Monday, December 27, 2010

Cats HATE Trampolines


Reason #147: "Why Cats HATE Trampolines."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

SNOUT OUT MEOWY WOOFMAS EVERYONE!!!





A Whiter Shade of Eskie wants to send a snout out and wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

All The Single Doggies ...

So Mommy's listening to music today and this catchy song comes on.
I guess I heard some different words....

All the single doggies (all the single doggies)
All the single doggies (all the single doggies)

All the single doggies (all the single doggies)
All the single doggies (all the single doggies)

Now put your tails up (wagwagwag)
and hold those ears up high
Don't show those teeth if you want to make them think of taking you home tonight

Cuz if you like be sure to put a collar on it
if you like it be sure to put a tag on it

woof woof woof woof woof woof
woof woof woof woof woof woof

Pfffffff

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kitten Fights Off Savage Hand Attack


Typical cat. Gets involved in a fight and then what does he do?
He goes and eats.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dogs Eating Cabbage


Guys! Guys! Guys! Ewwwwwwwwww!
That's just wrong on so many dog levels!
You should make your owner give you a tiny sliver of butter like my Daddy does. I become Butter Dog and twirl to my left all the way to my bowl. My feline brother and I even know when he opens that little compartment in the fridge! We could both be sleeping upstairs or somewhere else in the house... AND WE JUST KNOW that there's butter to be had! Then we whine and meow till he gives us some!

It's better than cabbage... trust me on that!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Misheard Lyrics


Misheard lyrics from Alanis Morissette

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Awww - Kitty and his Teddy


Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!

The lights are up, trees are decorated,side dishes are ready to be baked, turkeys are brining waiting to be deep fried...BARK BARK BARK BARK!!

Here's hoping one of my grandparents drop me something yummy from the table.

SNOUT OUT: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope you all are happy and healthy and thankful for being that way!
Love, Tegan

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dog Psychology 101

SOURCE: CNN

Good morning class! I'm Professor Tegan. You can tell I'm a professor because I'm wearing a white lab coat. Well, my fur's white, so you probably can't tell I'm wearing a white lab coat now, can you? Let's just say I'm wearing a white lab coat and black glasses like that dog Duke in the Bush's beans commercials.

(CNN) -- Sit! Shake! Quit barking! Get off the couch! Go find your toy!

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking as it gazes at you while you are barking commands?

Duke University's Canine Cognition Center in Durham, North Carolina, is one of the few labs in the country focused on how dogs think.

"We're excited about describing the psychology of our dogs," says professor Brian Hare, the lab's director. "Different dogs solve different problems differently. And what we want to understand is: What is it that either makes dogs remarkable as a species or what is it that constrains the ability of dogs to solve problems?"

To test the dogs' ability, Hare and a team of graduate students put dogs through a variety of games similar to those you might play with young children.

"We don't want to look at cute pet tricks. What we want to know is, what does the dog understand about its world?" Hare said.

Hare has been analyzing our four-legged friends for about 15 years. He says dogs have figured out how to read human behavior and human gestures better than any other species has, even chimpanzees.

"The way they think about their world is that people are superimportant and they can solve almost any problem if they rely on people," says Hare.

Children start relying on adults' gestures when they're about a year old. That's about the same age that dogs start to recognize and rely on humans, too, Hare says.

When both I and Hare tried to direct Hare's dog Tazzie to a cup that had a treat in it, Tazzie took his master's cue and went toward the cup. I was a stranger to Tazzie, so the dog didn't rely on my information.

"He's grown up with me," says Hare. "We do lots of stuff together. He's never met you before, so he's saying, look, if they're both telling me where to go, I'm going to trust the guy who I'm with all the time."

According to Hare, this proves dogs are complex social animals who understand they have different relationships with different people.

"They really narrow in and pay attention to you and they want to know what it is about the world that you can help them with," he says.

Researchers at Duke are studying dogs to better understand their limitations. If they can identify why dogs make mistakes, they believe they can help them improve. That could mean making dogs better at working with people with disabilities or better at working with the military.

