Friday, February 23, 2018

Comment Spam: Go Ahead…..Make My Day!

April 5, 2012 by  
Filed under A Dogs Life

  In the movie, Dirty Harry states to the bank robber, “Go ahead, make my day,” meaning that if the robber attempts to harm his hostage in any way, Harry would be happy to dispatch the robber!  I know.…….your saying…… what does that have to do with comment spam?  Well sometimes it’s just fun to […]

People Who Look Like Their Dogs – The Resemblance Factor

March 16, 2012 by  
Filed under A Dogs Life

  Do people  really look like the dogs they own?  Or do dogs take on the looks of their owners?  To answer that is way above my educational background, and frankly the research task it not something that I really want to sink my teeth into!  Believe it or not researchers have conducted various studies on this […]

Dog Idioms|Popular Dog Phrases, Barking Dogs Never Bite!

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Trivia

    A while back Murphy wrote a little ditty about Dog Idioms; phrases used by people.   According to Simple Wikipedia, “An idiom is a word or phrase which means something different from what it says – it is usually a metaphor. Idioms are common phrases or terms whose meaning is not real, but can be […]

Why Do Dogs Hide Treats or Bury Bones?

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Mysterious Behavior

   Detective Murphy Murpherson seeks the answers to Riley’s weird behavior.   The other day I was helping Linda rearrange living room furniture and behind the couch was another hidden stash of Riley’s biscuit treats!  I have found his special treats in almost every room of the house, even in my own bed!  And it’s […]

Dogs and Toilets: Why Do Dogs Drink from Toilets

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Mysterious Behavior

                      “Is drinking toilet water harmful?”         What is it about dogs and our love affair with drinking from the toilet?  Well as a connoisseur of the finer amenities that life has to offer, Le Porcelain Fountain is a natural source of fresh, cool, water. And since Perrier […]

Eat Your Greens! Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

November 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Mysterious Behavior

                                                                                                                                 My momma imparted great wisdom on me! “If you want to grow up big and strong”, she would say, “then eat your greens” !         Maybe that’s why I’m bigger than O’Riley or Murphy.  She also handed down medical advise……eat grass for a sour stomach and I’d feel […]

Do Dogs Watch TV ?

March 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Mysterious Behavior

  A SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB FOUND THAT HALF OF ALL DOG OWNERS REPORTED THEIR DOGS SHOWED SOME INTEREST IN TELEVISION WATCHING.         “Do dogs really watch TV? Some of the “experts” say we don’t, but many owners claim their dogs do really watch television. So who’s right?”     “Experts” […]

Dog Phrases|Popular Sayings, Every Dog Has It’s Day

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Dog Trivia

  I’ve been hearing a lot of sayings recently that people seems to use that have the word dog in them.  As a dog, (that’s me) I wanted to expand my edumacation so I put my nose to the grindstone; by the way don’t do that…. it hurts, and started searching for the meanings of […]

Murphy’s Top Ten Trifles

July 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Dog Trivia

Before the enactment of the 1978 law that made it mandatory for dog owners in New York City to clean up after their pets, approximately 40 million pounds of dog excrement were deposited on the streets every year….(eeeewwww!) With the exception of the Chow Breed, every known dog has a pink tongue – the chow’s […]

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails

July 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Mysterious Behavior

Murphy had finally sat still and quiet, exhausted from a rigorous day of tail wagging! Seemed everywhere we went on our long walk he happily greeted people, dogs, or inanimate objects that blew across his path. Stretching the leash as he nosed his way in front of us, his tail straight up, his intent was […]