Stunning Wildlife

Julianne Victoria:

Efurrybuddy, check out these pawesome animal piccies, especially my wolfie cousins! Woooooowoooooooooooo!

Originally posted on touch of home:

I found Stunning Wildlife on Twitter. They share awesome pics of wildlife. Check it out.

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Belugas create bubble rings underwater and then catch them!

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African elephants at twilight, Chobe National Park, Botswana.

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The Liebster Award!

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By my sweet blogger furriend

Thank you Kolytyi!

 

 

 

Woooohoooowooooooo! Another pawesome bloggy award, The Liebster Award! Thank you Kolytyi fur the award and your beauwoowoooootiful photography bloggy Trifles! Be sure to check out Trifles here!

Fur this award I have to answer 11 questions and nominate 11 bloggies. From Mamaclickyfingers’ research many of our fellow pet bloggers have already gotten this award, so I will just answer the questions this time since I need to take my afternoon nap soon! :-)

1. What is your favorite piece of music? I like to do my own singing, often in duets with my sisfur Nalle: Woooooowoooooowooooo… wooooo…woooo…woooooooooooo!

2. Who is your favorite actor/actress? I like to watch wolfie documentaries, so my cousins in the wild!

3. Has your life ever been in danger? YES! When I was a baby pup, I lived on a 4-foot chain fur almost 2 years and was in severe danger of dying of starvation and dehydration like some of my pack did. :-(  If you want to know more, check out my About Kuruk page and my bookie about my rescue: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing.

4. What is your favorite plant? I like to sniff and brush against the rosemary and lavender bushes all over here. Mama says it makes me smell dewishus! WOL!

5. If you were a pet, would you like to be a dog or a cat, or something else? I am a doggie! WOL!

6. Which profession did you want to choose as a child? I never thought I would be a famous author and poet. I never thought there was life beyond the puppy mill either.

7. What do you do if you are out of temper? I say WOO! and then maybe pace a bit to burn off steam.

8. How does the house/flat of your dreams look like? Where ever my Mama is!

9. What would you choose: to be a renowned scientist or to be a famous artist? Why? A famous artist because it’s much more fun to be creative! Wooooooowooooo! Maybe I will pick up paw-painting now! :-D

10. Have you ever tried some arts (literature, music, acting, fine arts, etc.)? Yes! I was in a video (click here), was a model as Mister August 2012 (click here to see!), am an author, blogger, and poet!

11. What is your favorite sport? Wrestling! Woooooowoooooooooooo!

Blog the Change Fur Animals! & We Are Blogville!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

 

 

Today is another Blog the Change For Animals day! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise awareness about puppy mills and raise money for animal rescue organizations. 50% of proceeds are donated!!! You can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! Please help us help others and support our cause! You will get some excellent reading toooowooowooooooo!

May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!

Update: Mamaclickyfingerssecretary discovered this evening the most pawesome We Are Blogville blog hop over at Murphy and Stanley’s place. Thanks Marty! Here’s me: I am Kuruk Babybear, Ku for short, and I am an Alaskan Malamute! Wooooowoooooo!

A Snow Pup Paw-ty!

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Hundreds Dozens of Mals and Sibes too

Run, play, wrestle fun!

 

 

Wooohoooowooooo Efuurybuddy! Yesterday Mama took Me and Nalle to a local not-so-local doggie playground where there was an extra special Northern Breeds gathering! Oh, pup, oh, pup, was it the pawesomest! There were dozens and dozens of snow pups there and we played, played, played!

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Lots of snow pups! See Nalle in action on the left?

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Nalle front and center ready to charge into the wrestling match!

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Nalle wuvwuvwuvs to run, run, run!

 

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Planning her next tactic with a pretty Sibe.

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This is Kodiac. He was the biggest Mal there! Mama says maybe 140-150 pounds just like my old brother Simba!

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We were comparing our size.

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Kodiac asking me if it was ok to play with my sisfur. He had a crush on Nalle!

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Kodiac giving Nalle a kiss. Puppy love!

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Me running with Sibes in tow!

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These two preferred to lounge the afternoon away.

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This was the biggest and bestest snow pup paw-ty ever! Wooooooooooooowoooooooooooooooooooo!

My New Bed!

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My new bed!