"They are a very different species and they think about the world differently than we do. And we need to figure out what are the constraints on how they solve problems, how is it that they think differently from us. And I think that we're going to be able to have a much, even richer relationship with dogs than we already do if we figure all that out," says Hare.

The professor says even though domestication has made dogs smarter, they are not perfect. Still, they're so smart, he says, that they can understand the principle of connectivity.

"They know they're connected on a leash and [dogs reason] 'Well, now I have to listen, because if I don't do what you say you can stop me. Where if I'm ... not on a leash, well, yeah, I know the command but I don't have to listen to you now,'" explains Hare.

And just like children, dogs also understand that if you turn your back, they can misbehave, especially after their owners have told them not to do something.

"Your dog takes the food you just told it not to take, and you're really upset because your dog disobeyed you, and you think that your dog is not obedient. Well, no, no, no, your dog was obedient but it realized that it could get away with it," says Hare.

At the end of the day, dogs may rely on humans, but they also use their skills to manipulate their owners and the world they live in. And even though dog owners like to think they're in command, the professor says it may actually be Fido who is really in charge.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

POSSUMBUSTERS!!

There was lots of excitement at the kitchen’s sliding glass door earlier this morning.

I was doing my usual little morning snooze in the living room while my Mommy was in the shower, when all of a sudden I heard something and shot towards the back door.

There was a foul, evil vermin roaming around outside and nibbling at some of the bird seeds that fell from Mommy’s two bird feeders!

It was a possum!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew! Let me tell you... this little Eskie hates possums. Hates, hates, hates, hates them! They’ve got beady little eyes and weird funky looking tails, and when you bark at them like a banshee, they run away in a creepy little fashion.

My Daddy was half listening to the news while reading through one of his cooking magazines. He had to get up and go see what all the fuss was about. I barked and barked at the foul creature and it ran along the side of our garage and out of sight.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! He better not come back, or there just might be a little more barking to be done.
It reminds me of a song that Ray Parker Junior's dog wrote (stole) from Huey Lewis' dog...

“If there’s something strange… in your old backyard… who you gonna call??”

“POSSUMBUSTERS!!!”

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

One More Halloween Themed Song


Well, it was better than The Shags from earlier today, wasn't it?

It's Halloween!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween is Almost Here... So is Christmas!


It's Halloween tomorrow!!! And is this strip the truth, or what?!? Especially if you've been to your nearest Michael's craft store.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Bat Cat

" WHO ARE YOU?!?!?"
"I'M BAT CAT."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We Haven't Done Any Cats Recently







A Whiter Shade of Eskie hasn't done any cat photos lately, so let's catch up.
Meow! Meow! Bring on the chow!

Zombie Dog Owners

Halloween is coming! I'm going to bark and bark and bark and bark and bark at all the children! I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awww... Fennec Fox Pup

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!

How cute!?!

We shall officially enroll this Fennec fox pup in the Honorary Eskie Club.

Friday, October 22, 2010

File Under DUH!

SOURCE: THE BBC

File this under the something we dog's don't already know category:

Scientists have shown just how much dogs rely on seeing their owner’s faces in order to recognise them.

The researchers also measured how much dogs prefer to gaze at and follow their owners, rather than a stranger.

In the journal Animal Behaviour, the team described how dogs had difficultly recognising their human "best friend" when the person had their face covered.
The study sheds more light on how thousands of years of domestication has affected the behaviour of canines.

Paolo Mongillo from the University of Padua in Italy led the study. He explained that, although many researchers have studied how dogs interact with humans, no one had yet investigated how the animals focused on one person in preference to another - or just how much companion dogs "prefer" their owners.

Dr Mongillo's team invented an experiment to measure this.

"We had the dog in an empty room and we instructed the owner and another person - someone unfamiliar to the dog - to walk across the room several times," the scientist explained.

"The people walked in opposite directions, so they crossed many times in front of the dog and we measured how long the dog looked at one person versus another."

The research team then instructed the two people to leave the room via two different doors and allowed the dog to approach one of the doors.

"Most of the dogs gazed at their owners for most of the time and then chose to wait by the owner's door," said Dr Mongillo.

