Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hi everyone! It's the mom again! Kaos is exhausted. My nephew cried for 2 hours last night before he finally cried himself to sleep which kept everyone awake except for Kaos. She was snoring so loud that once the crying finally ended, the snoring was keeping us awake. This evening the kids are going to go visit some of their dad's family and I think Kaos is ready for the break. She is so good with the kids, especially the 2 year old. Last night the 2 year old was kissing on Sasha and of course my camera was out of arm's reach and turned off and I couldn't convince or bribe him to do it again. It was so adorable!!! I'll be home all day with them tomorrow so I'm going to see if I can get him to do it again.
Thanks for all the encouraging words about me sticking up for Kaos and Gunnar. I couldn't believe when Kaos was accused of biting someone. Once in awhile if you're playing rough with her her tooth might bump you, but that's the closest she's ever gotten and after you say ouch she pins her ears down and curls her tail underneath her and looks like she was threatened with a beating. She is so gentle with the kids though and everybody knows that so my blood started boiling and things just started coming out of my mouth then I didn't even know I was thinking. Nobody will be messing with my babies for a very long time.
Sash is also doing better. She finally slept good last night and she has stopped humping and chewing on the couch pillows. The kids know to becareful with her and Kaos has started keeping an on her. When she can tell that Sasha has had enough she'll go get between Sasha and the kid so Sasha can sneak off to the safe room.
we want to thank Dannon for the awards. I'd post them all, but it's a crazy day at work trying to get everything ready for me to take the rest of the week off so I don't have time to post them all.
With Thanksgiving coming up we want to thank all of our DWB friends for their friendship. It's meant a lot to us and has helped us through some big stuff, especially over the past year. There are a few of you that have a very special place in our hearts from some special support you have given us through emails on some more private matters. This Thanksgiving we are thankful for all of you.
You won't here from us for the rest of the week. I'll try to post for Kaos on Monday if she's not able to. Tuesday our company flies back home so I have a feeling Kaos will be passed out for the entire day.
OH! Before I sign off I have a really cute story to tell you about Kaos. She was up on the couch last night trying not to fall asleep. Our nephew's mom came into the living room and was trying to convince him to come put his pj's on and he wouldn't do it. Kaos went and picked up her alien squeak toy and got her cousin's attention and then backed up towards his mom where she could grab him and then brought the alien to me. We all started laughing and couldn't stop. I threw the alien a fe times for Kaos because she wanted to play fetch but she was so tired she took the alien back to the couch and chilled out again.
Okay, I have to get s few more things done before I leave.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating on Thursday, have a great week and a fun weekend. I promise once things are a little less crazy we will have lots of pictures to share with you next week.
Hilary & Kaos

Monday, November 24, 2008


Hey everybody! I'm exhausted! I'm having a lot of fun playing with the kids when Grandma lets me. I really like when Mom and Dad are home because they help me play fetch with the kids and they make everything okay. Right now Grandma took the kids somewhere so Sasha and I have been sleeping. Sasha is stressing out a lot about having the kids here mostly because Grandma is treating us really different. We don't understand it. Mom and Dad must understand it because everything changes when they get home. We get lots of hugs and kisses and then we feel better. The bedroom is our safe room. The kids know if we are in there, they have to leave us alone and boy are we glad we have the safe room. Sometimes we need a break. We're used to sleeping all day, not playing! The kids cry a lot which makes us worried and we go yell at whoever is being mean to them. Mom and Dad try to explain to us that they're okay, but if someone is crying that loud and that much there HAS to be something wrong!!!
Okay, now for the reason my mom is so great. My mom doesn't stick up for herself very often and usually lets people walk all over her. That makes me mad, but I can't do much about but let my mom know that she is loved bunches and bunches. She has major self-esteem issues, but over the last year has gotten a lot better with them. My Mom is so PAWESOME because even though she doesn't stick up for herself, you better never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever say anything bad about her babies or blame us for something that is so obviously not our fault! If you do, you will make Mom turn bright red and she'll start shaking and then she'll say words most people didn't even know existed!!!! We all know about HBO words, but these are words I don't even think HBO would use!!!! Gunnar got blamed for putting a hole in a quilt and Dad ended up proving Gunnar couldn't do that (the location of the rip and the way it was ripped and the fact that Mom gave him a manicure that morning were all the evidence that was needed). It was safer Dad took care of that situation. Then I was accused of biting someone and Mom flipped!!!! There is a bruise, but you can tell it definately wasn't from a dog biting him. Let's just say nobody will be accusing any of us of anything for a very very very long time - unless it's Mom and Dad accusing us for a mess and then there's a very good chance they're right.
I love you Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Artsy Fartsy Friday

