Woof Woof Around the World

Albania: ham ham
Arabic countries: haw haw, hab hab
Armenia: hav hav
Bangladesh: gheu gheu, bheu bheu, bhou bhou
Bulgaria: bow bow, djaff djaff
Catalan: bup bup
China: wāng wāng, wōu-wōu
Croatia: vau vauCzech Republic: haf haf
Denmark: vuf vuf, vov vov, bjæf bjæf
Estonia:auh auh
Finland: hau hau, vuh vuh
France: ouah ouah, ouaf ouaf, wouf wouf
Germany: wau wau, waff waff, wuff wuff
Greece: ghav ghav, woof

Hungary: vau vau
Iceland: voff voff
India: bho bho, bau bau, bhuu bhuu
Indonesia: kung-kung, guk guk
Iran: vāq vāq, hāf-hāf
Israel: hav hav, haw haw
Italy: bau bau
Japan: wan wan
Korea: meong meong
Latvia: vau vau
Lithuania: au au
Macedonia: av av, dzhav dzhav
Mexico: guau guau
Netherlands: waf waf, woef woef
Norway: voff voff, vov vov

Philippines: aw aw
Poland: hau hau
Portugal: au au, ão ão, béu béu
Romania: ham ham
Russia: gav gav, tyaf tyaf
Serbia: av av
Slovenia: hov hov
South Africa: woef
Sri Lanka: buh buh, vovw-vovw, loll-loll, vazh vazh
Sweden: vov vov, voff voff
Thailand: hong hong, bok bok
Turkey: hav hav
United States: woof, yap, bark, yelp, arf, bow wow, ruff ruff
Vietnam: gâu gâu, sủa sủa

Dedicated to all that have lost a best friend

The Power of the Dog

Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passsion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart to a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find--it's your own affair--
But ... you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-term loan is as bad as a long--
So why in--Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

Doggy Quotes

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.

Pee on it and walk away.

 'Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened'


The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

If your dog is fat, you arenít getting enough exercise .

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can.
Thatís almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get
used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you;
that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

If you think dogs canít count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

I pulled into the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center and rolled down the car windows to make sure my Labrador Retriever Pup had fresh air.

She was stretched full-out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there.


I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, "Now you stay. Do you hear me?"

"Stay! Stay!"

The driver of a nearby car, a pretty blonde young lady, gave me a strange look and said, "Why don't you just put it in Park?"

When I Die

If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go
where they went.
Will Rogers, 1897-1935

Ode to The Bassets

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

1. Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulder
like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

2. Do your ears hang high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they're dry?
Can you semaphore your neighbour
with a minimum of labour?
Do your ears hang high?

3. Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them for a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

4. Do your ears hang out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flip them up and down
as you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
when you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears hang out?

“Their heads are hung with ears that sweep away the morning dew, Crook-knee'd, and dew-lapped like Thessalian bulls; slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells.” 
 William Shakespeare wrote of the Basset Hound in Midsummer Night's Dream.

A Dog Takes A Piece Of Your Heart

“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them.

And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.

If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog,

and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

- Anonymous

How to Photograph a Puppy


1.  Remove film from box and load camera.

2.  Remove film box from puppy's month and throw in trash.

3.  Remove puppy from trash and brush coffee grounds from muzzle.

4.  Choose a suitable background for photo.

5.  Mount camera on tripod, check flash and focus.

6.  Find puppy and take dirty sock from mouth.

7.  Place puppy in pre-focused spot and return to camera.

8.  Forget about spot and crawl after puppy on knees.

9.  Focus with one hand while fending off puppy with other hand.

10. Get tissue and clean nose print from lens.

11. Put cat outside and put peroxide on the scratch on puppy's nose.

12. Put magazines back on coffee table.

13. Try to get puppy's attention by squeaking toy over your head.

14. Replace your glasses and check camera for damage.

15. Jump up in time to grab puppy by scruff of neck and say- "No, no outside!"

16. Call spouse to help clean up the mess.

17. Fix a drink.

18. Sit back in chair, put your feet up, sip your drink and resolve to teach puppy "sit" and "stay" the first thing in the morning.

When Good Dogs Go and Crossbreed

 Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet

Kerry Blue Terrier + Skye Terrier = Blue Skye, a dog for visionaries

Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed

Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog

Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer Spaniel = Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle

Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists

Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors

Terrier + Bulldog = Terribull, a dog prone to awful mistakes

Bloodhound + Labrador = Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly

Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by....oh, well, it doesn't matter anyway

Collie + Malamute = Commute, a dog that travels to work

Deerhound + Terrier = Derriere, a dog that's true to the end

Cocker Spaniel + Rottweiller = Cockrot, the perfect puppy for that philandering ex-husband

Bull Terrier + Shitzu = Bullshitz, a gregarious but unreliable breed


"A dog wags its tail with its heart"

- Martin Buxbaum

Ten Peeves that Dogs Have About Humans

Blaming your farts on me.....
not funny... not funny at all !!!

Yelling at me for barking.


