Monday, August 25, 2008

The Post You've All Been Waiting For!

It's here! It's finally here!! Sunday morning was nice and sunney and Dad was at work and Grandma was cleaning her old house so I said "Yo Ma! Let's get this done so my friends don't have to come bite your butt!" Mom pointed out that hardly any of you were violent and most of you were very nice and understood that moving is stressful and takes lots of time. So I said, "If you don't go finish the picures right now, I won't cuddle with you anymore." Of course she jumped right up and got the pictures done! So here we FINALLY go! Mom says she knows you will try not looking at the mess. It looks better than it did last week, but there are still a few boxes sitting a round and a few pictures not hung. You'll notice there's no pictures of the inside of the garage or shop. That's cuz you can't walk through them yet. Mom, Dad and Grandma have a long weekend coming next weekend for Labor Day and we're going to be working on organizing at least the garage so Mom can park in it again (hopefully before winter comes).

This is the way you go up my driveway to where Mom parks. Off to my right is a circle driveway. Hopefully that garage will be open enough soon so Mom can park in it.

All my Jeeps are parked next to Mom's garage under a shade tree. You'll see Sasha's Jeep in the next picture.

Hurry up Mom, my friends have been waiting forever to see these pictures! If you had worn something besides flipflops you wouldn't have trouble walking through the rocks and weeds!
Okay, there you see my shop where Dad and I can work on Jeeps and stuff. It's a mess right now, too. See Sasha's Jeep next to the shop? This house has PLENTY of parking for all our vehicles plus a few Dad and I are thinking about getting.
That's my back yard. Our fenced area is actually smaller than our old fenced area, but this one has grass!! We LOVE rolling in the grass! Plus, it's been raining a lot and when we come inside we don't have to get our feet toweled off because they're no longer covered in mud, just rain water. It's great! Okay Mom, let's go back there!
We have just over an acre of land!! There's lots of stuff to sniff. That fenced area to the left used to be a dog run we think. Mom was going to make it her garden area, but Dad is using it for storage for right now and Mom is thinking about putting her garden somewhere else anyway.

Okay, now the really important stuff.
This is where I sleep. The first night I couldn't sleep here. In our old house, my bed was right next to Mom and Dad's bed and the wall. The first night I couldn't sleep so I went to Mom's side where there was a blanket up against the bed and slept there. The next few nights Dad put my bed against the bed and each night scooted it further away. I'm okay with it now and it's really nice not having Dad step on me if he gets up earlier than I do or comes to bed after I do. PLUS, there's carpet under my bed now so my bed is all sorts of comfy now!

This is Sasha's bed. She doesn't sleep against the bed anymore either. Mom does have to make Sasha's bed every morning though so she can get into the closet.
This is where our food and water is. That brown trash can isn't really a trash can, it's our food holder. We buy the really big bag of food and that's the only thing Mom and Dad could find big enough to hold it. This picture was taken before Mom put a special thing on that red cupboard for our milk bone cookies. Mom made the thing in art school and didn't know where to put it so she put it there and put our cookies in it so they are way more accesible to anybody that would like to give us a cookie. Cool huh?

One of the coolest things about our house is the sprinkler system. Mom and Dad figured it out one night and I played and played and played. Mom was having a hard time hearing Dad yell at her to turn knobs because she was laughing so hard at me. I would stand in the sprinklers and not move. If that side's sprinklers shut off and the other side turned on, I would run over and stand in the other ones. They haven't run the sprinklers since then because it's finally raining and taking care of the yard for us. We needed the rain really bad, but I kind of wish it would stop so I could play in the sprinklers again.

More playing in the sprinkler.

This is me laughing at Mom. Yeah right Mom!!!

One of the things I like most about this house is all the carpet. Sasha, Gunnar and I are loving the carpet. We don't slide into walls anymore and we don't have to kick Mom and Dad off the couch to have a nice palce to take a nap. There's also lots of floor space for rolling around. I do this a lot, unless Mom has the camera out. She's been trying to get a picture of me doing this for 3 years now and finally got it. I don't care, I was having fun. (See Mr. Ducky? More about him in another post.)

We have great views here! It's so quiet!! There are some times, there's no noise at all. We sleep really good now!!

