Happy 1st Birthday Lucy!

April 7th, 2009

I guess I never knew I could fall in love with a dog.

So much so that she got a present and we all sang happy birthday to her this morning.

The cats are pissed, they never have gotten that kind of attention.

Dogs are funny

March 17th, 2009

There are a bunch of dogs in my neighborhood.  I actually knew this fact before I was a dog owner.  However, now I not only know the dogs in the neighborhood, I know their owners too.

You see, we meet everyday at the same time and the same place.  The only difference between me and them, I’m the one with kids.  Kids who come with me all through the winter to the park, just so the dog can play.  When they complain about going to the park, I simply tell them that this is what owning a dog is all about and please remember…you are the ones who wanted this cute little dog so badly.

At said park, we get to see all sorts of dog behavior that I know nothing about.  A couple of our doggy friends are stick chewers.  Lucy was not a stick chewer before she met these characters.  But now that she has watched her buddies chewing the living tar out of sticks and enjoying it so much, she clearly decided that that was something dogs do.  So now, Lucy is a stick chewer.  She is also a stick pooper.

Today I witnessed, along with PJ and the rest of the kids at the bus stop, a poop made entirely out of stick shards.  As we watched on, you could see it in the little kids faces as Lucy was trying hard to get this thing out;  first disgust, then fright, a little bit of shrieking ran through the air from PJ and then when she finally birthed it out, utter amazement.

Yes, I should have taken a picture.

Ok, apon review, naw.

New Christmas Song

December 23rd, 2008

I’m thinking there has got to be a rendition of The Dog Ate My Danskos to the tune of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

If not, I’ll put the little down that is running through my head…right after I hit her with the remaining portion of my clog.

Our newest dog treat…

December 16th, 2008

Cat litter encrusted cat poop.

Who knew?

I’m so nice I might just stab them

December 4th, 2008

Late last night I took Lucy for a walk around the neighborhood.  As I crested the hill I noticed a mini van that was parked on the street and someone had left all the internal lights on.

I stood there for a second thinking, should I go knock on the door and tell them their lights are on because every time we leave the mini van lights on it totally kills the battery.  No, that would be weird and dark night walker strange.  No, it’s a nice thing to do and I would want to know if it was my van. So I walked to the door.

I could tell from standing outside the house that these people were guests who were over for dinner and they were enjoying their time together.

Until I rang the door bell.

Then they all scattered to a back room and waited until I went away to creep back out of the dark where they hide.

Seriously? I so hope that sapped all the juice right out of their battery.

Things I never thought I would be doing

December 2nd, 2008

1.  hide my shoes so they do not get eaten by a dog
2.  blow dry a dog
3.  wash a dog’s butt on a regular basis
4.  wonder if the glass Christmas tree ornament that was eaten yesterday will perforate a dog’s bowel
5.  get up at 2:00 am to change a DOG’s bedding, because she wet the bed
6.  get a dog to get an emergency grooming at Pet Smart, on a Sunday, due to a walk that resulted in running off leash on a hardly frozen lake, eating dead squirrel parts and many, many, MANY burrs that could not be taken out by a rookie.
7.  Love a dog so much that I don’t want to kill her when I see eaten dog beds.

Boy, I just wish she would have eaten up the $8.00 Costco bed instead, oh well.