Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Cat Free Year

Today marks one year since our angel Nin left us. Nin was 20 years old. Our angel Bagheera left us the year before at age 19. We had a cat in our house for 20 years.

While we have adjusted to a life with a cat, I really miss them. I still go to check/clean the litter every few weeks. I would get another one in a heartbeat and when I read stories of cats being found in yards etc. I am hopeful that one will find its way to our yard and need a home. I think that is about the only way I will convince the Man to get another one at this time. (There are lots of outdoor cats around, so it is possible). 

Today I remember my two cats with love and affection, even if I really don't miss the litter (next cat is being toilet trained).

Baggy on the left and Nin on the right

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PSA - Pawlympics

The Pawlympics are coming! 

We are hosting 2 events:

August 6th - on his Gotcha Day - Phod is hosting fetching
August 19th - on the Man's birthday - Lee is hosting free style napping - any napping picture is allowed.

All species are welcome to enter! 

Please send your pictures to leeandphodATbellDOTnet no later than July 15th.

To see all the events click HERE.

We hope to see you on the podium!


Again a huge thanks to Ann at for creating the header and background image (which after a lot of Googling I figured out how to install all by myself!). It was a wonderful surprise and crossed off an item from my blog to do list - figure out how to make a new header! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Napping for Bailey

In memory of sweet Bailey from who went to the bridge recently, we are napping.

See you in our dreams Bailey. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Black Dog Sunday

First, a huge thank you to Ann at for surprising us with the wonderful new header. It is beautiful and we love it!  She also made the background which I finally figured out how to updated today!

Black Dogs Unite!
Frankie, Hailey, and Oreo

Friday, June 24, 2016


Today was suppose to be a tour of our house. We are going to have too postpone that because the video I made (and I tried to split it up) is too big to upload here. I will try again for sometime next week!

In the mean time - Frankie and Ernie gave Phod a ball at BAR when they heard he was without Precious. He wasn't too into it at BAR but he is totally into it now and then this happened:

Lady, LeeLee took my ball:( Can I have it?

Thanks Lady!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Drive Home - BAR

30 miles from our destination to BAR we had to do a 40 mile detour on the way there. This added about 1 hour to an already long day. Hailey and Easy wanted to get home faster, so Easy suggested they drive.  Lady said no. 

"Come on Lady, we would be safe."

Easy also offered to navigate. Lady thanked him, but took the navigation upon herself. She was able to find a route that went north and through Dayton instead of Cincinnati. The total trip time that day was about an hour less than the way down, so we believe it saved time.

There was no wind and the Man became more relaxed about driving the RV. Look, he only drove with one hand!

After a day and a half, we made it back to just North of Syracuse to our car. No one was happier than Hailey, who had been standing or sitting panicked for the drive. She curled right up and went to sleep. 

While we had to show our rabies certificates at the board, there wasn't a problem. We were all happy to be home. Our BAR story starts with "other than almost dying once, we had a fantastic time".

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Camping - BAR

While the movement in the RV was not ideal, we still had a very nice time camping. I camped a lot as a kid (think the old canvas tent camping), and I didn't love it, so I was a bit worried about how I would enjoy camping 20+ years later.

Hailey enjoying the lake on a hike we took with Murphy and Stanley

Hailey enjoyed eating at the table

At the camp ground outside of Erie PA there were lots of carvings

Arty and Dory came to visit us at our campsite

The dogs loved the hotdogs and burgers they were given

Man cooked over the fire

Roasted marshmallows (we have had a fire ban because of the drought in our area so haven't gotten to have campfires yet this year)

Cuddling in bed with the Lady
Nap time with the Man

A visit with Murphy

Hanging with Stanley

Chilling with friends

If RV driving wasn't so scary, I could imagine us doing more camping! In another lifetime perhaps!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mischief Monday - From BAR

While my dogs were better behaved then usual (trying to make those at BAR think I make up things on my blog), there was still some mischief!

Hailey and Zaphod begging for food from Frankie and Ernie's people

Frankie and Ernie joined us in the begging for food. 

Hailey barking at hikers
Phod leaving the group shot to 

Roll on the ground (one time he left to go to the bathroom)

Phod digging for a cool spot to lay in the dirt

Phod got a bit of an ear infection and we didn't have the usual treatment stuff so we had to fake it.

Hailey barking through the memorial service

All in all, the mischief was pretty minimum!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Birthday To The Lady

In Canada - 2 Special things are happening.

1) It is Father's Day so Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.

2) The Lady is one year older.

Happy Birthday Lady! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Gang In The Furs

We never got a picture with all the dogs in it. It was hot. Some didn't want to pose. But here is one of many!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Adventures From BAR - Part Three - In The Flats

We also got to meet some of our friends in the "flats".

Two handsome guys hanging out - Sarge and Phod

Hailey and Sarge, sharing secrets

Hailey and the Idaho Pugs and Ruby - Maybe recovering from the Margarita Van

Christmas told Hailey a nice nap time story

Bertie and Phod discussed politics 

Our pals from down under, Charlie, Bella, Roxy and Dui stopped by too

Buddy shared his opinion of sticks with Phod

Millie and Hailey looking for treats

Phod wondering why Walter was down there

A photo fail for Lady (she took horrible pictures this trip) - Ciara and Lightning, Benji and Lassie and the Deweenies hanging out.

While we were thrilled to meet all the flats, Hailey was thrilled to meet her flat boyfriend Easy. He actually snuck home with us and I fear for what is going to happen in the future with him here! Chaos may follow!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

BAR - Part 2 - In The Furs!

We met some of our Blogville pals at BAR.

The first we met were Murphy and Stanley (because their campsite was near where we parked the death trap. 

We also met Stella Rose,


Casey and Jessie,


Not sure how he felt about Phod sniffing his bum! 


Frankie and Ernie

Definitely the best dressed
and Dory!

There were also 2 beautiful pugs we didn't know until we went - Whitney and Zoe - but Lady fails because she didn't get a good picture of them!

Lots more pictures and stories to come!