October 5, 2009


QUOTE OF THE DAY: (Czarina -- courtesy of Anne Katherine @ http://rottie-mom.blogspot.com/)

"The more I know about men, the more I like DOGS."

-- Gloria Allred

Hi dear friends,

Mommy & I had another wonderful day together. Except for when Mommy went to get her hair cut (she really needed it) and her nails done (she's 61 years old and still bites her nails), we spent the whole day together. We went to the Credit Union and the ladies there gave me a treat, then we stopped by Jeong's florist shop and he gave Mommy flowers to take to work tomorrow, then we went to the drive thru at the bank and I got a treat there too. Yahoo....I scored two times today.

Halloween is coming and I am very excited. Mommy's not quite excited as me but she's getting there. She's always a little sad on Halloween. So I begged Mommy to show you what my costumes have been at each "Halloweiner" that DROH has had since I was adopted in 2005.

But first, Mommy had my Aunt Judy make me a Halloween harness. It is so pretty and if you click on the picture to blow it up you can see the detail.


I wore a bikini. I was very shy and made Mommy hold me the whole day.


I was a dancer with a ruffled shirt. My brother Jacks was a male Lady Bug.


There was no Halloween in 2007 for us. Mommy had emergency surgery on her knee two days before the Halloweiner, Uncle Ron picked me and my brothers up and took us to our vet to be boarded. Then the decision was made that Mommy had to give all but one of us back. Who was she to give up? It was the hardest thing my Mommy ever did, trying to decide who to send back to DROH. So it was me because I was the first. Jacks went to live in Indiana where the foster who saved us from the streets had moved. She wanted me too but Mommy said no. Toby went to a foster who took very good care of him, until he was adopted at the Reliant Dog Show 2008. After they came & got my brothers, I had to stay by myself at the Vet for a whole week alone. I was very lonely and I missed my Mommy & brothers and she cried everyday thinking about the boys.

Mommy got to see Toby again at the Halloweiner last year and his new family keeps in touch with us and we can't wait to see him this year.


I was a princess.

2009 ?????????????????

Remember I having a contest to see who can guess my costume for this year. Ya gotta go to yesterday's post to see my picture with the top part of my costume. Yesterday I gave ya a couple of hints.

Here is yesterday's hint:

" It's too soon to reveal what are costumes are just yet but here's a little hint....me & George go together, Brooklyn and Bandit go together, Harley is going as an animal and Mommy & Aunt Judy are going in black & white strips. Wanna guess? The picture below is of me trying on my costume. This is the top part of it. " See my pic on my 10/04/09 post.

So today we will give you one more hint. The animal Harley is gonna be is a tiger. Guessing ends 10/15/09 at midnight. You can either leave a comment on my blog or send us an e-mail with your guess to redricca@sbcglobal.net. The first correct guess wins the prize!!!

Now on to something else. Mommy has decided the perfect place for Michael Vick to have been sent to jail would have been where Sheriff Joe rules. Here is his story.



You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

Note....Mommy loves this idea but she'd never let Michael Vick ever touch another dog or any animal, except maybe a boa constrictor that would swallow him whole.

The best part?

His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand.

He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.


Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ' Tent City Jail': He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but 'G' movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

Note..........This federal law sticks.

When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton......If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back..'

More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports: About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,' Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. 'It's Inhumane.'

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: 'It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear, But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes,So Shut Your Mouths!'

Way To Go, Sheriff!

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.

Note.....Mommy & I agree with this sheriff 100%

For some reason, blogger has been cooperating with us for a change loading videos so Mommy loaded one more of me and my friends from Saturday. We was barking kinda loud so you might want to turn your volume down.

Mommy took this video early this morning before it starting raining again. The mat on the left floated away from the back door where it belongs when it rained last night.

Gotta go....Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all............Mona


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom and I like that idea for MV -


chicamom85 said...

Mona, I love your Halloween vest and I love seeing you up so close so I could almost pet you. I hope your Mommy won't be sad this Halloween. My Mommy goes crazy for Halloween around here, I am not so big on costumes.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mango said...

I love that barfing pumpkin!

You doggies sure are noisy, but those HUMANS! Blah, blah, blah and never once did I hear the word "cookie!"

I'm looking forward to this year's outfit.


Mack said...

