Category Archives: Paw-ndered Thoughts

Day 12 of 13 Days of Halloween

Double, double toil and trouble

Why must you irk me so?

I give and I give,

and I give and I give,

but somehow you just want more!

Be it cookies, or food,

or leg room, or toys;

you just do whatever your stubborn heart desires.

I’ll stay right here,

in my corner of the couch,

ready for whatever transpires.

Whether it’s muddy paws, or incessant barking;

stealing new pillows, or tearing up boxes,

I’ll always love you Rosee.

And if he’s lucky,

I know you’ll consider letting Simon in on the fun;

but only maybe, just maybe.

 

On this, the eve of her sixth birthday, I solemnly swear to always give up my seat on the couch for you little girl. May you stay happy and smiley, and bullheaded and stubborn for the years to come. Happy birthday Rosee!

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Day 10 of 13 Days of Halloween 2018

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Pumpkin Nights 2018, Auburn, CA.

“Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,

Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.” 

From the Sorting Hat’s Song, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, pg. 118.

Last year at this time it was Rosee getting sorted into the House of Slytherin in the world of Harry Potter. This year?

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It’s Shadow!

Shadow: the mischievous, cunning, stop-at-nothing-to-get-his-way, tabby cat. He climbs on top of everything throughout the house. He searches out any kind of food unwittingly left out on any countertop. He even does his best interpretation of a pathetic life-form with his beg trick.

Shadow Tricks

He makes messes; he tries to intimidate the other cats; he stops at nothing to feed the monster in his belly!

And yet his greatest trick? Stealing his humans’ hearts!

Happy soon-to-be Halloween!

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Pumpkin Nights 2018, Auburn, CA.

 

Happy 6th Birthday Simon!

To the mutt that stole our hearts,

(And tore them all to pieces),

May you live on forever,

(If only so our patience never cease . . .-es).

Seriously, patience isn’t always a given virtue–it’s a hard-learned skill that can only be shaped by ear-shattering whines and never-ending sessions of fetch.

Happy Birthday little man! (Don’t ever change.)

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Happy Howlidays: 12th Day of Christmas 2017

On the 12th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

…twelve (kitty) paws unwrapping

12 Paws Unwrapping
Wrapping paper was the cats’ presents.

eleven stockings hanging,

ten cookies baking,

nine melting snowmen,

eight (dog) paws-a-wrapping,

seven enticing ornaments,

six christmas blankets,

five tasty treats!,

four reindeer antlers,

three cats to feed,

two walking dogs,

and a Georgie in a pear(less) tree!

 

We hope everyone, humans and animals alike, had a very Happy Howlidays!

–From all of us here at Play Hard, Bark Often

11th Day of Christmas 2017

On the 11th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

..eleven stockings hanging

Eleven Stockings Hanging

ten cookies baking,

nine melting snowmen,

eight (dog) paws-a-wrapping,

seven enticing ornaments,

six christmas blankets,

five tasty treats!,

four reindeer antlers,

three cats to feed,

two walking dogs,

and a Georgie in a pear(less) tree!

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

10th Day of Christmas 2017

On the 10th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…

…ten cookies baking

Ten Cookies Baking

nine melting snowmen,

eight (dog) paws-a-wrapping,

seven enticing ornaments,

six christmas blankets,

five tasty treats!,

four reindeer antlers,

three cats to feed,

two walking dogs,

and a Georgie in a pear(less) tree!