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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Can't We All Just Get Along

I may not be the smartest dog in the world (I dropped out of puppy school, don't understand basic commands, etc.), but I do know tempers are high and emotions raw over this election.

Like everyone else, my housemates and I have are our own political and personal agendas.

Uh, Rosie, catnip IS safe and legal!

Have you met my foster sister, Lulu Bubbles.  She’s a “vegetarian” ...

Deep breath, stay focused …

I will not rest until this sign and others like it are banned.

My sisters and I are very different.  And as you might imagine, we disagree about almost everything.
  • Lulu Bubbles is a vegetarian – Rosie and I are not ...cheeseburger, cheeseburger.
  • I like things tidy while Lulu prefers the messy lived-in look. Rosie doesn’t care as long as someone else does the work.
  • Lulu hops, Rosie runs, and I ride (in style, I might add).
  • I am a natural people pleaser – Rosie and Lulu not so much. They are independent girls who agree that listening is OPTIONAL.
But when it comes to what really matters, we agree – we love our family and have learned to make things work through compromise, dedication, and compassion. See where I am going with this?

We celebrate our differences and in honor of my sister, I am going to eat this carrot. TURN THE CAMERA OFF NOW!

No matter what happens today at the polls – remember that tomorrow is a new day and we still need to work together to move the country forward.

If a dog, cat, and rabbit can live together peacefully (in a rather small apartment) – surely, Americans (in a HUGE country) can learn to do the same.

Disclaimer:  Rosie, Mr. Pip, and Lulu Bubbles do not endorse individual candidates (though their mother does). They support issues – food, friends, and homes for all animals …including humans.


  1. Oh Pippy Whippy!!

    'dis is well said!!

    Now... when 'dat camera shuts off... are yous going to have a cheeseug burgerug?? hee hees

    Josie Posie knows yous for anyting.. butt yous got my vote!!

    Josie Posie

  2. Josie meant to say... Josie knows yous not running for anyting... butt yous got my vote...

    sorry... Josie needs some snacks...

  3. Mr Pip, you are a voice of reason in the wilderness (sort of). Let's hope people are listening!

  4. Mr. are wise beyond your years and obviously you learned lots before you dropped out of puppy school!!! Well done cutie pie

    Tell Mom we're working on our pictures and we'll get them to you in the next few days!!!

    Hugs, Purrs, bow-wows and nose wiggles to you all.

    Funny true story speaking of bunnies. Mom told me one time when my human sis was a wee girl she was having trouble going to sleep. So Mom laid down with her. Mom said her nose was itching but since my sis was asleep Mom was trying not to move. So she was wiggling her nose to help with the itch....My sis said to her 'Mom is you a rabbit'? Of course mom lost it and laughed her head off and they had to start the sleeping process all over again. MOL

  5. In da words of Mr. John Lennon:

    Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing for the world

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will live as one

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    Take my hand and join us
    And the world will live, will live as one......

    ........and if that don't work up your can of Whoop A$$!!!!

    (that last part was added by me, by the way)


  6. You let me know when you be running fur president and I vote for you, 'k Pip? I feel your pain about the vegebullatarian thing - horror of all horrors my own MOM is a vegebullatarian. I feel so lucky she still let me has chickun to nom although I just know she sneaks in veggies when I is not looking. Blech.

  7. Well said little one... compromise, dedication, and compassion will surely help a country move forward. Without that... it will be down in the dumps. Homes for all animals and humans is most impawtent too with the winter just round the corner.

    Hope the right candidate wins... the one with a big heart and a clear head.

  8. hi pip!
    oh what a wonderful post!
    you are so wise!
    m & e

  9. Pip - We are TOTALLY in agreement with you on these very important issues. In fact, if you were running for office - we would definitely vote for YOU!

    The Road Dogs

  10. PeeS - We think this is the first pic we've seen of Lulu - she's beautiful! She's a veggie like our Mom & Dad. We're most definitely NOT!

    Also, we tried to post a comment on Rosie's post from Fri - and when we hit the "Post Comment" button, we lost connection! Maybe she knows we don't know how to speak "kitteh." Anyway, we think she's beautiful, too! Maybe you can translate :)

    The Road Dogs

  11. MISTER Pip!!! This is prolly the bestest and smartest PAWLITical thingy that I has heard in 87 days!!!! Man O Man your NAILED the Issues that really Matter!!!
    All Hail... MISTER Pip!!!

  12. Pip...what Frankie said goes fur me too!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  13. Well stated Pip, if only humans were that smart!

