Friday, 26 September 2008


Busy a frustrating week here in Square Dog House. Being painted outside. And. A BIG AND. My Sentry Point for Barking - the tall floor to ceiling window with my pawfect view over the street - is being all dug up. And done up. Inside an out. The sentry point is Georgian. Dog-a- blogging old. Like well over 250 years. No wonder it needed repairing.

Mr. Chips the carpenter has been chiseling. Carving. Crafting. Curving wood all week. Carefully replacing the bottom of the old curvey window. The 2 leggededs keep on and on muttering how it's going to cost them an arm and a leggeded. Crikey! Think that mean no treats for me?

But worse bloggies. Much worse. I've been denied entry. To my Sentry Point for Barking. My Barking Service denied for unsuspecting passers by. Dogs who dare to stare. And sometimes nothing at all needs a bit of a bark. What's a dog to do? Discussed it with Otis kittie.

Pawlitely play bowed to ask him if he fancied a bit of Barking elsewhere with me? Whiskered he didn't.

Not even when I showed him how my big ballooning belly of unreleased barks.

Just peered in my mouth. Confirmed what I knew. My square mouth was full to the brim with Unbarked Barks.

Mr Chippy has been working under my supervision. Better not be for much longer. Normal barking sevice needs to be resumed in Square Dog Town. Plus these barks of mine need releasing. Before I burst.

When the window is finally finished and the house painted we might have one of those blue plaques. They put them up to show the famous people who lived there. They read "BLAH BLAH BLAH lived here" with the date. One saying "Eric Square Dog Barks Here" is sure to be put up any day now.

The house up the road has one. A Blue plaque. Looking a bit old like the famous person who really DID live there, tee, he,he!! For some reason it makes Mommi giggle every time we wag past.


Simba said...

That cat is no fun! Mummy laughed at the sign too, I can't think why.

Simba x

Maggie and Mitch said...

You and Eric look so cute together, Eric!
I hope we get to see a picture of all the work Mr. Chippy has been doing when it's all finished!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

250 years wow that sure is old. Our house turns 100 next year. For Australia that's ancient hee hee.


Gus said...

I l.o.v.e. love your barking station, and think it is very nice of the humans to have it spiffed up for you. When finished, it will be a fabulous frame for your square wirey self.

Our house here is almost 90 years old. The house in Azrizona was more than 50. Are the parents in retrograde mode? I don't know, but if the next one doesn't have inside plumbing, I am not sharing the back yard


umekotyan said...

Good evening Eric.
It is necessary to repair dog's house.
Of course, the history is defended.
With the study of the history on a wonderful weekend:D

from loved ume tyan

Mango said...

Having construction going on is a total bummer. How can you possibly do your job?


BenTheRotti said...

oh no.. unbarked barks.. thats not good. What happens to an unbarked bark?

The idea of the sign is awesome.. and Mum laughed when she saw the rolling stones one!!!

Ben xxxx

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Eric....

I can see all those barks just waitin' ta be released in yer big belly....yep , almost looks like yer ready ta deliver 5 pups fer sure.....hope ya get yer barkin' post back again... soon.... so all those barks can find some welcome release.

Bet that barkin' post will look super when it's done and yer new house plaque will add the finishin' touch ta a spectacular renovation......hope there's still some pounds left afterwards ta buy ya some snacks.....can't bark if yer snack deprived.....

Dewey Dewster here....

Sweepy said...

Woofy, Eric!

Just sniffing by! Woopsy, I got my big, black labrador-looking/wannabe brother Bogart. I'm sorry but I can not leave him in our house Heaven not after his hot spot blues...

Anywoof, we both think your blog is cool. Do sniff at our place and bring Otis and your friends...while the house is being repaired.

Gucci said...

I wanna sign saying "Gucci the best boxergirl in the world napped here."

Mom says the sign production people wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for my sign. HA HA MOM.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
Unbarked barks?? That does not sound good!
That plaque is funny!
Have you thought what yours would say??
Kisses and hugs

Petey said...

Eric, You're welcome to come here and visit me and take over either of my two favorite barking spots. In the morning, it's on the bed, looking out the window at the park across the street. Got to make sure those dogs getting early walks aren't rewriting MY peemails. Then after a spot of breakfast, I have to move Mica off his perch on the daybed in the living room so I can lounge AND watch the street below for bark-worthy situations.

