Jun 12

Under Pressure…

A couple of days ago, we were selected to receive the Liebster Award from our friends over at Oh Melvin!

This award is designed to help up-and-coming bloggers gain recognition.  The ‘official’ rules are:

1. Thank the giver(s) and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

Oh Melvin, we think you’re pretty darn awesome!

2. Reveal your five picks (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

This is where it gets hard for me because 1) most of the blogs I read have already received this coveted award once, if not multiple times and 2) I can only assume that you all have 200+ readers – you are just that fun to follow!  I’ll try to share the love and if I bestow this award upon you and you’ve had it before, well – I apologize and won’t blame you for not following the rules.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

See above.

4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

But if you don’t, I’ll totally understand.

Now…for the title of the post.  I totally feel under pressure to mandate blogging nights for each of the doggies in order to keep all my new followers (I’m hopeful!) coming back for more.  And I hope it goes without saying that Love and Six Foot Leash, Two Pitties in the City, Wayward Dogs, Our Waldo Bungie, Oh Melvin and the rest of the 20+ blogs that I check out on a daily basis (no wonder I don’t have time to blog myself!) know that you often bring a smile to my face.  I’m passionate about my kids and I’m excited to know that there are so many others out there that feel the same way.

Jun 12


Posted by Brutus


Dad says we have too many toys. Mom disagrees. As you can see, we have quite a few toys and I just can’t decide which ones I want to play with.

My favorites are lion, giraffe and monkey. Mom and dad got me those for my birthday. No one is allowed to play with them except me.

Dixie’s favorite is squirrel. She just got that this last weekend for her birthday and no one is allowed to play with it except her. When mom and dad aren’t in the room, squirrel sits on the top of a furniture piece because Dixie is very protective of him.

The rest of the toys are Boney’s. He doesn’t like to share, but mom and dad make him. Sometimes when he is in trouble mom will close his toy box and he’ll have to go toyless for a little bit.

Do you have a favorite toy?

Jun 12

Happy D-Day!

Posted by Miranda

Today we celebrate the baby girl’s 9th birthday. We really have no idea when her real birthday is, but since her dad is only really good at remembering historical dates, we thought D-Day (for Dixie Day) was appropriate.

We’ll be celebrating tonight with some dog yogurt from Yobe. It’s not quite the steak that Brutus had on his birthday, but she’s not 10 yet so she’ll have to wait another year for that!