This is our living room. I'll show you a better picture of that fish tank in the back in a little bit.
There is tons of space for playing fetch!!
Mom's fish tank finally has a home. That alcove was built for the original owner's china hutch but we don't have one of those, just a 29 gallon fish tank with a bunch of fish that have Mom trained. Mom's been having trouble getting the temperature to even out (she thinks she needs a new heater) and when the temperature isn't right 2 of the blue fish turn white so Mom can see they're stressed and so she goes and adjusts the heater and then they're okay. My mom is so trainable!
One of the things in our new house that we aren't sure about are these vents. Gunnar stares at them a lot. They blow out cold air once in awhile. Mom says in the winter they'll blow out warm air. Mom calls in Central Air and she's always talking about how great it is. In our old house the warm and cool air came from the ceiling from different vents. They're nice, but once in awhile you'll be laying there taking a nap and all of a sudden your butt is frozen from the air that comes out of it. I assigned Gunnar to figure them out. It will probably take him awhile.
This is our kitchen. Look at all that counterspace for baking us some goodies!! Mom finally got to bake this weekend after we took the pictures. No dog treats yet, but I'm sure there will be some soon!! Gunnar spends a lot of time laying in the middle of the kitchen floor.
This is Mom's most favorite part of the house! You should see how happy she is to do dishes now!! It's magical! You put the dirty dishes in it and it makes noises for awhile and then Mom opens the door and they're clean! I hope she doesn't put me in there!
It's been a few pictures since you saw me so I thought I'd add a random picture of me. This is during one of the many fetch session I have with Mom every day.
We also have a really cool hallway to run up and down. Sasha doesn't do it very often because she'll get trampled by me. I love running around crazy in our new house. Mom says Sasha and I are going through a puppy phase and as long as we stay potty trained, it's funny.
In case any of you were still worried about Gunnar, you can stop that now. He's fine. This is Gunnar relaxing on Grandma's loveseat that is now in our living room.
Here he is watching the fridge. In our old house he would stare at the fridge for hours and Mom thought it was because there were big bugs or somethign behind it. Mom was a little freaked out when he did it again in this house, but then Mom figured out if the icemaker is turned off for a few days, he doesn't do it. He's trying to figure out where the icemaker noises are coming from, not where the bug noises are coming from! Mom feels better now.

This is how happy my new house makes me.

Now for the critters around my house. We have TONS of hummingbirds! They're a little camera shy though so Mom hasn't been able to get good pictures of them. I'll have a post about them later. This is one of the feeders in the back of the house.

This is the feeder in the front of the house.

Here are some more birds. These are called Quail. Dad and I sometimes go hunting for these birds, but we can't hunt these birds because they're flying around too close to people's houses. When they're in the back of our house between our yard and shop Sasha loves to run out the back door really fast at the gate barking at them which makes them fly away. It's really funny to watch her.
Now this animal I'm not too sure about. It's sometimes across the street in the field. I bark at it whenever I see it. There's usually 2 of them but we hadn't seen either one in awhile and then this weekend this one came back around. I bark at the cowdogs and Mom and Dad try to tell me it's okay and they're supposed to be there, but I don't trust them. If anybody has any advice on how to deal with them, please let me know. I know the Dacshies have some experience with them so hopefully they can give me some advice.
When the cowdogs aren't across the street, the horses are. I'm fine with them. I don't bark at them at all and I ignore them pretty much. There's a baby horse that Mom and Dad like watching because he does some silly things. There's also a male horse out there that gets left quit a bit and it's funny when he realizes the girls and baby left him because he'll get all mad and start yelling at them. We think the Mama horse is pregnant again, too so we might have 2 baby horses to watch.
This isn't a very good picture because it was taken at night. There is a toad living in our back yard and Sasha is determined to hunt it down. It used to hang out by our patio door, but it's learned it shouldn't do that unless we're sleeping. It poops all over our patio and when we scare it, it pees EVERYWHERE! Where you see Sasha is where the toad usually hops off to to get out of the yard and away from us. Sasha found his burrowing hole next to the house though. She'll spend hours outside staring at that hole waiting for Mr. Toad to come out. Sometimes Mom has to go outside and pick her up to get her to come back inside. Mr. Toad is even more camera shy than they humminbirds so we don't have pictures of him. Mom says when he is out there she's not sure she could get a picture of him anyway because she's trying to keep Little Miss Toad Hunter away from him (that's Sahsa by the way).

There's more critters, but the bunny is also camera shy and so far we've only heard the coyotes so hopefully it stays way and we don't see it. I think the neighbor's cats are sent to spy on us. There's 5 of them and they're always in our yard! Dad takes me out once in awhile to chase them out of the front yard and if I'm in the back yard an I see one, I bark and they get scared off real fast. I've tried asking Gunnar how to tell those cat spies to go spy on someone else, but he said the only cat words he knows are hungry, feed me, HELP! and mom. He says he was raised with Sasha and I so he really doesn't know much cat, but he knows lots of dog. If any of you cats out there know how to tell the cat spies to stay out of my yard, please let me know soon! I don't think telling them I'm hungry or to help me is going to keep them out of my yard for good.

