Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Rainbow, A Turtle, and a Quick Woof!!!

I know many of you have the same problems we do: unreliable help. It's happened to us before -- but this time was pretty egregious. Almost a month since we've been able to woof it up with our pals.

Mom's been traveling and working hard, and trying to make sense of some sad things that have happened -- but that's no excuse for neglecting what really matters -- keeping up with all of our friends. So we apologize and hope you all remember us. We did see that our fellow Floridians, the Key West Collies, just celebrated their second blogaversary -- and we joined the DWB just a few days after them, on June 20th, 2007. So maybe, if she who controls our lives remembers -- we'll be back to celebrate.

In the meantime, it's been raining and raining here -- which is actually a very good thing because Lake Okeechobee -- the big hole in the map when you look down at an aerial -- which is critical to our water supply -- was getting pretty low. And now, after all the rains, it's just a few feet away from normal. Rain on a spring afternoon often brings rainbows -- and we saw this one a few days ago.We also had some excitement one evening when we discovered a lost turtle on the edge of the golf course. Perhap you remember that we had sniffed out a turtle a few weeks ago, but when we went back to help move him back to the lake, he had disappeared. We don't know if this was the same one -- but Dogdad took us home and then went back and carried him over to the lake so he wouldn't get hurt by any of the cars that speed along the roadways. And then, OK, and then -- there is us. We have been freshly "plucked," once again revealing wirey ears and polka dot bodies. We each lost about two pounds of fur in the process and Mom discovered that we weren't the roly poly porky dogs she thought.

Last night we were watching the Cardinals get beaten by Cleveland (we know someone -- not us -- is happy about that). I was on the couch with the folks -- but we didn't know where Just Harry was. And then we spied a little black nose.
Yep, that's my brother. If the name doofus wasn't already taken, we might apply it to His Silliness.
And that's all for now.

Jake of Florida


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I was beginning to think one of those gators had gotten woo two!

Welkhome bakhk!

Tank woo fur sharing your recent experiences!


Beckett said...

Sounds like your rations should get upped a little bit!


Gus said... are lookin' handsome. Butchy and Miss S. just got stripped must be a summer thing. I think I am going in next week for a makeover.

Good help is hard to find. We hope that your mom at least hasn't been leaving you behind when she goes to meet YOUR blogfriends.

gussie d

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Rainy days are not fun but sure they are necessary!
Glad the turtle is safe now!
You look great!
I love those pictures of Just Harry!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Hi Sweet Jake and Just Hawwy,

Fiwst off , boy, you guys look spiffy..Dogdad suwe did a pawsome'we so lucky to have such a talented Dad. I hope youw dogmom gets to spend a little mowe time at home wif you. That tuwtle was lucky you found him, such a cawing , lovely family.

Just Hawwy looks pwecious peeking out fwom undew that chaiw.

We've been having big thundew gets all dawk and scaiwy.
stay safe
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry! Glad to see you again! That's a great shot of the rainbow, and it was so nice to see those pix of you guys - what a great JH hiding place!

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Hamish Westie said...

Good to hear from you two again. And yes, its a great way of loosing weight, being trimmed or 'plucked'. So much easier than having to diet!
Cheers, H.

Simba and Jazzi said...

So it was just the fur, more treats for you then.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Lookin goooood Jakey baby,
loo. kin. goood!
The rainbow is so beautiful and the turtle is oh so cool.
But to have you back again is the best. I kept the humans up last night with my howlin....couldn't help it....aaarrooooo!!
Sweet smooches and all that,
Your Gabbi xxxx

Molly the Airedale said...

We've been getting lots of rain too but we're still able to get our walkie in so we're very happy about that! Your rainbow is just beautiful!
We are seeing lady turtles all over our yard and they're all laying eggs!
You are both very handsome with your summer cuts!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Good thing you got plucked so mom wouldn't think you needed a diet.

Yup, I know all about unreliable help. Momma says she is too busy, but apparently not too busy to post stupid no picture things about dumb Pee-Wee.

Hope that the sad things are getting better for your mom.


Amber-Mae said...

What a pretty Rainbow & scawie looking turtle!

Solid Gold "Actress"

Martha said...

Hi you two
We thought you were lost for good! We loved your very handsome picturs today and oh what a pretty rainbow.
Wonder if there is a pot of gold at the end.
Great turtle!
Hire extra help if need be guys cos we miss you.
Martha & Bailey xxx


We think JH just didn't want to watch the Redbirds lose to Cleveland. Could it be JH was secretly cheering on the Tribe in hopes to impress Essex?

We think it was the first one.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

PS The Tribe and Redbirds rank about equal in our house.

Allison Walton said...

Hey there! Have missed hearing about woo, but that just means woo iz out enjoying life!

What a funny picture!

Gus and Waldo

Stanley said...

Good thing we got to see your faces, man! I'm loving that "stand-at-attention" ear. You're both looking mighty mighty fine.

Please give smooches to your mama & dogdad and let them know we love them too!

Goober love,

Eric said...

Boyz, I missed your barking,hope you have been looking out for Mom. You look so handsome and very svelte.No wonder Just Harry can squeeze in those impossibly teeny tiny spaces.

Wiry lovies and kissies, Eric xxxx

Moco said...

We so totally know how you feel. The crazy old bat has more excuses for not helping us blog that stars in the sky. Most of them don't make any sense.

Princess Patches said...

You boyz look sooooo handsome! Our lake, that is our water supply, almost dried up too! Just the other day, they declared the drought over and mom washed the Aire-mobile. No more excuses! Good job to Dogdad for saving the turtle!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

William Tell said...

It's certainly turtle season in Oklahoma, too. Can't walk across the yard without tripping over a turtle around here.

You look very nice and dapper with your hair stripped. We're getting out B-A-T-Hs today. We'll probably clog up the drains with all the dirt we're carrying, but hey, gotta be dogs.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Asta said...

Deawest ewon-Cam
I in no way suspected any welationship between you and thoxe nasty cwiminals. You have been a deaw fwiend to all of us at all times, and I wemembew fondly youw visit to New Yowk. It's tewwible that some bad Biwds would soil youw wepootation in any way. I will make suwe evewyone knows of youw innocence and the help you awe extending in finding the pawpetwaitows.
I'm suwe wif youw help and Inspectows Maigwet and Clouseu's we will get to the bottom of this cwime and get little baby boy wheeley safely back home.
Wif smoochie kisses and gweat affection
ASTA and Mywna