Mom has this strange addiction to Molly Mutt beds. I don’t blame her as they are super comfy. But, they were really starting to take up a lot of room on my floor. That meant less room for me to spread all my toys out, so I asked her to clean up a little bit.
Her solution was to put my bed under the coffee table. At first I was like “What the heck are you thinking? That’s ridiculous!” But then I realized that I’m the only one that can fit there, so I was like “Clubhouse!!”
Mom likes to call it my man cave. I go there when there are no laps available or when I don’t feel like jumping up on he couch. It’s actually kind of cool, but I don’t want it to go to moms head that she has a good idea!
Do you have a special place that you like to lay? Teller about it!
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:
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!
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?
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?
Today was a big day! I went to see Dr. Arbo for my Annual Wellness Exam and found out I had lost 8 lbs! (Mom asked them to weigh me twice just to be sure) I knew that all that jumping on and off the couch and chasing Brutus around would pay off!
After I got a few treats at the vet (maybe I’m getting too thin!) we went to see Aunt Betsy. I thought we were just stopping by to say hi since she usually comes to us for bath time. But nope – mom left me with her for what seemed like forever so I could clean and get rid of my minor case of the itchies.
Now I feel like a brand new pug just in time for the weekend.
Posted by Miranda
A couple months ago my wonderful husband purchased a webcam for the house.
It’s different in that you can only use an app on your iPhone or iPad to view and you have to log into an account (so some random stranger isn’t just going to happen upon a view of your living room streaming live).
Joe hooked it up in the living room – on top of a piece of furniture that has a good view of the couch and one of the dog beds.
When I need a smile from my doggies during the day, I can usually just go to my phone and watch them for a couple minutes. Sometimes it’s all I need to get back on track.
They aren’t always all there and sometimes I’ll see one of them walk by or go outside, but I still like to know they are content.
Below is a screen shot from this morning. Boney is laying on Dixie’s “Mr. Postman” Molly Mutt. Brutus has camouflaged himself on the blankets covering the couch (his white belly blends in but you can spot his brindle amidst it all). When possible, he likes to have his nose covered when he naps. Dixie is most likely keeping watch at her dads office door or back in her kennel where she likes to have some quiet time.
Saturday is usually a “big” day for us. We like to get up early and head out to garage and estate sales. Today we did a bunch of running around, stopping back at home a few times. Every time we would walk in the front door, Brutus and Dixie would be on the couch waiting. Boney would be nowhere in site. We’d call him…no answer. We knew where he was – every time (4!). We’d walk back the bedroom and he’d be curled up between Joe’s two pillows, snoozing (and snoring!). He’s a very sound sleeper and unless you are right over him saying his name and/or shaking him, he won’t wake up. Joe makes a good point – at night, Boney pretends that he has trouble getting up into the bed when we know in fact that he has no problem at all!