It’s hot…mama!

Taavi's Summer Resting Spot

With temps climbing into the 100s….it is no wonder I find my dogs sitting on the AC vents!  Lol…Steven was trying to convince Taavi to move yesterday.  Steven was propped up by the counter, checking his Facebook messages, enjoying the AC breeze, when Taavi walked in and flopped down on the vent effectively blocking the cool air for anyone else to enjoy.

Summer in Louisiana!

Happy Birthday Vivian!

Happy 6th Birthday to my sweet darling daughter Vivian!  Or is that 25th Birthday?  Dunno…. Sometimes I wonder!

Last night, in the midst of trying to do math homework (Yay me!), I was baking cupcakes.  I sent Steven and Vivian out for a while so I could de-grump.  🙂  I was pretty grumpy due to homework (that I did not understand) being due and baking a million cupcakes.  Well, that’s an exaggeration.  It seemed like a million.  Anyway, when Vivian got home, she put the plate of teacher’s cupcakes on the table because she wanted to put sprinkles on them.  I had already iced and decorated them.  Vivian left the kitchen and the dog (Taavi) found the cupcakes.  Needless to say, I found him in his kennel and knew something was wrong (remember my posts about Houdini? He does not willingly stay in his kennel).  When I found the plate of demolished cupcakes, I understood why he put himself in time out!  He is going to be soooo sick today!  So, I had to make mini cupcakes with the batter I had left for the teachers.  Who knows, maybe they will appreciate the smaller portions!  See, Taavi was looking out for their health. 

However, if he had to find something to eat, I would have preferred it been my math book.  I think with the proof of him eating my floor (in a previous post) would have gotten me off the hook with my teacher, ya think?  Taavi has taken to chewing on the wood floor too.  I don’t know what has gotten into him!  I had to put a big piece of clear tape over a small place in the floor.  It appears that someone dropped a heavy piece of furniture and chipped the floor in this spot.  Taavi found the spot and started pawing at it, like he was digging for something.  Now he has made a 1 inch hole, a 2 inch hole!  Dumb dog….how can you love and hate your dogs equally? What a contradiction.

Anyway, this post is supposed to be about Vivian.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVIAN!

Andrea

Otherwise known as Houdini

You will remember from a previous post that I talked about my dog getting out of his kennel. He figured out how to flip up the latch on the side of his kennel. 

Taavi, flipping up the latch

He's got it down to a science

Long story short, we put a small chain on it and have not had a problem since.  Now he has figured out how to lift the front latch.  Today, as I was trying to complete some homework, Taavi pranced his proud little Houdini lock popping self into the study, gloating over his victory.  I put him back in his kennel….twice.  Finally, I tied a piece of ribbon around it to hold the door closed in the event he flipped up the latch again.  I heard nails clicking on the wood floors and in walks Taavi, again, with the ribbon in his mouth with a grin that only Houdini could have perfected (Is that all you got??).  So….I put him BACK in his kennel, and double knotted the ribbon.  That held.  I had to cut the ribbon later in order to get him out.   I found another chain to put on the front latch too.  As I am sitting here typing this (Taavi is out of his kennel.  I only let them out if they did their business) Sparky is still in his kennel because he is still being pottytrained.  I keep hearing “cling, click, clink”.  I go investigate…..Taavi is trying to break Sparky out now.  I have two dogs on the lam.  Some animals are just too smart for their own good….or for my peace of mind when I am trying to do homework.

Trying to let Sparky out

Andrea

Even my dog hates this floor

I was sitting at the island in my kitchen, doing coursework on my laptop, when I heard a crunching sound.  I looked over and not only had my dog chewed a floor tile in my kitchen, he had it in his mouth and was walking (although quite awkwardly) away with it.  All I could do was laugh. 

My dog ate it

Apparently he has had enough of this floor too. I was not joking when I said my dog was half goat.  I have the replacement flooring sitting in my hall waiting for install day.  I picked out a nice oak laminate flooring.  We are going to redo the kitchen.

The bathroom is almost finished.  The new vanity we constructed is in the kitchen waiting on the plumbing parts to arrive.  Hopefully, we will be able to install it next Saturday and I will have the TA DA pics to post.  I know I have been working on this crazy bathroom for three months!  I am ready for it to be finished.

Happy Saturday!  Oh, before I leave, here is my random Vivian pic of the week.

Cowgirl Viv

Andrea

Exercising the Dog

I heard the thumping of feet and the clicking of claws in my hall and decided to go see who was making all the racket and why.  I was met with the sight of my daughter running up and down the long hall with the dog on her heels.  I asked her what she was doing and she promptly told me that the dog was getting fat and that he needed to be exercised..lol…so that is what she was doing.  Excercising the dog.  From the pictures, you can see that it probably was the other way around…the dog excercising her!

Exercising Taavi

Keep up, girl!

I swear this dog is part rabbit

Easter Sunday 2010

For I remember

it is Easter morn,

And life and love and peace

are all new born. 

~Alice Freeman Palmer