Monday, October 5, 2009

It's Monday, time fur Ask Cloud


Hi pups, kitties, humans, and any other critters out there! I hope you had a great week. It's time once again fur Ask Cloud. So many good questions!

First off, is a question from my second favorite grouchy kitty. You will find out who is my first favorite in a moment.

Ali Z. wants to know, How many squirrels have I actually caught in the last two weeks?

Well now Miss Ali, I'll tell you - I've caught EXACTLY the same amount of squirrels in the last two weeks that I've caught in the last 8 years - NONE!!! I think this fact truly shows my strength of character and exceptional level of dedication. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP!!! I will continue to bark and chase, to keep my family and the rest of the world safe from these evil creatures. If you really cared about others Miss Ali, I would suggest that you do your part in this war. Are you a citizen of the world Miss Ali? We're all in dis together!

My buddy Max wants to know, Who is my favorite fur friend (not in cyberspace)?

Well Maxdog, it used to be my brother Benny. He went to the Bridge early this year at the age of 14. It made us all so sad. He thought I was a pest, but I'm sure it was all an act. I mean, what dog WOULDN'T love me taking their toys, bossing them around, and humping them every morning??? I miss him so...!

These days, my favorite fur friend is our cat H.R.H. Boomer, The Queen of the Universe. She is 16 years old, and she holds the Heavyweight title in Supreme Grouchiness. Dis is why I have no fear of Miss Ali Z. Since Benny has become an angel, me and Boomer are for real, kinda sorta furiends! We share mom's lap, and sometimes she even lies on top of me as long as I'm under a blanket, BOL! Sometimes she will sniff my eyes and be nice, other times she will walk right up to me and smack me across the face! I never know what to expect from her. I love her so...!

The Munchkins want to know, How did I ever get to be so stinkin' cute????

Well you two, I come by it honestly. As you can see, I was born dis way. And over the years the cuteness has only increased, to the extent that I have the power to turn my mom into a babbling idiot at any given moment. I try to use my powers only fur good. It's part of the Wonderdog Code.

All your nice comments last week about my moms work made her blush. Thank you! :-)
Twix asks how much does she charge to do a painting of a dog.

Well Twix, it depends on how big the painting is (the bigger the painting, the longer it takes), and things like if there is more than one dog, and if there is a lot of detail in the background. To give you an idea, an 8 x 10" head pose of one dog with a simple background is 180.00 US dollars. Quality work can take a lot of time, and when it's all said and done, artists make a lot less per hour then most people think. But mom loves to paint dogs and make people happy. She would be happy to answer any questions you would have. You can email her any time.

Thank you all fur your questions. If anyone has a questions fur me, I will answer in next weeks Ask Cloud.

Have a pawsome day, and remember: do your part - bark at a squirrel!

Luv,
Cloud

16 comments:

MAX said...

Hey there Cloudy boy!

We really enjoyed your post today and yes, those are truly beautiful pictures of Boomer! Wow, she is a stunner!!! I would think twice about chasing her. Is she as fast as a squirrel? hehe!

Now listen...those prices of your mom's pictures...are they in Zimbabwean dollars...if so, that's a REAL bargain!! again...hehehe! We think she paints absolutely beautifully, but sadly, I don't think Mom could afford her!...sigh!

The REAL question for next week:
DO YOU SNORE?
Licks and love,
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Tank said...

I'd like to commend you on your obvious dedication to the war on squirrels... we need more dogs with your can-do, never give up attitude. I salute you Cloud!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Cloud, not only are you handsome and intelligent and athletic - you give some PURRsonal thought to alla' you's answers to da questions, too!

BTW, give you's furry big sisfur a kiss from our momma. She ♥s those seniors lots and lots.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Another great post from WOO!

I've been out on patrol in my yard to keep them away!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says BabyBlue was just TOOOOOOO much!

Stella said...

First of all, Cloud, I am an indoor cat, living in my THIRD home. My first home declawed me so I couldn't mar any household things. This also means I have no defense outdoors so I don't go outdoors. If you want me to sit in the window and hiss at squirrels I suppose I could do that, however, I have many other things I'd rather be doing.

So if you want to continue this hopeless task, go right ahead. In 8 years not only have you not caught a squirrel, but you probably haven't even scared a squirrel. Why don't you wait until Halloween, dress as a little kid, and sit outside with your bag of candy. Maybe one will get careless and approach you. And even if one does, you won't catch him!

Uhhh, Good luck in your pitiful Quest, Cloud. Thats all from me,

Ali Zophia

JackDaddy said...

Something good to look forward to on Mondays!! :)
Thank you Cloud (and Mom)!

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Dear Miss Ali,
I am truly sorry you were declawed. I would say that perhaps this is why you are so grouchy, but Boomer has her claws and yet is still the Queen of Mean.

There is plenty you can do in the War Effort. I'm sure that just one look from you would make any squirrel drop dead right out of a tree.

Oh, and I scare squirrels, baby! I scare 'em good!!! Whose side are you on, anyway? Just wait til a squirrel tries to tamper wiff your moms car. You'll thank me someday, Miss Ali. I can wait...

BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

Tank said...

Cloud - you can probably just copy & paste the OWS thingy... if that doesn't work, go to

http://thetnbullterrors.blogspot.com/

They still have the code on their sidebar (for the squirrel.)

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hey Tank, thanks buddy, it worked great!
And thank you for all you do in the War Against Squirrels!

Luv,
Cloud

The OP Pack said...

Hi Cloud, sorry to tell you but we don't think TD got a squirrel, very rarely see them in our yard. The Momster is pretty sure it was a baby bunny rabbit:(

We were wondering how you got your name, we love it.

Woos, the OP Pack

Brownie said...

Cloud, what a great post! We're sorry you didn't catch any evil squirrels... I haven't either... ever.

My momster was wondering about your mommy's wonderful paintings... Good to know!

Dory and the Mama said...

Hi Cloud!! Here is a question for next week.

I wanted to know if you have a specific Squirrel chasing technique"?? I know all us experts have a favorite!

Thank you Smileys!
Dory

Hoover said...

Hey Cloud,

I never knew you were full of such wisdom.

I have a question for you.

When I wake up in the morning I need 2 things, a tummy rub (for as long as I say) and IMMEDIATELY after the tummy rub I need to go outside. Now the humans oblige the tummy rub but then they dwadle about before open the door to the outside! Why don't they rush out of bed and open the door?

Thanks Cloud!

Hoover BPD

Bijou said...

Hi Cloud,

I loved reading your answers to all the great questions. You are so smart!

I am wondering if your mom would mind if we enter a picture she took of me at the dog park in Dory's Smiley contest. 'kay?

Keep up the good fight! Those squirrels are up to no good!!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Absolutely you can use the picture Bijou, I can't wait to see it!!! :-)

Luv,
Cloud

tlksimpson said...

Cloud...your puppy pics made me almost fall down they are so cute!! Is your intelligence nature or nurture....I'm thinkin' a little of both!