BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sassy Says ~Can You Dig It?

Grazing in the grass is a gas...
Baby, can you dig it?

With so much of the country blanketed in ice, snow, and cold, we thought we could all use a little grazing in the grass.

"Grazing in the Grass" is an instrumental composed by Philemon Hou and first recorded by the South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. It is recognizable by its prominent cowbell part. Released in the United States as a single in 1968, it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Friends of Distinction recorded a vocal cover version of the tune in 1969 which was also a Top Ten pop and R&B hit, reaching #3 on the former and #5 on the latter. (wikipedia)

I prefer Masekela's version.

Friends of Distinction Version:


Buddy has been experiencing stiffness in his left, hind quarters for some time. Our regular, conventional vet has been treating him with chondroitin and aspirin, with little success. 
Buddy has an appointment with a new, alternative vet this afternoon.

I'm fairly certain she's going to use the D word.
No one should have to go on a diet during the holidays, no matter how much they (Buddy and I) need to.
We'll keep you posted.

Nom, Nom...
Happy weekend, everyone!


Sharon said...

Poor Buddy! Have you tried massage therapy? They love it and it couldn't hurt!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh yea grazin in the grass, BOL. Looks like you are really belting out the tune BOL
Benny & Lily

KT and Easton said...

I've had Hugh's version on my iPod furever.

Big Boned Buddy - time for a diet Mr. Chow hound. Not that Lady cares, she likes her boys BIG. he he

Hope your leg gets well soon.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes it is coming so fast. I am thinking of telling everyone my age on my birthday's post!! I am having problems with remembering. I will make a comment and then can't remember what I said and sometimes forget that I made a comment at all!!!
My next post will be my 300 post!!! When I started I never dreamed I would blog so long or get so hooked on blogging.....
Poor Buddy!! Bambi needs to lose some more weight too. When she first went on her home cooked diet she lost weight. Soon she gained it back and maybe a little more.
Hugs Girlfriend

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Ah yes!

Nice tune!

It often khomes to mind when I'm doing my Husky Holstein thing!

Paws khrossed fur Buddy and the 'd' word!


Anita said...

Thanks for sharing such fun videos!Buddy, we'ze feel your pain...our vet says we have to do the D-word too! Hope your leg feels better soon. Have a Happy Howlidays all of you!
Bones and Treats,
Bronson and Pepper

Unknown said...

I hope Buddy's vet visit goes well today!

Thanks for sharing the videos!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I hope Buddy feels better soon. And the "d" word might be in order - I'll have to join him.


Unknown said...

Oh oh Buddy.......good luck!

My Mind's Eye said...

Morning Ms. K!!
What a groovy post!!! You are bringing back lots of memories. HA!!
I did not know the background information...very informative.

Buddy Madi and I will be sending you lots of good vibes and thoughts this afternoon. While you are at the Vet's office please ask them how in the world you keep your fur so shiny.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Susan said...

Never had heard of that musical piece to my knowledge. Will have to listen later. Maybe that will "ring a bell." Do keep us posted on Buddy. He is a handsome boy who wants to be active!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Stumpy is big on grazing when there's grass available, so she's heard that tune many times.

I hope Buddy's feeling better! Chondroitin with MSM and glucosomine were really helpful for Stumpy's luxating pattela and Wabbit's (RIP) aging and hard work (ed)ing joints. I think it kept him mobile for a loooong time.

Dawn said...

I hope you feel better Buddy - getting old is no fun! Myself and my shadow are like you and your mom too but, we agree NO HOLIDAY DIET!! Maybe next month I'll think about it...... Have a good weekend!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That song ROCKS!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Grazing in the Grass...that used to be my very favorite song for a long time and I still love it!!! Thanks for the Christmas card!!! We hope Buddy is going to be okay! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sierra Rose said...

Oh sweet songs Sassy! We have been in fog here...for DAYS! And, now fog and rain. Good grief.
Buddy! We're thinking of you!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Olive said...

feel better :)

Get some rest and yummy treats this weekend :)

Licks from Olive

Kathy said...

Poor Buddy! I know the feeling, dude, that "D" word is what my vet said: need to trim down leaner!
But doc, I'm melting away as it is!

I hope you have better luck with the alternative vet!

Kari in Alaska said...

Feel better!


Bobby said...


3 doxies said...

Oh law...you has my mum dancin' nows...ugh!
Poor Buddy...diets should be illegal during da holidays!
I hate da thought dat he is in pain...let us know what you find out!!!!!


Remington said...

Beth here....weren't the 60's great? Love the tune, again more memories! Hope all goes okay for Buddy -- no diets this time of year -- I agree! However I think one will be in order for me after the first of the year....ha ha!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Cute photo!! Looks like you are singing!!

We hope Buddy's vet visit goes well and us puggies hear the "D" word all 'da time... 'da nerve..

hey.. we's just healthy.. hee hee

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

How Sam Sees It said...

Let us know how the new vet works out!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Dear Kit and Crew,

I have to admit that I don't know any other way to get in touch with you other than your blog comment space...At least I don't think I do....But I wanted to tell you have very surprised I was yesterday when I arrived home and there was a package from YOU! (I have to admit to being a bit boggled by how you got my address--Or had I given that to you?) At any rate, I couldn't believe it!! The dogs LOVE the treats and I was so touched by what you'd sent; the 2 pictures are among my favorites! I don't have a photo printer and so I've not had them printed and put into frames, and now because of your kindness, I don't have to! Your thoughtfulness really made my day and really has put the spark of Christmas spirit into my 'Grinchy heart!' Thank-you so much for thinking of us Kit! When I look at the pictures I'll see more than just my dogs--I'll be remembering the kindness of a friend I've never met. I do wish you and your family an abundance of happiness and good cheer for the holidays!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Hope the new vet has some ideas for Buddy. And Sassy - nice hat:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara