“The Voice”

Saw this on our local news on Monday night. The video is actually 5 yrs old but is so worth a view! From YouTube: “Tucker, our one and a half-year old Schnoodle, plays the piano and sings along at least 3 or 4 times every day. In spite of all of his practicing, he really isn’t getting any better at it.”

Blanket Boy

Mom,  you’re not Will and I am neither Eko OR Penny and your photography stinks!!! You are sooo embarrassing me! You made me look like a GIRL and I am a BOY!!

dakota blanket january 2016

To see where my Mom got her inspiration to humiliate me with a blanket….check out one of our favorite dog blogs Marking Our Territory!!

Will, Emily, Eko and Penny, is there room for a Sheltie at your place?

I’m running away.

Barks and licks and love,


National Dog Day and Quote Hop!

Today is National Dog Day!!!  So, because of this special day there is no way we aren’t going to have a post that doesn’t contain WORDS! The heck with Wordless Wednesday today!

National Dog Day Dakota

I am also excited because while reading blogs this morning, I found I was tagged by my good furiend Emma  over at Mygbgvlife in the Quote Hop that is going on. My Mom LOVES quotes and was thrilled to be tagged for this blogging event!

We are supposed to post three quotes, and because it is National Dog Day I limited posting my quotes to those that just pertain to dogs, specifically Shetland Sheepdogs from my Shetland Sheepdog board on Pinterest.  Normally Mom likes quotes that are thought-provoking and deep, but today she decided she wanted to just share some that are a little bit silly! Enjoy!

sheltie herding


Found on iheartdogs.com

Found on iheartdogs.com



Found on cafepress.com

Found on cafepress.com

If you would like to participate in this hop,

The rules of the Quote Hop are as follows:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Post three of your favorite quotes (this can be done all in one post or on three consecutive days).
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers and challenge them.

I will now challenge three of my pals to the Quote Hop.  I understand if you don’t have time or don’t wish to participate or if you were already challenged. In the event you want to participate, I challenge, the Talking Dogs blog at For Love Of A Dog,   Tails Around The Ranch and My Kid Has Paws.

Happy National Dog Day All!!!





Summer heat getting to you? Us too! Wordless Wednesday


Feeling cooler?

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

Sad-Wordless Wednesday

I’ve Been Waiting A Loooong Time!

Do you know my Mom hasn’t allowed me to blog since JULY 4th??!!

This is a travesty!

I have waited  so patiently

isn’t my face cute enough to call for

frequent updates?

Here is what happened.

Mom’s laptop died.

It happened a few weeks ago.

The battery became so hot her laptop nearly burned up.

Mom was super angry because her laptop was just purchased last October. In “computer time” it’s already obsolete.

She took it to Best Buy and had to have it shipped back to HP.

Best Buy made her  purchase  a temporary laptop until hers came back from being repaired.

Mom was lost on the new laptop.

Not lost enough that she and Cody couldn’t work on THEIR blog! No Sirree!! Nothing stops her from working on THEIR blog.

I’m the one that gets the short end of the bone.

I’m the sable furred step child.

The good news is that Mom got her laptop back today.

Too bad if she had read her HP manual she would have had it fixed the same week that it broke. Reading the manual is too easy. Mom likes to do things the hard way.

She would rather pay Best Buy $100 to have her data moved from her computer to the temporary one and wait over two weeks for her laptop to return.

Mom likes the Geek Squad because she can relate, she’s a Geek.

What? Does she think that money grows on trees? Doesn’t she know that trees are for PEEING ON???

What was the first thing she did when she got her laptop back?

She worked on hers and Cody’s blog.

Mom, it’s time to let me BLOG or get off the pot!

Barks and licks and aggravation, Dakota