Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Return

Epic was left behind for Christmas, as he isn't as *social* as some dogs. The running joke was that he was home, in bed, trying to find something to rhyme with "Mommy is gone". Also, forgive my absence.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Mouse in the House

Keeps Epic very busy.
Unfortunately, the mouse seems to enjoy the dog food cupboard. It has been emptied and filled with mouse traps. BUT... to start, we tried the good ol' fashioned, organic method of pest removal.
*I smells it mommy*
Which really means... we put Epic in the cupboard.
This was very exciting and funny, until he started to deconstruct the cupboard to gain access to the space underneath the stairs.

Epic kills a lot of time looking at the cupboard now. We haven't seen any signs of mice OUTSIDE of that space, so that's kind of nice. I find myself a little squeamish about the monsters. Luckily, Epic doesn't feel the same. Heaven forbid he ever sees one.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Return to the Wild

We haven't been to the offleash park in quite a while, basically, because I'm a big wuss about the man-eating mosquitoes that live there. We finally braved it the other day, and found the park to be blissfully empty. I suspect that has to do with the ridiculous height of the grass, and the swamp-like nature of the ground after a wetter-than-normal summer.
BUT... an empty park meant that Dixie got to have her first run offleash, and she behaved fabulously.
^See what I mean about the grass? There are THREE dogs in this picture!!
^Two dogs. One of them is Epic, and damn is he cute.
The park also has a lovely slough. TONS of fun for the four-leggers. I *maybe* should have bathed Epic after, 'cuz he suffered with a rash on his undercarriage for about 3 days. Ever try to keep a teenage JRT from scratching his 'little epic' raw? Not fun. Sometimes kinda funny... but not fun....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning Hrrmphs

Morning is a dirty fighter.

If given the chance, it's best to not engage this enemy.


At least Epic had the choice. Dixie got me up at 7:00, and then Bailey puked on the couch.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The End of Crabbiness

Hooray! We have pictures!
Unfortunately, we haven't been up to much in the last little while. Rally-O, flyball, and some schoolwork have kept us busy. So busy, in fact, that all of us really enjoy our time just sitting around in the new house. Some day I'll get off the couch and paint, until then... I'll throw Dixie's toy.
*Oh hi! Throw my toy. Not asking.*
Incredibly subtle, no?
When Epic's not running around like an idiot or noshing on... well... things that shouldn't be noshed on, he can be found doing this ^^.

^^This is even better, 'cuz he can see out the window too. Yes, laying here does involve a fair amount of skill, and the mashing of one's boy parts... but the payout is so worth it. We live right near a large park, where plenty of people walk their dogs. So no cats around here, but plenty of dogs to tell off from ones throne.
Prince Attitude has been a bad boy lately. He's destroyed a few articles of clothing (I know you know what I mean), he pulls stuff off my bookshelf, he broke the roomie's closet door, and he pulled out some attitude at a doggy demo the other day. How am I ever going to survive the terrible twos?

Technical Difficulties

Blogger hasn't let me post pictures in forever, and it's starting to piss me off.
Bah! Stay tuned. With any luck I'll figure out what the problem is before my head blows up.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My doG, I'm blogging!

Miss me?
It has been a busy few weeks. We moved into the new place, I defended my thesis, and hey! Today's my birthday!
Eppers and Dixie would like to show you their new yard... they like it very much.
*This way please*

It's huge!

We're not exactly unpacked yet, but we are living quite comfortably. Epic is getting used to the dogs next door (we're completely surrounded!), and doesn't spend TOO much time barking like an idiot anymore. We've been away from flyball for about a month now, but we'll be going back this week. In the meantime, Epic is rocking Rally-O, and I'm floundering through academia.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lazy Day

7 comatose dogs. Brilliant!

I lost him there for a little bit. It's a bit of an unusual sleeping spot.