  14. Pip! You rock, my dude!!!

  15. Uh, I don't knows what to say. I thinks you just already said everything. I can't compete withs perfection such as dis(NEVER tells anyone I said dat though).
    A dat a religion?


  16. Well said, Mr. Pip! Your speech was so "right on" that I think you should apply for a job as a politicians' speech writer! Your speech didn't put me to sleep or make me feel like turning the computer off and that says a lot!
    By the way, I'd love to have you read my post "A Not So Spooky Trip To Salem, Massachusetts" because we happened to meet your lookalike there! And guess what? Your lookalike wouldn't give us a ride in his stroller! Heehee!

  17. Food, friends and homes for all animals -- including humans. Imagine! What a platform!!

  18. Great post, Mr. Pip. Too bad your message will not get across to some of them:(

    We support your platform totally.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. Woof! Woof! Well said Mr. Pip ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  20. What a wonderful post!!!!!! We send our love to y'all, Mr. Pip, Rosie and Lucy. Thank you for being there for us! xxxxxxxxx

  21. What a great post!! Very well stated!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  22. Well put! Love this blog -- thank you!

  23. Pip, you are very wise! I think everybuddy is for peace and prosperity and happiness, so I hope every party can get along. Why do they call it a political "party" anyway?

  24. Mr. Pip for World Domination! Errr...I meant President of the Universe! Yeah that's it ;)
    No chads flappin on my ticket this year! :)

    Waggin at y'all,

    PeeS: Thanks again for makin my big day extra special :)

  25. There have sure been a lot of disclaimers lately. Nice post Mr. Pip.

  26. mr. pip,
    i totally dig what you stand for!! have you thought about runnin' for president? it's about time we had a totally awesome doggie runnin' the white house!! teehee.

    the booker man

  27. I could not agree more strongly about that sign! More and more of our "open space" doesn't allow dogs. Uh oh, I'm getting upset - and that's exactly what you didn't want.

    I get your message. I agree. We should all get along as well as your family!

  28. Pip, you make a lot of sense. I wish humans could see it your way. And I totally agree about Dogs' Rights, too. That's an issue close to my heart as well.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  29. Here, here, Pip! I agree with everything you said! Especially about dogs being allowed equal access! I wish you were on the ballot. Next year, I'll have Mom write you in!


  30. Hey Mr. Pip :o)

    Love your speech!!! You are The Best!
    Lulu Bubbles is sooo cuuuute :o)

    Neeko :o)

  31. Good for you, Pip!

    But don't you want to take a stand on the zombie gnomes? I hear they are massing at Remington's. house. :)

  32. Pip For President 2012!

    Can I be your campaign manager?

  33. You are so smarts, Mr. Pip! And cute too!!!

    I love your foster sister, she's really pretty.

    I agree -- can't we all just get along? I don't know about where you live but the commercials here this election were vicious. I'm glad we won't have to listen to them anymore.

  34. Pawesome post, Pip!
    Kisses and hugs

  35. We concur...rid the world of no dogs allowed signs. Pip for president!!!

  36. Sooper post Pips , Mi getz on wiv everry 1 n mi neva say meen fings. I finks yor sistas be most pritty and yoo be yummi scrummi
    x x

  37. Pip, forget your schooling. I think you are the smartest dog in the world! I think that everyone could learn a valuable lesson from you and your sisters. You all set a very good example that everyone else should strive to follow… Too bad a dog, cat, or rabbit can’t run for office! I seriously LOVE this post!

  38. Grrreat message!

    Happy Wednesday!
    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

    Great Post for all animals Pip!
    Your Friends

  40. Us again to answer a question you asked us....yes, you are more than welcome to post about us on your blog. xxxxxxxxxx

  41. We totally agree with you, Mr Pip. Though we don't live in the same country but issues like that are the same everywhere.

    You dropped out from puppy school, we don't even go to school! We do homeschool though, but who say we aren't smart!!

  42. This is prolly one of the most wonderfulest posties I ever read, Pip. And I just couldn't agree more! I think the world would be ever so much better if humans could understand that they all want the same things, even if they approach it in different ways. Yep...we all need to learn to get along. Well, except for squirrels. I don't think we need to get along with squirrels.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  43. We're new to your blog, but we're going to just pile on and add our "well said!" to all the others. It's already clear the politicians are going to misinterpret the votes they got as support for their divisive ideas, when we think most of us just want them to tone it down, grow up, and start really addressing the serious problems facing our country.

    Jed & Abby

  44. Thanks for this post. You said it all.



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