Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  The beginning of each new year brings with it the inevitable New Years' Resoutions, and the boys would like to share theirs with you.  Before getting into that, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the last year:

  • Thumper matured a bit and is somewhat less impulsive and destructive than he was when we first got him.  I was sad to see most of the naughtiness that gave me writing material went away with his growing up.
  • Lightning dropped a few pounds and found his inner puppy, much to Thumper's chagrin.  His favorite game is "Bite Thumper on the Heel while He is Running Fast".  I still think he's got some kind of heeler in his ancestry...he would make a cattle dog proud.  
  • For one of our trips last summer, the dogs got to stay at a nice kennel.  They didn't think it was so nice.  You can read about that here.  
  • Lightning still has poopy problems upstairs.  Even the lady who cleans the house knows it's him, and I didn't tell her.  Which leaves me to wonder how she figured it out.  Probably caught him in the act.
  • Thumper is now heartworm free.  Yay! 
So, now for the New Year's Resolutions, from the boys themselves:


  1. I resolve to let Lightning go first.  Sometimes.  
  2. I resolve to catch the monster that runs up and down the street behind us.  I hate that thing.  The dog that's always chasing it still hasn't caught it.  I don't know what the monster is, but it's got 4 wheels, makes a lot of noise, goes fast, and carries two screaming boys with it.   
  3. I resolve to catch more moles and scare mom with them.
  4. I resolve to be a good dog on walks and not knock mom down.  
  1. I resolve to not bark at TV doorbells.  Sometimes I bark and run to the door, and then they tell me it was only on TV.  
  2. I resolve to go for more walks.  Without Thumper.
  3. I resolve to stop using the guest room for a potty place.  
  4. I resolve to be brave against Thumper and not let him take my chew bones!

Have a Happy New Year everyone!  Maybe mom will have the new years resolution to unload pictures from her camera and post our Christmas pictures.  We think the blog needs more pictures of us.  After all, it is OUR blog.

Lots of licks,
Thumper and Lightning

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone.

Hope Santa was good to you.

We got something in our stockings and can't wait to see what it is. It smells like chew bones!

Thumper and Lightning

Friday, December 14, 2012


Hi Friends - we discovered something awesome we want to tell you about.  It's called CAKE!  We don't know why they never let us eat this before.  It was better than milkbones. 

Dad wasn't happy when he learned we like cake.  He asked Mom, "And HOW did this they-love-cake stuff start?".  She was nice enough to give us a taste of a piece she was eating.  We liked it so much we wouldn't move from the kitchen floor right in front of the cake.  Even Lightning started sniffing around the box holding it.  He almost got in trouble!

We are planning our next move to get more cake.  She hid in the microwave so unless we grow thumbs, we won't get any until she's home.  We are practicing are best puppy-cute-eyes...she can't resist those.

Have a great day, friends!

Thumper and Lightning

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


We had a hickory tree in our backyard that sadly had to be cut down a couple months ago. The squirrels loved it. They would run through it and drive the dogs They also got their food from it.

When the tree was cut down, I picked up as many nuts as I could from the ground. I left them in a bucket on the patio and forgot about them. I noticed squirrels were leaving shells all over the stump where the tree was. I had missed alot of nuts....I felt them with every step I took back there!

Recently Thumper has been more vocal than usual when he's looking out the door. I didn't give much thought to it. Then I noticed that the bucket had been moved (hubby had moved it) and there were shell pieces all around it. Looks like the squirrels moved their eating place, and it is about 10 ft from where Thumper watches them. Watching him watching them makes for good entertainment!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Good news!

Thumper had a vet check up for his heart worm treatment. He's been on medication since February. The test shows that he is heart worm free now! Yay!