Friday, July 31, 2009

Hotter Than Hot

Yo People,

That's what I'm talking about, it was so hot yesterday that I just had to take the day off from blogging. She kept my bowl full of ice and even today it is still hot. You guys I just don't do well in the heat. Today thought I met with two of my buds, Midnight and Dice and she was just talking all syrupy to him like, " Heeeeey ya Dicey" I mean come on! That was a no-no, you just don't do that in front of your own dog. But I was kind of distracted running around my yard and Midnight running around hers. I know what you are thinking, if it is so hot why then are you running around. Well my answer is, I am a dog for heaven's sake, a dog and if I want to run around like a bat out of hell in the heat then I am going to do it! Oh well what the heck, I am about to chill anyway. Until next time, peace out folks!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Yes, ahhhhh because I just had my dinner and I am full as a tick. Eating two meals a day can be very satisfying indeed and like I posted before, all dogs are different; some only need one meal and some two, and as Victoria Stillwell concluded, adult dogs should really be fed two meals a day. So I am now going to rest inside of my den and chill and watch her on the computer, lol! She still has no idea that her companion dog is a blogger, how funny is that? Peace out folks!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Tis The Season

Folks here we go again! Tis the season for thunderstorms and I don't like them at all; on the other hand, she just loves them and I don't know why. Well I did my usual thing, went into my kennel to wait it out, I did notice her glancing at me but I did not care at the time. I overheard her telling a friend that she once had a dog named Sheba and she was scared to death of thunderstorms, and that makes me feel a lot better. And also, I think that she was worst off than me because she would pace around the room and would not keep still; I am so proud of myself, I am learning how not to be afraid and how to cope. Today is a great day even though it is so hot outside, I am grinnin and chillin Peace out!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Not Again!

Greetings folks,

Well after last night I did not think that the noise would ever stop, what you ask? Those blasted firecrackers and cherry bombs that's what! I thought that I was going to go crazy, and this time they were so close, out in the back close. I was all settled partially under the bed, okay it was just my head; I like sleeping like that because it was nice and cool because she had the air on. I remember when I was a pup and very timid, I would crawl under the bed every 4th of July because of all of the noise. So anyway, the cherry bombs and firecrackers were blasting away and I was scared to death and just freaked and went into my kennel to wait it out. MAN I AM SO SICK OF THAT! She did the right thing by not making a big deal out of it because that would have made it worst. I used to climb way up to the top of the bed and just shiver to death, and she would cuddle me and that was not the correct way to respond; that is why I am getting better. Well, so ends another entry in my diary. Peace out y'all.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hot and Hazy


It is too hot for words here in Philly, I don't know if some of you know this or not but a dog's temperature is 99.5-102.5 F so when I am hot, boy am I hot. Even though I eat two meals a day now (remember my pleading?), she makes sure that I have plenty of water to drink and when it is hot like it is today, she puts my own ice cube in my water. People, take good care of your canine and feline friends because we depend on you. I am now going to chill right under the fan and relax myself, so I am making this short but will be back on Monday with a vengence to blog my heart out. Peace out folks!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hamming It Up

Hey Folks,

Yes the photo is a bit large, but I promise that it won't be on for long. I am so ticklish and I wanted her to stop. Notice how nice and chocolaty I am, and also notice my gray goatee. I am 5 years old going on 2 yrs, and I feel so young. Our computer problems are over and I am back online with my blogging. I had the bed all to myself today because she was gone all day; I just love my bed, I know what you are thinking and I am working on it. Since it has been a bit humid in Philly, I am staying on the floor because it is so cooling, but when I feel like it I am back on it. Well the heat is getting to me, on with the air conditioning. Peace out!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours

Oh Snap!

You would not believe what I have been going through these past weeks. First we have computer problems, then I could not post on my blog, holy smokes!! I am still trying to recover, and she is just as bad because she was literally freaking out because she could not figure out what was wrong with computer :) Well, I am cutting this short so until tomorrow folks. Peace out!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Until Further Notice

Hi Folks,

I'm afraid that we are still having some computer problems, and until they are fixed I will hold off on my posting. What a bummer!

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's too hot + correction

Holy Smokes!