He described this as an "expected" result but something that no one has measured before.

"If you imagine a dog in a real setting in a city or anywhere in the middle of a crowd or a crowded space, you can see how the animal must have adapted to give preferential attention to its owner," said Dr Mongillo.
In the second part of the study, the scientists asked the people to cover their faces; the human volunteers then walked across the room with bags over their heads.

During this phase of the experiment, the dogs were much less attentive to their owners. This revealed just how much the animals relied on human faces for recognition.

Wild dogs rely on body signals and on cues from other animals in their social groups, but studies including this one suggest that domestic dogs are so attuned to human social groups that they are even able to recognise some human facial expressions.

"This is very likely to be a by-product of thousands of years of domestication," said Dr Mongillo.

Studies of the genetic differences between dogs and their wolf ancestors suggests that canines were first domesticated between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago.

In the same study, the team investigated the effects of ageing on the dogs' attention.

They found that "aged" dogs - seven years and older - were less able to focus on their owner and also were less likely to choose the owner's door.

"There have been studies to show that dog ageing is similar to human ageing in terms of cognitive impairment," said Dr Mongillo.

So studying ageing in dogs could help our knowledge of human as well as animal age-related diseases.

It Must Be Autumn


You can click on it to make it bigger.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mommy Is Out Stalking Rick Springfield Again!



Wait a minute.....it's not May and Mommy isn't in Milwaukee so what gives???

Well, it seems that Rick wrote a book and is doing a signing in Naperville so off she goes. What is it about this guy? Anyway, Mommy was very happy as she left the house this evening and said something about being number 75. I hope she's not out all night.

Daddy went out and got a huge burrito for dinner but he wouldn't share it with me. You know Daddy, you COULD have brought me chicken nuggets!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Russian Cop VS. a Pack of Wolves


There's no sound to this. A Russian police officer pulls over a driver with a broken headlight and gets a surprise coming at him.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cat Afraid of the Dark???


This cat INSISTS that the lights stay on.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Smell Like A Monster


Grover is simply... the best Muppet EVER!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Under Pressure


David Froggie and Froggie Mercury sing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Mommy Is In Rick Springfield's Movie!!!!



It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her, but my Mommy is a HUUUUUUUUUGE Rick Springfield fan and she's in this video for the upcoming Rickumentary!

She's the person who says: "You meet friends from all over the world and your family becomes a little bit bigger."

Wow....she's famous now...how cool is that???!!!

Serenading Unicorn - What the Woof?!?


What the woof?!?!?!?!?!?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Elvis Presley Screen Test



My Mommy and Daddy were married by this guy in some far away desert. I think the place was called Las Eskies... or something like that.

From Elvis’ screen test for producer Hal Wallis at Paramount Studios on March 26, 1956. He showed his star quality in two acting scenes and this lip-synched presentation of his cover of the Carl Perkins hit Blue Suede Shoes.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mishka's Song


Way to go Mishka!! Woof!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cat Goes Om Nom Nom Nom


You'll need to turn on your sound for this. Funny! Woof!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

OK Go's - Dog Rescue Video


All videos would be vastly improved with the addition of some dogs. Woof!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

STAYCATION

Staycation is my new favorite word. Mommy & Daddy are on Staycation this week which means they are home with me and Gromit so much more!!! Whoooo Whooooo!!! Extra love, treats and outside trips this week!! I wish they would win the lottery....then they could be home 24/7!

Also, speedy recovery wishes to Gromit's brother, Dakota who had tummy surgery to remove a blockage yesterday. Sending lots of love his way.

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Love, Tegan

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Gromit? Is That You?

funny animated gif
This is what my brother Gromit does when my Mom and Dad are at work. Grrrr.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Beatles Dog at Abbey Road???

funny animated gif
GET BACK! GET BACK! GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ONCE BELONGED!
Maybe she's the Loretta Paul was singing about???
WOOF!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Message From Red Foreman


He's one of my Mommy's favorite TV characters. Woof!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Another Dog on a Swing


Maybe I'm missing out? WOOF!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another Fun Day In Vegas


My brother Gromit does this to me all the time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Great Escape!!!



