Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Hard Out Here For a Pup

stand up, yawn, stretch, yawn, lay back down.  sleep awhile and do it all over again.

it's hard out here for a pup.
when you're layin' down and gotta get back up.
first ya stretch and yawn and chew your feet, 
then ya look around ya for a treat.

ya know it's hard out here for a pup.
when you bark and the neighbor yells shut-up
and ya just can't catch you a squirrel
and your haircut looks like you're a girl

ya know it's hard out here for a pup....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Dog Tulip. Sometimes Love Really is a Bitch

hi hi hi hi hi! chance here. it's yukky and rainy outside so mommy went to see a movie yesterday. she wanted to take me in her purse but was afraid i'd eat the popcorn she snuck in.  oops---no, just kidding.  really. (sorry, mommy)
she went to see "my dog tulip", an animated movie directed by sandra and paul fierlinger about the love between a man and his dog. it's based on a true book written by J.R. Ackerley before mommy was even born, which makes it like, a fossil!

it's not a movie for children, which is another reason i couldn't go. it had dog sex and poopie and bad dog behavior in it. none of which i ever do. ever!

the narrator of the movie is voiced by christopher plummer. he plays an old man (like granddaddy's age) who has never found his "special friend" (the movie hints that he's gay, but that's ok, so are lots of mommy's and my friends) and goes through life lonely. until he adopts this german shepherd, tulip. tulip has lived in a little cage all her life and acts wild and crazy, and the old man can't control her, but, still, they fall in love with each other.  really. when he takes to to the vet because she scoots on the floor on her butt (i did that once when i had the worms), the vet, voiced by isabella rossallini, tells her tulip's not the trouble, he is.
Click here to see the trailer
tulip poops on the sidewalks and everywhere, and the man never cleans it up. mommy said that is a problem, because it makes her real mad when she steps in poopie. then he tries to "fix her up" with a good male shepherd dog so she can have purebred puppies, but it never works. the movie is pretty graphic in showing the sex scenes. since i got tutored when mommy rescued me, i don't really care about that stuff.  it's dumb.  but tulip wanted it pretty bad, so, finally, the man gave in and let the old “disreputable dirty ragamuffin” from next door get her preggars. 

i'm not gonna give away the whole movie, but i will tell you that it was "computer animation, made by hand, and consisted of 58,320 drawings.    And that is pretty cool.

Some of the reviews say that the movie showed irresponsible behavior by the old man, but, well, he was old. and so is the book. and back in the 50's, people weren't as cosse  contc , conscent   they didn't worry as much about their pets. i mean, he did rescue tulip. and mommy rescued me. so maybe people can just get over the other stuff and just like the movie for what it is. a sweet, touching film about a man and his dog.

love, chance

Monday, January 17, 2011

OMD! These animals are hialrious!

OHMYDOG! since i've been iced-in the last few days, i've had time to get on mommy's computer and "surf the net" as she calls it.
i just watched these funny animals with their funny accents--i am rolling on the floor laughing! have a watch! it's another funny video from!
funny funny ha ha

Thursday, January 13, 2011

snow, snow, beautiful, wunderful SNOW!

ohmygosh! mommy has been telling me about how wunderful snow is, but until this week, i've never actually seen it! (well, i might have seen it in my homeless lifetime, but there was nothing beautiful about it then!)
Here's a video of me and mommy sledding down the driveway

so, sunday nite when it started snowing reel hard, mommy and diddy were so excited. they took me and my brudder, kizzy, and sissy, roxie, outside to see it. roxie, she's reel parktik, pertik, she's doesn't like  (click on "read more" for more pictures!)

Friday, January 7, 2011

getting to know you (or me, rather)

when i first came to stay with mommy and diddy, my hair had just been shaved down reeeeel short, and my skin was bright pink. so diddy, trying to be funny (but sooo not) started calling me piglet. it made me and mommy mad, so he finally started calling me my name, chance.

i had one of those stoopid cones on my neck, because i kept biting and scratching myself bloody! and the first 2 dayz, i wouldn't eat. well, i'd nibble on a little pnut butter, and i would devour napkins, but that's it. believe me, there can be some pretty choice morsels on a used napkin. i became something of a "napkin connoisseur" in my circle. fast food or pizza napkins-they were mine! starbucks--not so much.

but the best garbage finds are pizza bonz! If I saw a girl eating pizza, I knew to hang around, because for some reason that I will never understand, gils don’t eat their pizza bonz. Pity them, but my bonus!

Here’s a pic of me after I got my cone off. Skin’s still pink, tail nekked, but feeling much, much better!

welcome to my blog

hi hi hi hi hi! (i say this as i'm jumping up and down in front of you). my name is "sir chauncey, defender of the underdog", but you can call me chance. i'm a mutt and proud of it! i was a stray found wandering the streets of atlanta back in march of 2010. as you can see from the photo, taken by pat thomas, a wonderful woman, photographer, and advocate for us homeless pooches, that i was a mess. my hair was so matted that i could barely move, and my skin so red it burned!

i had a partner in crime, as you can see. she was my bitch, but i protected her from all the bad things that happen on the streets of the city. actually, she got adopted immediately, while i sat in animal control waiting for a forever home. Thanks to the good folks over at Animal Action Rescue, i wasn't sentenced to die, and i got vetted (where did my manhood go???( and shaved).
one family took me home for 2 days, but brought me back because i didn't feel like playing with their little kid. now tell me, who would feel like playing when you've been starving, itching, running, and crying for a long time?

enter mommy. at first, she only agreed to "foster" me (whatever that is), but every time someone showed any interest in me, she told them that i was a "bad dog". hahahahahaha!

now mommy is a "foster failure" and i am hers. i have a diddy, too, and he loves me, as well. life is good. check in often and write to me! i have a lot to say!