Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's beginning to look like Christmas....

I'm considering a real tree this year instead of a fake one. However, I'm considered the boy dogs may think its an inside potty place. Has anyone had any luck with a real tree in the presence of dogs?

Here is some of hubby's new yard art...I has bought more than I knew about. My yard is quite jolly these days.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Mischief - Where's Thumper?

This actually happened a few days ago, but it's quite fitting a Monday Mischief post:

Friday night I went to bed early and the hubby stayed up watching TV.  Lightning followed me to bed, and after a minor misunderstanding, he got in his bed and I got my side of the bed.  Fast foward to 2:15 AM - when the hubby decides to sleep.  He stumbled into the room and woke me up, and then he asked how I got both dogs off the bed.  I told him only Lightning was in here.  Thumper had been with him.  Then he said, "No, he wasn't.  Where's Thumper?"  That is not a sentence you want to hear at 2:15 AM. 

I figured he was hiding under the dining room table or in his crate, but after listening to the hubby call "Thumper!  Thumper!  Thumper?" and then seeing lights go on outside and hearing him outside, I realized the dog wasn't hiding.  So, at 2:18 AM, I got up and went on a dog hunt. 

I was trying to remember the last place I had seen him.  He had eaten his dinner, gone outside, come back in and played with his favorite ball, and curled up in his dog bed.  Then we had to bring in the bounty from the day's shopping trip (which had been stashed in my car until the young one was in bed).  I remembered seeing Thumper wandering into the garage and sniffing around in there while hubby brought the last of the bags in....and I had not seen him since. 

So I opened the door between the garage and the house and turned on the light.  Thumper jumped up and raced down the hall and jumped on the bed.  He looked so relieved.  By this time, hubby is back inside and says, "Where'd you find him?!"  So I told him and we laughed about it.  Thumper hadn't even whined to let us know he was stuck in the garage.  What a brave boy.  Then we went to bed, and Thumper totally ignored the hubby.  I think that's who he blames for his 

I think Thumper may be working on a version of this story from his perspective.  Can't wait to see what he thinks.  :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for warm beds, chew bones, walks, and our favorite spots in the yard. What are you thankful for?

PS-Thumper was going to be thankful for the turkey neck he helped himself to, but he lost it to a trashcan thanks to a young man with quick reflexes. :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I heard snoring. I turned around and this is what I saw. If only we could be this comfortable when we sleep. :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

He's done it again......

So, he's done it again. Thanks to (I'm sure you guessed it) Thumper, I'm now frequenting the chiropractors office.

It started a couple of weeks ago....this really irritating popping in my neck and headaches. Awful headaches. While reviewing my situation with the doc, he asked if I had been in any accidents or been jarred lately. Ha! That "jarred" my memory. I had definitely been jerked around by dear Thumper on a walk, when we happened upon 2 dachshunds hanging out (unleashed of course) with their human. Seriously, who lets little dogs with no leashes loiter in a street at 9:30 at night? Anyway, the dachshunds moved, Thumper caught sight of it, and then he lunged. Omg. Totally caught me off guard, because he had been acting like he was going to ignore them. Im really glad he didn't get the dachshunds. He looked really sorry for misbehaving when I finally got him back by me. I really hope the doc can make my neck normal again. Til then he's in time out! Lightning is enjoying Thumpers new status, I think.

I am such a good boy.  Aren't I, Mom?
Can we go for a walk?  I know how to heel like a good dog...we can leave Thumper here.