Early Bird Dog Chat with Danny


Danny, November 10, 2013 (Photo not by Pete Souza)

Morning everyone. Or as Chips usually puts it: “MoooOOOooorning.” 🙄

Okay, this was my morning:

A breakfast you wouldn’t give a dog…..


…. so I had to eat grass:


Tasty, but not filling:


Then Chips set me a mental agility test, placing my ball in a box. No, seriously:





So, I had to entertain myself by doing some leaf-hunting:


Then I saw something weird on the wall, a moving shape thingie:


Freaked me out:


Asked Chips what it was, but she had no clue:


That was about it. Off to have a nap, and have nightmares about moving shape thingies.


Later. Wuff. Chat away.

118 Responses to “Early Bird Dog Chat with Danny”

  1. November 10, 2013 at 7:26 am

    He is beautiful! Gooooood morning!

  2. 11 amk for obama
    November 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I would eat grass too if offered that muck. Jeebus, woman.

  3. November 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Good Morning Chipsticks and Danny…TOD Early Birds!

  4. 22 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Another shooting in Harris county Texas 2 dead 22 injured.
    At a party? Sounds like a drug deal!

  5. November 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    G’morning Chips and TOD! Danny sure is growing very quickly….but is still a very cute puppy! Chips, your photography skills have improved by leaps and bounds in the last couple weeks. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. November 10, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Chipsticks… I love the pictures of Danny and the accompanying narrative. 😀 He’s growing really fast. It’ll be hard to keep calling him a puppy soon in spite of his age.

  7. 28 amk for obama
    November 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Gunners 3-0.

    Go Gunners!!!

  8. November 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

    On this Veteran’s Day weekend…

    Honoring those who have worn this country’s uniform in the past and those who are wearing it today. Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who risk their lives today so that we may continue to live in freedom.

    “Veterans Day 2013 – Freedom Isn’t Free!”

  9. 31 andogriff
    November 10, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Morning all! Danny is just adorable Ms Chips, and it looks like he is so happy to be with you, in spite of the food and the ball in the box! 😆 Congrats on first, CTGirl. We are cat people, but we also adore dogs…. so please keep the photos coming!

  10. 32 jackiegrumbacher
    November 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

    GM. Chips, Danny has such a sweet face and he looks really gentle, too. Have to agree with HF about your photo skills. I can actually “see” his face–so is he slowing down, or is that you? Off to see my little grandbaby today. She’s walking all the time now–what a difference a year makes. Next Sunday is my 77-year old’s sister’s wedding, so the whole family is all aflutter. Praying all does well.

  11. November 10, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Good morning. Danny is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing his photos!

  12. 35 amk for obama
    November 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

  13. 36 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 7:55 am

    600 k people leaves Vietnam in suspense of that super storm headed that way …
    Where did they all go? That’s a very poor country. Seoul ?

  14. 37 amk for obama
    November 10, 2013 at 7:59 am

  15. 40 dotster3
    November 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

    So cute, that Danny, chips. Loved the photo expose’. He looks like a bunch of fun. And then that sweet, adorable ending, making it impossible for you to get mad at him about anything——ever!

  16. 41 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Tomorrow is Veterans’ Day. We will extended heartfelt Veterans’ Day wishes to Jovie, Mr. Yardarm, and all those who served our country.

    • 42 globalcitizenlinda
      November 10, 2013 at 8:48 am

      thanks for that heads up about Vet. Richard Overton – very grateful for his service.

      Agree with your gratitude for the services of Vet. Jovie and Vet. Yardam!

      If I recall correctly, there is also the newly minted elected official Vet. Alycce and Active Duty Jennifer.

      DF’s and Carol’s hubbies are vets too.

      I am sure that there are so many here (out & lurking) who we have missed

      • 43 jackiegrumbacher
        November 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

        Global, my 93 year-old mother-in-law is a World War II vet. She was among the very first Navy WAVES–a very daring thing for young women to do in those days. She got to do some decoding–very secret about it even to this day. Because she had one year of law school before she enlisted, she was commissioned to serve as a Navy lawyer, even did some court martials.

        • 44 globalcitizenlinda
          November 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

          WOW, inspiring account of real life events and personal achievements for one so dear!

