I'm back!

January 19 /09

Oh, it's so good to be back to blogging!

Actually, it didn't take as long as we thought to get our trusty old laptop humming again. But that's because Mama checked and double checked and triple checked and went with the Dell Support Technician who sounded like he knew what he was talking about. Those techies at Dell should really get their act together. Half of them said we needed a new hard drive, and half of them said we didn't. And the second half was split on why the computer crashed and how we should fix it. One even wanted to charge us for fixing it even though it's still under warantee
Poor old Mama. She spent so much time on the phone I'm worried her ear might fall off. But she learned a lot about our computer in the process, especially when it came to downloading software, setting up the desktop and different media options. Maybe she should go and work for Dell!

Anyway, while the computer was broken, I read and posted your comments from Mama's Blackberry. Did you ever try using one of those things? The keys are so darned small, especially for a dog with big floppy paws like mine. And then I had a terrible headache from looking at that itty-bitty little screen. I honestly don't know how Mama texts on it. Maybe it's because she wears glasses. Anyway, it's good to have my laptop back, that's all I can say.

The other night, Mama came sniffing around me, and said I stink and need a bath. I think she was just bored. She was cleaning the house like crazy so it just followed that I needed cleaning too, I guess. But I showed her - I abolutely refused to come upstairs when she called me. I sat and stared at her while she called my name from the top of the stairs. She was getting pretty ticked off so she came down and actually pushed me all the way up to the bathroom! But I really had my brakes on. There was no way I was going to that tub without a fight. Can you imagine that skinny little woman hoisting 72 pounds of stubborn dog up two flights of stairs? It was very funny!

I coudn't stop laughing all through my bath.

nThen I decided I was going to jump out of the tub and make her chase me ... I did it three times!

Finally, I shook the water off and splashed it all over her! So she threw a towel on me and the fun was over. But it was the best bath I ever had.

Well, I really did miss being in touch with all of you. So off I go to visit your blogs.


Pups, show this to your parents so they won't buy these cookies before they're removed from store shelves:

On Behalf Of Animal Alliance of Canada

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits (January 20)

Tue., 20 Jan 2009 17:39:00 -0600

PetSmart is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA is the focus of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut butter.


Peanut said...

Glad you are back. My mom gets in the shower with me now. She just takes another one once she is doing bathing me. It's the only way to make sure I stay in the tub. haha

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad your computer is fixed, Chef! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
We don't like baths either and mom has learned to not take off our collars until we are in the bathroom with the door closed!
So your mom has already had her daily shower! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Yeah! Your back Chef. Your Mom should go and work for Dell. At least then they will have 1 employer who knows what they are talking about, he,hee!! Can you tell the leggededs have had issues with Dell at times too? Wagging glad your's is all sorted. But bad you had to have a bath cos Mom was BORED. Nice work on the resistance front. Teach her to bake you up some fresh peanut butter cookies next time.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Lola Smiles said...

Oh Man, Chef, I can't believe you had to go in the tub! LOL! Poor you. Those pics of you are GREAT! Anyway,I just hope it doesn't give my own Mama some crazy idea - if you know what I mean! :0

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Chef....

Sorry yer Mom had problems with 'er Dell computer....but I can tell ya....her problems might not be over yet. Gram has a Dell Laptop and December a year ago it crashed....think it was because the hard drive was almost full.....fortunately Gram had backed up most of the stuff on an external hard drive before it crashed.

But she bought a new laptop computer before she formatted the hard drive in the Dell and reloaded the software....It's a good thing she did cause about 6 months later it did the same thing. After the second crash she bought a new hard drive fer it (twice the size of the old one). Can ya believe such an old lady installed the new hard drive and reloaded all the software again? Gram refuses ta give up the old Dell since it has Windows XP in it and runs software she loves while Vista won't load that software up.

Hope yer Mom's computer is OK now but just in case....make sure ya back everythin' up.....

Sorry about yer bath Chef.....do ya really weigh 72 pounds???? That's a lot of boxer fer a little lady....maybe ya should cooperate a bit more next time...

Dewey Dewster here....

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Glad your computer is fixed!
Sounds like you gave your mom an interesting time trying to give you that bath!
Kisses and hugs

Technodoll said...

Do like I do to teach your momma a lesson... first opportunity you have after a bath, go roll on some dead animal or in some poop. Rub it real good on your face. He he. Makes mama swear she'll never bathe me again...


