Monday, April 26, 2010


Duke, Duke, Duke.....

Yesterday he grew thumbs and managed to get into a rubbermaid tote and eat all of Lola (the foster dogs) treats in there. I would honestly love to have a camera to see how exactly he is able to get these things down from the back of the cupboard and get into them. Funny though he did not get into the food. He also somehow was able to open one of my cupboards and steal some leashes out of there, I am just thankful it was not the garbage cupboard or the pantry cupboard.

So today he and Sophie are hanging outside in the dog run, when I left they where both suntanning on the dog beds and having a nap.

Sorry again Sandy......I need to better Duke proof my house!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cookie Monster

If Duke could talk today I think he would say....."MMMM me like cookies".

Why you ask, well this is the third time Duke has had a sleep over, and based on today's events I think he is quite comfortable here now. My dogs avoid the counter, they know what happens if they steal something off of there. You get chased down and even if whatever you have stolen is half way down it is still taken from you. So the last thing on my mind when leaving the house today was to make sure everything was put away, it was all set far back on the counter, but still on the counter. Needless to say Duke likes Girl Guide Cookies, a unopened box of them, I am sure once off the counter a certain golden retriever helped him out, he had already done all the hard work. I was quite shocked also at how well they were able to open the box without thumbs.

He has been extra cuddly tonight, I think it is his way of saying sorry, and it works, how can you be upset at a face like that! My own fault anyways! Sorry Sandy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Boy & The Dog

Nik thinks Sophie wants to cuddle....
Sophie actually wants him off her damn couch....

I think they both are too cute...

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Crappy Day

I thought I was doing better....until I picked up the mail this morning.

There was a nice sympathy card from Western Veterinary Specialists where Rylee was staying, filled with nothing but good things about my little boy. Every note I read was all so true about him, just how special he really was and how it took seconds for him to worm his way into your heart. With every note I read I cried harder and I missed him more. I wanted the next letter I opened to be from someone explaining to me why....but there was no letter. I pulled myself together and went to work.

Had a few rescue calls to return, one from a lady who is interested in one of our dogs and recently lost her dog. She cried, I held it together until the end of the call and went into the bathroom and cried again. I pulled myself together and went back to work.

Picked up Nik and headed to my friends to feed her cats and Nik was his usual chatty self in the car. Told me his heart hurts and he missed Rylee and numerous other pets that have died. I cried again, hoping not to let Nik see as he is a super sensitive little guy and would probably cry too. But nothing gets by him, he knew I was upset and told it would all be ok, they were in heaven now and we get to see them again, and until then we just have to look at the stars and tell them we miss them. That did make me smile.

I am glad today is over and tired of being an emotional mess, so I hope tomorrow is better and it will be.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Addition

So the last few weeks have been stressful to say the least....

The horrible week began with what was suppose to be good news, shocking news, but good news, only to be over shadowed by Rylee getting sick and passing away. My days are getting better, the other dogs have been ample entertainment and kept me laughing lately which has helped. So now that I was feeling better I had time to come to terms with the other news and then with the ultrasound appointment yesterday there was no denying it any longer.

Meet our new addition.....

Tim says it looks like a girl, I say an alien (joking of course).

I am not baby savy, they scare me to be honest, crying and cannot tell you what is wrong, but guess I will learn!