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Monday Mischief: Bye Bye, Lambchop

We had delayed our Christmas holiday celebration until last weekend because Peanut had COVID. She is doing OK now. The dogs finally got to play with their presents. Louise loves squeaky toys and she got a Lambchop stuffy. But she was not able to bite down on it because of the tumor*. She was frustrated. I did not realize that this would happen.

Sofie decided, heck with that, if this thing is going to upset Louise, I am going to eat its face off! Sometimes you just have to destroy a stuffy for your sister.

*Louise has Canine Acanthomatos Ambleoblastoma. If you want to learn more you can find info in our CAA FaceBook Group which tells all about it and follows Louise’s story.

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Posted by on January 10, 2022 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Yule 2021

 

Tuesday, December 21 is the Winter Solstice if you are in the Northern Hemisphere and the reverse in the Southern Hemisphere. On the Winter Solstice, we observe a Germanic holiday that pre-dates the Christmas holiday by thousands of years – YULE. Yule celebrates the wheel of the year with bonfires, decorations of holly, mistletoe, and boughs of evergreen trees (sound like Christmas?). There are also feasts and gift-giving. This is a celebration of the rebirth of the sun and the light that it brings to the Earth (remember from here on it starts to get lighter every day until Summer Solstice in the north).

It is interesting to look at the similarities between Yule and the Christmas traditions:

  • The midwinter feast lasts for 12 days
  • Vikings decorated evergreen trees with gifts
  • Mistletoe was believed to have healing powers (kiss kiss)
  • In the Norse tradition, Old Man Winter visited homes to join the festivities. The Viking god, Odin, was described as a wanderer with a long white beard. He is considered the first Father Christmas.
  • Viking children left their shoes out by the hearth on the eve of the winter solstice with sugar and hay for Odin’s 8-legged horse, Sleipnir.

Whatever you celebrate – have a wonderful time doing it!

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Posted by on December 20, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Lulu is Doing Ok

Miss Louise had a tumor removed from inside her mouth last week. This one is scary. It seemed to be growing big fast. We are still waiting to find out what the biopsy said, so bang your drum for her!!

She is the most incredible ROCK STAR! She never complains and was hungry almost the minute she got home. Sofie and Charles, both drama queens, would be milking it for all it is worth. But not, Louise.

She is sticking close to Mom right now and her ducky. Bang those drums, please.

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Posted by on December 6, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Spricket

Sofie here. It’s fall in Maryland. The Cave Crickets, also known as Spider Crickets or ‘Sprickets,’ are starting to invade the garage, and occasionally the house. The cats love to torture them. We find lots of parts and pieces. V and the kids are afraid of them so they put a little cup over them and then call Mom to remove them to the greater outdoors. Sometimes, they even put a sticky note on the cup that says ‘BUG!’

As you can see, I am not in the least bit bothered by these jumpy funny antennaed buggy things. Lately, it seems like someone is bringing them upstairs to the kitchen because Noel seems to be spending a lot of time staring under the stove.

Oh my, Noel, sprickets for supper.

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Posted by on November 22, 2021 in Bugs, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Leave it to Autumn

The cold wind has started to blow and the sky keeps floating down to the ground. Sofie just wants to lay outside in the cool leaves. Lulu on the other hand says it is sweater weather.

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Posted by on November 15, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Bed Disruption

Mom had the carpet cleaned. Oh my what a disruption that was! She had to pick up all our toys and the beds. And the carpet was moist for a few days so she didn’t want to put the beds back. Put Nine was not happy about that so he laid down where the dog bed usually is. That confused Louise. She was not sure what to do. So Mom laid a sheet on the floor and she liked that. But then Mom put the big bed back and Nine took it until Sofie chased him away. Finally, the beds are back and life is back to normal. If you call a cat sleeping in the dog bed normal, well it is around here.

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Posted by on November 8, 2021 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Bloody Monday

We had an awesome time last night barking and carrying on at the Zoo. What were you for Halloween?


Whatever you were we hope it was spooky!!!!

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Posted by on November 1, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: No Like Spooky Hags

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Posted by on October 25, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Another Mirror

I caught another moment of mirroring from these two. I actually think it is Charles mirroring Sofie. The act of mirroring another’s position “is a sign of comfort, trust, and rapport.” I think it is the way that Charles shows Sofie that he is in sync with her. I don’t notice Charles doing it with Louise or the cats, but I do notice Sofie and Louise with each other and them with the cats.

I have often talked about mirroring, even between the cats and dogs. It happens way to often for it to be random. What do you think?

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Posted by on October 18, 2021 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: TP Hoarding

Last winter, during the dark months of the lockdown for the humans, they ran out of the precious paper that they use in the room which we always follow them into to sit down. They decided that they were not going to allow something called the ‘supply chain’ to leave them ‘strained without a roll.’ We are not sure what all that means but we are very aware of this new paper mountain landscape that is appearing down the main hall. Do all humans do this?

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Posted by on October 11, 2021 in Dogs

 

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