ss_blog_claim=bf53c2c2a6b5e4b759eb9b46babec032 Stephen the dog: July 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Am I fat? Dr R and I disagree

I had to go to the vet the other day. My A got us up early and had me jump into the truck. I love getting into the truck because we usually end up at fun places like daycare or the reservoir for walks and swimming. That was not the case this day we ended up at Dr R’s.

Dr R is a pretty nice lady, I like her and think she does a good job of keeping me healthy. There was one incident where we had a disagreement. A while ago I went to Dr R’s and ended up taking a nap when I woke up there were some things missing. I am sure it was not Dr R who stole my stuff but I know I am never going to fall asleep at the Vets again. You just can’t trust the people there. Let me give you some advice people “Don’t ever fall asleep at the Vets”

At this visit I got an update to my rabies shot, you can never be too careful with the old hydrophobia. I could probably get away without that shot but you never know when you are going to need to beat up a rabid skunk or something. I don’t know what it is about skunks but man those guys get rabid. You definitely don’t want to run into a rabid skunk not only are they crazy and rabid but they smell bad too. It must be tough to be a skunk first of all you stink but on top of that you have to worry about potentially being rabid.

I also got my Kennel cough vaccine and some other random things while I was there. The shocking thing was when I got on the scale is read 87.6lbs. I though this was pretty good but not Dr R. . Apparently Dr. R does not agree she wants me to lose at least 8 lbs and get down under 80lbs. Obviously I expressed my displeasure at this I am not fat I am just big boned and very muscular. Seriously I chew Joey’s face off at least 3 times a week. Now I know I spent a lot of time eating cheese doodles and day trading over the last 6 months but I think I am still in pretty good shape. I also made $60K, I doubt Dr R turned $300 into $60,000 over the last 6 months so who is she to call me fat. Sure she spent year going to veterinary school but I doubt they even had Golden retriever poodle crosses when she was in school. As everyone knows Golden retriever poodle cross are big boned and very muscular so we weight a lot.

Unfortunately it looks like I am going on a diet I just could not win the arguement. My A is cutting back my food a little bit and I have to walk more. I did challenge my A to see who can lose more weight. If I have to lose some weight then that guy definitely needs to lose some weight he weighs 222lbs right now. He is going to have to lose 140lbs to get under 80lbs. Basically we are going to see who can lose the most weight by total percentage in the next 69 days. If I win my A has to host a picnic for me and my pals at the reservoir one weekend and has to coordinate another SB^3 for me. If my A wins I have to agree to play fetch with him. I better win because there is no way I am playing fetch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Why did you send me a picture of your sink?

My R got and email the other day from our town collector asking why she had sent a picture of our sink along with the water bill. This confused my R and she ended up asking my A and I what was going on.

Well you see my A and I pay some of the bills and yes we were responsible for the water bill. The town collector failed to mention that the sink was full of water and the water was running. A far better question would have been “Why did you send in a picture of water with your water bill?” to which the reply would have been “so that you would know what I was paying for”. Barkington has had somes issues lately with payments being applied to the wrong accounts. Most recently we had problems with our excise tax payments being applied to our water bill. I love water but I really don’t think my A wanted to prepay $500 in water I think he would have preferred to pay his $500 excise tax and not to have gotten a letter from the sheriff threaten coming to beat it out of him. I bet $500 would really hurt. I am obviously paraphrasing the letter we got but if you have ever gotten that letter you know it is a little intimidating.

Speaking of excise tax what is the deal there. You pay tax when you buy a car, when you register a car, when you buy gas, you are taxed on the money you make, and the money you spend. Who is the genius who came up with the idea of taxing you for owning something. It is so ridiculous I don’t believe you should be taxed for owning something.

I think I am going to start to tax people for looking at me. Anyway back to the water. The picture we sent showed brown water. Barkington had an issue with brown water a while back and the picture was our way of saying we will pay for water but don’t you think it is kind of unacceptable to charge us for brown water. I would assume brown water would at least be discounted. Apparently that was totally missed and since my R is on one of the town boards we chose not to pursue it further. My R does not like us rocking the boat too much.