So there's my house, finally!! It's really cool!! Things are finally starting to calm down a little so hopefully I'll be able to post more. I've been trying to keep caught up with everyone, but you guys have been busy! I'm off to take a nap now. That was hard work getting all those pictures in and typing always wears me out.


Lacy said...

w00f's lady kaos, wow, thats a wonderful new house u loves the yard, me cood run and run and run...just one word of warning, mama didid a post on those vents in the floor, and seems us doggies can git our tags caught in them and hurt us...sooo tell u mama and daddy to b careful of not want u or sasha or gunnar hurtdid..enjoy ur new home....its bute ti ful!!

b safe,

pps iffin u want that post we did, ask mama and she will hunt it...mayb she needs to start wood b easier to findid...

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
I am so happy that you are happy in your new house!
Lots of space to run around and sprinkles to have fun!
I am sure you all are enjoying it!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

We love your new house!! It is pawesome!! Your kitchen is fab, and the rest is just as great. You guys have a lot of fun jeeps, what do you do with them all??

Saint Lover said...

Its ABSOLUTELY purrrrfect!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We love, love, LOVE your house. One of these days we will show you our new house (if Mom ever picks a builder and gets started on it). As for cowdogs ... you must bark at them every chance you get. They will constantly try to find a way to get into your yard. We have been surrounded by them but we bark and bark until we chase them away. Sometimes they are very slow to leave and even slower to learn because they come back again and again.  We know you are up to the task. Keep us posted on your progress!Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Asta said...

hank you fow all those gweat pictoowes..that is a vewy coolhouse and I'm soo happyfow all of you..lots of place to play and welax, and bake and evewything you need.
I hope you have many many helthy happy yeaws in it
smoochie kisses
Pee ess..I love how happy you awe

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Lady Kaos

Your house is HUGE and very very nice. Mama says she loves your kitchen best. Your house looks real warm and comfy and you looked real happy.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Your new house is so pawsome. And you look so happy there...

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Kaos,
Your new house is BEAUTIFUL (and it looks about 500 times bigger than my new pigeon hole).. Look at all that space to run, roach and do your zoomies!!

Good luck to your mom on the rest of the unpacking! Hehee...

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

That was a great tour, Kaos! It looks like you have lots of room to run around in. Our dad would be really jealous of that extra garage. Poppy likes to lay on the vents in the floor. She stays nice and cool that way. She doesn't wear her tags, so there's no danger of her getting caught. Congrats on your new house!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Petra said...

Wow, Lady Kaos, you've got yourself one wonderful home! You are so lucky to have so much room to run around in (inside and out) and so many friends to share it with. Watch out for those hummingbirds, they look kind of scary.

BenTheRotti said...

Wow what a beautiful house and so much space to explore and sniff outside! Mum is quite jealous, here in the UK houses with that much space outside are far and few between.. and VERY expensive.. think i will go buy Mum a lottery ticket hehehe

good to see you

Ben xxxxxx

Moco said...

What a wonderful new home. You have done a good job making it fit your family. You will have many happy years at that home.
Grammie says that she was in Colorado and did wave at you. When she helped with the post she couldn't remember everwhere she went. She is old, you know.

Deefor said...

Your new house looks really nice. The yard is nice and those sprinkler things are fun. I get in them on my walkies sometimes. I think there is lots of special spaces for everyone in your family.


Molly and Taffy said...

Lady Kaos

Your new home looks absolutely pawsome. You certainly have loads of space to play and run about.... indoors and outdoors.

Good to hear you are all settling in and we love the sound of all theose little creatures you can chase!!!

Molly and Taffy

The Daily Echo said...

What a PAWSOME house! I'll give you a tip: Volunteer to be the pre-rinse cycle for the dishwasher. It's my official job here.

The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS, Kaos, it's beautiful!!! Lots of space to play and cool animals to meet! We all wish you TONS of happiness!
Play bows,

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

WE love your house. The views, horses, hummingbirds... everything is awesome. Tia LOVES to vent on the AC vent!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your new house is beautiful and so roomy, Kaos and we LOVE your yard! We can see you're going to have LOTS of fun here! Thank you for the tour!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch