Monday, December 27, 2010

Creature of Comfort


Rainbow drug her bed into the kitchen. Apparently she wasn't comfortable waiting for dinner on the hardwoods.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's A Cardi Christmas











Santa came with new soccer and footballs! And it was a Merry Merry Christmas!

P.S. Music and Duchess decided that they would only play if we brought the balls inside. Footballs, soccer balls, and corgis inside....NOT!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pitiful, Just Pitiful




Rainbow would have you believe that her bed is never in the right spot, that some one is always bugging her and that, in general, her life is tough. But seriously putting the dog beds up for 45 minutes while I mop...not that big of a hardship for a little dog.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Big Riverbend Thanks



















Hey it is me Ruff Ruff! I know, I know it has been a long time since I posted but seriously Mom busted up her hand and she has been a computer hog. So now that I wrestled it away from her for 10 mins, I have to come up with a blog post. I thought about Ella's Christmas tree carnage, but I'll save that one for when Mom's blood pressure goes back to normal.

Sooooo I decided to send out a big Riverbend Cardi (and Duchess too) thanks to all the people who helped Mom get back to being Mom. And as a special thanks I am posting some shots of the Riverbend Cardis (and Duchess too) having fun again.

First, Mama U. You were a great caretaker. Thanks for listening to Duchess when Mom needed something, but more importantly thanks for making sure we had kibble and cottage cheese. You're the best!

Thanks to Aunt Sandy and Uncle Chris. You guys rock! You drove, split wood, cleaned, cooked, and most importantly you took us outside.

John Roth is owed a huge bill of thanks for keeping the Cardi yard neatly tended. I love that you didn't mow our toys like "ah hem" somebody we know. Not naming any names but Mom you have taken out a few.

Miss Lisa for well everything from mopping floors to feeding dogs and all points in between. Thanks be to you!

Kerri J at Genesis Physical Therapy. I have never met you but I understand that you are the miracle worker behind Mom's wrist and finger movememt. Because of you, I get to go outside and play ALOT again. I am also planning a full compliment of dog shows. You see Mom really screwed things up when she busted her wrist, I was fixing on finishing my Grand Championship this year. Well, I'll forgive her if she is ready to drive my bus come spring! Thanks to you Kerri J!

Dr. T Cobb a huge thanks for putting Mom back together. We have heard tell that you are the best and now we know for sure.

I'll close with something Mom would say...May God bless each of you and keep you safe, happy and joyful today and always.

Ruff Ruff Out!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gotta Love Cardis and Snow

Goodness I love it when he does that...
Ruffles does love his soccer ball. I wonder if Santa will bring him a new one?





Hmmmm...should I jump on Rainbow and Russ?









Ella is telling on Rainbow...



Shaker wants to know why Russ is a ball hog?


It has been snowing in Iowa and my clowns couldn't be happier. Well the pictures speak for themselves.
P.S. Thanks Santa I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new camera!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You say it's your Barkday!

















December 15, 2008---Ella Bella Barkday. So today my girl is 2!

She stole my heart from hello, and it is a good thing too because her nickname during puppyhood was Marly II. If a day went by without a sentence starting with "Look what Ella did..." it was a banner day.

Well here's a shout out to her brother Kodi. Hope your Barkday is a great and you get some treats.

P.S. I post pictures later with my new camera. Santa came early and I am a happy happy girl.

Friday, December 10, 2010

River Life

I was watching the Shaker, Ruffles and Rainbow play in the snow this morning. Each has a role as they zig and zag about the yard. But today it occurred to me that they were each like the boats we watch throughout the river seasons--a barg, ski boat and jet boat respectively.

Shaker lumbers forward, it takes him a bit to get moving but stand back once he is forward motion. Ruffles it fast, makes tracks and can turn to recover something on a dime. Rainbow is quick as a lick, fits into small places and generally zips about with abandon. Yeppers, the three parallel the most common boats we watch on our Mighty Mississippi! And on that thought, yes I do yearn to sit behind the wheel of my boat and enjoy the river once again.

P.S. I am hoping Santa brings me a new camera so I can once again add pictures! Yes, I could use Kathy's camera, but let's face it there is nothing like the feel of your own camera, and beside every time I go to use it she bellows, "where is my camera?" kbg

Sunday, December 5, 2010

First snow 2010











From Kathy: The first snow came and I only let Russ and Shaker play outside. Dutchess was hardly interested and Music is just a "fun grinch," no one can play and have any fun. She just follows them around barking. I think it is her way of playing. Rainbow is grounded for a few days as she recovers from her spaying.I could not get the boys to come in.














Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas cometh

This blog started with a tale of Ruffles getting into the Christmas packages. On that day he not only successfully opened loads of gifts but he got himself so sticky he had to have a bath. So I guess it wouldn't be Christmas without tales of Cardis gone wild.

The village was put up a few days ago, and I promptly reminded the Riverbend Cardis and Duchess too to "Leave It"! Apparently Music was listening because the tractor was found hanging out of her mouth. Can you spell BUSTED! Music is now banned from the living room unless attended by a responsible adult.

This leads us to a kitchen Cardi Caper perpetrated by Ella. (Yes, please note that these two capers were completed by my good dogs! YESH!) Any who, I left Ella in the kitchen while I ran to the store. When I returned home I noticed her very pink foot and mouth. I immediately began scouring the kitchen for evidence--which was immediately found! The Cardigan wreath was missing one black and white cardi, one brindle cardi and a whole host of red cranberries. The wreath was beyond salvageable so it now lives in the landfill. And Ella is still pink. Did I mention we have a show this weekend? Now where did I leave that white lightening?