Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Pictures

Here is a narrative of Ma trying to take our picture beneath the Christmas tree:

I'm all set and ready - Caroline's eating the tree...
Ma gets Carol to stop, but she doesn't really know she's getting her picture taken:
Ma calls Caroline to try and get her attention, so Caroline comes and gives the camera a smooch:
Ah, she finally gets it: It's picture taking time! I'm blinking:
The cat walks by:
Finally! Decent material to work with (good thing too...I'm running low on patience w/ C - *note* I've been good the whole time):
Merry Week of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chester and Caroline Go on a Car Trip

I can't believe I forgot to tell all of your dear furiends about a lovely trip Caroline and I took to the mountains the week before Thanksgiving! Guess I was too caught up in the packing and such... We had heaps of fun! Just look:
I love overlooks! It means we get to get out of the car and explore and enjoy the scenery!
Yum, I can just taste Autumn in the air!
So let it be known blogland, that I, Chester the Bichon Frise, do hereby claim all the trashcans on the Blue Ridge Parkway as my very own property.
At one overlook, we got out and went on a little hike and found....
...THIS! What a view! Made me want to burst into song, "I'm on the, top of the wooorld looking, down on creation and the..." oh, sorry got a little carried away. Inspirational though, no?
We found this super cool lean-to up there too. Here are Pa and Caroline doing some exploring of it.
Well, that's about it. Thanks for coming along on our little road trip! After this, the sun started setting and we turned around to head for home. It was a super fun day...I hope we get to go on another trip soon! (hint, hint Ma)

Monday, December 13, 2010

'Tis the Season... play tug o' war under the Christmas tree! All those twinkly lights add so much ambiance to one of our favorite games. By the by, I always win at tug o' war. Sometimes I let Caroline think she's winning for a little while, but then I use my amazingly strong neck muscles to clinch my victories! Check out this form:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ma's Fluffy Helper

So this year, Ma has been totally dragging her feet when it comes to changing over her clothes over from summer to winter in her closet. I tell ya. I've been walking past this pile of "needs to be ironed and hung up" for ages now. Just look! It's taller than me!

Been driving me crazy. So the other day, I took matters into my own paws, and helped Ma go through her clothes...getting rid of what she didn't want anymore, etc...
Then, I even helped her iron them.
Yes, I know it's close to Christmas, and yes, I am hoping for lots of great chewies, but really, I promise I had no ulterior motives. I was doing it purely out of the goodness of my heart! Humans. Don't know how they get along without us!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Later onnnn we'll conspiiiire.... we dreeeeeaaaam by the fiiiiire"
(Yeah, I know, I have a sweater on - but that's just because of the snow. Don't laugh.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Could it Be??!!!!

"Wait, did I just see a little piece of white fluff come down out of the corner of my eye?"
 "Better get a closer look...hmmm...OH MY GOSH!!!!"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

At the Lodge.

Hi Everyone! Ready for a whirlwind tour of our stay at the lodge? Buckle your seatbelts, and here we gooooo....

Arrive at the lodge, unpack, sniff around, and settle our stuff in Caroline's pen
Go for a walk:
Spend lots of cuddle time with all our aunties:
Here's Caroline w/ Auntie Amy
 Me with Auntie M:
And Caroline with Aunt Jenny:
Play with Monte:
Supervise family picture taking:
Check out Black Friday specials:
Lay by the fire to melt my tail hairs (that's what Ma always says is going to happen to me, but really it never does):
Help keep Pa warm in bed:
 Play with Monte some more:
Have lots of outtakes for the family pooch shot...getting 3 dogs to look at the camera at the same time is tough (whew)!:
Pack up and get in the car exhausted from our fun-filled time:
Promptly fall asleep for the car trip home:
Can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Back from Thanksgiving...

Hi Furiends!
     Well, we're back from our Thanksgiving holiday, and I've been so buried in Christmas decorations that I haven't had any time to blog about it yet. But never fear, I will! Here is a little pic to keep your appetite whet though: Carol, Monte, and me at the lodge posing for a picture. We had SUCH a fun time!
What did you guys do for Thanksgiving?


