Monday, August 31, 2009

My Friend Lucky

Yes for today I am a sad Chocolate Lab because my friend Lucky has died, I just could not bring myself to make any kind of entry yesterday. While we were relaxing on our bed, she called her friend Karen to find out why she hadn't heard Lucky outside; and I was wondering myself because she would always bark when I came out back, she was so crazy about me, or at least that is what Karen told Bev. As they were talking and she asked about Lucky, I heard my Bev say that she was so very sorry, and that she knows just how she feels, and folks she really does. This December would be seven years since her Quincy has died and it was very painful for her, as a matter of fact she still misses him. My friend Lucky lived on the left side of me with the alley dividing us.I will really miss her and you have to excuse me folks because I cannot give the details of her death, it is just too painful. And so folks there you have it, the diary of a sad chocolate lab, hopefully I will feel like my old glad self tomorrow. Peace out.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Yeah, OMG!
Her father was taken to the hospital and she was gone for seven hours, and boy did I miss her. Before she goes anywhere she makes sure that I am comfortable, and she even put a big ice cube chunk in my water bowl so that I would have water as it melted. But I was so lonely without her, she even left the TV on in our room so that I could have some kind of company; okay yes, I do watch television sometimes. But finally, when I heard the door open and she called out " Cubbie-Cubbie" and ran upstairs, I was so excited that my tail was wagging like a heavy whip; and my back legs did this shuffle from side to side so that it looks like I switch my rear. This is something that she really loves to see because she then laughs and shouts out, "look at that behind". I do that when I am really excited and I guess I will also do that when her dad comes back home. Hey guess what? She usually does not eat late at night, but when we came back upstairs she had a cheeseburger and fries; and she did share a few fries with me. Oh I know, but she usually does not eat like this at all and neither do I. It was a bonding moment between a girl and her dog. This will probably never happen again, the eating of junk food late at night; I am a milk bone lover but will always be under foot waiting. Peace out.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Eyes on the Mark

My eyes are always fixed on her, and she always asks me why I'm staring at her. Hey I bet she would freak out and run out the room if I actually answered her. But anyway, I just love her and I already know that she loves me because she takes such good care of me.I don't want her to be out of my sight, I follow her everywhere and I mean everywhere; oh yeah, except the bathroom because she will not allow it, but if she did you better believe that I would be there as well. Even while lying down and half asleep, I have one eye open just to make sure that she is not going anywhere without me.Oh come on, I just can't help it! We are bonded together her and I and after all, I am her four-legged companion right? When she is going out I do know that she will come back to me, I just don't know when; but I guess that I am a bit possessive y'all. Hey, I'm sure that I am not alone because we are all well cared for and really love our folks, and I know that you just love being around the one you love, am I wrong yeepetters?But there are times when you want to just be by yourself, and that goes for me as well, and yes for me it is staying in my den; but she is never far behind and that's a fact! Peace out!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stinky Feet

Friends, Canines, Humans, lend me your ears!

Okay now that I have your attention, she tells me that I have stinky feet; well first of all I have paws and second, I will admit that my paws are stinky and so what! What does she expect? I am always running around outside and although our lawn is all grass, we do have some dirt spots. Now don't get me wrong, she does a very good job and always, and I mean always wiping off my paws after I get inside. Listen, sometimes I do make a mistake and walk in my pee after I lift my leg and she just gets so irritated about that,"omg" she screams. But I am so amused about that because she also told me that my paws smell a bit musty. She uses a spray bottle filled with water and some of my tea tree oil shampoo and goes crazy; I mean she is obsessed about this! I used to growl because I did not want her to do this, but she does have the upper hand if you know what I mean. She is definitely the alpha, and just in case there are a few that don't understand get this, she does not hit! I have come to enjoy this routine of ours, she tried to get her mother to do the same when she was not home and I was not having that of course. Peace out folks!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dice, Midnight's Jealous Mate

Oh snap!

She lets me out because I hear my buds outside, and me and Midnight greet one another with barks, yelps and of course crazy/frantic running around our yards; and before you know it, "Dicey" is getting all jealous and pretending to be in the "love" mood. Oh please, I can see right through that. And Midnight, well she's not falling for it either, and when he keeps trying she gets all rough on him. Now in the meantime, my Bev who by the way is still not feeling well, gets tired of waiting for me and ignoring her calls. Well she comes out and gets my attention by throwing something in the yard and then she barks, "GET UP HERE DUKE!" So I merrily run up and go inside, life is still good. Peace out.

