Saturday, June 27, 2009


Martha - this is your fault! Vinnie is obsessed with eggs - not the kind you cook and eat. The kind that comes out of a stuffed alligator. The kind that comes with EXTRA eggs. Martha gave Vinnie this cute little green and yellow alligator that has an opening in his belly and you can put his little yellow squeaky eggs inside. He can fit three eggs and came with a spare two. Vinnie could care less about that alligator - it is totally pristine. But the eggs... oh the eggs, now that is another story. They are everywhere: in the house, in the van, in the yard... I found one under the deck yesterday. Vinnie likes to spend time with his eggs. He'll give ya the stink eye if you think about taking them
He contemplates their existence (so was it the chicken or the egg?) He will moisturize them - yuck - they get a little slimey - but at least this one is clean (for now).

He LOVES to retrieve them - you can throw them pretty far.
He will squeak them - NONSTOP Martha!! A few of them don't have the ability to squeak any more :-)
But... he sure does love them.
Thanks Auntie Martha!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

No more fluff!!

No more fluffy puppy (at least for another couple weeks LOL). Thursday night I decided that it was too hot out, summer was here, and it was time for Vinnie to go short and sporty (look at the first picture in the last post - very fluffy!). I think there was more of Vinnie on the floor than on the table when I was done. You can see the silver really coming in above his eyes now. It looks like he has silver eyebrows.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pigman Report...

Here I am, Vinnie, your roving reporter! Today I am reporting on a local sprint triathlon called the Pigman. Hmmm... I didn't see any pigs. Anyhow, Auntie Tammy was entered in the Pigman. This means she had to do a 0.5k (543 yards) swim, 25k (15.5 mile) bike ride, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run. Whew... I get tired just thinking about it.

So this is where it all begins. Unfortunately, being a "dog", I am not allowed in the beach area. So, we'll just watch from here.
The competitors have to swim out from the beach around the buoys and back under that big blow up finish. I'll bet I could poke a hole in that big blow up finish thingy!!They are very organized here. They are color coded by their caps when they swim. Auntie Tammy had a black cap - we think she should have had PINK!!! See all the pretty pink caps?

These are the buoys that they have to swim around. See the boats? If my mom did this, she would need one of the boats to rescue her.

There's Tammy - She is doing AWESOME!!! She didn't need a boat.

Here she is again just finishing... Sorry - mom's not so good with the point and shoot! That's Tammy's niece, Daphne, in the background cheering her on. Go Tammy!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hi all - Vinnie here again. This weekend, I went to my very first agility trial. Frank and Betty got to do agility, but I got to do BUBBLES!! At first I wasn't sure what Auntie Rilda was up to.

Then she got out this magical wand and blew bubbles! It is soooooo cool!!

They taste a little soapy, but they are FUN FUN FUN!!!

C'mon Auntie Rilda - do it again!!!!!

Caught one!!!!
Mom bought me some Catnip bubbles (cause they didn't have dog ones!) and we're going to take them to the park today!!