever, I learned that Mimi has a heart full of love fur both Anna and me. That's when I started to also really love Anna.

Now Anna and I are pals. I taught her how to walk a dog and she feeds me treats. What could be better than that?

I am so thankful!!

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Grandma Rose

Visiting Grandma Rose

I have written about Grandma Rose before, so you probably know that she is Mimi's mother. Grandma Rose is 93 years old and last month she moved into a residential care facility.  Last week,Mimi and I drove to Victoria to see her. 

I was invited to go because I am an impawtant member of our family pack. 

I have known Grandma Rose all my life. She likes me, and when she lived in her own place I was always welcome. I would often sit beside her as she watched TV or read a book. She never minded the noise I made with my squeaky toys and I never minded her watching tennis (her favorite).

Actually, she was easy going with me and the other family dogs unless we left pee mail in her house, in which case she was not too pleased. Pawever, if we ever did leave pee mail, she knew that it was not really the dog's fault. She would say that we needed more or longer walks.

Grandma Rose is a tiny pawson. Every time I see her she seems a bit smaller. 

Here is a photo of Grandma Rose and me. It was taken last Saturday. She asked fur me to sit on her bed.

Grandma Rose is my furend.

Grandma Rose used to go fur long walks by herself. Now she uses a wheelchair to get around.

Mimi is happy that Grandma Rose can still play chess.

We will be visiting Grandma Rose again before too long.

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong
Medicine Dog 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Let's Show the World!

Lets Show the World
That Blogville Cares
About
Planet Earth!

Join the Blogville April Earth Day Challenge!
Open to Everybuddy!

Help Spread the word!


The Rules


1. Each pawticipant will do one pawsitive thing fur Planet Earth, take a phodograph and then write a small bit about it.

2. Email your submissions to me by April 15, 2017. My email address is louisbloggingdog (at) gmail (dot)(com). Please use jpeg format fur photos.

3. I will publish all entries on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website, on Earth Day, April 22nd.

4. All pawticipants will receive a cool badge.

You can read more about this here!

Message me fur more infurmation by using the form on my sidebar.

Please help to spread the word!
Thank you!!

Louis Dog Armstrong
Blogville Director of Arts and Entertainment






Sunday, 2 April 2017

My New Furcut!

I just spent a few days in Victoria, visiting Grandma Rose. Before we left, I had a complete fur cut. I want you to see!

I get my fur cuts at Spa Dog in Vancouver. This time, my groomer's name was Angela.  She is the one who found the matt and the hematoma behind my ear that I wrote about for Thankful Thursday.

Furst is my BEFORE picture. I needed some attention. I was a scruffy guy!

Time fur a furcut!

Now check out my AFTER photo.  See my big smile/ I look like a different dog!

Angela is grrrreat!

I am feeling good about my new look. What do you think!

From Vancouver
Louis Dog Armstrong




Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday


Today I am joining Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop. He is recruiting blog hoppers fur this, so if you feel thankful, do consider going over there and joining. It's at Brian's Home.

I have a lot to be grrrreatful fur. Fur starters, I have a furever home with peeps who love me. They let me hog the computer and they give me treats. What dog wouldn't be thankful?

Pawever, I want to let you know about something I feel grrreatful fur today. It's my new fur cut and about something my groomer found that makes me feel better.

As some of you might remember, I had an appointment at Spa Dog yesterday. Spa Dog is a grrreat place in Vancouver fur dogs to get their furs cut. My groomer's name was Angela and she is gentle and good with dogs. 

While Angela was working on me, she found a matt behind one of my ears. It was small, but at the same time it was all twisted and pulling at the sensitive skin I have behind my ears.  When she removed it, she noticed that I had a bruise behind my ear and that the area around it was swollen.  They called it a Haematoma. 

Nobuddy realized it, but I had been going around with real pain from this and it would have become worse if Angela hadn't noticed.
It's a relief to have the problem fixed. Now I feel much better!

So today I am thankful that the pain behind my ear has gone away! I think we should break out the treats.

I took some selfies when I was at Spa Dog. They were pretty good "before"and "after" photos with Angela. The problem is thateven though I sent them from Mimi's phone to this computer, they still haven't arrived! I can't wait because I hafta get over to Victoria today. Sooo, BOL!! I am posting this instead:



I will post pics of my new furcut when I can! 

I am also thankful to my good furends, Jonathan, Lucy and their mom fur the Spa Dog gift certificates they gave me last Christmas. Thanks to them, my matts are all gone and I feel like a new dog!

Here is a photo of me, taken last December,  with Jonathan and Lucy:


See how nice they are to me?

Thank you Angela, Jonathan and Lucy (and their mom)!

From Vancouver
where the sky is blue,
Louis Dog Armstrong




  

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

April Challenge

Blogville Arts And Entertainment Department

April 2017 Challenge:

Earth Day



Earth Day is an international event, celebrated by more than 193 countries on April 22 every year. This year, Blogville residents are invited to join forces with one another as well as with other groups that care about the planet. We will take action in support of environmental protection.

The Rules

1. Each pawticipant will do one pawsitive thing fur Planet Earth, take a phodograph and then write a small bit about it.

2. Email your submissions to me by April 15, 2017. My email address is louisbloggingdog (at) gmail (dot)(com). Please use jpeg format fur photos.

3. I will publish all entries on the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website, on Earth Day, April 22nd.

4. All pawticipants will receive a cool badge.


The purpose of this challenge is fur Blogville anipals and peeps to work together to help our planet and to have fun while we do it. This is NOT a contest. 

Websites to check out fur ideas:







If you have any questions about this challenge, just message me through the form on my sidebar.

I am hoping fur a good turnout, so please let yur networks know about this challenge. Everybuddy is welcome to pawticipate!


Louis Dog Armstrong
Director: Blogville Arts and Entertainment








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