I love my new bed

A waterproof kid’s mattress

Pawfect fur outside!

 

 

Wooohoowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Mama came across this big comfy toddler’s mattress and realized that it was a pawfect size fur me! And it’s waterproof so now I have my own bed fur the deck!

 

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This is by far the biggest bed I’ve ever had!

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Thanks Mama fur thinking of this bed idea! This bed is the pawesomest!

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It’s the best fur napping on a summers day in the garden!

Dear Kuruk!

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Helping pups with their troubles

Just like Dear Abby!

 

Wooohoowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today I am guest posting fur Bacon over at Pig Love! Check out my Special Edition of Dear Kuruk here!

Thank youowoowoooooo Buddy Bacon fur this pawesome opportunity! Nap time!

Sisfur Zoe’s Birthday and a Gift for You!

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My sisfur the great swami

And wise yogicat

 

Looking no older than two

A happy birthday to you!

 

Wooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Saturday July 5th is big sisfur Zoe’s 13th birthday! But, she doesn’t look a day older than two, of course! That must be because of her tireless yoga and meditation practice indeed! If you don’t know Swami Zoe, short for the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrananda, clicky on over to her website Swami Zoe’s Yoga and Zen. She has been on an intensive extensive yoga retreat, but she does plan on posting new eternal yoga and zen wisdom soon!

And to celebrate, the most gracious and selfless Swami is offering fur free!!! the e-version of her great book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat! Click here to download from July 4-8th. If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

Now efurryone has a great reason to kick off Zoe’s birthday celebration with fireworks tonight! WOL! Happy Birthday Zoe!

Crepes With Jam!

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Crepes and Mama Alana

Wooohooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Another Haiku Jam today with none other than the furry famous Crepes from Cat In The Fridge! Crepes starred in a movie that was at the Catdance Film Festival. Check out her movie “Catalogue” here!

Like me and Mama, Crepes and her Mama Alana hope to help other animals especially special needs ones (Crepes only has 3 legs). Thank youwooowoooooooo fur joining me fur some jamming’ and fur all you do fur animals!

And now fur our Haiku Jam! We chose the theme of PLAY! Mine are in purple, of course, and Crepes’ are pretty in pink…

Snow pup wrestle-ing                                                                                                   My favorite kind of play
Me master wrestler
I like to eat bees.
MomFOD says I shouldn’t, though.
Her eyes turned, I strike.

Nalle catches flies
But I play with my spider
Stuffy squeaky toy 

This morning, a moth.
Tomorrow, I’ll get that fly.
Also, I hunt string.
 
Strings are not fur me
Giant ropes to shred are fun
Chew toys to destroy
I like boxes, too.
I’ll take your chew toy boxes

And sit inside them.

I sit on my beds
But Nalle likes to chew them
And sometimes gut them 

Gutting is best done
On things that contain catnip
And also on trout.
 
Now we’re talkin’ fish
Playtime done, now time fur treats
Sardines fur me please! 

I will eat sardines
And then I will nap all day
With my dog friend Ku.

At the Beach…

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Can you see the beach? It’s furry foggy efurrywhere!

A day at the beach

Soft sand to run on and dig

Dense fog all around

 

Woooohooooooooo efurrybuddy! This morning Mama took us to a part of the beach we’d never been to before! First we parked way high up above the beach where the sand dunes are at a place called Fort Funston. The fog was so super thick we couldn’t see more than a few feet in any direction. There was lots to sniff and Mama let us dig dig dig! They should re-name this place as Fort Funs-a-ton! WOL!

Me and Nalle checked out the ice plant fur gophers, but did not find any.

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Any gophers Nalle?

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This ice plant isn’t icy! Woo! Mama let’s climb down to the beach!

Looking down from the dunes.

Looking down from the dunes.

Looking back up at the dunes.

Looking back up at the dunes.

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Isn't it beauwoowooootiful!

Isn’t it beauwoowooootiful!

There was this sand rock and lots of black sand! Mama says there wasn't any black sand here when she was a little pup. She says it must be coming from Hawaii! That's furry far!

There was this sand rock and lots of black sand! Mama says there wasn’t any black sand here when she was a little pup. She says it must be coming from Hawaii! That’s furry far!

Me admiring the black sand. It was much prettier and darker in pawson.

