Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bella Turns 5!

My how time flies, it was just 5 years ago that my lovely Bella came into this world! It feels like it was just the other day she was a tiny little fluff ball, running and pouncing around the house in a way only a spunky little kitten can. 

Nowadays you're more likely to find her sunning herself in a warm sunbeam or passed out cold, belly up in the air, with her arms stretched out over her head. 

She still has her spunk though, which is evidenced by her zoomie fueled chases of the other kitties, when I swear it sounds as if I have a heard of elephants stampeding through the house. But more than anything she has turned out to be the sweetest, most docile, happy cats with a kind soul that I've had the pleasure of sharing my life with. Happy Birthday Sweet Bella! And to many more!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back on Track

Dear Readers,

I have to apologize for my lack of posts the last few months, things have been crazy, hectic, busy, and well I allowed my blogging to fall by the wayside and I am here to say I am back! Life gets a little bit crazy for everyone, but that's no excuse for my lack of posting so I have made a new commitment to get back to my regular postings of sharing the cute, funny, silly and just plain craziness my pack of furballs brings to everyday life around here.

And to make amends to the 2 readers I have (and I am sure one of them is my mom!) I have decided to do a little giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled for that in the coming week and spread the word!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

To kick start the Halloween season I stumbled across a Halloween costume contest on Twitter that a company called Furry Twang was having and decided to try our luck and send in my favorite picture of Red sporting his Underdog costume.

And wouldn't you know it, he won!!! He won a new Halloween themed collar from Furry Twang!!! Not long after I found out he won, the new collar arrived in the mail, and you know what this meant...photoshoot!!

Yes, you are reading that right, his new collar says, "Trick or Treat I Lick Feet," and it is just perfect for him!

(And if you haven't already, you need to check out Furry Twang's site to see all their wonderfully hilarious southern sayings inspired dog gear! I am definitely seeing an "I eat grits" collar in Red's future! Haha!)
It appears though that Red, always the comedian, took his new collar's wise words to heart, and quite literally.

The poor guy suffers from seasonal allergies where he licks his feet until they're almost bare. It's probably the worst they've ever been, but with the help of stinging nettles and the occasional Benadryl he seems to have moved past the worst of it. Now we start the long process of regrowing all that hair on his little feetsies.

Of course it wouldn't be a Big Red photo shoot without some bloopers, so I leave you all with the silly outtakes and wish all of you guys a safe and Happy Halloween!!

And for some great tips on how to keep our loveable pups safe on Halloween don't forget to make your way over to the Canine Mafia for some great Halloween safety tips!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

::sniff sniff::

Is that...do I detect a hint of...yes, it is! I smell cookies!

Quit holding out! Just insert those cookies right here and no one gets hurt!

 I tried to tell Red that dogs who get busted for digging big holes in the backyard while in search of grubs do not get cookies, but he wasn't buying it! Ha!

Yeah, right lady! Just fork over the cookies, mmmkay!

This whole conversation really made me reconsider how smart it was to teach Red the speak command, he's just too smart for his own good and is officially using his training against me! Hahaha!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Best Friends

Many many apologies for being so slack in posting lately, this time of year always seems to be a busy time for me. I have been working hard though, getting new pictures of my crew's daily adventures and will hopefully get back to posting on a more consistent basis!

Red has really been enjoying himself lately, making lots of new neighborhood friends. His new favorite play buddy, Murphy, lives just a few houses down and Red whines with excitement if we even head in the direction of his house. Murphy and Red are so hilarious together, their favorite go-to game is Wrestling Smack down! You know they're having fun when you see one of them get body slammed and bounce right back up asking for more! Haha!

It always starts out so innocently with a quick sprint around the yard from sheer excitement of being together...

And then before you know it someone's in a head lock! lol

You wouldn't believe the trash talking that goes on between these two...
What'd you say about my momma?

I didn't say anything about your momma, you momma's boy!

Oh, it's on now pipsqueak!!

Bring it, fireplug!!

This goes on forever, until they are both so wiped out, that they both lie down head-to-head and chew and tug on each other's loose face skin! Haha! They really are a silly pair!

Now that you've met Red's new BFF, he wanted me to also introduce his girlfriend/walking buddy, Lady, a lab/rottweiler mix that lives right across the street. Lady's food lady had surgery on her foot, which put her out of walking commission for a while so I've taken up her twice daily walks. This has thrilled Red, and it is so cute to see little 50-pound Red trotting next to 100+ pound Lady...he's like her little sidekick! Ha!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some like it hot...

but Red does not! lol

Red wanted me to tell you guys he is sorry for the lack of posts lately, but it's just so darn hot and humid outside lately, it's all he can do to go sit out on the coolaroo and think lovely thoughts of cool fall weather. It's been so muggy and humid here the past couple of weeks that Red's seasonal allergies are really flaring up, and he is one itchy itchy boy. 

Why does it have to be sooooo humid! I can barely stand it!
::cue sad dramatic face::

Oh woe is me! I think I am melting!!
I tried to explain to Red that there are some people and animals out there that don't have air conditioning...

Blasphemy!!! I don't believe it! Seriously, you had better start fanning me, I think I'm getting the vapors!!

I don't know how much longer I can last...

Oh my god, it's happening! It's so sticky out here my lip is stuck to the coolaroo! I'm done for!!

I'm saved! Oh how I love you Mr. Big Industrial Fan!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Run, Red, Run!

Inevitably whenever my brother comes to visit, he claims that he can outrun Red, and every time Red schools him! Either way, it still fun to watch the boys play!

The chase begins...
Catch me if you can old man!

Always the jokester, Red loves to dart under the porch only to reappear out of nowhere and blow past you! 
Haha, sucker!

And before he knew it, Uncle Reyn was on the receiving end of a mad zoomie chase down! Run away!

Of course, being boys, they just couldn't help themselves and had to run all through the roses and flower beds, but they had a blast and were being so funny that I couldn't stay mad long :)