Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey & mashed potatoes

Wow. Time flys around here. I have been so busy that I haven't updated y'all on the happenings in a while.

Well the tree rats are under control, the possums have not returned and I am making a dent in the bugs under the street lights.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. There was a lot of yummy smelling food around here. The best sample I got was stolen. Right off the face of Lila. Yep. When she gets close enough I lick her face.

Hey, I am just doing my part the keep her clean...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More fun with chores

Mom needs a fur coat like mine. Then she wouldn't have to do all that laundry.

With a water bottle and a laundry basket, I made her day fun and full of laughs!

We played hide and seek. I bet you can't find me....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Giant tree. Giant tree rats?

Can you believe the size of this tree?!??! Mom took a picture of it in Alabama.

She said she couldn't imagine the squirrels that lived in it. I know she was scared because i wasn't there to protect her.

I bet I could climb that tree.

MOM!!! Road trip time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm sorry

I was so proud of my problem solving that I failed to realize how offense I was. Forgive my callousness toward possums.

We are not fans.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

it is all good

Even after a hurricane, many days without power and living out of suitcases for a while. Nothing says home like a good friend.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Dancing with the Sparks

Is it unfair that I can sneak up the blind?

Hey! He could use his nose!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Well I may not be the Lizard King...

But I am a HERO and the 'Possum Queen & I have solved the mystery (for Mom) of the "monster under the shed". For months Sparky & I have been very vocal about critters living under the shed. Mom & others thought it was just Sparky being neurotic as he would bark for hours (literally) & chew on the shed. We would start barking & want out at all hours of the night. Mom was fed-up with our behavior!!

Saturday was THE DAY. Me and my Ss were all here to help so she was going to understand the mystery once and for all. Then Sparky (and me, just not as much) would shut up or go away (????).

She spent hours clearing all the plants, bricks and stuff from around the base of the shed. Then she proceeded to clean the debris out from under it.

As she was removing the last brick a tail was evident. A bare, white tail!!! She tried to grab it, but it got away. She knew then ... That juvenile opossum Sparky & I got the other morning was not just a fluke! Yes!! There is a family of opossums living under the shed. (We TRIED to tell her.)
Well, mom took a break & was asking us just how she was going to get those varmits out of there.

I saw my opportunity! I started digging! I dug myself a hole under that shed and went to work doing what I am bred to do!

I went in and after a loud fight, I, mighty dog that i am, sent 'possums running every where!

My Ss had my back! Seig was on duty, Sparky was covering the back, Sue was confused and Sam was bored. However, we won! Mom was so proud of us. We got the juvies. Sparky had mom by the tail as she tried to escape under fence and into the woods. Seig came in & tried to help, but she got away. Sue ended up helping once things were explained to her.

There was a flurry of action and not any pictures, until after. But here are a few.

It was a dirty job!

It was a great day for all but the 'possums!

Note to Becky. 'Possum juvie does not equal cute!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Family, fun, Florida

Live is good...

We avoided a storm called Eduardo by going to the other side of the Gulf of Mexico(the pretty side). But Eduardo was causing problems there also. The rip current was too strong and the waves were VERY big (well, for Florida, they were.) So not much time in the water, but we got to hang out and have fun...

Here I am taking over Trey's bed

but he still loves me...

Tyler & April played cards with the other humans while I played with various plastic bottles...

Nick rested.

Jess & Laura introduced Lila to the beach.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Let's catch up...

This summer I have traveled much.

Sweet Beth, kind Caryln and rather grumpy Molly hosted me, Sparky, Mom & Melissa for Independence Day.

We stopped at this famous spot along the way...

It seems like every dog and their humans were there at the same time. Here is a shot of me & Sparky.

Notice the bowl of water in the floor. Mom always makes sure we have plenty of cool water and she NEVER leaves us alone closed up in a hot car! She waited with us while Melissa got their lunch.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Still here... busy, busy busy

So much going on

so many picture to share

so little time


Friday, August 1, 2008

On the road again

Unlike Willie, I can wait to get on the road. I like adventure, just not the getting there.