Taking me for a walk, then
not letting me check stuff out..
Exactly whose walk is this anyway?


Any trick that involves balancing
food on my nose.. Stop it!

Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons.
Now you know why we chew your stuff
up when you're not home.
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The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw.
You fooled a dog! Whoooo Hoooooooo what
a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip',
then acting surprised when I freak
out every time we go back!

Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests.
Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.
Dog sweaters. Hello ???
Haven't you noticed the fur?

How you act disgusted when I lick myself.
Look, we both know the truth. You're just jealous.

Now lay off me on some of these things.
We both know who's boss here!
You don't see me picking up your poop do you?








"Hi.   I have a dog story that is special to me because I believe it saved my life.  I was trying to deal with depression, anxiety and social phobia.   I was at a very low point in my life, I had just gave birth to a new baby, I already had 2 other children, and I couldn't leave the house. 

 Also when my new baby was only a week old I found out that his father wasn't who he said he was (but that's another story).  Anyways, I was sitting on the couch in the little house I was renting, crying my eyes out which  had become a regular event.  I was holding my son and wondering what I was going to do, I felt so sad and alone extremely depressed, and felt useless to my children and was even considering "taking myself out of the picture"

I began to pray, I prayed for an angel to help me, to guide me, to make my life better.  I then put my son to bed and then cried myself to sleep. 

The next morning I woke with an unexplainable urge...I was anxious and excited and I could not get the thought of going to the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.) out of my mind.  I tried to quit thinking about it as another "being" in the house is just more work but I couldn't, I had to go! 

 I got a friend to watch my kids and I drove to the SPCA.  As soon as I pulled up a bunch of dogs came out into their runs, they were bouncing and whining and barking...all except one.  She was the most beautiful dog I had ever seen, she was huge but I couldn't take my eyes off her.  She too just sat staring at me sitting there in the car.  I don't remember what any of the other dogs looked like...I don't think I even took notice of them except all the noise and commotion they were making. 

 I got out of the car and couldn't help but smile at her...her ears pricked up and she cocked
her head to the side. I went into the building and asked what kind of dog she was.  I was told a 2 year old Lab/St. Bernard cross (so you can imagine the size).  She said normally they would give a big dog like that to a farm but because she chases cattle (which was the reason she was there), they wanted someone in the city to adopt she seemed more of an indoor dog.   

 Well we went into the back where the pens were and I walked straight over to this beautiful golden brown/white girl.  I couldn't get over her size!  She was huge!  I reached into the little hole of the pen and she came up and flipped my hand onto her head with her nose.  I laughed at this, she was strong, but yet so gentle.  She wasn't jumping or barking just sitting there happy to have my hand on her head. 

That's when I saw it...just above eye level was a little name tag...I had to look twice because it shocked me...but yes there it was her name and it was ANGEL!!  I knew at that moment it was meant to be.  I said I want her, I want to take her home with me now. 

And so it was done, there she was, this "gentle giant" in my little house. 
It was like a miracle...suddenly I was out of the house everyday taking Angel for walks.  I felt safe for the first time in a long time.  And, I realized I was happier. 

 I still had moments of sadness of course but it was like Angel could sense them...she always came to me and put her head on my shoulder like she was giving me a hug...on particularly sad days if I was on the couch or my bed she'd get right up on my lap and curl up...I couldn't even move from the weight of her!  But she always cheered me up.  She would constantly check on the baby or lay at his feet like she was protecting him.   I put him in a jolly jumper and Angel would lay at his feet while he jumped on her.  She would even sleep as he crawled on her, pulled at her ears ect.  she was definitely a gentle giant. 

  Then one day she got out and ran,......I couldn't find her and was very panicky when suddenly a phone call came in.  It was a very nice man who had picked her up and he said he was going to drop her off.  Well he did drop her off and the nice man and I have been together ever since. 

 This Angel saved my life...if she hadn't came into my life when she did I may not be here today to share this story.  I believe all dogs are matter how big or small or breed.  They love you unconditionally, and always seem to know when you need them most.  I still have my "big girl"   and now my family lives on an acreage where she can run free...and guess what?  She DOESN'T chase the cattle!!


Can cold water clean dishes?

This is for all the germ conscious folks that worry about using cold water to clean.

John went to visit his 90 year old grandfather in a very secluded, rural area of Saskatchewan.

However, John noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, 'Are these plates clean?' His grandfather replied, 'They're as clean as cold water can get em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal, Sonny!'

For lunch the old man made hamburgers.

Again, John was concerned about the plates, as his appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, 'Are you sure these plates are clean?' Without looking up the old man said, 'I told you before, Sonny, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you fret, I don't want to hear another word about it!'

Later that afternoon, John was on his way to a nearby town and as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass.

John yelled and said, 'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car.' Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted!

'Coldwater, go lay down now, yah hear me!'




The best part of baking a cake.

Sign your dog up for Welfare

I just signed my  dog up for welfare payments. He should be eligible!  

He's  black, lazy, can't speak English & has no idea who his father  is...   















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