Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Pictures

Here are some pictures from our Christmas. Somehow Mom managed not to get a good one of Steve, so I didn’t crop him out of the picture of Dad and me.

Here’s our Christmas “tree”. We don’t have room for a tree in our house, plus Mom is afraid we might break some ornaments because Wilbur broke some of the ones from when Mom was a baby back when Wilbur was an only cat and so Mom thinks with two dogs added, it would be disaster for the ornaments. So we just decorate the fireplace. It works out better because Santa doesn’t have to go as far when he comes down the chimney.
The computer is out because we Skyped with our Missouri grandparents and Aunt Kari and Uncle Joe for opening presents.

Mom thought this was a good picture of Dad and me when she looked at it in the camera, but upon closer inspection, I look mad and Dad looks out of it.
Mom put some jingle bells on Wilbur, which he didn’t appreciate. I think she would have left them on longer except that Steve and I got really interested in him with his bells, so in the interest of safety, Mom took them off.
And that’s all the pictures that we have. Mom was a real slacker this year in the picture department. Steve and I got new collars from Santa and also a Wholesome Hide in our stockings. Wilbur got some salmon snacks and greenies from Santa. We also got some treats from our Texas grandparents, some toys from our Missouri grandparents and a picture frame from Aunt Kari and Uncle Joe that has our names carved in it (Wilbur’s name too). Mom and Dad got stuff but it’s not important.

We hope Santa made all your dreams come true!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope you have a great holiday!
Steve, Kat, Wilbur, and humans

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Parade

Since it’s just a couple days until Christmas, I thought I’d share the video of when we went to the Santa parade a couple weeks ago. It was very interesting as you can see in the video.

After the Santa Parade, we walked around to see the carolers and be admired. Santa specifically waved at me, so I’m pretty sure that means I’m going to get something good for Christmas. Wilbur didn’t even go to the Santa Parade, so he probably will get a lump of coal.


PS. Happy Anniversary to our Missouri grandparents! They have been married for 36 years! I don’t even want to know how many dog years that is.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Comfy, cozy

Dad’s lap can be a pretty nice spot for sleeping.DSC_0647.JyQzojfOpd3y.jpg
Now if I could just get the furry beasts to go away.
I recommend you all go find a nice lap to curl up on soon, but try to keep it all to yourself.

Monday, December 21, 2009

I don't get the message

What do you think Dad is trying to say here? The Macbook is stinky?DSC_0644.m5Bt0BlrF1kk.jpg
Let me know if you can interpret this human sign language.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Graduation to me!

I’ve been taking Mom to school the past month or so. I’m learning how to train her and when I’m done, I will get my Canine Good Citizen certificate. That’s the certificate that the AKC gives out to dogs who learn how to train their humans to behave properly when they are on leash and out in public with their dogs. Mom has to learn to politely greet strangers while I sit and look handsome and how to stand still while I get brushed and stuff like that. It’s really challenging for her, so to keep her mind engaged during class, I let her give me lots of treats. Our teacher gives the humans two recess breaks during class so the humans can talk to each other and rest their brains. During recess, I play with the other dogs. Even I need a break!

One dog in the class brings her whole family to class, her mom, dad, and her two human siblings. I really admire that pup for being able to train four humans at once! I have my hands full with just Mom!

We just wrapped up Part 1 of our training and we’ll get back to school after the Christmas break. Apparently I’m doing really great at training my human because I got a diploma!DSC_0630.5UHmiKCE5r9b.jpg
I’ll keep you posted on school and let you know when I finally have Mom completely trained and get my CGC certificate!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dad's Birthday

We are really far behind with blogging. Steve hasn’t been feeling very well. We don’t know what is wrong with him, but he’s just not himself. He doesn’t like to be touched and has started refusing to jump off the bed. Mom is taking him to the vet again tomorrow to see about getting x-rays of his hips and back. So instead of blogging, Mom sits around and loves on Steve and then reads her vet book to try to diagnose Steve. She thinks he has every ailment in the entire book at this point.

Anyway, last time we blogged, we said we would tell you about Dad’s birthday. We gave him a card and some Kit Kats. Earlier in the month he got a new Xbox 360 because his old one broke, so he got his present early. Dad also got this yummy looking cake from Cold Stone Creamery.
A few days before Dad’s birthday, our Texas grandma sent us some special cookies and we saved them to eat on the big day. The cookies were in this tin.
The cookies looked like this. The Texas A&M football helmet is for Steve and the orange leaf is for me. The store didn’t have any OSU helmets, but I liked the orange leaves with sparklies.DSC_0622.FpqW05B5ywpI.jpg
Since it was Dad’s birthday, he got to pass out the cookies.DSC_0624.oqRgi32FQ8es.jpg
We got nose-to-cookie and boy, they smelled yummy.DSC_0626.BkQR5CwJg6jn.jpg
Right after that picture was taken, we got to eat the cookies and I can tell you, they tasted as good as they smelled and looked!

Dad got a new game for his Xbox 360 from our Missouri grandparents and Wilbur helped him try it out.DSC_0627.FbFZFMCmbFtg.jpg
Note: Mom says not to look too closely at that room because it’s Dad’s man room, which he shares with Wilbur, so she lets Dad be messy up there.

So as you can see, we all helped Dad celebrate his birthday!