Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TiVO Afraid of His Water Dish

This is what we have to go through everyday and night! He is getting better though.


The Petwalk in Tempe was a lot of fun. Over whelming, but lots of fun. TiVO had a blast! I think it is good for him to get out and meet other dogs. He was intimidated by them I think, but he just wanted to check them out, then he could have cared less about them. After the first mile and half (it was a 5k walk), he was done. Just laid down in the grass. We stopped several more times. Poor guy, he was just pooped!

I am glad that several thousand people turned out for this great event. Lots of money was raise to help out animals in need.

Ryan and TiVO after the 5k. I am lingering in the background.

My grandma just adopted a dog from the Sedona Humane Society. His coloring looks a lot like TiVO. Hopefully they will start to adjust to each other soon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Three Weeks with TiVO

TiVO and his bones. LOVES them like he LOVES the bunnies.

Daddy.....give me the ball. PLEEEEESSSSE give me the ball.

Please? I'll be good. I want the ball.

What is it going to take for you to give me the ball? Want me to dance? Here is a little dance for you. Now give me the ball! (Yes, TiVO does get on his hind legs.)

Oh, crap, the ball went into the pool. Now what?

Belly rub time!

Old photo with his cone still on and pre-groom, but I just LOVE the heart on his nose.

Wow. I can't believe it has only been three weeks with little TiVO! He has been adjusting and getting more comfortable by the day. He goes outside more without us. He goes in different rooms without us know. Ryan and I are enjoying his independence. We are learning things about him all the time. We found out that he is scared of so much! He is TERRIFIED of his water dispenser. We have to hug him and pet him and encourage him to drink his water. This is all day and night. He barks at objects, like vases, ceiling fans and our George Foreman Grill. He is slowly getting better.

TiVO has also discovered the bunnies that live in the backyard. His life's mission is to get one. He spends hours with his nose to the ground, on the hunt for bunnies. He has now eating the grass and digging holes because they are flavored "bunny".

Last week TiVO and I went to Wags for Wishes. He had a great time and I wish he was able to participate in activities, they they included him to be off the leash. Not going to happen. He also got groomed. They butchered him, but they were sweet to him. I can't wait until the hair grows out.

This week, the three of us are attending PetWalk.

We are so lucky to have TiVO apart of our lives. We love him so much!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural PetWalk

Join AAWL / SPCA for the PetWalk

You can sign up to be on team AAWL/SPCA or be an individual walker and raise money for AAWL/SPCA or another shelter of your choice. AAWL/SPCA is the oldest, no-kill shelter in Arizona. The shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need.

You can also sponsor Ryan and I by clicking here.

100% of proceeds from AAWL/SPCA designated Walkers goes to AAWL/SPCA

When: Sunday, January 25th
Registration begins at 1pm, the walk begins at 2:30pm
Where: Tempe Town Lake

This is the first-ever PetSmart Charities PetWalk! PetSmart Charities funds programs that assist animal welfare agencies in their life-saving work across the United States and Canada. The PetWalk will raise money for the local agencies we support and the thousands of homeless pets they help find loving homes for every year.

The inaugural PetWalk will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2009, at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona. This event is more than a walk; it is a festival to celebrate the love we have for pets as well! It will be a fun-packed day with lots of activities for children, adults and pets.

Click here for more information on the walk, including registration forms and donation forms.

Monday, January 19, 2009

We wish you the best of luck in Tampa!

Your bandwagon fan

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wags for Wishes

Wags for Wishes is a 3 day event, raising money for Arizona's Make a Wish Foundation. The event is held at Sahuaro Ranch Park. (59th Avenue and Mountain View Road). The dates are Friday, January 16th through Sunday the 18th. It is a $5 admission price, but it goes to a great cause.