It is too hot for me here in the city of brotherly love, I mean hot! I don't know about the rest of you Labs or canines for that matter, I just can't tolerate the heat and humidity. She is so right on by making sure that I have plenty of water with my own large ice cube. She also has a spray container that she is constantly misting me, now I just love that cool mist; and that's not all, she keeps the ceiling fan on with the air conditioner. Ahhhhhhhhhh, that's how I spell relief. Now on to my correction, sorry Chester my new found friend, my bad for putting you in Hershey PA. We are as sweet looking as a Hershey's kiss. My new friend Chester lives in the state of PA, hey dude, do you think I need glasses? Peace out!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Enemy has Landed

Hi ya folks!

Sorry that I was MIA yesterday, had computer problems and still having them actually. But like my title states, "The Enemy has Landed" That being fleas! They have been in their fav spot, my rear, and she has bites as well. And yes, I know what that means, BRING OUT THE ARTILLARY! Now changing the subject, I have a new friend, Chester from Hershey PA; and he is one handsome dog, I mean after all he is a Chocolate Lab and chocolate is the best. You can find his site at:

Check him out! Cutting it short for today, she needs to fix this computer problem.
Peace out!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Hi all,

Pretty quiet here right now, nothing much going on. I posted a comment on another Chocolate Lab's site. And like I told him, Chocolate Labs are the most handsome. I am posting early and making it quick because she has a 2hr online focus group at 4 and she needs to be on at 3:30. So far she does not have a clue, ya know what I mean? Peace out!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Finally, a fellow Chocolate lab

Hi folks!

First of all, have you checked out the puppy pic on my page? Hey now it's about time! It's a beautiful Chocolate Lab and his name is Moose. By the way folks, check out the handsome doggie above Moose's pic. Yeah that's right, It's yours truly-Cubbieduke, me!! Hey though, I'm sorry for my glowing eyes, oooooooooooooo scary huh? This will have to do, I do not see anymore pics on her computer and I guess we have to wait until she is able to buy a digital camera. But I do have a bit of good news, remember my later post about feeding? Well she was watching a show on Animal Planet, "It's you or the Dog" and Victoria Stillwell was telling a couple that adult dogs can be fed twice a day. HOORAY!!!!! She has made up her mind and now I will continue eating twice a day, again let me shout it out- HOORAY!!!! I am so excited, and can now rest. Until next time everyone, PEACE OUT!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good Dog


I am so proud of myself, Bev accidently left two pieces of gum on the bed today before she went out to church and I did not touch them. So when she came home and noticed the gum still on the bed, she was so happy and just praised me up and down. "Good Dog", "I am so proud of you Duke"; and of course I was so happy that she was happy. I just had to tell someone, dogs just love to please their masters and she was extremely pleased. I guess she was surprised as well because I just eat and chew anything. Oh well, life is good! Peace out!

UPDATE: dyeapkqthc
that means that i was rewarded for my good behavior.

Saturday, July 11, 2009



Moo-licious? Oh man, you know how some dogs just love grass? And I do love to sometimes nibble on tall blades of it; but I am really referring to freshly cut grass clippings. I just can't help myself, I grab a mouthful and just chow down! And I do know that it drives her some kind of crazy because she always scolds me and tells me that I look like a cow chewing its cud. Lol!!!!! I'm sure that I am not the only dog with a taste for fresh cut clippings of grass, but I suppose that she is calling it the way she sees it. Anyway, after she cuts the lawn she tries to rake up all of the clippings, but I manage to find clumps of it and just eat till my fill. Oh yummy, yum-yum!! LOL! Peace out!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mosquito Magnet- Pt. 2

I am ticked off! Sorry no pun intended.
I was wondering why my face is so itchy and she noticed as well, I was bitten not once but twice; and right beside my left eye. I told you that those buggers were just buzzing around me like bees around flowers. She now has to look for the cortisone ointment and carefully rub in a dab. You should see the look on her face, that is the first time that I was bitten on the face and I guess she now has to find something else to use to try to repel these things! Well, I am cutting this short because I am kind of distracted if you know what I mean. Peace out folks!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mosquito Magnet