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving is Coming!!!

Woohoo!!! I'm super excited because we're getting ready to go to a lodge this week on holiday! We go every year. It'll be Caroline's first time, so I'll show her the ropes. - The house is bustling today: Ma's packing, washing, cooking, giving me a  bath (yuk), it all means one thing: time to go have a 3 day sleepover/slobber fest with Monte my cuzpup (oh yeah, and the rest of the family)!!!! Woohoo!!!
Here we are sacked out after a good romp. He always shares his house with me when I come for a visit. Very kind of him, don't you think?

Got my best bonie and rope packed, a blankie, and a Thanksgiving bandana. That should about do it! Off to patiently wait...


Friday, November 19, 2010

Ode to Bonie Time

Oh bonie time, how we love thee!
Your sweet, succulent rawhide goodness calls to us...
You delight our teeth with cleaning, and our tongues with good tastes...
We love to hide you, chew you, play with you, steal you from each other...
You truly add happiness to our lives!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

"Caroline! Stop trying to sneak your way into the pictures. Ma's trying to take a picture of ME!"

**Note: Caroline is going in to get spayed today. Paws crossed and say a prayer for her!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The "We Love Pa" Club

"No Pa should ever feel unloved"

To make sure that every time Pa arrives home from work, sits down after a long task, or wakes up in the morning, he knows that we really love him a whole lot too (even though we spend most of our days with Ma). 

Action Points:
*When we hear the truck coming down the driveway, run to the sliding glass door and commence hysterical tail wagging.
*Followed by offering ourselves up to be held, patted, and otherwise adored.
*As soon a Pa sits down on the couch, ask politely to get up, then shower him with kisses (as pictured above).
*When Pa goes out to gather wood, ring the doorbell incessantly so he knows we want to go out with him so bad.
*Ask to play "chase" and "tackle" at least once a day.

Founding Members:
Chester and Caroline

We, two adorable Bichons, do solemnly swear to, as best within us lies, daily endeavor to be sure that our Pa knows we love him.

What can I say? We just give, and give, and give!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Around the Bend...

Hello!!! I am SooooOOoooooo happy to announce to all of you dear caring souls, that as of yesterday, my sister (after a very long talk with her) has tentatively started to use her lame leg again. I can't believe it! It's certainly not all the time, and it's definitely still a limp when she does, but she's giving it a go, and that's all I asked her to do. I told her that she might have to leave me if she doesn't at least try so that Ma can see that she's getting better little by little. I've even been a super good boy the past two days letting her rest it and not tempting her to blitz with me. That's getting old though, let me tell you... Oh Queenie pie! Will you come play with me?? Anyway, thank you so much for all your crossed paws and prayers. It looks like we just might be headed up hill from this ordeal. ---And I haven't heard Ma mention placing Caroline's adoption ad either lately, so I hope that means we're out of the woods on that front too... Please continue to keep Carol's leg in your prayers until she's good as new! Thank you again,

Monday, November 8, 2010

I just wrote a letter to Santa!

I just wrote a letter to Santa!

For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1,000,000. Help make wishes come true by writing your own letter to Santa!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Very Sad News...

To my dear furiends,
     Ma and Pa decided today that my sister of two months, Caroline, might need to find another home. I am soooo sad! I think Ma is too, because I catch her crying a lot. While they were away on vacation last week, Carol hurt her leg quite badly. She isn't any better yet, and even though I AM trying, I haven't been very good at letting her rest like she needs to. Ma is taking her to the vet one last time this week for x-rays to confirm the vet's suspicions (a torn ACL), and then, unless the vet has any brilliant ideas on how to keep a puppy calm, and get me to not want to play for 6 weeks, and make $1000 drop into our laps, my sweet sister will have to find a new ma and pa. I really hope there is someone out there who loves little Bichons, and has lots of time, money, and love to nurse my little CareBear back to health. Hoping for the best, but missing her a whole bunch already...sniff

"Caroline, why can't you come play?"
"Because I hurt my leg. See?"
"I can't walk on it at all or it hurts me."

The convalescing Carolou