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Happy Father’s Day

In dogs, life on June 17, 2012 at 2:10 am

We love dads. I have a great dad. The best I could have ever asked for – funny, smart, and the right mix of strict and supportive. I think everyone with a good dad should be grateful EVERY day. I love you Dad.

Chloe and Connor love their dad too. Since imitation is the best form of flattery, here is the ultimate in puppy adoration. Sorry if they stretched out your shirts, dad. At least they didn’t borrow your tools – which explains why everything looks unused. I’d also like to add that the puppies don’t look nearly as handsome as their dad in those shirts; in fact, I think Connor looks a little chubby in that shirt. Maybe time for Connor to go easy on the cookies. Happy Father’s Day to all dads, whether you have two-legged or four-legged kids.

Minions – you know you want some

In dogs, life, Uncategorized on June 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm

If only I had minions to plough through the seemingly endless hours of writing emails, reports and processing data. Whenever a new task arises, wouldn’t it be nice to assign it to someone else, and have your minion obediently say, “Yes Boss. Right away”. In return, I would provide medical and dental care for my minions – and the occasional liver treat for a job well done.

Who am I kidding, though? Puppies can’t type.

Passing on the Versatile Blogger Award love

In dogs, life, Uncategorized on June 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm

My very first blog award nomination was very kindly given from teepee12, whose writings on the ups and downs of life have kept me a follower of her blog Serendipity.  Thank you so very much for passing along the nomination! Our ‘versatility’ tends to come as a result of a lack of direction.

Chloe and Connor are proud of this achievement, especially since they provide much of the entertainment and subject-matter of my blog. I believe they now expect some sort of reward for their part in the award which will likely come in the form of something tasty to eat.

Part of the Versatile Blogger Award rules is to nominate other deserving blogs, and to provide 7 facts about yourself. I don’t follow a lot of blogs at the moment, and I believe some of the blogs I love have already been nominated for this award, so here’s my list of nominees to pass on the VBA love:

1. Nikitaland’s blog follows the life of one of the cutest dogs out there – Nikita. It also includes crafts and free printables, and is a lot of fun for anyone that loves dogs and DIY projects.

2. M.K.D. provides versatile uses of everyday objects to create a bird-a-day art. It is amazing what he can do with something as mundane as splashes of water on pavement, and soy sauce.

3. Allen’s Zoo is another favorite for his creative style of illustrations. His marine life series is what really drew me to his work.

4. Mermaid Scientist is a beautiful blog that combines the science of marine biology with the beauty of art. It reminds me of the fun of being a marine biologist, and the importance of conserving our oceans.

5. Sadie and Dasie is a like a visual candy, with a mix of home decor, dogs and fashion pictures that fall into themes. I love what she puts together.

6. Oscar the English Bulldog is a blog about Oscar. He is possibly one of the cutest puppies around, and there are many pictures to prove it.

7. Cooking College Chick is a blog about easy recipes. The fact that chocolate and peanut butter are some of her favorite ingredients makes this blog a must-read for anyone with a sweet-tooth.

8. The Other Alaska – a blog that shows Juneau is worth a visit gosh-darn-it!

Now on to the 7 facts about us:

1. We love pizza.

2. Connor has consistently stayed 5 lbs heavier than Chloe over the last year, but Chloe is still the bully dog.

3. Chloe recently had a tooth extracted for a fracture. Some dogs shouldn’t have very  hard things to chew.

4. The patience exercised by the dogs in costumes is directly proportional to the tastiness of the treat that awaits.

5. We believe in off-leash fun for well behaved dogs.

6. Connor survived eating a partial bag of Raisinettes left out by a child with no ill side-effects.

7. Chloe would rather starve than eat plain kibbles.