Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Stan the Man" November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial is presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event at the White House February 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama presented the medal, the highest honor awarded to civilians, to twelve pioneers in sports, labor, politics and arts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Christmas Redux

Well, Flat Jake and Flat Just Harry may have spent a few night in the Christmas tree in St. Loulis while we were at camp.... but we got to make up for it when the Christmas boxes that were shipped from there on December 26 arrived home on January 3. That's how it works: we ship cool stuff there for the family and the family gives us cool stuff that we then ship home.

Coffee? Not my favorite!

 What else?
A map book for Dad?
 Anything for me? 
 Hmmm. Why Uggie and not Teka Toy????
 Now this might be more to my liking!
Squeaky and crunchy stuff??? 
Toys for us from our human brother and sister-in-law... and niece (she's only 7 months old but she's got the right idea!!!)

What's this? Mom says it's an anniversary present for her and Dad.
(December 28 was their twelfth anniversary.)

 OK, Here's one's for mom...who said it's one of the best books ever and recommends it to all of her human pals!!!

Where was Jake while all of this going on? Snoozing, of course, lately his favorite thing to do. But when he hears me squeak the sausage, I bet he'll come running!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Sad Tale of Birthday Toys for the Boy(z)!

Hey Just Harry, I bet mom and dad got us new toys for my birthday!!!.
 What a cool Christmas Goose! It makes goosey honking sounds!!! Listen!

Gee, you;'re right, Jake. I think I'll just try it...

 Wow, goosey honking sounds....

 I like this!
I really like this.I think I'll keep it.

But what's that over there? It's a long-armed monkey!

You're right, Jake. A long-armed monkey!

It doesn't make goosey honking sounds, but it tastes good and it squeaks!!!

I like it, I really like it!!! I think I'll just keep it.

Oh well, there's always next year. Sigh.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! and Happy Eleventh Barkday to Me!!!!!!!!

 Yep, it's true. I am eleven years old today (in human terms). Born January 1, 2002.

Mom tells me that I am still the adorable puppy she fell in love with eleven years ago 
but that I seem to like snoozing a lot more than I did before 

and that I sometimes seem a bit, just a bit, grumpy. Dogdad tells me that he knows if I ask him to come see him, I will walk towards him and then turn in a circle and walk away. (So what else is new?)

Last night just before midnight, I wrote to a few of my friends and guess what...they all said they would be coming to visit around noon -- with the Boston Symphony Orchestra! I am sooooo excited! What a cool way to start off the new year!

Over the holidays, Just Harry and I had to spend a week at our favorite camp while the folks went on their annual St. Louis trek. They did take our flat selves, however, so it was kinda as though we were there. They got to see Gussie and Teka. 

And they got to spend a few nights on the Christmas tree.


Of course the folks had to visit the Cardinals store! 

The star of their Christmas, however, was none other than an adorable 7-month young lady who captivated everybody with her sparkly blue eyes, engaging smile, and sweet temperament -- our niece, Miss Olivia.   


We hope one day our real selves will meet her. 

Until then, Happy Happy New Year everybody!!!! We're hoping that our mom will have made a new year's resolution to help us blog a bit more so that we can stay in touch with all of you who mean so much to us!!!
So sayeth I, Jake, on this first day of 2013! 

(JH says Happy New Year too!)