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.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

After the Dance

Wyatt and Stanzie escorted Emily and Miro to the Heart-to-Heart Dance.  Emily says that the way to an Airedale girl's heart is through a serving of cheese. I think she ate too much of it, though.
Oooo, don't say that word.

Miro is sleeping off the festivities in his favorite spot.

That Stanzie is a dancing fiend. And I think I ate two dozen cupcakes.

This was in the hotel room where we donned our dancing duds.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vote for Wyatt and Emily

Wyatt invited Emily out to dinner for an unprecedented show of good manners:
They need your vote if they're to continue sharing dinners. Go to: this page and scroll down to vote.
Emily is so thrilled to be associated with such a celebrity as Wyatt that she almost--well, they're eating outdoors, after all.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


First this one came in--

And then a bigger one came through the gate.
 And everybody milled around

And investigated some very interesting pieces of bark

That's four-month-old Zuri on the left and two-year-old Moxie lying down. She ate a lot of bark, but I didn't hear about any repercussions later, fortunately.

And finally

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Calendar stars

A few weeks ago our friend Nelda sent us the world's best calendar. Here's a sample.


 Famous Facebook pawty photo of Emily & Miro stepping out with Wyatt and Stanzie.

 Puppy Emily admiring herself.

A memorial photo of Alanis.

December shows the after-party effect.


Butt they'll be ready for another party by the end of the month.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Today's stolen objects

Here's what I caught the dogs playing with this morning.

 Green object #1 (background) formerly hanging in the kitchen. Green object #2 (foreground) formerly around Emily's neck.

Dogs moving too fast for the camera.

Left green--slightly chewed kitchen towel. Right green--Emily's collar. Emily had already redecorated Miro's collar while he was wearing it (below).