Lately, I’ve been missing my big brother. I think it’s because mom talks about him ALL the time, like he was the best thing since
sliced bread sweet potato chews. I figured since she loved him so much, I’d try to be a little more like him.
Step one: beg from the table.
Step two: eat from Boney’s bowl before my own.
Step three: lay on the couch and pass gas (I must have done a good job because Mom thought it was Boney and blamed him!)
Step four: tuck my nose in behind the pillow (this was Brutus’ favorite way to lay and I can see why – I don’t even smell my stinky gas!)
I think I am doing a pretty good job impersonating Brutus, but mom said she loves me just the way I am so I guess I’ll go back to being myself tomorrow.
Do you ever do anything to make your mom or dad extra happy?
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 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.
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?
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!
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.