Click Here for Website

Some of the Competition Events Scheduled:
  • Agility
  • Fly Ball
  • Disc Dogs
  • Splash Dogs Dock Diving
  • Obedience, Rally

Activities Scheduled:
  • Chasing a Coyote tail around a fenced “circuit” at LURE FOR THE CURE $6 per run
  • Test your dog’s skills to find a “hidden treasure” at the BARN HUNT $5 per run
  • Preserve your dog’s PAW PRINT…Makes a GREAT wall hanging
  • Visit the VENDOR VILLAGE for lots of dog-related products
  • Watch MANY demonstrations on the MAIN PROGRAM STAGE (see the schedule)
  • Test your dog’s manners and get the Canine Good Citizen Certification $10
  • Certify your dog at the Therapy Dog International Testing station $10
  • Showcase your dog’s talents at the AMERICAN FIDO competition Saturday AM
  • Learn to throw a Frisbee for your dog at the Disc Dog clinics (fees)
  • Test your dog’s herding instinct $20 per run

Monday, January 12, 2009


Ok....'YAYS' might not be a word. I can't spell to save my life, and my grammar, well lets just say a 4th grader could do WAY better. But overall, this is my blog. Sorry.

So I have a few 'Yays' today to update you all on.

First off...... GO CARDINALS!!!

I know we are the worst fans of all. We don't stand behind you, support you, cheer for you. We don't fill the seats to games in our/your brand new stadium (it is super nice btw....I really want to do a "behind the scenes" tour). We are just horrible.....dare I say it......fans.

I wish you all the best of luck and congratulations in making it this far!

Your bandwagon fan


He is just a little sweet pie. I need to take more photos now the cone is off him. He went to the vet on Fridays and the vets says he is in good health, minus a mild case of kennel cough. TiVO has been adjusting to us nicely, as we have been adjusting to him. He is getting more independent. He hasn't had any accidents in house. He doesn't chew on things he isn't suppose to. He doesn't jump on furniture. He is just the model dog. We are VERY lucky to get such a great dog! TiVO is however, in constant need of hugs and petting. He needs to make sure we are in the same room. He doesn't go outside for long periods of time, unless we are outside. 15 minutes max. He is very intelligent. I made up this 'hide -n- go seek' game and he loves it for awhile, then gets bored with it.

He is a little scardy pants though. He is terrified of his water dispenser. (It looks like a water cooler.) He is so jumpy around it and barely drinks from it. I am so worried about him, I am afraid he is not getting enough water. We are not sure if it is his reflection he is afraid of and/or the bluping noise it makes when he drinks. He is afraid of shadows and dark objects. He focuses on things that are not there, and if you come up on him too fast, he jumps. If he is really afraid and barking at something (like a vase or the George Forman Grill) he hides behind me. I admit, he is weird, but we are just in love with TiVO! More photos to come.....lots more.

BTW, yes, TiVO is named after TiVo, the DVR recorder electronic thing (one of the top inventions of the 21st century, in my opinion). He just has a capital 'O'. I told you that I REALLY LOVE my TiVo! It is my favorite item in my house. It is like my drug....if it is not working correctly, I have withdrawal like symptoms.

Ryan on the radio!

Ryan was on Talk Radio 790 AM today, talking about his PhotoRadarScam.com site. He did such a great job! Spreading the word about photo radars and how the are unconstitutional. Once the station podcasts it, I will upload it. It seems they are a week behind.

There is an protest at the PHX capital today, as well as a press conference.

Great JOB Ryan!

Crisanti Quads!

They are doing so well. They are getting big and breathing on their own. I am so happy for the Crisanti family! (Click here for their blog).

Here is an article about them in AZ Republic / AZ Central. Some of the comments are pathetic, but the article was very nice.

Oh, no yays....but our hot water heater went out on us. I had to shower at the gym. NO FUN! It should be replaced/fixed today.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Meet TiVO!

Ryan and I adopted this ADORABLE dog this weekend named TiVO! We really lucked out. He is a cocker spaniel, around a year old. We think he is pure bred. We found him at the Maricopa County Animal Shelter, he was a stray. I can't believe no body came looking for him! We know he had a family, he was semi groomed and he is very well behaved. Especially for a one year old.

He has been a great dog so far. Only a few accidents in the house. He very intelligent. He picked up fetch right away. He wasn't bringing back the ball, but working with him just a little, he now has the hang of it. He LOVES to be loved. He wants to be hugged and petted constantly, so it is a red flag that he will have major separation anxiety. I can't blame him.....in just a few days, he lost his family, out on the streets for god knows how long. Then taken to the shelter for a few days then neutered. Now he has to wear a cone around his neck, shots, diet change. Very traumatic for a doggie! Overall, he is just the sweetest thing. TiVO will be very loved.

My Boys sleeping together

Yay! No cone for a few minutes!

TiVO getting to know the backyard