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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Operation Gator

The Chi-Town Doggie Bloggie Brigade had a fabulous day!   

We went on a dog cruise together - in real life!!!! 

Let's meet our guests: 

Neeko is new to the blogging world so please stop by and say hi. We Yorkies stick together, it is a brotherhood that can't be broken!

Sugar wasn't able to join us today and we missed her very much!!


Not sure if this made the national news or not, but two baby Alligators were recently found in the Chicago River. Some dumb human probably had them as pets and later abandoned them. Josie Posie and I have been quite concerned about this situation and took it upon ourselves to search (and rescue) any stray gators. The doggie cruise was just a cover for our real mission - Operation Gator. 

Gators are scary! Whose idea was this?

Good friends, good times!

Miss M. doesn't suspect a thing.  She thinks we are here for the conversation!

Josie Posie, let's see if we see any gators? 

Pip, don't look now, but I think I see a flying gator! 

I will distract Mr. B while you net that gator! 

Boy, maybe the vet is right and I do need to lose a few pounds! I am twice the size of Neeko! 

What is it all about, Pip? What is my purpose?

Look mom, I am the king of the world! 

No gators out here, Pip.  Mission accomplished, Josie Posie!

Let me tell you a little secret - Mama really hates getting her picture taken!

Views from the boat! 

One big bloggie doggie family!


Minna Krebs said...

Wowser! What a pawsome time! (and no one got arrested by da Popo!) And what great pikturs! I especially loved the piktur of you and Neeko enjoying the sights!

Thank goodness Chicago is safe from da Alligators. Whew! What a relief!

MinnaK was also good to see da Elgin mom was able to holds her liqker on da cruise.

Tank said...

How fun that must have been! Good for all of you to make the effort to get together!!!

houndstooth said...

Oh, I am totally jealous! We have been begging Dad to go up and do that! My tail is now officially kinked with him!

We heard about the alligators here!


jen said...

How fun is that!
Looks like you had a great time:)
Glad you didn't have any encounters with those gators!

Two Pitties in the City said...

You did such a great recap. It's a good thing that Miss M didn't know about the gator mission; she is totally terrified of amphibians. She really did think she was here just for the conversation. It was so great to meet everyone. Thanks for organizing!

Wyatt said...

How fun! Pip was really smiling in all the photos. Looks like boating is his thing!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Those Elgin Pugs said...

'da Mission was a complete success!! 'da Josie feels very confident in our involvement in our covert op!! We's wrangled 'dem gators and showed up dem na sayers (Izzy.. Rosie 'da cat boss)...
good work Pip!!

My lips are sealed for our next secret secret mission....

Until next times...
Josie Posie

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh, look at all you wonderful dogs on the boat. That looked so exciting, wish we could have come.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Roo said...

Excellent! What a great boat ride! Glad you couldn't find the gators. Pip, they might mistake you for a snack. :( That would be bad.

I saw nothing but smiles all the way :)

A beautiful day for beautiful paw and people pals,

Feral Female said...

Wowzers, that looked like a great time! Although all that water would have made me and Lu-Lu kind of worried.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! So sad n jealous not I was not able to join you guys. My mom promised to take the cruise as a Barkday present but been busy n its been hot. maybe will take it this weekend. YES no more gators on the river ... that was scary. Glad to see that you guys had a great wonderful time. Hopefully will see each other at the Spooky Pooch at the Botanic Gardens. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Madi and Mom said...

Mr. appears I'm living in the wrong house with the wrong people...we never have that much fun here. Do you have room for one more kitty? Madi

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos Mr Pip! what a Magical time woo all must of had together. Next time woo are in the mood fur hunting gators let me know, I will take woo out on my boat and show woo some little (and not so little) ones.

~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Hound Girl said...

What a fun day!!! Awesome pics of the event and glad you had a great time Mr pip!!

Fred and haylie

3 doxies said...

Awwwwww dude, I was so hoping fur a new handbag. Yea, you be da super hreo fur reals...furst a kitteh and then you tries to be saving soon-to-be-belts-and-handbags...what next??????
Comes to think of it, maybe I should hangs out with you more often so your good naturedness can rub off on me. Nay, never mind.
I go meets these new blog...maybe somebuddy should warn them furst.


Neeko said...

Hey Mr. Pip :o)

It was AWESOME meeting you all! I'm still on cloud 9...
Your Daddy takes the best pictures. He even got nutty Danny G. to pose for him and that is NOT easy. Cool!!!
Your humans are very nice and your little Sis is so precious!
Thanks for an unforgettable time.
(loved the Gator mission; we had no clue)

Hope to see you again soon,
Neeko ♥

Neeko said...

Oooh... so good to learn that your little Sis is back to normal today. She never complained poor soul... what a trouper ♥

Your Papa is VERY talented, like a pro in taking pictures. Even got meee to look at the camera which my Mommy has a hard time doing.

Thanks so much for offering to share the copies with us! You are the best!!!

Neeko :0)

Remington said...

That was a great post! Thanks for sharing!

Rene said...

What a fun day with all of your doggie friends! You have lots of adorable friends.

Neeko said...

Hey Mr. Pip!

It is I again ;o)
My Mommy was wondering if she can copy the perfect picture of my cute face that your Papa took????

Neeko :o)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, that was quite the adventure you had, Mr. Pip. We have to admit we are glad you didn't find any gators - that would have been too scary.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Those Elgin Pugs said...


hey Pip...

have 'da Cops been to yous door yet????????


Peggy Frezon said...

Just wondering, what was your plan for trapping the gator if you'd seen it?
Love the king of the world picture!

road-dog-tales said...

