Thursday, December 17, 2009

Look what we have been busy doing........

 You all may think that I just sit around looking cute all day but alas I am a very busy dog.  Not only is there playing that must be done I must destroy at least one article of clothing a day!  It is required.  But what you may not be aware of is that I do a lot of volunteering for dog rescue groups.

One of those groups that I volunteer for is D.A.N., (Doberman Assistance Network).  This group is not a rescue per-say but they assist rescue groups.  If you want to learn more about D.A.N. and the good work they do click HERE.

You may asking why am I telling all of you this, well my two-legger and I have been working very hard to design a new and updated graphic image in hopes of raising money for this organization.  Here is what the board approved:

Now if you are interested in buying a t-shirt, mug, tote bag etc you can go to their CafePress store and purchase one.  All proceeds go to saving Dobermans in need. 

Here are a few examples of items available:



Thank you very much for reading this.  Also, please pass the word around to anyone that you may think would be interested as there are too many needy dogs out there these days and they all could use a little help.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Not so wordless Wednesday.....

Hello Friends for all of you whom are eagerly awaiting the news of our trip this last weekend.  Well I had some issues, see someone thew a bag of rotten food over the fence in to my yard and I ate some of it.  This caused me to get very, very sick so my twp-legger made me stay home all weekend until my stomach was 100%.  Lets hope that we hace make the trip this weekend, unless I get into something else in the meantime....

Let me leave you with this super image that Nigel Buggers made for me!

Friday, December 4, 2009

YIPPEE it's Friday!!! Here is what the weekend has in store for us!

Hey there folks I have been counting down to this day all week!  I am soo ready for the weekend.  Not really that we have any 'special' plans but I am eager to spend time with my two-legger walking around Golden Gate Park.  If you are not familiar with Golden gate park let me educate you.  This park is not your ordinary park.  It is HUGE! Measuring more than 1,000 acres, the Golden Gate Park has stood as a symbol of natural beauty, easily earning the title as one of the most visited city parks in all of America.  Basically we are staying at a friends house right off of 25th Avenue.  Not even a block away from the park!  We have been heading west these past couple of weekends that we have been visiting there.  Eventually we are going to walk all the way to the beach!

Last weekend we went to visit the Buffalo.  Yes I said Buffalo in San Francisco!  There is a Buffalo reserve in the park. 

In the past, an assortment of animals, including bears, goats, and elk, roamed about a free-range environment. Small herds of bison also called Golden Gate Park their home. In 1890, a distinct bison cow and one bison bull were transported from the rolling Great Plains to the urban paradise of the Golden Gate Park. Hailing from parts of Wyoming and Kansas, the cow was named Sarah Bernhardt, while the bull was called Ben Harrison. The Park Commission beamed with pride as such possessions roamed about their land.

At first, the bison were positioned east of where the new Academy of Sciences will stand. As time passed, some bison were transported to where they can be found today during 1899. Over the years, more and more bison residents began to find their way to the Golden Gate Park Buffalo Paddock, including three from the Yellowstone National Park in 1905. Before you knew it, the herd showcased 30 bison in 1918. Through a successful captive breeding program, more than 100 calves were produced from the group residing at Golden Gate Park. In 1998, this allowed the total number of bison in North America to surpass the 200,000 mark.

I am so very happy to announce that there have been sightings of the Red Fox in Golden Gate Park!  They had disappeared for years but recently there have been sightings!  This is great news as not only are they beautiful to look at but they help keep the gopher and rat population down! Now Chester I am certain that the San Francisco Park & Rec would LOVE to have you come on over and help reduce the population of gophers that has grown out of control recently but for now we will be happy to see these beautiful animals doing that job.  Luckily we no longer poisoning the gophers which in turn poisoned the Red and Grey Foxes whom hunted them.  DUH!  So we will be on the look out for these wonderful animals during our walks.  The sighting was made on the western end of the park. They probably are able to travel back and forth to the Presidio and Land's End fairly easily I am assuming.

