Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Joy of Helping Out - Pixel Tells Grammy it's time to eat

I might be a mini Schnauzer, but I am also a really good pointer too! Whenever it is time to eat, one of my family members gets all our bowls and lines them up on the counter to distribute food, doggie meds, etc and we must all wait until everyone's bowl is ready, then we all eat our respective corners that is. Well, sometimes I like to help things along by standing and pointing to the food bowls once I think they are ready enough to chow down on.
Here is a video of me illustrating that it is time to eat. I am very nice and quiet about it, but actions speak louder than barks! **Mommy wanted me to tell you that she has no idea why the video looks so awful in it. The quality was terrible when we watched it in YouTube, when we have a high definition video camera. Not sure what the deal was, but it's still cute.
Let me know what you think and tell YOU have a doggie that does something like this?
~ Love and Hugs, Pixel

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Mommy and I, and our entire family, have had heavy hearts all weekend over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT. We've talked about it, cried about it, prayed about but cannot reconcile our hearts as to why someone could do something so evil. I know that the question, "Why?" can never be answered, for evil exists and there will never be a logical reason why some people prey upon the innocent. So I just ask that everyone send up prayers and messages of hope and comfort for the entire community of Newtown and Sandy Hook Connecticut. Pray for the family and friends of those who were lost or injured, pray for the first responders who ran into danger to save all those who were rescued, pray for the children, parents and school employees who survived. Pray for the family of the person who did this.
Hug your loved ones, find ways to show them just how special they are, and cherish each day that we are given. I love you all, and pray that you find peace in your own hearts. I believe you can send letters or cards of love and comfort to the school. I know they will need all the love and support they can get. Here is the address: 
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

I would love to hear if you do send something or do something for them. I'd also love to have you share your thoughts with me. Just leave a comment on this post my friends. Thank you. Sending Pixel love and hugs to each of you! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Joy of Smiles and Laughter - Pixel Shares Lots of Happy Photos

 With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we must not forget the joy of being silly, the joy of smiling, of laughing and the joy of the season. So on this (mostly) Wordless Wednesday, I wanted to share some of my most fun times in the last couple of months with Mommy. She is, after all, always the one behind the camera as we play! Now, all I ask is that you tell me in a comment which one is your favorite photo...and you can pick more than one!

The shy, cover my face Pixel smile & giggle.

The super funny, laugh out loud Pixel smile.
The Bright Eyed 'glad to meet you' Pixel smile.

The Excited 'I'm doing my tricks so well' Pixel Smile.

The 'I am just having TOO much fun doing my tricks with Mommy' Pixel smile.

The 'subtle yet hopeful' Pixel smile
The 'Pixel as a motivational speaker' smile.
The 'I make a beautiful butterfly, don't I Mommy' Pixel smile.

The 'Princess Pixel of the Blue Fairies' smile.*

The 'Christmas Angel' Pixel smile.*
Now, which ones are your favorite? 
And do you think I should start my own line of 
Pixel Blue Eyes greeting cards?
*Princess and Angel image sparkles and illustrations provided by our dear friend Jessica Smith from 
Everybody Loves Sammy.

Thank you so much for sharing in some of my, click below to see what some of my friends are sharing on this mostly Wordless Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Joy of Giving and Receiving - Pixel Helps Others and Gets a Birthday Gift

