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Friday, May 18, 2007

Tarzan, Klutz of the Jungle


The first thing I do in the morning (after feeding the mutts) is go over to the apartment to open the door for the cats, top off their food, give them treats and clean the litter box.

The litter box is under a counter, and every time I am squatting down their sifting, Tarzan hops on the counter, reaches down, and paws me on the head. Today, he fell on my head! He was doing his usual thing, lost his balance and my head was the thing he reached for to catch himself. His nails don't feel so good! But no major damage.

Do you have a pet that's a klutz? Do you have any stories of pet-related injuries? The Boss gets a bit injured every day when Zoe jumps up to greet him. Her paws' upper reaches in relation to his tallness can be a recipe for discomfort, and you know how a man reacts to such unintended events. :)

Tomorrow I will post some great pictures that Stacey sent me of the gang who showed up at the courthouse before the Animal Control vote. And for those of you who can make it, tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. is the big Doggiepalooza at the dog park. Wish I could go, but I'll be working. Scooter would have loved it. Maybe next year!

posted by Sandy at 5/18/2007 09:57:00 AM

10 Comments:

Blogger jdt said...

Is anyone else going to Doggiepalooza? My hubby and I are planning to take our four monsters to it. I don't really know much about it, but a girl at work saw it in the paper and told me about it. So does anyone have any info?

Friday, May 18, 2007 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

There was an article in the Living section today about it. The dog park, called Bark Park, is a year old, so they are having the celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The park is divided into two areas, one for dogs under 35 pounds and one for dogs over 35 pounds. They will have agility demonstrations, fly-ball demonstrations, a dog-owner look-a-like contest and wading pools for dogs to cool off in. The Humane Society and other rescue groups also will be there, and someone will talk about dog training. You can try out the agility area, and there are dog fountain for doggie refreshment.

You can get more info at the city Web site: www.cityofclarksville.com/parks&rec/parks/Barkpark.asp

If you go, you must tell us all about it!If you take pictures, send them to me!

Friday, May 18, 2007 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

My girls seem to be pretty good on their feet but one time Cheetah limped around for a few days. I noticed this after hearing a loud thump one afternoon when she and Sheba were roughhousing together. I think she may have fallen off the Monkey tree and got a bit of a leg strain.

One time Skeeter fell out of his bed but we blame that incident on our resident ghost playing a joke on him. We think she pushed him out of his bed. I fuss at Nellie the ghost and it never happened again…

Speaking of jungles, I have been noticing some of my flowers have been nibbled on. Well of course the poor deer got the blame for that one. I could not figure it out as I put all new Dial soap bars around the plants that the deer eat to discourage them from the area. It normally works well for me. Well, well, tonight the Saint and I caught the culprit furry pawed! Little Peter cottontail was in the garden nibbling away on my black eyed Susan’s and Hosta plants! Times like this I wish I could let the girls out because they would keep Peter out of the garden. But he is cute to watch... I guess I can spare a few flowers for my friend...

Friday, May 18, 2007 7:43:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Well, it is tomorrow, Sandy! Where are the great courthouse pictures you promised?????? Hmmm??

I wonder how Doggiepalooza went. I just got back from an event I had in Nashville so I couldn't go. Jen, if you went with the poms, please let us know how it was.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Just wanted to let you all know... Thumper came home with us today! He seems to be doing all right so far. The dogs were very curious and Max, the friend to eveyone dog, continues to greet Thumper every time he sees him by sniffing Thumper and wagging his tail wildly. Scooter is following Thumper as he checks out his new home and they seem to be getting to know each other already. There has already been a game of tag. Larry, the senior cat, sniffed Thumper, hissed and batted Thumper on the head, Thumper laid down and was submissive to Larry. Larry then stalked off, confident that his place as Alpha Cat was still secure. Aimee, dog proncess has not attacked Thumper and is curious about Thumper and has not acted aggressively towards him. She was our biggest concern. We have been supervising any direct meetings but they have been civil to each other so far. Thumper has hissed at Aimee, and Aimee seemed a little surprised but she did not retaliate. I think Thumper is going to fit in fine. He is very playful and has played with several of the cat toys that Charlie hasn't eaten.

I'll keep you all posted and send pictures when I can get them.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Pearcehart, I am so happy to hear that Thumper has a forever family that loves him. Sounds like he has has brothers and sisters accepting him just fine which is great. Here at out house we have to keep our girls seperate from the grand kitty's when they come. Our girls just won't accept a new animal. Our grand dog Roxie they tolerate but they still don't like her. Sure wish they would all get along.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 8:11:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Stacy you pain in the butt. I usually don't post over the weekend, but if I do I wait until SUNDAY,my day off. Be patient. Good things come to those who wait!

Saturday, May 19, 2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

HEY! YOU are the one that said tomorrow! I can't help you're lazy! :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger jdt said...

Doggiepalooza was great! Our little guys had so much fun! I was a bit worried that they might not play well with others, but they were truly on their best behavior. I was so proud of the little monsters. Zander and Jake were very adventurous and covered every inch of the dog park while running with the other dogs. Abby played well, and since she is anti social mostly I was very impressed. Of course, she didn't venture more than 10 feet away from mommy and daddy. She always kept a watch on us. Annabelle was funny, she would get down and run and play for a minute, then coem and claw my leg until I would hold her. She would then proceed to take a nap in my arms for about 15-20 minutes then get down, play, and come back for another nap. Our dogs were all dressed up, so if any of you were there, you would know if you saw them. Jake was wearing his blue-green polo, Annabelle her purple polo and Abby her pink polo. Zander had his fishing jacket on. I took a couple of pictures that I will send to Sandy as soon as I have a chance. We stayed for about an hour and a half. After we left, we went to get frozen yogurt and our four babies were passed out asleep in the backseat. They had such a fun day! I hope they do it again next year!

Monday, May 21, 2007 7:57:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I can't wait to post your pictures Jennier! Sounds like fun. I'll definately want to go next year. So all the other dogs were behaved? Owners attentive? Did you take them in the pool or try out agility stuff? Tell us more! I bet they looked so cute in their little outfits!

Monday, May 21, 2007 8:54:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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