December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

I want to wish all my friends a Happy New Year! Thank you for your Christmas cards - I enjoyed reading every single one. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. Here's hoping 2008 is a great one. I've already started celebrating - I just ate a stuffed lion. Its white puffy remains are scattered throughout the house. My Daddy snapped this picture of me just before I devoured its tail.

December 16, 2007

Santa's Delivery Crew

I pull the sleigh while my pug pal Max munches on the edible gifts.

December 14, 2007

It's getting cold out there...

My fur is very short and I get cold very easily. During the winter months I curl up to keep warm. At night I sneak under the covers of my parents' bed.

What do you guys do to keep warm?

December 10, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I know this movie was made last year...but the great thing about the holiday season is recycling. Re-posting old videos is akin to pulling out old Christmas decorations from your garage or basement.

December 03, 2007

Home Shopping TV Star

A few weeks ago my mommy became addicted to this channel called Gems TV. People in fancy clothes sit at a desk all day long and talk about jewelry. It's very boring. Daddy - being his cynical self - refers to this network as one of the many opiates of the masses.

Yesterday she bought an aquamarine ring from a TV presenter who was wearing antlers. This reminded her of my recent antler photo, so she emailed the Gems TV folks the picture. Within literally two minutes of sending the email they splashed my photo on live TV and read my mommy's email!

I would have preferred to make my television debut on Animal Planet or Fox Soccer Channel, but this will do...

November 25, 2007

Reindeer Games

I spent all afternoon addressing envelopes. Boy, my paws are tired. Now I'm ready to send all my canine blogger friends their Christmas cards.

Be sure to check your mailbox!

November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving with Cairo & Max

In addition to some delicious turkey, Max and I received an even better!

Three Years Old

Today is my third birthday. Here I am in a reflective mood staring at myself in the mirror. Daddy says I do this a lot. He thinks it is really funny. I swear, I'm not vain. I just enjoy seeing things in reverse.

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone!

November 12, 2007

A Dog's Life

This weekend I got a long deserved bath. I hadn't had one since before the wildfires. Daddy said I was very dirty - probably all that ash from the fires was caked in my coat. Now I'm nice and shiny. Here I am on my parents' bed after my bath...

Here I am giving my Daddy a kiss to thank him for my wonderful bath.

November 01, 2007

Ten Dogs that Changed the World

Someday I hope to make this list. That is, after I have successfully led my Boxer Rebellion to victory.

Canines of the world unite - you have nothing to lose but your leashes!

October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Last year I didn't dress up. The year before I was a bee.

This year I'm a 70's funk musician. Damn I look cool.

Did any of you dress up?

October 24, 2007

Southern California Fire Update

I'm here reporting on the fires raging throughout Southern California. On Sunday night the Irvine-Santiago fire was about three miles from my house. It has since moved east back into the hills, but the air is very dirty and there is ash everywhere!

Please keep all the animals in your thoughts and prayers as many families have been forced to evacuate their homes. The Humane Society has more info - they are accepting donations which will go toward helping animals affected by this disaster.

Cairo Battles the Fashionistas

October 20, 2007

October 19, 2007

What I've Been Up To

Hi, everyone! Sorry for not posting in such a long time. My parents and I have been really busy. I've been spending a lot of time with Max. He has so much energy that it wears me out!!! Next month I turn three years old - I forgot what it's like to be a puppy!

After a long day playing in the park Max crashed in his mom's arms...

Here I am at home snuggled up in my parents' laundry.

I prefer sleeping on a bed without scattered clothes.

Make sure to check out my new video in the post below...

Never Gonna Stop Me...

September 08, 2007

Faire du vélo

Pandora's Box

Look at all the wonderful goodies my parents bought!

September 04, 2007

Labor Day

Sorry guys, I haven't written in a while. I've been trying to keep cool during these dog days of summer. Last weekend I was able to play with my new uncle Max (the cute black pug who lives with my grandparents). He is quite brave for a little pup. Here we are playing hide-under-the-coffee-table.

August 17, 2007


A shoe model.

A sleepy Little Red Riding Hood.

August 14, 2007

Maximus the Black Pug

Hey, my new uncle Maximus!

He's just a baby - but he's already got a blog. He's a very friendly puppy. He is very eager to play with me. He squirms in his mommy's arms and wants to be put on the ground when I'm around.

The other day he enjoyed watching me run in my grandparents' backyard. When he gets a little bigger I can't wait to play with him! He's got so much energy he just might give me a run for my money (and you know how energetic Boxers are!).

August 09, 2007

It's Blogging Like Cats and Dogs

Hi, fellow dog bloggers! Did you know there's an entire world beyond our canine section of the tubes, I mean internets, no I mean blogosphere, or whatever the kids are calling it these days. I was recently exposed to this world when a fancy feline named Marilyn Monreow made me her NOMSSF (Not-Of-My-Species Special Friend).

