Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun, Law & Boogy

Notice anything new in this photo?

Take a good look.

Okay, how about if we give you a hint?

No, we're the same 3 dogs. It's the carpet that's different.

After Jan spent 3 horrible days with that splinter under her fingernail ("Dr. Buddy On Call"), she bought an area rug so we won't get splinters too. But 2 weeks later it had a number of pulled threads on top. So Jan checked the underside and the rubberized backing was coming off in places. So she moved furniture, wrestled the 8' x 10' rug back into the plastic zipper bag and hauled it back to Wal-mart. She told the clerk it was coming apart top and bottom but all the clerk said was, "Sign here." She didn't make up a defective slip, so Jan fears that rug ended back on the shelf to be re-sold. Whatever you do, don't buy it!

She went to Home Depot and couldn't find anything we could use -- well, anything she could afford -- until she found some indoor/outdoor 5' x 7' area rugs in the back. She bought two and thinks they will last much longer than the other rug did. We hope so too. After all, carpet should last longer than 2 weeks, right?

And all this furniture moving is too much exercise for us to watch again. Boy, are we glad we didn't have to lay those carpets out. Jan muttered and sweated, and we snoopervised -- for 2 days -- until she got those carpets lined up to our satisfaction.

We hope you will take a moment now to go vote for Merci in the Cutest Dog Competition. Trying to vote is turning into an endurance test. We left a comment on the CDC's blog yesterday asking why it's so hard to get through and a few hours later we noticed our comment was missing.

And vote for Miss Peach (she is # 113 and #131) in the rubber stamp contest -

Katie n da Kats found information on a MA state bill to stop devocalization of dogs and cats. Cats? We haven't heard about this being done to cats, but any human that would do this to a dog is capable of doing it to any animal. Please read this. And if you live in Massachusetts, please contact your state legislatures to help get this bill passed. This is a horribly cruel and dangerous practice. You can read about some of the reasons people devocalize, including for illegal activities.. Our suggested solution would be to make the abusive owners have the procedure done on themselves first. They would quickly change their minds about doing it to their pets. We have posted on this subject before and we will again. Every state needs legislation to stop this.

This is another great video link from Mark. This will really get your paws tapping and your tail swishing. (Good exercise.)

If the video won't play, click here.

And if you enjoyed the music, visit


  1. That's what happen when she buys stuff at W*****t - didn't she learn with the 'puter khart?

    I hope woo have better lukhk with the new ones!


  2. Oh no! That is not okay about the rug. Momma would have been mad, but she won't shop at Wal-Mart anyway.

  3. Try buying good outdoor carpet at Home Depot or Lowe's. It's tough stuff.

  4. Did the woofie breath change yer carpet? It looks different, and the woofies are there, so...

  5. Mom loves Wal-Mart for a lot of different things, but carpet would not be one of them.

  6. Uh oh. Now the link to vote for Merci iz broked. And the photo iz missing from your sidebar.

    Maybe their server is having ishooz.

  7. We too have been having trouble voting, but eventually it takes our vote. We wonders if their vote counts are accurate with all the problems they have though.

    We likes your new rugs. Paws crossed they hold up good. ~S,S,C & F

  8. We're glad you finally got the rugs you wanted. Now you'll be all warm and toasty this winter.

  9. looks like you're all enjoying the new carpet.

  10. We sure hope the new carpets work out for you this time. Thanks for showing us the amazing piano man, he's great!

    Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

  11. We hope the new carpet works for all, can't have any bipeds or pups or kitties getting nasty splinters.

    That Boogie Man was very good.

    Off to vote for Merci.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  12. Carpets should last longer than 2 weeks, no matter where they were bought! Good luck with the new ones!

  13. We is happy you got the carpet you wanted from HD! It definitely should last longer than two weeks!


  14. The new carpet is beautiful
    We are voting every day on Merci =)
    Oh! Mom loved the video!

  15. We have to drive a few miles but we buy from a remnants and rolls discount place. They have quality carpet in all sorts of sizes priced really, really low.

  16. Hope the new rugs work well, it's much better than splinters!!

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

  17. Sorry the carpet is being such trouble. I voted!

  18. We voted for Merci and for Miss Peach!!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  19. I wish a long life to you new carpet!
    Kisses and hugs


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