Making the bed with canine assistance

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

Today Gus and I turned what should be a 5 minute task - making the guest bed - into a 20 minute task. If you have your own canine companion, you too can make your chores take four times longer!

Step 1: Get your canine companion to take up a large amount of space on the bed and refuse to get up.


Step 2: Decide that covering up the canine companion with the fitted sheet will annoy him so much that he will get off the bed on his own accord.


Step 3: Realize that the canine companion likes it under the fitted sheet.


Step 4: Finally get the canine companion off the bed and put the flat sheet on the bed, only to have the canine companion tangle himself in it.


Step 5: Repeat Step 4, but with the blanket. Get another canine companion to display good helping skills from the floor and hope that the one on the bed will take note.


Step 6: Convince the canine companion that something really interesting is under the bed. Rush to get the blanket on the bed.


Step 7: Convince the canine companion to go outside and look across the fence at the kids on recess. Rush back to the guest room to finish the job before the canine companion lets himself back inside, BECAUSE HE CAN OPEN THE DOOR HIMSELF!!!


Step 8: Realize that you should probably just watch TV the rest of the day.

Day Camp Memories

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

A few weeks ago, Gus went to day camp for a few days. David handled his drop off and pick up, but it made me reminisce about when Steve and Kat were puppies and went to day camp. I have one memory in particular that I have never shared on the blog because when it happened, I didn't want everyone to think I was a bad dog mom. Now that Steve and Kat have survived 11 years with me, I think I can come clean! 

When Steve and Kat were less than 1 year old, we took them to the PetSmart PetsHotel a couple times per week for day camp. A new PetsHotel had opened near our house in Fort Worth and it was really nice.  Steve and Kat loved going. As soon as we pulled in the parking lot, they would start to go crazy.

We usually dropped them off around 7:15 AM, so nothing was open in the shopping center except the PetsHotel. One morning, I opened the back door to the Civic, and grabbed the leashes. Except I only had a hold of Steve's leash and Kat jumped out of the car without me holding her leash. She ran right up to the front of the PetSmart, stood and waited for the automatic doors to open, then ran through the store to the PetsHotel. I was terrified and chasing behind her, but it all worked out. She knew where she was going. I'm just thankful it happened when there was no other traffic around and she was on a mission.

The pictures below are from when Steve went to the PetsHotel for a few days after Kat got spayed. We didn't know how we would keep Steve and Kat from playing, so we sent Steve off on vacation while Kat recovered. I was really impressed that the PetsHotel staff collected his baby teeth! 


Pretty puppies

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

My last few posts have been about Gus, so I decided I needed to share some pictures of Steve and Kat, who are still as pretty and handsome as ever at 11. They love to go on walks, especially Steve. He is never as happy as he is when he is running to the laundry room to get suited up for a walk.


Working late

by Steve, Kat, & Gus

I had to do some more work once I got home tonight, but luckily I had my trusty sidekick to keep me company.

(My forever loyal sidekick, Kat, was under the desk behind me. She always hangs out in her cave while I work at home.)