1.17.2011

Hope Springs Eternal!




My Mom says that should be my Motto, my words to live by.  Why is that you ask?  Because I get fed twice a day, morning and evening.  I clean up my bowl everytime I eat.  I go out of doors, at least 5 times a day, and when I come in of doors, I first rush to my food bowl and see if there is anything in it.  There never is, unless its 5 pm.  But everytime all day long, when I come in I check it.  My Mom says THAT is what Hope Springs Eternal really means.  I think she is trying to be funny, but what she doesn't know is there is nothing funny about an empty bowl..

This week, I got a very nice package in the mail,  and just nearly went crazy snoofing it and scooting it around the kitchen floor.  (The mailman must go nutz at all the wonderful smells!)  It was from Siku Marie, the White Dog.  We had put in a couple of posts for her birthday celebration and because of that, we won a drawing for a prize.  Here is what was in the box:  For me, a flashy tennis ball, a bag of treatz ( do you know Siku Marie has treatz NAMED after her? Wow), and a greenie to chew on.  My Mom got this cute mug that says:  My Dog Rescued Me! and a package of dessert coffee (raspberry chocolate).  My Mom had never had this coffee before but she says it is soooo good, she just loves it!  So we want to thank Siku Marie, her pawrents and the White Army for sending us these goodies and we love them..
Part of Siku Marie's birthday celebration was a Comment-A-thon with donations for every comment, going to Cancer Research, it was a very special occasion!

We are so deep in snow, my Mom has to shovel the back porch every couple of days, or the storm door gets stuck and I can't get out there to take care of my bizness.  She could put my leash on me and take me to the street but I don't like to go in the street.  Just one-a those things.

I send good wishes to all of you from me, Stella, my Mom and Ali Zophia.  May your bowl always be full.

Until they all have homes,

All of us

21 comments:

Ludo van Doggy said...

ah, could you imagine, a self filling bowl? I bet they has those in heaven. Congrats on your prizes, they sound lovely!
~lickies, Ludo

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on your prizes!! They are very nice!! I check my bowl too many times a day and only find food in it twice a day. There's always hope a kibble might fine its way there! Lots of love, Holly

Frankie Furter said...

Super Prize Pressie!!!

I call that Bowl thingy... the Triumph of HOPE over EXPERIENCE.
I check EVERY time too!!

The Thundering Herd said...

For some reason, the hu-dad takes our bowls up and puts them in a closet (something about us checking each others bowls and the conflict that might cause). But everytime he walks anywhere near that closet, we jump up thinking we might - just might - be getting fed.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great box of stuffs!

That is about the time my bowl is brought from the pantry and filled with yummy kibble BUT now that Mom is working, it will be more like 6:30 -

Unless of khourse I khan sweet talk The Doggy Nanny and Fred into feeding me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sam said...

Congratulations on your prizes! Sam is the same way. If we are sitting on the couch, he brings his dish over (and then Monty's afterwards!), and looks at it. You can almost hear him saying "It's empty!"

Sam

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stella!
I don't get all the food I'd love to get but I know it is for my own good!
Congratulations on your prizes!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Asta said...

Stella
those awe wondewful pwesentses and I can't think of anyone bettew desewving. Tha comment-a-thon was a wondewful thing.
may youw bowl and all othew fuwwfwiendses bowls always be full to the bwim
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Sue said...

Our Mom picks up our bowls after we eat and puts them on a high shelf so we can't check them, but Samba does take a look at the counters several times a day to see if anything has fallen out of the cupboards.

Congratulations on your prizes. You're so lucky to have so much snow.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Until they all have homes, and full bowls, and safety...we love you because you and your family care so much!

Thank you for helping to make my Comment-A-Thon such a success for raising funds for Canine Cancer Research! I am so happy that you like your gifts...and that mom enjoyed the coffee!

Bouncing Bertie said...

