Our uncles are visiting while Grammy and Grandpa go on some travels. They have made theirselves at home!
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 Miranda
Today was a hard day for us. We said goodbye to our beloved Brutus. He was my heart dog and I will never forget him.
Brutus Lexington Loehle
March 19, 2002 – December 3, 2012
Brutus Lexington Loehle left this world to take his trip over the Rainbow Bridge the afternoon of December 3, 2012 after a battle with liver cancer. His family was by his side.
Brutus loved to try new foods, give kisses, snuggle and spend time with his family. He had many friends, both canine and human. Brutus will be missed by all that had the chance to know him and many that only knew him through stories.
Brutus is survived by his parents, Joe & Miranda; siblings, Dixie & Boney; grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Brutus joins several relatives who have already crossed The Bridge, who will take good care of him and give him all the love he needs until his family can be reunited.
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
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!
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
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.
Posted by Brutus
Last weekend, mom and dad took me to a park for a photo shoot. I don’t get to leave the yard much except for the occasional visit to Dr. Arbo, so you can imagine how excited I was! (Note to self: that might be why I don’t get to go in the car much)
Dad told mom that he wanted to get some special pictures of us together so that she would always remember my smiling face – as if she would ever forget!
Below are the pictures that dad thought were best – he even got in a few! Mom’s favorite is the one of her giving me kisses. I didn’t know dad was taking the photo then – how embarrassing to be seen kissing my mom!
I have to admit, I’m pretty photogenic so there’s not a bad one in the bunch