Monday, August 24, 2009

She Loves All of Me

Hi Folks!
She is always telling me that she loves my happy smile, and I just love showing my teeth and if I say so myself, they are nice and white. Ya know why? Not only does she brush them weekly, but eating those large milk bones does the trick as well. Front, back and sides are completely white because she cares enough to brush my teeth and gives me my all time fav treat, "Milk Bones". And by the way, she just loves everything about me; my floppy ears and the way they are turned up a bit at the tips, she loves my big block head as she calls it, my head is so big it looks like a pit bull. And what about my brown almond shaped eyes, she adores them and especially when I just wake up, they are kind of slant. Now people, moving on the my body and legs, short and stubby she calls me because I take after my short father-oh well! my back legs are bowed and I think they are rather attractive and she calls me bowlegged. And finally my beautiful otter tail, that is what it is called because it is like a rudder and she calls it an antenna. Chocolate drop or Hershey's kiss it's all the same, and so my friends what about you- wouldn't you love to have a 95lb Hershey's kiss? YUM-MY! Peace out folks.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

It's Too Wet!


It is so wet, mushy, humid and swampy here in my yard; and already a mosquito rode piggy back and has landed inside. Any time I don't want to stay out you know that the conditions are not favorable for me. Oh not wadding in the pool, no sir, as you very well know that my breed just loves the water; but the difference is wet soggy grass with some dirt patches, and so I have learned my lesson as a pup not to rock and roll all over our lawn. Yesterday it was raining so hard when she let me out to do my business, I quickly did it and ran back up on the porch. I really surprise her sometimes when I do that; and also very rarely, and I do stress rarely she has to force me to go down. That blasted gate is what she uses to keep me down there until my business is done. And then when the conditions are favorable and she lets me out for the night, I like to just stand there and take it all in and she gets really ticked off! With her stern voice she calls me and tells me that she is going to buy a doghouse for me so that I can stay out as long as I want. Oh she is just too funny and I am tickled pink. She does love it however when I get completely soaked and my lighter brown undercoat shows, she just loves it and so something good does come out of me getting soaked. Peace out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Sprinkle a Day Helps Keep...


She is sprinkling me everyday with baby powder, well just my tail; you see folks I was bitten by those mosquitoes again and I have two bites on my tail. I don't know where she gets these home remedies but this is not working for me. I am very itchy from these bites and I guess my digging kind of drives her crazy. Oh don't get me wrong, she has tried doggie bug spray but these buggers just love me, guess they are drawn to my chocolate coat because they really flock around me. So anyway, she uses this baby powder thinking that it will dry out the bites. I am a nice chocolate brown only, not brown and white and I wish that she would try something else. Does anyone have any ideas? And changing the subject a bit, please remember to cast your vote for me as the cutest dog and please vote everyday. Thanks and peace out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Talk to Me Baby

Goo- Gaa-Gaa,

Oh folks, I just love it when she talks that baby talk to me. My eyes are fixed on her with ears back and folded, what dog doesn't love that high pitch expression of love from their loved ones. Hearing her talk baby talk to me feels just as good as though she were stroking my mane, or rubbing my belly and my fav spot, behind my ears. Yep, this is the ultimate high for us canines, or at least for me; hey I am 5 yrs old and certainly not a baby or pup but I just love to hear her talk to me that way. And by the way, she is the only one and I just love that. Peace out babycakes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Missing My Buds

Hey y'all,

I guess that it is too hot outside because I haven't seen my buds, Midnight and Dice out all day today. I have to tell you what happened to me yesterday, it was scorching hot and I was so excited to see my friends that I went running around the yard non-stop. She was mad because she kept on calling me, but I acted like I did not hear her at all. Hey I was excited, Midnight was excited so we just started running and panting, not caring one bit how hot it was. Oh for heaven's sake people, a dog just gotta be a dog; I know that she did not want me to get overheated, but was I thinking about that? Oh yes, I was overheated and panting like crazy, I'm sorry Bev! Sob, Sob, Sob- SIKE!! Like I just said, a dog just gotta be a dog! Midnight and Dice I will look for you tomorrow. Peace out!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lazy Hazy Days

Ho Hum!