There are many things that I love to do, but this weekend I got to do two of my very favorite things...and both were with Mommy. One is to help & give to others and the other is to play. I started out my weekend by helping Mommy make a bunch of new bandanas for the shelter pets that she photographs every Saturday to help them get adopted. We ironed material, cut out triangles in different sizes, and folded all pretty to bring to the shelter.
My cat sister Noel agreed to help me try some of them on, because Mommy needed to see how they would look. Modeling is hard work too! Noel made hers look really good. I look a little like a cowgirl in mine, but that's fine with me. Mommy said I looked a lot like the famous actress Dale Evans. I just about blushed at such a compliment! Mommy went on to the shelter later and said that all the dogs and cats looked GREAT thanks to our efforts. Noel and I felt pretty happy about that. What a great way to start off my birthday week!
Yes, my birthday is fast approaching and I have been counting down the days until I turn 5 years old on Wednesday, December 6th 2012. Can you tell I am excited?? I just can hardly wait! We will be celebrating it next weekend, but I believe in getting the party started early. I had received a special birthday card from Petsmart that had a 'free toy' card in it just for me. Can you believe it? I felt pretty doggone special and couldn't wait to go spend it at the store.
**NOTE: The following four photos were taken with Mommy's 'dumb phone' as she calls it. The camera is like half a mega pixel, so bad resolution cannot be helped. Thank you. **End of message (*giggles)
So, Mommy, Grammy and I drove down to the nearest Petsmart with card in hand to find me the best toy ever. I rode in my carrier attached to Mommy and I couldn't wait to start looking. When we first got there, we looked around a bit but somehow ended up in the cat aisle. "Mommy, I don't think I'll find what I want here."
After walking around and looking at some really neat beds and stuff (I still can't believe she 'wandered' into the sweater aisle!), Mommy, Grammy and I finally got to the super amazing, long and beautiful toy aisle. I am pretty sure the clouds parted and little birds were singing because millions of toys in one location is pretty heavenly! There was just so much to choose from...
There are lots and lots of wonderful toys in the world. Balls, squeaky toys, Frisbees, indestructible dragons, fuzzy snowmen, loofa toys...but one toy stands above all the rest for me. If there was one 'holy grail' toy for a little Pixel Blue Eyes, it would be the Kong Wubba. "Mommy, Mommy! Here they are, right here!"
Look at some of the color choices I had. WOW!! Kong Wubbas are one of the most amazing toys ever...did I say that already? They literally last for years. The first one I ever got was about 3 years ago, and I still have it! They last for years and never wear out, except for my red one that lost it's squeak, but it's still a blast to play with. I can run with them, shake them like crazy, catch them in mid air, and play 'pull the toy' with Mommy. Now....which color do I want?
If you guessed I would pick Pink, you were totally right. See, I already have a red, blue and purple one, so pink seemed like a perfect choice. The moment we got it home, I begged Mommy to get it out of the packaging. When she gave it to me, I grabbed it quicker than you can say Rumpelstiltskin.
"Come on Mommy, let's go play right now!" 
First we played 'Pull the Toy Tug-of-War' together with my PetSmart free birthday toy. Mommy thought it was cool that my Kong Wubba had the word "Puppy" embroidered on it. None of my other Wubbas have that, so that just reaffirmed that I picked the right one for me. After all, I am still a puppy, even if I am turning 5 yrs old. 
 Then Mommy threw it in the air a bunch of times for me because she knows how much I LOVE to catch my toys. This was my very best catch caught on camera. I'm pretty sure I jumped a good 5 feet in the air to catch it, BOL! Not bad for a soon-to-be 5 yr old little girl! I just played and played with it. Our next order of play business was to have Mommy throw it down the hall. I'd run like the wind to go get it too. My little paws flew like lightening down that slippery floor, almost acting as a hover craft at some moments where I barely touched the ground (or so Mommy says). We had so much fun!
By the end of our fantastic play time with my new Kong Wubba birthday toy, I was completely spent.
 Mommy caught me on camera, after I fell fast asleep holding my new toy. I told you they were special. 
Thank you Mommy & Grammy for taking me to get my new wonderful toy! And thank you my dear friends, for letting me regale you with my toy shopping and then playing adventure. I love each one of you!!! Sleep sweet and remember to always try and find joy in the little things. P.S. I love you new toy Kong Wubba!! ♥  
Goodnight my dear sweet friends...I am super exhausted from such fun with my new toy. Goodnight Kong Wubba...thank you for being my new toy. Thank you Petsmart, for sending me a birthday toy card! I am one lucky Puppy!
You'll have to go see what my friends have been up to this past weekend in the Monday Mischief blog hop. Have fun exploriing!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Joy of A Beautiful Fall Day - Playing Outside in Honor of Uncle Jessie

Today is Wordless Wednesday friends, but I must share this first...Monday marked one week since my family lost our beloved Jessie, my uncle Jessie Dawg, a handsome, sweet, gentle, loving boy that I have known and loved my entire life. Jessie went to heaven on Monday, November 5, 2012. He and I always loved to go outside together and play the stick game with Mommy. We would find the most wonderful sticks, then she would throw them and we would go get them. She'd yell, "Get it!" and "Bring It!" with no guarantee that we would actually bring it back. He and I would chew on them, and run around with them in our mouths. It was such fun, and it was something that we shared as a special time together. So, in honor of my dear sweet uncle Jessie, Mommy and I went outside Monday (Nov 12) and played "The Stick Game" thinking of Uncle Jessie the entire time. I missed getting to run next to him, and chasing after him. He'd always let me carry the biggest stick. It's just not quite the same without you. We love you Uncle Jessie!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Joy of Creativity - The New "Pixenator 5000"