Me admiring the black sand. It was much prettier and darker in pawson.

we found this super pawesome giant stick too!

We found this super pawesome giant stick too!

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And DoggieBuddha!!! Who knew? WOL!

It was a most pawesome super wet and windy foggy day at the beach! Wooooowoooooooooo!

It was a most pawesome super wet and windy foggy day at the beach! Wooooowoooooooooo!

Doggie Day Care…

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Me furry scared my first day at day care.

We went to day care

Fur the first time last weekend

I was furry scared

 

But Nalle stayed by my side

And then I got brave and played

 

Hewwoooooo Efurrybuddy! This past weekend Me and Nalle went to doggie day care fur both Saturday and Sunday. Mama was working at a Fair and thought it would be best if we had lots of pups to play with all day instead of leaving us alone at home fur hours and hours and hours. We never went to day care before, nor had we ever been without Mama fur such long, long, long treacherous amounts of time. (Before Nalle became my sisfur, Mama once went away fur a couple of days, but I had a cuuwoowooooote babysitter in my own home.)

The first day, Mama talked to us on the drive there, and she told Nalle to watch over me and stay by my side to help me feel less anxious. Here’s what the report card said fur day one:

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Nalle listened to Mama!

The second morning, Mama talked to us in the car again, and said I would be more comfortable and will have lots of fun playing with other pups. Here’s the report card fur day two:

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Mama was so right!

Day care was not so bad. I would go again, but prefer to be with my Mama. :-D  Wooooooowoooooooooo!

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Nalle singing her heart out at day care! Wooooooooooooooooo!

 

Jammin’ With Da Tabbies!

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The beauwooowooootiful Dai$y, Queen of Trout Towne!

Woooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Another pawesome Haiku Jam for you, this time with none other than the Trout Talkin’ Tabbies O’ Trout Towne! Clicky on over to their bloggy, but be sure to bring your Tabby-English Dictionary! WOL!

Here is our fishyful Haiku Jam. Mine are in purple and the Tabbies’ are in green:

Jammin’ with the cats

The cool Tabbies o’ Trout Towne

Fish lovers supreme

R kewl dawg pal KU 

sew….dood…due ewe like fish two

ever try sea bass

I have not tried bass

But like a true Alaskan

I eat salmon lots

salmon dawg bizcutz

we bee jammin with salmon

ore sum halibut

Mama gave us some

Halibut some time ago

But sardines yumwum!

sardeenz bee good two

sardeenz samich with mayo

ore ona pizza

A fishy pizza

Just fur us pups and tabbies

Extra large fur me

trout ona pizza

with extree cheeze N donutz

now yur talkin good

Salmon fur meals

Sardines fur snacks in between

Fried fish fur dessert

anda toast two KU

we had fun with de haiku

peace out N rock on

Thank youwoooowoooooo pawesome poetic Tabbies! Now fur some sardines! :-D

Thank you and Free Gift Reminder!

Kuruk's 3rd Gotch Day frum Nylablue 2014Thank you Nylablue

My Beautiful Girlfurriend

To Infinity

 

 

 

Isn’t this the most pawesomest card! Wooooowoooooooo! And a reminder fur all of you:

I am giving away fur free the e-version of my bookie Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The free e-book will be available from June 13th through June 17th and you can order/download here! If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse, and to raise money to donate (50% of proceeds!) to rescue groups for all animals. If you wuvwuvwuv the e-book and want a paperback copy, you can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

My Gotcha Day and a Gift Fur All of You!

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Click on my pic to get my free e-book from June 13th to 17th!

Just three years ago

Mama brought me to my home

The first home I’ve known

 

 

Wooohoooowoooo Efurrybuddy! Tuesday June 10th was my 3rd Gotcha Day! Woooooowooooooo! Mama has been icky-sicky so she furgot to help me post about it, but that’s ok because Mama was furry busy even while icky-sicky! She even was a guest host on a radio show on my Gotcha Day! Check it out here!

And to celebrate I am giving away fur free the e-version of my bookie Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. The free e-book will be available from June 13th (midnight tonight!) through June 17th and you can order/download here! If you do not have Kindle, you can also download a Kindle App for free here!

