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5 ways to wear an Irish hat

Get your Irish on?

Quick, get a green hat. Our Northern California town treats St. Patrick’s Day like the biggest holiday of the year. This year’s celebration promises a huge turn out because Spring Break for college students 2015 starts today.

Enough with the hat!

Good thing our dog can’t talk. I know if he could, Sydney would not hold back on a number of colorful curses.

Our dog Sydney runs when I get out a camera. He knows the look I get when I get close and pull out my phone too. One click and he’s off. Sometimes I find him busy sniffing stinky stuff or happily stuffing his face. When I’m quick I can get off a number of photographs. In this case, I had Marcs help to try out a new idea with Sydney. We took these for the blog, hoping to make you smile.

Can't you see I'm not happy?
Not again. What’s with the hats?

 5 ways to wear an Irish hat

  1. Find a tiny sparkly hat.
  2. Place it at a jaunty angle.
  3. Swing your head and try knocking it off.
  4. Stick out your tongue. Fight that happy feeling, if you can.
  5. Get that happy feeling and toss the hat off.

Stick out your tongue, rhymes with bum

We call Sydney choice names like Chopper, Pork, Pig and Pork Chop. At times Sydney wants to nap all day or runs away when we get a harness. The name “Bum” applies. Although, Sydney claims to come from a Cocker Spaniel and poodle cross (mixed breed) he acts as enthusiastic as any Irishman. A more sociable  dog I have never found. He goes ape for handymen, loves guys in trucks and work boots and flips out when greeting dog walkers.

Mind you, Sydney rarely displays such wild affection for dogs.

What’s up with that? Winnie says, “He’s half human.” But which half? The Cocker Spaniel or the poodle?

Boo! Go away.
Mom, can’t u see my tongue. Stop the camera.

Maybe our dog is French Irish?

My family tree has Irish and English on one side and Dutch German on the other. Depending on which side of my family history I recall, according to Marc, I qualify for the Heinz 57 mutt variety.

Off, off, off
Done with the Irish hat

 Tossing it

Sydney, Marc and I wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Go out or stay in, but put on a green hat in honor of your Irish ancestors, friends or pets.

For those of you, who have not read our posts on a chance to help racing Irish Greyhounds by signing a petition to create better welfare laws, please visit our “Why Irish greyhound dogs need our help.”

No more hat!
Not Irish anymore


Thanks for reading and sharing! 



Lick Me, I’m Irish: Photo Friday

By Deborah Taylor-French at Dog Leader Mysteries

At first, Sydney did not want to wear the green shamrock glasses then he did not want to wear the silly hat. We had fun going for a funny Photo Friday. I think our dog forgave us. Dogs may remember things they did not like. But most of them let negative stuff go.

Hat & glasses Sydney

Let your dog be happy (without the silly glasses).

If I look over there, am I invisible?
Okay, I got it, you want me to wear this.

Yarrraf…Pirate Dogs

By Deborah Taylor-French

All dogs must be pirates. In or out of costume, dogs steal stuff.

Sydney loves food that is not his own. My unguarded sandwich, a scrap of carrot, a slice of raw broccoli, bits of cheese, basically any food that hits the floor. Like all dogs, Sydney is a pirate at heart. Any and all smelly foods top his list of favorites.

He also loves crunching up bits of raw snap peas. Hunts for them in our vegetable boxes and pulls ripe raspberries off the vine.

Whenever the phone rings, or I forget to make him go to his bed while chopping vegetables, he cruises under the kitchen counters. To my surprise, he even loves our homegrown zucchini.


Do Not Train Your Dog to Be a Pirate

If you have a kid in your family or a grandmother who likes tossing your dog bits of food, you will find out how quickly your well-trained dog can become a pirate dog.

One of Sydney’s favorite people is Winnie. One day I caught them on the sofa, doing this routine. Winnie was cutting single kernels of fresh buttered corn off the cob. Very expertly without looking at the dog, Winnie tossed each one to him. He happily caught and swallowed every single one.

Winnie and Sydney had their timing down perfect. Not one bite hit the sofa. I knew Sydney could be corny, but I did not know he was an expert catch.

Question: “What do pirates pay for corn?”

Answer: “A-buc-can-eer.”

No candy for me, really.
Dog napping after trying on too many Halloween costumes.

Long before Sydney met Winnie he had learned his pirate. Quiet, quick and sharp moves. And then, my sandwich disappeared.

Sure, dogs like people get bored with the same foods.

So this Halloween chop a few pieces of carrot, apple or snap pea and tuck them under plastic pots or bowls.

Watch your pirate dog do tricks for his treats

Longest Dog Tongue Ever: Photo Friday

Longest dog tongue ever?

Sid Tongue

Sydney (before haircut) looks twice his size as he waits for a sandwich.

Sydney thought he had a chance.

But two different dogs claim world records for the longest tongue. We think it should be awarded based on the dog’s body mass in relation to his tongue. What do you think?

In 2010, a rescued dog named Puggy the Pekingese held this title. http://www.pawnation.com/2010/10/04/puggy-the-pekingese-has-the-longest-dog-tongue-in-the-world/

And the 2011 Guinness World Record is? Check out Guinness World Record Longest Tongue on a Dog.

Then there’s Brandy the Boxer. Slobber King? Next cartoon hit to follow Scooby-Doo?

How should I measure a dog’s tongue? Sydney insists he’s got a chance. So send clues. How you would measure Sydney’s tongue?

Fun Out A Window: Photo Friday

Dogs, like people, love travel.

Sniff a salt sea breeze, go roll in fresh-powdered snow or tromp into a friend’s home with a blazing fire and hot apple cider simmering on the stove, all lift our spirits.

No matter what day it is, we love to go. And so do our dogs.

Winter holiday season may only offer you a long weekend, not an entire vacation. My plans fit this small time frame. Still, I hope to get out to a new park, visit a beach or hunt up a dear friend to chat with. And, of course, bring along my dog.

The Nose Knows

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