I Give Up

Two and a half years and I’ve given up trying to convince her she’s not a cat. My poor couch pillows.

A Little Scout and Gabe

I needed a new profile picture for Facebook, and Scout obliged.

And here is Gabe doing his balancing act. He has been lying on the rail, which is adorable with all his, shall we say, floofiness (we do not body shame here 😉 ) but whenever I get the camera out, he bolts. I’ll keep trying.


 

Happy Easter Danes

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.

Bixby and Scout: Puppy Bath Night

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.


 

Bixby, Ducks, and A Few Updates

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