Pax

February 13, 2014

Three days ago, the dogs started acting weird.  Antsy.  Jumpy.  Short-tempered.  That’s when we knew the forecast was correct:  snow was coming.  And boy did it arrive!  Here in NoVa, we’ve got practically a foot of it, and sleety-rain is still coming down.  Gross.

Four mammals are snowed in…. The pups are rough-housing.  They’re annoying each other (which is annoying us).  They’re rearranging the pillows of the couch.  It’s time to put down the baked goods and warm drinks, and take them out to burn off some energy.

Thus begins the 20 minute dressing ritual.  For the dogs.

items: 8 dog booties (blue), one doodle snood (blue with whale), one hooded fleece (pink with hearts), one dog jacket (pink and brown plaid), one mj snood (white fleece with hearts)

items: 8 dog booties (blue), one doodle snood (blue with whale), one hooded fleece (pink with hearts), one dog jacket (pink and brown plaid), one mj snood (white fleece with hearts)

now, one dog at a time, please…

booties go on like pants: one leg at a time.

booties go on like pants: one leg at a time.  this is when “shake” comes in handy. (i think there’s a pun there…)

then the snood, to keep our ears warm.  he hates-- i repeat-- hates wearing his snood, so we'll see how long this lasts.

then the snood, to keep our ears warm. he hates– i repeat– hates wearing his snood, so we’ll see how long this lasts.

Next, MJ.  MJ dislikes being cold and wet, so obviously she has more of an ensemble.

three down, one to go.

three down, one to go.

fleece hoodie?  check.  jacket? check.

fleece hoodie? check. jacket? check.

Let's go, let's go!

Let’s go, let’s go!

[Insert humans pulling on boots, coats, gloves, hats, etc. with two bundled dogs circling in anticipation.]

And so, the undressing….

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Keep warm, all!  Happy Snow Day!!

Pencil me in!

It’s been a very busy winter here in the F–G—— household.  Holidays, work, travel and visits!  Since our routines have been a bit interrupted, I haven’t been posting as consistently as I’d like.  So, something to work on (an addition to my resolution list— or intentions, as our pals over at Dakota’s Den call them)…

Anyhoo… here’s a quick rundown of our super adventures!

MJ and Zozo met their human cousin!  Adorable and puppy-friendly, Baby Cousin is also a recent walker.  To make sure everyone had the chance to say hello without fear of jumping and knocking-over, MJ and Zo greeted her first through the gate in their room, and then one at a time outside of the dog room.  I suspect, once everyone is a little older, there may be pictures of both girls (Baby Cousin and MJ) wearing matching tutus and eating popsicles.

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We road-tripped for Christmas!  By now, the dogs have it down to a science.  Car harness, leashes, pit-stop then buckled in.  Usually, Zozo conks right out for the drive, and MJ slowly pushes him off the seat so she can spread out and gaze out all of the rear windows.

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We flaunted our fashionable winter wear, courtesy of Mums.  It’s a fabulous fleece snood which sometimes works its way down to become a tube dress.  Because that’s how we roll.

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MJ and Zozo supervised some home improvement work.  Which is ongoing.  Much to their chagrin.  PS: They’re also bossy and micro-manage-y.

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And then, there’s been a lot of hanging around trying to recover from the holiday festivities.  Literally.

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