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Lazy Sunday

It was sunny this weekend, albeit cold, so Charlie took advantage of the temperate weather to guard the yard.

As you can tell, he’s on the job.

He’s getting his winter fur and is putting on weight in preparation for the cold season. Such a tough guy, so sweet and silly too. He and his sister had followed me out to the garden this week to check out what was new there. He kept stalking her and when he caught up to her he would just stop and say ‘hi’. It was so funny.

I, for one, am looking forward to the hibernating season. Shorter days, longer napping. I’m all for it.

Rest well.

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Follow up Thursday

That cute little mouse studying in that picture yesterday? It’s actually on a t-shirt I found at the thrift store, and under the mouse reads “no animal testing”

I thought it was freakin’ hilarious.

all kidding aside, I am fervently anti-vivisection. One of my favorite quotes says it all:

¬†I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)
*steps off soap box*
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Follow up Thursday

Yesterday’s photo was of the lovely, talented, and so damn cute Lola, with a new photo editing app Paper Artist. It’s really cool, check it out.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a great day with family and loved ones.

Those can be two different things, amirite? Make the most of it, and stay warm where ever you are.

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Wordless Wednesday


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Learning to live together

The kids will be alright

You know we adopted two more dogs, a little over a month ago. I knew it would be stressful for awhile, but didn’t realize it would turn into this.

All the puppies get along swimmingly, as I’m sure you may know. Anna and Lola are fast friends, and Toby now joins in the play with them. Duke wants to be left alone and hugged. The cats, on the other hand, are not adjusting as well.

Because Anna and Lola are so hyper

Playing in the yard

They are puppies, they’re going to be

The cats have gone into a pseudo hiding. Rogue spends her time on top of the kitchen cabinets, Wolfie spends her days on what was Duke’s pillow in my studio room, and Moses is constantly under our bed and growling whenever Anna comes by.

Wolfie on the dog house

This has been especially distressing to me, as now the cats don’t feel comfortable in their own home. Before, the cats would lie on the back of the couch with Toby, or Moses would join us on the bed for sleeping in on the weekends, but not any longer.

This also surprises me as the cats have put my sisters-in-law’s 2, 50lb dogs in their place. Why they aren’t doing the same with Anna, I’m not sure.

BFF'S forever

We’re working with Anna so she learns NOT to chase the cats, it’s been an arduous process. I’m thinking she will be as challenging and stubborn as Duke was, but will eventually come around, and peace and harmony will once again reign in our household.

Until then, I am very tired.

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Lazy Sunday


Well done, Moses, well done

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Mid run


Lola and Anna were chasing Toby, ‘cuz they wanted the lizard he caught. I tried to catch them mid-run with this photo.

The lizard was eventually dropped for a spirited game of chase. Which then led to an afternoon of napping:



They have it so rough.

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Wordless Wednesday


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Quote of the day


We dropped off Anna this morning. Of course I was a blubbering idiot. I’m sure she’ll be fine, I’m just paranoid about them picking the *correct* leg.

It’s not like it’s not obvious, right?

We’ll bring her home after work today, so I’ll see her later.

I have stretchy yoga today at lunchtime, so we’ll do some downward dog today for her.