From what she tells me, I am the only dog that attracts mosquitoes. For real, as soon as I leap off of the back porch they just buzz around me like bees around flowers. I wonder why they are drawn to my dark coat, these bad boys are black and sometimes piggyback a ride when I go back inside. And then it seems like they are looking for fresh blood, not on her but her mother; and she of course is fussing with her telling her to spray me with something. But she does, and I am cool with it, only it seems as though the buggers are immune to whatever she uses. And also I am checked out and given a clean bill of health by my vet. Nope, no heartworms never and I am so proud of that. Bev gets a bit irritated when I want to stay out to sniff around, she sees the buggers buzzing around me and she then calls me; of course I sometimes act like I do not hear her, but when I see her come out on the porch and give me that look; well I snap to and come in. I totally understand, but she needs to look from my POV, I don't care if they are buzzing around me and just want to enjoy outside and sniff to my hearts content. I love to be outside, well most of the time. I hope that all of you dog owners really get down and understand your four-legged companions. Oh, it's time for dinner now y'all. Peace out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Say My Name

Hola Amigos,

Like my title? We of the purebred persuasion are given family names, but I bet you didn't know that humans are not the only ones with nicknames. Nicknames are given out of love and affection, I told you that I looked like a chocolate bear cub remember? Well Cubbie is not my only nickname affectionately given by Bev. Do you remember former President Clinton's dog Buddy? I was given that name too because I look just like him only cuter. It is unfortunate that poor Buddy met his demise and was hit by a car. Buddy was milk chocolate and I am cute dark cocoa puff. Here are a few others that she gave me, I love them all. Cocoa puff, chocoholic, Hershey's kiss, big bear; oh there are so many, too many to name. But what I want everyone to know is that I am loved, and not just by my Bev but the whole family. I am bonded to Bev however, she often tells me that I am heaven sent; I guess at a time when she lost her beloved Irish Setter, Quincy. She was really lonely in that she was so used to having dogs around her, she loved them. Okay, I am starting to get teary eyed; but I am so glad that I am here with her. She gives me so much love, and I give her love and companionship. Again I say, life is good. Until tomorrow amigos. Peace out!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Feeling Great!

Hey Everyone,

Really feeling great today, the sun is out and it is not too hot at all today. You know, she really needs to get a new chair; sitting at her desk really takes a toll on my rump. I have to sit just right or I will topple over, and I have seen her do just that. I wonder if it wouldn't be too much trouble to ask for your help in lighting some fire to her. She doesn't have a tail and so she does not understand that sitting is more pressure on the rump. Then again, if she really caught me sitting right her at her desk she would probably freak and then I would really topple over. I know that you guys are dying to see a nice pic of me, she is working on it. First of all she does not have a digital camera, instead it's an old one and the pics have not been developed yet. HEY TELL HER TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM!! But I promise that as soon as the pics are in, I will upload so you can see just how handsome I am. Picture this, a nice dark chocolate body with a milk chocolate head; sounds real fine doesn't it? Well I guess that I will get off and lay under the ceiling fan for a bit. Ahhhhhhh, life is good. Peace out!

Monday, July 6, 2009

One Meal or Two?


Before I begin, did you check out Cleo the German Shepherd on my page? She is only a pup but oh so cute. Now lets get down to business, I have a feeding problem. Don't get me wrong, I am so glad to be with my Bev cause she is the best. What can I say, I am living the life!!! Eat, sleep, play; I am well loved indeed. But I need some advise okay? I eat twice a day and believe you me, I am happy with that. I also get my share of Milk Bones, well not really my share- I get two a day, one in the morning with my meal and one in the afternook as a snack. I AM NOT COMPLAINING!! I could eat the whole box if she gave it to me. My problem is this, even though I am 5yrs old I feel like I should continue, or better yet I need two meals! But she wants to "again" try to wean me off and only feed me one meal. Listen, the last time she tried to do that, I was so ravenous! I thought that I was going to starve to death; and do you know what her reason for wanting to feed me only one meal?? All of her other dogs ate one meal, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? Are all dogs alike? I should say not, I am a stocky and handsome 95lb and thick and I got back as you folks say. And she wants to only give me one lame meal, and that being dinnertime. Why a dog could really starve, and she thinks that she has everything all worked out. Check this out, she wants to give me a couple of biscuits in the morning (thinking that 2 milk bones will hold me). CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? IS SHE CRAZY? Ugg!!!!!!!!! I would waste down to nothing and listen, I am not having it!! So people, my fans- what do you think? I mean am I right or not? She is really thinking hard about this so please tell her that she is making a big mistake. Please tell her that I will certainly starve!!!! In the meantime, I will do my part by continuing to look oh so cute. Oh just like a cute little brown bear cub, that is why she named me Cubbie. Until tomorrow, peace out!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

It was a long night!


