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Thursday, January 30, 2014

More Snow!

Dear Readers,

We've had another snowstorm!

This is how Dizzie celebrated the event...

While I, being the older more sensible one, opted to stay indoors...

I hope you are managing to stay warm wherever you are!!!

Love, Lilly Faye

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dizzie!

Dizzie just celebrated his first birthday. 

That really cool ball I gave him wasn't his only surprise!

Dizzie and I would also like to give a shout out today to a really special lady. We think the world of you, and wish you every happiness, always!
Love, LF and D

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lilly Faye's Movie Review: Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and Melonie Diaz

Dear Readers,

My friend Dizzie and I recently watched a film titled, Fruitvale Station

It was really good, wasn't it, Diz?

Diz: Yep. 

We saw it from the comfort of my sofa.

Lilly Faye: It's the real-life story of a young man named Oscar Grant, who was shot in San Francisco's BART station in the wee small hours of New Year's Day 2009. 

Oscar isn't perfect, but he's trying hard to improve his life. Almost everybody can relate to that.

The film is a well-balanced look at what happened and why. It portrays the shooting as a tragedy for everyone involved, for Oscar and his family and friends of course, but also for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police, and the entire community. 

Michael B. Jordan plays Oscar. It's his first lead role in a movie, but you might have seen him in Friday Night Lights on TV. He is a very charismatic actor, and he really proves he has what it takes to be a leading man.

Octavia Spencer plays Oscar's mom. Octavia won an Academy Award for her role in The Help. Octavia is very believable. When she feels pain, the audience feels it, too.

Melonie Diaz plays Oscar's girlfriend and the mother of his little girl. Melonie had lots of little roles before this movie, but I predict there are plenty of big roles in her future.

Fruitvale Station is an Oscar-worthy effort, but sadly, it received no nominations. Maybe that's partly because Michael B. Jordan and the movie's writer-director, Ryan Coogler, are so young. Don't you agree, Diz?

Diz: That's right. When you're young, nobody wants to give you any credit. He's just a puppy, they say. 

But the young see things with fresh eyes, and shouldn't be dismissed.

Lilly Faye: Diz and I recommend you turn on the subtitles, so you don't miss any of the dialogue, especially in the beginning of the movie.

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't warn you about one scene where something tragic happens to a dog. Normally that's a real turnoff for me, but I was okay with it in this movie, because it is sensitively handled and very brief, and it's not at all gratuitous. 

Movie Rating: Two Paws Up!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Dear Readers,
We had a big snowstorm last night. It was Dizzie's first. 

This could have been a disaster! 
Fortunately, nothing stops the U.S. Mail delivery.

If the Mailman hadn't found me in time, I would have froze to death, Diz!

Hey, don't blame me. I was born to pull heavy fishing nets in open water, not pull fussy little Poodles out of snow drifts.

You've got a lot to learn, Diz!
(Parts of this post were created by THE MASTER. I'll leave it up to the reader to figure out which parts.--LF)

Monday, January 20, 2014

THE MASTER'S Rant Continues...

Dear Readers,
It's one week later, and THE MASTER is still butting in! He just can't help himself. Enjoy his latest post (for what it's worth), and be assured that Diz and I will be posting our review of the film, Fruitvale Station, very soon, so keep checking back!

Thank you,
Lilly Faye

Monday, January 13, 2014

Butting In!

Dear Readers,
THE MASTER wishes to participate on the blog, to present what he calls, "the other side of the story."

I only hope the rough and rude nature of his posts don't offend. The more gentle readers may wish to avert their eyes altogether.

Presenting the first blog post by THE MASTER, aptly titled:

Butting In

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January Mailbag, Part 2

Dear Readers,

Today I'm answering more questions from the Mailbag. 

If you have a question that I've not answered yet, you can email me privately using the "Contact Form" on the right side of your screen, or you can leave me a publicly viewable comment by clicking on the word "Comment" listed underneath every blog post.

Let's get started...

Curiosity the Cat writes:
I've noticed your tongue is sticking out in many of your photos. Why is that?
It's true, Curiosity. I pant a lot, especially when I'm hot or excited. But I'd like to point out that this was not considered provocative behavior until Miley Cyrus began copying me.

Beowulf the Beagle writes:
Are you and Dizzie dating?
Certainly not! Diz and I are just friends. Here's a picture of Diz and me taken a mere 10 months ago. Shocking, right? 

Harvey the Havanese writes:

You and Dizzie haven't reviewed any movies lately. What's up?

Thanks for noticing, Harvey. Diz and I have been binge-watching Homeland in lieu of movies.

Don't dispair, Harvey. We're almost through Season 3, so our regular movie reviews will return soon.

I see there is one more message sent from a Woofer account. 

PWD@606+ writes:

Dear Lilly Faye, 
THE MASTER says I've been spending too much time with you working on your blog, instead of doing my chores and offering companionship at home. He insists something has to change, or I won't be allowed to come over to your place anymore.
Figure out something quickly, as I would greatly miss your mommy's yummy treats.
Best, Diz

To be continued....

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January Mailbag

Welcome, Readers! 
Since I'm now in my second month of blogging, I thought it would be a good time to answer some of your mail.

Let's get started...

Axel the Bulldog writes:
You're pretty cute. What are your vital statistics?
Thank you, Axel! I'm a Toy Poodle, a long-legged blonde of uncertain age. I stand 10.5 inches at the shoulder, and weigh approximately 12 pounds. As you can see, they're all in the right places.

Dogless in Seattle writes:
Is Dizzie a Giant Chocolate Poodle? He looks so big!
Actually, Dizzie isn't a Poodle! I'll let him explain... 

Well, Dear Readers, that's it for this post. Please come back on Thursday, when I'll be answering more of your questions!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bikini Selfie

I've been trying to think of a way to attract more interest in my blog. 

I asked myself, "What would Kim and Miley do?" 

Then I dug around until I found Mommy's camera tripod in the back of her closet.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Welcome 2014!

It's only January 2, and I can already tell it is going to be a very good year. Pantone, the official arbiter of all things color, has declared Radiant Orchid the color of 2014. It's a little bit pink, a little bit purple, and a whole lot of gorgeous. And if it's not already obvious, it's also my color, a sure sign of good things to come!