Confusing Signs


Uh, Dad.  Rusty here.  I know I kind of march to my own drummer and everything, but I really do try to follow all of the rules and instructions.  Just in my own unique way.  So I am really confused by this sign.  I know we are only supposed to chew what you tell us to, but wouldn’t this taste really nasty and make a big mess?


Not chew ink, Rusty, chewink.  A chewink is a bird, like a finch.


Got it.  That would be good to chew.   Mmmmmmmmm.

MAINTENANCE ALERT – This is striking fear in The Herd, but our hu-dad has decided to tinker with our website over the next couple of days.  He has some ideas about how to make the website better, which usually results in significant downtime, connectivity issues, and all sorts of other problems.  Apparently, “better” translates into “readers get mad because they can’t access the website.”  English is very confusing to us and we prefer Siberian where “woo” means “woo”.

And, to make matters worse, he has this thing called a “job” which interferes with our website (and, frankly, the attention he is supposed to be devoting to our furriness).  So sometimes he spots a problem, but can’t get right to fixing it.

So, hang in there, dear reader, and see if things are “improved” once he gets done.


  1. Steve & Kat on August 23, 2009 at 12:05 am

    We’ve seen some photos of Siberians who have chewed ink and the results weren’t pretty. You have very pretty white paws and legs, so maybe you should listen to your hu-dad.


  2. Denns the Vizsla on August 21, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Upgrades: Keeping the IT Department in business since 1969!

  3. gus, louie and callie on August 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    You all need to keep a close eye on Dad and make sure he gets it done right and quickly. We will miss you if you are off the air..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  4. Huffle Mawson on August 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    My mum is thinking of tinkering with my site too. I will make her wait til yours is done, to see how it goes.

    Huffle Mawson

  5. Ozzie on August 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I am in fear for woo all.

    Good luck on the up(down)grades.


  6. the Army of Four on August 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    And yeah…. I would think chewing ink would get mighty messy.
    PS: Mom says today’s pix make her think even more that Rusty and Zimmie were separated at birth. Woo.

  7. Fiona (as typed by Dr. Liz) on August 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I think ink sounds rather tasty…. Although it might make my tongue turn funny colors. But Mom would get made if I started chewing on birdies…. Maybe I should just stick to my stuffies…

    *kissey face*

  8. Mochi on August 20, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I love your eyes, Rusty! 🙂

    Good luck to your dad on updating the website! My mom has been neglecting my blog lately.


  9. Hero on August 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Woo Rusty! Glad I got here before woor dad did any tinkering with the site.

    I also think a chewink would be a good chew! Now only if I could find one and convince my humans to think so too…

  10. Stella on August 20, 2009 at 11:13 am



  11. The OP Pack on August 20, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Ahhhhhh, what a gorgeous pic of Rusty – look at those eyes. We would be confused by that sign too, buddy. Tell Dad not to do any tinkering, all is fine with us just the way it is.

  12. princess eva on August 20, 2009 at 10:06 am

    When Brice saw the word “chewink”, he thought it meant that CHEoah was WINKing at him. But then he does have a rather inflated ego.

    Good luck with the website issue, Momma has been thinking about changing our blog ….again. Every time she does, she loses stuff.

    Princess Eva

  13. Khyra on August 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Good lukhk!

    As fur the chewink….I think The Herd khould khwalify for Chew Inkh…

    If we heard words khoming from the North Kharolina Mountains, we’ll KNOW who it is!


  14. KB on August 20, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Rusty – please don’t chew the bird! Your dad didn’t mean that you should do that!

    And, the audacity of it – having a job distract your dad from his herd. I feel for you 🙂

  15. Woodrow, Sweetie & Sherman on August 20, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Good luck with the website – we look forward to seeing the new one – its every exciting

    we agree rusty a birdie would be good to chew – but mommy keeps telling sweetie that it is not acceptable from a lady!!

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

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