Thursday, March 29, 2012

Really Even My New Blanket?

I am trying to decide if I like my new blanket. Is this the right spot for it? Is the floor more comfy without it. Can I have a moment of peace to think about it? Of course not, that was too much to expect. Pictures must be taken.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wild Bunny Advice

While Mama has no problem with us chasing squirrels, mice, and many other wild creatures from the yard, Mom and Dad have become attached to the wild bunnies visiting the yard.

Now we know that when these bunnies start eating Mom's veggie garden she will appreciate our vigilance in scaring the bunnies away now. However, right now she is against our scaring the bunnies. Last night we went out and there was a bunny bold as could be sitting right in the middle of the yard without a care in the world. It had to smell dog everywhere and still not a care in the world. Dad says he has found it in one of the flower gardens this spring as he has been cleaning it out. It likes hanging out in the growth that needs to be cleaned out from last fall. We did what any dog would do we chased it into the tiny space it keeps squeezing into to get into the yard. Dad was not pleased with us.

So what would you guys do?

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Dog Cave

I won this bed for Katy and I last summer at a fundraiser for local dog rescues. Mom never thought we would get so much use out of it, but we constantly slide it around on the floor to get it into new locations. Lately Katy and I have taken to cave dwelling under the table. This was one of my earlier attempts. Mom missed the shot she wanted where Katy had managed to wedge almost the entire bed and her body underneath to create her cave.

Mom was uncertain of the bed’s future when I won it, but it seemed like a comfortable downstairs resting spot. Who knew it would be the most creative toy fort any dog could have.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Play with Me!

Sometimes putting your paw down is not enough. You have to refocus human attention away from the computer to more important tasks like ball and tug. They seem to be easily distracted and require constant reminders.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Got Bones?

We do. Dakota from Dakota's Den generously had a contest on his birthday and we won. The dark brown truck showed up at the house yesterday and Mama was very confused because very few things arrive by UPS. She checked the label and sure enough, it was our very own box filled with chicken and peanut butter Smart bones.

Mom let Katy and I each have a peanut butter bone. We had the best time chewing and chasing after each other as we traded bones.

So, thank you again Dakota for sharing your birthday with us. We are enjoying our bones.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Flowers

We helped Mom find flowers. She shot these pictures while we were out exploring yesterday. Some of them first appeared in the snow and Mom was afraid they would not actually appear in the spring weather. However, she hunted them down and now has pictures.

Katy did not want to be in the pictures. However, she strangely appeared in the outdoor craft pictures Mom was trying to keep her out of yesterday. She kept slipping into the picture after Mom thought she was gone.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Helping Dad with the Gardening

Last year at this time, we were still dealing with snow. This year, Dad decided to take a break from March Madness and head out and start clearing out the flowerbeds. We of course were tasked with providing security details to keep him safe from garden predators. As a reward for our efforts, he gave us bully sticks to keep us alert during our shift.

Mom noticed lots of the spring and summer bulbs are starting to come up. We were praised for not helping Dad with the digging although the smell of spring dirt was so tempting.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Mystery of the Drain Pipe

Normally Mama is very interested in mysteries when they are in books or movies. However, we have been trying to get her interested in one in her own backyard and she pretends as if it does not exist. We know she is terrified of snakes, but this mystery started when snow was on the ground and snakes don't do snow. Try telling that to Mama who is convinced he could have been wearing a parka with a down bootie to keep its tale warm. Mama has an aversion to the crawly ones.

However, this morning she did go out and snap pictures of the crime scene. While I tried to show her what was wrong, she still cannot figure out the problem.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What is It About Bunnies?

Someone else mentioned this in a post yesterday, so I know we are not alone. Mama is cool with us chasing just about any critters in the yard with the exception of skunks (which from what we have been told is justified) and bunnies. She will cheer us on as we chase down squirrels, but a cute fluffy bunny and she loses it. She becomes protector of all that is wild. She is very strict about the no chasing the bunnies rule.

Wait until that fluffy thing gets into her lettuce and we will see how kindly she feels towards it and its growing family then.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Look What Mom Made

Mom does these crochet swaps and she cannot post pictures on her craft blog until the other person gets the presents. The woman Mom was swapping with has three dachshunds. So, she made the bird the woman wanted, but she could not resist making this guy to go in the box either.

So what do you think?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday Weekends are Wonderful

We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. We had birthday bones. Mom and Dad found many wonderful toys. We had extra playtime and one of our favorite humans brought special birthday cookies for Katy and I along with a cool new ball to try out. Mom noticed we were really attached to the Valentine's owl so she made sure we got one that can stay out year round.

Now that Katy is coming to appreciate this whole birthday thing, she is already creating a list of demands; I mean requests for her special day.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We Won Bones

Just in time for Bailey's Birthday, we won Smart Bones from Dakota's birthday giveaway at Dakota's Den.

We want to say thank you to Dakota for giving presents out on his birthday. We are looking forward to peanut butter and chicken bones.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Salute to Dr. Suess

Frankie invited us to join in Amber's Dr. Suess challenge.

You must not hop on Pop.

When we heard the rule,

it seemed so cruel.

When Shelties are flying,

it can be so trying.

Somtimes a hop

is really more of a flop.

We know that Dad

is always glad

and wouldn't miss

a Sheltie kiss.

We have no more time

to rhyme.

We must race

as there are squirrels to chase.

Enjoy the day

Make time for lots of play.

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Came in With the Snow

The snow started yesterday and we have much more of it than you can see in these pictures. Mom just hasn't updated. We were starting to enjoy the little flowers poking up in the ground and now we are getting winter. Mom says its all about the joys of living in New England. We have no idea what that is supposed to mean other than we get snow at Halloween and in March.