Saturday, May 26, 2007


Herbie tagged us to make funny captions for some pictures of Charlie with other animals, so here's our attempt to comply.

"Hmmmm... maybe if I get her laughing, she'll drop that ball... Ok, so, um, Gabbie, a dog goes into a bar, and..."

Drop the mamma!

"I'm sure I saw a mouse. If I go up the Christmas tree and check it out, you'll back me up on that, right, Charlie?"

Now it's your turn, doggies and hamsetters. Tag, you're it!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Gundogs RULE!

Terriers are terrific!
And Working dogs wow us!!
Hounds are hot!
Utilities are unbeatable!
Mixed breeds are majestic!
And Pastorals are perfect!
Even Toys are tops!

But, as Hammer and I always say...

We rule the land like Stella, Willow, and Talon

We rule the streets like Dakota

We rule the beaches like Herbie

We rule the rivers like Amber

We rule the sea like Dory

Sir Chance-lot rules flowers

Wally rules wildlife

Bond rules the office

Helios rules the show ring

We rule laps like Avery

We rule hearts like Shelby and Nutmeg

Girl Girl (the hamsetter) rules the viewing audience

We rule our dads like Charlie Sr.

We rule our moms like Opy

We rule our boys and girls like Ranger

We rule our homes like Hammer

We rule our yards like me

Marvin rules Scotland

And Sophie even rules the World!

So get used to it!
We may have laid down our arms, but


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thanks, Chance!

Look what Sir Chance-lot and his mom did! I'm a flower!! Well, maybe I'm a bee. No, I'm sure I'm still a dog - - cause see that petal to the left of my paws? I clearly chewed it off!!!

Thanks, Chance!

    - Charlie

Monday, May 14, 2007

Goodbye FuFu!

All the doggies in the blogosphere will miss you, FuFu. You're the best hamsterrier ever!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Thanks, Big Charlie!

Yesterday, the postman delivered a wonderful surprise - -

a package all the way from Oz! (Australia, that is)

Charlie found it very interesting and insisted on helping open it.

Inside was a wonderful letter from Big Charlie, and A DINO CUZ!!

At first Charlie didn't know what to do with Dino. He made such scarie noises!!

So Gabbie came over and showed him exactly what to do!

They played for hours with Dino and each other... fetch-the-Dino, Dino keep-away, Dino tug-of-war and steal-the-Dino to name a few of their games.

And now Charlie loves Dino!!

THANKS Big Charlie (and your mom and dad and Opy, too)! You're the best!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bottoms up

Avery, our golden buddy, tagged us to show Charlie's tummy. Now this is not a position you'd usually find Charlie in -- he has to be deeply asleep before that happens. And deep sleeping is not something Charlie does with humans awake; too much else going on, and he wants to participate!

So now it's your turn. Post a tummy shot!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Two Peas in a Pod

Pouncer is an outdoor cat, but she's learned that if she comes around to the front balcony and my office door, I'll let her in for a little visit.

And, although she and Charlie get along well (which is to say he likes to chase but not catch her, and she likes to hang around with and rub up against him), they each take a healthy care around the other. So I never dreamed either of them would be comfortable enough around the other for THIS...
It's not MJ and Zippy, but it's closer than I ever thought these two would get!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The downside of big windows

If it's at nose level...

and made of glass...

then it doesn't matter how often...

or how hard...

you clean it,


And, considering the smudger's pleasure, we wouldn't have it any other way! :)