Well that is how I am feeling today, it's hot and I feel kind of lazy today. She went back to the doctors today because she is still having some problems. I found out that there is a link between having heartburn and asthma, heartburn is the main problem for my Bev's symptoms. Looks like though she is well on her way to better health, with the right medication and she will be like her old self once again. Today while she was out, I stayed downstairs with her Dad; hey I bet you guys did not know that I still get into much mischief, she doesn't trust me to be by myself downstairs yet. And rightly so, there is so much for me to get into; like the blinds and curtains because I love looking out of the window and especially looking out for my other enemy, the mailman. Ahhh lets see, I do love to lay behind the couch and yes, I have tried to get behind the TV even though that is a no-no. Oh folks I could explore everywhere, so I guess I am still a pup at heart; funny though, the other dogs never had a problem and just laid downstairs without any problem. So what is it about me, a chocolate lab? I have no idea! Peace out folks!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Invasion- pt2

Hi ya folks!

Well the invasion of the cat/kittens is over, they have flew the coop; well one has been killed by a car and I am sorry about that. I did not wish any harm to come to them even though they are the enemy. But the mother has taken her one kitten down the street somewhere. You know, I would never have hurt them; oh perhaps I would show my teeth and growl, or maybe raise up my fur so that I would appear larger than life to them. So I am really sorry about that; I overheard my Bev and her Mother and so that is what happened. But let me tell you this, Pinetree Cubbieduke is still on the watch for another invasion, because you never know. I mean after all, I am the protector of the house, am I not? Please folks don't forget to cast your vote everyday for me at: Thanks folks, peace out!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vote For Me!

Hi friends!

Before I start about voting, let me tell you that I did get that extra milk bone yesterday. Now, she has entered me in the Cutest Dog Competition and I am asking if you would please vote for me. I am a nice stocky hershey's kiss color Chocolate Lab and pretty darn cute if I must say so myself. Please vote everyday, here is the link:

Just take a good long look at my pic and you will see that I am cute, she has told me that so many times, now here are her words; "You are so taa-ute". Oh I just love that baby talk. Okay now folks don't forget, vote often for Pinetree Cubbieduke for the cutest dog and I thank you very much. Peace out!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hypnotic Eyes Don't Work


That's right, hypnotic eyes don't work. I tried to give her that cutey dog look, my ears were back and folded because she really loves that; and my brown eyes were fixed on her with my tongue hanging out. IT DID NOT WORK PEOPLE! While she was fixing her father's meal, I set my eyes on the top of the fridge where she keeps my milk bones; oh she looked right up there too, but when she looked down on me do you know what she said? Oh you already had your share for today and went on fixing the meal. But I kept at it and do you know what she gave me for looking so cute? A COUPLE PIECES OF LETTUCE! Oh don't get me wrong folks, I love lettuce, but that does not keep my pearly whites-white! Good ol milk bones, I have two everyday, I must admit though I am greedy because I just love my bones. Perhaps she will change her mind later and give me just one more. So to my canine friends, if you think that you can look dreamy or cute at your loved one, think again becaussssssse-HYPNOTIC EYES DON'T WORK! But I will not give up y'all. Peace out!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Invasion Of The Cats


Those creatures are still hanging around and I don't like it at all! I don't know why they just don't let me handle the problem, I could chase them away so that they would never come back; or perhaps I could have a stake out and then, SURPRISE! But no, they want me to stay away from them, and they are strays and you don't know what kinds of germs they have. Oh well, I will wait patiently and see what they will do. Making it short today folks! Peace out.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's My Pre-rog-ative

Yeah that's right!

Hey it is my pre-rog-ative, I was not in the mood to make any entries in my diary and so I took a break. My Bev always tells me that I am too moody, well I guess I am. And besides all of that, she wasn't feeling well and not in the mood either, so I guess we are two peas in a pod and the old saying goes. Well folks we have been invaded by the enemy out front, CATS!!! KITTENS!!! Our next door neighbor is feeding them and they just will not go away. I just can't stand cats and kittens, and she doesn't care too much for them either; I think part of the reason is that she is allergic and with her Asthma bothering her right now she doesn't need those pests around her, ya know? So she is trying to find a way to discourage them from coming over my house, yes they have come over like I mentioned before, an invasion! So we will have to see just how Bev and her mother repel them. Now if they would only ask me, I would just tell them to let me at them; that would solve the problem because I don't like cats!! Until tomorrow folks. Peace out!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cool Cubbie

Hi ya folks!

