Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Howlowe'en!!

Shiver me timbers maty! I'm a pirate for Howlowe'en!! (Great guess Nala!!)

Yes, just like Black Beard who rode the Jolly Roger on the high seas, I pillage for treats daily at the dog park! Arrrrggghhh!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are You Getting Ready???

Howlowe'en is only a day away! Are you pups dressing up and going out?

The Spaw Boutique where I go for doggie daycare sometimes is having a costume contest! So of course HM decided to get me a costume to enter! There is also a costume party happening at PawsWay on Saturday! Arrrooooo! I love to party!

Here's a teaser of me in my costume...can you pups guess what I am?? I'll give you a clue: I enjoy a jolly good time and am known world wide, as I am an avid traveler!

All will be revealed on Howlowe' be sure to check back!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

R.I.P. Digger

Today is a sad day. A fellow Manchester, Ch Jumpstart Trick or Treat, or as we all knew him Digger, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning. Digger was a faithful companion to his humans and will be sorely missed.

His human mom Cindy and Digger competed in agility together, and they are one of the teams that inspired HM to get me involved in agility. She saw them compete at the 2007 AAC Agility Nationals when it was in Ontario. They competed in the Veterans class.

They were an amazing team to watch, no matter the venue. Digger was up for any challenge and always performed with his whole heart.

Digger accomplished many things in his life, some of which include:

Canadian Championship (Ch)
Pre-Companion Dog (PCD)
Companion Dog (CD)
CKC Agility Dog Excellent (AgX)
AAC Masters Dog in all events
Competed at the AAC Nationals
A member of the SuperDogs Team
A member of the Glooscap Hotdogs Performance Team

Run fast and free at the Bridge Digger.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hallowe'en Pet Costume Contest!

Wanted to tell you all about a pet costume contest happening over at!

Pets to Die For: FEARnet's Halloween Pet Costume Contest.

All entrants have to do to enter is upload a picture of their costumed pet on the contest page below. The winner will receive $100.

Enter at the contest HERE!

The contest end date is November 3rd.

Since you all agree red is my colour, HM was messing around with the camera last night, and her night vision head lamp....BOL! Don't I look spooooooky!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Is Red my Colour?

Brrrrr....gettin' colder every day! Here I am in my red hoodie, posing on a red bench with some funny art on it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Items are our Etsy page!

HM has listed some new keychains on her Etsy page! We now have these breeds available - with HM making more every week!

Airdale Terrier
Shiba Inu
Toy Fox Terrier
French Bulldog
German Shepherd
Manchester Terrier
West Highland Terrier
Toy Manchester Terrier
Great Dane
Australian Shepherd
Wire Fox Terrier
Staffordshire Terrier
Min Pin
Jack Russell Terrier
Golden Retriever

New breeds to be added soon include: Havanese, Shih Tzu, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Doberman, Italian Greyhound, Vizsla, Border Collie, Basset Hound, Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise and Irish Water Spaniel!!

She is also making some dog sport keychains THIS WEEK!! Flyball, Agility and Disc Dog!! Stay tuned!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dog Love is the Best Love!

Check out this video I saw today. Soldier returning home from 14 months away. Do you think his dogs missed him??

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fan Mail!

Hey pups! I started blogging over a year ago, and I am always happy when I get pups and people leaving me comments and knowing that something I've posted has resonated with someone in the blogosphere.

I've received some pawesome products to try, HM has gotten some books to read...and I've even had some fan mail!!

YES! Last week I received a furtastic email from Ollie, a 5 year old Mannie from Atlanta:

Hello, Simba! My name is Micka's Oliver Wendell Holmes (but you can call me Ollie). I'm a 5 year old Standard Manchester Terrier. I live in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with my mom and my sister, Angie. My mom's a two-legger. My sister is a 3 year old Doberman Pinscher. Mom's at work right now, so I've snuck on to her computer to play on the internet. I love searching for other Manchester Terriers online. That's how I found your blog! I just loved your "edumacation" about Dobermans, Chesters and MinPins. Every time we go to the dog park, people ask if Angie is my MOTHER. UGH! Mom has to show them my grey muzzle and explain that I'm older, and that I'm a pure bred, AKC registered Manchester Terrier. No one seems to know what we Chesters are! Mom has even made me a T-Shirt that says "I am NOT a MinPin!" But I really hate to wear it. I prefer to show off my glossy black coat.

