Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 - IT'S RESOLUTION TIME

BUMPASS HOUNDS AND KITTIES 2009 RESOLUTIONS

Homer: I will stay in the back yard and not go out front and take off down/up the street. I will not chase cars and/or trucks. I will try to minimize the number of toys that I rip apart. I will try not to fart around Mom as much as I do now. I will try to be a good boy.

Jubal: I will try my best not to wander away from the front yard when my nose picks up really nice sniffs. I will immediately return to the yard when Mom or Dad call me. I will try to be a good boy.

J.E.B.: I will try not to spasm out; I will think harder and I will continue to love everyone. I will practice my snow angels everyday. I will try to be a good boy.

Sophie: I will continue on my diet and I will weigh about 80 pounds by Christmas 2009. I will try not to bark as much especially when mom asks me to be quiet. I will make all of the Bumpass Hounds glad that I am living here. I will try not to rip apart too many toys. I will try to be a good girl.

Shelby Belle: I will try not to pee whenever I get excited. I will try not to counter surf every time I come in to the house. I will not fight with Jack unless he starts it. I will try to be a good girl.

Jackson: I will try to remember that Max and Shiloh are 3 or 4 times bigger and heavier than me and can easily beat me up. I will try not to be Alpha Dog all of the time. I will try not to fight with Max, Shiloh, Shelby, and Abby. I will try to be a good boy.

Abby (Dabby-Doo): I will try not to poke or scratch Mom while we are sleeping in the big bed at night. I will try not to poke or scratch Dad when we are sleeping in the big bed at night. I will try not to fight with Jack unless he starts it. I will not growl in the neutral zones. I will try to be a good girl.

Max: I will try to be a gentle giant breed and will not bite any other dog, especially Jack, unless they bite me first. I will try not to knock Dad over or dislocate his shoulders. I will try really hard not to spill my kibble all over my crate and the kennel floor. I will try to sing only between the hours of 7 Am and 10 PM. I will try to be a good boy.

Shiloh: I will try not to knock Dad over or dislocate his shoulders. I will try not to aggravate Abby as much as I do now. I won't stick my nose in her crate when I walk by in the kennel. I will try not to dig holes or rip the fence in my pen. I will try to sing only between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM. I will not sit in my pen and bark at mom in the dining room window. I will try to be a good girl.

Alex: I will try not to spill water from bowls while drinking. I will try not to howl for my chicken. I will try not to harass Jenny just for the fun of it. I will not hate my brother Boru or bite his neck (unless he starts it). I will try not to lick Mom's lips or teeth while she is sleeping in the big bed at night. I will minimize the amount of kitty whoopass with Boru. I will not make disgusting slurping sounds while cleaning myself. I will try to be a good boy.

Boru: I will try to do my business only in my liter box unless dad doesn't clean it out every day and then all bets are off. I will try not to harass her highness Jenny just to hear her scream. I will not hate my brother Alex. I will try not to be the common denominator for all kitty mischievous. I will try to be a good boy.

Jenny: I will try to continue to be perfect. I will promptly tell my mom (or dad) whenever Alex or Boru are doing bad things or bothering me, or touching me or anything else. I will try to be a purr-fect good girl.

Mom and Dad: We will try to be patient and as accommodating as possible to the creatures with which we are so fortunate and privileged to be sharing our home. We will continue to spoil them to the best of our ability, we will clean up after them and repair the damage as we go. We will try to make it to 2010. We will try to be a good girl and a good boy.
WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Huffle Mawson, the world famous Explorer Cat from Australia (http://hufflemawson.blogspot.com/), has started a game where bloggers post their baby pictures. So we're gonna play, with a different Bumpass Hound pack member posting his/her baby picture on regular postings. For today, New Year's day 2009, we proudly present our own girl Landseeer (Newfoundland) Dog, Ms. Shiloh. Shi was born om April 24, 2007. She has put on a few pounds and is a svelte 160+ pounds today.

BABY SHILOH @ 1 DAY OLD

(2nd from left with the black spot on her rump)

8 comments:

Gus said...

Oh. Could we borrow the list? I know there are only two of us, but between us, we could use all those resolution thingies.

Gussie

The Island Cats said...

Hi there! Nice to meet all of you!

Oh Shiloh! What a cute baby!!! Hard to believe you grew to weigh 160!

Happy New Year to all of you! (And we hope you all keep those resolutions!)

Homer said...

Hello Guys!

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Did you have a good Christmas and a good New Year?

Love,
Homer

Tracey and Huffle said...

I really hope you all do well with those resolutions :)

Cute baby picture Shiloh - you were so little! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

Huffle Mawson

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a delightful site. We saw your comment on the CB and came by to meet a household bigger than ours. REALLY bigger!

We read the post about your losses in 2007 and then gaining Sophie. It is hard to lose one. What you are doing for Sophie and her dad is terrific!

momsbusy said...

we read your comment on the cat blogosphere so we came to visit. we gots just one question. how do you kitties not get runned over when them humongous dogs go running thru the house? thats 36 legs coming at you at one time. yikes! we wood nevers comes out of hiding!

yuki, kimiko, & kintaro

ML said...

Hi Effurryone...
Wow! What a big, beautiful fambly yous haf. We loves woofies and kitties, so glad you lefted a comment on tha Cat Blogosphere.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Forty Paws said...

Wowee kazowiee! There are a lot of woofies and a tiny amount of poodins at your house! Goodness! What a ton of fur! There are 10 of us poodins in our house and Maw is like ALWAYS cleaning up fur units.

Nice to meet ya all! We luf your resolutions!

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