Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday Flowers: Yellow Tulips

Mom is beginning to notice we have quite a bit of yellow in the perennial gardens.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Bunny is grateful we are oblivous

Dog Dad caught these pictures of us. Do you see the bunny boldly eating clover in the back? We didn't. Yes, we are embarrassed. We missed the critter right behind us as we were watching dog Dad.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Treat Ball Birthday Party

While we snuggle with our stuffies, we don't play too much with our toys, except our treat balls. So Dog Dad and Mom instead of buying new toys have resorted to treat ball parties for special occasions. As you can see Mom and Dad hunted down our treat balls and prepped them before the party began.

It was every girl for herself.

Much later after dinner, we finished off the day with birthday cookies.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Look Who Is Back?

Mom isn't thrilled. The snake was enjoying a rock sun bath and wasn't about to move. We also failed to notice it was there adding to her anxiety. Honestly we can't be on duty all the time. Even we need breaks. OK so we did literally walk right by it without noticing, but the world isn't perfect.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Happy 10th Birthday Katy!

Happy Birthday my sweet girl. I have no idea how you could possibly be 10 years old. You have the energy of a puppy. We are so proud of you baby girl. Since you lost Bailey you have worked so hard at becoming more confident and able to deal with things on your own. While you might have a tendency to want things your own way, you also take care of Annie and make sure she knows she's loved and cared for every day. She couldn't have asked for a better friend to start her new life with in a new home.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Remembering Bailey

It's hard to believe it's been 2 years already, but time does fly. We haven't forgotten you baby boy. I do find it funny that even though Annie is so much smaller than you, people who haven't seen us in a while just remember us having one light and one dark Sheltie and are shocked to realize Annie has been with us for almost 2 years now.

We were truly blessed that of all the people who could have adopted an adorable rare Sheltie puppy to be available in rescue somehow you found us. I will never stop being grateful for that. You brought such joy and kindness where ever you went. Sadly, I think you might have missed your calling as a therapy dog. You had all the natural instincts that just can't be taught.

Enjoy your freedom over the Rainbow Bridge dear boy. You have earned your wings.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Critter Clearing

With all the rainy weekends keeping Mom and Dad from getting out to garden the perennial gardens are becoming critter vacation spots. I have taken on the job of evicting out unwanted guests.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Dad Keeps Filling in my Hole

I am thankful that while Dog Dad isn't thrilled about the hole he appreciates the fact I keep it to one spot and understands I need to cool down on a hot day. So he keeps filling in my hole so I can keep digging it out to find the cool dirt underneath. It's a good system. He gets to pretend he's solving the hole problem and I get a fresh supply of cool dirt.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Eyes Have It

Mom says we have very strong stares when we want something. We keep trying to tell her we are just very attentive to her needs.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rallying for a Red Sox Win

As you might have guessed we are big sports fans in this family. Thanks to Mom's Aunt and our grandma we have sports fleece for all almost all our favorite sports teams. Contrary to what Dog Dad says sometimes we can even share. Here we are clearly sharing the Red Sox fleece as we cheer them on to victory over the Tigers.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Garter Snakes are Afraid of Dogs

Mom is terrified of snakes. Don't try telling her garter snakes are harmless, good for the environment, it doesn't help. She will tell you breathing is healthy and she finds it hard to do when she she's a snake. She can manage her fears when they are behind glass or caged in some way but when they are free or someone is holding one all bets are off.

Thankfully, for Mom garter snakes don't like being herded and will generally flee when a Sheltie starts to investigate. This one dived for cover when I, Katy, went to rescue Mom. Of course now Mom is once again paranoid about snakes living under the porch, but at least it isn't sun bathing by the bottom of the stairs. I can only do so much. Not that this makes the Mom feel better, but this is one of the bigger snakes we've seen in the last few years.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thunder Boom Toys

Mom is fascinated by the idea that I don't often play with toys, but toys are comforting when you are feeling stressed. During a big thunder and lightning storm I found a great thunder toy. During the loudest booms I chewed and somehow survived the storm.

I needed a rest after the storm.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hole What Hole?

Do you see any holes here? I'm just lying in a little dirt here. I'm not sure what Mom finds so interesting. Nothing to see here move on.