Monthly Archives: November 2011

October 2011 Snowstorm!

We’ve been busy Berner girls. We’ll give you a short summary of a few crazy things that happened at the end of October and into the beginning of November.

There was this crazy snowstorm that knocked out our family’s electricity for four (4) count ’em, four days, on Saturday night, October 29. We live just outside the Boston, MA area, so it’s not like we’re in” Timbuktu.”  The reason given for the power outage–and we quote from the automated message that our electric company left: “Weather related.” Brilliant, isn’t that?   Did they think we would not have known that it was due to the weather? Just in case –what? We were forced to relocate to another planet due to the storm?

It seems that because there were so many leaves still on the trees–it was still fall when the snowstorm hit, it knocked down lot of trees–and the electrical wires, too. Plus, apparently mom  said a few 4 letter words in front of us when we saw this sight on our walk the following morning! Why, yes, that is our fence around our backyard!

So, how did we manage? Well, as you can see, we’re very furry dogs. We’re Bernese Mountain Dogs, after all! We love the cold weather. However, for the other members of our family that don’t have any fur, the house quickly got very cold. Plus, since the house is not hooked up to local utilities–that means when there is no power–there is no water that can be pumped from the well–and no flushing of toilets–which is a big problem for the 2 legged members of the family.

Generator was powered up–konked out, got working again, etc. We all hated the very loud noise of that thing going, but….it was nice to have fresh water for our water bowls.  🙂

What about Halloween?

We apparently were going to get our picture taken with the two-legged siblings. They had Halloween costumes, and we were going to wear these necklaces. But, their Halloween was cancelled! Too many down live wires.

Good news? At least they had fun with us on their surprise day off from school–too many down live wires and no electricity at the school!

Not enough snow for our taste, literally, and after two days, it was basically all melted.

We’re still catching up with our friends on FB and Twitter. You know, our mom has the oldest cell phone on the planet? She doesn’t even get text messages. You can imagine that with limited internet access for four days, things would get a bit backed up. We need to do more posts on our blog.

This may look pretty, but it’s actually a huge, beautiful branch that broke off during the storm!

Things we’re grateful for:

We were all together!

It was four days without electricity for us Berner girls, but we’re grateful because it could have been even longer!

More Than 1 Million Remain Without Power After U.S. Snowstorm

Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — More than 1 million people remain without power across the U.S. Northeast five days after an early snowstorm.

We waited outside in hopes of barking the arrival of the electric company. No luck on the day the picture below was taken, but…grateful that mum captured this beautiful shot of us that she used for the header of our blog!

Thank you to all the fur friends who Tweeted, left us Facebook messages, sent emails, etc. to check on us. We really appreciated that you cared so much about us! We’re grateful for your friendship! Berner hugs from Tallulah Belle and Maisy! x

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Comrades in the Whiskas Liberation Front, #WLF

We’re very proud and would like to let all of our fur friends know that we are now comrades in the #WLF, the Whiskas Liberation Front.

The berets, with the #WLF on the front of them, were made for us by The Mad Hatter. Who is he? He makes hats in the hat shop, of course. He is the one we would like to thank for our designer berets.

Poor Mad Hatter. He had originally made these beautiful blue berets.

However, there are some thick 2 legged people who assume that since we’re big dogs, we must be males. What? Yes, even when we wear hot pink collars, and other feminine accessories (although we don’t wear clothes) we have been told that we’re such good looking boys. Like we wrote…thick! We don’t have any problem with our fur friends knowing that we’re female!

So, The Mad Hatter made us two new berets. We’d like to model them for you in our new Twitter avatar. We’d turn around for you to see the back of the beret, but we’re not sure how to accomplish that feat on a blog.

We would also like to say, “Bravo,” to our comrade, The #WLF Statesman, Mr. Tibbs, for helping us, and our mum, to make all the necessary arrangements; and he made sure that we read everything we needed/were supposed to about the #WLF.

