Friday, November 30, 2007

Few Words Friday

You Know It's Winter When...
This is where our patio furniture was...
and this is where it is now...
and this is what dad's motorcycle looks like.
The high temperature the last two days has been 11 degrees F, and 18 degrees F (-11 and -7 degrees C). Delightful temps for us pups. The only problem with this winter so far is that the snow that we have had has all melted. That might change tomorrow! Hope all our furry buddies have a great weekend!! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Ball

Hey all our furry pals, Eva here. Momma found this for us at Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet where she gets our kibble. Not only is it a ball but it has a great message. We thought this is a great expression of how we feel about all our blogging friends, be they pups, kitties or hamsters. We wish happiness to all during this holiday season!
Belly Rubs, Eva.
PS. The Momma has ordered some Paw Wax so that I don't slip and hurt myself on the new floor.
P.P.S. I was just listening to the Wheel of Weather with the Momma, and they said 4 - 8 inches of snow this weekend. I better not tell Tasha or she sit by the patio door waiting for it to start.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Grandma's & the Floor

Hello everypup, Wilbur, Tia, and GG, Tasha here. First of all let me start by apologizing for us not posting and commenting this weekend. The humans have been making all kinds of noise with the new floor and painting a bunch of walls. We couldn't even do a Few Words Friday! As soon as we were up on Friday, the commotion started. I hid in the basement by the pool table and Eva cowered in the humans room practically under the bed. Oh, well, today both humans went to work so it was nice and quiet so we could get in our naps.

Now I would like to tell you about our trip to our Grandma's for Thanksgiving. This is how it looked in the back yard Thanksgiving morning. Wonderful snow on the ground!
Here is Eva and I waiting for Momma to come back when she went into a store to get something to drink on the long trip. We get anxious whenever momma or dad get out of our DUV (Doug Utility Vehicle) when we go on an adventure. It wasn't long before she was back and we were on our way...
Over the River (Minnesota River)
And through the Woods. (Sorry the picture of the woods came out really blurry)
To Grandmother's House We Went!
Here we are helping Momma and Grandma get all the food ready. I don't know how that they could have gotten all the goodies ready with out Eva and I helping. We got so many pieces of delicious food! We especially liked the turkey.
After the wonderful meal (We had to stay in the entry way during the humans meal time) we played with our cousins.
That is Briana sitting on Nicole and our Grandpa is in the background. Grandpa and Grandma just love it when we come to visit. And we really have fun when we get to go see them. Always lots of love when the family can get together!
Now I want to report on the progress on the flooring project. I am very happy to report that the kitchen and dining room is now finished. That is a very good thing, but I heard a rumor that the living room and hallway still need to be done. That can only mean much more noise from Acompressor and Astapler. Those two cause A LOT of anxiety for Eva and I.
Here's a pic of the completed floor. Notice that the first thing placed on the new flooring are our food dishes and water bowl. At least the humans have some of their priorities straight! Eva is having a bit of a problem with how slippery the floor is. On Saturday she went down really hard when we were going outside to do our business. She's slowly figuring out that she has to be more careful when walking on the new floor. Then there's me.
As you can see, the new floor is just fine with me.
We promise to get around to all our friend's blogs very soon to catch up on all the news. Thanks for being patient with us. We love you all!! Belly Rubs, Tasha.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nap Time

We back from Grandma's house but we're full of turkey so we need to nap. We'll try to post pictures from our trip tomorrow.

Eva can nap anywhere


Sometimes I just use my bed as a pillow

So sleepy,

Tasha



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Noisey Day

Hello everypup, kitty and GG, Eva reporting today. It has been a very stressful for Tasha and I. There have been a lot of loud noises happening. Adrill started all the commotion. Here he is after he got done doing his work. He helped dad put down some new sub floor in the dining room. Adrill isn't so bad, but he had a bunch of friends that caused all the stress.