The purpose of my book about the story of my rescue is to raise awareness about puppy mills and animal abuse, and to raise money to donate (50% of proceeds!) to rescue groups for all animals. If you wuvwuvwuv the e-book and want a paperback copy, you can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Room To Zoom…

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The beach where there is lots of room fur me and Nalle to leave our bear-paw prints! :-D

We like to have room

To walk, run, wrestle, and play

And most of all zoom!

 

Once upon a time I did not have any room. I grew up on a four-foot chain in a puppy mill in Alaska. Please help me help other animals be free to zoom, by purchasing my book here: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing. 50% of proceeds are donated to animal rescue and welfare! Thank youwooowoooooooooo!

Now here are some piccies of my recent roomy adventures:

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Me and Nalle wuvwuvwuv the spacious beach, but be careful, the water will chase you if you get too close!

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On a cool day the sand feels a lot like snow!

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Nalle is ready to go chase some seaweed and hunt fur sand crabs.

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The doggie parks have lots of room fur play!

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And fur a race!

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Looks like Nalle is winning!

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Zoom, zoom, zoom…

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I’m showing our neighbor Bella around the doggie park like a gentleman. It was her first time here.

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On the streets there is lots of room fur long long walks and hikes. Here we are all walking home from the doggie park.

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Me taking up some of Bella’s room – I was protecting her on the street like a gentleman.

Pawesome Purple!

 

Can you see through all my super-fluff?

Can you see it through all my super-fluff?

Guess what I won now

Something pawesomely purple

A hand-made collar!

 

 

Woooooohooowooooooo! I am one lucky lucky pup! This time I won the most pawesomest hand-made beauwooowooootifully braided collar just fur me and my big fluffy neck in two shades of my favorite color purple from Miss JoAnn over at Sand Spring Chesapeakes bloggy. If you don’t know Gambler, Glory, Nellie, Angel Norman, and cutesie Marsh Kitty and all their fun and adventures, oh and costumes! WOL!, clicky on over to their bloggy now!

Thank youwooowooooooooooooo Miss JoAnn. Sorry fur the delay in posting due to the tribute to my late brofur. xoxoxoxo, Ku and the whole pack

Can you see it now?

Can you see it now?

Isn't it beauwooowooootiful! I think Mama wants it fur herself! WOL!

Isn’t it beauwooowooootiful! I think Mama wants it fur herself! WOL!

Thank youwooowoooooo! I wuvwuvwuvwuv it! :-)

Thank youwooowoooooo! I wuvwuvwuvwuv it! :-)

In Peace…

07-19-09_0748Good bye Apollo

Rest in peace in rainbow light

Free of suffering

 

Now you can climb ev’ry tree

And play in gardens all night

 

 

 

 

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

© 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. 

 

An Update From Apollo…

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Me and My Dinnermintz – Official Wedding Photo!

Hewwoooooos Efurrybuddies! Dis is Apowwo, Koooowoooook’s big bwofur. Firstweee, tank yooos fur all da wuvweee well-wishes! I furry much appweesheate it! Secundweee, Me and my most divineweeee pwuxurweeus emmawold eyed Dinnermintz sealed aw betwothal wif a most booootiful pwyvate wedding cewamony in Egypt, the land of aw ancestors. I wuvs yoos to infiniteeee my goddess of wuv and pwuxurweeeusnesss! xoxoxoxoxxoxooxo!

Finnowweeee, I am dowing ok. I sweep on my chair at nights and wounge in da gawden in da sunshine during da day. I cannot move myself more den a few feet at a time. Mama brings me to da potty in da mowning and befow bed and holds me up so I can weeweee. I cannot do it mysewf. Mama takes me efurrywhere and checks on me efurry hour except when she is working outside of home fur a few hours. But den my furbwings Zoe, and Ku, and Nalle check on me, and kitty cousin Callie, and buddy Winston fwum down da stweet. Mama awso got me my own special bowls fur me to eat and dwink in da gawden. Mama is my shining star! Here’s what’s I dooos:

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I eats just a widdow.

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And I dwinks a widdow.