Hi everybody! This is Kaos' mom. Since she's busy entertaining her cousins, I told her I would make sure I did the post today. She wanted to make sure I got the 2 Thanksgiving themed cross stitch pieces I just finished up today. While I was home for lunch she gave me a list of messages to tell her friends. Here's the list:
1. Kids are great!
2. Kids are awesome!
3. I want my own kids!!!
4. 2 year-olds are the prefect height, especially when they have food in their hands!
5. I love kids.
6. I'm having a lot of fun!
7. I'm exhausted.
8. I need a nap.
9. Kids are cool!
& 10. Kids are messier eaters than Mom and Dad are!!!!!!
I think I got them all. She's having a blast, but I have a feeling by tomorrow afternoon she'll need a timeout not because she's being bad, but because she's going to be to tired to move. After only playing for a few hours last night she was ready to go to bed early (which she didn't get to do) and she wsa out as soon as she flopped onto her bed. Both dogs had a lot of fun sitting under the kids chairs at dinner last night and when I came home for lunch I was told that Sasha snagged a big hunk of cheese as it was accidently dropped at breakfast this morning. The piece of cheese never had a chance with Sasha in the house. I swear she can be dead asleep on the other side of the house and can hear cheese falling and will make it into the room the cheese is falling in before it hits the floor.
Okay, now I'll talk about the artsy stuff. The picture quality isn't very good. I'm not sure why I had so much trouble getting good pictures of these 2. I think these were 2 of my favorite pieces I've ever stitched. There were both a lot of fun and I'm putting them in my "Must Stitch Again" pile. The first one is actually supposed to be something you hang from your doorknob but my mom lost patience trying to teach me to sew and I lost patience with the way she was trying to teach me so I framed it instead. I think next time I'm going to go ahead and try doing the door hanger. Anybody out there know how to teach someone how to sew via email? lol

This next one was the most fun. Doing all the orange got a little boring, but it was totally worth it. I thought this one might look cool as a pillow until I put it in the frame and decided I liked it that was much better (not being able to sew might have to do with that decision though).

I've started working on some squares for Love Quilts. Kaos will share those with you when I finish them.

Kaos or I will try to post on Monday so that you know how much more she loves kids and probably how much she needs a nap. On Thanksgiving day we're going to an uncle's house which is 3 hours there and 3 hours back plus the time we're there so she'll be able to rest up then. Don't worry about her not getting to participate in the Thanksgiving feasting though. We're having a version of Thanksgiving this weekend (we're doing fried chicken instead of the turkey cuz it sounded good last night when we were deciding what to do).

Have a good weekend everybody.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This is Fun!

I have to share this with all of you. Mom took this quiz earlier today:

Is your cat plotting to kill you?
If there is a cat living in your house tell your parents to take this quiz. I'm keeping an eye on my catbrother after finding out these results!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Very Important Letter

