Hello Friends,

I haven’t forgotten you, mom is helping a family member who is having a bit of a family emergency and she isn’t getting back here to the computer as much. Some of you got your certificates and mom will work on the rest next week. We have to go out of town this weekend with this family emergency and mom will be back next week!



Squirrel Patrol Unite!

It seemed like everydoggie liked the idea of a Squirrel Patrol when they saw my cool new official tag then when Max asked how to get into the club it made me think. What if we united! Formed a world wide effort to keep the squirrels out of our yards? If they aren’t in my yard and they aren’t in your yard then they aren’t a problem, right? The Great Squirrel Menace can be contained or eliminated! Come help! 

Join me in Rusty’s Squirrel Patrol! I have made an official certificate (picture below) that I will email to you. Email mom (sbrockis (at) embarqmail (dot) com) and she will fix it with your name and send it along. Make sure to send her your name as you want it to appear on the certificate. Each doggie in the household can have their own official certificate (even Arrow, Deefor) (and Mandy, Tuffyjust be sure to include everydoggie’s name in the email and your country! I will list everydog in a post and we will see how much of the world we can cover.

Just think! If we get dogs from all over the world, even places that don’t have squirrels must now be on the look out because the squirrels we chase away have to go somewhere!

I guess, if cats want to join they can. I’ve seen Bob trying to sneak up on squirrels so I guess he will want to join. If my cat joins, so can yours! I’ll list the cats in the members post as well.

Squirrel Patrol! A New Tag

Just look what I got! Mom ordered me a new tag and it says “Squirrel Patrol.” Now when I’m out on patrol my tag will easily identify me as an official of the Squirrel Patrol! Isn’t it cool. Mom took a picture of it for me and then I modeled so you could see it on! I put it right in front of my Canine Good Citizen tag. Can’t wait to get out on patrol in the morning!

“How I Love My Kong” Contest

Amber-Mae’s first contest at her new place, Hot Diggity Dog Contests, is up and running. It is called “How I Love My Kong. Go here for the rules. The contest is open through the end of the month. Now for my entry:

How I Love My Kong

I love my kong so

What treasures I’ve found in it

Yum! Peanut butter

a haiku by Rusty

I’m Back!

Hi everyone! Boy it seems like I haven’t talked to any of you for so long! I sure missed mom while she was gone to the beach. She said she had a great time. Then she came home and we all went out to the timeshare place! Boy there were a lot of things to see and smell! I got to go walking in the woods everyday, sometimes twice. I also went walking where other people walked their dogs. Wow, so much to smell! I even met a couple of other dogs and visited with them some. I had fun exploring the condo.

After we got back it was Ethan’s last week with us. Mom and dad spent a lot of time doing things with him, taking him places. Most of those places I couldn’t go. 😦 It suer is different around here without that little boy around here to pull my hair and play with me. Here is a picture of me with Ethan with the goodies that Tinky, Jonesy, and Sissy sent me awhile back.

Now I’m going to go visiting my friends! Thanks for visiting me!


International Bone Relay    2008 Paw-limpics


What an honor for me to be able to be a representative of the USA from Texas in the International Bone Relay for the 2008 Pawlimpics! See everydoggie who helped with the Bone Relay in  Lenny’s  video above. Read all about the Pawlimpics and see the winners at Lenny’s place. Didn’t they do a great job on the Bone Relay video?

Awards! Awarded While I was Away!

I got two awards while I was gone, One from Penny and one from Happy. what a nice thing to come home to!

Isn’t this a pretty award? I got this award from Penny at her place “My dog – Life with Penny.” Thank you for this nice award!

Here are the rules for passing on the award:

1) Pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, and interesting material and also contribute to the blogger community regardless of language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him/her the award itself.

4) Award winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the Arte-y-Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of the award.

5) In compliance with said rules, the award winner must show these rules.

Passing on This Award

1. Lenny – I want to pass this to Lenny for the pawsome job he did with the Pawlimpics.

2. Happy – I love reading Happy’s posts!

3. Dennis at Dennis’s Diary of Destruction. I laugh out loud every time a read a post. Love it.

4. Meredith at Mercedes World. there are always a lot of fun things going on over there

5. Tuffy at Tuffy’s Tale. Tuffy created his own spin off from his mom’s blog and it is great! 

6. 4urpets – Sissy, Jonesy & Tinky have their own style! Keep it up guys! 


Happy at Serendipity Park gave me this award! Isn’t it cool!

I Want to Pass This Award To:

1. Lorenza, what a pretty girl she is in her dresses!

2. Charlie Daniels  who is always having fun with his family.

3. Gina  – Who is always an inspiration 

4. My Life with Penny – I love reading the interesting and informative posts!

5.Thoughs Fur Paws – Benson and Gibson have a great variety of fun things to read.

6. Ari the Canine Naturalist whose blog is being turned into a book! Great reading there!

7. Behr at Behr Rake’s Blog. I think Behr has discovered the great Squirrel Menace in her own back yard! And now she is An Official Hover Dog!