D-ear Dogs and Cats,

The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food.

Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not
necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years, canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.

The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like to Complain About Our Pets:

1. They live here. You don't.

2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.(That's why they call it "fur"niture.)

3. I like my pets a lot better than most people.

4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. Dogs and cats are better than kids ...they eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college - and if they get pregnant, you can sell the children

From Greta
gretag@aol.com


DOGS
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his  tongue. -Anonymous

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they  went. -Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face  -Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. -Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can  spare.And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. -Sigmund Freud

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. -Rita Rudner

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. -Robert Benchley
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. -Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.-James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.
-Unknown

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
>> -Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!  -Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.-Robert A. Heinlein

Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman. -Dave Miliman

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' - Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. -Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. -Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. -Unknown

Yes I am a Breeder (I really dont like that word but if you have a male dog
and a female dog and allow them to have puppies then sell those puppies
YOU ARE A BREEDER
But I like my dogs I live with my Dogs spend lots of quality time with them. I am also a dog lover
Here are just a few little quotes from friends and little items I have picked up over the NET I give credit when I know where it came from offer apoligies when I dont know who it belongs to
I do not take credit for anything except posting it to this site
I just liked the story or picture hope you do to!
CLOUD WALKER KENNEL, HOME OF GIMEGO'S ESKIMOS
Spring has sprung!
what do dogs do for excitement
just ask any one who owns a Eskie
where they are at when it rains, they will tell you
digging the biggest mud hole then wanting in the house
Case in point below!
Zoë is 26 pounds (too much late night ice cream) and about 18" tall. Just a bit more than a lap dog but don't tell her thatlol

Tell me again about the unconditional return policy. It has been raining here for a week. Miss Zoë had herself a ball while I was at work. She dug a nice big muddy hole out in the yard and then proceeded to do a war dance in the middle of my bed! How in the world did she get so many paws prints on my bed? It must have taken her all daylol. Oh, by the way, wasn't enough she did it on my white spread, she threw it off and did both the top and bottom sheets too. Let's not forget the muddy trail through the whole house for her to accomplish this. Was that doggy door such a good idea? Then when I come home to see the mess she just tilts that sweet little face to the side and says "what, did I do that?" We almost had doggy stewlol!

Hope all is going well.

Ramona

(fFrom Terri Ellison
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
          
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
          
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man" So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."


Ok so it isnt a Eskimo
but thought it was so sweet I couldnt pass it up!


(shared and created by Ramona)
Sung to Mary had a little Lamb:  

Ramona had Princess Zoë,
Princess Zoë,
Princess Zoë,
Ramona Had Princess Zoë
And Zoë was spoiled you know.

Zoë said I need a friend,
Need a friend,
Need a Friend,
Zoë said I need a friend,
And Lauraye sent Ziggy home.

Ziggy and Zoë dug in the yard
Dug in the Yard,
Dug in The Yard,
Ziggy and Zoë dug in the yard
And made Mommy say "Oh No"

Mommy got the clippers out
Clippers out,
Clippers out,
Mommy got the clippers out,
And they are muddy no more!

Ziggy and Zoë have no hair
Have no Hair
Have no Hair
Ziggy and Zoë have no hair
And look like little lambslol!

I have this Virus and if you get to close to me you will get it to!!! (Shared by Donna and her crew she has the virus to)

The Dog Virus
This virus is no joke. It is progressive and dangerous. It will begin with one cute puppy...usually for companionship.

You will not realize that you have been infected even when you begin trying to convince your family that foraging for food is more rewarding than buying groceries.

You may not recognize the symptoms, even when 90% of snail mail consists of pet catalogs and show entries, and "sick days" have all been used to visit every dog show within 600 miles.

By the time the virus has taken firm hold, you will have reduced your yard to a safe area that can be enjoyed by your dogs. You will be trying to sell the kids' swing set to pay for the latest dog toy.

Your computer will threaten to crash because of the huge amounts of dog web sites, nutrition sites, programs, breed lists, rescue lists, advice lists, dog images, and canine health .html bookmarks that have filled all available space. You will "borrow" from your child's college fund to add more memory.

This virus will take over every room of your house in the form of flyers, catalogs, premium lists, dog toys, dog beds, crates, dog food, and dog treats.

You will begin to avoid anyone who doesn't have a dog and try to convert anyone who doesn't know your breed.

Your family will not recognize you unless you're covered with dog hair.

You will seriously consider a second mortgage to take advantage of dog toy sales, or, even worse, dog show entries.

Depression will set in immediately after the last dog show of the season. Your own dog will worry about you.

There is no cure. But, thankfully, there are groups where you can talk to others that have been infected and who will understand you.

With luck they'll also know of a really good sale on dog food and supplements.

-- Author Unknown

Ziggy and Zoe
Poor Ziggy and Zoe our little hairless wonders!

Can we say "play in the Mud"
From time to time you will let you dog out side unattended
I really don't recommend this if you don't have a fenced yard
and I really don't recommend this after the RAIN
Heidi did this while the proud mother of 7 new babies naturally guess where are this mud went?? Yes you got it all over those 7 precious white babies!
You Know You've Been Doing Rescue Too Long When:

You have a mental list of people you'd like to spay or neuter. 

You stopped at a house with a "Free Puppies" sign in the yard to have an Educational "Chat," and your kids had to post your bail.

Running out of paper towels is a household crisis.

You not only know all the characteristics of a good "stool," you discuss them at dinner.

Your checks have messages on them like "Subtract Two Testicles For Every Four Feet."

You have a bumper sticker that reads "My Golden Retriever Is Smarter Than Your Graduate Student."

You secretly wonder about such things as how animals can manage without wiping.

You pray they will someday manufacture Teflon furniture.

You have phone calls forwarded to PetsMart.

You absentmindedly pat people on the head or scratch them behind their ears.

Given the choice of having your teeth cleaned or their teeth cleaned, they get their teeth cleaned.

You not only allow pets on the couch, guests have to sit on the floor because the dog has "territorial issues."

Your spouse missed the final game of the World Series because the cat wanted to watch his favorite video, "Birds of North America."

Anytime the animal appears lethargic, you go on-line and investigate vetmed websites, pose questions to your address book and on e-lists, and by the time you digest all the information and field the correspondence, the animal has torn out the window screens, masticated a couch cushion and left something disgusting in your favorite pair of shoes.

Your chatroom handle is "Queen of Spayeds."

You and your vet are on a first name basis and he genuflects when you enter the waiting room. His daughter at Harvard refers to you as "Auntie."

You needed a prescription to recover from "Old Yeller."

You've forwarded more warnings about the dangers of chocolate, onions and mistletoe than the National Center for Disease Control has issued about anthrax and smallpox.

You wear white year 'round, not because you are flaunting a fashion law or belong to a religious sect but because you have a Dalmatian, Great Pyrenees, Samoyed or white Persian at home. OR ESKIMO!

The world would never guess from your "dog or kittyspeak" posts to e-lists that in reality you are chairman of the IBM corporation.

By the time you investigate different flea control products, their advantages and potential risks, natural versus chemical methods, and study the life cycle of the flea, any fleas have died of old age.

You tell your children to "heel!" in a grocery store.

For relaxation, you went mall hopping with your girlfriends. Your eyes glazed over when you saw a sign in front of a pet shop, "20% Off All Puppies & Kittens," and you slapped three security guards before they got you safely contained in the manager's office.

>>>>>AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE...>>>>>

People are still talking about your spay-neuter holiday greeting from last year, "Deck the Halls with Balls of Collies."


-- Author Unknown