Here is a report from Joyce W., who saw a Fantastic Mr. (or Mrs. Fox) on November 19th:
“It was about 4:00 pm and the fox was within 15 feet of JFK BLVD at the far West end.  It was intently watching a gopher hole on a wide open patch of mowed lawn.  Two cars stopped and watched in silence which didn’t seem to bother the fox.   It wasn’t until a jogger came by that the creature dashed into the woods.  I am 90% sure it was a Red Fox and not our local Grey Fox.  Very striking color combination with the red, black and white.  How did these creatures end up in the park? Amazing.  I regret that my cell phone was tucked away.  I was mesmerized by the vision before my eyes and didn’t want to divert my gaze for a second.  I watched it be absolutely still for at least three minutes.”

So there you have it. Coyotes are a similar size, but they run with their tails down and they’re not red in color. So let’s call this a reliable report of a red fox in the west end of GGP at the tail end of 2009. Elusive, aren’t they? (Not at all like San Francisco's raccoons and parrots.)

Here are photos of some east end foxes, from back in the day:

Foxes certainly don’t mind living in and around cities. Near Lincoln Boulevard in the Inner Sunset. Until we get some new photos, these old ones will have to do.

I wish you and yours a joyous and loving weekend!  See you all next week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What is Buddy thankful for this year...

Today we begin to prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving and I am left with the thought of "What am I, Buddy Wilson thankful for". Yeah I am thankful for the usual things, a warm bed, the never-ending bowl of food, yummy treats, walks, toys, etc. But I think this holiday I am thankful for so much more.

Last year this time my two-legger and I had just moved from the house in Hayward were we shared our life with two-legger named John and a Doberman named Monkey Love. I had only been with them for about six month at that point and was very smitten with that female Money Love. But the relationship between the two-leggers had gone sour, which I hear happens from time to time.

So this brings me to one of the things that I am thankful for, my two-legger still arranges play dates between Monkey Love and I! That two-legger is pretty cool that way she knows that Monkey Love is one of the few dogs we know that is a great grappler/play fighter.

Recently I was introduced to FaceBook and have met some absolutely amazing dogs and two-leggers there. Both my two-legger and I were humbled by their compassion, exhilarated by their humor and inspired by their ingenuity. Soon after meeting Nigel Buggers and Chester Hoover I began and reading their blogs that inspired me to begin writing a blog about my experiences.

And this bring me to the next thing I am thankful for, my friends! You all are what keeps a smile on my face each and every day, you pick me up when I feel beaten down so I can continue fighting the injustices in this world. You inspire me to be better than I ever thought I could be. Thank you and I hope to return the favor someday.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Meet Mia, she needs for a human to show her this life isn't a horror movie......

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Name: Mia
Rescue ID: 106
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed
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Pattern: Bicolor
Sex: Female
Current Size: 40 Pounds
General Potential Size: Medium
Current Age: 3 Years (best estimate)
Activity Level: Highly Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
Good with People: Cautious
Good for Inexperienced Caregivers: No
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
Special Needs: Needs a patient loving home with another dog.
Mia is a 3 yr old spayed female 40 lb Border Collie Mix. Mia is gentle, sensitive, intelligent and timid. Mia needs a home familiar with Border Collies energy, and their need for mental stimulation and exercise. Mia would prefer to live with another confident dog that can help her adjust and feel comfortable in a new home. With this in place for her she is a wonderful and sweet loving companion. She LOVES all dogs, and LOVES to play. She would be a great dog to take to the dog park, as she enjoys it very much with her foster family and their dog. Mia is house trained, knows basic commands and is working on her house manners. Due to Mia's timid nature a home with kids 10 and up would be best for her. Mia will flourish in a home with someone that is patient, and in search of a second dog that will be a friendly active companion!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank goodness it's MONDAY!

Yep that's right I am HAPPY it's Monday.  Why you may ask would anyone be happy to see the dreaded Monday come around?  Well if you have a crazy two-legger like I do, who had you traipsing all over the place all weekend you would be happy for a day filled napping like I am!