Here are those friends of Adrill. There is Acompressor, Asaw, Anailer, Astapler and Avacume. The worst one is Acompressor. When that darn thing turns on it is just awful. We hid in momma and dad's bedroom all day. We even had our dinner in there. Those humans are just out to make our lives unbearable.
After all that noise and stress, this is all that momma and dad got done today. That's right, morning to night and that's all that was finished. Momma did the lay out of the wood and dad did the hammering and the stapling. There was the normal excuses of having to go to the home improvement store and the flooring store in the afternoon. Tasha and I just think they are slow and lazy. We told them that and then they said that they had never done a hardwood floor before. After all that commotion, you would think that everything would be done.
Tahsa mentioned that I had done something that surprised everyone here. As some of you may know, I sometimes have a problem with strange surfaces that I have to walk on. Well, I shocked everyone by walking on the new sub floor with no problem. Then dad got this picture of me when all the nasty noises were over. See, I don't mind the new floor!
It is pretty slippery, but I can handle new things. Those humans just don't have any faith in me.
Now on to some really exciting news. About 5 o'clock today, it started to snow!! Here is a shot of the wonderful white stuff on momma's car.
If it is like the snow we got on Saturday, it will probably melt, but a pup has to take what a pup can get. We got to go out and play ball with dad in the dark while it was snowing. What fun!!
We have this video from Saturday when it was snowing. We should have posted it days ago, but those humans of ours are just too busy to attend to the important things like our blog. Hope you all enjoy it!
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Tasha and I want to wish everypup, kitty and GG a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! We are going to grandma's house tomorrow to have our very own turkey! We just love our grandma! Belly Rubs, Eva.
P.S. Please keep Zimmy from the AO4, who has back problems, and Sitka and Tia's grandmother who was in a car accident in your thoughts and prayers. We hope both are back to health and vigor very soon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dreaming of Turkey


We are soooo excited because the Momma and Dad are home with us all week. But they are trying to work on a few long outstanding projects. Dad is installing the new floor and the Momma is painting again. She just left for the home improvement store (Dad's been there twice today) to buy more paint.

We'll post pictures tomorrow to show the progress and give a weather update. Hopefully it won't snow on Thursday cuz we get to go to Grandma's house down near the MN/Iowa border. She called and told Dad that she is making us our own special turkey. Yum!!! We have to give Grandma extra kisses this year because it is the first holiday since the Momma's brother died. We love the Grandma and don't like it when she is sad.



Dreaming of turkey,

Tasha


P.S. Eva did something that surprized everyone, even me. Pictures tomorrow.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Few Words Friday

Happiness is....
Momma getting home after being away for three days on business.
Seeing this bag...
And partaking of what is inside!!!
These are SOOOO DEEEEEEELICIOUS!
Have a fabulous weekend everypup, kitty and GG. Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.
P.S. The pups on the bag have their names on their chef's hats! From left to right is Dottie, Sarah and Gracie.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scenes From a Walk

Hello everypup, kitty and GG, Eva here. Well, unfortunately my bald tennis ball has disappeared (probably in a bag of leaves due to dad's lack of attention to detail), but with a little encouragement I have adopted to a new ball. Today I have fully accepted this one as my new ball.

Come on dad, throw it already!
After some ball fetching, we got to go on our walk. Here we are being very good waiting at a corner to cross the street until dad says "OK". We do really good when we are told to "Wait".
Being On a Walk is the BEST!
We got to say "Hi" to this little pup. He seemed to be very protective of his yard. We are the same way. He didn't want us to come into his space. Can't blame him. Isn't that our job? Got to make sure that no strangers invade your territory.

We also saw these two pups. They were very friendly and let us say Hi and do the sniffing thing.

Our neighbors have started to do some decorating for the season. We saw this one on Jeff and Susans house. Jeff is dad's best friend two houses down from us. We couldn't agree with this sign more!
You got that right, Jeff and Susan!
Then we saw these great Thanksgiving decorations on Rich and Cheryl's house just down the street. Those guys always have fantastic decorations for every holiday through out the year.
I think those turkeys are a little nervous this time of year!

Isn't that funny, Eva? A turkey chasing a pilgram with a gun!
We had a great walk today! The temperature today was about 35 degrees. So comforatable! Now all we need is SNOW, Hopefully it won't be long. Belly Rubs, Eva.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wheel of Weather

This week the Momma is traveling again and is down near where Summit lives. But she did check several weather forecasts for us today.

Weather.com indicates possible snow for us on the 14th, 19th and the 20th. Accuweather.com indicates clear on the previously mentioned dates and possible snow on the 24th - 26th.

Apparently there is no skill is involved, they just spin a big wheel or throw darts at a board.

Where's Vanna when you need her,
Tasha & Eva

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Breakfast cereal for dogs?

Now that they have figured out that some of us pups are spoiled, some companies putting everything they can think of in the market. The Momma saw this at the grocery store today. Among other things, it has CORN (corn = bad). We're still not sure what she was doing in that aisle anyway since most of our stuff comes from Chuck & Don's.

Since we are no longer allowed to have corn, wheat, soy or gluten, she is exploring more treat options. Has anyone tried Fish Skins or Sam's Yams?

We were looking back through some old files and found this picture of the Eva when she was still a pup. She was very dark for a pup. Normally Tervs are born dark, are very light by the time they're ready to go to their furever homes and then get darker as they get older.




Belly rubs,
Tasha

P.S. We're making Momma check the forecast everyday. Now we might get snow as early as the 19th.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

When will it snow?

