Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fa-La-La-La!

Stewie dons the Santa hat....perhaps not with enthusiasm but isn't he cute just the same?













Monday, December 10, 2012

I kind of find it odd....

I'm sort of back.....the wedding, family, holidays....life has been full and blogging has taken a "back seat".  It's not that I haven't wanted to blog...really!

I have had an ongoing idea and today I had the camera, clicked the shutter, and now I must bring you in on the odd little thing that seems to be going on here.  Maybe it happens at your house too.


Tucker and Stewie's stuffed toys seem to have a mysterious thing going on.  There have been many, many times that I come across a toy to find in "posed".  It is standing or sitting, depending on what little critter it is, as though alive.  It can be anywhere around the house and I will come upon a squirrel sitting up, looking like it is just about to go scampering off.  A bunny stopped mid-hop, ducky ready to waddle away.  I keep saying I'm going to photograph these little oddities at my home because....I find them so odd and cute.


Today it was the alligator out in our hall looking like he was wriggling out from our bedroom off to see if he could get out our sliding glass door to slither into the pool.  Ahhhhh and Tucker just happened to be laying on the rug by the door blocking his toy from doing just that.

Does this happen at your house?  In all the years we have had poochies this just hasn't happened.  Really!  And there you have it.  Little stuffed toys that are prepared to come to life and if I were Tucker and Stewie I would be very careful with these critters....you just don't know what they might do. 


Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm sorry but it has been busy here.....






I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in such a long, long time....we have a wedding in the family and I just have busy getting ready for it.  

Oh then starting in July we had a lot of time with family gatherings, vacation and poof! time passes by swiftly!

I don't think I'll be back till after mid October.....but if I have a chance I'll try to write..really I will.

I've thought of my blog friends and so much has gone on since the last time I read any blogs I'm sure.

I'm working on a special gift to bring to the wedding and my time is devoted to that....

Very happy times around here!!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Whewwww!


We have been so busy around here with family visiting, vacation and life.  We will be back to catch up with all of our blog friends on what all of you have been up to.

We certainly have missed you all and look forward to sharing more Pupparoo time too!  Hope your summer has been superdooper!

Tucker and Stewie look forward to telling you about their kennel (Pup Camp) that they went to.  What a story that will be....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Trouble and Mr. Cutie

Oh just so busy this past week as we were throwing a 4th of July Party and the count of guests kept going up and down.  Poochies didn't care but me, I was trying to figure out where we would seat everyone.

Tucker and Stewie on the 4th of July on my very bare hall floor

Then Tucker was a naughty, naughty boy the day before.  Our long Persian rug in the main hall he decided to chew a hole in the middle of.  About a 3 inch oblong hole!  He must have been quite sneaky as I never saw him do it.  Kind of like when I poochie gets a hot spot where there isn't one and then bam!, a ugly red huge wound.  So back to the rug and not a hot spot.....We rolled it up and put it away.  My hall seems bare without it but I'm not looking forward to what it will cost to someday repair it.  Tucker!!!!!!!


I bought some red bandana scarves for the two boys.  Stewie of course was less than excited for some patriotic flair and Tucker was more interested in chewing on Stewie's scarf.  Both of them were well behaved with all the guests we had.  He didn't jump in the pool with the kids (thank you Tucker) and he didn't steal any burgers or hot dogs.  Not sure if they were fed treats...and they will never tell.



Stewie posed for me reluctantly.  Tucker had too much to do to bother with a photo op.  Hope all of you had a great time on the 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

He did good



With Agador being ill last week I failed to tell the story of one night that Tucker woke us up....


For ALL the right reasons.


Dear hubby was already sound asleep while I was reading late.  I shut off my light maybe near 11.  I was awoken but not eyes open awake by Tucker giving his puff barks.  Intermittently, enough to make me say "Tucker no bark" after hearing him for several minutes.  

Bark...bark....bark....

"Tucker no bark!"  "Tucker be quiet"  "Tucker GO TO SLEEP!"

I hear something that oddly sounds like a tractor tilling the hills of grass but I know this is absurd because you don't use a tractor in the night.  

Bark...bark...bark.  The sound of the "tractor" is clearly real.....

Husband seems to sleep on...lucky guy.

I open my eyes to rise up and give Tucker a what for when I see out our bedroom window flames.  We live in a semi-rural area of hills and little valleys and off far enough away but not so far that I can't hear and now I see, what Tucker has been barking at.


The sound of the "tractor" is of a house fire.  Our bedroom picture window spans a good portion of our bedroom wall to the front yard and we have nothing on our windows.  Flames are shooting in the air and it quickly reminds me of the house fire maybe 10 years ago that was at a home behind us over the hill.  That fire was very close and the sound it made was like this. 


"Good boy Tucker" I say after I rouse my husband.  "Fire!  Wake up call 911!"  The phone is on his side of the bed.  I haven't heard any sirens.  Can you believe it takes at least 6 long rings or so before anyone answers? They tell him they are on sight.  Really?  Doesn't look that way from our view with the mass of fire we see.


Several minutes later I hear some sirens.  Yes, now they are there.  I can tell without even seeing the home because of hills and trees, that this home is a goner.  I'm more worried of the dry California grass catching fire.  I hope these people have done their fire trimming of their property.  It's a breezy to windy night.  All the smoke is going north instead of our way, giving us a view and clean air.  


I'm so proud of Tucker for his alert to wake us up.  Stewie didn't make a peep.  In the future when Tucker does his barking, I'm going to pay attention, look and listen....


Good boy Tucker!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thoughts on being a dog

I often wonder what Tucker is thinking about.  I know he has a huge imagination.  He hears and sees things we don't.  When this happens he runs out of the room he is in, and it is as though the biggest, bad person has come into our home on the attack and he is sworn to defend us.  Then just like that, he stops and goes off to lay down or play with the handiest toy nearby.

Tucker thinks...."What is below the deck that I can't see?....I must stare till "it" moves...."


We've been watching the new show of "Dogs in the City" and there was one segment that had me thinking of  what we must teach the poochies and us, to do when someone comes to our door or inside our home.  Both Tucker and Stewie run to the door barking like crazy.  We're yelling to be "Quiet!" or "No Barking" which doesn't do diddly squat.  Well, we get bothered but the poochies think it is all great fun.


I know we need to work on their behavior as well as ours on allowing this to go on.  We need to practice opening and closing the door(s) and rewarding the good behavior.  We need to let them understand what we expect them to do when the door opens from outside or when we go to answer the door.  Right now it is CHAOS!  


It is hard on Tucker being a puppy to control the puppy attitude and we have been negligent in showing Stewie how to behave when people come over.


Then we have the people who come by that Stewie really doesn't like.  One being our neighbor and my brother by marriage who don't like dogs.  Well, they are smart and sense this but they also don't know how they should behave when these two men have stopped by.   They won't stop barking or growling (Stewie).  My husband will keep the neighbor outdoors but just hearing the voices outside upsets Stewie, which sets Tucker off.  Neither would bite as it really is all about the bark.  The louder, the longer, the better in Stewie's mind.  Tucker is being a copy-cat.


But what if you want them to bark at a REAL bad person....will they know the difference?  Will they know it is okay to bark at them and not at friends or family who come over?


Once the poochies have had the barkfest then they walk away or hang out for the petting they do enjoy from the friends and family.  It's just at the beginning.  Now we have a 4th of July Party coming up and I'm not looking forward to hearing them go bonkers every time the door opens.  

Guess I'll buy some turkey and start practicing this week.  Wish me luck!