Do you ever wonder what life is like as seen through their eyes?
They don’t have the normal worries like we do. Hurricanes and blizzards. Elevating gas and grocery bills. Or politics and unemployment. Or do they? Dogs can sense when their owner(s) are stressed. Maybe they look above all of that and comfort us with a handshake. It could be their way of telling us that everything will be okay. All while their tail is wagging.
I took this photo of Disco yesterday morning as the sun was coming up. He was laying on the couch enjoying every moment of it. He appears not to have a worry in the world. Or perhaps he has mastered the way of not letting the worries of the world get in the way of his day.
In the process of making smash books for my nieces and nephews I found myself digging through a lot of photos. And then I stumbled upon these. Hardy was so little here. Where does the time go?
Before Disco and House came along it was just Hardy and me. We always managed to find ways to pass the time. For instance, these reindeer antlers. I don’t remember where I found these but I thought he would look cute in them.
This heat wave is absolutely ridiculous. The garden requires extra attention and water, but I’m happy to report that all the crops are doing well.
Grilled cabbage! Have you ever tried that? The Garden Geek in me loves to watch the garden grow day by day.
I will be crushed in my internet doesn’t work on Monday! I tried to use the launch tool that this site provides and got an error. Hope that’s not a bad sign…
This would make a great photo prop. One suitcase, a magazine, and a bottle of mod podge. Mix it up a bit and use photos along with the pages.
Tip Junkie’s Top 10 Crafts to make this week. I would love to have a red bench in my house. And I can’t remember a time when I walked into the local Goodwill and saw a headboard on the floor waiting for a new home.
A friend of mine of Twitter shared this awesome pet site. Create an account and share your knowledge with others. All pets welcome! As I was scrolling around on the dog page I came across the health section and found a warning for an ingredient in a mouth rinse that may be harmful for dogs. Guess what I just bought at the store for the boys? I will be checking that label before using. This site has already proven to be helpful to me. A BIG “thank you” to Bill @ http://thedoggiepaws.com/ for sharing this. Be sure to check out his site as well. He converts your dog/cat paw impressions into pieces of art to have for a lifetime. “Doggie Paws are not just for remembering our cherished dogs and cats who are no longer with us, but also for honoring the special friends in our lives right now.” via their site.
Animals lovers need to stick together!
Too hot to cook, right? Here’s 22 Recipes to try in the heat. The Crunch Peanut Slaw looks yummy!
Yeah, it’s the weekend. Any plans? Cleaning, organizing, creating, and of course blogging is on my agenda.
Spring is getting closer (clapping) and the warmth of the bright sun today was most appreciated by the sweet face above.
One of my mom’s coworkers gave her a copy of an email she received from a friend. It’s definitely one of those LMAO stories. If I knew where it originated from credit would be given.
For those of you who have or have had pets, this is a true story.
For those who don’t have or have never had pets, it is a true story.
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.
Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years – canine/feline attendance is not required.
The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butts. I cannot stress this enough…
One more thing, staring at me while I eat to try to direct my mind to give you my food will not work (usually). I am too old and too tired. Go stare at the kids. They are younger and more susceptible to mind control. If you believe me, notice how they all dress alike so they can be individuals.
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:
(1) They live here. You don’t.
(2) If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly.
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don’t ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don’t hang out with drug-using people,
(7) don’t smoke or drink,
(8) don’t want to wear your clothes,
(9) don’t have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children
Here’s to a productive Saturday. Until the next post……