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And in da sunshine I dweems of astwal twavewwing with my WIFE! Dinnermintz. :-D

Prayers For Apollo…

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My big brofur Apollo

Please send love and prayers

To my brofur Apollo

His hind legs don’t work

 

 

 

Hey Efurrybuddy, some of you know from my Facebook page, but my big brofur Apollo is not doing well. He is Siamese and was born with hip dysplasia. Mama did lots of kitty PT (physical therapy) and Reiki healing with him when he was a baby (and when needed since), and that helped him to have a very active life of tree-climbing and adventures. But the past two years his hips have been increasingly arthritic, and this past week he has not been able to use his hind legs much if at all.

He’s a tough guy though and will just drag his legs behind him to get places, but Mama has been carrying him to the bathroom, and the food dish, and his chair, and out into the garden to sunbathe, which he wuvswuvswuvs, and where he dreams of his divine fiancé Dinnermintz!

Please send prayers, pawyers, and purrrayers fur my handsome blue eyes lion man big brofur Apollo. He is a Sun god in Mama’s eyes!

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Apollo sunbathing in a cozy spot in the garden this warm afternoon.

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“I am dweeeming of my booootiful Dinnermintz.”

Mellow Morning…

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Dooo-dooooo-woooooo…just hanging out at the coffee shop

Early Saturday

We stop by the coffee shop

To get us some treats

 

Mama says it’s mellow morn

So we hang out by her feet

 

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Looking at the mockingbirds

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Hey Nalle, did you see that?

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Hey Ku, you ready to go fur our walkie?

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Hey Mama, can we go fur our walkie now?

The Poofy “Puppy” Bed…

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“Um, Zoe…Apollo…you’re hogging my bed.”

My big poofy bed

Very comfy and cozy

I’d sleep on it more

 

But Apollo and Zoe

Think it’s a poofy cat bed!

 

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Me and Nalle are very respectful of our older and higher ranking in the pack kitty furblings. We never kick them off OUR beds.

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Nalle will try to squeeze on though.

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Sometimes there is room to share.

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But I just wait patiently and let them sleep. :-)

A Tanka Ode to Mama…

That's my Mama on the right! Isn't she the most beauwoowoooooootiful AlphaWolfieMamaBear! :-)

That’s my Mama on the right! Isn’t she the most beauwoowoooooootiful AlphaWolfieMamaBear! :-)

Mama’s the bestest

She loves us so furry much

And takes care of us

 

Grumpy or kissie monster

We love love love her as much!

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mamas out there! Woooowooooooooooooooooo!

Snow Pups Gathering…

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Me and Nalle greeting Mr.Bill and our boy pup friend named Molly! Nalle is in love with Mr. Bill! WOL!

When snow pups gather

We talk, sing, and wrestle too

Bonded like the wolves

 

 

 

Wooohooowooooooo! This morning Mama took Me and Nalle to one of the doggie parks, and we got to see lots of our snow pup furriends AND we met new snow pup furriends!!! There was boy Molly, and Blazer and Bowie, and Troika, and new furriends Niko and Hobie! Woooooowoooooooooooo!

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Blazer, Nalle, Hobie, Niko, and Bowie. Can you make out all the fluffy pups?

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Niko and Nalle having a pawesome wrestle-wrestle match!

Wolfie Love…

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Needing rescue and love too

Spirits of the Earth

 

Woooooowooooooooooo! As I mentioned in this post, my next donation with the proceeds of my book,  Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, has gone to Wolf Haven International(see their bloggy here! too) Today May 6th the Seattle Foundation (click here) will stretch all donations made to Wolf Haven! Isn’t that pawesome! If you’d like to help my wolfie cousins, please consider a donation. To understand wolves better, check out Mama’s post: Animal Spirits: The Wolf!

A Doggie Pawty!

Me and Sisfur Nalle ready in our pawty attire.

Me and Sisfur Nalle ready in our pawty attire.

At the Doggie Fest

There were treats, treats, and more treats

A pawfect pawty!

 

 

 

 

Woooohooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! Yesterday Me and Sisfur Nalle took Mama to the Doggie Fest and we tired Mama out! It was a 2 mile walk to the park where the pawty was. There were lots of doggies there of course, and lots and lots of different kinds of treats, and food samples, and puppy stuff, and people to meet! If I had a pawty, it would be like this was! Woooowoooooooo!

 

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There were lots of puppies there fur adoption and rescue too!

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And snow pups needing loving homes

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Mama woke me up from my nap afterwards to give me the pink tennis balls we got!

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I will have it peeled like an orange in no time!