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Sunday, September 12, 2010


I apologize to all of you who have been waiting anxiously for my 1,000th blog post. I could give you all sorts of excuses, but that's not the Turbo Way. So, I'm moving on. And speaking of moving, we are all officially moved into our new house on the shores of Lake Tubey. My Human had to get Summiiiiiiii's Mummiiiiiiiii to help her get these photos of me looking magnicent yesterday:

I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for taking time occasionally to read my blog. When I started it back at the end of February 2006, I never would have thought that I'd do this many posts and make this many blogging friends.

Now, in celebration, cheese & bacon for all!

Monday, July 26, 2010

999th Post

First, here is an important poll. You can tell it's legit because the correct answer is not the first choice!

So, this is my 999th blog post. And it's probably the last one I will do from the current Turbohouse. We will be moving to a new Turbohouse over this next weekend. It is on the banks of the lovely Lake Tubey.

In the mean time, here's a picture of me looking particularly cute to tie you over:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Non-Stupid News Article

Ha roo, everywoo! Today was the day we were all waiting for. Vox, a local magazine featured us today. And as an additional treat, the fine, esteemed journalist who penned and shot the feature also had a blog entry about us!

In other news, it's still hot & stupid outside.

Oh, in case you were wondering about this picture of me...My Human found an old house slipper that was shaped like a gorilla. She gave it to me to deal with. And dealt with it I did!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stupid News Article

I was reading the news to see what was going on in the world of huskies. I found this article about how some insurance companies consider various dog breeds to be "dangerous."

Here's a very stupid sentence from the article (emphasis mine):

As a breed, Siberian Huskies are closely related to wolves, closely related, but does that make her a dangerous dog?

Excuse woo!!!!! We huskies are no closer related than any other domestic dog. (See, for example, Dr. Robert Wayne's research.) We may look more like wolves than my Yorkie friends, like Mary-Margaret O'Brien.

I think that if I was editing the news story, I'd include this sentence:

Humans are slightly related to apes, slightly related, however they are still stupid!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy Independence Day & Name Game

Happy Independence day everydog! It's getting closer to when there won't be any more stupid fireworks. Hang in there!

Some pups out there are playing the Name Game that Frankie Furter suggested. I thought I'd join in on the fun because I like talking about myself.

A really long time ago, around 1992, my Human started going to dog shows. Back then she didn't have her dog. She had to live vicariously through others. My Human walked around the arena looking at all the dogs. There was one dog in particular that stood out to her. He was the Afghan Hound that I am featuring in this post. His name was Ch. Casbar Turbo-Charge. My Human became friends with that Turbo's humans, and she decided that someday she would have a show dog of her very own.

But she didn't want to get an Afghan Hound.

Lex was the first dog room mate my Human had of her very own. He's half Akita/half Siberian Husky. She decided that Lex needed a friend, so she invited Meepie to move in. Meep's all Sibe, of course. Then there was Fargo. And then me. (Rooie moved in after me.)

I was going to be her show dog. But circumstances beyond both of our control prevented that from happening. However, I did get the name Huricane Akara Turbofire.

Most everywoo knows me by my nickname of Tubey. My Human started calling me that around the time that she started wasting time on the forms of a website called Television Without Pity. Their mascot is an angry little television set called Tubey.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Something I Don't Understand

Of course there are many things I don't understand about humans. For example, why don't the appreciate the smell of the dead things we roll around in. And why do they need a tool called a "shovel" to dig holes. But at this time of year I always wonder why so many humans enjoy playing with explosive devices. Fireworks. As my supporters should know, I think fireworks are stupid. I don't like things that startle me. I am a brave dog, of course. But enough is enough! That is why fireworks are on my long list of stupid things that I will ban when I'm elected to Congress. (Also included on the list are lightning & thunder, seizures, vacuum cleaners, etc.)

I want to remind all humans to be careful not to startle their animal friends this (and any) weekend. Your animal friends do not need to accompany you to see the fireworks show. In fact, they aren't even interested to see photographs of it. You should feed your animal friends cheese & bacon instead!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

End of June

As all huskies know, hot weather is stupid. I think that the only positive I can woo about the fact that it is the end of June is that that means it is getting closer to Winter with each passing day. I guess I'm an optimist!

I realized that I needed to update my blog about the reporters that can to visit this week. First of all, my Human kept me inside the house while she talked to them! I'm not sure what was up with that. Obviously, that was stupid. I think all dogs, goats, & cats would agree with me that humans are always trying to steal their animal friend's glory.

After the reporters talked to my Human, we Sibes got to come out to meet and greet. Plenty of pictures were taken of us. I'm sure they got my good side. Afterall, I don't have a bad side!

I was told that the article would be out on July 15th. I will post the link when it is available.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meet The Press

Good news for all appreciators of Dogs With Blogs &, of course, me. This week I will meet with an esteemed journalist (who is not Katie Couric) at my house. Interestingly, she is from the same port city that Cap'n Maverick is based. I'm sure that she will want to know my plans for improving our great nation's economy, the environment, world peace, ecology, and many other topics. (My short answers to these topics involve cheese & bacon, of course.)

My Human is acting as my Press Secretary. She advised the journalist not to wear black, for some reason. (Humans...)

