News Bulletin from Run A Muck Ranch 9/10/12

The bummer of living with so many dogs is that there are many occurrences worth mentioning but don’t give enough material to write a blog entry.  The only way I can see to share them is to do so in News Bulletin form.  So here we go, the notables in lesser words as they have occurred this past week:

Vito Mistaken for Trash at the Dump

After spending the day with his ladies in Grayhawk today,  (he has a standing date, every Monday) Vito had to accompany The Crazy Dog Lady to the dump.

While emptying her trailer of landscaping debris, The Crazy Dog Lady was approached by a man who asked if she was “throwing away her dog”.  Apparently the man’s girlfriend’s chihuahua had died, and if The Crazy Dog Lady was throwing away Vito, he would take him.

Does anyone even know how to respond to this?

At least our exercise equipment is being put to good use…

William Suffers a Near Death Experience

Unless someone is outside with Willy to supervise, he has to be tied up.  Otherwise, he goes after the horses and someone, usually Willy, gets hurt.

This morning after breakfast, William was tied out, as is usual.  Several minutes later, he began screaming as if being attacked by a bear.

The Crazy Dog Lady ran to his aid….  only to find the reason for such terrified and emotional screams were due to the fact that it had started raining, and raindrops were falling on William’s person.

William was immediately evacuated to the inside of the house before the rain could kill him.  Luckily, William was wearing his Thunder Jacket, so he didn’t overreact.

Vito the Killer Chihuahua Proves Too Much for Mortimer

Possessing the same bad habit as William, Mortimer, when not supervised, has to be tied up when outside.

Last night, he was found hog tied, whimpering pitifully, with Vito standing above him issuing threats of bodily harm.

It appears Vito initiated an attack, causing Mortimer to run in a blind panic,  tangling himself in his tie out, thereby laying him bare to the wrath of Vito.

In a related story, last week, Vito chased Mortimer into a corner and wouldn’t let him out.

Vito has been told time and time again to pick on dogs his own size, but he refuses citing his right to bear teeth.

Note the fear in Morty’s eyes over being forcibly placed so close to Vito.

Re-fencing of the Back Yard in Progress, Sort of

In order to get the back yard safer for Mortimer and William, and to negate the need to tie them up when they are not supervised, work has commenced on installing a barrier around the horse stalls.  This barrier will allow Morty and Willy to be loose in the back yard, at least when the horses are in their stalls.

Absolute and complete freedom will not be possible until the horses’ turnout area is similarly reinforced.  Unfortunately, being financially challenged at present, the humans at Run A Muck Ranch do not have an estimated time of completion for this phase of the project.

Neither The Crabby Man nor The Crazy Dog Lady condone chaining dogs.  However, in the case of Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Idiot, not tying them when they are not supervised could mean the difference between life and death on the part of Morty and William.  Also, the horses Charlie and Hal have been in the family for many years, and like their canine siblings,  deserve to be protected.

DASH! Calls Foul on Inside Ball Play; Mortimer and Slugger Left Whimpering in Protest

Mortimer and Slugger were playing with a tennis ball.  Both had their teeth on the ball playing tug o war.  Suddenly, and without warning, DASH! appeared out of nowhere and issued a mighty roar.  So mighty was the roar, it caused Mortimer and Slugger to drop the tennis ball.

DASH! immediately took possession of the ball and refused to give it back.  Due to the size difference, Mortimer being 85 pounds, Slugger 55 and DASH! 9 pounds, clearly  Mortimer and Slugger were outmatched, both individually and as a team.  As such, DASH! had a ball and the other 2 had nothing.

It ain’t easy getting so many dogs to pose, so this is what you get!

Slugger Makes it to the Final Cut in the Arizona’s Favorite Dog Contest

Having received enough votes to make it onto the leader board, Slugger advances to the final judging in the Arizona’s Favorite Dog Contest.

He will be judged in person on Sunday, September 16, at Oh My Dog! Dog Spa in North Scottsdale, Arizona.

As all prior winners have been purebred small dogs, it is highly unlikely that Slugger will win over all, however, a win in the Large Dog Division would be a win for pit bulls, pit bull mixes and pound puppies everywhere.

Definitely not the best picture of The Slug.  It makes him look like a dog.

The Crazy Dog Lady has Started The Slugger Book

Since Slugger, on his own, provides enough material for an entire blog, The Crazy Dog Lady is taking the suggestion of several friends, both real and virtual, and will attempt to write a book on this loveable moron.   As such, the delete order on his Facebook Page has been cancelled as it has a lot of material helpful in the larger writing endeavor.


8 thoughts on “News Bulletin from Run A Muck Ranch 9/10/12

  1. Yeah for Slugger!! Love the News Flashes 🙂 there has never been a toy or chew that the 15lb jack russell or the 8lb doxie couldn’t steal from the 100+ big boys lol

    1. Slugger is a disgrace to the bad press of pitbulls everywhere if he can’t stand up to a little one, only marginally smarter than he is. Morty, well, he has been confusing to us since the day he wandered in. But still, he could swat Vito or DASH! without even expending any effort – and it never has, and probably never, will occur to him.

    1. I am thinking I kind of have to do this format on a weekly basis. With so many, there is always something that either makes us laugh, scratch our heads in bewilderment, or heavy sigh in resignation.

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