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Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Scientists among the dogs

Mornin’ friends of the shortbarks, it’s time again.
I am a prime example of good behaviour; I've never stolen or broken anything! What are you looking so strange mum??*head shaking* I don’t get it.
But there are dogs who can’t help, but of course it could be excused by a kind of innate curiosity.
They done there, so to speak, a scientific service, where everything is analyzed most carefully.
Enya was also such a dog and back then our mistress has recorded the study results!
Of course I don’t want to withhold these results, so I dug a little in the archive and brought it out for you:

"On May 27th  2011 Enya had her 2nd birthday, and with us for 1 year and 9 months.
A reason for a resume. But a resume of a different kind!!
During that time there was quiet a lot what suffered under Enya „creatice curiosity“. Or haven’t we just fed the dog too little??
That my wooden clogs suffered during the second dentition as well as a baseboard which was removed and shortened from 2 meters to one meter is more or less understandable. The same also happened to a hand brush, which was not only robbed of its wooden handle no he also suffered even under sudden large-scale baldness!
A dog comb was also robbed of his handle. Presumably in the believe that this will be the end of grooming. Tough luck, replacement came straight of the dogcabinets drawer!
But why she made a hole in the wall next to the front door is still a mystery for me. Especially because this wasn’t the way out as it was the wall to my office!
We’ve been told that Enya was greedy right from the start. “She’ll eat out the house“ told us her breeder.
But plenty went into Flannas stomach which couldn’t be called species-appropriate dog food.
There were a couple of tissue sachets, but always leaving over the cover.
Then she had half a cleaning sponge, together with a sponge cloth. No, Enya didn’t wanted do to the cleaning!
A insole for winter shoes were also nibbled. There I caught her but that haven’t stopped her from trying the other on as well. Obviously they wasn’t really tasty but what the hell the 2leggies need such thing?
The interior of Detlefs slippers also had to be tried out. It looked like they’ve been good, half of it has gone. Enya just loves her cheese!!!
Again and again I was amazed by the exploratory urge and immense inquisitiveness of our dog. Only the methods of her approach, I never warmed with them, they’re simply to radical!

The story about the pillow which was transformed into yellow snow…. Well, that an other story.
But there was also a pillowcase which had to be opened at the side to reach the interior. Before she could go ahead with it the mistress intervened  I was able to transform the pillowcase into a dog toy (a twisted rope). Oh, hold on. Was it perhaps the intention for making a hole into the pillowcase???
And yes, I know that we spend to much time at the PC but that’s not the fault of the USB-cable!!"

Oh, by the way, Rike and sooo well-behaved. This is not quite true!
What happened to the charging cable from my mobile which was bitten by as you where the only dog in the house!
Och aya, and the salami from your master’s roll just went *poof!* and........................
Ouch, what the hell!!!!!!!!

Just in case more fairy tales are spread about me I’d rather say Bye bye till the next time!

Yours Rike Neuberner

PS: Don’t worry, mum is still alive!!
© Bea Grein
Translated be Detlef Grein

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Hammer bears get-together

Hello friends and supporter of the shortbarks!
Today I’d like to...............
Pardo,what you mean with dry me off first????????
Ok but hurry up, they’re waiting for the newest shortbarks!!
Ok, today I’d like to.........
What’s the matter???? 

What you mean, don’t come to close because that’ll give wet trousers?? How should dictate then, don’t be so squeamish mistress!!!
Well, this is clarified now, finally we can get back to last sunday!
There we’ve made a trip with our 2leggies.
We went to visit the Hammer dogday!!  Into the car and off we went!
As we arrived I could already hear that there are a lot fellas and I went tingly all over!!
So doors open and: Off You go! First I cruised round the car park and relieved myself then straight on to say Hi do a dogpal who also just left his car!
Ouch, that doesn’t sound good!
I think I better go back, seams like I’ve forgotten somethink.
But what??????????
Ok, after I’ve put my mistress on the leash (that’s what I’ve fogotten) off we went to all the fellas.
My misstress seemed to by a little scared because instead of  following me swiftly she stopped over and over again.
I realy was in a hurry so I desided to drag her along.
Yes I know, I shouldn’t do this but I really had something better to do then to get into it!

First we met 3 mates from the Landseer-relief and a handsome guy joined us with his master to our destination! 
That was the stall of the
Newfoundland-relief where we arranged to meet a few other newfies!
By the way the Landseer-relief, as well as the Newfoundland-relief, are 2leggies who help fellow dogs, thus are homeless or somehow else in need, to live in comfort again!
Just great!

As we reached that stall we where extensively greeted and cuddled and soon the next pals arrived.I just gonna introduce them to you picture by picture!

Elfi and Smilla


The Beargang

We also got endless goodies but the location was just perfect. Next to us was a lady with her stall who sold a lot of different treats and a few times she came to us to give us samples. Yummie!!
At some point even the best afternoon has an end and I happily admit that I was pretty glad that I could go back to the car for a nap during our way back home.
At home I demanded a propper shower from our 2leggies, a good dinner and soon after I arrived in the land of nod!!(
sigh Drago, Balu ...........)
Ah, before I forget it: Her eis the link to even more pictures: Hammer dogday

So now it’s time to say good bye, just because my msitress want to get of her wet trousers. Till next time

Bye bye Yours Flanna Neufundi
© Bea Grein
translated by Detlef Grein

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rike's secret

Mornin’ my dear friends!!
So, are you already awake???
Well, I must confess I’ve some trouble with it this week. As You know my 2leggies had holidays and it was on us to lumber them out of the bed.
For goodness sake, till they got fully under way we nearly became desperate.

