Sunday, March 8, 2009


Homer J. here this Sunday morning. We received a comment this week from a new friend named Fred. Fred is from Fort Worth which means he is probably a Dullest Cowboyz fan. We only mention this because our 3 favorite NFL teams are: 1. The New England Patriots, 2. The Seattle Seahawks, and 3. Whichever team is playing the Dullest Cowboyz. No offense meant, just a fact of life. Our favorite MLB team is The Boston Red Sox. We always root for 2 MLB teams: (1) the BOSOX and (2) whichever team is playing the Evil Empire New York Dam Yankees. Again, no offense meant, it's just another fact of life. Anyway, in our RELEASE THE HOUNDS post last week we mentioned our neighboring FooFoo dogs. In fact, you can hear them in the video we posted. You hear the WOOF WOOF WOOF and BARK BARK BARK interrupted by the yip yip yip.... yip yip yip.... yip yip yip. The yips come from the FooFoos cuz they can't make real bark noise. Well anyway, Fred seemed concerned that he might be a FooFoo dog. We asked the famous funny bone dog, Jeff Dogworthy, if Fred could be a FooFoo and he gave us a short list of qualifying criteria. So Fred, compare yourself to this list:

1. If a domesticated cat weighs more than you, you might be a FooFoo. (The Bumpass Kitties, Maine Coon cats Boru and Alex, each weigh 20 lbs.)

2. If your momma puts sweaters and coats on you over your own fur, you might be a FooFoo.
3. If you go to the groomer on a regular basis for something other than a skunk encounter, you might be a FooFoo.

4. If the groomer cuts your coat at varying lengths with puffy parts and/or bare parts, you might be a FooFoo.

5. If you come out of the groomer with ribbons or bows on you, you might be a FooFoo.

6. If you come back from the groomer smelling perfumed or fruity, you might be a FooFoo.

7. If you get fed wet food with gravy out of an individual serving can, you might be a FooFoo.

8. If your hair style includes barrettes, pigtails, ponytails, scrunchies or hair bands, you might be a FooFoo.
9. If you have ever had your claws/nails painted on purpose for appearances sake, you might be a FooFoo.

10. If you are afraid of chipmunks and squirrels, you might be a FooFoo.
Score one point for each yes or maybe answer and be honest. Here's qualification standard:
0 - 2 Points = You're NOT a FooFoo Dog
3 - 4 Points = You're a Close to FooFoo Dog
5 - 6 Points = You're a Quasi FooFoo Dog
7 - 8 Points = You're a FooFoo Dog
9 - 10 Points = You're an Extreme FooFoo Dog
Congratulations. Okay, so you've scored high on the FooFoo list; what's that mean? It means that you are a FooFoo dog. Heck, you might even have a stroller and car seat. What does being a FooFoo dog mean? It means that you are one of the more diminutive (smaller) breeds of dogs. That's about it. It doesn't mean that you're any less of a dog. It doesn't mean you're not as loved as other dogs. It doesn't mean you're any more annoying than bigger dogs. It doesn't mean you're not as brave or fearsome as other dogs, In fact, it doesn't mean squat. Well, maybe it does mean that you might be more of a lap dog than a Great Dane or St. Bernard or Landseer. We can also get a list of ten qualities for giant breeds that would indicate that you might be a doofus dog. We have FooFoo dog friends and they have at least two doofus friends. We looked up Fred's blogger profile and know that he is a little white puff ball that wears a coat in his profile picture. He looks like a marshmellow with 4 legs. He is a Bichon Frise, or Bitchin Freeze. Fred IS a FooFoo dog. We welcome him to be one of our new friends. Will we ever kid him about being a little guy or a FooFoo dog? Yep, you bet we will. We we ever do it to be mean or hurtful? Never. If Fred is a sensitive type and we inadvertently hurt his feelings we expect him to be dog enough to let us know and put us in our place publicly. The people are more than concerned enough about physical differences among themselves that us felines and canines don't need to lower ourselves to that standard of behavior. All dogs and cats are created equal; some are just bigger or smaller than others. We are each unique but we are all the same. Stop by Fred's blog and leave him a comment or better yet, leave him a FooFoo joke. "How many FooFoo Dogs does it take to change a light bulb in the ceiling? Five. One to climb the ladder and hold on to the bulb and four to rotate the ladder around."
- Homer J. of The Bumpass Hounds


(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, and Life with Dogs gave us VT. So, as of today we still need 29 states. If you're from one of these 29 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, WV, WI.)


Gus said...

Me and Teka got two out of ten each. Why? Why does Teka not score much higher...Well, she is low maintenance, and I am high maintenance, and we both gots coats.

Life is not fair. She barks like a foofoo!


Mason Dixie said...

I am so glad I am not a FooFoo dog, I did score a 2 so I was getting kinda worried, but alas I am fine. My Aunt Mavis is a Foo Foo dog though. lol

Boo and Scout. said...

woo-hoo! were not FooFoos!:D i am definitely NOT a foo-foo, but scout on the other hand, scored two points..... she was close.

hope to see you soon! and ive been listening to the Urchin and Mom talk lately... Urchin REALLY wants to visit soon, i think she said some time this month, really soon in fact. ;D

Dozer and Coop said...

We signed your Guest Book and we are from Oregon! One state down, more to go! We love your blog and your pictures!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper Edwards

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Notice to other bloggers: If you misspell "Bumpass" when writing about the above mentioned hounds and cats, be prepared, they are tough proof readers!

On the definition of a "FooFoo" hound, you forgot to ask: "Have you ever been treed by a squirrel or a rabbit??" and "Has a cat ever stolen a bone from you?" and "Do you go shopping and ride in a purse or a shopping bag?"

Mogley G. Retriever

Anonymous said...

Zeke and I are not FooFoos. Our next door neighbor, who is a Shih Tzu, is, though. She doen't really like us but does like our parents. Oh well. We'll go visit Fred now.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Fred said...

hahahaha I totally missed this post until I got your e-mail!!!
Cluelessness=another foofoo dog trait?
OK, so I am definitely a foofoo dog...but not an EXTREME foofoo dog. (Whew!)
Thanks for the shout-out, bumpasses! Y'all rock (hey, I've gotta look up to the big guys, right?) ;)

Discover with Dagwood said...

I think Cocoa is a FOO-Foo dog! LOL!


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