Wednesday, August 20, 2008

AFV - Here We Come!

OK - after multiple suggestions - I've sent this video to AFV.
So, if y'all see me "yukking it up" with that goofy Tom Bergeron, don't be surprised.

Hubster and I have decided that a lot of VERY lame videos have won $10K (and even $100K!) so we've going to throw our hat into the ring and see what happens!

Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who's So Pretty?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

First Growl.... My Little Protector

Diva is now HUGE. (Relatively speaking.) I'd say she's between 25 - 30 lbs. It's getting hard for me to lift her easily, like I used to.

Anyway, we have these transom-style windows on either side of our front door, plus we live up on a little hill at the end of a cul-de-sac, so you have a pretty good view of what's going on below... and something Diva saw did NOT agree with her and she begin to growl, bark and really carry on.

It was absolutely adorable.
I know she was trying to be Terribly Ferocious (so I didn't laugh), but BOY I wish I had captured it on film..... she was protecting her family from some sort of perceived threat. (There wasn't anything out there that I could see.... probably a squirrel crossed the yard, or something like that...)

I need to hurry up and read the owners manual for my new Nikon so I can capture these fleeting moments on film for All Of Us to enjoy. :-)

She really is just so darn cute.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Diva's Latest Sleeping Arrangements

Well, basically we have failed miserably at crate training. We've been trying since mid-June but Diva is totally NOT into it. And now that she and Ruby sack out during the day on the bed in the guest room/office, she's even LESS into it.

So last night I woke in the middle of the night to find a 25 lb. lump at the foot of our king size bed. In no way did it resemble a dog (and I'm blind as a bat without my contacts), so I fumbled for my glasses and turned on a lamp. Yes, it was indeed Diva. She was sound asleep on her back - legs splayed out (very un-ladylike) and she stayed that way all night.

Hubster and I kind of enjoyed it. It's been since Chloe (our wonderful, late great Black Lab who we got when we were newlyweds) since we've had a dog sleep in the bed with us. Diva fits right in. And Ruby gets the queen bed in the guest room all to herself. (Boy, are our dogs spoiled, or what??)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Puppy Games

"The Puppy Games" are going to be broadcast on Animal Planet this Friday evening - 6 PM ET.
My daughter S and I will be watching - we are quite excited.
The boys (Hubster and J.) think it looks dorky.
Below is video from last year's "Puppy Bowl" .

Monday, August 4, 2008

Is This Our Dog?

So..... we get back from the beach tonight and pick up Diva from the vets, where we've been boarding her for 4 days.

She literally looked like a different dog. She's HUGE. I almost can't lift her now.
That cute puppy is gone.
In her place is a rowdy adolescent dog.... who got home, and took a humongous steaming dump on the dining room floor.