Sunday, May 3, 2009

Just Chillin in East Tennessee & an award

Since my return from Western Australia I've sort of just been chillin.  I got back just in time for the Kentucky Derby -  Mom had Mint Juleps prepared and was just waiting on daddy  to get home -  I took a quick look at the betting sheets -  I had taken the time to familarize myself with the horses via that the handy I-phone on the plane so I was ready to call the race for Mom and Dad.   Mom placed her bets - Dad placed his [this is why he was late getting home]  and we all settled in for the race!  I told them they should bet on the horse with the pink silks [you can review my tweets to confirm this]  but they said NO!!!!   What fools they were!    A shock to all when Mine That Bird ran away from the pack and won the race!!!!!   YEAH for him and big licks to that little jockey Calvin for another great win .... two years in a row at the derby. 

Daddy said that if they could find a small enough jockey he thought I could beat that horse!  hehehe!

So tell me what you think of my new surfing shirt.....since I'm a new surfer and all.....?????
When I got home I discovered that those little bully dogs from New York  had given me this "Lovely Blog" Award

Now wasn't that nice of those Bullies!  Here's how it works:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to up to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.  
Now comes the hard part...passing it on......well, I totally hate trying to "choose" any - so, I asked mom to put all my friends in a hat and I would pull out the names -  so here goes [if you already have it sorry - just pass it on - if I left you out - sorry, maybe your name will get pulled next time!]

and to anyone who reads this you are also welcome to the snag it!!!!!!

Now, I need some help with mom....everyone knows that I am a picky eater.  I don't make a secret of's just the way I am.   Well, mom has been trying to "hold out"  thinking I will give in and eat the kibble if she waits long enough -  it's not working!   It is almost 11:00 here in East Tennessee and so far she hasn't even put so much as a single piece of kibble in my bowl.   They had pancakes for breakfast....they did NOT share....and here I am, tiny little guy, sweet little guy, entertaining little guy....and not even a single piece of kibble.    Can somebody tell her to get up off her old, blonde, southern  and now LAZY butt and scramble me some eggs!


  1. Checkers, my bestest pal! I'm so sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you about your question. I will send you peemail later okay buddy? OMD! That is one pawsome award, CONGRATS! Thanks for passing it to me!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  2. We have our Mommy trained very well we had breakfast at 5 - if we dont mommy gets tortured!!!


  3. Hey Checkers, you can come to our house for supper, we're havin chicken. If you can't eat that, I bet we can get DawgMom to find you somethin

    Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

  4. hey Checkers, good job on picking the winning horse.

    we're sorry to hear that you are a fussy eater. we hope you aren't to skinny because of it. there are a lot of yummy dog foods out there. we hope your mom can find something that will get your interest.


  5. Checkers, you are one cool dude in that surfer shirt! ;) And I agree about the eggs! :)


  6. Hello there Checkers! I must say, woo has a nose for the horses! BTW we are Southerners too!! Chattanooga to be exact! My mommy has the same butt problem!! Hope woo gets them eggs!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  7. Welkhome Bakhk!

    Khongrats on the honour!

    Khool shirt!

    Soooo, have woo and your mom khome to terms on the kibble yet?

    PeeEssWoo: Mom wishes she would have made a Derby bet - she always pikhks things with the number 8 so she would have won some green paper!

  8. Checkers, thanks and congrats for the award :D
    I now that is always difficult, now the hot potato is mine :S

    hugs and kisses from kikos word

  9. Hey Checkers,

    Sounds like you had quite the trip!! I went over and voted on your wiggly walk. You have a cute little butt.


  10. Too bad they didn't listen to you about the pink silks - anything pink is a winner!!!

    What kind of kibble do you get? There are so many good ones out there. We eat Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken. But we also get a bit of canned food added to it at night.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  11. What a great new surfing suit. I am sorry your mom is trying to get you to eat kibble, and not pancakes, just not fair. Congrats on your award. =)

  12. Hi Checkers,

    Thank you SO much for thinking of me when you got this award! :-)

    I agree with you, your mom needs to make you some eggs! BOL.

    Sniffs and licks,


  13. Hi Checkers- cutie pie- congrats on your new award and also for passing it onto me! I appreciate it so much!
    Moms watched the derby too and saw that amazing horse fly!
    Your surfer shirt is so cool!
    I eat only kibble- BLUE BUFFALO is the brand- sweet potatoes and herring. Yum.

  14. Hi Checkers!
    You look great in your surfer shirt!
    Sorry they did no share pancakes with you.
    Congrats on your lovely award!


  15. Dear Checkers,
    Sounds like you hd a pawsome time visiting Susi! Followed your time together totally! (And Hope Scooby is doing okay) - congrats on your award and just hope that you get the food you need!!! We all need that, right?????
    Hugs and xo

  16. Hello my sweet!
    She is starving you???? Do you want to come back here and have more burgers?
    I LOVE your new shirt, furry cute :)
    I miss you. I asked Mummy to do a care package fur you so hopefully she will send that off this week with our 100th post gifts. (The woman is so unorganized sometimes).
    Also, your Mummy said if my dress didn't fit that I might be able to Paw it Forward. I have chosen to send it on to Lorenza. I think she will really enjoy it :)
    Big licks to you

  17. Hi Checkers,

    Congrats on your award.

    Your t-shirt looks so cute, wish I could have one too.

    Adele, Vincent & Bella

  18. Hey Checkers!

    Glad to have you home. I love your new shirt!!! And, congrats on the new award!


  19. Hey, thanks for the award Checkers. It's much appreciated!

    Picky eating is not good! I have three here like that, Desmond and Rosa both wish to be size zero paps. It's so not a good look! They eat enough to stay healthy though.

    PS Paw It Forward should be on its way to you soon!

  20. I totally missed this - thanks for the award, Checkers! I hadn't looked since the trip to Suzuki and admiring your neatly packed luggage.

    I have a lot to catch up on, that's for sure.