          Please thank her for her service and continue to treat like the national (and global) treasure she is

      • 45 globalcitizenlinda
        November 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

        think I also recall Active Duty Ms. Jessica

        • 46 carolyn
          November 10, 2013 at 9:50 am

          My husband and son are both vets. My husband was in Korea, and my son during the Cold War, in Germany. My father was a chaplain in World War II, and my great grandfather served in the Grand Army of the Republic with the Vermont Sixth during the Civil War.

  17. 47 Roberta in MN
    November 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

    What a wonderful collage of pictures of Danny. He is just adorable. That food really does look unappetizing. If he eats grass, it’s to get his poor tummy from feeling bad. 🙂 He sure is a great looking dog. Enjoy him alot. They are precious.
    Gooooood Moooorrniiing Chips & Danny. (backwards this morning. LOL.
    Hi everyone else.

    • November 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Moooooorning Roberta!! Truth is, he adooooooooores salmon and chicken and peas! He used to like potatoes (the breeder used to feed his litter with them), but has decided he no longer does. Can’t keep up with his preferences!!

  18. 52 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2013 at 8:26 am

  19. 53 Don
    November 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Hey, when it comes to nutrition I’m no expert especially when it comes to dogs. Peas, carrots and potatoes, I mean really, why not just give the dog pizza and beer.

  20. 56 africa
    November 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Good Sunday Morning everyone. That Danny is sooooo cute!!

  21. 57 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2013 at 8:35 am


    So instead of confronting Lindsey Graham on his blocking of PBO’s nominees based on that false Benghazi story, Candy Crowley (CNN) instead brings him on to attack PBO and Kerry’s efforts at striking a deal with Iran? Since when Graham has any credibility on any issue?

    When we tell folks that the media is the biggest threat to this country’s democracy and biggest impediment to this country’s progress, they had better believe it!

    • 58 hopefruit2
      November 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

      • 59 Layla
        November 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

        I hope the ‘twitterworld’ takes these 2 fools down today!!!!

      • 60 anniebella
        November 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

        Little Lindsey didn’t say anything about Benghazi and 60 Minutes. I’m sure he wasn’t asked because TeaNN (CNN) ain’t worth sh*t anymore. We must remember these are the Republicans who want to start another war. And Iran is their choice. I will email Candy Crowley this morning .

        • 61 hopefruit2
          November 10, 2013 at 10:20 am

          Anniebella did you see the show? Because some on Twitter said he was asked about it and he started yelling. I don’t know whether that’s accurate because I didn’t see it myself.

  22. 63 dotster3
    November 10, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Tx. tea party brilliance on display—-

  23. 66 amk for obama
    November 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      November 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

      This was the US’ great mistake. We could have had Al Gore or John Kerry. but the Supreme Court, the media and Karl Rove stole it for the idiot.

      • 68 desertflower
        November 10, 2013 at 9:31 am

        It wasn’t a “mistake”…it was purposeful….what a dumb fuck this man was. He can BE a dumb fuck in his private life all he wants…but as POTUS….NO. Those were the longest 8 years of my life.

  24. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    November 10, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Morning Ms. Chips!

    Morning everyone!

    Great photos of Danny!

    Danny, thanks for the comprehensive blog entry – great chronicle of your exhausting day!

  25. 72 JER
    November 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Good Morning Chips. Loved the pictures. A “woof, woof” goes out to Danny and Cheyene.

  26. 74 hopefruit2
    November 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

    And as I predicted…

  27. 80 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Netenyahu killed the Iran deal! Just waiting for Hillary to be president aye?

  28. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    November 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Since Ms. Chips, UT, Hopefruit and others here were very good about the costume party, could the same be applied to the veterans, active military in our midst that we may not know about or have forgotten?

    May be the three above (with the help of others here) can “nag” the vets, active duty and military family members to “come out of the shadows”, declare themselves between now and tomorrow, so that we can collectively honor them.

    Suspect the “blog tyrant” will do a fine job giving the appreciation and respect each deserves

  29. 82 lockewasright
    November 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    All 3 of the fur butts in our family are presently in bed snuggling my wife. It’s quiet in the house. Both children are still asleep. It’s just me and the goldfish awake. I am not very good at sleeping. I don’t know the goldfish’s excuse for being awake already. I wish that I was better at staying asleep and resting up on a Sunday morning, but waking up to snuggle my pups and the cat for a while, then snuggle my wife for a while and just enjoy the quiet before the day starts is a pretty great way to enjoy the dawn of a day off.