The Momma told us the snow melted when it hit the ground yesterday so we're not feeling so bad about napping through it.

She did check the forecast for us and it's not suppose to snow until her barkday. Tasha is quivering in anticipation already, the Husky in her always comes out when there's snow!!!!

Dad took us to the dog park today to play with Maggie and her human but he forgot to take pictures. We had soooo much fun. Maybe we can go again tomorrow.

Paws crossed,
Eva

P.S. We didn't get a new supply of treats today. Don't worry, the supply is low but we have enough to last for another week or so. And there are some fresh green beans in the big white box. We love fresh veggies!

Breaking News!! (OK... it was yesterday)

Yesterday, Momma called home to say it was SNOWING by the place that she goes to everyday !!!!!! But either it didn't snow in our yard or we were napping and missed it. (insert sad puppy dog eyes here)

Waiting....waiting.....waiting,
Tasha & Eva

P.S. Note to Momma -We're almost out of treats and we really like the ones you brought home last time.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Few Words Friday

You're the biggest puppy I've ever seen!

Hello everypup, kitty and GG, Eva here. This is another picture dad found on the internet. That is one brave kitty! Tia and Wibur, would you guys go up and say hi to this big guy? No good ones of us lately. We have been kind of ignored this week. Mom and dad are back to some long hours at work and then when they get home its more projects and fall chores. It was a sad day for dad the other day. He had to winterize his motorcycle. It is now under a cover in the garage. On Tuesday while we were guarding the house while mom and dad were at work we saw the first snow flurries of the season! Can't wait until it snows heavy and sticks to the ground. That's another reason we posted this picture. WE WANT SNOW!! Hope every furball has a great weekend. Belly Rubs, Eva.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

More Fall Fun

Hey everypup, kitty, and GG, Tasha here. About all that has been going on around here is us helping dad clean up leaves outside and helping mom do more painting inside. The work here just never stops! I don't especially care for the painting part, but Eva does. She got more highlights on her backside the other day. No pictures of that, but here are some from us supervising dad's work in the back yard.

Thanks for all the great piles of leaves dad!
Eva was a bit upset on Friday of last week. She was playing with her new tennis ball. She had finally chosen another ball besides her bald tennis ball. Then what happens? We think Eva put her new ball in a pile of leaves and dad accidentally scooped it up. He thought it might have been in the pile. He looked really hard through the pile but couldn't fine it. So now Eva is back to playing with the bald ball. Poor girl. She should be more flexible like me! I play with big balls, little balls, sticks, you name it. Both mom and dad are working with her to get used to another tennis ball. So far no luck. Oh, well. Maybe some day she'll get some sense in her pointy little head.
Where's my ball?
Eva also has a hard time finding her ball even when it is in plain sight. I don't think her snooter works very well. She can walk right by her ball and not see or smell it. I can find my ball under a pile of leaves!
Just chillin' in a great pile of leave.
There's just something about a leaf pile that makes me want to lay down and relax for, oh maybe and hour or two! I can keep an eye on our new neighbors. They have two Collies, a German Shepard, a Golden Retriever, and a cute little Yorkie! We haven't had a chance to meet yet, but we have exchanged barks. They look VERY FUN! I'll leave you today with a little video of a moving leaf pile.
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Were you surprised it was me under there? No? I guess I'm not surprised. Hope you enjoyed it anyway! By the way, I did find my ball. Unlike some other pup that I live with. Bark at everypup soon. Belly Rubs, Tasha.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Horka

Have you ever noticed that one of your humans is more observant than the other(s).

Earlier in the week, it was Momma who figured out that I was stuck under the bed and then Friday night when I did the horka dance on Momma and Dad's bed, Momma heard me from the other side of the house but Dad (who was sleeping right next to me) never even moved!!! He didn't even notice that Momma turned on the light and took the duvet cover off the down comforter.

Once again, I heard the phrase "you're lucky that you're pretty". She's joking...I think!?!

I am doing the horka dance less often now that I'm not allowed to have any more yogurt.

The very beautiful,
Eva

P.S. no pictures today cuz I'm hiding in my kennel from the evil Dish guy and Dad's at the Vikings game.
P.P.S. She used the pet stain remover but the comforter still has a slight aroma. Just add the comforter to the list of things I've modified/destroyed/eaten.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Few Words Friday

Hello everypup, kitty, and GG, Tasha here. We can feel that nip in the air! It won't be long now. At least we hope not. We're talking about SNOW!! We posted this video way back in April when we first started blogging, but we thought that maybe a bunch of our new friends might not have seen it yet. Please ignore dad's goofy voice.

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Did you see the snow on the end of my nose? I can't wait until I can cover my whole furry body in that wonderful white stuff! Have a super weekend everyone. Belly Rubs, Tasha.