Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

strange habits

Quincy has developed a very strange habit... he chatters his teeth. It doesn't happen all the time - usually just when he's taking treats or smelling something very intently. I have no idea why he does it, but it is so funny. I tried to capture it on video to post here... he wasn't doing it as emphatically as usual, but you'll be able to get the idea.

(PS - that's little Matilda you hear in the background. She was wondering why she was in her crate when there were cookies being handed out.)

Monday, February 22, 2010

snoot of steel

Take a look at the photo below. See the little pink box I've placed there? Look carefully at the crate bars in that area... see how they're all bent? That's because Matilda likes to sit up and stick her snoot through the bars. She hasn't used her teeth to pull at them... she's just pushed her fat, little nose through there enough that she's been able to bend the bars. Crazy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


So we got snow... LOTS of snow... this past Friday night. To those of you residing in less balmy regions, you probably can't understand my excitement. In fact, you're probably sick of snow right about now. But down here, we don't ever get snow, and certainly not nine inches.

The only one of my dogs that had ever seen snow before is Oliver. But even he had never seen more than one or two inches at best. So it was hilarious to watch them go piling out the door for the first time after it fell and watch them all come to a dead stop. They looked around at each other like "WHAT is this STUFF?!" But then it took about 30 more seconds for them to decide that it didn't really matter what it was because it was FUN!

Ollie ate it. Penny liked to catch snowballs in her mouth. Quincy just did huge donuts in the yard. Henry just ran around trying out the different activities of the other dogs. And Matilda... well, let's just say her new nickname is "Snowplow." I tried to capture it on video, but it was just too dark. She would take off running, get up some speed, and then hit her belly and slide through the snow. It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Matilda sat in this chair most of the following day... fascinated by the melting snow falling off the trees.

But of course, all the snow is gone now. In fact, most of it was gone the very next day. But we all made the most of it while we had it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

feelin' lucky?

Green beer, anyone? Sorry puppies... none for you.

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays... I love Ireland, I love green and I love my dad (his name is Patrick). I realize it's not necessarily a big holiday, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to craft some collars to celebrate.

As always, you can find them in the shop!

Monday, February 8, 2010

need a nap?

So Oliver had a dental and a tooth extracted on Friday, and the vet had to give him anesthesia of course. He was still a little loopy when I picked him up. I can't help but laugh like a crazy person when I watch this. Sorry Ollie...

Monday, February 1, 2010

flying dog

Exhibit A: Handsome, energetic and enthusiastic dog sits at the top of a rather tall staircase...

Exhibit B: Handsome, energetic and enthusiastic dog's banged-up legs after said dog decides that the stairs simply take too much time... he'd just rather fly... and then do a face-plant into the sidewalk.

Seriously people... he also has a scraped chin and chest and a busted lip. He PLOWED into the concrete, and then didn't miss a beat. Just kept running. And there I am trying to chase him down to make sure that he didn't indeed have a broken jaw like I was sure he must have.

well that's one way to draw a crowd