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Maybe She Finally Got the Message!

With the construction going on in the garage, I’ve had to keep Jetta – our oldest pet in the family – in the house. She is a watch dog and is a fierce protector of our family and property. She might be fine with the guys out there after a while, realizing that I WANT them here, but then again if they move too quick… yea. Sooooo, it was requested that we keep her in – “just in case”! And I can’t say that I blame them. The only problem is when they have to come inside for one reason or another. She – hackles raised and lips curled –  however, wags her tail and lets them use the bathroom!

Well, Little Miss Kiki Pants thinks the house belongs to her, so it has been quite a time around here with the two of them inside. Kiki has NOT been very lady-like  towards Jetta, and she has spent much of the last three days in her crate. I hate it – but she just doesn’t seem to understand that she has to have manners in the house. Well, today I got so love’n sick of juggling dogs I decided to let them duke it out and get it settled once and forall.

Sheeesh. Girls.

Well… I will just say that Kiki is laying at my feet, and Jetta is comfortable on the big pillow… downstairs. Way to hold your ground Jet – NOT. But they are in the open together and not bearing teeth.  (Perhaps the stun-gun helped a little! Oh, now stop. Don’t get the panties in a wad. I didn’t actually touch any of them with it… just the sound of it makes them behave better! Hey – I might need to pull it out during school! KIDDING.)

Hopefully I can work out a peace treaty between Jetta and Kiki before this whole ordeal is over. If they don’t shape up quick it will have to be a “them or me” kind of ending here. And we don’t want that!

Oh, and Brutus? He’s such a big’ole-lovable-dummy that he is fine outside with the guys! He takes no sides in the “girl’s” battle. One of them is his mamma, and the other his playmate! He’s Switzerland.

(Yes… I do feel like I am operating a zoo over here. And sadly, I am the zookeeper. And by that I mean that I keep all these animals I come close to! I am a sucker for critters. But they may be the death of me!)

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Would Somebody Please…

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…brush this poor little dog?

Yea… I’m talking to myself again!

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Talk About Pack Leader…

Thank you to Sandy for sending me this photo. It came with a story behind it… and I no longer have it or I would post it too. It was a sad one… this lady is fighting cancer and can’t keep her beautiful dogs. She is looking for good homes for them. She is a breeder, and they are all female, ranging in age from 1-7, if my memory serves. I do not know her or the status of her situation. But I am still amazed by this photo. Not just the beauty of her and her Samoyed’s, but that she has that much respect from her dogs! They apparently mind her well and respect her position as the pack leader!

I like it.

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I am not there… yet. But I strive for it every day. Not just with my dogs, mind you… but with my kids as well! 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful day today! I plan on having one!

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Boys and Their Dogs…

As you learned in my last post, I am a dog person. I like the loyalty and devotion that dogs give their masters. I’ve had a few wonderful dogs in my life. One I miss very much.

Darren had a Keeshound/Chow mix for seven years and now we have had Jetta – our black lab – for most of the little boys lives, and one of her puppies, Brutus, for four years now. He’s a meathead, but we love him!

Jetta & Puppies 11-04

Jetta & Puppies 11-04

Baby Brutus!

Baby Brutus! He still lays like that!

It was a wonderful time for my boys when those puppies were born! They finally understood why I would alway say “I could just eat you!” when I loved on them! I caught them expressing that same line to those seven little puppies on a daily basis!

Gerrit & JJ in the puppy room

Gerrit & JJ in the puppy room

Harris thought he was a puppy for weeks!

Harris insisted he was a puppy for days on end!

I had my boys watch a movie this afternoon when we got back from the library. We don’t watch a lot of TV or movies, but I am trying to show them some good ones this year that either deal with what we are studying or teach good ethics and morals.

2004

2004

Today we watched ‘The Trial of Old Drum’. It is a good little movie about a boy and his dog, set back in the 1950’s. A few tears spilled, and I knew that would probably happen with one or two of them, but I don’t mind pushing the “emotions” envelope a bit! I think it is good for them every now and then.

January 2005

January 2005

If you are looking for good ethical, moral and uplifting movies for your young ones, this one is a winner. (Although, the twenty year old watched it with them too! Shhhhhh.) The seven year old didn’t fidget around the whole time and ask when it will be over like he usually does. He’d rather be outside with his dog than watch a movie about someone else’s! But it was raining today, so that helped!

Harris & Jetta 06

Harris & Jetta 06

Guy & Brutus 06

Guy & Brutus 06

JJ & Peaches

JJ & Peaches

Harris, Darren & Brutus

Harris, Darren & Brutus

I love to see a boy and his dog.

Or a girl and her dog for that matter!

Heidi & Dasha 1985

Heidi & Dasha 1985

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