All right, dogs like us are adaptable and had us adjusted to stay up a little longer in the evening, using the time to romp around and in return sleeping a little longer in the morning.
And now??!!!!
This week they’ve dragged us out of the bed in the middle of the night.!!!
Could perhaps some decode humans *sigh*

And now for something completely different, today I’ll gonna lift the secret about my beloved Pink Ball!
Yeah, right, I know what most of you’re thinking: Why the hell she’s making such a fuss about a simple ball!!!
I can even understand you, but that ball got it’s very own story.
It didn’t belong to me in the beginning; this ball had another owner before me.
Some might remember her!
This was my dearest friend Enya, the whole 2 years of her much too short live we’ve shared!
This pink ball belonged to her and I had an orange ball.
Ok, sometimes I’ve nicked the ball from Enya but I’ve always returned it to her as well!
Last Sunday it was exactly one year ago that she’s passed away and somehow I still miss her a bit.
She was so calm and I felt soooo comfortable at her side!
Here you could see us together. Theo ne with the clever face is me by the way!!!
My mistress have made a video to preserve the best pictures of her. Because it is sooo lovely I want to share it with you even when the lyrics in the song are in German:
A live in pictures

So that Sunday was a commemoration day and today we’ve got a…… yeah, what we’ve got today???
Because exactly today a year ago this nuisance moved in!!
All right I wasn’t realy that thrilled at the beginning. Because she was so tiny and I couldn’t play that well with her!
Well, this has changed in that year. Flanna has grown up considerably and now we also become friends. And now I gonna tell you a secret, but please do not tell it anybody: "Ahem, I love this little pinhead Flanna"
Btw. the story about her entry you could read here:
That little thing called Flanna

Of course, today we are inseparable, and we have a lot of fun together!!
But she will never ever get my pink ball and now you know why!
It is a remembrance of Enya and that is sacred to me!
Anyway Flanna isn’t that kind of a „balldog“, she prefers to lug branches from the forest back home and then she tries to crush them. *head shaking*
Well now and then I help her and shred the branches into tiny pieces..
I just wonder why she’s then standing next to me and, the smaller the pieces get, she’s looking more and more desperate.
This is the whole point of the matter, isn’t it??

Ok, that it from me for this week. I’ll have a little nap now. Enjoy the week.

Rike Neuberner 

 © Bea Grein 
 translated by Detlef Grein

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On the road again

Yaaaaaaaawwwwwwnnn........ Oh, good morning to all of You!!! I know, You’re likely to dribble eagerly from one paw to the other and waiting fort he new “Shortbarks”! My 2legged friends (or 2leggies as we call them) are still on holiday so they stay a little longer in bed, especially my mistress. I exploit it, first waiting till my master left the bedroom, then snea into the room, carefully climbing up onto the bed and then lovingly waking up mommy with a lot of newfs slobberkisses.

I don’t know why she’s shouting Yyyyuuuuuk, but I suppose this is her expression of joy,  because after that I get a lot of hugs and then we snuggle for a while!
Ok, but now to the point I wanted to tell You, our fantastic excursion last saturday.
It was allread noon as we once again were allowed to get into the car and this time we travelled a little bit longer.
I used the time for a little nap and to flirt with with the passengers in the cars behind us.
As we arrived Rike was allready totaly excited because again she knew where we are!
We’ve been the first to arrive and so we had to wait for 5 minutes at the gate.
But then another car arrived and two 2leggies got out of the car which my staff seams to know.
They where so happy, if they would have had tails like we, they would have fallen of from wegging!*giggle*
This gate was the entrance to a huge fenced areal and I really wanted to get in there!!!

As I stormed in, I have someone completely overlooked.
A handsome guy on 4 paws has left the car aswell.
Chewbacca he’s called!
Here you could see him, together with my new friend Ronja which arrived a little later!
I really liked Chewy right away and we instantly became friends but there was one thing I really couldn’t understand: Why the hell he was allways only interessted in my backside???*brood*

During cavorting I suddenly recognised a small, black, fuzzy something whitch also was strolling around the areal!
This is not really....... YES, it was him!
 My still small but lovely half-brother Paaaaadddyyyy!!!
Isn’t he cute ???
He was it who brought Ronja with him. She’s living together with him an their 2leggies.

We, the tall ones were then able to get a round romp and ......Oh you know what, I just show You a few pictures. Just in case before my typist goes on strike because she wrote her fingers raw!
Catch me if You can

Rike our decency dog

My favorite picture
Paddy and me

If you now in the mood for more pictures, here is the link to our album: Meeting friends.

nfortunately, the time passed much too quickly, and once again it was time to say goodbye.
But I eavesdropped the 2-leggies and heard that they want to meet again soon in any case.
This is a good thing, I don’t want Paddy to be grown up when I see him again. In the moment I’m still the taller one but I’m afraid if he continues to grow like now it wouldn’t take long and he grow me over the head *sigh *. 

It would give as much to tell, but my stomach is growling,
It is not yet even be about time for.........lunch???  I'm off then.......scrape-squuueeeaak-rattle ........what You mean with „return and finish the writing“??????
Scooottt-sliiiidddee-braakeee........ Ok, it’s me again !!!
I'm supposed to say goodbye properly my mistress told me, otherwise I would get anything for lunch!

So, until the next time
bye says Yours
Flanna Neufundi

 © Bea Grein 
 translated by Detlef Grein