Tuesday, March 3, 2009

AND THE AWARD GOES TO ............

We still need dogs and/or cats to help us in our quest to get a signature in our guestbook from each of the 50 states. We have had dogs and cats visit our blog from some of those states but not sign our book. Thanks to Gus and Teka we got TN, and thanks to Steve, Kat and Wilbur we got WN. So, as of today we still need 30 states. If you're from one of these 30 states pleae sign our guestbook: AK, AZ, AR, DE, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WV, WI.

Hey Hounders,
Big Jubes (Jubal) here with today's installment of the Bumpass Bugle; all the news that's fit to print. We have received an award from both the other HOMER and MO's cats and hounds. The citation accompanying the award states: "When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog”. Well, there’s no prize, but the recepients can keep the nifty icon shown down below. So we have to list at least ten honest things about ourselves and then, pass it on!" We have made an "honest" attempt to list 10 things, so here goes. Ten honest things about The Bumpass Hounds:
1. All twelve of us really love our mom and dad and are thankful to be living here as Bumpass Hounds (we did NOT say that we all truly love each other, but we do tolerate each other).
2. Shiloh is the biggest Bumpass hound at 169 lbs and Jenny is the littlest at about 12 lbs.
3. Shiloh, Max, Jubal, J.E.B. Jack, Shelby Belle, and Jack love the water and swimming in the lake. Homer doesn't care for the water and we don't yet know about Sophie. Alex, Boru and Jenny do NOT like water.
4. Sophie's most favorite thing, besides eating, is going for a ride. A lot like life itself, the destination doesn't matter to her, it's the journey that she likes.
5. The most mischevious BH is Shelby Belle followed closely by Shiloh and Jack. Much like "baby proofing' a house for a todler, mom and dad have to take precautions to "Shelbyize" the house from counter surfing and food theft.
6. Jenny the cat responses to being called and she loves to lay on mom's lap and watch TV with her. Alex sleeps on the big bed with at least 3 of the dogs at night. Boru sleeps on the sofa in the living room.
7. Abby is the most cuddley pet of the pack. She always sleeps on the big bed with mom and dad and lays next to one of them and makes sure that she is touching a part of that person.
8. Homer J. was sent to us by our brother Chance after he went to The Rainbow Bridge. Homer J. is very much like Chance in both appearance and behavior but he has his own personality, as we all do. Homer J. has helped to fill the chasmistic void that Chance left when he went to The Rainbow Bridge.
9. Jubal and Homer J. are the smartest Bumpass Hounds (it probably comes with longevity). Shelby Belle is most easily excitable and sometimes piddles when she is frightened or startled. J.E.B. is "different" and he dances to his own music that the rest of us don't always hear; he doesn't have a mean bone in his body.
10. There are no bad Bumpass Hounds. Everytime that there is a problem involving one of us there is usually a root cause that could have been avoided if mom or dad had done something different or responded to signs and warnings that something was going to occur (food left out within reach, gates left unlatched or open, "interesting" things left on the table or counter, etc). It usually comes down to "who has evolved."
- Jubal and The Bumpass Hounds

And they seven receipients of the "Honest Scrap" Award as awarded by us, The Bumpass hounds, are.... the envelope, please:

1. Puddles the Golden Retriever

2. NESSA the hovawart

3. Mogley G. Retriever

4. Joey and Zeke

5. Tucker, Daisy and Leo

6. Kingsley the Border Collie

7. Steve, Kat, and Wilbur

That's a wrap. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight. - Jubal


Anonymous said...

Hey Hounders! Thanks for passing the Honest Scrap award to us! We already did it - whew, got outa that one! Thanks for thinking of us. (Shiloh sure is big!!!)

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Gus said...

Dear Bumpass'

We are glad you got snow. Lots of folks in Mayamphis were out there pushing it in your direction. They don't take much to snow here in the "mid south." And we enjoyed reading your honest scrap post. Have a good day


Life With Dogs said...

Congrats on your award - we just covered Vermont in your guestbook. :)

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We like #10. It's always the human's fault. And that's a fact that even Wilbur agrees with us on!


Mason Dixie said...

what a great list. thanks for sharing so much about all of you. =)


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