Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Fight Fight Fight Don't Howl Like A Dog

I don't want my cuss-filled rant to be the first thing people see when they come to my blog (though I am still feeling cussy) but I don't have much to say today. Instead of ranting some more, I'm going through my camera's memory card and posting photos of my pups. Because really, what cheers me up more than pictures of cute puppies? (Dear Jess, thank you for emailing me a picture of your new pup. It did cheer me up. Love Hillary)

Chicken is Stella's crack. This picture demonstrates how lucky we are that Stella stopped growing. If she had grown even one inch more, the contents of our countertops would not be safe.

Wolfgang is learning the 'sit' command. He hasn't quite grasped that he needs to be commanded to sit before getting a treat. His new trick is to walk in front of us, make eye contact, deliberately sit, and then look at us like "hey, where's my biscuit?" Stella is full of disdain.

I wish that I could say that this is a shot of the pups cuddling (Stella is the big spoon and Wolfgang is the little spoon!) but that would be a lie.

This is the sequence leading up to the above photo:

the staredown

the strike

the action

It resulted in both puppies being tuckered out, lying beside each other on the couch, half-heartedly chewing the other's face.

My puppies crack me up even when I'm in a foul mood.


  1. I desperately wish the dogs would cuddle. I push them together and make them touch, but they refuse to spoon.

  2. Oh puppies...they're like fireplaces. You can just stare at them for hours. Well, until they sleep and then you have to poke them with a stick.

  3. Aaaah! The cuteness of it all...it's too much for me to bear!

    And I was sorry to hear about the booshit with your bank account. It did force me to immediately sign on to my online banking statement, just to check and see that everything was okay (it was). But that's happened to me in the past, so I know how you're feeling.

  4. pets are pretty good for that, aren't they.

    my kitten tries to spoon with oliver about 45x a day. he lets her about once daily, for about 5 minute. this is still an improvement.

  5. Aw! Looks like you didn't have a lot to worry about with the wrestling after all hey? The little one is feisty!

  6. I say I want another pup to wear our SoMi out. But in all reality, she gets tuckered out all on her own and pretty much passes out on the couch for the night. We're lucky like that.

  7. aw they are just so dang cute!

  8. I just got my Dachshund! I posted pictures on my blog!!!

  9. CUTE CUTE CUTE! :) I love when my pups play fight like that.

  10. I think pups know when you are down and need some comforting. :) Those two are just so adorable!

  11. you are sooo welcome!! i need to use my camera more and my mouth less. that could be a resolution, maybe!

    your pics do your dogs justice - my camera on my phone does NOT.


  12. Darling! Simply Darling! I want to eat a puppy's face now.