A day in the life of #2Doods

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A little pictorial showing a typical day in the life of Cooper and Murphy, our #2doods.

I woke up to this...

Then it's time to eat...Cooper in the kitchen and Murphy (eating off a cookie sheet to slow him down) in the utility room.

Then the zoomies hit - no photo of the zoomies but it's when they race from room to room, inside and outside and back in, around the room and back out. This is what the bed looks like after an attack of zoomies.

Then it's time for some calmer play...

Or maybe a little wrestling...

Played out (for now), they assume this position...

Soon it's lunch time and then back outside.

Maybe a shared toy...

Maybe some cow chasing...

Or maybe a little mass destruction!

Don't they look sweet and innocent?

An afternoon treat...this one is homemade (not by me) pumpkin bars...yummy! Murphy finished first and is eying Cooper's...

A little more play (yes, that's Cooper's infamous tongue)...

Then an afternoon nap...

Before dinner - play - zoomies - and then bedtime. And tomorrow it will all happen again!

Ciao for now!

Sandboxes, rain and #2crazydoods

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When we bought our house, there were two very sandy areas. One was a defined sandbox for the previous owner's grandson and the other was the pad for a hot tub (if I remember correctly). Currently, the sandbox area is still there sans the wood border. At some point, Stu plans on spreading it throughout the rest of the lawn and letting it fill with grass.

Until then...the rain that has been missing for several weeks has moved into the area, thank you Nate. What does that mean? I'll let the picture tell the story...

Believe it or not, this is nothing compared to yesterday when it was really wet outside and they were out playing for a good 45 minutes. The first thing I saw was Murphy with a tan nose. Oh my! Close behind him was Cooper with a tan beard. Both of them were full of sand. I toweled and brushed as best as I could and resigned myself to several vacuumings. Later in the day, I discovered the best solution to get rid of a sandy dog beard is their water bowl. Yup, it was full of sand!

Stu is really enjoying his time in Maryland. He's moved on to his fourth temporary B&B (stepdaughter's spare bedroom, daughter #1's camper, daughter #2's camper, brother's spare bedroom) and his final function is this weekend. If all goes well, he will be home sometime on Wednesday. Can't wait!

I did discover one thing morning as I shut the gate on the deck to keep them in the yard till they dried a bit. Cooper now easily jumps over the gate from the steps onto the deck. Sigh...so much for that little piece of mind. Definitely going to need a higher gate if we plan to use that at all. LOL!

Here's a picture from this morning. As they sit and wait for their morning treat, it's easy to see who's the quiet, patient one and who's the crazy, hyper one! #2crazydoods

And Murphy is smart, too. He knows where to put his Kong treat ball so Cooper can't reach it. LOL!

Ciao for now!

Snowbirds? Not this year...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

We've thought about it. We've talked about it. We thought some more. We talked some more. We made the decision...no Florida for us this year.

Many things come into play but one biggie is having two wild and wooly puppies that need a ton of exercise. We still have a lot of training to do and staying here will let us continue to work on both of them, both in classes and at home.

Yes, it will mean less motorcycle riding but when I lived in the area for three winters, I rode some every month. It also means we can visit Dollywood again. We bought season passes and haven't had time to use them yet!

Another bonus will be decorating (a little) for Christmas and attending some of the local functions. So much to do here locally.

It also lets us get an early start on yard items next spring. We need to do a lot of pruning as well as weed 'n feed the lawn. The dogs have destroyed the lily beds, so some of those bulbs will get moved to the front and side yard. They will be replaced with some type of shrub that they won't play in. LOL!

What happens to our RV lot? Easy, we get it added to the rental pool at Bee's RV Resort. If anyone might be interested in renting it for the season, let us know and we will get back to you with the details.

We still have two weeks of cruising in late Jan-early Feb and we plan to go. We will compare prices and either drive or fly to Tampa. The pups will get boarded (together) and will be fine. We will miss them, but they will have playmates and won't give us a second thought. LOL!

This doesn't mean the end of our RVing, we're just slowing down a bit and trying to savor each and every day as it comes....

Ciao for now!