    I am taking the tribe disc golfing today with a couple of friends so close that the kids see them as an aunt and uncle. I may start making breakfast for us all shortly or we may just pick up some donuts. I can’t make up my mind.

    Do me a favor and make sure that the people who matter most to you know it today. Love is amazing. The more you hand it out, the more likely you are to receive it.

    • 83 desertflower
      November 10, 2013 at 9:29 am

      What a nice way to spend the day:) Sounds perfect…and love all that snuggling that’s goin’ on at your house…yes, tell them you love them! Have a great day. lockewasright. Disc golf???

  30. 86 a4alice
    November 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    and here’s a comment on Africa’s good point because there are some journalists that are doing a great job covering Iran they’re just not on our TV’s in the US

  31. November 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Up in Arms


    Fascinating article. “There’s never been an America, but rather several Americas—each a distinct nation. There are eleven nations today. Each looks at violence, as well as everything else, in its own way.”

    It’s hard to argue with and for me, makes it easier to understand the cultural divides; particularly on the issues of capital punishment and violence.

    • 88 carolyn
      November 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

      This sociological study is fantastically enlightening. I found it accidentally on the blog roll here. Having lived in several of these “nations” I can attest to the present day effects. It is disturbing to see how large and encompassing Appalachia is…..That area is one reason for the triumph of ignorance and the dumbing down of the American public. That statement is probably a bit harsh, but there is truth in it.
      One analysis shows the election in Virginia as it was divided between Appalachia and the Tidewater. Oklahoma, where I live, is mainly Appalachia which explains a lot to me. Coming from Yankeedom, it also explains why my husband and I feel so terribly out of place and out of sync.
      So…..we feel like missionaries in a strange land most of the time.

      • 89 desertflower
        November 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

        I haven’t read this article yet, but from what you’ve written…I see that I must be in the same boat being from “Yankeedom” and living in AZ…I feel like I might as well be living on Mars….

  32. 90 a4alice
    November 10, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Chips! Danny’s growing so fast! He’s curious about what that shape thingie is (his shadow) totally cracks me up! uh oh! Cue Donny and Marie again it’s in my head so everyone else should join me in singing

    aaand they caaallled it – Puppeee luhuuuuvvvv….


  33. 93 forus50
    November 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

  34. 94 sherijr
    November 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Good morning Danny ~ you are looking mighty handsome.. even with that breakfast 😉 oh good morning to you too, Ms. Chips ~ Happy Sunday TOD !

  35. 95 desertflower
    November 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Good Sunday morning! What a nice post to wake up to today! Chips…what’s that slop in the bowl? Seriously…??? Yikes! I’d be outside eating grass trying to yak that up, too:) He’s more than adorable:)

    Thank you to all the veterans, past and present, that have served our country so well. Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough. That’s why the concrete actions of THIS President, his administration and the FLOTUS/ Dr. Biden speak louder than empty words ever could. By far, PBO is THE BEST PRESIDENT for veterans in my lifetime.

    Let’s review…and put this back out there. http://exposingreligionblog.tumblr.com/post/34790853235 (with references!)

    Overall, Obama Has Done More For Veterans Than Any President In the Past 30 Years.
    Republicans and conservatives have spent 4 years spreading the lie that President Obama hasn’t done anything for veterans. They have repeated it 100x per day for all 4 years and spent millions promoting their lies. The thing about records is that they are recorded. So let’s set the record straight.

    I was lurking yesterday…had tutoring and had to bring hubby to the airport….just a lazy day:) Today, tutoring…..cleaning,…you know, regular stuff that we all do on our “day off” 🙂 Hugs to all.

  36. 98 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Look the Iran/P5+1 negotiations are 5 countries + Germany/Iran
    All netenyahu had to do was call one of these countries and demand negotiations fall apart.
    That country was France.
    Any questions ?

    • 99 Don
      November 10, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Jovie, it is beyond me that France or any other country does not follow President Obama’s lead. I mean he disarmed Syria without firing a single bullet, and yet these fools are following Netanyahu who’s sadly hell bent on starting a war with Iran.

