Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Secret Paws!

Our Secret Paws package arrived! Mom put it near the tree and I was just a little bit afraid she would make us wait until Christmas to open it. So I thwapped the box off the table and sent in the woofies to check it out. After Zeke and Sushi told Mom it was safe I patted it down just in case. The next safety step was x-raying the box ~ you cannot be too careful with those woofies around! I gave the green light and 'thumbs' (aka Mom) popped open a case of goodies! Woofies to the end of the line please! I supervised the unpacking. Sushi at least remembered her place in line. Zeke is just old and grumpy so I cut him some slack. Hmmm that packing paper was interesting. Zeke saw something interesting while I waited patiently to get my paws on the good stuff. You can see the feathers under Zeke's neck. Oooh soft balls! Hey who wrapped them ~ spiderman? Zeke's gifts were this great set of soft balls and a package of Cesar soft roasted chicken treats. They are just what he wanted! At first Sushi tried to help Mom set the balls free but then she realized she had some presents of her own. She got these great chicken-wrapped rawhide chewies and a red stuffy with rope arms. Way to go woofie! Hmmm Zeke had a problem ~ Mom is playing with Sushi and her toy instead of throwing his ball. How does that taste Sushi? Showbirds ~ all they want is your birdseed. I will enjoy showing her how I play! Both of my presents have feathers and I love them! These bouncy feathers were fun to play with. Mom and I chased each other around the room and I caught the feathers every time she tried to bounce them away. Some of our action shots are not very clear. It never hurts to double check the packing ~ there might be something tiny to chew on. See what I mean? Sheesh ~ those woofies would have missed my jewelry! Wait ~ this is how I can play with my new bouncy feathers when Mom and my Daddy ignore me have other things they need to do. For an old geezer Zeke still has a quick snapper. He almost caught that one. He has already lost this yellow ball and my Daddy has found it for him several times. That is one of his very favorite games! Sushi loves her perfect stuffy. I am sorry to have to report that she has gutted it several times already and Mom and my Daddy have given up re-stuffing it. Do not think that has made any difference in how much she loves it tho ~ she still thinks it is perfect. Can any of you guess who was our Secret Santa? I could not until Mom showed me the beautiful cards that were included with presents. It was our lovely new friend Katie! Her Glogirly helped her wrap and pack everything and sent us all these wonderful gifts. Mom even tried to get a picture of all the gifts together with the cards but we were so excited about them that we would not leave them alone long enough for that. If you click on this picture it will biggify so you can see the card better. Now I can tell you that we were Katie's Secret Paws too and we had a lot of fun choosing and wrapping her presents. We are glad we have such great friends!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Easy Like Sunday

Ha! Easy does not describe today. Here are some of the things that happened:
  • Mom finally got our Secret Paws package ready to mail tomorrow.
  • Mom finally got our t-shirt to Baby Basu ready to mail tomorrow. We are really late with this and Baby Basu has already been born! You can read about him here.
  • Mom did laundry.
  • Mom made German potato salad.
  • Mom worked on Christmas cards.

Do you see a pattern there? If I had not been able to snoopervise the wrapping and some of the laundry I would not have done anything at all with Mom today! It is a good thing my Daddy was here. He did a lot of things too but almost all of them included me. He even took me outside and let me check out the trees and the bird feeder and the neighbor's home. He even carried me around in the house and gave me lots of stinky goodness and helped me forget Mom was ignoring me.

So this is one of the things I did while I waited for Mom to remember I am here:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It is Definitely Winter Here!

This is what we woke up to see on Tuesday morning:

This is considered a huge snowfall for Roswell. It was very pretty but very cold at the same time. Our junipers did not look like they enjoyed the weight of the snow. And our poor rose bushes were really weighed down! This is how our road looked after Mom left for work even though the university opened 2 hours late. My Daddy used the snow from the junipers and the rose bushes to help make this self-portrait of what he wishes he could be doing in the woods. By Tuesday evening most of the snow was gone and not much happened on Wednesday. It snowed again all day Thursday though and most of the night. Mom thought it looked magical with the light from the street lamp glowing behind the snow as the flakes got bigger and bigger and my Daddy was very nice ~ he went out in the cold to take this picture for Mom. The university opened 2 hours late again on Friday. I thought I would get this post up before Mom left for work but she decided to sleep in instead!

I hope you are all safe and warm and enjoying your winter.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday Ts

tongue, toes and a touch of tummy

I can still taste that turkey ~ yum! I know there is still some in the 'fridge so maybe I can have it for lunch today. It is almost as good as my Fancy Feast stinky goodness!