YOU GO DAWGS!! WOOF! FREEDOM!!

To all readers, casual viewers, and passers-by at "A Whiter Shade of Eskie", have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!

WOOFS FROM TEGAN!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dancing In The Movies


My Mommy studied and performed ballet for a number of years and loves movies that have dancing in them. This is for her. Woof!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Celebrity Lullaby With Ricky Gervais


NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH! NAH!

A Whiter Shade of Eskie is brought to you by the letter "N".

Friday, August 27, 2010

COMPANY IS COMING!!!!

WOW OH WOW OH WOW....we have company coming tonight!!! My Auntie Lisa is coming from Wisconsin!!! I've never met her but Mommy says that Aunties are always good people! Hahahaha.....I've noticed that everyone who comes to visit is called Auntie but I won't tell her that I've broken her code word..tee hee! Lisa will be staying with us the whole weekend so I'm looking forwrad to extra lovin'!!!
Happy weekend everyone!!!
Love, Tegan

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stuck In The Middle

So this morning Mommy was walking me and we saw other dogs and kids waiting for school busses. Mommy starts laughing and singing to herself....
"German shephards to the left me, school kids on the right...here I am...stuck in the middle with you." Hahahahaha....I'm a WEE bit territorial!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dog Watching Family Guy


This English Bull Dog seems to really be enjoying Family Guy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

TORCHWOOD - Friends Style


My Mommy is a bag fan of Torchwood. It's a spin-off from my Daddy's favorite show.

Love you Captain Jack!!

He also owned a rescued dog named Tegan! Unfortunately, his Teggers passed away.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Don't Know Much About Art

I don't know much about art.
But I know what I like!
WOOF!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bud Light Eskies


Never ever mess with the Bud Lights of an Eskie owner.

What are the odds that Budweiser has now used almost every single pet my Mommy and Daddy ever owned?

First there was Spuds McKenzie! He (she actually) was an English Bull Terrier. My Daddy owned an English Bull Terrier long before those commercials were famous. My Daddy tells me that Hugo was tan and white, where Spuds was almost completely white.



Then there was the series of commercials featuring Frankie and Louie the lizards and the Budweiser frogs. Now, neither my Mommy or Daddy owned lizards and/or frogs, BUT... my Mommy did once own some ferrets.



Now it’s Eskies! What’s next? A feline with one backwards fang?! (Gromit, call your kitty attorney!)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nugget Flavored Kisses!

On Tuesdays, my Daddy gets to work from home! Whoo-woof-woof!!!!

On some Tuesdays, he goes out and buys lunch at places that bipeds really shouldn't eat at.
But! He always gets me some nuggets! They're probably one of my favorite food groups!

As Eric Cartman sort of once said while pretending to be J.Lo,

"I'll fulfill all of your "weeshes" with my nugget flavored "keesses!"

WIPE OUT!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. Evil! The Cat Who Hates String Cheese!


Mr. Evil (great name for a kitty cat by the way) doesn't know what he's missing! Cheese is good! Cheese is great! Yum! Yum! Yum!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Get Fuzzy Strip of the Day


You can click on the image to make it bigger.

Monday, August 9, 2010

HOT POCKETS!



















And here's a little funny bit featuring Hot Pockets...


And here's the ULTIMATE Hot Pockets comedy bit...

Friday, August 6, 2010

ESKIE-PA-LOOZA!!!


Today in Chicago, a bunch of bipeds are gathered down by the lakeshore to celebrate something called Lollapalooza.

Apparently, they like to listen to other bipeds romp on a stage and perform songs that we quadrapeds can't really hear. What's up with that!?! They're a strange bunch of creatures, aren't they?!?

Well, my fellow quadrapeds... tonight only at the Palace Hotel Ballroom in Lake Wazzapamani, it is with distinct pleasure of the management to present to you, the evening's star attraction! Here she is, back after her exclusive three year tour of Europe, Scandanavia and the subcontinent. Won't you put your paws together and welcome from Sugar Grove, Illinois... the wonderful, the amazing, the incrediby white, the wonderously growly, the splendifereous... LADY TEEG TEEG!!!!!