Let start off with our Friday night.  It actually began like our Fridays normally do with my two-legger coming home with a bag from In&Out Burgers.  My two-legger says they are the only ones that will fry up a patty without any salt and pepper for me!  It all tastes wonderful to me!!!  But before I get to dig in it is our nightly walk around the blog so I can continue to re-mark my territory.  Let me tell you when I find the dude that keeps covering me up I will give him a tongue lashing!  I haven't smelled his butt around here so far.  I will let you know if I locate him!  Well as we made the rounds we noticed the fine female yellow lab one street over was out in the street!  Mind you she looks just like a young sexy Sola!  A total knock out!  She is never outside her yard when we are walking which is a good and bad thing but I degrees as this is another topic altogether.  So we tried to put her back in the yard and found the fence was busted!  It looked like someone female driver backed into it busted it up and just left!  Ok, I know I am going to get a lashing for that 'female' comment, so I will take it back until we find out the truth but we all know it must have been.  So we decided to leave them a note and tell them we have their puppy safe and to call when they returned and we will bring her back.  So we took her home.  We played tug-a-war in the back yard and then it occurred to us, because she would not step foot into the house, that this pretty thing had never been inside a home her entire life!  My mommy was so sad to think that this precious baby had to stay outside each and every day and night!  We coaxed her inside with the temptation of hamburger patties.  It worked!  I happily shared my hamburger patties with the poor girl, as I know I am one spoiled dog!  We played more and then snuggled in the bed until the wee hours of the morning when the phone rang.  And like that she was gone.  I am not certain what words were said by my two-legger but I know here and she is not one to keep her mouth shut about dogs left in a yard with no interaction and/or chained up.  She reassured me that this doggie is loved and has a good home.

Bright and early on Saturday we were up and on our way to the laundry matte well before 8AM.  We go to Alameda because it is clean and right next to a nice park called Jackson Park.  In between loads we go to the park and practice my obedience/healing.  I HATE to heal!  I want to sniff and pee on everything!  Why wont this crazy lady get it through her head that no matter how tasty the treat is or how cool the toy is I am not going to heal! She is a little slow to catch on let me tell you! 

After the laundry was loaded into the Jeep I was ready to head home when my sweet two-legger surprised me with a trip to my favorite dog park the Alameda dog park!  This is my favorite dog park!  It is 5 acres of fenced in beach sand, plenty of room for us big dogs to run and play!

All my favorite playmates were out and about that day.  I had ubers of fun and played for hours!  I got slobbered on by everyone! It was so much fun.  Later I was so tuckered out that I just collapsed under a tree and would move!  So that is when my two-legger said the magic words "Ready to go home?" and I was!  So I jumped up and made my way to the gate, hopped into the Jeep and curled up into the front seat and let the wind hit my body as we drove home.  What a day, I sleeped all afternoon well into the night!  I didn't even wake up to eat my dinner.  Don't be surprised I often don't eat.  That is why my two-legger feeds me so many healthy treats.

Sunday I woke up and figured it would be a quiet day at home since the activities of yesterday but my two-legger surprised me with a two mile hike up at Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve!  This place is very close to home and will allow dogs off-leash.  I am not allowed off leash yet as I want to go home with all the other doggies I meet!  I got to play with a cute Rottie that loved to chase me around!  Then I meet a senior pit named Ralph.  We instantly hit it off and began sparing and jumping around but they were going in the opposite direction so had to cut it short.  

After the two of us made our way back to the Jeep, I just figured we would head home but instead she hit the freeway!  We went to the Diamond area of Oakland to a store called Paws & Claws.  It smelled great in there the treats are very yummy!  She grabbed a bag of LambLungs (my favorite) and two funny looking bottles.  I figured it must be time to go but we were not there for the treats oh no we were there for the WASH TUBS! NOOOOOOOOO!  The disappointment, the anguish, the betrayal!  How could she!!  That is what those two bottles were, Shampoo and Conditioner!  I wish I could read I would have ran so fast out of that store!  My two-legger was so happy with herself as she had me walk up the stairs to the tank!  She even had the store clerk help push me into the tub.  She is lucky I didn't bit her, as it did cross my mind though briefly.  Let me take you back briefly to when I first cam home from rescue with this lady.  I had something called a 'staph infection' as well as some strange skin type mange issues that made me lose all my hair.  The vet prescribed me some pills, and shampoo.  I had to take a bath every other day for eight months!!  Now that my hair is back and I am all healthy I have been enjoying life as a dirty dog, not the Nigel kind of dirty but more in lines of the Sola in the mud pit kind of dirty!  Now for those who do not follow the "Lie With Dogs" blog SHAME ON YOU!  Follow the links attached to the names and brush up on what I am talking about.

