Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Red, White, and Blue

...Or as the French say, Bleu, Blanc, Rouge.

Here are a few things that make our Mom and Dogdad happy, so we thought we'd share them.

First, the Blue: A local art museum has been showing an exhibit of George Rodrigue's paintings of his iconic Blue Dog. Yesterday, he was at the museum for a reception and book signing, and Mom and Dogdad met him and bought one of his books for children: "Why is the Blue Dog Blue?" For those who don't know much about him, here's a link to his site:

He's been very active in the work to restore his native Louisiana and New Orleans, post Katrina.

Then the White: One of Mom's favorite plants, mussenda -- seen in the photo of us on a bench a while back -- hasn't recovered as yet from her winter bare-limbed season. While Mom hasn't given up on her yet, she bought a younger version, yesterday.

And finally, the Red: We're a month into baseball season and hadn't seen a St. Louis Cardinals game until LAST NIGHT when the Cardinals played the Cubs and WGN, the TV Superstation from Chicago, carried the game here . The Cardinals won with a walk-off home run in the 11th inning. So Dogdad went to sleep happy -- all the happier because two more games will be televised this weekend.

So there you have it: Blue, White, Red -- some of the things our folks love best -- besides us.

Jake and Just Harry


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Thanks for sharing all those things that make your mom and dad happy!
We are Yankee fans (ooops!)and we can't watch all their games here! So when we can watch them we really enjoy the games no matter if they win or loose!
I hope you have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Molly the Airedale said...

We LOVE the picture of you in front of your mom's mussenda! What a sweet photo of you guys and what a pretty plant!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cassidy said...

Me loves the photo of you on the bench in front of mummy's new plant, aw!

Cassidy x

Gus said...

You guys look very handsome in your cardinals bandananas. Muzzer is is St. Louis and is not going to a game. I don't know how she can get that one by dad, but she did.


the Corgi Girls said...

We LOVE Blue Dog (and so does Mum!)!!! How great!

M & I

Koobuss said...

Your red, white, and blue choices were very interesting. That would be a good challenge or game for everybody. Makes you think.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

You two are soooo photogenic...Scruffy says he wants to be associate members with ya in Jackson' club...Scruffy's really skinny...and now he's tryin' to go to the gym and lift weights and stuff....don't think it's gonna work....

We loved ur colorful post...


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

You two are soooo photogenic...Scruffy says he wants to be associate members with ya in Jackson' club...Scruffy's really skinny...and now he's tryin' to go to the gym and lift weights and stuff....don't think it's gonna work....

We loved ur colorful post...


Kyanite said...

Hi there!

Well, of course I'm blue biased.
I know George Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings. Found them when looking for a self image for my birthday last year & think they are great. Hadn't seen the very colourful one you show on post, will probably have to borrow that one...

Love, pats & pets

Jake of Florida said...

The Sunday Morning show on CBS here in the US featured George Rodrigue this morning, and showed the book Mom bought on Friday night, which he signed. They also talked about all the money has raised post-911 and post-Katrna with his paintings.

He has an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art.


Joe Stains said...

Hooray for baseball! you guys are too cute! Mom and Dad went to see the Dbacks yesterday!

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh you boys look so cute PL2 wants to go through the computer and kiss you( we told her she would get stuck FOR SURE) Nothing like a good baseball game!! We agree.We are going over to that site toread about the blue dog! love A+A


Arooo, Go Redbirds. Aroo, Go Tribe. The Collie's have two or three favorite baseball teams. The Cleveland Indians, the St. Louis Cardinals and who ever is playing the hated NY Yankees.


Essex & Deacon

Noah the Airedale said...

Such a great post maties.
We have to agree with Agatha & Archie, those pics of the two of you wearing your bandanas are just too cute.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Willow the Black Dale said...

Thanks guys for stopping buy and visiting! I love your new fenced in back yard. Good luck at trying to find a way out. We terriers are good at excaping. But our hoomans are good at finding our escape routes....
Until next time,
Willow the Black Dale

Princess Patches said...

We aren't much for baseball, but our dad watches it sometimes. We just want to grab the ball away from the pitcher! That blue dog guy is very cool! It's really nice that he's helping to rebuild New Orleans! Those are some really pretty flowers. We hope your mom's plant recovers!

Poppy & Penny

Urban Smoothie Read said...

that blue dog looks interesting indeed... is he from mars...

Simba and Jazzi said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a good weekend.

Simba x

Katie said...

That was a lot of fun, finding out what your mom and dogdad like. Our mom loves art museums.

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,
We loved your red, white and blue descriptions. And the photos were beautiful.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...


[That's little Levi saying 'Hi.']

I just stopped by to thank you for visiting Levi and Cooper's blog. I love your photographs and the introduction to the blue dog and your bark-a-lot boys.

Levi's mom

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Hey boys ya'll look soooo handsome under your mommy's favorite white flowers which we hope recover. We have some plants mommy is not giving up on too we'll have to compare notes...

Love Licks & waggin TX tails barking loud woohoo

pee ess love the phycodelic blue dog way cool

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

This message is for your mom, Joan. Thanks for all the kind things you said on my Planet blog. I believe in serendipity, too. I will keep your aunt and your cousins in my thoughts. Jean

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Boys! Very nice, et en français, je dit Bravo!

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey pals, what a good selection of nice things. Can't get too excited about baseball, but if it floats your boat, then it must be OK. J x

Eric said...

I'm liking the red white and blue theme and whay a a pair of handsome hounds you are in you bandanas! Hope they are not restrictive to barking a lot ?

Mom has seen Blue Dog when she has been across the big pee and love him (not as much as me obviously) so is interested to look at the blue dog site. Me wondering if Blue dog is a distant relative to Blue in Dreaming Spires??????

Wiry wags, Eric


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BenTheRotti said...

Goodness.. a blue dog.. I was a little freaked out for a second but reading the website I have decided he is a NICE blue dog hehehe

Mum thought the white flowers were very pretty.. I just thought they looked tasty!

We don't get much baseball over here, we get boring sports like Cricket (YAWN!!) but thankfully Mum thinks it's boring too so no-one forces me to watch it! Baseball looks much more exciting!!

love, licks and happy tail-wags,

Ben xxxxx

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

For tri color I would have gone black white tan with a pic of me!

Bussie Kissies