Monday, December 29, 2008

Nick Loves Santa!

Especially when Santa and Uncle Stacy are one and the same! Here's the "aww, how cute" photo of my three hooligans with Santa Stacy yesterday. Once we were finished with the group shot of all five corgis (over at Laura's , I brought out Nick to have our family photo with Santa Stacy. Gosh, aren't my dogs all so well-behaved??? haaa

Nick was good with the idea of the photo, and he was really behaving well at first. But then, well, let's just say that he discovered that the man in the funny suit and beard was his favorite Uncle Stacy. And since Nick is 10 years old, but his energy and enthusiasm make him more like 10 months old, chaos ensued! And Kane is all about things being in order, so his expression of exasperation at having HIS photo shoot interrupted is priceless. You just gotta love a dog who will *never* grow up!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Then and Now

It's been a few years since Mel, Laura, Kane, and I have been in the same place at the same time. In fact, I think it was January of 2005. So, nearly 4 years later, we got to spend the day together at Laura's house. And thanks to a nice stranger in the Walmart parking lot, we have the photo to commemorate. :-) Kane objected today just as much as he did in 2005!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from the Hurrikane Family

Kane, Gizmo, Sydney, Hawk, Savannah, and Nick

A very sleepy Kane, Gizmo, Breezy, Hawk, Savannah, Nick, and Tiggercat

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Catnip Addict

I am the reason for Tigger's new Catnip Habit. I found a cute little cat-mat made by the company that does the "Big Scary Kitties" dog toys. I thought it was cute, and it was at a close-out store for $2.00. Tigger is 13 1/2 years old, and he's never really had an affinity for catnip. I thought this might be a cute mat to put his Snugglesafe under during the winter. The label on the mat said it had catnip inside the mat.
When I put the mat out to see if Tig had any interest, I was amazed. He was definitely interested, and he could not remove his nose from the mat.

Then he started licking the mat, and his ears pointed straight back.

When his tail started to twitch, I took the mat away.

Tigger did not move from this position for at least five minutes, and his pupils were freaking me out. Once he was out of his trance, he dozed off, oblivious to all the dogs playing and barking around him.

I can just see the public service announcement starring Tigger.

"This is your cat. This is your cat on catnip."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Archive Photo- Tagged by Laura

Uh-oh. I knew I was in trouble when the 6th folder in my archives was titled "Scanned Photos." My dad sent me some pictures last year that he found digging through photo albums. I scanned them in, and saved them in my photo archives. So here's picture #6 from folder #6:
Can you find me? I'm the skinny kid in the very middle of the photo. That's my Springer Spaniel, Jake, sitting in perfect a perfect Front, wearing his Santa hat. I guess I was maybe 13 or 14, and Jake and I were very involved with our obedience club, Seminole Dog Fanciers Association. We participated in a community event as kind of a "drill team" with our dogs on a few occasions that I can remember. I think we did pinwheel heeling, group recall, etc.

Friday, December 5, 2008

What will they think of next?

I'm sorry, but this just seems a bit over the top. I bet it takes a lot longer to get the dog into the contraption than it does to do a simple baggie clean up. And in the end, there's still a baggie to deal with, and IMO, it looks like that might be more difficult to deal with and create a bigger mess. ick. I swear.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Especially for Emily, a Maggie smile to help heal your heart...

Cyber Monday

This is the kind of holiday shopping I can handle! No crowds, no fuss, and mostly free shipping. With a bonus of special additional savings every hour for a different store.