Gampy, Daisy, and Donald

Gampy, Daisy, and Donald

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Payton and Gampy just saying thanks for my wonderful blogger friends!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Reminder

With winter clearly heading to the Midwest I am reminded of our dear Isabella who absolutely loved playing in the snow and seeing just how far she could knock me in the air with a head butt!  She was Gammy's companion but Izzy loved playing rough house with me.  Be at peace dear Izzy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Young Love

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Beast known as Isabella

With acknowledgement to Opaka and her post on musings on bathing I thought I'd share my take on dog baths.

If you had seen bath time with Izzy, our Giant Schnauzer, you might all have a fresh (pun intended) perspective. Gammy called it a reenactment of WW III. I haven't yet convinced her that you can't have a reenactment of something that hasn't happened but she just rolls her eyes!

Anyway, Izzy took the idea of bathing as a personal affront. I would get into my bathing suit, pick her up (this was an 80+ pound beast with at least 60 joints on her) and unceremoniously put her in the bathtub and pull the curtain shut.

We would then proceed to see if I could get soap on her without losing a finger, hand, or arm. At least the blood drained quickly, being washed down by the shower hose! 30 minutes later she would jump out of the tub and shake 40 gallons of water all over Gammy's clean bathroom. Then, six towels later, she would leave the bathroom and gallop around the house running over anything man made, or simply man for that matter, who dared be in her path.

I, being of saturated mind and body, simply limped into the bedroom and collapsed.

Bathing a pug would be such a joy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Fine Wine

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sleepy Sunday

A young Payton and our beloved Huey and Isabella, circa 2004.  On lazy days like this my mind often wanders to times when Payton and her BDF Izzy would cavort all over our backyard sounding and looking as if a killing was about to take place and Huey would desperately try and not get run over!  Gammy would laugh and laugh at the site of the diminutive but fiesty Payton taking on that giant beast!  Izzy was a holy terror to everyone but Payton, who evidently brought out the only "motherly" instincts Izzy possessed.  And believe me, Payton took full advantage of that!

Gammy and Izzy were pretty funny to watch as well, as those two were locked at the hip, sometimes literally!  Huey was my buddy and pretty much a loner in that he didn't like to be around anyone but me.  There will be future posts about both Izzy and Huey but suffice to say they are missed.  Gammy and I are filled with great memories and our hearts are warmer and bigger because of them.

To all of the wonderful four and two legged creatures who populate this Blogville I wish you happy days and warm memories!