Jul 12

So tired…

Posted by Brutus

Last night, we were all on the couch ready for bed. Mom got comfy with her pillow and blanket and I snuggled up next to her and settled in for a good nights sleep (with maybe a couple snacks thrown my way). Dixie came out to snuggle with us too.

Dad put Boney to bed a little too early last night. He started barking almost right away. Mom knew that dad had to get up early (a little later than our normal time) so she went and got Boney to sleep with us. BIG MISTAKE.

1) I know Boney is my brother, but I really don’t like to share mom with him at night.
2) When I try to sleep, he comes up to me and licks my nose incessantly. ANNOYING.
3) He doesn’t understand boundaries in regards to mom’s pillow.
4) He has no sense of time at all, which means that he wakes us all up every couple of hours thinking that it’s time to get up.

All of this results in the following:

20120726-205009.jpgBoney is wide awake.

20120726-205046.jpgDixie is so tired that she is almost falling off the couch.

And I am snoozing next to dad – waiting for my next snack time.


So, my hope is that Boney either sleeps with dad or in his own bed tonight – we could all use some extra zzz’s. I hope you all have a good sleep tonight too!

Jul 12


Posted by Miranda

I love it when the UPS man comes. I love that the dogs can hear him from a block away. Today, a gift arrived for Dixie. A few weeks ago, on Fab.com’s Pet Thursday, I ordered a few items. One of them was a reflective collar lined with pink for Dixie. She often gets mistaken for a boy so I try to buy her girly things whenever possible.

Her collar looks great AND it’s from a manufacturer in Sweden (bonus for me, as I have Swedish heritage)! What I really like about the collar is its just a Velcro on, so she doesn’t have to wear it all the time – only when we go for runs.

The bad part (for Dixie) is that it’s too hot for her to run with me right now and she’ll have to wait until fall to test it out outside. Below is a picture of her modeling the collar in her favorite guard dog pose in her dads office.


Jul 12


Posted by Boney

Mom says I have a problem with sharing. I don’t necessarily agree with that. I just want to make sure that everything is in its place (my paws, mouth, or toy box) all the time.

Last night, I decided to show mom that she was wrong and I could totally share when I wanted to.


I decided that I would share mom’s pillow with her. Granted, she was using it first…but I feel like I gave her ample room to lay her head.

Do you think I was being too pushy? Are you forced to share with your siblings?

Jul 12


Posted by Brutus

I’m not sure how many of you know this, but mom has another name – The Island Baker.  She makes treats for people – mostly cupcakes and pies.

She’s always made treats for us every now and then, but she recently decided to add PupCakes to her every day menu.  A friend of a friend called and was having a birthday party for their french bulldog, Rhett.  (I didn’t get to meet the birthday boy, but mom and dad did and they said he was pretty cool.)  Rhett’s mom said there were going to be a few guests, so they decided on the small PupCakes.  Mom knew that I’d go crazy when she was baking, so she mixed enough stuff together to make me a large PupCake.  She didn’t frost my cake, but I did get to sample the different frostings that she put on the small ones – YUM!

Mom is also making peanut butter treats to sell by the 1/2 lb.  I like that idea, because anything over the 1/2 lb mark has my name on it!  I think quality control is uber important, so I’ve decided to take the title of Head Taster.

I hope you all have a treat filled week and are enjoying these Dog Days of Summer!