A collar, a plaque and a big stickeroo

July 9/ 08
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Today was my lucky day! I've been waiting for weeks for my new leather collar to arrive and it's finally here!



It has my name engraved on it as well as the Chinese symbol meaning "long life." We had it made at First Dog off the Porch in Ottawa by a lady named Jennifer.












http://www.firstdogofftheporch.ca/default.htm





Then I got my Champion's plaque from the Canadian Boxer Club.



My breeder, Barry, was holding it for me since an awards dinner held last month in Toronto. Plaques were given to all Canadian Boxers who became Champions in 2007, like my little ol' self.
Then tonight on my walk, guess what I found? That's right. A big stickeroo. For some reason, big sticks slip out of my mouth. So Mama held one end and I had my teeth in the other, and we walked through the streets like that. So many people were laughing because we were a funny-looking team.


Mama says I should wear pants.


I did the final leg of the trip home, somehow managing to keep the stick in my mouth by myself most of the time. When I got it to the back yard, I munched on it for a while, coughed up some wood chips, and tossed the rest of it onto my stick pile. My stick pile is growing by the day and as soon as it reaches a respectable size, we'll take a picture of it and show you. I figure that should be pretty near August or September... 2009.

Anyway, I was a proud and happy dog tonight, wearing my spif new collar and carrying my big new stick.

37 comments:

Orable & Charlie said...

Hey congratulations Chef! Your bum looks good in pictures, too - every dog knows that, but the humans don't seem to appreciate it!

I got a great present in the goody exchange - it was a huge success. As my human has moved out of her office at the university, we have only a dodgy connection at the moment, waiting for a better one within the fortnight. Until then, though, blogging is a bit slow. - You are welcome to post anything from my blog - one of the posts is about my treats I got in the post for the goody exchange! I sent goodies to the Leuradlaes -

hope this helps

licks & slobbers
Charlie

Simba said...

What a great collar. It suits you so well.

Simba x

Liss said...

Hey there. Yep I think Willow got the package on Tuesday. I don't think it's posted yet on their blog. Hopefully they show pictures soon. Willow's mama and I have been e-mailing each other back and forth ;)

Pedro said...

Chef,

New collar, big stick and awesome award! You da dawg!

Pedro

Toffee said...

Oh Chef - you DO look very handsome in your new collar, how nice! I bet the people you came across last night were wondering who was walking who with that stick!

By the way, yes I am invited to mom & dad2b's wedding - Riley and I are the ringbearers!!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, that is one handsome collar that you got, kiddo. it looks very pawsome on you. Congrats on your plaque. that's pretty impressive. you are a very strong dog to carry that stick around all by yourself. you look quite studly, carrying the big stick and wearing your handsome collar.

woofs.

Ferndoggle said...

A new collar AND a giant stick to carry around! You've got the life Chef.

Lola

Mindy Lu said...

Hi handsome. I cant wait to see your stick pile. My dumb pup brother Max will chew on anything you put in his mouth. Silly boy! My mommy wanted your mommy to know that Jagger and EZ Rider have their packages and posted on their June 14th blog. BARK!!! Sasha the princess!

Moco said...

A new collar and stick! You are one stylin' and proflin' type of guy. Congrats on your award.

Sophie Brador said...

Chef, You look smokin' hot in that collar! Can't wait to see your stick pile. I would like to start a tennis ball pile, but mom says I'd never be able to leave it alone to grow.

xo
SB

The Puppies said...

That is a VERY spiffy collar!! We love it- we just collars with our names on them as well, so we know what it is like to have a spiffy new collar (although they aren't as spiffy as yours! :)). Your stick pile sounds awesome... around our house there are only smaller sticks and Opal eats them before we can start a pile!
xoxoxo,
The Puppies

Clover said...

Oh Chef!! Your new collar looks amazing on you! As if you didn't look handsome enough!
Love Clover xo

Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations on your plaque! What an honor!
We love your spiffy new collar, Chef! It's just gorgeous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

Chef!
You look great in your new collar!
Congrats on your award!

woof!
Thor

Lacy said...

w00f's Chef...wow, me not nos ware to start 1st...congrats on u awarwd...and me really likes u new collar...heehee, boy, u shure does like biggg sticks...

b safe,
~rocky~

Rambo said...