We laughed alot at that sign! When we were down in South Carolina, we visited Mommy's friend Nan who lives in historic Beaufort. She has a sign in her house in the historic district that reads "On this spot in 1897, absolutely nothing happened." (Remember, we Yanks put a historic plaque on anything older than 100 years!)

Your pal,


Joe Stains said...

I am very sorry about being denied your bark :( I need a plaque to mark all my stains!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... this some new type of medical issue?? Do I need to come? Perhaps some type of medication to help with the abdominal a barxative...fig I know you British dogs don't dig the figs, but they will help. A half a bag of Fig Newtons will free ur um barks. You will be so busy in ur garden, you won't even remember you are barkipated. Yep...ask Archie bout the cure...

Love and kissies...Lacie

When do we get to see pix of the rest of ur house?????????

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


Watch out for those cat claws! I get those to the nose all the time. But mostly it's 'cause I nose them lots, but I only do it 'cause they like it!

I hope the home repainting is done soon and your world returns to normal!

Stay handsome and stylish my friend!

Sorry I haven't been around to check on you and all, but you know...humans, blah, blah, blah...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Pacco de Mongrel said...

what a funny sign...LoL

Toffee said...

Oh Eric - I will bark...or rather howl...with you!! Pick me, pick me!

Mom says she laughed when she saw the Keith Richards plaque...especially the comment! I think that you need your own plaque for sure.

Not too much longer until Mom and Dad find out if they got into the LOndon marathon (the magazines are being mailed next week).

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You look so cute with Otis there. :)

~ Girl girl

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We can't wait to see your barking spot when it's all finished! 250 years is a loooooong time! Our mom loves old historic houses. They just seem much more cozy than the new ones! We hope you get to release those barks soon!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Agatha and Archie said...

We are back!!!Well we didn't go anywhere PL2 did..BUT NO POOTER must do what we did when our windows were being fixed.. just bark all day long..that way you won't explode with all the barks..very cathartic....PL2 laughed a lot at the human sign but we didn't get it..humans...Love A+A

Chef said...

Eric, when all the work is done you'll need a sign that says, "Eric Barks Here." Then maybe no one will disturb it again. Hope you get lots of belly rubs because unbarked barks can be a little bloating ... I bet we'll hear your first bark right across the pond! Have a good week, my friend.


Asta said...

I'm pwetty wagging excited myself..I hope little Duffy will like it hewe at my house, cause he has to spend the days while his Mommi wowks hewe at" doggie day cawe"...The mowe squawe dogs the bettew I say!
Miss seeing awe the wenovtions going?
I think youw house must be gowgeous
smoochie kisses

Abby said...

Hi, Eric...

Just wanted to stop by with an update on AutoBiography Week...

As you know, it's gonna be Oct 20 - 27th, but you can start putting your post together now...

When you have it ready, please email it to one of us: or

Let's try to keep our posts to your 2 favorite pictures & under 500 words...

Our Mom's will get your post published on the "Littlest Memories" Blog during that week of Oct 20th thru 27th...

Thanks, & we hope you enjoy it...

Chef & Abby

Stanislaw said...

It's nice to meet you Eric! Thanks for checking out my blog. I really hope your sentry is fixed soon! That's a very important job to have and it's something that a faithful canine absolutely must do!

Jackson said...

Wow Eric, I hope your sentry point is fixed soon. I think I would EXPLODE if I had trapped barks inside me! I think our neighbours might be relieved though, hehehe! J x

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Eric,
We sure hope your barking station is finished soon. You need to resume your barking duties. We bet the house will look great when renovations are complete. Does Otis ever play with you? So far Ruby doesn't play with us, she doesn't even know how to play with her toy mousie.
Hope you have a great week.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Eric,
Thanks for dropping by.
You were so busy with your supervision job but still managed to visit friends.
I love the cool idea having one blue plaque saying "Eric Square Dog Barks Here", hehe!
Be careful, Eric, I didn't see you wear hard hat and safety boots in that construction site at all.


Woof Eric,

We agree with Chef, you need a sign that says 'Eric barks here'. That would be so pawsome. Hope you're doing well.

Desert Pups