31 December 2009
It's a Blue Moon tonight, and also New Year's Eve. I plan to howl a few tunes, paw my New Year's resolutions, and drink some of the bubbly (if I can sneak it away from my human, K!). I may even wander over to the bulls across the street and see what crazy things they have going on. Those bulls can get pretty rambunctious! I am excited for 2010 but some recent events in the animal world has given me pause. For instance, I heard that there has been a mysterious worldwide change in the song of the Blue Whales. And according to the Siberian Yupik Shaman Council "the Blue Whale ‘Guardians of our Earth’ are now singing the “Song of Death” as an ‘announcement’ to all human beings to prepare for the ending of all things.” Yipes! That makes my fur stand on end! And then we have the case of the mysterious disappearing Sea Lions from Pier 39 in San Francisco. Where are they? I was in San Francisco last year for Christmas, do you think they just miss me and want to find me? And what's up with a "Blue" Moon and "Blue" Whales? Is there a "blue" connection? What do the sea creatures know that us furry four-legged’s don't? If they are privy to some important information I wish they would send it my way. I mean, should I be howling a song of doom and then disappear? K has been trying to calm me by explaining that “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end," so I have nothing to fear since new beginnings bring an infinity of wondrous possibilities. That made my tail wag! So, here’s to 2010! A New Year ushering in infinite amounts of beauty, love, peace, and kindheartedness for all the World to share! And an end, once and for all, to wars and greed. As the immortal John Lennon sang, “…a happy New Year, Let's hope it's a good one, Without any fear. War is over, If you want it…” Well I want it so no more wars forever! Suka has spoken! Suka has said, so it shall be! I’m just sayin’…
Posted by Suka at 12/31/2009 12:16:00 PM
23 December 2009
Two days to go until Christmas! Even Porgy is excited, and was hanging out with Santa Clause earlier today, checking to see if he was on Santa's Naughty or Nice List. I assured Porgy he is on Santa's Nice List! I went to wish the bulls a Merry Christmas and one walked over to me to wish me the same but, seriously, what's up with his glowing eye? I won’t be posting tomorrow, on Christmas Eve, as I will be anxiously watching the sky for Santa Claus’s sleigh and reindeer. I will be looking for Rudolph’s red nose shining bright in the night sky. And I can’t wait to see what Santa Claus brings me. Will it be a meaty bone? A big bag of yummy treats? I would not even mind something from the Island of Misfit Toys. The suspense is building! I am even licking my chops just thinking of the goodies I might be eating in two days! But even if I receive no gift, because I know times are hard economically, to have the love of my human and my pet sibs (Silvius, Porgy, Kitty, and Havana), and a safe, comfy house with food and water every day, is really the best gift of all. To be loved, to have love, and to give love – what more is there? (OK, I know, yummy bunnies!) As Band Aid sang, “In our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy; throw your arms around the World at Christmas time.” May Peace and Love reign in our World between all humans and animals. And I hope all of my animal and human friends are blessed with their wishes fulfilled on Christmas. Have a warm and loving Christmas Eve and a Holly Jolly Christmas! And for all the pups playing in the snow, don’t be afraid if you happen to run into the Abominable Snowman. Just pretend you are a bunny and he won’t eat you. But I might…bunnies are yummy. I’m just sayin’…
Posted by Suka at 12/23/2009 07:20:00 PM
22 December 2009
Christmas Bells Ringing Through The Land, Bringing Peace To All The World And Good Will To Man And Animals
Three days until Christmas! I had a very cool visitor yesterday, a little reindeer. He was looking very festive all decked out in Christmas garb. I felt a bit naked as I have no Christmas threads to wear but he didn't seem to mind. We hung out in the yard for a while chatting, and even Havana, the little kitty, came to meet him. We had an interesting discussion about Santa Claus's reindeer. He is an eighth cousin twice removed of one of Santa's reindeer but I can’t remember which one. So needless to say he had some pretty interesting stories to tell about goings on in the North Pole. I promised to keep my chops sealed, though, but suffice it to say, the North Pole sounds like a pretty hopping place to be! I started to feel a bit sleepy so we headed to the back deck where I got comfy on my sleeping towel. As we were discussing the pros and cons of being one of Santa's flying reindeer I started to doze off. How rude of me, I know! I apologized profusely but the little reindeer said it was ok and that he had to be getting along anyway. So, after a nice visit little reindeer then offered a holiday toast, and I, the Alpha Male dog, saluted my host. And then with a grunt he was quickly on his way, each knowing we’d meet on the next Christmas day. In the Spirit of Christmas and to help end all suffering on Earth, please boycott all products that test on animals. There is no excuse why animals need to be tortured in labs. In this day and age with advanced technology there is absolutely no reason to continue the horrific research done on animals. Look for the "Not Tested On Animals" logo when buying products. Your local co-op and health food store are great places to find cruelty-free products. Perhaps I should create my own "Not Tested On Animals" logo, such as a picture of my very distinguished Alpha Male face with the catchy phrase "Suka Says Approved!" I'm just sayin’…
Posted by Suka at 12/22/2009 02:02:00 PM
21 December 2009
Happy Winter Solstice! Well, not so happy for me. Some Winter...not a flake of snow in sight! And I am getting worried. The Wicked Witch of the West may have shrunk due to water being thrown on her, but I am shrinking from snow-dehydration. Pretty soon you won’t even be able to see me! Just look at my photos, I am smaller than tractor tires! And the smaller I get, the easier it becomes for those Kung Fu Bunnies and Ninja Cats to get me. So, Santa, I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. I just want snow for my very own, more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true, all I want for Christmas is snow. And in the Spirit of Christmas, please cross your paws for these animals and all the others who are losing their homes and being separated from their humans due to the bad economy. A good way to start bringing the economy back is to keep your communities strong and active. Boycott big banks and use local banks or credit unions, start local bartering systems, buy local products and food as much as possible, and use locally-owned stores as much as possible. Also, get to know your neighbors and utilize each others talents. And keep all dogs, but especially me, with a continued fresh supply of treats and toys. Because happy dogs make a happy World! And a happy Suka makes the World a better place! I’m just sayin’….