We are going back to the beach for a few days. Lila's first trip there. I will be there to show her the ropes!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why, yes it is.

ME wearing a halter (photo previous post).

She hasn't left me alone with it long enough to eat it.

Rexford G. Lambert TV

My good friend, Rexford G. Lambert, has this terrific wide-screen at "The Compound". On a recent visit he, being the gentleman he is, gave me the best seat in the house.

We saw cars, dogs walking their humans, birds and moving trees. It was a wonderfully relaxing time!

Thanks, Rexford!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Many goings on

There have been some sad things going on for Mom. A couple of funerals for some young men she knew. Rest In Peace Spencer and Jake.

There have been some happy things. Vacation Bible School, All America Day, painting Lila's room with Laura (they would NOT let me help...)

There have been some creepy things. Seig spent a few days with us as back-up security. There were some men "acting weird" in the woods behind the house. They wouldn't talk to Mom and ran away when she called out to them. She took Seig home and got a shot-gun.

Next on our schedule is a vacation!!!!

There are lots of pictures to get downloaded. I know you miss my beautiful face and all my adventures. But I promise to report more frequently!

TTFN (ta ta for now)

Friday, July 11, 2008

SHHHHH ! ! ! Don't kiss and tell

I snuck a kiss to sweet Lila the other day!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sheltering Arms

Recently I went on a goodwill mission. A friend was in hospice and I went with Mom to cheer up everyone. My buddy Tom was there.

I was a good girl. I didn't bark. Nor did I eat anything.

I know. That is hard to believe.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not Sue

I was out surveying the grounds the other day. You know I have to protect this place! Two big American bulldogs came down the street with their human. They were a bit grouchy when I ran up to them. I think they wanted to fight, not play.

Mom was mad at ME. I think they don't understand this is MY street.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


What is the monster in the jungle?

When I catch it I will EAT it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Ss

For some reason, I don't get to see my three big Ss as much as I would like to.

I miss them...

Sam... my gentle giant of a friend...

Seig... a shredder extraordinaire!!! (He taught me everything I know)

Sue... the sweetest baby in the crowd...

Saturday, June 7, 2008

You're not the boss of me

Come, Minute!

Can't she see I am protecting her from this BUG.

Minute, come here!

Once my call to duty is complete I will return to the house.

Minute, come HERE right NOW!!

Guard patrol is almost over…

Minute? Ok.

OMG!!!! She shut the door and left me out here!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Can you see me now?

I know there is a tree rat headed this way...

My friend, Eve, caught one the other day! It got away.

If I caught one, I would eat it.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Doggie Amusement World!

I have found it!!!! THE amusement park for dogs.

There were cows to chase/dodge!!! There was a donkey to scare me (and for me to stay far away from)!!! (Donkeys kill dogs/coyotes and such)

There was rides - in a truck bed on the tool box!!!
There was a real cow dog to teach me stuff!!!
There was a lake, mud, cow poop, dirt and everything a dog could want!!! I don't think I have EVER been this dirty!!!

There were no pictures.

There was FOOD everywhere (hot dogs, chips, marshmallows, pancakes)or least everywhere the humans left, I mean, dropped it.
I ate it all.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

...its the HUMIDITY

Adventuring in Houston is hot work... Thankfully the sprinklers in this park were on. I made it my own personal refreshment bar!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

You can lick your friends...

and you can lick your nose. And you can lick your friends nose.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gator's got yor Granny

Sparky's not so good at visiting new places anymore. He gets real disoriented. When we went "inside the loop" he almost fell in to Buffalo Bayou.

He would have been Gator bait. Good thing mom had a hold on our leashes.

Had I seen a Gator, I would have eaten IT.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Hot Time in the City

We went on a field trip today. I saw many new parts of the city. It was a stunning day.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hark!!! What goes there?

In the deep, lush landscaping here at my estate, there are all sorts of interlopers. I am very adept at the Sneak Attack!
Here I am waiting for just the right moment to attack.

It was a PALMETTO BUG!!!

I ate it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


With all the goings on around here and a new little human around I have to be on patrol at all times.

Mom installed this sign to let everyone know what a FIERCE watchdog I am!