Dear Mother Nature,
I hope you get this letter. You should get a special set up with the post office like Sant has so we can mail you letters, too.
I have an issue. I live in Colorado where we are known for snow and well, it's almost Thanksgiving and we haven't seen 1 flake in our area. Towns all around us have had their first snow for the season, but we havn't had any at all. The 80 degree weather is driving us crazy! Mom's office is located upstairs and they've winterized her air conditioner for he year and she gets really hot in the afternoons since the sun comes directly in her windows.
My human cousins are coming to visit in a couple days and my girl cousin wants us to make it snow for her. We REALLY need the snow so would you make it snow sometime between November 20th and December 2nd. Better make it the 21st and 1st because the 20th and 2nd they are flying and I don't want Dad and Grandma on bad roads or my family in the air in a bad storm.
I would really appreciate if you could make it snow for us. Mom is thinking about planting her spring flower seeds and maybe even parts of her vegetable garden. I starting to forget what it feels like to run through the snow.
PLUS snow meals cold weather and cold weather means we don't have to take so many baths. I got a bath this weekend because the weather was warm!!!
Thank you for your time Mother Nature.
Lady Kaos

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Card List, Fires & Stuff

We got the list!! I can't wait to start on it! We signed up for email only because Mom said it was going to be kind of expensive to buy that many stamps and Mom thought that it would be kind of rude for us to be doing email and to get a bunch of cards in the mail from all of you, but this weekend I had a talk with her about it and she decided if you would like to send me a card by mail just email her for our mailing address (hilarysdesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com) and she'll give it to you. Mom and I are still working on the email card. She says I'm not cooperating with the photography part. I think I'm being very cooperative!!
To all of the dogs, cats, and any other animals and humans in California, we're sending lits of good vibes to you right now with all those fires. We hope you are all doing good and are safe. My human cousins that are coming to visit for Thanksgiving live in southern California and we're a little nervous. So far they only have the smoke, but Grandma is really worried that they won't be able to fly out on Thursday. We're keeping our fingers and paws crossed they still get to come. I'm really excited!
I didn't post for Artsy Fartsy Friday again and I'm blaming Mom's bosses. They've been kind of mean to her lately and so she hasn't had much time to do fun stuff lately and when she comes home she doesn't want to look at a computer any more so she can't do it then either. This Friday we promise to post 2 things! They're both Thanksgiving themed. I'll probably be busy entertaining the kids so Mom will probably be posting. Next week we won't be posting much because Mom is taking a bunch of days off to help me entertain the kids and getting ready for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!!!
One of the neighbor's cat spies is in the front yard so I have to go yell at it now!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's Me!!!

