Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Last week Nerissa was kind enough to pass us her new award, the Yoo-hoo award.

We now are happy to officially accept the award.

1) Post the award on your blog and thank the blogger who gave it to you.
Thank you so much Nerissa, we are so happy to have this.

2) Visit at least 3 blogs that are receiving the award along with you and leave a message. We went over and made some new friends. Congrats to everyone who got it.

3) Tell us 3 things you have to celebrate/for which you are thankful.
We are thankful for: the fact that winter is finally over. It was a long one and we didn't get to be outside enough. We are thankful for belly rubs. We are thankful for waterless shampoo because we hate baths.

4) Now we are suppose to pass it on to 7 people and tell them we have done so. This is always the hard part cause we love you all.  Today we pass it on to:

Mollie and Alfie
Mona and Sissy
Dory and the Gang
Bailey, Greta and Hazel
Susie and Sidebite
Lily and Edward

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mischief Monday - Time in the Crate

After last weekend's redecorating, we made the decision to put Lee in the crate again when we were out. This is a risk because Lee has destroyed 2 crates in the past getting out. We put her in her thunder shirt (day 1 and 2, Man forgot day 3), gave her some chewies, and in she went.

Day 1 and 2 were fine. She wasn't happy, but she did ok.

Day 3, things went not as well. The Man came home and Lee had pushed out the bottom and the crate and was able to pull the beds from outside close enough to destroy them.

This is the blurry picture the man sent me from his phone.

She also had a cut on her nose (one she reopened on her bunny hunt on the weekend, but seems to be doing ok now).

We have changed our plan. She has to wear the thunder shirt when we are out. I know she hates it, but she seems to be less destructive in it. Also, we are working on blocking the garage door when we go out, so she can't rip the wall up more. We will see if this helps. If it doesn't we are going to have to have the meds talk again. Sigh!

Fortunately, I am only working out of the house 3 days this week, so that will give her less time alone!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Hunt - Happy Easter

Today we are participating in 2 Easter Events.


Frankie and Ernie said we could hunt anything, so here is Lee trying to hunt her nemesis, the little red squirrel.

Lee balancing on her legs getting ready to jump up the tree. 

Lee trying to climb up the tree. 

Still trying to get it. 

As much as Lee tried, she couldn't get the little red squirrel. Maybe next time!

2) Next our friend Ranger asked us to hunt for the Easter Bunny. So we spent some time in our yard looking for him. 

RANGER - borrowed from his site (hope this is ok Ranger!)

Emma looking behind the tree

Phod checking down the hill in the snow we still have - sigh! 

Emma - has she picked up the Easter Bunny's scent?

Phod to Lee: "Did you find it?"

Lee:  "I am looking. I can't seem to get down this hole."

"This hole is a bust too!"

Emma: "No sign of him here."

Lee: "We didn't find him, but I got a scratch on my nose trying and . . ."

"bunny hunting is dirty work!"

We hope one of our friend's was more successful then we were!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Good Friday Adventure - by Hailey

Running with a new friend
After we got up yesterday, the Lady and Man shoved pills down Phod's throat. This made him nervous, but I knew it meant only one thing, we were going in the car. Phody needs meds to go in the car. I was also nervous until I heard one of the world's greatest 4 letter words - PARK! We were going to a park! We use to go to the park all the time, but since we moved to the middle of no where, and Phody gets car sick, we have only gone a couple of times. I was so excited. After Phod's pills had been in his body for a bit, we went in the car and drove for 87 million years. Phody was very upset, and even with his great pills still got sick (Lady says maybe 1.5 hours isn't enough time for them to work, maybe he needs closer to 2). I was very good in the car.

Finally we arrived and it was glorious! I can't tell you how excited I was. I got to run and play and make new friends. Uncle Chris and Emma met us there (they live near the park, so they are lucky), I was so excited to see Emma I sang!

We got to run and play for hours [Editor's note: about an hour and a half]. I made so many new friends. I checked every white dog to make sure they weren't Gemi. [Editor's note: This made Lady a little sad, that close to 3 years later, she would still look for Gemi].

Here are some pictures of our fun!

Emma and Lee getting check in cookies

The three of us checking the park out! 

Hailey practicing her "table" at the park. She was so good she would even do commands!

Hailey trying to get her new BFF Neil to play - he didn't want anything to do with her! 

Uncle Chris, throwing the stick for us

Neil deciding if he wants to play with Lee

One very happy Phody! 

Then it was time to go. Phody was a bit nervous that Lady and I were leaving without him (we had to go back on the horrible leashes to go into the parking lot), cause Lady and I got ahead. Then we had to walk slow to wait for him. I was very tired and slept the 87 million year drive home, and all evening. It was a good day indeed. I can't wait to go back again.

Note from the Lady: Phody has only been to a dog park a few times with us, and Lee has not been in some time, however, they were both AMAZING! I couldn't believe how good they were. They were friendly and playful. Phod always stayed close and since Hailey knew there were treats in our pockets, she always came when we called and she even checked in. We hope to do this a bit more often and hope maybe it will make Phod a little less scared of the car, because he clearly loved it there.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Getting Ready for Easter

Lady has had a very busy work week - she abandoned us for at least 12 if not 14 hours all week. She even said she has to do some work this weekend. She has a terrible mean boss to make her do this (FYI: she is her own boss, so we know how mean she can be!). Since she has been working so much, she hasn't let us read your blogs etc.

Today we are going on a big adventure! We have an exciting, all about us on Good Friday! More about that tomorrow.

And we have to be getting ready for Easter because Emma and Uncle Chris are coming tomorrow and staying til Monday. It is going to be an Easter extravaganza!

We will have time to catch up over this weekend, we just don't know when.

Must get ready for the adventure!

Lee and Phod