Showing posts from October, 2014

Dear Boss

Dear Boss,

Please excuse my human from work.  We have lots of snuggling to catch up on.


Dr Shyla

#CallingInSick #Pies #SnuggleYourPet #Shyla

I Fought the Blanket and the Blanket Won

My humans watched me climb head first into the blanket.  Why do I do these things deliberately?Was my head cold?  The lights too bright?  The reality tv so inane?
Then I heard something.  Was it food being procured?  Time to go to bed?  A chew?  These are a few of my favorite things.

I began battling the once comfortable, inviting blanket.   My strategy involved escaping head first.  Surely I would triumph!

I managed to stand, yet still could not be free of my worthy adversary.

There is no yard that can contain me.  Who knew the humans only needed a blanket to vanquish me?

I admitted defeat and thought about taking a nap.   
#PrincessBride #BlanketDefeat #EscapeArtist #HoudiniDog

Shortest Sprong Between Two Places

The fastest route between two points is a line, so forgive me if I annihilate the house or interrupt your reading.

I was thirsty, so ran across my human's arms between her face and book to my bowl (there are only three water dishes in my house and two in my yard so you can see how urgent my thirst can become).

Popcorn fell on the ground, so I ran across my canine siblings to eat it.  Dunkin Donuts bags were on the coffee table, so I climbed on to help myself (illegal!).

The other night I spronged over the back of the couch and treadmill because it was the closest route to a nap.

Never mind that I often misjudge distances and my humans try to catch me as I fall, I'm trying to out sleep the koala!

#Sprong #SleepChampion #DunkinDonuts #CatchMe

Fearless Eater

My human and I like to read Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer (no they're not sponsoring my blog...I will accept cookies).  I live with vegetarians, so sneak some meaty check marks on the enclosed shopping list.  For some reason my items do not appear in my mouth.  

A piece of pineapple with pizza sauce landed on my bum the other day.  There was laughter until I realized my good fortune, and manuveured to reach the delicious morsel.

#TraderJoes #FearlessFlyer #LivingWithVegetarians #PineapplePizza #BreakfastBurrito #LaFuentes

Shyla, Webmistress Extraordinaire

Why am I so tuckered out?  In addition to worrying so that my humans don't have to, I'm busy setting up Turquoise Animal Hospital's online pharmacy!  

Relax at home and your furry/ feathered/ scaled (et cetera) companion's medication will arrive at your door!  I offered to deliver items myself, but I may get distracted by all the delicious restaurants on the way...

#OnlinePharmacy #FrenchGourmet #Barkey #Heidis #LoveTacoShops

Exotics Expo

Today was Turquoise Animal Hospital's fourth annual Exotics Expo!  I was not invited.  I suspect this was due to an Incident.  I caught a wild iguana's tail and proudly paraded around with it flapping in my mouth.  I didn't realize the ig got away, and my human was relieved.  
There were birds, bunnies, a rosy boa, tortoises, a tarantula, geckos, a frog, a Yorkie dressed like a skunk, and an iguana who hung out in the front planter.  There was a lady doing animal acupuncture and reiki!  Amazing.

Thank you to all the wonderful employees, family, friends, volunteers, caretakers, rescuers, organizations, and critters! Thank you Project WildlifeReiki for all Creatures, and Parrot Education and Adoption Center (PEAC).

#ProjectWildlife #Reiki #ReikiForAllCreatures #PEAC #HouseRabbitSociety #PetKingdom #WeeCompanions #ExoticsExpo

Humans Make Good Furniture

I'm a champion napper, especially if I can find a sleeping nook.  Humans are busy busy busy, so if one holds still you should curl up on/against them.

They may think they need to disturb your adorable slumber (they're hungry? full of urine?). Don't give up...once they change positions or hold still again, they're yours!

#HumansMakeGoodFurniture #SnuggleYourDog #ChampionNapper #SleepingNook

Have the Self Worth of Your Pet

I've noticed that my humans sometimes have trouble picking out their clothes.  I only wear clothes for warmth or to increase my appeal, which is hard to do.

I'm slightly barrel-chested, so outfits sometimes have to be modified to fit me.  This has gotten me wondering...what do large dogs wear?  If lil ol me wears a medium, what would a dashing Great Dane wear?  Or a rottie who wants to be all the rage?  A modish mastiff?   A contemporary cane corso?

Although my fur covers up my lumps and bumps, I know that humans feel self-conscious about their perceived physical defects.  I encourage all you humans to embrace the self worth your pet feels!  I don't blame you for wishing you were as cute as your companion, but as long as you pet my belly, you're great in my book.

#SelfWorth #GumbyPokey


I hail from Trinidad, where you say 'parliament' if someone gets up and you take their seat.

I've taken this to a new competitive level, as I'll squeeze behind my humans just as they're sitting down to lean against the back of the couch or headboard.

Someone else's seat is always better.

#Parliament #ChewOnTheCouch #CompetitiveSeatStealing #SeatThief