Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs and Vacation

Is it me or does anyone else have this problem? No matter where I go or what I am doing I am always tripping over my dogs! A few minutes ago as I was going onto the bathroom (and I was calling my dogs to go in the bathroom with me) I realized, this is nuts! If I don't take them with me they will whine, pace and pretty much make the two minutes I spend in there stressful. The funny thing is, as soon as they hear the toilet flush they jump to their feet cause they know it's time to go out.

Did I train them to do this? In some way is this my fault?

Also while I am b**tching, does anybody else EVER hear the dogs whining to go outside? Why does the sound of them whining grate on my ears like nails on a chalkboard? How does it not bother anyone else. As I am typing here in my bathrobe and it is 9:42 on a Sunday morning, my sheltie is lying on the bed behind me, very softly whining. What does she want. OMGosh! Outside, of course. There are three people in the family room right next to the door to which I will have to get up and walk clear over to, in order to let them out. She could bark as loud as possible right next to Kevin and the kids and they would not hear her and it wouldn't even bother them.

The culprit.

My sister tells a funny story about walking into their living room while her husband was playing video games and she sees her Jack Russell literally ripping the stuffing out of her new couch right next to him. He did not even notice the commotion. Amazing!

I just turned to look at Puppy (my shelties name. I know, not very original) and she gave me the hopeful tail wag and alertful look that says pleeeeeeease let me out. She is still being very polite but soon it will turn into the quit yip and after that it will be the full out BARK pause BARK pause BARK pause and still no one will hear her. Here is what I saw when I just turned around.

It took me three trys to get the "look" cause she hates her picture taken, the first few looked like this:

(She just started the BARK sequence so I am off to take them to the door!) BLAH! It's raining out so now I have to dry them off when they come in cause they go straight for my bed. When it's warm and muddy out I usually have muddy footprints on my comforter. Last week I was so excited cause I found a really pretty new quilt to buy for our bed but Kevin vetoed it on account of the color. He says I can only buy a new quilt if it is the color of mud. As you can see in the picture, the comforter we have now is pretty much the color of mud and that's why I want something new. (Kevin is reading over my shoulder and just said that I am their pack leader and that is why they are always following me)

I am actually afraid to go on vacation because I don't like to leave my dogs with anyone else.This year it will be different! We are so excited cause we have found an AWESOME cabin in the Hocking Hills area of southern Ohio. There are 50 acres that we can ride our 4 wheelers on and I CAN TAKE MY DOGS! Check out the pictures and the description.

Log Cabin View is a reconstructed log cabin originally built in late 1880's. It was very carefully moved from its original site to a heavily wooded private setting in the Hocking Hills.
This new setting features plenty of room to roam. Over 50 acres of flowing grassy meadows, wooded trails, beautiful landscaped gardens, walkways, and woodlands.

The lane to the cabin.

The front porch.

The front path.

The back porch with the hot tub behind it.

My two sisters and their husband and Kevin and I are going in June. Absolutely can't wait! I am worried about our chickens and turkeys but I am sure Kevins mom will take good care of them. She is always ready to help but I hate to put anymore work on her. She takes care of newborns at the hospital and works 12 hour shifts. Kinda stressful to say the least.

OK, time to get some stuff done today. Have fun today everyone


(Oh no, I've left them out too long and now they will be soaked. The whole time I am trying to dry off the big dog the little dog bites the towel and tries to play tug of war. She never plays any other time, only the drying off time. Weird!)


The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

Hi Beth,
Puppy orginal? Our last dog was named Dawg.. I know its funny to others but it just fit.
I wanted to let you in a group I started at yahoo, but do not haver an email to invite you with. As of right now there are 2 members, me being one... I just started the group this week and have not figured out how to find others to invite that would be interested and in the vicinity. So here is the link if you would like to check it out and join:
I am hoping to use it as a way to also stir up interest in the library meet ups and introduce a wider range of people.
Speak with you soon,

karl said...

that is a very cool cabin.

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