Anyway, I just wanted to say "Hi!" and to thank you for the blog. I'll bookmark it on Mom's computer - maybe when she finds it, she'll send a link to all her friends and "edumacate" them, too!

Ollie (or, "Justice Holmes" - that's what Mom calls me when I do something naughty!)

PS: I've attached some photos of me and my sister, Angie. I hope you like them!
Thanks Ollie!! It's really pawesome to hear from the pups that read my blog, so don't hesitate to leave me a comment, or to email me!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving up here in Canada today! So I wanted to write a small post and just THANK all my blog readers for tuning in to read the Pop Dog Blog! THANK YOU ALL!!!

I've met some really cool pups and really enjoy following all your blogs too!!

So in continuation of my great Dogs Rule Day yesterday, we're headed to HM's parents where I hope to get some TURKEY and other goodies given to me when HM isn't looking! Hehehe.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pop Dog Press website is ALL NEW

Hey every pup! As CED (Chief Executive Dog) of HM's site Pop Dog Press, I've finally had to crack the whip and get her to redesign the website. She put the old one up quickly just to have a web presence, and never went back to update it.
UNTIL TODAY! It's ALL NEW, freshly redesigned, and I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!!!

Hope you all are enjoying your DOGS RULE Day today! I was treated to some nice baked cookies and will be heading out for a romp at the dog park later today! It's a gorgeous Saturday in the "great white north" and we are taking advantage of the good weather while it lasts!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Saturday Oct. 11 is DOGS RULE Day!

Pedigree has named this Saturday, October 11 DOGS RULE Day! Check out their website for a list of great things to do with your dog to celebrate!

Here are some of my favourites:

101 Ways to celebrate Dogs Rule® Day.

1. Adopt a dog! What better way to celebrate than with a new best friend. Find a shelter dog at

3. Play fetch til your arm falls off.

11. Give her the other half of your sandwich. Just this once.

12. No baths. None.

22. Give him his own website (or blog!). (CHECK!)

74. Watch a dog movie marathon.

75. Put a picture of her on your keyring. (CHECK!)

98. Take him squirrel chasing.

How will YOU be celebrating DOGS RULE Day???

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Training on the Go!

Tuesdays are my usual Agility night, but my instructor Brandi was away today...but HM didn't want us to simply take the night off! So what did we do? Agility training on the go!

downstay before my 2on/2off target work

nose touch!

Brandi..I had great nose paw wasn't on every one..the camera was distracting!

practicing my table!

going over a jump!

then I got to hit the park and play with my buddies!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

NEW! Breed Keychains in the Pop Dog Press Etsy Store!

Hey everypup!

HM has FINALLY photographed and started uploading her new keychains on our Etsy page! Feel free to sniff around, shop and pass it on!!

New breeds to be added every week!! We are trying to represent as many pure-breeds as we can first, then add some of the new designer hybrids (Goldendoodle, Shih-poo, etc.) and sports related keychains (for agility, flyball, disc, etc.). So just keep checking back.

HM decided to create these as she couldn't find too many Manchester Terrier accessories! So she made her own! She has been busy making all these by hand - designing them, then printing and cutting and assembling them all on her own!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Just Hanging Around

HM's been pretty busy this weekend, places to go, people to see. So I'm just hanging out. Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Manchester's Rocked at the FCI Agility World Championships!

Finally found some video on the two Manchester Terrier's that competed at the FCI AWC last weekend!

BIG CONGRATS to Stephanie Tiemann and Chilly for winning a silver medal in the Medium Individual class!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!!! You are a team HM and I aspire to be like!! You can see more of this team at their YouTube page HERE!

Another team was from the Czech Republic: Eva Sulcova and Jimy. They had a bobble, but represented well!!! There were only 2 Manchester Terrier's out of the WHOLE field of dogs!! (mostly made up of Border Collies and Shelties!)

The courses were really tricky with lots of twists and turns!! Congrats to all the dogs and handlers who competed!!

Here are videos of both teams:

Steffi + Chilly

Eva + Jimy