Now my gifted dirty life was in for a tragic turn!  I was ankle deep in being mistreated and abused my two-legger who was singing and kissing me all the while!  From the way she was dancing about you would think she just won a year supply of Ben and Jerrys!  But no her exuberance was due to the fact that the tub for big dogs in this place can be accessed from both sides by her so no reaching over and getting sprayed in the face when she washes my opposite side.  Now personally I enjoyed seeing her walk out of the bath house just as wet as I was but alas I can no longer look forward to that!  While dancing around she was also singing to me and kissing my nose, UGH!  I was miserable!  After a good conditioning and rinse she let me get out.  And you know what, I forgot just how good it feels to be all clean.  Feeling so fresh and so clean I began dancing around the wash area with her!All my itches that I forgot I had were all gone!  My fur was so soft all the ladies there wanted to pet me!

Enjoy your Monday I will be snuggling up in my blanket dreaming about ways I can get dirty again.

Until next time friends!

Friday, October 30, 2009


I am going way out there this Halloween! I am going to go as a vicious mean Resident Evil Doberman!

Ok, I am just joking! Hope you all have a very safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Weekend Wonders

I had a doozie of a weekend folks. This crazy two-legger of mine decided she was going to push me to the limits last weekend. First we went to the Muttville: Senior Dog Rescue fundraiser. I got to meet all kinds of really cool dogs and two-leggers alike! I was the only Doberman there which is ok with me as all dogs are wonderful! Now Pier 40 has been completely renovated and is a really cool place to visit. I will recommend the eatery called The Java House they have the BEST greasy hamburgers around!

My two-legger was nervous at first but I was the perfect gentleman and totally behaved myself. There was only one dog there that was bigger than me a handsome black Great Dane! I so wanted to play tag with him but both of us were tethered to our parents! I had a great time sniffing butts and shaking hands.

I was getting a little tired as we were well into my normal nap time but this two-legger of mine was not done yet. We then got intot he Jeep and drove about 8 city blocks and parked. We then walked to a place called Fisherman Warf.

Now Sunday was a beautiful sunny and warm day which is rare for San Francisco. This brings out all the tourists and all the crazy locals. The sidewalks were packed and we were dodging people left and right. I stuck close to my two-legger as she was obviously used to this madness. We got stopped often with people telling us about the Doberman that they used to have and how much they loved and missed them. My two-legger assest them and if approved would pull out a pre-made card about the rescue that she got me from. We hope to find a home for the many homeless Dobermans out there. Then there were the guys who would not approach us but say "Nice Looking dog" every so often. *BLUSH*

We finally made it to this store that my two-legger was salivating about called "The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory". Come to find out they make the best caramel apples in the world! Now these are not your ordinary caramel apples mind you! But rather a chaotic mess of decadent delights! After she got her goodie bag from them we went to a grassy and shady area near Pier 39 and watched the crazy people walk by for awhile.

The day was a real eye opener for both of us! For me it was the abundance of humans in one location! Also, I was startled at just how many people have no idea that not all dogs, such as Dobermans, are aggressive man killers. We got a few of those looks from people like "How dare you bring that dog here!", "Don't you know that kind of dog is vicious!". But my two-legger just smiled at them and kept on walking head held high and I did my little prancing horse move just to show them how good of a dog I am! We are determined to challange the ignorance in society about dogs and supposed 'aggressive' breeds! And after this weekend my two-legger knows that I am up for the challenge!

I am thinking about setting up a fundraiser for my two-legger to get her a digital camera! I need my paparazzi photos! I copied these from the internet, I hope there are no copy write infringents with this!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A little about Buddy

Hello all I just got this little Q&A off one of my best friends, Chester Hoovers, Blog "For the Love of Chester". He is one crazy Lab let me tell you! If you get a chance check out his very funny blog. --->