Now, I've never visited cat blogs before - actually I've never even met a cat! I've only seen them on TV and in movies (the Harry Potter films come to mind). But Marilyn seems like a cuddly kitty - and a cool one at that. So before you freak out Peter Venkman style about the possibilities of interspecies electronic communication, go check out Marilyn's blog and say "hello".

Rocky, 1995-2007

My pal Rocky passed away yesterday. He was three months shy of turning 12 years old.

He was a good little pug who lived with my grandparents. When they got Rocky my daddy was in high school and still living with my grandparents. He helped raise Rocky as wee puppy and they were good buddies. Several years later my daddy moved out of their house. When he got married to mommy I was born, and they brought me into their new home.

I’ve always enjoyed visiting the grandparents’ house and getting to see Rocky. He was always nice and friendly to me. Occasionally he would romp around the house with me but most of the time he would sit and watch me play. In his later years he slowed down and his joints were too stiff to run. We used to cuddle together on the couch.

My grandparents and Rocky just returned from a vacation in Carmel, California when Rocky got really sick. After several tests it turns out he had cancer and there was nothing the doctors could do. My daddy was there yesterday when Rocky went to sleep.

My grandparents were feeling sad and lonely yesterday evening so I went to stay with them a few days. Hopefully I can cheer them up a little. Last night I searched every nook and cranny of the house but I couldn’t find Rocky. That’s when they told me he had gone to Rainbow Bridge. Someday I’ll see him again – and he will be young and full of energy, eager to run and play together.

More photos at the Rocky the Pug Tribute Gallery

July 28, 2007

Got Milk?

One of my favorite treats on Saturday morning is drinking ice cold milk.

Here I am enjoying mi leche:

July 21, 2007

I Love Car Rides

Last week my daddy took me to the drive-thru for the first time.

It was fun. A magical voice from a multicolored poster took our order. We then drove further and a nice lady gave presented us with a paper bag filled with yummy smelling food.

My daddy ordered a burrito at Del Taco - but I would have preferred going to Jack in the Box instead.

July 19, 2007

Throw the Book at Michael Vick

Above: a screenshot from Michael Vick's Wikipedia page, 7/19/07

When the Atlanta Falcons lose their first game in the upcoming 2007 season quarterback Michael Vick should be sprayed down with water and then electrocuted. After all, that's what he did to dogs that didn't "perform well". Why not give Vick the same treatment? Ok - if you don't like fantasizing about violent acts of retribution you could at least sign a petition urging the NFL to suspend the bloodthirsty monster.

More: Activitists: Dog Fighting Grows in Popularity

July 15, 2007

Pink Wig Challenge

The Cat Realm provided us the challenge, so here it is...

Summertime Blues

July 06, 2007

Sportswear Modeling

My grandpa gave me this hat at his house last weekend.

I think it's too big.

June 27, 2007

27 questions

1. Your age?
I will be three years old in November.

2. Your age when came to live with your people?
I was eight weeks old.

3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now?
I never wear collars in the house. I'm always naked indoors.

4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with?
My uncle Jacob.

5. How much do you weigh?
45 pounds.

6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up?
A few pillows and some dog beds. Nothing that's irreplaceable.

7. Do you like other Dogs?
Yes - as long as they don't have my frisbee in their mouth.

8. Who is your best non-human friend?

9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls?
Squeaky toys! I love making lots and lots of noise when I play!

10. Do you like to be brushed?
I love it. My parents use an oval-shaped rubber brush for my extra short coat.

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese?
Both, please.

12. Do your people cut your nails?
No. Walking on the sidewalk and asphalt wears my nails down.

13. Any formal education?
Yes. A Ph.D. in political science and a Master's in kinesiology.

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny?
Depends on the weather.

15. Five nicknames your people call you.
Cai-Cai, pooks, caca-chaca, pooie & bookie-boose

16. What is your best trick?
This one - if only I could execute it properly.

17. Do you like kitties?
What's a kitty? I've never met one of those before.

18. What did you have for breakfast?
Kibble and a couple freeze-dried liver chunks.

19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? If so, what?
Last week I saw a duck at the park. I tried to chase it but it flew away.

20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.?
I went a few months ago for my regular vaccinations.

21. Where do you sleep at night?
At the foot of my parents' bed.

22. Do you like to swim?
I'm not a big fan of the water. In fact, I'm afraid of swimming.

23. Can you make puppies?
My mom didn't want me getting knocked up so I was fixed at a young age.

24. Your favorite place to visit?
My grandma's house.

25. Do you give kisses?
I love giving kisses. Daddy says my tongue feels like sandpaper.

26. Can you potty on command?
If I can find the right spot in the grass, then sure!

27. To Cuz or not to Cuz?
Yeah, I love my cuz!

June 22, 2007

Delicious Stuffed Toys

My mom bought me all these cool stuffed toys on sale at Pet Edge. I've already destroyed all of them. But here's a video of me enjoying my stuffed giraffe...

