Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Something New

Mom decided to play with my blog is okay, I gave her permission. As you can see we have gone green!!!!! Mom made me this new header for my page too. (Dad called tonight and said he likes the old cowspotdog header and colors better!!!) What do you guys - old or new?

We also found some interesting trivia today which we thought we would share.

The Basset hound made famous in the Hush Puppies shoe commercials was named Biggles.
Biggles' grandson, Mr. Jeffries, earned fame as the dog with the longest ears in the world. His ears measured 11 and ½ inches each and he often tripped over them.

Tia, a 2 year old Neopolitan Mastiff gave birth to the world's largest litter in 2005. She delivered 24 puppies by caesarean section. Twenty of them survived, setting another record of the most surviving puppies.

The world's tallest dog is a Great Dane from Sacramento named Gibson. He measures 7 feet when standing upright.

Andrew Larkey of Sidney Australia, walked 11 dogs at once on leash for one kilometer.

Twelve veterinary science students from the University of Sydney set a record bathing dogs when they scrubbed 848 dogs in eight hours.

The real hero of the 1925 Serum Run was really Togo. The 12 year old husky led his sled dog team through 260 miles of blowing Alaskan blizzard to deliver emergency diphtheria serum to Nome. Balto received most of the fame because he led the final 55 miles.

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning.

Endal, a yellow Lab, helped rehabilitate a Gulf War veteran. He also saved Allen's life, when Allen was struck by a car and knocked from his wheelchair, unconscious. Endal pulled him into the recovery position, covered him with a blanket and grabbed his cell phone. After no response, he walked to a nearby hotel and raised the alarm.


  1. Is it St. Patty's day already? Did we miss Essexmas?

    What inquiring collies really want to know is how many cowspot dogs are there? We bet you know who are favorite cowspot dog is.

    Essex & Deacon

    PS - It's you Reilly, was there any doubt.

  2. We like your photos in the new header, Riley! Especially the agility action shots!

  3. That's some very interesting doggy facts.
    hm, I likes the new colours and banner, but Imiss you being called cowspot dog. That always made me BOL.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  4. Ooo I like the new look and all the really cool pictures of you on the top! the page is a little wide and I have to scroll left and right tho but otherwise super great job by your Mum!

  5. I love all the pictures, but I really liked the story about the little person telling the bigger person that you were a cow spot dog. Maybe you can integrate that into it somewhere! :) That was the BEST story...!

  6. We quite like the green and the header is nice, too. Keep experimenting with the blog, we do, too!

  7. Hello Reilly - I love venison, too - and reindeer is a favourite - oops, I shouldn't say that at this time of year!

    licks & puppy love,


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