Friday, November 30, 2012

Going to Talk to Santa

We are headed off to visit with Santa on Sunday. We have much to discuss. Been working on sharing and not fighting over toys and food. Hoping Santa will forgive some of our "minor" disgressions and not forget us.

The tough part is we have to get our picture taken. Mama says it is for a good cause. It helps raise money for dogs and cats that do not have any place to live. However, we are just not crazy about this whole picture taking thing.

Anyone else off to see Santa this season?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We are so thrilled that Mama is sticking to her commitment about walking. Last night Dad was so surprised when Mama texted him about walking. After all it was snowing!!! Mama stuck to it though and we got to walk in the snow. There were so many delightful things to sniff and examine. We can only hope this trend continues.

Yesterday, Mom helped us address our first batch of cards. Dad brought home stamps, so we will be working on more cards today. Mama also has to ship some packages, so she is working on balancing Christmas cards and Christmas wrapping/boxing. It will all be done soon.

More cards arrived yesterday. So far, we have 9 cards and Mom and Dad have yet to get one. I think it is because we send out more. Our blogging friends have some great Christmas card designs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Christmas Card Exchange Has Begun

Mom was so thrilled, when she got the mail out of the box on Black Friday. She already had Christmas cards from the Dog Blog Christmas exchange. After our Christmas toys, the card wreaths were one of the first things to come out of the box. Mom loves displaying all the beautiful Christmas cards.

We were thrilled when Dad said he found a great Black Friday deal at Walgreens and hopped online to order our cards. He picked them up the same day and now that all the family cards are done, Mom has promised to get to work on our card exchange ones.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

We know Thanksgiving is Thursday, but once Dad is home from work tonight, the holiday rush begins and we may not get back to blogging until next week. We wanted to stop and wish everyone a safe and snack filled holiday.

Mom got a summary note from her doctor yesterday with good news about her tests. The best news for us, she included a note to tell her to continue walking. Can you imagine that a human vet gave us the best present ever, mandatory walks. Right after dinner Dad got out the leashes and despite the bracing cold, Mom and Dad took us for an evening walk. This Sheltie trainer thing has its benefits.

We are hoping to get our cards printed after Thanksgiving and then we can get started on the card exchange.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sheltie Fitness Coaches

The Human Vet confirmed it. We are making Mama healthier!

Mama had to go for her yearly physical. While she still has a long way to go the human vet saw improvements and asked Mama what she was doing. She told her about walking us when the weather wasn't wet and we received great compliments for motivating her.

Don't doubt your healing power folks. We can do it.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tyler the Turkey Returns with a Friend

Some of you might remember Mom's obsession with holiday toys. She just took down the Halloween decorations and mysteriously our Mummy and Bat toys have gone missing into the strange world of the Attic. However, as the Halloween toys went missing, who should appear, but Tyler Turkey and his friend.

Last year, Mom looked everywhere online and in person for Thanksgiving dog toys. She finally found Tyler. While taking Bailey and I to get pictures with Santa she was so thrilled to discover a Tyler on clearance at the place we were having our pictures taken. She stashed him in the Thanksgiving box and we were thrilled to discover not one but two turkey toys to play with this year. We do need a name for the second one though. It is too confusing if they are both Tyler.

If anyone spots any other Thanksgiving toys on the market, please let Mom know. She is always looking to expand our holiday toy options.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The First Snow Cookies of the Year

It snowed yesterday and we were treated to the first fresh snow cookies of the year. The best thing about snow cookies is Mom doesn't care how many we eat. We can run around the yard and scoop up as much as we want and she doesn't seem to worry about it ruining our dinner. That's what she says when we want to many of our other snacks.

We are still having wet weather, but it is more sleet than snow at this point.

This is our friend Mrs. Pumpkin. She has been on our porch for a while now. She had a brief trip indoors during the hurricane, but moved outside afterwards as we missed having her out there. Mom and Dad seem to think she will be traveling some time before Thanksgiving. We will miss her as we have spent hours sunning ourselves next to her.

Friday, November 2, 2012

So Much Going On

We survived the Sandy without a loss of power. Mama kept rubbing her magic emergency lantern every time the power dimmed and the lights came back on. We are praying for all those who are still without power and recovering from all the damage.

Bailey came up with a new idea for trick or treat. He got a head pat for every treat given out. Katy came closer to the door and was spying at the trick or treaters from a cave she created. She might not have wanted to get close, but our girl is getting braver and refused to miss out on the action.

Katy has also discovered the joy of leaves. Last year Katy was terrified of the sound made as people and dogs pushed through piles of leaves left on the streets. This year as we've been walking more frequently, she has become very curious about the smells and the texture of the leaf piles.

What really drew us out was the card swap. It has been a tough summer and fall for Mama and she hasn't been doing much blogging. She preposted a bunch of stuff for her education blog last winter that has continued, but everything else has been dragging. However, she has been scanning blog postings and when she realized she almost missed the sign up for the Christmas cards she not only signed us up, but she wanted to let people know we were still out here.