Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New dogs

You start out looking like this
Go 'way; I'm sleepin'.

and by the end of the day you look like this

 What'd ya think of my Noble Beast pose?

       Yrs truly,

Hey, I can do noble, too.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday in the park

Emily, I am not going in that water, so quit pulling.
This is more like it.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Stuck pup

 When I was on the phone upstairs yesterday, I heard whining from outside. Thinking Emily was simply asking to come in, I finished my call before going to the back door. No Emily there. Following the whine, I found her on the deck, stuck in the greenery. Although thick ropes of the vine were around her neck, she wasn't strangling.

 Evil and unfeeling mom took photos before releasing her.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why would a mattress be named Airedale?

A friend went mattress hunting the other day and found this.

"Airedale Luxury Firm

SKU# 571719

The Airedale Luxury Firm is a Stearns and Foster mattress known for its cushy-yet-firm feeling. This comfortable mattress includes temperature regulation, thanks to its silk-infused, luxurious cover. It features PrimaSense Gel-Memory foam support with added high density foams. With a firm feel and plenty of support, this Stearns and Foster mattress is a great choice for sleepers looking for a nice blend of soft and firm support."

We'd like to have our own mattresses.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Emily ate a purple pen

If Emily could take selfies, they'd look a little
 like these photos my son took after she chewed up a purple Sharpie.
I'm glad I wasn't home at the time; he had to clean up the carpet.
 You've heard the term "purple prose"? Good thing Emily sticks with poetry.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Emily is inspired by William Woodsworth

 --for Ruby

I wandered, lonely as a cat
That stalks the fence o’er yards with ‘Dales
When, all at once, I saw a crowd
Of fluff-tailed squirrels and plumpy quails.
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Jumping and dancing in the breeze.
I strained and strained against the leash
To catch that wealth of critter-meat—
I almost caught; my teeth snapped shut—
And now, when on the couch I sprawl,
In drooling or in pensive mood,
They flash upon my inward eye
And scamper to my twitching paws.

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Green day

We plant green things to eat.

We swipe eat food from green plates

while wearing green collars.

People scrub our dishes with green brushes.

We get our cookies from jars with green trees.

The one chair where we are not allowed to sit is green.

We destroy play with green toys.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Emily's sunny Saturday

 Emily's favorite watchdog spot to keep the place safe from tree rats and other varmints.


Well, of course I'm cute.