Friday, September 28, 2012

Finally Friday

I'm so glad it's finally Friday.  This week has felt at least twice as long as most others. 

The doggies have been up to more naughtiness than usual lately.  Might that be because we are NEVER home? Or maybe because life had settled down (after baseball and before football) and we were home more?  Now we are back to the crazy schedule, and they don't like it?

My last post showed Thumper's handiwork.  He chewed up a rug (the 8x10 one in my living room), tore up his dog bed and ate the stuffing, and then regurgitated it in his crate.  Being the crafty little devil that he is, he covered that pile up with his deflated dog bed cover.  I found it the next day.  Maybe TMI, but I found it by thinking it was loose fluff.  I stuck my hand in it to pick it up.  Then I had yet another freak out moment...poor Thumper just sits there, tail a thumping, and squints his eyes until his face looks flat.  Probably wondering why the Mom is saying all those things that usually the Dad says.  I firmly believe boys - whether 2 legged or 4 legged - can make you say words you rarely even thought about before they entered your life.

Moving on, Monday night I returned home to find that some dog (you probably guessed it - Thumper) had been climbing up on the kitchen sink in search of scraps.  Seriously, you would think we never fed them.  He knocked the dish drain full of pots, silverware, and a serrated knife onto the floor.  Fortunately, nothing broke and no one was hurt.  One of my friends saw the knife and said, "Well, at least he didn't stab his brother."  Yep - she has boys too.  The two legged and four legged kind.  She has lots of stories and freak out moments too, but she posts her's on Facebook. 

Not to be left out of the ruckus, Lightning has taken to leaving presents in the guest room again.  He won't poop anywhere else in the house, so I can just shut that door and he has to hold it.  Ha.  I win!  It takes so little to thrill me these days.  Air flow upstairs sucks with the door closed, but I'll sacrifice my son's comfort to keep the dog from crapping up there. 

I have had to start crating Thumper again during the day.  I hate that, but I don't want him to hurt himself or Lightning, and the incident with the dishes made me think that he very well could have.  I wish I had had a video camera in the kitchen to see them scatter when those dishes hit the floor.  I'm surprised there wasn't poop there then.  :)

Have a good weekend.  Rain is forecast here.  Maybe I'm weird, but I'm looking forward to it.  It makes us slow down.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Happy Bday Wish

From both the pups:

It's our Aunt V's Birthday!!!!  She is about 7 we think.  We are dogs and we can't count too well past two (since there's TWO of us, you know) so we might be wrong about that. 

We want to sing her Happy goes!

Happy Birthday to you,  Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Aunt V, happy Birthday to you!!!  

Now Thumper chimes in:

Can we have cake now?  What - what do you mean she's not here?  There's no cake?  Bummer.  Oh, she has cake at her house?  Can we go there? 

Then Lightning:

Thumper you would get car sick going there.  Mom can take me....BOL!  I'll eat your share for you!


Aren't they silly??

Monday, September 17, 2012

Why do we love dogs?

I found this on Pinterest---that site is more addicting than Facebook...I spend way too much time pinning stuff!

I found this uplifting. With all the craziness going on around the world, maybe you will, too. No bad news here. :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Bitey Face

This is what happens when Bitey Face gets out of control.

He couldn't let Thumper get the best of him, so Thumper now has a swollen upper lip. Apparently Lightning has a mean bite with his little teeth.

They are just like two-legged boys.....not happy until somebody's bleeding.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Do you remember where you were on this morning 11 years ago?  I do.  I was at work.  I had just returned from a Caribbean cruise.  I was begrudging the fact that I was no longer ON a Caribbean cruise and instead was at work.  Goofing off is so much more fun than work. 

Then, about 40 minutes after my work day started, a co-worker raced down the hall saying an airplane had flown into the World Trade Center.  Huh?  And also the Pentagon.  What?  Wow...what a hard dose of reality that was.  I was GLAD I wasn't on that ship anymore.

I spent that morning with co-workers watching the events as they unfolded.  That afternoon, schoolbuses were escorted by police cars.  I spent days afterward coming to grips with what had happened.  Who knew one event could change your world so? 

So, today, I'm skipping writing a funny story about dogs, in memory of those who were lost. 

Never forget.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Monday everyone....if there is such a thing. I'm sure the dogs are happy that we are out of their house and back at

It's been a chaotic week. A hurricane passes through last week. It wasn't very bad mostly just rained alot. The wind and strange weather made the dogs anxious for a couple of days and I couldn't walk anywhere in the house without tripping over Thumper who followed me everywhere. Lightning was hiding under a bed...his safe haven. It was very hard to get them (especially Lightning!) to go outside for "breaks". I finally thought to give a Thumper a treat for taking care of business outside. After a couple of false starts, Lightning figured out he could get a treat too if he "went" outside. I was so relieved...after the awful drop cloth incident, I was concerned that he might decide Upstairs was better than outside. :)

With life back to normal and most limbs and leaves cleaned up, we enjoyed some time outside. It's even gotten cool - FINALLY!! I hope the cool weather stays. Lightning enjoyed it too. Thumper was off chasing lizards or locusts so he missed the photo op. :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (sort of)- Another Nap

Seriously, these dogs have it made. I'm at work and I'm sure this is what they are doing at home.