Hey everybody! Have you missed me? We've been really busy lately getting ready for my human cousins to come visit. I can't wait! A week from today Dad and Grandma go pick them up at the airport. I'm going to have so much fun with them because they're kids! and I love kids! and kids drop food! and kids like to throw tennis balls for me to fetch! and they drop food! hehe They're going to be here for 2 weeks! My mom has to teach her niece how to make "fun cookies." Mom isn't exactly sure what "fun cookies" are so she bought all the ingredients for every cookie she knows how to make. I'm hoping "fun cookies" are dog safe! While they're here I probably won't be able to post much because I'll be spending all day entertaining the kids, but I'll try to get Mom to post for me once in awhile so you know I'm okay. I can't wait!!!!!
My boyfriend Flash tagged me for the 3 secrets game. This was hard. The first list I made Mom said wouldn't work because secrets are things that all of you didn't already know and you all know I love to play fetch, go Jeeping and have a cool house. So then I made another list and Mom said if I posted it she wouldn't feed me for 2 months! I thought secrets about her would be a lot more interesting than secrets about me but Mom said noway. Boy the things I could tell you about her!!! - But I'm not going to because I like to eat.
So I thought and thought and thought and then took a long nap and then thought some more and came up with this list. There aren't any pictures and I can't tell you why because I'm not sure if that's one of Mom's secrets or not (I don't think it is, but I gotta be careful!)
Secret #1:
I ummm...I have a ......well, a "thing" for blankets. If anybody is trying to fluff a blanket for me or adjust blankets near me or even trying to dry me off with a towel, I ....well, I hump it. it drives Mom crazy - especially if she is holding or is under the blanket.
Secret #2:
I can jump into the back of any pickup truck with the tailgate up but I can't jump over a 4 foot fence. Actually, I physically could but I would never do it out of respect to Mom and Dad. Mom had a 2 foot fence around a garden area in our old house and the only time I ever jumped over it was when those stupid kids from down the alley were teasing Sasha and I had to yell at them. When Mom called for us to come inside I was so sorry I went to my kennel to punish myself (that was before it got stored away) but Mom told me to get out and she forgave me.
Secret #3:
DANG! This is hard! Okay, my third secret is I really do know how to shake hands/paws, but I think it's stupid. I use that trick to get things I REALLY want, but if I'm not that serious about something I act like I have no idea what Mom and Dad are talking about. OH! One time a french fry or something went under our couch and I was determined to get it out but it was back a little too far for me to reach so I was trying to get Mom to lift the end of the couch up to get the fry and so I used my high pitched "I'm being ignored!!!" whine and that always gets their attention. Mom looked at me and said, "if you shake hands, I'll pick up the couch" and she took her hand out and I shook! I thought Dad was going to pass out for a minute because he was laughing so hard. Mom's response was, "those stupid people that write long articles about how dumb dogs are need to meet MY dog!!!!" Mom lifted the couch and I got my french fry and curled up on the couch with Mom for a nice cuddle to tell her how much I love her.
Phew, that was hard. I think pretty much everybody has already played, but if you haven't and would like to, let me know and I will officially tag you. Just remember, don't tell any secrets about the person in charge of feeding you!!!
I better go take a nap now. Mom and I need to finish getting the back bedroom read for my human cousins to come visit! I will try to make sure Artsy Fartsy Friday gets posted this week. Mom has 2 cross stitch pieces that are Thanksgiving themed I want to share with you. She hasn't finished the other fall one because she says she keeps getting bored with it and the face creeps her out. She's right, it is kinda creepy. I'll share it when she finally finishes it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Goodbye To A Friend

We miss you Girl Girl and loved getting to know you!
I hope you and Fufu are having lots and lots of fun at the Rainbow Bridge!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Cool Thing About Our New House

One of the coolest things about our new house is the views. We get to see stuff like this.

That's a cloud in the canyon right below our house. Isn't that cool?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Hanging Out & Thanks!

Hey everyone! How was your Halloween & weekend? Halloween was quiet here. Nobody trick-or-treats up where we live. Know what that means? Mom, Dad and Grandma are eating all the candy! I'm okay with that because Tanner & Scooter brought me some Reeses. YUMMY!

They brought me a variety of flavors. Thanks guys!! Mom tried to steal my white chocolate but I explained to her that the dog safe chocolate Joey made is poison to humans. I think she believed me because she left it alone! Nobody tell her anything different, k?

I've been hanging out with Dad all day long. He's been on the conputer all day and finally let me on for a little bit. He went hunting over the weekend and was supposed to go again today but it's been too hot for elk. He saw lots of deer and big horn sheep but Dad was only able to get an elk license this year because we weren't sure what was going to be going on when it was time for hunting this year because of selling the old house and moving. Everything happened so fast he could have put in for a deer license, too but better safe than sorry. It's supposed to FINALLY snow tonight so hopefully Dad will be able to get his elk in the next couple days. Mom says it's really weird that we haven't gotten snow yet because we usually have it by now. Mom says when she was little she remembers trick-or-treating in big snow drifts and always planning her costume to fit over a coat. Not this year! If it doesn't hurry up and start acting like fall soon, Mom is going to go plant her spring flower seeds! I think Mother Nature forgot to turn the cold air on. We still have green leaves on a lot of trees here!

Dad is getting ready to go out and do some scouting since it's getting cloudy and cooling off a little so I better go help him make sure my Jeep is ready to go. It's driving me crazy hearing my Jeep start up every day and not getting to go in it, but I know it's safer for Dad to take my Jeep to the place he's hunting so I'm okay with it.

Thanks again Tanner & Scooter! You guys did a great job!!!