Wednesday, November 30, 2011

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Dog, cat, or too much agility class?
(PS - don't look at the mess in the background...please!)

Friday, November 25, 2011

How was your Thanksgiving?

Hello Everyone.  Thumper here...taking over the blog for today.   Mom is making Christmas cards and doesn't have time to talk about us today.  So Thumper will help!  

How was your Thanksgiving?  Thumper and Lighning had a good Thanksgiving.  All the people went away for the day and let us sleep.  It was a dog's best day.  The people had been home for many days, and the dogs were tired because they don't let use nap during the day when they are home.  Lightning got so sleepy he fell asleep watching TV one night!  But not Thumper.  Thumper feel asleep staring at Dad instead.  

Then they came home and we were so happy we jumped and jumped.  We even got some tasty snacks.  Mom said it was turkey.  I'm going to have to try to catch one of those.  It was good!  I'm not sure where she got it from, but all the people smelled like dogs when they got home, so it must be some place awesome.  Dogs and turkey together....she's got to take me there!  It would be better than the dog park.

I'm going to chase squirrels now.  They are waving their tells and calling for Thumper and Lightning.

Woof Woof!!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

In the Dog House

So glad it's a weekend.  It's been a rough week around here.  Lots of people stuff going on, and then the doggies had to add their issues, too.

Thumper apparently thought he was going to freeze to death one night and decided he had to sleep in the people bed to survive.  With his feet and head crammed against my back.  I woke up in pain and barely able to walk, which led to a series of chiropractor visits.  Thanks, Thumper.  Remind me to put a heating pad in your dog bed when the next cold front comes through.

Then Lightning ate something that made him ill.  I think it was poo.  Gross, I know.  Dogs are...I seriously wonder why I find them so irresistible.  He decided to show his love by leaving a regurgitated pile of *something* ON A RUG for me to clean at 9:00 at night.  After work, after a chiropractor visit, after my son's LONG baseball practice.  That was just lovely to come home too.  I'll spare you the gory details, but after I had to clean up that mess, Lightning almost became an outside dog.  He still hasn't worked his way out of the dog house, and I am still trying to get the smell out of that rug.  **UGH**

In the spirit of Thanksgiving week, I think I should try to find something to be thankful for in all of this. I'm thankful that the dogs keep me company and make me laugh.  I'm thankful that my family is well.  And I'm thankful that the dry heaves from cleaning the rug that night worked my abs (which is supposed to help my back pain from Thumper) and spared me from doing crunches that night.

Happy Saturday, everyone.





Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is Lightning's birthday.  He is 5 years old.  To celebrate, we're going to show some of his baby pictures.  :-)

It seems like just yesterday that my son found this tiny little puppy and couldn't live without him.  He was adorable....

and he loved to nap on his boy's shoulder.

Now he's all grown up, he no longer naps on our shoulders (thank goodness - he turned out to be rather large!), and some time during this first year, his ears went all funky.  I still think he's adorable.  

So, Happy Birthday Lightning! 
There's an extra treat for him tonight (peanut butter!).