Thursday, December 29, 2011

After Christmas

Well, Christmas is over.  I've already taken the tree and decorations down.  I never found the Christmas spirit this year, and I didn't want to look at it all anymore.  I've been returning the house to normal for the last couple of days.  I was very pleased that Thumper never ate any ornaments, and after an initial obsession with the shiny gold beads on the Christmas tree, he left them alone.    

Santa was good to both Lightning and Thumper.  Each of them got a new stuffed duck.  Lightning got a new orange ball, and Thumper got a new bone.  In typical form, Thumper quickly gathered all the loot and stashed it in his crate.  He is such a hoarder.  I now have the new orange ball put up where I can play with Lightning with it.  I have written off the ducks.  One has already been gutted and beheaded...

Back to Christmas vacation now - it's warm here today and I hear windchimes calling my name.  

Have a Happy New Year, everyone, and thanks for welcoming us to the blog world this year.



Saturday, December 17, 2011


I couldn't help myself.....

Lightning was there.....

So were the reindeer antlers from my son's school Christmas party.....

I didn't mean to make him look like that poor dog from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"....

But he DID!!!

Maybe a red nose would make him look more like Rudolph??

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Liebster Award

Home Is Where The Hounds Are nominated us for Liebster Blog Award!  Thanks a bunch!  We are honored to receive it.  :)   Stop by and check them out when you have a chance.  Maddy, Veil, and Beckett are greyhounds who are the stars of the blog.  Well worth the read....they are entertaining and beautiful.

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award, there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award, we must do the following:
1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award
3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs

So, here are 5 of my favorite blogs.  Stop by their blogs and enjoy their stories too.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Weekend Lightning

While I watch Pearl Harbor (again), Lightning is going to tell his version of our weekend....enjoy!


Hello, everyone, Lightning here.  How was your weekend?  We were almost abandoned Saturday.  It was horrible.  Mom and the boy went to see Grandma and almost forgot to come home.  It got dark and Thumper was worried he wasn't going to get dinner.  But not Lightning....Lightning had a plan to raid the pantry and get the dog food.  

They finally did come home and feed us, and then they turned on the Big Football Game.  It was LSU vs Georgia Bulldogs.  Thumper was excited to see 'Dogs play football.  I had to remind him this is an LSU house and to cheer for the Tigers.  He insisted cheering for the cats just seemed wrong when dogs were on the field.  

In the end the Tigers won, but the game got off to a slow start.  The boy said he couldn't watch anymore and ran away.  This is how Thumper and Lightning watched the first half....

I knew I should have cheered for the 'Dogs.
'Dogs rule. 

Hurry, Thumper!  Cover my eyes...I can't watch!

After half time, I could uncover my eyes and watch again.  Whew.  

The next day Mom decorated the Christmas tree.  So far Thumper hasn't peed on it or taken any of the shiny things from it.  He did try to take the shiny gold string of beads when Mom was decorating the tree, but she stopped him.  I'm waiting for him to get the beads off the tree and get in the Dog House.  He liked those beads a lot.

After that, we took naps.  Even Mom.  It was the best part of the weekend.

Have a good week everyone.