Tuesday, February 15, 2011

One More Reason Winter Is Not Fun For Me

I have been in a total winter funk lately. The sun is shining today so, even though it is FAH-REEZING, I feel a whole lot lighter. Our days here have been SO gray and SO cold and SO uninspiring for me and I just can't seem to kick start myself.

And then there's my dog. Oh, I love her to pieces. She's the best kid I have! ;-) But do not let her cutie-patootie face fool you; she is a vicious mitten killer.


EVERY time I send her out in the snow with the kids, one of them loses a mitten in the first 3 minutes and comes back in crying.


On the day these were taken, it was just Birdie and me and Gigi. Within ten minutes, she had stolen this pink mitten of Ellerie's, Ellerie's hat when I got the mitten away from her, My glove when I got Elle's hat away from her and one of Ellie's second pair of mittens when I got my glove back. And I was exhausted. There is literally no way to catch her. She's FAST!!!! You have to lure her or trick her in some way or wait for her to get bored of the keep-away.


She is a menace. A menace wearing a cute coat I made her, but a menace nonetheless. In fact, the floral corduroy is just a tad "granny" for this little rebel.


Next time, she gets hot pink flames and a "tatoo" that says mom!


8 comments:

Artfulife said...

Lol:)

Theresa said...

Ah, you are reminding me of the downside of hounds :) Sometimes I miss the ears and the howling on demand, but I don't miss the games of keep away. Xena has never had any interest whatsoever in keep away - even when she wasn't 14! (And, according to the vet yesterday, in perfectly good health!)

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

LOL!
Nicola

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

hee hee, "vicious mitten killer" snicker ; )

UK lass in US said...

Ooh, you could tie their mittens together - you know, when you thread it through the sleeves, so that the mittens don't get lost. I suppose that would only work if you thought that the kids would win in a game of tug of war with the dog...

beemahoney said...

she's GOT to meet Yellowdog soon. He'll teach her the secrets of stealing rotisserie chicken and the like. He'll tell her of the days when he used to actually eat his prey of socks, underwear and dishtowels. He would love her up. and then teach her to sleep all day without waking up except for the Bus coming home.

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Baby By The Sea said...

I'm cracking up. Mitten killer. Love it.