One good thing to come out of this is that my A and I have come up with a new system of paying bills. If you though online bill payment was great you should try our new system. It is really easy basically when you pay a bill you just include a photo of what you are paying for yes this requires you to send actual letters and costs a little bit more but it is so much more fun. My A has been getting all kinds of phone calls and emails about it. The exterminator called to ask why we sent a picture of a pile of dead ants. Toyota motor credit emailed to say nice truck. The electric company called to ask why we sent a picture of a street light. Basically we are finding that the people whose job it is to open bill love to get pictures. I think it makes their day, come on how boring is it to open check after check but to get a check and a picture of a dog pumping gas now that will make your day especially if I am that dog pumping gas. Linda at Exxon credit thinks I am cute. I am really glad we have private septic.

I have noticed there are fewer bills this month than last. I don’t know why but my R also seems to try and beat us to the mailbox I wonder if she is expecting a card or something.

Dog Shampoo

Does your dog stink? Personally I don’t stink but some of my friends do. Being a dog it is often hard to stay clean and fresh. We spend so much of our time running around and getting dirty and we don’t take baths daily. Even when we do take baths it is not uncommon to take a bath one day and be back to stinky the next day.

A lot of the dog shampoo’s on the market will leave your stink dry and flakey. Unfortunately a lot of the dog shampoo companies just don’t care about our skin and when was the last time you heard of a person using dog shampoo? They figure dogs are not the ones buying their product so lets just get a product out there that will clean the hair. It is sad but the dog voice is under represented even in the products used for dogs. All the marketing is aimed at people and not dogs. I think this is because dogs are not allowed in most stores so they try and get our people to think these products are great but do they ever ask a dog nope!

Well let me tell you
Dogosuds all natural shampoo is awesome. It leaves my hair silky and smooth and I smell springtime fresh for weeks on end. If this is not enough of a reason to love Dogosuds wait there is more. Dogosuds does not dry out my skin and it leaves me with that new dog smell we all love. Everyone loves getting into a new car and sucking in the new car smell, the new dog smell Dogosuds gives me is just as awesome. In fact after I take a bath I can barely take a walk because I keep having to stop and let all the people I meet sniff me. Usually it is the other way around but for the 1st couple of days after my Dogosuds bath people just can not resist that new dog smell.

Dogosuds also repels fleas, can remove skunk smell and much more more. This is a great product take it from me Stephen TheDog try Dogosuds you will not regret it. In fact I believe in this product so much I am currently in negotiations to become an official Dogosuds dog


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Friday, July 3, 2009

Where have I been ?

Yes I know it has been a long time since I have written anything here. I have been super busy lately and while that is not excuse I have not really been able to get to writing much here. I will briefly cover a few of the things that have been eating up my time and taking me away from you my beloved readers.

Financial Fridays
This has been eating up a ton of time. I have managed to make a good amount of money and feel that I have done a good job of living up to the challenge set fort by the late Glenn Nowland. I have been able to amass over $74,000 in the last 6 months but it has taken up a lot of my time and I realized I was getting caught up in making money and have been spending less times doing the things that make me great. For this reason I am going to be cutting back on my Financial Friday posts, I will continue to trade and will make occasional updates on the financial front but it will no longer be a weekly feature. This experience has shown me that sometimes you can get too caught up in trying to make money. Besides even though I can’t vote my A has assured me that govt is going to come looking for me to get its fair cut. Really do I want to spend 8hrs a day looking at stock charts so some fat cat buracrat can take 45% of it and spend it on some stupid idea that is not going to work anyway. (see economic stimulus package, TARP, Auto Industry bailout etc)

Pending Lawsuit:
I currently am in the process of suing someone for copyright infringement and slander. While I am prohibited from commenting on this case until it moves forward a bit further it has been taking up a ton of mine time.

I recently had to take some time off due to burn out.

Increased Vigilance:
I have had to step up my patrolling activities to help keep the neighborhood safe.

Let me assure you that I am alive and well and in the next weeks will be making a concerted effort to update more often. Perhaps if I update more Jimmie206 will stop calling me from his grandmothers basement. Jimmie you are 45 don’t you think it is time to stop living like a 3rd world refugee in you grandma’s basement. I know she makes a great sweet potato pie but I am sure would make be willing to make you one weekly if you agree to get the heck out of her house.

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