|Things have been about Old English Sheepdogs
||[Mar. 4th, 2011|06:52 am]
Boomer The Dog's journal
|[||Tags|||||appeal, foodland, hobnose, k-mart, mall, missy, name change, northway, pat catan's, pit bull, rip, sheepy, snow dog, sweeper, weekend, wilfred||]|
They have, Ric Sheepy came over for a visit on the weekend, and we did the usual Dog things, yeah, like we watched the first Wilfred episode, a series with a talking Dog character from Australia.
A girl brings home a guy, but he spends way more time with the Dog, Wilfred, and they hang out all night watching TV, eating nachos and smoking dope. The Dog is way more street smart and cool than the boyfriend, and there's some mystery about the pooch and his 'holes of frustration'. All of this communication seems to happen between boy and Dog, and no one else really knows about it.
The first trip was to the North Hills, shopping center and lunch at Subway, then some drawing at the Borders at Northway mall, and walked around the whole sprawling place again, finding a working elevator to a kind of secret second floor place that was just offices. It's actually a big shopping center, with pictures of its past store openings on the wall.
The next day we went to Parkway Center Mall and walked around the dark corridors, woofing about what was there when Ric and me first started to go there, one of the first places we went to every time. We ended up at K-Mart for lunch at the Cafe.
Going in, a worker who was doing sign-ups for K-Mart cards said she saw the snow Dog I'd made when she passed by, and she liked it, and was telling me about her Dog Missy, an Old English Sheepdog who had recently died. I didn't know her name, but I often passed by their house, and she was the only Bobtail in the area. I'd seen the neighbor walking by my place, but didn't know where she lived or that Missy was her Dog.
I had barked about Missy to Hobnose, and took Hob down there and we got a few pictures and videos, and here's one of Missy when she was clipped, she had a fuller coat at other times. You can click to see a larger Dog.
After lunch we wanted to go to Pat Catan's for art supplies, and I got a paint set, and 12, 2 inch plastic Dogs, something I buy when I see them, because they are kind of rare. You could also get 'Toobs', like a 'Safari Toob' full of animals, and Ric liked that name.
That was the McKee's Rocks store, and we used the trip to check out the neighborhood too, old Foodland grocery with expensive compact fluorescent light bulbs, car dealer, season closed Tastee Freeze, and Family Dollar that we stopped at.
I almost met a Pit Bull pooch who was walking down the street, but he was on a sniffing mission and didn't stop. The funniest thing on the whole walk was a vacuum sweeper laying face down in the bus shelter there, Ric and me both got a kick out of, like why was it there? The shelter itself was one of the older ones too, like from the early 80s, and I don't see those in too many places.
We went to draw at Starbucks in Greentree by my place, and then to the Hop House for pizza feast, where they had new pies. That's some of the fun that we had, I didn't bark about watching Benny hill and Three Stooges either.. :)
Ric gave me a drawing in an acrylic holder that stands up, and a cartoon daily Dog calendar.
Yesterday I went to the bank, and the guard there showed me a picture on his phone, it was my snow Dog Rip! Cool that he thought to take a picture, but I know that lots of people did, I'd see them when I looked out. I barked that it's just a little tiny stump of snow now, and how I entered it in the local snowman contest.
Here's a video of Rip the snow Dog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnOXxD9pzM
I barked to be watching, because the appeal on my name change is coming up at the end of this month. Anyone who wants to know more about that can contact me through the info on my site, http://boomerthedog.net, at the bottom of the page.