The cherry bombs started early and well into the night. I was so scared that I stayed inside of my den; but it finally stopped and back onto the bed I jumped, and finally cuddled with Bev. Today is quite peaceful and so while the family went off to church, I caught up on some Z's. Soon my girl would be home. Yes, life is good! Until next time- peace out!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th, I think

Hey there,

Why the I think part? Well I am an Amish Country dog and it is so quiet there, so I am still trying to get used to the city sounds. I am starting to adjust to the firecrackers, I used to freak out! Now I go into my den and wait it out, just like when we have those loud thunderstorms. But it's the cherry bombs that really do me in, I am scared to death of that very loud BOOM! But, she is always with me and I don't go outside during that time so that's good. But I really don't like July 4th yet because it just takes some getting used to. So I'm taking one year at a time. Peace out!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ya Gotta Have Friends

Hi All,

I'd like to tell everyone about my small group of friends that I have. Naturally three of them are girls. Let's see, two doors down to my left is Lucky, a Rottie-mix; she was adopted by my Bev's friend Karen. She barks all of the time when she sees me out back, I think that she loves me or at least that is what Karen thinks. Now two doors to my right is Dice and Midnight, I know for a fact that Midnight is love sick over me because as soon as I jump off of the porch she is barking and jumping and running around her yard. We do greet one another at the fence, and I tease her by also running around the yard and jumping around. But Dice is her partner and sometimes he is a bit jealous, but usually he just lays down under the steps chillin. I should say that Dice is a bit crazy over my Bev, you should see the way that he looks at her. Midnight is a beautiful black pit and Dice is a tall and handsome black and white pit. Next to them is Miracle, a cute Shepherd mix; I just love her floppy ears, we communicate once in a while but she has eyes for Dice. Yep, there's nothing like friends and Lord, when the sirens start blazing. Woo-hoo, Howl-oooo!
Peace out.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gotta Vent


Okay I know that my blog is supposed to be a diary of a glad chocolate lab, not a diary of a mad chocolate lab; but I just need to vent y'all. When we are watching the dog championships on Tv all is well, that is until she starts ooooing and ah-ing over what, an Irish Setter. Now yes I do know that she owned and loved a beautiful Irish Setter named Quincy before I came on the scene. But really, does she really have to make such a big fuss over a strange setter: I mean am I not right in the room with her? Doesn't she know that I have feelings? So what do I do? I get up and bark, whine and jump at the Tv. And so what does she say to me? Stop that! Shut up Dukie! For heaven sake already, and by the way she sometimes acts like she is totally clueless; and it took her a long time to really figure me out. If she is calm, them I am calm. Get it? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. If she ever reads this I am screwed, oh snap! Okay, I am feeling much better now that I have finally gotten that off of my mane. So look, I promise you guys my next entry will really be a diary of a glad chocolate lab, but even canines need to vent every now and then. Peace out until next time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship

Hey Everybody,

My name is Cubbieduke, well my whole name is " Pinetree Cubbieduke". You know, it's all in the family. So I guess you are wondering why I titled this: " The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship". I started out in Amish country, and no this one was not a puppy mill. I was a bad you know what, a bully and always stole food from my littermates. Well I am proof that anyone can change. My first relationship was with a girl and I was like a second child to them; unfortunately I don't think they had enough time for me. So I was given to a very responsible relative of this girl, her aunt. I did not know that I was going to be there to stay, she was puppy sitting me. I loved her and she loved me. And so finally it was set, my new home was with my new girl, Bev. I don't want this to be long and drawn out so instead I will just journal everyday what I am feeling and how I just love her and my new diggs. So peace out for now, for tomorrow a whole new day begins in the life of a glad chocolate lab.