Pip - Wow! We're so impressed! For a little guy, you sure have been insanely daring lately! First, that caper at the bachelor pawty and now - wrestling with gators??? What's up with all this? Mom is getting a little worried for your safety, so she said to tell you to be careful. We say - cowabunga dude!
The Road Dogs

mayziegal said...

I just KNEW somebuddy was gonna be king of the world! And of course it was Pip! I can't imagine any other doggie who would be as kingly as you!

That sure does look like fun. Josie spilled the beans though abouts you all rasslin' the gator. You sure are brave!

Wiggles & Wags,

sprinkles said...

How fun! I wish my boys could have come along. We don't live anywhere near Chi-town though. Oh well.

I don't like having my picture taken either. And I don't think Shiver does either. He hardly ever looks right at me when I have camera in hand, Chico will though.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Gators in the river! Glad you didn't run into them!! That sure looks like a wonderful time everyone had! Thanks for sharing!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Pumpkinpuddy said...

You do have the most amazing adventures. I'm glad all the charges were dropped and you don't have to hide any more. You'd miss all these great adventures.

Mr. Pip said...

Glad you all enjoyed our adventure! I am pretty tuckered out from all this superhero stuff. Time for a nap!

Your pal, Pip

Molly's Momma said...
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Molly's Momma said...

It looks like you accomplished your mission in more ways than one. Try not to worry about our girly she is a little fighter and I am very hopeful that she will make a full recovery. She will be most miffed to have missed such an exciting post from you and I will tell her all about it when I see her and will give her lots of snuggles from you. She has one more of her hollibobs posts scheduled to go I think then I will fill you all in on how she is doing. You get some rest after your expedition now and take care of everyone at your house.
Huge squidges for you and much love too
Mollys Momma
ps. Sorry I removed previous comment but I messed up the amount of kisses I was ordered to give

Chewy said...


Look like you had fun! Hey are you a Chicago White Sox fan? My momma wanted me to ask you what do you think about Manny Rameriz coming to the White Sox. My Momma is a red sox fan and has been following his career. She says that he is pretty much done and he will be no help to the White Sox.


Those Elgin Pugs said...


'da Josie was just on yous Molly Pops bloggy~

I am so to hear she is back in 'da hospital~

My thoughts and Pawrayers are wits her!

Josie Posie

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Pip~ 'da Josie had typo.. please excuse..

I am sorry.. to hear she is back in hospital~

We all send our regards..
'da Elgins

Neeko said...

Thanks a million Mr. Pip :o)

Actually, I can take them off of your blog.
My Mommy is putting them all in an album and we will send you the link too...
I think my Bro is in LOVE with Miss Josie; wait 'till you see the pictures :o)

Neeko :o)
P.S. My Sis says that you are verrrry Handsome :o)

MadameMoiselle said...

That is just pawsome Pip!! Im so jealous,. I wish i get to go on the cruise like everyone else..

It looked so fun !!! Good thing there was no gator in the water otherwise it will not be enough for everyone that is hunting it..

Lots of licks

Miley said...

You have been awarded on my blog, at I hope you love it!

Cuddles and licks,
Love Miley xxx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Psst... Pip... you gotta get a seat near that bootiful girl with the blue bow in her hair!!

Neeko said...

Hey Mr. Pip :o)

You are going to laugh, but I worked on it until 1am and I was going to publish it. I was trying to rearrange some pictures and the whole thing went Poof... Could not believe my whiskers... Sigh...
I will redo it my friend not to worry :o)
Neeko ♥

Those Elgin Pugs said...

psst.. Pip!!!! okays.... yous not in 'da clink agains are yous!!!

Hey.. Neeko's above 'da Josie heads... 'da Josie tried to get to 'da site today and couldn't :o

I try again soon!!

Pip.... I check back on you!!! I's off to check on your gurl!!

over and out.. twist and shout..
'cuz 'dats what it be all 'bout!! SNORTS!!!

Josie Posie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that looks like it was so much fun Pip! We wish we were doggies and could go on a boat like that! But that is ok - we like our house so we don't mind. And we kind of feel like we were there because your post was so great!

And we heard about those gators too - mom said they were cute (she is weird) but was sad that someone had abandoned them like that - we have heard they will go to a much better home now! But we are on the lookout at our house now - because we have a creek we are a little concerned that maybe there could be some here too!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

What a PAWSOME time you guys had!! Wish we lived closer! That cruise looks like so much fun!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

George the Lad said...

Wow Pip you got to see your blog pals for reel,
How cool is that,and go on a boat to.
Oh me moms the same hates to have her photo took, shes afraid the pic taker with break.
See Yea George xxx

3 doxies said...

Okays, I don't know if you was serious or not bouts your question but I answer it anyways...we use Supra shampoo, it be's real bright PINK, like da bubblegum color...hehehe!
We gets it at da VET but I think you can get it at most pet stores.


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Pip!! It's Josie Posie!! I's sending my thoughts and pawrayers to yous Molly Pops~

'da Josie just read her update... stay strong...
'da power of 'da paw really works Pip. 'dere is strength in numbers~

Josie Posie

the booker man said...

mr. pip!
that is so awesome sauce that ya'll got to meet each other and go on a doggie cruise togethers and hunt gators! what a totally cool time!!
the booker man

Lola said...

What super duper fantabulous fun! Getting to hang out with blogging friends AND going for that cruise. You all look so happy. It looks like it was like everyone getting to stick their head out the car window at once, but even better. I'd be jealous if I wasn't enjoying the photos so much.

lotsa licks, Lola

Neeko said...

Hey Mr. Pip!

I finally got the album put together. It has some videos too from Sunday. If you would like the link, I could email it to you...
Just let me know.

Neeko :o)

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