Bark, bark, ah, ah, ah
Growla, growla, la

Teggie, ooh, la, la
Want your fresh cheese now!

Bark, bark, ah, ah, ah
Growla, growla, la

Teggie, ooh, la, la
Want your fresh cheese now!

THANK-YOU! GOOD NIGHT!!!!

(Sue me. The song is like seven minutes long, and your friendly neighborhood Eskie, Lady Teeg Teeg wasn't going to customize the entire thing!

THERE WILL BE NO ENCORES SPRINGTON!

(Bonus kibbles to any one who gets that last one!)

What Goes Down Stairs, Alone or in Pairs???


IT'S DOG SLINKY! DOG SLINKY!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This Is Mommy and Me

This is my Mommy and me on just about any given night. Woof.

More Pets On Treadmills


On Monday, we saw two cats taking on a treadmill.

Now, it's time to see how to really do it! And, of course, it features a dog!

What is it with bipeds putting their pets on treadmills that they find so fascinating?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Update...

Hi Everyone,
I'm sorry I have not barked much lately but actually it's been kinda hectic around here. Grandpa's emphysema flared up and He and Grandma had to move in with us for a while.

Now, let me set things straight....it's MY house, MY couch, MY food.

Whatdaya mean I have to share? They never get off MY couch unless they're on MY bed!!!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!
Anyway, they're back in their house now and so hopefully I can catch up soon.

BTW.....BIG NEWS....we have two froggies in our garden! Wow...they're cool!! I tried to give one a kiss but Mommy stopped me as she screamed at the froggie!! He hopped away but I'll kiss him next time!!
Love, Tegan

Otters Say the Darndest Things

Pussy Cats Vs. Treadmill


The little guy sure doesn't like the treadmill!
He keeps giving it a good thwak!

Friday, July 30, 2010

What's New Pussycat?!?


The Best Meal I Ever Had!

(A naughty word or two here and there... so watch out if you're at work, or have little ones with sensitive ears nearby. But it's not too bad.)

The pictures that go along with this are perfect!

You know... it really isn't all that unusual!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SCOOBY DOO!?!? WHERE ARE YOU?!?!


My Daddy has a twisted sense of humor. He really loves British humor. Case in point, the comedians Mitchell & Webb, and their thoughts on invited party guests.

RUH-ROH!

New Lawn Mowing Service


Now, here's something you don't see every day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY BUGS!!!


Bugs Bunny turns 70 today!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUGS!

Friday, July 23, 2010

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU'RE ADDICTED TO FACEBOOK


My Mommy can DEFINITELY relate to #2!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sounds Yummy

YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY, I'VE GOT ESKIE ICE CREAM IN MY TUMMY!
When my Daddy was on the radio, he used to play a song called "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" by a band called Ohio Express. He says that whenever he did, all the phone lines would light up with people complaining that they had the song stuck in their heads... kind of like you people reading right now. It's stuck there now, isn't it?
WOOF!





BATMAN TV INTRO - MADE PERFECT.


THIS IS WHY THAT NEW FANGLED WORLD WIDE INTERWEBS THING IS THE GREATEST!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ESKIE RESCUE PLUG


There wouldn't even be a blog called "A Whiter Shade of Eskie" if it weren't for the wonderful humans at Heart Bandits!
A BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG WOOF TO YOU ALL!

Monday, July 19, 2010

PUG CALLING FOR BATMAN!


This pug must see the Joker or someone else equally nasty!
He's calling for Batman!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

This Pooch Is In A Hurry!!!


Let's go, silly bipeds! I'm a busy dog! I've got things to do! I can't be wasting my time around here! Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Corgi Is A Beatles Fan



I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this Corgi is a Beatles fan... the Queen of England only owns a squadron of the guys! WOOF!

NO CAKE FOR YOU!


Awwwwwww... the poor little kitty wants some birthday cake.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MORE DOGGIE HUMOR

Tee-hee-hee-hee! It's funny because it's true!
And so is this one!
Woof!