Friday, July 15, 2011

The Dog Who Started It All

Is 4 today! Yeppers, Ruffles is 4!

I can hardly believe that 4 wonderful years have come and gone in a blink of an eye. From that cold September day when I picked up my scared little puppy to today when the demanding monster is a Grand Champion. From the ridiculously early morning in the Ozarks when I took him out of his "house" and put him in my bed to today when his royal highness asks to be picked up and put in bed every night. From the squirrely active puppy to...nope that is the same!

Well there it is, the dog that started a revolution is 4! Thanks be to Cindy and the whole Foggy Bottom Crew for trusting me with such a wonderful pet, companion, and dog!

P.S. Cindy just suggested that I give everyone a run down of his caper destructions! Let's see...3 laptops, 2 keyboards, untold numbers of glasses, 2 cell phones, 11 Christmas packages, lots of ornaments, village people, soccer balls, basketballs, baseballs... Oh my I think the point scale is Ruffles...1008 me...4

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shaker Baby

Shaker Baby chilling after his day. It is a shame he is so stressed.

Garage Door

I indulged myself today with a massage today, and was quite happy upon my arrival home. I hit my garage door opener and pulled the dog mobile into my stall. I then hit the remote again and merrily got out of said dog mobile. Imagine my horror when I saw my beloved ELLA standing under the door as it is coming down. The auto eye FAILED! I bolt toward her and boot her out of the garage just as the door would have slammed onto her back.

OK now I said to myself, I sure hope she is true to form and has not taken a walk on the wild side. So I scoot into the house and open the laundry room door, and bellow "Ella Bella". She comes bounding from the front yard and gallops up the stairs into the house. I, of course, praised her for being wonderful.

And then staggered into the house realizing that I had tensed every muscle in my body, heart pounding, and gasping for air! Next item on my to do list---call my handy man!

Monday, July 11, 2011

CH Davenitch Someone To Watch Ovr Me FB*

We interrupt this regularly scheduled cardi corgi caper to show a few pictures! Ella Bella had a pretty good run in her last 3 shows and pending AKC confirmation, she shall be forever know as CH Davenitch Someone To Watch Ovr Me FB. Thank you Connie and to each of the judges who thought my girl was as pretty and wonderful as I do!

I promised her if she would just finish, she could go back to being her dirty dog self. So after her finishing win in Iowa City she began excavating the boxwood again. It is officially deep and wide enough for her to crawl into and only her head shows! She has also been swimming and mud digging. Thank goodness, she drys and shakes it off!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Reading Rainbow

Rainbow apparently caught wind of the PBS show Reading Rainbow and took the challenge to heart. Although please note she only made it through the cover and seemingly found the subject matter a little dry.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Pool Manager

Hi guys, it is me Shakey Bakey.

Well I didn't want to do it but I fired Mom as my pool manager. She just wasn't performing as desired. So I put out a call for resumes, reviewed several but finally decided to hire in house. I engaged the services of my other Mom Kathy.

I had to supervise her work as she is still in her probationary period. She seems to understand her tasks, and she didn't fuss one bit about me trying to pick up the hose. Mom Kim didn't like for me to pick up the hose at all, because just once I chased her around the yard spraying her. It was crazy fun until she remembered I know the "drop it" command. Any way maybe she won't tell my new hire about my lapse in hose judgement.

Shakey Bakey out!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Dora Does the Tidal Basin

I know, I know I am seriously late in making this post but, hey, better late than never!

Dora took her family on a cherry blossom walk and became seriously distracted by Daffy the duck. She ditched the family and jumped in the Tidal Basin in a blind attempt to herd that Daffy. Now the human family (Jim and Jill) weren't quite sure if Dora could swim so Jim jumped in for the rescue.

Ok enough said, but I suppose I should have lead off this post with a *spew alert*.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Has Arrived

My Shaker Baby hates the hot weather. I mean really hates the hot weather. He wants me to open pool season at 50F! I convinced him this year to wait until it was 60F. But now that summer has arrived he wants his pool filled, cleaned and ready to go.

With all the rain we have had it hasn't been easy to fill his requests, so I have heard a rumor among the gang that he is looking for a new pool manager. I guess I better get on the stick!