We love Halloween time, cause it means its getting cooler and pretty soon we will be able to meet at the dogpark!!

Frankie Furter said...

I love HOWL-O-WEINER too. I have not ever gotten dressed up and gone trick or treating though. I don't know why mom won't let me do that though. You surely do look sharp in those pics.

Fred said...

I do like that Halloween harness!

The OP Pack said...

We think we might need some more hints - we don't have any idea yet. That last video of you was so cute - you look so cute with your waggily tail.

Woos, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks for having Czarine on your blog. She is now famous :) lol

I love all your costumes, soooo cute.

OMG I love sheriff Joe, I wished he was in every state!!! He is totally amazing!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Mona, Mona... I have seen that bikini pic of your many times, but it still makes my heart skip a beat everytime I see it. :)

Your Halloween harness is gorgeous too... Sadly Halloween is not a big thing here. So there's no occasion for us to dress up and have fun.

Maggie and Mitch said...

I ran errands with mom yesterday, Mona, and the bank hosed me on cookies! How unfair is that?!

Love ya lots,

Frankie said...

Hey! We live in Maricopa county! Sheriff Joe works here! I'll tell you this, people either LOOOOVE him or just absolutely hate him. There's no middle ground w/Sheriff Joe! lol.

The suspense is killing us wondering what you will be for Halloween! We are voting for a lobster. LOVED the bikini picture. The story about your brothers was very sad. Can't wait to hear what your costume is! :)

Brittanicus said...

This Sheriff doesn't pander for campaign contributions from the business communities, globalists or Internationalists? So because he doesn't comply with their demands, as they do, they desire him out of office? He is an ongoing danger and worst nightmare to the corporate agenda for illegal discount workers. Now he has a free hand to arrest and not no longer restrained by 287 G federal law, but can use the powers of state laws detain illegal aliens and the criminal elements amongst them. We need more Joe's tent cities and his inmate cuisine of bologna sandwiches, since being subjected to this type of incarceration will deter the most ardent inmate? Nationwide we need more inflexible officers of the law, who will not prostrate to the open border lunatics? Not the soft clean hands of manipulated cops who don't make waves, as they are contemplating looking towards an easy road to retirement. SEEING THAT OUR OWN ELECTED GOVERNMENT, REFUSES TO ENFORCE THE 1986 LAWS (IRCA), THERE OATHS TO PROTECT US FROM OUR ENEMIES FOREIGN & DOMESTIC. THEN COURAGEOUS POLICE OFFICERS MUST CARRY OUT DUTIES OF WHICH AMERICAN'S VOTED FOR?

However the corrupt lawmakers around the nation, have not been able to undermine E-Verify? AS YET? YES! Legal Immigration matters? We should announce to the world that newcomers are welcome, if they come through the front door? We only need those immigrants with specialized skills, such as computer engineers, scientists, doctors and those with highly recommended credentials as developed nations? America has a sovereign right who we choose to settle here? What we don't need is pregnant women slipping across our border, for instant citizenship of their child or destitute illegal aliens whose cannot exist without taxpayer welfare, chain family migration? We don't need in these country illegal recipients who need free health care, education when we already ignore our own people who live in poverty? We need to enforce the 1986 immigration reform law (IRCA), not cripple it for the sake of parasite businesses that live of the slavery of millions of foreign national workers. Seeing that the business world are screaming for more Guest Workers, they should take on the responsibility of paying for their health care and education, instead of dropping sick illegal labor of at the emergency room. to, leave the hospital bill for taxpayers. Instead of expecting the American people to pay for the enormous burden, they should pay separate expenditures for every illegal foreign national and their families.

We need to execute now, a complete war immigration chest containing mandated E-Verify for every worker--NOT REPRESSED--, or 287 G, local police arrest of foreign workers, the Rep.Duncan Hunter original national fence, instead of chopping it down to single line. We need enforcement of our laws, with harsh penalties for violating them. We need politicians we can trust, instead of those elected such as Sen.Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Feinstein and a whole list, who can be graded as Anti-American worker, anti-sovereignty, pro-illegal immigration and compromising the Rule of Law. Submerge them in your anger and frustration at 202-224-3121 Find out the buried truth at NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH & CAPSWEB, for overpopulation facts.

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Can't guess frum yur hints what you will be dressed as, Mona - keep' em coming!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-