You never know, Stella, one day there might just be food there in that bowl at a different time of day. Well worth checking, I'd say!
Toodle pip!
Bertie (also an eternal optimist)
PS But I like to 'go' in the street not the garden. Funny that.

KB said...

"My dog rescued me" - truer words could not be spoken in this house! I think that it's the same in yours!

I sometimes sneak treats into my dogs' bowls just to keep them on their toes.

Glad that you got such fun presents, Stella!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We get fed twice a day too, Stella, but that doesn't stop us from checking the kitchen all the time for foodables. Mom picks up our bowls after we eat, so we just check out what's going on up on the counters. And always be sure to look for crumbs on the floor. Mom says we are the best vacuums for food that she knows, but she wishes we could do something about all the fur flying around here:)

Very nice presents from the White Dog Army - a very nice family of pups and peeps.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Wow Stella you sure got some awesome stuff. Mom needs to teach you how to use your tail on that snow. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Bobby said...

SMASHING PRIZES, SHAME YOUR BOWL IS NOT ALWAYS FULL.
HERE IS YOUR ANSWERS.
I HAVE BEEN WITH JOHN FOR THREE YEARS AND TWO MONTH.
I WAS TAKEN TO BE PUT TO SLEEP, I HAD BEEN BADLY TREATED, THE VET NURSE RANG PAWZFORTHOUGHT TO SEE COULD THEY HOME ME, BUT I WAS VERY NASTY IT WAS FEAR REALY,SO I WENT IN A KENNEL. JOHN USED TO COME AND WALK ME, I GOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO HIM COMMING AND HE WAS KIND AND TALKED NICE TO ME, AND I WAS NICER AND TRUSTED HIM. IT WAS A MONTH BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND JOHN FELT SORRY FOR ME. HE TOOK ME SO I WOULD NOT BE ALONE IN THE KENNEL OVER CHRISTMAS, WELL I AM STILL HERE AND I INTEND TO STAY.
PIP CAME IN WITH HIS BROTHER BUSTER
BRENDA WANTED TO ADDOPT ONE JOHN SAID NO, BRENDA GOT HER OWN WAY SO PIP CAME ABOUT THREE MONTH AFTER ME. HE IS PERMANANT, YOU ARE RIGHT THOUGH WE COULD HAVE HOMED HIM LOADS OF TIMES.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Good to see you posting again! What a wonderful gift package you got. [Mama loves your music choice, too!]

Our bowls go up, too, after each meal. We check the floor and keep a sharp eye on mama, just in case...

Jed & Abby

Kenneth said...

Congrats on your prize! Enjoy your bowl!
Kenneth Copeland

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Stella my love, thank you so much fur stopping by today to let me know you miss me. My mom REALLY needs to get back with the program, doesn't she?

I'm still here, and I'm doing well. As well as can be expected with the normal winter goings on of snow vs. nekkid belly, that is.

Mom was thinking the other day about helping me write on my blog, but didn't get around to it. We will try our best to post soon. We miss you and all our friends, and even Ali Z.

Thanks again fur thinking of us. We luv you!!!!

Cloud Suave and his mom

PS. My word verification is frumbles. I hope we don't see too many frumbles during the big game tomorrow.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

stella--you are a CHOW HOUND!!! hahaha!!! sorry you couldn't see the video--not sure why it turned out so dark :-(

Amber DaWeenie said...

Congratulations on your prizes...and...thank you for da birfday wishes for me and my brudder Max, (DaOdderWeenie). AND...mosts of all....thank yous for dat recipe for da Ham and Cheese Biscuits dat we found in an earlier post toastie! Mom has all da ingredients (cept for da wheat germs but who needs more germs anyways?) so she said she would make da biscuits dis weekends for us. So...haves a nice weekend!

=^..^= said...

Hurrow Stella!

Thank you fur visiting us! Empty bowls make us furry sad too. But the beans just dun get it. We have to stare and stare and mew and mew before our Mommy gives us any treatsies.

~Slash & Bronzy