Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rainy Day Blues

It's December. We should be enjoying snow cookies while we await the arrival of that jolly red suited guy who fills our stockings with toys and treats. Instead it looks more like when that bouncing bunny arrives that we can't chase because he brings Easter baskets of treats and toys. Do these treat bringers have their weather mixed up?

The squirrels are getting fat and lazy filling up on food, which means they are becoming more of a chore to chase. Yesterday one was bold enough to try to sun bathe on our porch!!! Then his friend joined him and the chase was on. First moths, now a late season squirrel surge. We need snow to help us with natural pest control.

I hope Santa knows I'm doing my best. Even shelties don't herd well in the rain.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Card Wreath is Up

Well Mama is doing better in this card contest this year than last year. So far, we are of course winning 7-3, but that is closer than last year.

A note from the Mama, with the warm weather we've had an higher than normal level of moths. Bailey is ignoring them, but Katy has taken to hunting them down and batting them out of the air with her paws and then biting them to make sure they fly no more. She takes no moth prisoners.

Papa has been pulling the Christmas boxes out of the attic, which can mean only one thing, the turkeys, will soon be headed to the attic. While we know Mama will be pulling out our special Christmas only toys, we hate to say goodbye to our Gobbling friends. It seems they stay such a short time each year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Card Contest Begins

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mom and Dad tried out some new Thanksgiving healthy recipes and were pleased they tasted better than some of the stuff they had in the past. Of course we got the traditional kibble meal.

After a full weekend of football, Dad brought out the green tree and started putting it up in the living room. So far it just has lights, but we know Mom will have lots of tempting stuff hanging from it soon.

Even before Thanksgiving cards were arriving. We are up on Mom by 2-1. We are going to be visiting Santa this week and then ordering out cards. They have local pickup so we hope to get them out quickly after that.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holiday season.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Can you Believe It is Almost Thanksgiving?

Mama has been very bad about Blogging. She's had all this other stuff she puts ahead of our blog. However, we got her to sit down and put her fingers to the keyboard. Lassister and Chase saved us from missing the card exchange because they posted a comment on an old blog entry and we made it just under the deadline. We would have been so upset if Mama blew that. Reilly and Denny have sent us our first card already!!! We have an appointment to meet Santa and Mom wants to use that picture for our cards. In the past we've had our picture taken during a summer fundraiser, but that gentleman has enough business that he no longer does festivals, only private sittings. So, we await Santa in order to get our cards done.

We had a dusting of snow this week, but not enought to snack on. When we will get our snow cookies???

Katy is really into football this season. Bailey is a casual observer. However, if Papa forgets to put the pregame on, Katy reminds him that he's missing the talking people with the cool voices.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall is a Great Time for the Sports Loving Sheltie

Katy here. We love watching sports with Papa and now we are sporting our Patriots and Red Sox fleece. We really do love our fleece. Yesterday we routed the Patriots on to victory while happily curled up on our favorite team fleece.

I've been causing a bit of mischief lately. While Mom and I usually enjoy curling up while she reads and I sniff my way through her books. A few weeks ago I snuck into Mom's library bag and attacked a paperback book. I was so stealthy that it was only because I was so quiet that she came to check on me and realized what I had done. She was so embarrassed that she had to tell the librarian I chewed a book. Well actually she made Dad tell the librarian. Now Mom doesn't let me sniff the books and she's moved the bag off the floor to higher ground. I miss sniffing the books. They have such an interesting smell.

Bailey's finally off his meds, which means he's back to eating again. It is so hard to watch him not eat his kibble. I thought I was being helpful when I offered to eat it for him, but neither Mom or Dad was amused.

I am trying to reform, but there are just so many temptations.