I am so cool today, it is so hot that I just didn't feel like doing anything; except eating and sleeping and getting into mischief. She had an appointment today to see her doc because of her bad asthma attack on Sat. She still has to take in plenty of fluids and make sure that she continues her inhalation treatments, but she seems fine to me. Missed my buds Midnight and Dice today, guess it was too hot for them as well; I did glance over at Miracle and she was chilling in the cool dirt. Now that is what I really wanted to do except you know who would have a fit! But seeing Miracle laying in that dirt reminded me when I was a pup, and how after it rained I loved to swim in the wet grass. Talk about some pup in trouble, that was me! I remember her calling out to me, CUBBIEDUKE! CUBBIEDUKE COME HERE, STOP THAT! Now folks you know, I was just getting used to her and so I did not listen, after all I was just a puppy. And she was so mad, mad because I was covered in mud and her father was so tickled; I looked up at her and she was not smiling at all! Oh folks that was hilarious! I have learned my lesson though and do not go swimming in the grass. LOL!! Peace out!

Sunday, August 9, 2009



Boy what an unexpected occurance for me, she was very sick with Asthma and had to go to the ER. I was so afraid that she would not come back to me because I did not want her to be admitted. But before she left, she made sure that I was taken care of; I had my dinner and went outside for a bit and then up to our room to rest. I was so lonely without her, we are bonded together and so I really not only depend on her, but I just love being around her. But a few hours past and she was back. The first thing that she did was to come upstairs and greet me and then let me outside. It was so nice to just sit by her side as she ate her dinner. Today she is following her doctor's instructions of rest with plenty of fluids; so she did not go to church today. Oh how nice to have my girl back with me. Well, all is well now folks and until tomorrow. Peace out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cool, finally


Hey it is finally a nice cool day out today, I am a bit disappointed though because I did not see Midnight and Dice out today. I am so glad that she and I can breathe a sign of relief, which by the way, she was not feeling well yesterday because it was so hot and humid and because of that her asthma was the main topic of the day. I don't think that dogs get asthma, lol! But I do know that we have allergies, I can testify to that one. But as for this brand new day, life is good. I spotted a young mockingbird out back, she has been singing for weeks now and it sound so sweet. On a negative note, out front a mother cat and her two kittens have taken up residence next door and I don't like it. Of course she went out to see, but I know that she is allergic and did not get too close. I heard her awwwwwww and so cute early this morning. I did not see them but I caught the whiff of those intruders. Peace out folks!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Hey folks!

It's my girl's birthday today, no I am not going to mention her age because she might find stumble onto my blog and when she reads it, well I am in trouble and even more so if her age is mentioned. So let me just wish her a very happy birthday. I gave her the best present, I was perfect today! Well that's all for now, I know this is a short diary entry but I am going to give her all of the computer time today. Peace out folks!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lonely Sunday


If you live in the Philly area then you know that we had a banging loud thunderstorm yesterday. She was at church so I was upstairs by myself when all the booming started. The lady of the house was home and thought that I would do better downstairs, but it only made matters worst; I did not have my secure kennel to run into. So she finally led me back upstairs and into my den I ran to wait it out. Holy smokes! This has been the season for thunderboomers and this is really wearing me out. I am getting better, but I would have felt more secure if she had been here with me; but that's life y'all. Today is a nice calm thunder-free day and I am lovin it. Ran around with my buds Midnight and Dice for a bit but it was just a little too hot for me. I don't know what plans she has for me for the rest of the day, but I am game. Peace out!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm in Trouble


I'm in big trouble, and I can be so moody and cocky at times. Well all was well, I gave her my cute look even holding my ball in my mouth; looked with dreamy eyes this morning so that I could get back on the bed. Oh she gave me the okay, but cocky me when she just wanted to stroke my muzzle; what did I do? I gave a growl and that was a no-no because she tossed me right off of my bed. Well canines, when you are in a nice comfy position with your loved one, please do not take that for granted. We have since made up but I will think the next time when that opportunity comes around again, and it will folks. It is almost time for my second meal of the day and I am waiting ever so patiently. Peace out!