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.


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:


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?


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
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


Monday, 27 March 2017

More of This and That

Louisdog Armstrong's This and That

1. This

Mimi is furends with Bonnie, who is one of our neighbors. Sometimes when she visits Bonnie I get to go with her, like I did a couple of evenings ago. Mimi, Bonnie and a few of their furends watched a movie called Anne of Green Gables. It's a very Canadian story and all of them read the book a million years ago when they were young girls.

Bonnie has a cat named Little Miss, who has arthritis. Little Miss slept on a chair the entire time while I had treats and snoopervised. I am so happy that Little Miss doesn't mind it when dogs visit them!

Bonnie and Little Miss

2. That

We are planning another trip to Victoria, to visit with Grandma Rose. I will be going to the Residential Care facility where Grandma Rose lives, so Mimi made an appointment fur me to have a furcut at the dog spa on Wednesday. They all know me there and I like them, only I wish that Mimi would stay fur my appointment. Instead, she just drops me off! Not nice!

Here I am with Kalee, one of my groomers, after my last appointment:

3. This

How do you like this fur a self pawtrait? I like to mess around with free photo editing programs. This one was done with Picsart.

4. That

I am a peace dog and I like to think that almost everybuddy loves it when lambs and wolves can be peacefully together.  All dogs are descended from wolves so when I look at this picture I imagine the wolf to be me! 

5. This

I will end this post with a few words about a problem I am having with the dog v/s cat policy around here. Now that the weather is becoming warmer, the kitty, Hazuzu,  goes outside more. In the day time he actually gets to decide fur himself how often he can leave the house. Night time is another matter: he has to stay in after dark because of the coyotes and the raccoons that live around here.

Pawever, nobuddy ever lets me go outside by myself. Why is that? I would love to roam around the neighborhood and I am sure that I would always find my way back home like Hazuzu does. Why don't they trust me?

well, my furends, that is that and this was this and that fur today. I hope you are all well, 
Until Next Time,

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Taking it Easy

This is a day fur taking it easy. After all the excitement yesterday I am dog-gone tired! I think I need a few naps.

Don't wake me up until dinner time!

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Show is on the Road

I am thrilled to report that the Blogville Comedy Film Festival is now fully operational, after technical problems that went on all day. Dougie Dog, Zoey and Jakey managed to fix it, butt fur the longest time none of the videos would play.

So thank you to Dougie Dog, Zoey and Jakey fur your dedication and hard work!

Your seat is waiting fur you now! Just follow this link.

To make up fur the delay, we ordered some delectible delights fur you. Help yurselves and enjoy the shows!

Louis Dog Armstrong
Director of Arts and Entertainment

Blogville Film Fest and Bacon Harvest

Finally, Saturday is here. I headed over to Angel Sammy and Teddy's Bacon Harvest Bash early this morning and let me tell you, there were no disappointed anipals there! If you haven't been there yet,do take a look. There is plenty of bacon fur everybuddyand it is going on all day.

Here is my photo. I harvested this whole box of bacon and they said I can take it home with me!

Yep, I love bacon!

Here is the bacon that Sammy and Teddy gave me. There is enough fur everybuddy, so you can pick some up when you are there.

Hazuzu will love this!
The Canadian Cats gave everyone a BACON BOUQUET. I am giving mine to Mimi as a present. She loves all kinds of  flowers.

Bacon bouquet

Now that I have been to the bacon event, it is time fur the Blogville Comedy Film Festival.  It is held at the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website and you are welcome to join me there.

All of the films were selected by residents of Blogville and they all will make you smile.

We have popcorn with sardine sprinkled topping and chewy bones fur the dogs, plus much, much more!

Louis Dog Armstrong
Director of Arts and Entertainment

Friday, 24 March 2017

Fabulous Friday!

Hazuzu the Cat here, filling in fur my bro Louisdog who is busy setting things up fur the Blogville Comedy film Festival. The film fest will open tomorrow, so he has a lot to do. 

I asked him to arrange fur the caterers to bring some sardine toppings fur the popcorn and he promised to try.

Louis said that I can blog about whatever I want today, so I thought I would let you know some facts about me, myself and I.  Here goes:

What is my favorite food from the store?

you will never guess, but it is Cesar's porterhouse steak flavored dog food, designed fur small dogs. We don't get it very often, but when we do, there is a race to our food dishes!

How old am I?

Five years old, give or take...

Why can't I make a sound?

I was born this way. I have never been able to purr, howl, growl, hiss or make any of the sounds that cats usually make. The vet says I was probably born with a defective voice box, but Mimi says there are no possible defects in me. 
To compensate, I have developed an ultra-strong sense of hearing.

What is my own fave body part?

That's a hard one. If I had to choose just one part, it would be my magnificent tail. Take a look:

Yes I am proud of my tail!

What do I hate?

I hate peeps who are mean to anipals. I also hate it that the hunting grounds of wild anipals are being so widely destroyed. And I hate it that so many peeps think that anipals don't have feelings. We really do.

What do I love?

I love (not in any order) my secret sleeping spots, rolling on the paved walkways, walking with Louis and Mimi, hunting feathered things and catching mousies.

What I love - Catching mousies!

Now you know more about me. Thanks fur stopping by!

From Vancouver,
Hazuzu the Cat 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blogville Fun

This coming Saturday, Blogville will be having TWO SPECIAL EVENTS that everybuddy is invited to. Pawsinally, I am furry excited and I just can't wait!

There will be the furst ever BLOGVILLE COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, hosted by the Blogville Department of Arts and Entertainment.

The festival is free fur all Blogville residents and their furends, all you need to do is go to the Blogville Arts and Entertainment website, take a seat and have a good laugh.

All of the videos were entered by our Blogville furends and they will definitely make you smile!

Also all day on  Saturday, Angel Sammy and Teddy are hosting a BACON HARVEST PAWTY!!

You can read more about it at Two Spoiled Cats.

My plan is to go to the bacon bash furst, and then relax at the film festival.

Angel Sammy introduced me to the world of bacon and now I say from experience that LIFE IS BETTER WITH BACON1  Mimi barely ever has it in the house and when she does they don't want me to have it. Pawever, on Saturday I get to go and harvest as much bacon as I can eat! I'm even hoping to bring some home where Hazuzu and I can hide it and have our own stash of bacon treats fur whenever we want!

So come with me on Saturday to both the Bacon Harvest Pawty and the Comedy Film Festival. It will be so much fun!

Until Next Time,
Louis Dog Armstrong
Director: Blogville Arts and Entertainmment

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Good and the Bad

Hello to all of my furends, both anipal and human!
Asyou will see, today had both good and bad in it.
We have had a beautifur sunny day today and Mimi is happy that the flowers are finally starting to show their pretty faces.

Spring is here!
My kitty brother, Hazuzu, spent most of the afternoon prowling around the neighborhood, looking fur mousies.

Pawsonally, I was not feeling well today so I didn't want to get out of bed.

Some days it's hard to drag my butt out of bed!
Once I did get mobile, I threw up. Once on the stairs and once under the coffee table in the living room. Weird, because I don't think I ate anything that was bad fur me.

Then I found a sun puddle and fell asleep.

I didn't even go to my office at the Blogville city hall today. 

Me in my office. 
Hopefully I can work tomorrow, because I need to organize all of the Blogville Comedy Film Festival entries. The ones I've seen so far are hilarious!

Well,that's all fur now. I'm going back to sleep!

From Vancouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong