Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

We hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthier New Year.

We didn't get our annual visit and picture with Santa this year, but we did participate in Dog Dad's work Pet Parade. Mom was amazed we cooperated as we are not generally costume wearing dogs, but anything for Dog Dad and let's be honest a few treats.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Snow Today Gone Tomorrow

You might remember we posted snow pictures for Halloween. Well typical of New England weather we woke Monday morning and the snow was all but gone.

Of course Mom has to get pictures of us to demonstrate the lack of snow.

The pumpkins have emerged from their snow coverings.So much for snow cookies

Monday, November 2, 2020

Halloween Fun

Trick or treat was allowed in our city but not all over the state. It was strongly encouraged that we find non-contact ways to distribute the candy. Chutes seemed to catch on across the area. There were several in our neighborhood.

Normally we stay inside the house and bark at the little ones from the door but due to COVID the candy distribution was happening outside and Mom knew we needed to be part of the security so she bundled up and came out with us for a while and then decided we had to go back inside to warm up while she and Dog Dad finished up with the last of the little ones.

For once we actually got to observe what goes on during this candy collecting night. We've walked around with little ones collecting candy but we've never just sat outside and watched it from our own yard. Mom is thinking this might be worth continuing next year.

Our neighborhood has long been a popular spot for Halloween candy seekers so while our numbers were down with COVID we still had more than most of Mom's friends and family got, especially considering by the time Mom and Dad closed down the temps were in the low 30's.

What else should one do but snuggle with a holiday bone when one's responsibilites are done for the evening.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween Surprise

We knew Halloween was going to be different this year with the COVID restrictions. Mom tells us despite the restricitions the City has decided to allow trick or treating with some new rules. So this first picture kind of demonstrates the fall feeling Mom was gong for as she's been keeping us from eating her colorful fall pumpkins.

However we woke this morning to this...

With low temps predicted it has Mom concerned with how many kids will be out. We hope to have some cool Halloween pics to post but we will see what the weather brings.

We must say since we don't get candy on Halloween we did prefer the snow cookies.

Just a note we have allowed comments again. While we were away we were getting some disgusting spam filling up Mom's email notifications of comments to be modified daily and she shut off comments hoping the disgusting warts would leave us alone.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Annie's 4th Gotcha Day

Four years ago after an extensive search Dog Dad and Mom found me and brought me to live with my sister Katy. Mom gets very nostalgic about these days. I like them because we always get more treats.

We haven't been around much. Mom has been doing lots of craft blogging and we've been helping dog Dad work from home. It is lots of work being an office dog. He requires lots of supervision. Katy and I often trade of duties. We can't possibly imagine how he survived when he was away from the house.

We hope all of you are doing well with COVID restrictions.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Happy 12th Birthday Katy

Happy Birthday my sweet girl. It seems impossible to be writing that you are 12 today. I had to check twice to make sure I had the numbers right. How could my sweet baby have grown up so much???

Monday, June 22, 2020

Look Who Learned about the Front Yard

It has bothered Mom for years that bunnies don't seem to learn. There is plentiful clover in the front lawn that they seem to love and the front lawn is not fenced for dogs so we can't play with them. Certainly there are hazards for wild animals everywhere but the front yard offers more hiding places than the back where bunnies seem to see it as some kind of American Ninja Bunny course. You get clover if you win and potential death or bodily harm if you don't make the safe zone with your amazing leap. Some have paid the ultimate price for being too slow, not making the right obstacle choice, etc. This brings us back to why Mom gets so frustrated that they won't stay either in the front yard or in the yards that don't have pets.

So, she happily took this picture to show one with at least a moment of sense. It decided to go for the easy clover. No ninja practice today.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

All is Well

Katy here. As you can see from her big smile Annie survived her teeth cleaning yesterday. She was a very good patient. The vet techs told dog Dad she never stopped smiling when she woke up from her cleaning. She was incredibly happy.

We thank you all for you powerful paw prayers.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Spa has returned

This weekend we happily returned to the spa. Yes, I said happily. We needed it badly and it felt so good to return clean, trimmed, and oh so free of hair. Mom and Dad have been doing there best but there is nothing like a professional to do it up nice.

With social distancing we didn't get to have our normal hang out at the spa. It is good to gossip with the others but it was still good to be back.

As we mentioned Annie is getting her teeth cleaned tomorrow which means anesthesia. So if you'd all keep her in your doggy thoughts we'd be grateful.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Mom's Coach

It's exhausting coaching humans while they work out. You have no idea how hard we have to work to supervise, motivate, and make sure they don't break themselves.

Don't get me started on the noise this thing makes when it turns on that I have to be brave enough to endure. Then I have to make sure it doesn't attack me when Mom is on it making the pedals move. It is a dangerous assignment let me tell you. Katy and I trade off duties. The machine isn't noisy once it is on but it doesn't seem to bother Katy at all. She lays down by the door and leaves Mom to it. Me I know you need to watch this thing. It could turn on us at any moment. Don't any of you watch those machine movies where they suddenly take over.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Peek a Boo

I See You

Hi everyone. Katy and I have been very busy helping Dog Dad as he works from home. You can see us here trying to settle in as Dog Dad has moved where he's working to get better access to AC as the weather has gotten warmer since he came home to work.

We have become very good office dogs providing comfort and advice.

Annie has to have her teeth cleaned next week which requires anesthesia. So please keep her in your thoughts. It should be fine, but anesthesia is always a risk.

Mom is going to try to get back to posting here again.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Happy 6th Birthday Annie

Hi all it's me Annie here to share with you my 6th birthday. We've been away for a while and still not sure how regular we will be back but Mom didn't want to miss a chance to connect and what better occasion than of course my birthday.

Katy and I are both grateful that Dog Dad was able to score us some birthday cookies when he went to refresh our food supply. He wasn't sure they'd have them but we were pleasantly surprised to find they were still making them!!

Mom is still struggling with the idea that I've turned six. She knows the math is right but it doesn't seem possible that the time has flown so fast.