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   The Terrier Tattler
February 2007

Hello friends & fans,

Another month of winter has passed us by and in my book that is a very good thing.  I don’t really mind the winter weather and I love to play in the snow.  But there is a dramatic decrease in the frequency of our ‘walks’.  I’m sure everyone in the neighborhood wonders why Wesley and I haven’t been ‘marking’ our favorite spots in the neighborhood.  It’s just hard to get Tracy & John excited about grabbing the leashes and heading for a stroll when it’s below freezing.  Now that February is here and my buddy Phil didn’t see his shadow, well it’s just a few more weeks until Spring is here!

Have a great Valentines day!  I’ve included a darling Valentines greeting at the bottom of this page from two very special Westies: Woody & Daisy.  Very cute!!  Until next month…

                                                                                                                                            Bianca

 

 

 

Coming Soon to a TV Near You!

 

You may recall that I recently attended a special AKC Agility event in Long Beach, California (see the December 2006 Tattler for details).  Well, Animal Planet will share the excitement from the 2006 AKC Invitational Event on TV!!!  I don’t know that I’ll make the cut to appear on their program since I didn’t make the finals due to handler error!!  But it will be an exciting event even without my presence! 

AKC Agility Invitational on Animal Planet:

 

 

 

 

Sunshine and Palm Trees and Bears - OH MY!

 

 

As some of you know, my assistant Tracy frequently goes on trips without me (yeah, it’s hard for me to believe too).  They usually sound pretty boring, but this latest trip to Miami was great fun.  She went to attend what sounded like a ho-hum software training class, but when she turned up staying at the same hotel as the Chicago BEARS, well the excitement began.  Tracy isn’t a huge Bears fan (someone else in our household is!) but she sure became one over those 4 days in Miami.  She got to meet several famous Bears players, got autographs from a few (even General Manager Jerry Angelo!) and hung out with her buddy Barbara in the lobby with the security police. 

Here's her favorites: Alex Brown, Robbie Gould and I think you'll recognize the 3rd 'bear'. 

Whatever the outcome at the Superbowl game, we’re darned proud of our team in my house!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupids Woody and Daisy wish everyone a Happy Valentines Day!

 

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Once again Wesley’s appearing in ‘print’.  You may recall his modeling gigs – well, this time he’s the star of a very special video.  Wes’ alligator Halloween costume this year, inspired his ‘human’ sister Mary to create a short film for a school project.  The video shows a fierce gator terrorizing a group of teenagers.  Of course, those of you that are familiar with Wes know that he isn’t the aggressive type.  This posed a challenge for some of the ‘dismembering’ scenes.  Good thing I was there to fill in as his stunt double.  I handled all the challenging work of tugging on the victim and pulling off it’s leg. 

Mary did an awesome job filming and editing the video.  You can check it out on one of the links below (I included several formats since some of you have different viewing/internet capabilities). 

Windows Media Format                        Quick Time Video Format (smaller file/lower quality/faster download)

It’s very cool to be in a feature film, but I think I should have received top billing since I worked harder than Wes!

 

 

Westies on the Road!

Tracy got to meet a cute Westie puppy named Callie at the Miami Airport.  The brave 10 week old westie was heading to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation -what a great way to start a life!  Here she is - isn't she a cutie! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ab Fabs

Absolutely Fabulous Canine Accomplishments!

Please send your accomplishments to Bianca@2westies.com

 

 

 

Wesley gets his first MACH points!

 

My little brother Wesley is running AKC agility at his 'regular' height.  Prior to last September he was supposed to just 12" high jumps (same as me!) but that was just too tall for the little guy.  So Tracy ran him at Preferred - which means he runs the same course, just 4 inches lower at 8".  Well, AKC changed some heights last Fall, so he can now run 8" regular - which means he's got some new titles to go after.  He recently got his AX and last weekend earned his first 2 MACH points!  Woo hoo Wesley!

 

 

Riccelli Labs Have a Very Happy New Year!

 

The Riccelli girls had a great time at the AKC weekend at Paw Power.  On Saturday (Jan 27) DB earned her CDX with a 184 3rd place & new title!  Then on Sunday for Rally all 3 girls were in Novice B and the results? 3 Qs!!!  Shadow and DB earned their Rally Novice titles and Bella's first time in the ring.  Earlier this month DB earned her AX and AXJ with 1st place and titles, and Shadow double Q'd!!!  A pretty great month! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Wide!

Have you ever had to take some really nasty pills or liquids, just because “it’s for your own good”?  Many dogs, and cats too, hate taking any kind of medicine.  This isn’t a problem in our household since Wesley and I will swallow anything that Tracy offers us, but our housemate Isabella is a different story (she’s very finicky). 

Humans are lucky, they have those huge protruding noses that can easily be ‘plugged’ by just pinching them.  We’re less fortunate – it’s darn near impossible for us to plug our nose when eating something disgusting.  Well – there is help near at hand. 

There are several pharmacies out there that offer special medications – flavored especially for us!!  Martin Avenue Pharmacy is near us and they’ve been great at making medicines very tasty.  Tillie got TUNA flavored medicine once.  How cool is that!!  Just check out all the flavors they offer:

Alfalfa

Apple

Apple Prune

Apple Caramel

Apricot

Apricot Creme

Banana

Banana Coconut

Banana Creme

Banana But

Banana Vanilla

Banana Strawberry

Beef

Black Walnut

Blackberry

Blueberry

Bubblegum

Butter

Butter Apple

Butterscotch

Cantaloupe Creme

Caramel

Carrot Creme

Cat Nip

Cheese

Cherry

Cherry Custard

Chicken

Chicken Liver

Chocolate

Chocolate Custard

 

 

Chocolate Marshmallow

Coconut Fruit

Coconut Fruit - Grape

Coconut Fruit - Raspberry

Coconut Fruit - Tangerine

Coconut Fruit - Tropical Punch

Coconut Fruit - Tutti Frutti

Cod Liver Oil

Creamed Corn

Eggnog

English Toffee

Fish

Grape

Green Beans

Guava

Ham Chowder

Honey

Kream

Lemon

Lemon Custard

Lettuce Salad

Liver

Malt

Marshmallow

Molasses

Orange

Peach

 

 

Peanut Butter

Peas

Potato

Prunes

Pina Colada

Pina Colada - Grape

Pina Colada - Raspberry

Raspberry

Raspberry Creme

Salmon

Sardine

Shrimp

Spinach Extract

Squash

Strawberry

Sweet Potato

Tangerine

Triple Fish

Tropical Punch

Tuna

Turkey

Turkey Rice

Tutti Fruitti

Vanilla

Vanilla Butternut

Vanilla Custard

Veal

Vegetable Blend

Watermelon

Yam Slush

 

Check the web, I’m sure there a pharmacy near you that caters to us four-legged critters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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