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Pet Behavior Tip


If you’re going to chase a rabbit top speed across the fenced in yard you’ve had for over a year, make sure to stop running or at least slow down BEFORE hitting the fence head on, as the rabbit runs under.


That Effen Dog

So I’m online trying to find out how to plan a birthday party at a local park. Bloody murder scream heard from Annaliese in the back yard calling my name. She’s a screamer anyway but this sounded more urgent. I hear barking dogs. Thinking she’s getting mauled, I run to the patio door, open it and run out. As does Champ but the S.O.B. undercuts me at the knees, throws me into the patio door where I proceed to fall on my behind right on the door tracks as well as scrape my achilles heel.

Meanwhile, I’m still thinking Annaliese is getting mauled. Nope. She has a near invisible scratch on her hand from a stick. Right now, writing this is the only thing keeping me from beating my dog with a 2 x 4 for knocking me over and interfering with my daughter’s rescue.

Be advised this is a rant. There are reasonable and logical things to say about everything that transpired in 120 seconds about 5 minutes ago. I don’t care. I’m hurt and my adrenalin is off the charts. I’m still trying to convince my brain that no, Annaliese is not being mauled by the neighbor dogs who sometime jump the fence. My dog is in his crate. The kids are in their rooms.

OK, ready to head into the girls’ room with a calmer, cooler head, and stop the unauthorized glitter makeover.

My dog has many talents

This is my dog.









This is my dog with too much time on his paws…









Yep. As I said on Twitter: Some days you’re the dog. Some days you’re the rabbit. How’s YOUR day so far?

Girls and dogs

What Champ says: *whining* “Arr arr arr bark bark arr arr; jump jump on the patio door; arr arr”

Annaliese comes running out of her room: *gasp* “oh puppy what’s the matter? Are you scared? Come here boy. Maddie! We have to let Champ in the room because he’s all alone!”

What Champ is REALLY saying: “Pleeeease let me out! Let me out! There’s a squirrel! I want to catch him and toss him around! Pleeeeease let me out!”

Sometimes we just don’t need to know everything. Its better to live in hope and compassion–to believe the best and comfort a dog that would actually like to eat a squirrel.img_1679

Things you should never have to tell your dog

  • Don’t kill anything out there just go poop!
  • Stop eating the chair!
  • Don’t eat the piano bench!
  • Don’t step on the children!
  • Don’t eat the children!
  • Don’t eat the Christmas tree!
  • Get off the children!
  • Don’t lick the paper shredder!

Pet Behavior Tip

If you’re going to sneak out of someone’s room with a stuffed animal to chew, don’t pick the one that talks when you squeeze it.

Our cat


September 1992 – September 3, 2008