Friday, May 23, 2008

Carpooling :)

This is my second blog of the day, I know. I didn't have time to finish earlier, so here we go.

Since I've ranted and raved about the stupid snow, you must now know that the windshield wipers on my car don't work. Obviously this is a big problem. Mike made me get up early so that he could drop me off at work on his way in. He goes to work like an hour before I do. Which really leads me to say 2 things.

1. Everyone at work was pretty much shocked, because well, for any of you that know me well...I'm not exactly what you would call punctual. :) So coming in super early? Pretty sure I deserve a raise for that!

2. Naturally, since Mike dropped me off in the morning, I was completely dependent on him to come and get me for lunch. So on our little luncheon I told him that I thought it would be fun if we carpooled everyday! *batting eyes* You should seriously have seen the look on his face! lol I wished I had the camera ready to capture that one. I personally don't see a problem with it. ;) Why is it that men are so opposed to spending some great quality time with their so non-demanding wives!?

And you should know, I ended up driving his truck home. Alone. Guess he made his point. :)


So just in case any of you are actually interested in my weather updates, here it is. Sat - Mon we had beautiful sunny skies with temperatures in the low 90s, Tuesday high 80s, Wednesday the temperature dropped to 40s and low 50s and yesterday we had SNOW! It actually snowed yesterday. 2 days prior we had 80-90 degree weather and yesterday morning our vehicles were completely covered in it! But of course as soon as we hit the highway on the way to work there was no sign of it anywhere. Very few others even had a trace of it on their vehicles. I guess the snow just likes to dump right over our house because God knows just how much I love it. :-)

I'm SO not even kidding. And here we always thought that Oklahoma weather was bad. I don't know if I'll ever figure out if it's sweater season or bikini season!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Aftermath and the After Bath :-)


After Bath:

So that treat did some serious staining as you can see. His beard and his paws are still a light shade of red. I just had to share how pretty he actually cleans up since you've seen his tasmanian side :-)

I also finally got to clean Hubie up a little. We finally got some of his mane and chest shaved so his fur is only 1.5-2 inches long. It's SO thick you just wouldn't believe it! Anyway, he won't sit far enough away for me to take a picture. So I'll keep trying. He thinks he just has to be on top of you with his slobbery mouth close enough to lick you whenever the need strikes him. Hopefully we'll get his belly and hiney next and we'll finally have a clean Hubie! Pictures to follow! (If I can get any!)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Our little, and not so little, escape artists!

So, as most of you know, we got a TON of snow in February. I guess the actual wind was more of a problem than the snow as it caused some serious snow drifts. We have a 5 ft fence lining our property and the snow covered about 4 feet of it. So needless to say it was a piece of cake for any of the "big boys" to jump it. What surprised us was that it was the 150+ lbs Newfie that did it! He's fat, he doesn't jump. He throws his upper body over the fence and drags his belly across it to pull himself over. That's how determined he is to get out! So because of our sweet not-so-little Hubie, we had to dig the snow out from around the fence (well mostly Mike did). That didn't work. So then we put additional fencing around the top. That also didn't work. So we bought the invisible fence with a shock collar. WHALA!!!! THAT WORKED!!

Here are a few pictures from that lovely lovely big dig, thanks to my "not so little" escape artist.

**The last three are of Hubie apologizing to daddy. Look at those faces! Hilarity :-) And just an FYI - he's not allowed on the couch! **

So moving on to my "little" escape artist. Everyday last week we came home to Dolce greeting us at the door. NOT supposed to happen. Now, we put him in a 3x3 pen during the day that has his pet pad, food/water, toys, bed, etc. The same week Hubie kept escaping from the yard, Dolce kept escaping from his pen. He's gotten big enough that he can just climb right over the top so I had to get creative and find something to put over the top to keep him in. We have several heavy mink blankets so I just threw one across the top knowing it would be heavy enough that he couldn't lift it. That worked for about a couple of months. He's gotten clever and realized he could just keep jumping enough to pull the corner off just enough to stick his head through and sit on TOP of the blanket and jump off. He had no problem showing mommy just how it's done. I got some great pictures out of it and thought I'd share!

The rest of these are just hilarious! I found these beef basted rawhides without reading the package first. They pretty much stain everything red. So, I'm pretty sure the rest of these will go to the big dogs to eat outside. But he just looks so proud of himself!