It has been about 6 weeks since my life changing tail surgery and I have had a lot of time on my paws, in between sleeping, resting, healing and hanging out with Mommy when she works from home. I became very used to my neck pillow that I've had to wear to keep me from touching my tail. At first it was a hindrance, but I got used to it and it is a comfort to me now. However, I made a magical discovery recently, that might just change the world for us dogs.
It all started when Mommy decided to do some laundry. She had given me a break from wearing the neck pillow and asked me if I'd like to help her do some laundry. Of course I said yes. Little did I know that she was going to wash some of my toys. "What if one gets lost?" I asked as I inspected to see that all of them were there. "And what if one of them goes where all the lost socks go?" I pleaded with her to reconsider. Mommy reassured me that nothing bad would happen, and promised we would make sure ALL toys were accounted for when they were all done. It got me to thinking of how prevent toys from getting lost...
Introducing the new "Pixenator 5000", the first and only toy holding utility collar. The velcro holds onto your favorite toy beautifully. The toy goes wherever you go, is always by your side, and if you have an urge to play, all you need to do is turn your head a little and grab it! You can even eat and drink with with your toy attached, and it stays put the entire time.

Not since the the Swiss Army Knife or sliced bread has there been something so revolutionary. We spent some time load testing to see how many toys could be comfortably carried on this amazing utility collar. At one point during testing, I heard something outside the window. I was pretty sure they were spies from some "As seen on TV" group, wanting to steal my idea. I suggested we get an electronic fence, dig a moat and maybe get alligators. This invention is far too important for all of dog kind!
Operators are standing by, so call now and get your own "Pixenator 5000" today! Okay, no operators are standing by, but I am planning a pitch to "Shark Tank" TV show and need to practice my selling points. We've spent part of this weekend testing it out some more. I discovered Saturday that not every single toy can be attached, so I'll need stronger velcro.

Below is one of my first tests to see how well the Pixenator 5000 works while eating. Not bad for my first prototype!

Stay tuned for more Pixenator 5000 updates. Field trials are coming soon!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Joy of Saving Lives - Pixel Shares Pet Portrait Happy Endings

MOSTLY Wordless Wednesday, but the following words must be said. 
As you all know, Mommy volunteers each week and takes pet portraits for our local shelter. This week has been amazing successful in finding homes for all these beautiful shelter pets. The power of social media and networking illustrated here. These portraits were all taken less than two weeks ago and most of these were taken on Saturday, Sept 22!! 
He and his two siblings were adopted separately in ONE DAY!  

The last of the 3 pup siblings to be adopted. 

Has a new loving Mommy to care for her.

His leg will heal well in his new forever home.

Has a new kitty sibling and they love cuddling together.

My family is fostering him! He's so sweet!

My Mommy loved him extra and worked tirelessly to find him a home. 

She now has a great family with 3 kids to love her.

Found by her owners thanks to the portrait and social networking.
Her new Mommy fell in love the minute she saw her.

One of the 3 siblings who only had days to be adopted. She'll be loved forever now!

Lots of love and sharing his photos saved him just today!!
If you think sharing shelter pet photos does not help...think again. Social networking, sharing and volunteering really saves lives. We are so happy!!!
Please visit my friends pet blogs on this Wordless Wednesday for many wonderful photos. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Joy of Laying on Mommy's Bed Pillows - Wordless Wednesday

Mommy, you don't mind me laying on your head pillows do you?? My new tail needs something extra soft.

Awe, thank you for covering me with a nice warm soft blanket Mommy. You're the best!
I' I'll just...close my eyes...for a second.
In 'New Tail' Waggin' Dreamland...
 Mommy allowed me to hang out without my neck collar even though I am still recovering from my tail surgery. I didn't try to mess with it at all, I just enjoyed the comforts of being with her. That is a sign of new joys and freedom from chronic tail pain. Hoping it continues...I love you all  my friends!