Our good friend, Rumpy the Dog, has written an excellent post about everything that you need to know about the Whiskas Liberation Front. Here is a link to that post on his blog:  

The #WLF–Exposed: http://rumpydog.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/the-wlf-exposed/  

Another very terrific and very important blog is by Eldid The Elephant. He is the Wiskas Liberation Front’s Mascot! Plus, he helps everyone to remember things. We’re dogs, so we can’t verify if what we heard is true or not…that Cats are notorious for forgetting things? Really?!

http://eldridelephant.wordpress.com/about-eldrid/ .

Thank you all. We are Truly humbled that we now have our berets and are part of #WLF! Love and Berner Hugs,

Tallulah (the older and bigger of the Bernese Mountain Dog girls)

Maisy (the smaller, but just as lovely, Berner girl)

You can find us on Twitter and FB.

Additional Note#WLF Statesman, Mr. Tibbs, has let us know that there are other #WLF comrades who have blogs, etc. I will start a list with links here. If anyone else would like to be added, please let us know.  

Smokey the Purring Cat: http://www.smokeythepurringcat.com/

has also written a book! 

Smart Dog Blog http://PepiSmartDog.com/

He also escorts anipals Over the Rainbow Bridge.  

Disclosure: The berets we made for us, but nobody makes any money from this!

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Anipal Academy Awards 2011!

November 11th is the opening night to an important weekend event that should not be missed, the:

Anipal Academy Awards 2011

Hosted By: @AnipalAwards

Friday, November 11 at 6:00pm through Sunday, November 13 at 4:00pm

Anipal Academy Awards is an annual event that does many wonderful things. It is a great way to show support for the many wonderful volunteer anipals, humans, rescue groups and other not-for-profit organizations! The 2011 official charity is: Colorado State University, Advancing Cancer Research. http://csuanimalcancercenter.org/research/karis
I hope you will please consider making a donation.

Very touching is the story of Kari, a female Golden Retriever, who you you should know was a very brave dog and ultimately, a pioneer in the development of a new cancer chemotherapy protocol. Read her story at the blog link, and see her beautiful picture. Kari’s owner has pledged matching dollars, up to $4 million, to establish Kari’s Fund, an endowment that will secure the future of the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.

During the event, which will take place on Twitter, there will many exciting things to look forward to, including a video and photo contest, and a Rainbow
Bridge program.

The way that this will be run is that first there will be “Red Carpet Arrivals” beginning at 6 PM. EST.

Then, from 7:00-9:00 PM EST, there will be presentations to over 150 volunteers!

The Anipal Academy Awards presenters are: @Niqqi, @MizzBassie, @MissBusyBiz, and @PuppyaGuineaPig.

After the event there will be a special toast to all of the hard work that these volunteers do.
Here are some important links and tips:

Connect to the Anipal Academy Awards on Twitter by following them at @AnipalAwards

Follow using #AAAC and pawty using #nipclub during the online event to raise funds
Follow the ceremonies using #AAAC and Pawty using #NIPCLUB. All weekend participants will see event staff asking for donations or “tips” which go directly to the charity.

Please check the terrific blog: The Anipals Academy Awards Blogspot ,
where, after Kari’s story, a full weekend schedule is posted, with all the hashtags that you should use to participate.
http://anipalacademyawards.blogspot.com/2011/11/weekend-event-schedule-and-hashtag-use.

Check out the descriptions of the kind volunteer Committee Members who put this all together! (Wonderful photos of them, too!)
http://anipalacademyawards.blogspot.com/p/2011-committee-members.html

@JavaTheCat is the Anipal Swag designer. Check out the great items that can be personalized: Java’sZazzleStore
http://www.zazzle.com/javathecat?hhtest=true&promoVariant=new&

Please RSVP for this online event http://twvt.us/mun6

I hope you’ll be able to attend the online event. However, if you’re unable to, please do remember to consider a donation to the official charity:
Colorado State University, Advancing Cancer Research.
http://csuanimalcancercenter.org/research/karis

Hope you’ll join us at the Anipals Academy Awards! The Bernese Mountain Dogs girls will be on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/moxiedogs

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. All of the links are for your convenience only.

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