W is for Water! (Whee!)

Isis loved to play with the hose, as seen in this video from 2009.   During the several months we tried to get Isis and Leo to be buddies, the closest we ever came was when Grandma sprayed them with the hose on either side of a fence. I describe it in Bark and Lunge: Isis reared upContinue reading “W is for Water! (Whee!)”

Birds fly, rabbits hop, dogs fight

My dogs get in one fight a year. Last year’s was on Labor Day. Rob gave Leo a bit of his hamburger in the living room. Mia was outside and on a diet, but sensed food being given away. There she was, poking her head under the folding TV tray where Leo dropped the burger.Continue reading “Birds fly, rabbits hop, dogs fight”

Wordless Wednesday in motion

Can Wordless Wednesday be a video? If I were to capture a new picture of the dogs today, they’d just be sitting here in the backyard with their Jolly Balls. Instead, I’ll show you what happened the other day when Mia’s Jolly Ball landed in the center of the tire. Powered by Linky Tools ClickContinue reading “Wordless Wednesday in motion”

I choose having dogs over having nice things

While Rob and I were in Seattle on Saturday, Leo and Mia committed unprecedented destruction. We were warned by Rob’s dad, Jerry, when I called to tell him we were on our way home. “You’ll never guess what your dogs did.” “Did they tear up the couch?” (This would not have surprised nor particularly troubledContinue reading “I choose having dogs over having nice things”

Companions for Life

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme is almost too easy: Companionable. My precious Mia has a very annoying habit of barking incessantly in the backyard. We think she’s just saying, “Hey, look at me! I’m over here!” Because she doesn’t want you to throw her the ball, or even come near her. If you try toContinue reading “Companions for Life”

So this is what they mean by Voice Control

I haven’t brought Mia to work in so long I forgot her leash today. Amazingly, I didn’t have a spare in my car or my office. I considered buying a cheap one for our lunchtime stroll, but decided instead to take her someplace we could “get away” with being off leash. Now, I don’t condoneContinue reading “So this is what they mean by Voice Control”