Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Who did it?

Sheri at A Novel Menagerie is having a contest about Yellow Labradors in relation to the movie Marley and Me. We are suppose to post our photos on our blogs and link them to her site. It sounded like fun and we have three dogs that we adore - a Cocker Spaniel, a Golden Retriever and a Chocolate Labrador. I was looking for photos to post but then I had the opportunity to take some new ones. Earlier this week I was up late after everyone else had gone to bed. I was doing laundry (as always), reading and enjoying the quiet house. The dogs wait for me to go up to bed so they were lounging around the house. I finished in the laundry room and walked back to the family room and saw a trail of stuffing on the floor. My mom had given dog toys for Christmas and they had been having fun dismantling them ever since. I knew this was the innards of a toy strewn all over room. I was pretty sure I knew who didn't do it.


Boo is our little old man. He is about 14 and has slowed down a bit. He is happy to follow me around and nap as much as possible. He rules the house. He wasn't the guilty party.






Allie is 4 and we've had her for two years. She is the princess and and gets along with everybody. She loves to play and go for car rides but she is very good at lounging too. As soon as my husband goes to bed at 11:00 she is in his chair for the rest of the night. She loves to unravel her toys and she has pulled the stuffing out before. It could have been her.




Cassie is our most recent acquistion and we've only had her since last summer. She is also 4 and very hyper. She is not Boo's favorite dog but Allie loves her. They wrestle and play constantly. She will run forever and if she finds a ball she will not let you stop playing with her. She makes me tired just watching her. She has calmed down considerably and has learned to snuggle. Especially with my husband who has always, always, always wanted a Chocolate Lab. That's why she gets the most car rides, is spoiled rotten and he can ignore the fact that she has figured out how to get the butter dish off the counter more than once. (yes, we did move it) I want to put a video camera in the kitchen to see how she does that but he says that would be entrapment and it wouldn't be fair. Seriously, can you entrap a dog? I'm still doing it because she must have super powers to be able to do that. Unless my husband is helping her. Hmm... By the way, do you see that partially stuffed animal she's resting her head on? And she has the nerve to take my spot on the couch. Found the cuprit red-handed, um red-pawed.


** I don't how she did it but while I was writing this Cassie came over and threw her toy onto the keyboard and deleted my whole post! The whole thing! And I had been saving it as I typed. I had to start it over from scratch. This is the kind of stuff she does. Everyday.

14 comments:

  1. Your dogs are beautiful! It amazes me how smart animals can be. My cat figured out how to open the kitchen cupboard doors yesterday. I'm going to have to see if I can find the extra child-proof locks.

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  2. Your dogs are precious. Your Boo is a lot like our Milou. Milou is 13 and she lists her hobbies as eating and sleeping.

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  3. I have that fuzz issue like EVERYDAY. My 2nd baby is a Basset Hound puppy who isn't quite 2 yrs old yet and rips apart the animals. I love Cassie, even though she did wipe out your story. I bet the two big dogs just have so much fun with each other. Your husband sounds like the nicest guy!

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  4. I'm a dog person - we have two. I loved the pictures of yours!! I love the butter story...

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  5. Your dogs are wonderful! I wish I had one, but at least I can enjoy everyone's pictures.

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  6. They look like a peaceful bunch. Maybe it was really a gremlin who snuck in and tore up the toy! You never know with those gremlins. We had a totally ingeneous cat who used to sit on the porch railing and hit the doorbell when he wanted to come in.

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  7. those dogs are adorable! My dog is more obvious about his crimes...he tries to escape out the door when we come back and he knows he's done something bad, like eat all the chocolate...one time we found him with his head in a fish sticks box that was in the the recycling bin...I wondered how long he had been wandering around smashing into walls with that box on his head.

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  8. Pet stories are the best. Every day we come home to find what the kittens have done to the house while we were at work - yesterday they had locked themselves in the bathroom - not sure for how long, but the TP was shredded off the role.

    We had a cat once who stole a package of ground beef off of the counter where we had left it to thaw - found the styrofoam licked clean in my brother's closet and the cat's belly so huge it looked like she swallowed a small dog. We leave things in the microwave now when we need them to thaw out.

    I'm thinking about inventing a kitty cam to see exactly what they're up to all day - but mine would be strapped right on top of their little furry heads - you could borrow it for Cassie.

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  9. I sent you a Butterfly Award!

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  10. OM GOSH! I love love this post. I love the pets and the "who done it story." Thank you for this great post and pictures. I really love dogs!

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  11. Everyone has funny pet stories and I've loved hearing all of yours too. This is the first winter we've been without a cat since we had to put two of ours to sleep because of tumors. This is also the first year we've had mice come into the house in the fall when the cold weather hit! Gross. Our cats were good little hunters. I think we will be getting one again next year.

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  12. Pudgy and I are giving you the Lemonade award. Stop by and pick up the logo.

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  13. Your dogs are sooo nice-looking! My dog is funny with his toys - sometimes he'll cherish one for months, and other times he'll turn it into little balls of fluff within hours...

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