Sunday, February 25, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A disturbance in the Force (or garage)

Tess thinks we got a great deal. Molly (not pictured) thinks we got screwed! Tess wants a ride, Molly thinks we should have played a little more hard ball in making the deal. I tend to side with Molly after trying to give the dealership a check tonight.

Car salesmen can officially blow me. Call me crazy, but I think the guy walking in the place with a check gets to jump to the front of the line. Not at the dealership I used. They like to make people wait. I don't like to wait. I still have their money. I am prepared to walk out again if they make me wait to give them money. When they want it bad enough, I'll get some quality customer service. Lets hope they want the check bad enough tomorrow morning.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bone night

Some dogs like bone night. Other dogs REALLY like it.

Did anyone catch the Westminster dog show? They gave best in show to a member of the Sporting Group. Sadly, it was not a Golden. A Golden has never won...Please allow me to apologize for sustaining such an unlovable, ugly breed of dog.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

When zombie dogs attack

Last night I was sleeping comfortably in my bed when Tess started making some noise. "Shut up, Tess." I went back to sleep. Then, again with the low grumbles followed by an all out barking barrage. I got up and stumbled around the dark bedroom to assure her that nothing was out to get her. Still more growling and barking. She would not stop.

I turned on the light and was amazed at what I saw. Molly was curled up in her usual spot, oblivious to the commotion. Tess, on the other hand, was wandering aimlessly back and forth and barking for no apparent reason. I looked at her and her eyes were open but very droopy, her ears were down low and her tail was very relaxed. It was then it hit me...

Tess was in full sleepwalking mode. It was hilarious, even at 2 in the morning. I'd touch her and she'd bark in the other direction. I waved at her, she didn't respond. When it was time to go back to bed, I sat on the floor and grabbed her mid-bark and woke her up. She freaked out and did a "Tess is happy" jump and then curled up and went back to sleep.

That's the last time I put jalepenos in their late night chili snack!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Tess turns ONE...already

One year ago today Miss Tess entered this world. One year later, Miss Tess has become my buddy, my shadow (Groundhog Day pun intended.) My little groundhog girl.

If I had to pick just one picture to describe this first year, it would be this one. I think it captures her personality quite accurately...Or maybe its just the groundhog in her.

Happy birthday, Butthead.