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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Substitution Bread


Oh dear, I don't have enough pumpkin for this pumpkin bread recipe...

Ihave some applesauce. Maybe I can use that to make up the difference.

Guys, want to try some of my bread? So what kind is it? Appkin? Or pupple?

Sadly, this is based on a true story.  Happily, it tasted great!

(The boys certainly were not complaining.)



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That’s Soporific!

Hey, you're drawing a picture of me. That's soporific!

I'm pretty sure that word doesn't mean what you think it means.

Let me give you an example:  Your incessant story telling can be positively soporific!

Soporific = So = Perfect + Terrific! I knew I was right!




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The Great Hunter

Dog stands wearing extreme hunting gear.

All hail me, the great and fearless hunter! Oh yeah? How many voles have you killed?

Including today? None. Bwahaha! By your age, I'd killed at least six.


You've got to sleep sometime, brother.... I happen to know that is a squeaky knife you got for Christmas!

Toby has the best nose I have ever seen on a dog…but he has yet to catch anything!  Geordie was a vole-hunting machine when he was little.  He would blow into the vole burrows and scare them into popping their heads out as they tried to run from him.  Then he would catch them and “de-squeaker” them.  Toby tries to dig them out, but then he gets distracted eating the dirt and grass he pulls up.

I suppose the voles in the neighborhood should be glad about this changing of the guard.  Perhaps now they’ll finally relax enough to do their jobs and eat all the disgusting bugs that like to ruin the grass.  (Hear that voles?  Get busy!)


You can read more of Bitey’s adventures in A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.  It is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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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