Feed the birds

We have a bird feeder that attracks birds, tree rats, 'possums and various other critters from the woods.

My JOB is to chase away the tree rats and all varmits but the birds and bunnies.

My FUN is this cup MOM uses to fill the feeder...

I grab it and run...

...and try to eat it.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Watch out!!!

Look at the size of those things!!!!

When Lila starts walking, I'll have to clear out!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Welcome Lila

The baby is here !!! I think she is sweet. I jump up by her, get a quick sniff and then I have to get down.

Soon they will let me love her too.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tyler's sock

I was just taking it to the laundry...

It is not like I ATE it.

Funny bone

How much fun can YOU have with a bone?

You can throw it (yes, I can throw. Seig taught me.)
You can tease Sparky with it
You can jump on it

You can bury it
You can find it again
You can roll on it

You can eat it!

The possibilities are endless

I'm Back...

First there was the house...
(Remodel complete. House still not in order...)
Then there was a wedding
(Congratulations to Matt & Angela)
Then there was visitors
(FAMILY!!!!! I love it when they visit me. We got to play & have a great time. We love them!)
Then there was moving
(Tiffy, you WILL miss me. I like your place!)

But now, I'm back!!! There are pictures of our adventures. As soon as Mom finds the camera cable...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

THE Wedding

As if there aren't enough distractions around here...

Our human friends, Matt & Angela, are getting married. Mom is helping with a party for them so, yet AGAIN, there is no time for pictures of me....

Congratulations to Matt & Angela!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Play time!

No sissy girls around here. We like to play rough and get dirty...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Blame Mom

Can you believe it!?!? Mom has been busy with stuff like unpacking boxes and cleaning up after contractors. This means she has given me very little time in front of the camera. Doesn't she know I have fans that need to know what I look like while helping her????

Talk to her.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Bob the builder

Mr. Bob has been in and out of the house a lot recently. He always brings other guys that either tear things up (demolition), make lots of noise (hammering), make things smell funny (paint), or something like that.

He is a nice man. I taught him right off that I am a fierce guard dog. He was intimidated by my tough stance and vicious bark. Now that he knows I am in charge, I only have to bark in greeting.

My mom SHOULD get pictures for you...

Friday, March 7, 2008

the joke is on Lawrence

Sieg and I have a new game...

We take the painter's stuff when he isn't looking!!!!

Mom doesn't think it is as funny as we do...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


What happened to Spring? I am snuggled in this blanket trying to stay warm. Bring back the warm days!

Monday, March 3, 2008

my BFF Sue

This is my BFF Sue when she was just a little baby! Can you believe it!

Heck. She was almost as cute as I am!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

BIG and BAD !!!

When the rain finally took a break Sparky and I went out side to play.

Look at our GIANT shadows! We are HUGE and ferocious!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

In the garden

Sniff... Sniff... Sniff..
Out in the garden with Mom admiring her plants. And hoping we are going to DIG!

Hey. Look! What the heck is that!!!

Event the garden dwellers like her flowers.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Just another day?

Ah... what a beautiful day. What a beautiful princess...

Now. Where did that squirrel go? Those varmits have been skittering about and I have been trying to catch one.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Where is the red carpet?

Seig and I are a handsome couple, don't you think?

We could turn some heads and stir up some gossip

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Romp Fest 2

Another days of romping with my Ss.
One black, one brown, one white, one princess...

Sparky was with us, but he is not much a romper.

Here he is waiting in the car with Mom trying the cute look.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Blue Dog?

Our version.

The evidience of helping Mom paint during the remodel... What you can't see is the trail of tracks that went all the way around the room.

I am sure glad, for Sparky, that the carpet was getting replaced anyway!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Field Trip 2

Another field trip with Mom. We went to the bank. This is her deposit slip.

I ate it.

Puddle Pleasure

Me & my Ss went for a romp.
We ran! We rolled!! We barked!!!

We found puddles!!!

If you have never wallowed in a nice muddy puddle, you don't know what you are missing. It refreshes your spirit. It quenches your thirst. It brings out your wild side!!!

Seig dancing in a puddle.

But for some reason it makes humans crazy