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


  1. I totally understand the lack of writing material. Georgia went from ADD to Lady almost overnight. It was so sudden, I thought she was sick.

    Lightning, Lightning. I see a diaper in your future ;)

    TV doorbells and phones don't just get Georgia, they get ME! LOL.

    Happy new year to all of you! X

  2. Happy New Year!

    Good luck with the resolutions. We never make any, there are too many of us to keep track of everybody's. Or maybe that's just an excuse.

  3. Happy New Year
    Good luck with your resolutions, they are great ones. Were with Acd Pack , to many of us to make them, and it's a good excuse for us to not

    The silvers and more

  4. Thumper and Lightning....
    Those are good Resolutions!! Rose had one about two years ago. She needed to gain a little weight. You read that right!! She has since gained a little weight. Trust me on that one!! ;op
    Happy 2013!!
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  5. It was dog food. Beef livers with onions in a can. You open it up and it looks like vomit.