Posted by Suka at 12/21/2009 02:31:00 PM
20 December 2009
The countdown begins! Christmas is Friday! I am so excited! I hope I get a big, juicy meaty bone. Last Christmas K gave me a meaty bone but the very next day I chewed it away. This year, to save me from hunger, I’ll make it last two full days. Well, I will try. I can’t guarantee anything. In the meantime, I have been chewing on this deer leg that I found during one of my Midnight Runs with Silvius. During deer hunting season we occasionally come across scattered deer parts, so of course we carry them home to eat them. The humans around here are very good at using almost all of the deer they hunt, and the parts they don’t use are available for the resourceful animals who find them (such as Silvius, and yours truly). K is vegetarian but feels that hunting is much more humane than the Hell-on-Earth horrific slaughterhouses that most animals for meat are tortured in, and I agree. So, in the Spirit of Christmas, and to help bring about Peace on Earth and end suffering, if you eat meat/poultry/pork, please boycott all slaughterhouse meat and either buy farm-raised humanely slaughtered meat or just hunt your own meat. And send all non-used juicy meaty bones my way. I’m just sayin’…
Posted by Suka at 12/20/2009 01:34:00 PM
16 December 2009
It was a perfect December evening...well, as perfect as can be in December with no snow! But I digress...it was a perfect December evening, nice and chilly with a few bird tweets here and there, when I happened to notice the full moon rising. There have been many things on my mind of late, and since I just love the moon - you can't howl at the sun! - I found this to be the perfect opportunity to go and find a nice spot to lay down, watch the full moon rise, and reminisce about life. My thoughts wondered to unicorns and meaty bones, dog houses and squirrels, trumpets, towers, and mountaintops, wide oceans with wavy whirls, flag, rags, yummy bunnies, squeaky toys and cars, every precious dream and vision underneath the stars. Suddenly I was startled out of my thoughts by my human K urging me to look at her for a photo shoot. I was having none of that! So I got up, gave her a look of annoyance, and walked off in a huff. Alas, I only saw the crescent, but she stayed and saw the whole of the moon. She will also hear the whole of my howling under her window when she is sound asleep. I'm just sayin'...
Posted by Suka at 12/16/2009 03:20:00 PM
10 December 2009
Snow! What more is there to woof? It snowed a few nights ago and I was so happy that I ran around in the falling snowflakes howling 'come out every-pup and play with me because the snow hasn't long to stay.' No neighborhood pups came to play with me but the coyotes were out running and howling that night more than usual. I think they were just as happy as me to see the snow. Silvius and I had fun together in the snow, and you can see Silvius in the last photo if you look hard! Sadly, however, by the next afternoon almost all the snow had melted away and now the only indication left that it snowed are the wet mud puddles all over the yard. And mud puddles are not nearly as fun to play in as snow. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. I am sure more snow will be falling soon but I hope that the next time it snows that we get at least six feet of it, then I will be as happy as a clam! Wait..what is a clam? And why are they so happy? And what do really happy clams say? I think they should say that they are "as happy as a Suka." Because I am a really happy dog! And since I reference the clams, shouldn't they reference me? I'm just sayin'...
Posted by Suka at 12/10/2009 11:00:00 PM
08 December 2009
Just another night, another dream, another vision, of bones, and bunnies, and snowy lands a’ plenty! But when I woke it was just another day of the doldrums. So I went up on the back deck to contemplate my life and the meaning of it all. The wall held up my hind legs for me as I ruminated on higher Truths, such as why I exist, is this life all an illusion, and why kung fu bunnies and ninja cats make me nervous. Then my human K came out and took Silvius and I for our nightly walk on Farmer B’s property. The bulls were in a circle grunting at each other, with a few moos here and there. So of course K had to yell “moo” back to them and a couple of bulls looked over at her. I was so embarrassed that my tail dropped and I prayed the bulls did not notice me. But I think they did. I mean, I am a pretty noticeable dog! Plus, they looked like they were snickering at me. I hope the bulls have short memories and forget this whole humiliating event. Anyway, I look forward to another night, another dream, and the day when K won’t embarrass me in front of my fellow animals. I’m just sayin’…
Posted by Suka at 12/08/2009 01:47:00 AM
03 December 2009
It was a crisp Autumn day. The sky was overcast, there was a slight breeze, and the chill in the air made it perfect for napping. So I curled up in my pile of dried, crinkly, crunchy leaves and drifted off to doggy dreamland, where mountaintops filled with snow loomed before me and yummy bunnies hopped all around waiting to fill my tummy. Suddenly, I felt that something was not quite right. It seemed as if I had been sleeping for an awfully long time. Usually that is not a problem, but before my nap my human, K, had mentioned that she would be going into town later in the day. I specifically barked to K to wake me up before she goes. I thought I could join her and perhaps convince her to buy me a meaty bone. But did K wake me up? No. She left me sleeping in my pile of leaves, and I was dreaming when I should have been with her instead. And I didn't even get a meaty bone! Grrrr....When I want to be left alone she wakes me and when I want to be woken up she leaves me alone. K needs to move out of Opposite Land and come live in Do As I Woof (or bark...or howl) Land. I'm just sayin'...
Posted by Suka at 12/03/2009 01:10:00 AM