Hey you pests, what is this?! A tail hole? Ventilation?
Quit chewing my underwear!
Worth it! Totally!

A good wisecrack is always worth it!


The other night I walked past Toby’s kennel and found him sitting up. Figuring he had to go outside I started to reach to open the door. As I did, I realized that he wasn’t looking at me, his ears weren’t moving when I spoke….oh dear, this dog is asleep sitting up!

It took forever for me to rouse him, and when I did he was very logy. What a strange little boy I have.


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Things I Learned on the Gutchie Hunt

I haven’t been to a department store for undies in a long time, and I am amazed at how high the cost has become!  I am used to a week’s worth of underwear costing around $10, but at the mall, be prepared to spend $75-80.  Ouch.  At those prices, you can’t afford to have a laundry accident.

Also a surprise was the styles.  I haven’t seen such an assortment of boring, conservative gutchies since the 1800s.  For some reason pantie waist lines keep going up while pant waist lines remain mostly low.  I thought that the “undies-sticking-out-of-your-jeans” look was more for young men trying to look tough.  On little old ladies it does not impress.

On a related note, I walked past a mannequin wearing jeans with a huge tag announcing them as “Mom Jeans”.  Oh thank heavens!  For the young, you might not know yet how wonderful these things can be, but they truly deserve a place in the closet.  They are generally made of bottomweight denim and come up to your natural waist.  They are loose and comfortable and are great for when you need to do real work, not to look sexy.  Landscaping, shoveling snow, walking dogs, relaxing at home by yourself…all such great times for warm, comfy pants!  Perhaps underwear designers are expecting a boom to the Mom jeans market and that is why they are making such a plethora of giant grandma thunder panties.

This might come as a disappointment to a section of the market I hadn’t previously considered.  While looking online to check the quality of different brands, I saw a considerable number men reviewing ladies’ panties.   I am not sure if bloomers are going to provide them with what they are looking for, though.  There’s not much support to them, and if you want them to make you feel femimine, they don’t.

Two Cairn terrier brothers turn their backs to the camera as Mom tries to take a picture.

Mom, this is soooo boring!  Call us when you’re done complaining about underwear.









Semper Ubi Sub Ubi, Revisited

Cairn terrier sleeping upside down in undignified pose.Ignore the vest, Mummy.  Let it all hang out!

If you read A Tired Mommy Is A Good Mommy, you will recognize just how important gutchies can be to me. Today I had one of the most disappointing things that could happen to a woman happen:  I found out that my favorite underwear has been discontinued.  If you are a lady, you know how concerning this can be.  Without the right style, not only can you wind up with endless wedgies, but your confidence in your appearance can suffer (and mosquitoes can bite your exposed privates if you go commando!).

Toby and Geordie tried to convince me that living sky clad was the only way to go.  I merely had to remind them of the Lady Godiva incident for them to hush and skulk off to another room.