Little puppy Cairn terrier giving stink face to adult Cairn terrier.


Mmph!!  What made me think having a brother would be fun?



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Love Handles

Tennis balls with fuzz handles that a puppy has chewed from their covers.

Seeing this makes me laugh.  Out of the 20+ tennis balls Toby has, he has chewed fuzz handles into all but two.

Row of tennis balls from a different angel. All show fuzz handles on them.

My boy sure has some strange hobbies.


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Hopefully coming soon will be Bitey and Toby’s new book!

Little Bird, Little Bird…

…fly through my window!

Baby robin stands in grass

Note, little bird, that the song did not say “Poop on my lawn chair!”  or “Make my small dogs bark!”.  You really should reconsider your agenda for the day.

Robin Faux Hawk 2

When Geordie was a puppy, he had a bird friend:  The Faux-hawk Robin.  This bird had a peculiar feather-do that made him easy to spot.  After that first friend, Geordie was never playful with birds again.  I am glad I got to watch the two of them together.

Robin and Geordie - Copy


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What are you looking at puppy? I've heard that dogs can see ghosts. Do you see a ghost? No, I'm watching our agels.

Our angels?  Yes, our guardian angels.

Wow, what do they look like?  Well, your angel is a person, and mine is a puppy.

I never thought about dogs having guardian angels. I guess I figured that if they did, they would look like ladies in long robes with wings. Nope. Puppies.

What are they doing? They are talking to each other. Really?

What are they saying? Well, my "Angel" is a little rusty, but i am pretty sure that they are saying is, "Geordie needs more snacks!"

Oddly enough, this post is based on an actual event.  One day I really did find Geordie intently watching something as it moved around near the ceiling.  Geordie’s language skills are above any dog I have ever known, so I am able to ask him things, and he can answer by saying yes, no, pointing at something, getting angry, etc.  I asked him a series of questions, and what came of them was that he said that he was watching our guardian angels as they were talking to each other.  His looked like a dog, and mine looked like a person.  Of course I have no way of knowing if anything he said was true or not.  Maybe it was just the equivalent of playing with a Magic 8 Ball.

What struck me as funny was that if it were really me answering these questions, I would expect the answers to match ideas that I already have in my head.  These didn’t.  I’ve grown up with the image of guardian angels watching over children, but I never thought that they would talk to each other as they worked.  And I never, never thought they could be anything other than humanoid.

If nothing else, the incident gave me something to ponder as I fall asleep….


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Teeny Tiny Toby’s Terrible Tuesday Temper Tantrum



…which really took place on a Monday…but I am posting about it on a Friday!

I got fortunate in that Toby decided to throw one of these fits in front of the vet.  She was taken aback at the viciousness of his outburst.  She said that this is simply what he does when he doesn’t get his way, and no one should give in to him or he will learn that this is how he gets what he wants.  The down side?  This


I was feeling happy that my little monster had largely outgrown this phase, until today.  Then ol’ crabby pants showed up again to say that he did not appreciate the hug I gave him after supper.  Looks like I had better keep the Band Aids handy.



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A Dream Deferred…..


Don't you dare even think about it!

As a child, I was never allowed to play in puddles.

Woo hoo! Whee! I'm swimming!

Fortunately for my boys, I’m not that kind of Mom!


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