Monday, July 27, 2015

Mischief Monday - Beach Edition

For the most part my pups and my parents labs, Barley and Tendra, have gotten along swimmingly and have all done really well with the craziness of having 4 dogs in the house. The boys occasionally make sure the other is in check, but nothing major. As I am writing this post they are having a growling match over a chew, neither wants but they don't want the other to have. That is a little mischief! 

Even though they are mostly good, this doesn't mean that there hasn't been some mischief.

All the following have been taken on phones or iPads. We will get some nice pictures tomorrow (put pressure on me to remember to bring out the actual camera!). Here are some other examples of mischief. 

Example 1 

If you sit on the couch, which is Barley's, he will sit on you. That is me under his 90 lb frame (petting Zaphod who was also on the couch). It is all fun and games until Barley sees a bird out the window and jumps off you. Fortunately he usually give a little grunt sound before the jump so you can protect parts of you. 

Example 2

While we have access to a beach at home, it isn't right out the front window. There is a small fenced area to keep my parents dogs in. During his last visit Phod discovered he could jump the fence and take himself for a swim. There have been several times Phod has clearly thought about going for another swim alone. He has been good and not done it . . . . yet. Here he is looking longingly at the lake. 

Example 3 and the Mischief Winner

No surprise that my girl wins the award for mischief. Our first night at the lake . . . the Man and I were exhausted as we were up before 5 am and drove for 9 hours. We were excited to be going to bed and just as we were settling in when the fireworks started. Hailey became very anxious. We tried all the usual things and nothing helped. She even tried to dig her way into my parents room (fortunately they didn't hear her as apparently they were very tired). Finally, we did the following: Turned on the lights and played classical music.  This seemed to help. After some time we were able to turn off the lights and music. The next day she was very tired.


For those who had questions about Iceland, I will answer them this coming Saturday on the part 6 of the adventure post!


  1. Awww, its such a shame Hailey is sooo upset by the fireworks, but she does look very cute snuggled up in that chair!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Poor Hailey. What a way to start her vacation...with stupid fireworks. It sounds like the mischief isn't too bad. I hope you all enjoy yourselves!

  3. sounds like a pretty normal start to a vacation :)

  4. Hari Om
    Mostly benign mischief is the best! ...but oh Phod... I could feel your longing!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. I do the same like Barley but without a warning... that led to some painful experiences for my dad, because he couldn't cover the impawtant parts before the pershing on 4 legs started. I'm glad the classical music helped Lee a little...but be careful with the firework music from Haendel :o)
    easy rider

  6. Poor Lee I know how she feels about fireworks. I hope things get better for her and she gets to enjoy her vacation.

    Aroo to you,

  7. We know there is no mischief over there! You are innocent
    Lily & Edward

  8. Looks like a fun time overall!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. What wonderful summer mischief...well, except for poor Hailey!! Hope the fireworks calm down for her!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. Lol Phod hopping the fence and taking himself for a swim.

    Sorry the fireworks were so scary, Hailey

  11. MOL MOL Hailey darlin' I am sorry to have to do this but I agree with your Lady you do look full of mischief in that last photo
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. We gotta support Phod on the lake. We'd be in it too. Glad Hailey has a sophisticated taste in music!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Fireworks...sheesh. Let's hope that's not a nightly affair. Barley looks like lots of fun....heavy fun.

  14. Our pawrents used to have to turn a light on in the bedroom if there was a thunderstorm during the night for our Angel Sister Nina. She was more upset about the flashes than the noise.

  15. Phod is a good dog! If he loves swimming as much as Cinnamon, he would has gone for a swim!
    Glad yous having fun at the beach!

  16. OMD, I do the same thingie to Ma that Barley does!! BOL!! I can't tell you how many talon marks Ma has on her legs! ☺ I loves that pic of Phod staring out the window...I DO thinks he's plotting his return to the lake! hehehe
    Poor Hailey...gurl, I hopes you find something that works for you! paws crossed!
    Ruby ♥

  17. Ah yes, example 1 - mom says she is familiar with it...the "I'm a teacup pup" she calls it. I (Sammy) love to sit on my mom's lap, because I am a teacup Scottie after all and don't weigh anything close to 13kgs BOL
    Wally & Sammy

  18. Lots of mischief but none of it too bad! Haha you are buried in that first photo, guess next time you hear a grunt you will jump off the couch! Lucky you to be right near the beach - awesome.

  19. It would probably have to be a pretty tall fence to keep our Sheba from going for that water too! It must be very nice staying right on a lake, though not so nice for Hailey when they set off fireworks (or for you, kept awake!).


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