Ice, Ice Baby

This is what it looked like here in upper South Carolina, on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

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Five o’clock was the time it was supposed to start but it decided to come early. So it started at two o’clock and continued through the night. There was a lot more on the ground during the night at about three o’clock.

When the dogs first went out they didn’t know what to think. Being the brave souls that they are they jumped right on it and went about their business. Then set to running around in it. I think realizing that they can go back into a warm house and bed makes it ok to let go and frolic in it.

Most of is gone now but they are calling for thunder snow today which I understand can produce a lot of snow in a short amount of time. The eastern sky seems to clearing up though so I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Stay warm and be happy!

Part Of The Pack, Part Of Our Hearts

Buster belongs to us now. We can’t imagine giving him up. Well ok sometimes I do imagine it. Just for a minute. While he is jumping up and down and up and down in front of me. When he is racing through our small house threatening to knock over lamps. Whenever we come home and find that we stupidly left a glass sitting out and now the contents are all over the carpet. Along with a cigarette butt ( not mine) meaning he hate the other half! And a spoon, a wet napkin and my husband’s reading glasses.

I think of it when he chases the cat up onto the washing machine and I see the look of hate in her eyes. Actually they aren’t doing that bad together most of the time.

I think about it when I wake up in the middle of a dog tiff in the middle of the bed with all three! Or when he won’t stop his yappy, very loud bark to ask the other two to please play with him. Or when he makes them mad by constantly nipping at them and bumping them to play.

I especially think about it whenever he wakes us up at eight-thirty and we are used to getting up at maybe eleven o’clock. And he doesn’t just get up. He starts jumping and running and playing! And he wants us to do those things also. The other two dogs don’t want to do that anymore than I do. Often times I have laid in the bed with him beside me while I dangle a chew toy rope for him to play with. All the while my eyes are shut. It buys me a few minutes. Once in a while he will lay there and chew his Nyla bone and then fall back to sleep from boredom. Not often though.

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Then there are the times that he melts my heart. Laying in bed at night with him all snuggled up next to me like a newborn baby. He wants me to rub his little tummy. He looks at me with those big funny eyes. And gives me big, sloppy, happy kisses.

I love to see him running like a lightening bolt around the yard chasing one of the other two dogs in exuberant play that they haven’t engaged in for many years. He mostly does this with Darla. She loves it. She will come up to me laughing as if to say, “I’m having so much fun mommy!”

I love the tender little moments when he is so happy to be part of the pack like when one of them lets him snuggle up to them in bed. Or if he has a bad dream and one of them checks on him. Often when they are playing and he gets reprimanded by one dog, the other dog will jump to his aid.

Last night I saw him bring Luna’s favorite, purple ball to her, lay it down beside her and then touch her paw with his as if to say, “let’s play.” It just melted my heart.

It amazes me how fast he learns new things. How to sit and shake. Especially for a morning treat when he does not really need to pee. How to lick the number one dogs ears because number two does it. How to get the food out of his food puzzle toy. He learned to play Frisbee and the other two never have.

It is really like having a lovable, adorable, jumping, bumping, bouncing, running Tigger! Winnie The Pooh would be more our speed but oh well we will manage. Or loose our minds eventually.

Dogs-1 A rare moment of stillness. They are looking at the woodpecker on the tree. Buster a.k.a  The Flash, Lightening Bolt, Tigger, Speedy González, Yappy, Crazy Dog, Little Man is the one in the middle.

 

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Tuesday January 27, 2015

buster-1-for-blog We named him Buster. We should have named him Digger.

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“Momma, I didn’t want a little brother”

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“Just look at what he did to the yard momma!”

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Darla says, “You mean you will help me dig bigger holes?!”

 

 

Wednesday January 15, 2015

elephant-1 I decided to try some paper cutting again using the book Kirigami by Jeffrey Rutzky. This was supposed to be an elephant. Oops! I may have been asleep when I tried it.

elephant-2 So I made another attempt.

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Next I wanted to try my hand at changing it so I added a ball to the design and changed the elephant a little bit.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

sweet-peace I love to watch him sleep.

 

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Today

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Loved Mr. Busy Pants!

Boy oh boy is this dog giving me a run for my money! I feel as if I have a set of newborn twins, a set toddler triplets and a set of quadruplet teenagers! He wakes up all re-wound and ready to go at the speed of light whereas my dogs and I wake up late and slow.

One person has finally called to see if it was there dog and it wasn’t. I can not believe how many missing dogs there are. It is astounding and very sad. I know a lot of them are being stolen from yards and even from cars when they are left in parking lots. I hate to see a dog left in a car while an owner is inside shopping. They are not happy like that and it is too dangerous. It takes nothing to break a car window and steal a dog.

I am trying to find any way that I can to entertain this little booger as I can’t walk as much as he would need. So I have put food into a box with holes in it and food into empty, slightly squashed soda bottles and a stuffed toy. Right now they are all entertained. He is getting my dogs to run and play more in the backyard which is a great thing. But they just are not used to his level of energy. And neither am I! But he is so precious. His little peanut head and bug eyes. So adorable.