I am supposed to keep my answers to just one word. I will try but you all know how wordy I can get!
  1. Where is your cell phone? I was told by my two-legger that they don't let dogs have them. She did it to me again!
  2. Your hair? Red and Rust
  3. Your mother? Cheri
  4. Your father? Don't have one. My two-legger is picky.
  5. Your favorite food? Hamburgers
  6. Your dream last night? My nemesis, the rooster down the street.
  7. Your favorite drink? Water
  8. Your dream/goal? Head of Security
  9. What room are you in? There is only one room in this place.
  10. Your hobby? Critter Chasing
  11. Your fear? NO FEAR
  12. Where do you want to be in six years? Master of my domain
  13. Where were you last night? Bed
  14. Something you aren't? Anxious
  15. Muffins? Pretty please
  16. Wish list item? No animal abuse
  17. Where did you grow up? California
  18. Last thing you did? Play with my goose stuffy
  19. What are you wearing? Full fur jumpsuit
  20. Your TV? Ok as long as there are dog on it.
  21. Your pets? Duh!
  22. Friends? Wonderful!!!!
  23. Your life? One big party!
  24. Your mood? Joyous
  25. Missing someone? Monkey Love
  26. Vehicle? Jeep
  27. Something you're not wearing? Glasses
  28. Your favorite store? Pet Food Express
  29. Your favorite color? Black
  30. When was the last time you laughed? When I saw Mom getting dressed this morning! HaaHaa HooHoo
  31. Last time you cried? Nailclipping
  32. Your best friend? My Mom
  33. One place that I go to over and over? Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve
  34. One person who emails me regularly? Angela Jordon
  35. Favorite place to eat? Home
Hope you enjoyed the little update. I hope to be on here regularly for all my fans. If I have any....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


So we had a long three day weekend and mommy was sick in bed the entire time. She swears it is not the swine flu but I think she is lying so she can keep on eating bacon. Bacon that she will only piece out to me in extremely small doses all the while she piles the piece high on her sandwiches! It is not fair! I work really hard trying to keep our home safe and the critters away from the deck. I am not just another pretty face I work hard for the bacon lady!

I digress, as mommy was in bed for most of the weekend I had a lot of time to myself. We have some neighbors that enjoy tormenting me way too much and I am getting pretty upset. Mommy calls them Chickens. Chickens, they look like a stuffed toy that I can really sink my teeth into. On top of being soft and mushy they smell like the sweetest treat mommy has ever given me, excluding sardines (Note to self, must add sardines to mommy's grocery list!). They are great fun to play with except that they will not play fair like mommy does and let me catch them every once in a while. To this date I have yet to sink my teeth in to one of them and I am getting frustrated. Their taunting is getting so bad that I am becoming a bit depressed. What am I going to tell the neighborhood girls when I fail to produce the savory treat I had promised them? I will never get laid at this rate!

They have begun to torment and taunt me. They sit on the fence and chuckle at me daring me to catch them. I have tried the 'stocking' move the cats taught me but just as I just to pounce they scatter in every direction and I am left sniffing the feathers they leave behind.

This weekend I partnered up with the cats. Wylie was the only taker out of the three cats at home. He is a great partner in crime! So Wylie had this great idea, he would be the distraction and I would be the loaded weapon. So he made his way close to the chickens as they ate the seeds I had dumped on the ground. The chicken lookout was watching Wylie very closely and on the count of three I sprang out from the side of the garage. I had never ran so fast! I manage to leap over the fence and grad one of them by the tail. That is when everything went wrong. I got attacked by twenty of them, peaking and scratching me I stood not chance and had to cry for reinforcements. All I could hear was loud laughter from the other side of the fence from Wylie. Some partner in crime he turned out to be.

I my recent failed attempts to catch one of these creatures this weekend I have endured several nicks and scratches. Now what the hell kind of ass would make a toy that fights back! I can understand the fun in the chase but DAMN those beaks can do some damage and don't get me started on the nails! Needless to say mommy was not too happy to get a call from the neighbors telling them I was in their back yard eating their tomatoes. When mommy picked me up and noticed the bleeding wounds from my attempts at chicken hunting all she could say was "I hope you are happy with yourself." and she band me from being allowed in the back yard by myself any more. Lucile must be present with me in the back yard, as she is the only stable puppy around.

Well back to the planning stage I must reevaluate the situation and come up with a new game plan. Until next time have a wonderful day and stay away from the chickens!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fund Raising for ARF

On this comming Saturday May 2nd we are going to walk for Dog and Cat of ARF
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
Description: ARF saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each others lives.

If you want to help by donation you can at the above link.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Hello everyone,
My name is Buddy and I am a rescued Doberman from Northern California. I will turn two year old this June 21st. I love my two-legger we have great adventures together. Stay tuned for our adventures!


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