I can’t believe I posted about Augie below and completely forgot to post about the Beast.
He turned 6 last week.
Looking very dapper in his bowler
This does not seem that long ago:
Also, in case you missed it, there is a fun story behind his bowler hat here.
Happy birthday, Bixby!
They look so concerned…but it’s mostly concern I’m going to be stingy with those treats I’m holding. Photobomb courtesy of Zander. That white bunny was Jake’s and though he’s seen better days, I cannot bring myself to let him go.
We went from 72 degrees yesterday to 22 degrees and snow today. They don’t seem to mind. The pavement was warm enough I won’t need to shovel, so I’m okay with it, too.
Good puppies waiting for their after-bath treats.
As the weather gets warmer, puppies get a bit stinky and the shedding is out of control. So we had puppy bath night.
You may remember Bixby loves his baths.
Scout is not so fond of baths, but she really loves towel time, so she tolerates the bath for the spa-level towel down afterward.
And somehow, after two-years, I finally caught her in full Elvis lip mode. Hound dog indeed.
We had a very windy week. Like batten down the hatches and tie down the ducks week. Somehow a basketball ended up in our yard. While all the neighbor kids know to come ring the doorbell if their ball goes in my backyard, this one could have come from anywhere. So I let Bixby keep it. He’ll puncture it in no time and then it will become a tug toy for Scout and him.
Everything becomes a tug toy for them. Tree branch falls? Excellent, let’s strip down to a single stick and PLAY TUG! with it. Soccer ball? Let’s deflate it and then PLAY TUG! with it. Piece of trash in the yard? PLAY TUG! This is why I buy inexpensive bath towels, tie a knot in the middle and toss them in the yard and in their indoor toy box. Instant cheap and easy to replace tug toy.
I’m watching a cooking show as I write this. I so rarely have time to watch any lately. He’s making beignets, and if I actually deep-fried anything, they look sooo easy to make. Continue reading
Look at these well-behaved pups. Santa must have some really good treats. Missing: reindeer antlers. Scout broke hers in her enthusiasm to get them off, so we went without. May get individual photos with the remaining pair. Because what’s a holiday without embarrassing my pets.
One more Holiday Gifts recipe coming up, as I finish baking the last of the spritz cookies.
I came out of the office to this. I’m thinking either Gabe is planning a coup and enlisting the pups, or this is the quarterly staff meeting and my review is not going well. #notreatsforyou
How are you spending your last day of summer?
Gabe’s favorite hangout
Zander guarding the garden
And bonus puppies
It was really hot the last two weeks and Scout kept climbing into the duck pools. So I dragged out the large pool the ducks wouldn’t use (for various reasons described here, LOL). And filled it for the pups. They really enjoy it. Continue reading