    • 100 amk for obama
      November 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Nope. None of the six give a crap about nut n yahoo.

      • 101 Jovie
        November 10, 2013 at 9:55 am

        Fact: the day b4 the negotiations happened Kerry flew to Israel to talk to The nut.
        Then the day of the negotiation the president called netenyahu.
        Then we find out that France isn’t going along with this deal.
        Now I don’t know what any of that means, but it sounds pretty bad…

        • 102 amk for obama
          November 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

          That’s because the entire US congress critters suck up to israel, then & now. Not to nut n yahoo. S0 Kerry has to be seen holding his hands before he flew to geneva.

          As for france, they have had bad blood with iran for years. Nothing new there.

  37. 103 Don
    November 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu has no idea that President Obama is trying to save him and his country a war that they will not win, oh don’t get me wrong Israel will win a physical war. But the war I’m talking about is about hearts and minds, politics, culture, and a sense of being a good citizen in the global community. Israel and Netanyahu has standing before them maybe their last best chance at a long and lasting peace in the Middle East in the form of President Obama.

    • 104 carolyn
      November 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Last night in a tweet, SOS Kerry reminded people not to believe the naysayers and rumors. Told us to WAIT until diplomacy works. France may have stopped this temporarily, but they will come around….slowly, with feet dragging…..but for their own sakes they will have to. Kerry and team do most of their work out of the spotlight. That is how real diplomacy works. Netanyahoo is mostly bluster and faking. He grabs headlines and spotlights while others do the work.

      • 105 Don
        November 10, 2013 at 9:37 am

        I saw that same tweet!

      • 106 Jovie
        November 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

        Doubtful! It was supposed to happen yesterday but netenyahu stopped it and can do it again.
        Did you just listen to senator menendez from Nj he issues stern warnings to Iran sounded like Neyenyahu.
        So, he does have powers that are imbedded all over.
        Sadly !

    • November 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

      It’s all Kabuki right now. Some countries have to show resistance so they don’t seem like they’re getting rolled. Netanyahu will not break this deal. They’re too close for that to happen.

  38. November 10, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Did anyone here the segment on Up With Steve Kornacki about Christie and the powerful Dem in NJ? I don’t remember the guys name but the belief/saying is that the Dem is the most powerful person in the state, including Christie. If anyone can find the segment and share, I believe it is worth all of us seeing. Shed a lot of light on Christie AND the Democrats in NJ.

    • 109 Don
      November 10, 2013 at 10:01 am

      I read an article yesterday that talked about the Democratic nominee and how upset she was at the other Dems in the state for not backing her. She did mention that a powerful Dem was in bed with Christie and actually endorsed Christie; I can’t remember the guy’s name though.

  39. November 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Good Morning Danny…nice round-up.
    Good Morning All BT and TOD Family.
    Beautiful day today.

  40. 111 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

    The post sticking up for the t baggers

  41. 112 Jovie
    November 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

  42. 113 vcprezofan2
    November 10, 2013 at 9:55 am

    MooOoorrrning, Danny Boy! High five back at you, bro. THAT. was. truly great! You had me chuckling from the third frame to the end AND it didn’t take all my morning to read (and follow the ‘links’)! 😉 /pssst! Can’t wait until you take over. Will give me more time to breathe in between posts./ Enjoy your day!

  43. 114 vcprezofan2
    November 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Good Morning, TODobots! Happy Sunday!
    And Good MoooOOoorrrning, Ms Chips! Nice to see you up and about, and entertaining my young nephew. Looking good! 😀

    Good Morning too to all the BTs who have been working hard this past week – Happy Sunday, gals and guys!

  44. 117 Nena20409
    November 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Wow! Good Afternoon TODers and handsome looking Danny. Wow…..Chips all the pictures are gorgeous. It looks like you have mastered taking pictures of a growing, thriving and athletic Danny as he gracefully roams and rules in yours and his backyard.

    All Good. Thanks for the quicker picker upper. Fantastic.

  45. 118 HZ
    November 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Chips, love seeing the photos of handsome Danny. What a joy it has to be to have him in your life. Just a pleasure to see him grow right before our eyes. Enjoy him, Chips. And thank you for sharing Danny with us here. A joy.HZ

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