Anywoo, I'll be posting a link to the magazine article when it's available.

Oh yeah, I've learned something that I want to share. I allow Flickr to host my pictures that my Human takes. My Human was stupid and messed around with the "permissions." As a result many of the pix links changed and some of my older blog postings don't show the pictures. I'm forcing my Human to go back through and relink everything. That'll take some time because I am just a few postings shy of 1000 right now.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In Color

My Human has been playing with black & white settings with the camera. I didn't want you to forget what I look like in color, though. She's been playing with natural light. That is fine by me, because I don't have to deal with the flashy beast that way.

I think I'm looking a lot like my niece, Cornelia Marie, in this picture:

I also wanted to share pictures of our stupid clouds yesterday. I was telling Ammy of the Army of Four that they only storm I want to see at my house is her friend Storm!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Big Woo Conference

Apparently, a lot of human, including my Human, are all worked up about the Big XII Conference disintegrating. Or something. My Human spent her late teen and early 20's locked up in an institution of high learning in Missouri called Mizzou. (Please note that the humans pronounce the word XII as 12.)

I don't know what’s going on anymore than any humans do. But from what I understand, some universities got mad at some other universities. They took all their toys home and tried to find new groups of playmates.


Anywoo, my Human's old school doesn't have anyone to play with.

So, I decided to form my own Conference. I'm calling it the Big Woo Conference. I am offering membership only to universities with dogs for mascots. I hope to get the Washington Huskies, Connecticut Huskies, Bloomsburg Turbo-Colored Huskies, Northeastern Huskies, Southern Illinois University Salukis, Georgia Bulldogs, etc.

I will be nice and let the Mizzou Tigers, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Iowa State Cyclones, and any other team from the soon-to-be-former Big XII Conference join the Big Woo Conference. But only if they change their mascots to a dog breed. My new Conference has standards, you know.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010


I like to lick Fargo's ear. Sometimes I lick it because he has an ear infection. Sometimes I lick it when I am upset about something. Other times I lick it because I just plain want to.

Fargo doesn't necessarily like me to lick his ear, though. But I don't let that stop me. You might be able to tell by this picture that Fargo is thinking "Stop cleaning my ear!"

My Human doesn't like me to lick Fargo's ear, either. I don't want to let that stop me. But sometimes she forces me to stop.

Humans are stupid.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Repeat: Timing Belt or Siberian Husky?


This entry is a repeat of one that I posted 2 years ago and a year before that.

On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in 1999, my Human was driving her car around noon and the timing belt broke.

On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in 2000, my Human decided that Lex needed a friend. She went to the local animal shelter. She originally thought that she wanted to get a female, but none of them appealed to her. She then saw a dog labeled "Cochise." She liked him a lot, so she adopted him. Cochise became Misha Meep. (Below is Meepie's first photo after he came home.)

One year later on Memorial Day weekend 2001, my Human went to the local Farmer's Market and the animal shelter had an information booth. The woman who had handled Meep's adoption was working. My Human thanked her for helping out with Meepie. The woman said that the shelter had a red husky that they were calling Blaze. My Human decided to go over to "look" at the husky and to get information to help find him a home. She visited several times. No one was adopting Blaze, so my Human decided that if he was still there on Wednesday, she would adopt him. He was still there, so on Friday Fargo North Dogkota became a member of the family. (Below is the first photo of Fargo.)

My Human did not get a new Husky during Memorial Day weekend 2002. But that Sunday afternoon around noon her timing belt broke. This was especially stupid because her car had a rebuilt engine put in on the previous Thursday, but the mechanics put the used timing belt on her engine.

Since then my Human has not had to replace any timing belts and she has not added any Huskies during Memorial Day weekend. Now she tries not to drive anywhere at noon on the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Can Vote For The Meep

Dr. Misha Meepenstein was kind enough to give me a shout out on his Facebook page, so I am returning the favor. This picture of Meepie is up for voting on the Purina site. You can vote by clicking on it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sit Down Meal

This is how Fargo decided to eat his dinner tonight:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pool Filling Time

Today is the day we all look forward to: It is pool filling day!

Here are 2 pictures of me:

Here is Roo Roo eating the water:

And here is Meepie:

(Please note that Fargo & Lex did not participate.)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Getting Along

I get along with Rooie. She likes to rough house.

But you can tell that I'm not at all impressed with what Meepie is telling me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

You Can Vote For Me!

So, the exceptionally wise company Purina selected a photo of me to compete. I'm not sure what I'm competing for, but if you like the picture below of me you can vote for it by clicking this link or the afore mentinoned photo. As you can see, I'm looking at an especially cute picture of me. A vote for me supports world cuteness!!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For Marigold: Meet The Neighbors!

My good friend Marigold wanted to know what type of camera my Human got. It's a Sony Alpha 200 Digital SLR. She got it and a couple of zoom lenses. In honor of Marigold, here's some pictures of some of our next door neighbors.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Camera

So my Human bought a new camera. Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated. It's been raining. So, she hasn't taken as many photographs as she'd like. She only took 3 of me so far!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Brak & Me

My Human has been sad the last couple days because of the death of a friend. I decided to bring a smile to her face by posing for a picture with Brak.