Bella and DiDi: We’re throwing a party!

Howl,

Please join us this Sunday February 3rd at 2pm EST on Google Hangout for a fantastic time. We will be there on camera with our human leader and blog assistant, Margot Ahlquist.

Before the real athletes take the field on Animal Planet, we will celebrate. Sign up here: http://pawstotalk.com/bella-and-didis-puppy-bowl-tailgate/ Our blog assistant will send you more details over email as the day gets closer.

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Woof,

Bella and DiDi

Bubba the little human: Why don’t cats love me as much as dogs do?

                  Bubba trying to love a cat. Courtesy of bumpyroadtobubba.com

Dear Paws to Talk,

Why don’t cats like Bubba girl loves as much as dogs do? I am a little girl with a lot of loves to give and it makes me so sad when my cat friends run away from me. My Mumma wrote about this recently because I was so upset.

Our dogs, Bella and Beary and all of our other puppy friends are so happy to stay around for my loves. Mumma says my loves are the best kind of loves. So what’s with the cats?

Special Bubba loves for you both,

Bubba

xox

Howl Bubba,

To begin with, you are an adorable little human. If you were in our yard we would spoil you with kisses and Poodle hugs. That sweet face of yours might even convince us to give you some of our special treats. Maybe.

Scientists, philosophers, and great thinkers have tried to figure out on the whole why cats don’t seem to give out love as freely as dogs do. So far there don’t seem to be any solid answers.

But don’t let that get you down. We have some cat friends who are very affectionate and we also know some dogs who would rather be left alone. No matter what kind of animal you are, there is a chance to be loving or distant. We choose loving because more happiness and treats are involved this way.

Maybe your cats were teased by their litter mates and don’t know how accept love?  Perhaps, they only like being near other cats because that makes them comfortable? Our world is filled with all kinds of species who act a certain way because of their own life experiences.

Of course, their behavior has nothing to do with you. If a cat doesn’t want to cuddle with you, that is their problem. They are missing out!

We suggest you keep trying to give them your loves. You are a sweet girl and should not change your way because of others.

We hope one day these cats can appreciate the precious little lady in front of them trying to brighten their day.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goldie the Poodle: What should I be for Halloween?

Dear Paws to Talk,

My neighborhood Halloween party is this weekend and I have no idea what to dress up as. Last year, I went as a ghost and many people told me I wasn’t very creative. Of course, this is not true as I like to paint portraits in my spare time.

I just ran out of time to get a lovely costume. This year, I really want to make a fabulous impression. What should I be?

-Goldie

Howl Goldie,

We’re sorry that others made fun of your costume last year. This year you are going to wow them with your creative and festive look. After much barking, we have come up with the following suggestions.

Dress as your favorite food

Bella: I would be a filet of salmon.

DiDi: I would be a stick of butter.

Don’t forget to eat your costume after the party!

Be an Olympian

Bella: I would be Nadia Comaneci. Who wouldn’t want to be a perfect 10?

DiDi: I would be Misty May-Treanor. Anyone who gets to run around the beach all day is my kind of human.

Remember to accessorize with your gold medals!

Go as your favorite TV character

Bella: I would go as Joan Holloway from Mad Men.

DiDi: I would go as Brenda Leigh Johnson from The Closer.

Master an impression of your character.

Be a newspaper headline

Bella: “Standard Poodle becomes first dog to win Nobel Prize”

DiDi: “Dog digs hole from her yard to China”

Be sure to fact check your costume before going out.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louise the Human: How do I find my favorite place?

Dear Paws to Talk,

I have been living and working in the same city for a few years now. Until a few months ago, I liked city life. Although, now I am sick of it and feel out of place. I would move but I don’t know where I want to go.

I feel so lost. How do I find my favorite place?

-Louise the Human

Howl Louise,

Sometimes being lost can be a good thing. Once, I snuck out of the yard and walked down a street I had never been down. Along the way, I met this nice human who took me into her yard. It was lunchtime and I must have had my “hungry face” on so she shared her turkey sandwich with me.

Little did I know as I was drooling over the sandwich that she was calling my humans. My mom showed up with her “angry face” on and I knew I wouldn’t be getting any treats for the rest of the day

Even though I upset my mom, I had to explore a bit in my quest to find a favorite place. This excursion was part of the process. Plus, now I have a friend down the street who makes fabulous turkey sandwiches.

I believe in doing what your stomach area is telling you. It is a wise and smart place. How else would we know when it was time to eat kibble if the stomach area didn’t tell us? If it is suggesting you should leave the city then make plans to do that. Maybe you need to try a few places before you find your favorite place?

It took me some time but now I know that in the yard under the big tree in between the stone wall and rose bush is my favorite place. I just feel like I belong there.

While you are searching for your place, remember to do things that bring you comfort and improve your current environment. You would be amazed how much better one can feel after organizing their toy container or making their bed.

You won’t be lost forever so be sure to take in the landscape while on the way to your favorite place.

Woof,

DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella and DiDi: Do you bark?

Howl,

That may sound like a ridiculous question to most of our friends out there. However, we are amazed how many humans and animals hold their thoughts and feelings in.

We believe in barking. In fact, we bark at each other each day. Here is the dialogue from one of our recent conversations:

Bella: I was so upset last night when I saw you in my bed. Aren’t some things sacred?

DiDi: Your bed has the perfect sweet spot. Mine is too firm.

Bella: So work on it some more. I walked around in circles on my bed for a while to create the sweet spot.

DiDi: I will try it but I like your bed better.

Bella: *Sigh* Has the return policy for you expired yet?

Even though we don’t always agree, we are able to have a honest bark session. Are you free to bark with someone close to you?

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella and DiDi: What would you like?

Bella: DiDi and me shortly after she joined my family. I wanted a sister and I got one.

Howl Beloved Readers,

We have just marked our fourth month as bloggers (that is what the humans call us) and are approaching our 10,000th website view (more human terms). So, we thought this was a good time to ask you, the ones that matter, what you think.

-Is there something you would like to see on here that we have yet to do?

-Besides treats, do you want more of something?

-Are there specific topics you would like us to address? Don’t forget that you can always post questions under the “Ask Us a Question” tab or send us an email at pawstotalk@yahoo.com. We do accept anonymous submissions.

Thank you for following our journey! It has just begun.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella and DiDi the Standard Poodles: Thank You Part Deux

Howl,

There are three more blogs that we would like to honor with the One Lovely Blog Award. Please see below.

2 Brown Dawgs Blog– The escapades of our Chesapeake Bay Retrievers…

dogdaz– A day with my zoo…

bongodogblog– The Life of Bongo

Please enjoy their sites. We are off to catch some rays and then answer more of your letters.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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