Maika xoxo

Don't listen to her, she's evil. Baths are divine. I love baths!


Dakotah xoxo

Moco said...

Good to have you back. Things are moving along on our construction also. Glad you liked the calendar.
Did you get bubbles with that bath?

happy said...

Glad your laptop is up and running again. Sure have missed you! Hmm...I don't mind a bath, really. Is that normal?

Aniemother said...

I wish I was a big guy like you sometimes. When it's bathtime I don't really have the strength to resist. I can shake water all over her, though. Muahaha..


Niamh said...

Great job resisting your bath and making a big mess. I bet your mom will think twice before she tries that again!

Glad your computer is all better. Is that Blackberry thing something you can eat?

Your friend,

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Glad you're back, Chef!
And it's a good thing you don't get tied to the tub like I do. That means I can't get away. :(

Georgeous said...

Those berry things sure darn hard to use with big handsome paws and you look such a girl trying to type with your nails - you have my empathy Chef. And have you tried those mouse pads, boy they are out of control, us big pawed lads need a good sturdy keyboard and the girls can keep the accessories.
Glad your back so quick.

Mason Dixie said...

Hey there, glad you are back. Nice job with resisting the bath. Attica Attica!! BOL. Have a nice day.

Mango said...

Your face is too funny.


Clover said...

Hi Chef,
So glad you are back and the computer is fixed!!
I will get to practising my ice puckey so that I can join your team!
Love Clover xo

Technodoll said...

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Trailboss said...

Don't all dogs do that when we humans try to bathe them?

The Puppies said...

Glad you're back Chef!! We have been SUPER lazy and by we, we mean our mom, because she hasn't uploaded any pictures to the blog so we haven't posted anything. We are going to drool on her tonight until she helps us get the pictures on our page!!!! Mom said she wishes she had a technical computer problem to blame it on but really she has just been lazy!!
The Puppies

Pedro said...


Welcome back buddy! I really like your tongue picture! A long time ago my mom did a post about sticking your tongue out and she couldn't find a picture of you with your tongue out! She did find a cartoon picture of you on your blog so she used that. Did you ever see that post?


Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr Chef
That bath looked like a lot of fun Harrrrr. Especialy making it hard for yer mom Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Grrrrrrr! That's all we have to say about computer problems and tech folk!!!!

But sounds like a fun bath!

Rob said...

You give that monster a bath and have energy left over to blog! As for Dell, been there, done that. Son decided to put us out of out misery and bought us an apple for Christmas.

Rambo said...

G-Mom had a similar experience with Dell. She said they were rude and she would never buy a Dell again. I heard her say alot of bad words while she was talking to them....he he.
Glad your back.


Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

It is I, Mr. T-Bone Beasley. I appologize for my disappearing act but life has been busy and oh so good lately! I've missed you lots! Like lots and lots...every time I've ran into a boxer I've been praying they were you!

I will be back to blogging soon! Well, hopefully anyway...the human has turned me into a hiking dog, and she's been busy with the work thing. BOOOOO!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Abby said...

Hi Chef! We're glad to meet you! We think you're very handsome (except Taz, who is jealous).
Abby, Olivia and Taz

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chef,
We're glad your puter is fixed. We feel sorry for your Mama having to be on the phone so much to get things figured out.
Can you believe all of the recalls again?? Man, everything with peanut butter around here is getting recalled. There is definitely something wrong with the food industry. We hope you have a fun weekend & no more bathes for awhile, tee hee.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Josh and Jess said...

Hi Chef, nice to meet you :) Thank you for visiting our bloggie. Please come again soon!!!

Josh and Jess

JB's Big World said...

Missed you, Chef. Blackberry, blueberry, raspberry....they are all bad. How are your sissies?

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Chef,
I'm back! Muahhhh!
I had my new post up, this one is for you. I enjoyed the pressies, shared it with my two puggy annoyed brothers and most of all, your kind heart has touched mine deeply.
You go Chef, fight bravely agaist your bath. We're self cleansing species, we need no perfumes, lotions, cosmetic to beautify ourself, don't we?

Mack said...

Hey Dude!
We love the pic of your jowls curled up! I can do that too, but I have to be in just the right mood. Sorry about the bath.

Pedro said...


Here is a link to the post I did about sticking tongues out. Your's is the cartoon Chef!


Hero said...

I'm glad to hear that your computer is all better now and that your mom's ears are still intact. I loved your laughing picture!