Banjo in his own words

Arooo! Dis Banjo and heer iz mah posts!

Happy 7th Adoptoversary!

February 3, 2014

Seven years ago today Banjo came into our lives. Back then he was a black, wriggly pup with a fat belly who grew into a lanky dog who, according to one Brooklyn teenager, “looked anorexic.” (He has since filled out in his middle age!) These days, Banjo is a senior with white whiskers appearing around […]

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Animated Short: Banjo & Lefty

December 7, 2012

It’s been another busy semester, and poor has been a bit neglected of late. Here’s an animated short I did for my Photoshop class, starring none other than Banjo!   Ever since I took the iPhone footage of Lefty sneaking up on the sleeping Banjo, they have become firm friends.  I don’t think Lefty […]

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Recession Affecting Us Chew!

November 15, 2012

Banjo says Aroo!! Dis a sad and scareful pikchuh.  Iz a guud reminder to spay/nooter yoh furry frendz and to fink abowt the responsabubbletees of pet ownaship. Pleez fink carefully before adopting a dog (or cat) from a shelta.  Remember! Dog is a friend for life, not just Crissmuss. from Total Bankruptcy 1 Click to […]

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Shyhound and the Ball

May 7, 2012

Aroo!! Dis Banjo heer. Iz a long time sinz mah hoomin, Lauren, iz posting propallee. Dis becos she doing a studying at school an she doing learningz on da computah. Iz a fing calld grafik dizyne and she soOOOoooo bizzy. But she making a biddyo aboud me.  Iz calld Shyhound and da Ball.  I a […]

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Sir Banjo

March 25, 2012

Aroo!! Iz a long time sinz I riting ennyfing! Mah auntie-mum haz been busy studying wiv her Fotoshop class and she iz making all sorts of fings dat not smelling. But heer is a rrrrrroootiful pikchuh of me: I haz a big pawsome, yes? Olso, yoo see I haz a noo banner? Iz like my […]

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Banjo the Poster-Dog

September 16, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer, and I iz feelin ever more speshul becos nao I iz in mah own logo! Mah auntie-mum, Lauren, iz doing a speriment in sumfing called Fotoshop.  Befor, da Shyhound logo is a cartoon dog. Nao iz me! <– Luuk dis! I haz a big pawsum! Dere is lots of buttonz for […]

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Lake Hollywood Dog Run

July 2, 2011

Aroo!  Dis Banjo heer.  Today I tellz yoo about a sekret dog run in da hillz below da famous Hollywood sign: Is akshully a puk for hoomins, but iz sekretly a dog run… Shhhushes! Iz a sekret! Me and mah hoomins iz staying wiv frendz on Beachwood Kanyon.  We ‘xploring da hillz in da car […]

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Vote for Shyhound in the Petties Awards

June 18, 2011

Arooo!  Dis Banjo heer, and I has a big ‘xcited – but I needz your help. Dere is a lovely site called and dey iz have a competishun called Da Petties Awards.  Iz awards for excellence in pet blogging and da winner gets to donate $500 to a pet charity of dere choice. Dis […]

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Off-Leash at Del Mar Beach

May 23, 2011
Dogs off-leash Del Mar California

Arooooooooooooooo! Dis Banjo heer.  I has a big happy becos I iz a California Dog – dis time, for reel! Mah momma was a Lab-adore dog, but I not doing nuffin like Lab-adore doggies.  Hoomins say I not knoes hao to retreeve, I not steeling peepol fuuds, and I iz HAYT wateh. In Noo Yok, […]

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Eleven Tips for a Dog on a Road Trip

May 11, 2011
Image © Kurgo

When you’ve spent two weeks driving  4,153 miles / 6,684 kms with a dog, you learn a practical thing or two along the way! Here are Banjo and my top tips for going on a road trip with a [large] dog: 1. Safety first! Invest in a seat-belt or other restraining device.  This is as […]

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