You go dawg! Congrats and nice butt pic.
Rambo

Amber said...

Hey Chef, love you collar! You looks so good with it. Congrats on the plaque! Wa, that's a big stick you have there and you carried all the way home.

~Amber

Willow the Black Dale said...

He cool Chef gear! I am gonna have to get me some of that!!!

Guess what!!! My goodies came from the internation exchange. I posted it as soon as I got it. So now what do we do? I can't seem to find the blog with all of our pictures. My mommy must be a bloggy screw up! HELP!

Nose pokes,
Willow

Arabella said...

Chef,
You look awesome in your new collar. And of course I really like your stick, I do the exact same thing with sticks on my walks with mom. I can't wait to see the huge stick pile!

Gaia the Airedale said...

Nice collar Chef, thats real snazzy! And congrats on the award too!!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Chef! That is an awesome collar! My human gets me collars all the time! I don't have a personal engraved on! My human will have to look into this, I have to keep up with the styles too yah know...

As for that stick, I bet it tasted soooooooo delicious! And good job on the stick pile! I can't wait to see it when it's full grown!

Tell your mom that my human got the cutest pair of shoes, and I tried to eat them. I swear I saw the devil in her eyes come out when I went to lick the shoe. It was way scary!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Georgeous said...

That collar is one wicked accessory Chef!
Say no to pants (unless your chewing on them in an adolescent frenzy) keep showing off your manhood and stand out from us lesser men.
Love 'n' Snuffs
George

Mack said...

Hey Chef,
That is a pawsome collar!
And congrats on your award- You sure do win a lot of them! The only one I have ever gotten was the "Biggest Pain in the Rear" award - My mom gave it to me. What can I say!
Paris saw your bum shot and says she is "in love"!

Holtmeier Girls said...

Hey, We found your blog from "Purrs N Snorts, " Lis happens to be one of my best friends. Just wanted to contact you from one boxer to another!! I

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Your new collar is cool!
Congratulations on your plaque my Champion friend!
Today I saw a big stick and I thought of you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

Hi Ghefs...
today recived the box from Candi....to the goonie exchange day..
thank so much...
in our blog we have the photos...

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

sorry.. we forget...
Congratulations on your plaque! What an honor!
.. kiss

CoCo said...

Great collar Chef! It looks very handsome on you! Great ID and useful too!

CoCo

Peanut said...

Hi Chef! What a beautiful collar!! Congratulations on receiving your plaque too :) XOXO Peanut

Gunner said...

Wow Chef, I don't know what's better, the collar, the plaque or the stick!

Congrats on all 3 dude!

Gunner

Niamh said...

You look very dashing in that new collar Chef. I did not realize that you were already a Champion. Congratulations!!! One of my sisters is a CH and of course my mom and dad are too. I'll never have that Ch in front of my name because I just couldn't stand still in the ring.

Your friend,
Niamh

Peanut said...

a collar and a stick what more could you want. What a cool plaque

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

I really like your collar...It looks great on you...

I was wondering about the progress of your stick pile...I can't wait to see the pictures...I'm sure you must be very proud of it...

Abby xxxooo

Eric said...

Stylin' Chef in your new collar. Pondering on the Plaque picture. Maybe your ancestor tried to break a big stickeroo off the maple tree and got sort of speared????Yikkkess!!! Play safe pal and only pick stickies up off the ground.

Wagging, Eric x

Jackson and Patrick said...

Congrats on the award and the collar is beautiful!

Deefor said...

You look really sharp in that collar. Now everyone will know your name. Cool. That is very disturbing about the poor boxer and the red maple on the plaque. Hope it wasn't too painful.


Deefor

Snowball said...

Wow! Nice collar. This is the first time I see chinese word being engrave on a collar. You mum really you to stay healthy for many years to come.

Luv
Snowball