Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mistaken Toy Identity

Really Mom we have no idea how he got off the book shelf. We thought he must be ours when he was on the floor. There was no malice intended.

OK we need a good dog lawyer to press our case. Any takers?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Again

Not that we should be surprised, but it snowed again. It seems winter has finally remembered New England. We are enjoying snow cookies again. However, we are not sure how long they will last.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our Stories are Back: The Big Over Easy

Mama has brought back our morning story hour. Over Christmas, she heard about a mystery series based on nursery characters for adults written by Jasper Fforde. We are listening to the first one The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime a Jack Spratt detective story that covers the murder of Humpty Dumpty.

Mama has a thing about the Humpty murder case. She used to make her students try to decide who murdered Humpty as part of a class exercise on traditional literature, so she is enjoying this story.

She is finding it funny how they are mixing Grimm's, nursery rhymes, and mythology all in one book.

Katy has been disappointed that there is little romance in the novel. Bailey was looking for more action. However, Mama loves the combination of mystery and fairytale characters. We will update more when we finish listening to the story.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

We Got Snow Cookies!!!

After a long wait it appears we have snow cookies. According to Dad the rain will remove them before long, but Mom insisted on getting some shots of us enjoying the snow while it lasted.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where is the Snow?

No, we are not trying to jinx ourselves by asking that question. We had a crazy Halloween storm that socked us hard and then nothing. However, this was our yard last year. We had a single path all winter to play in and we are afraid if the snow comes, it will come all at once again and not spread itself out so we can have a few snow cookies, make a few snow dog angels, and let it melt before the next storm hits. We would prefer not to have the snow corridor that hit last year and lasted until mid-spring.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Tree is Gone and It is Time to Move On

Dad and Mom finally got the tree down this weekend and the Christmas decorations are making their slow journey to that other world know as the attic. They will be coming for our Christmas toys soon and we have been actively seeking hiding places all over the house. Mom discovered Santa's spot this morning, but still allowed us to continue playing with him as she said that is one of the last boxes that go into the attic.

Mom says she spotted some Valentine's Toys at Petco. She has talked Dad into a trip tomorrow. She is hoping to find the plush doggy version of the candy hearts she remembers getting as a child. She is also kind of hoping the local store has the pink elephants she saw online. Knowing Mom she will come home with the cupid frog or one of the Valentine's Flatties. So far, she has not located any talking toys. Just as well, since Bailey has not stopped playing Jingle Bells since he realized the Christmas Toy's days are numbered. We suspect we may even get our Valentine's toys early to keep us from missing our Christmas toys.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mama made us a blanket

We are not sure what to think of our blanket. We do not tend to embrace change, but it is soft. After all we are the king and queen of fleece, can we embrace yarn?

Mama started a couple of experiments a while back and then stopped when they were not headed in the direction she wanted. She was considering pulling them out, but I have been trying to sit on and snuggle on the cat afghan she is making for a family member. I must say while I objected to her not making a dog afghan, the cats are remarkably comfortable and I cannot begin to see why I cannot use it while she is working on it.

Ok so I have a tendency to claw and chew a bit and this yarn is more delicate than the yarn she used for my blanket. I am resisting not getting to choose my own blanket. I think the cat one would suit me.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

We were moping around the house because Dad had gone back to work. We really enjoyed Christmas vacation. It was wonderful having Dad home all day. It was hard seeing him get in the car and go back to work. You can understand why we might hope he would come back. Well be careful what you work for fellow pups. Dad got a nasty stomach bug and we had to nurse him back to health yesterday. He is better today, but we pushed him out the door today. As much as we love having him home, that is not what we were wishing for when we hoped to have Dad home.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

We Won the Placemat from the From Daschies With Moxie & Pet Blogs United Contest

We waited to post this until we hoped more people would be back reading after the holiday break. We won a placemat with our pictures on it during the Pet Blogs United Holiday Contest from Dachsies with Moxie.

We resisted having our picture taken for this project having no idea what Mom intended to do with the picture. However, we really liked the mat when it arrived. We also appreciated all the comments of the relatives that visited over Christmas. The Dachsies have one amazingly talented Mom. She has an Etsy shop if any of you are interested in ordering your own quilted pieces.