Tuesday, August 28, 2007

You're "it"

Wonton, hope you are well. Here's my response to your post on (213) Dog Look forward to smellin' ya at the next Artwalk.

All the best,


1. Your age?
3.5 human years

2. Your age when came to live with your people?
Five 1/2 weeks

3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now?
None, I tend to eat them when they are left on after my walks. I insist on harnesses only!

4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with?
Both grandmas and grandpop

5. How much do you weigh?
0.535 stones, but who's counting right?

6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up?
Red leather Coach collar

7. Do you like other Dogs?
I'm not really a dog, person. Balls, balls, balls, yes!

8. Who is your best non-human friend?
My big sis' Aggie and buddy Munchkin

9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls?
Soccer balls, tennis balls, squeaky toys and anything someone else has.

10. Do you like to be brushed?

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese?
Peanut Butter, grapes and tomato

12. Do your people cut your toenails?
Ever heard of a howling banshee?

13. Any formal education?
Nope, ain't ignorance bliss!

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny?
I'm the Barry Bonds of mini-doxy's

15. What are some nicknames your people call you?
Poop boy & Dodger boy

16. What is your best trick?
Stealing balls from big dogs when they are not looking

17. Do you like kitties?
Yes, over easy or furryside up

18. What did you have for breakfast?
Dog food and for dinner? Dog food!

19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)?

20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.?
Two months ago to get my nails done...grrr

21. Where do you sleep at night?
In my deluxe doggie pen with Aggie

22. Do you like to swim?
Yet to try, but don't think I'll like it if it's anything like taking a bath

23. Can you make puppies?
Woke up one day a bit lighter. Know what I mean?

24. Your favorite place to visit?
Grandpop's yard

25. Do you give kisses?

26. Can you potty on command?
Command? We don't needs no stinkin' command!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dodger and Gunshot Noise

"What's with Dodger and 'gunshot' noise?" Good question. We recently discovered why dogs should avoid being outside during fireworks when we ventured onto a "John Hancock" movie set on Figueroa and Flower streets. The set included emergency vehicles and traffic in a crash and "shootout" scene reminiscent of the movie, "Heat." During the take, costumed actors, depicting police officers, fire fighters, innocent bystanders and obviously "bad guys" engaged in a "shootout" in the midst of all the crashed vehicles. Once the shooting started, Dodger immediately attempted to run for cover and ran all the way home while still on leash! (We now have figured out that Dodger knows his way home.) He was traumatized for a few days thereafter as demonstrated by his weariness to large buses during his walks. But, being the City Dog he is, he has become accustomed to these silly movie sets and has resumed to pooping right along the curb, just as a large bus zooms by. For Dodger, it simply allows for some wind on his face while he is taking care of business . . .

Waking Up Toys R Us and Journeymen Shoots

This morning, Dodger awoke to an entire commerical set (for "Toys R Us") around the corner on Flower and Wilshire Blvd. Before we ventured onto the set, Dodger and I, checked about whether there would be "gunshot" noise with the overweight, silver-haired motorcycle officer "manning" the part of the street that led to the shoot. Answered in the negative, we proceeded to join the captured audience of the shoot. With a crane and a director behind a bullhorn, "extras" (dressed office clothes and police officer costumes) were running down Wilshire after looking up at the building. Behind the used for this sequence, there were fire and SWAT trucks and LAPD vehicles in crash scenes complete with costumed "extras" checking their Blackberries and chatting on their cell phones waiting their turn. The scene involved a Giant Baby that is walking down the street who drops his pacifier which causes everybody on the street to stop and run. Dodger, having spent time in San Francisco (from which his Mum hails) simply rolled his eyes and thought, "Another typical morning in LA!" and went about his business. Keep your eyes peeled for that commercial!

Speaking of San Francisco, or "The City," Dodger noticed on the way home that folks were setting up for another shoot "Journeymen," a television series set in 1970s San Francisco on 6th and Grand. There were classic 1970s cars that were shipped in for the shoot and even two San Francisco Cable Cars! The streets and the storefront of "Starbucks" was used in the shoot! While watching the goings on of the shoot, Dodger was approached by film crew workers who played with him. One even says he has a long-haired Dachschund at home. Dodger wonders, "Maybe she's a hottie . . . "

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Traveling home from class last night, the hubby explained to me over the phone that he now knew "who the brain of the operations is." He said, "Dodger may be the naughty one, but Aggie is definitely the brains of the operation." Asked how he ventured upon this conclusion, he witnessed Aggie poking her head into a plastic bag that he had just used as a trash bag for grape skins and seeds. Aggie was definitely scavenging, and her loyal, but ineffective "lookout" was peering behind her to see what they were working so hard to loot. I wasn't there, but imagining the scene was hilarious.

In canine court, Aggie "the Brain" and Dodger "Trooper" would no doubt be convicted of a "misdoggiemeanor" or misdemeanor. However, the Brain would have put up a decent defense making a compelling argument about it being "abandoned" property. Knowing Ags, she'd put up a good fight with smarts and all. Dodger, clearly not the brain behind the scandal, however, would have no defense as an accomplice and a co-conspirator. Unfortunately, he was out snoozing the day they handed out high IQs. Certainly one of the spokes of the conspiracy wheel would point to our choco-colored furry (but bald-scalped) friend. There goes that archeology scholarship . . .

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tofu Festival - 8-19-07

Dodger visits the Little Tokyo Tofu Festival.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Phil-Am Convention 223, 2007

Phil-Am Convention and Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center

Field trip 224, 2007

Dodger visits the new state park in Chinatown.