The footage is from last week when the UC Irvine baseball team was still in the College World Series (hence the UCI talk at the end). Unfortunately they were eliminated by the reigning champs Oregon State.

June 11, 2007

Summer is Almost Here!

That's right, folks. It's almost the season to lay back and relax, sip tropical drinks, go to the beach and play sports. I've already gotten started on the action (or lack thereof)...

What are your plans for the summer?

June 03, 2007

Barking Mad

I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky dog and there are few things in life that annoy me. But my mom's white jewelry box is one of those things that drives me up a wall.

May 30, 2007


May 21, 2007

What I've Been Up To...

I've been spending a lot of time at my grandparents' house lately. Mom and Dad said I couldn't stay home alone because people are doing work in the backyard. Something about gutter cleanings and termite inspections...

At my grandparents' house I am really spoiled. They let me eat lots of yogurt.

Then they dress me up as Bulgarian peasant.

Rocky and I chill out on their fancy couch.

After a long day of eating and playing we crash together.

I promise to have more videos up soon!

May 07, 2007


My pal Cassidy came over this past weekend. She's almost one year old now! She is almost as big as me now, but I still dominate her in a wrestling match. She's got me beat at tug of war though...

April 29, 2007


My Boxer friend Cassidy has a human sister named Caitlin who is five years old. In kindergarten she wrote a story about Cassidy and I playing together. Here is her original story scanned in below. Click on the image to enlarge.

Isn't that cool? Caitlin loves watching Cassidy and I play.

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April 26, 2007

Time for a Book Review

Daddy has so many yummy books lying around the house.

Today I decided to give one a try.

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A few bites and it didn't taste that good.

Probably 'cos it was about the Yankees - what an overpriced, overhyped team!

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When Daddy came home he explained to me that the book is not actually about the Major League Baseball team - it is a history of American business in post-revolutionary Mexico. He said he didn't care that I tasted it because he already read it.

April 20, 2007

Playing the Game

The game I play is called keep away. Daddy throws the frisbee and then it's my job to prevent him from getting it back. I think I do a pretty good job.

April 18, 2007

Cairo The Bouncer

Both my parents have been really busy, so here's an old video of me doing my ball bouncing tricks. Maybe they'll buy me a bouncy ball again this summer!

April 08, 2007

Early Morning Face

sleepy face

Yesterday I went to the doctor because my parents were concerned about my nagging cough. The doctor x-rayed my chest and luckily there are no problems there. Turns out I have allergies! They gave me some antihistamine pills which make me very sleepy.

April 06, 2007

I Think I've Outgrown This...

Hey Mom, put me down. I'm too big for this!

March 30, 2007

how to make a caipirinha

There's no better way to start the weekend than with a caipirinha. My parents first encountered this sweet and sour drink in Brasil three years ago. My dad puts it up there with a Manhattan as his favorite drink.

It's quite tasty and easy to make...

Start with one lime, cut in quarters (or eighths if a large lime).

Add 2 tablespoons fine sugar and mash with a wooden pestle.

Now it's time to add your alcohol. Throw in about 2 oz. of cachaça.

Add crushed ice, stir and enjoy!

Yuck - I don't like limes. I prefer beer!

March 19, 2007

Sunday at the Harbor

Yesterday my grandparents took me on a special visit to Dana Point Harbor.

Here I am waiting for my 100-ft. yacht to arrive...

My uncle Rocky came for the walk, so did my crazy cousin Luca the Chihuahua. I have to wear this "gentle lead" harness or else Luca freaks out and makes satanic duck quacking noises.

We all had a great time!

How was your weekend? Do anything exciting?

March 16, 2007

Good Search

Want to help out a great charity while you search the web? Instead of using Google or Yahoo to search the web head over to Good Search. This website donates 50% of its advertising revenue to the charity of your choice.

So, here's your mission...In the box that reads Who do you GoodSearch for? type in "Legacy Boxer Rescue" and then clicky Verify. Every time you perform a search on Cubby and his friends at Legacy Boxer Rescue will receive one cent. I know that doesn't sound like much, but multiple searches performed by multiple web users will add up quickly.

Spread the word!

*image from Obey the Pure Breed

March 12, 2007

Cairo Does Beer Blogging

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What's that Dad? Smells good!

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Can I get a taste?

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Aww, come on! Don't hog it all to yourself! Let me have some!

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Whoo - one sip knocked me out. That's some strong ale!