Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"The Couch"

"The Couch" We bought this when we bought the house (a few years ago.) At night time, Trixie would sleep on the floor by "Daddy's" side of the bed. Bandit sleeps on the bed. Yes, all 120 pounds of Rottweiler. It's not our choice. She feels that's where she should sleep. We try to get her to sleep on the floor by the bed but..... she jumps up there while we are sleeping and will not budge!
Then we got Smokey - He sleeps in the hallway by the bathroom door. Great, except the cat box is in that bathroom. When Mindy tries to use the cat box. well she gets chased. Soooooo she started using the couch as a litter box. When that happened, Smokey decided to mark the couch as his territory. Needless to say, the couch smelled awful.
Hubby and I tried to get it out the front door. It came in the back sliding glass door. That door has a dog door now so the couch would not fit.
Hubby took off the legs to the couch - it wouldn't fit. Then he took off the front door - it wouldn't fit. He took off the hide-a bed - it wouldn't fit. He took a electric saw and cut out the middle - it wouldn't fit. He then broke off the arms to the couch and finally it fit through the door.
Yesterday, I saw some people take the bed frame. I guess the everything else is too stinky.
I saw these people because I took down the blinds yesterday and threw them away too. I put up a new double curtain rod...... new drapes and new shears :) I mentioned to hubby we should order a new window.
Mindy is now an outdoor kitty ;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Touch of Green

What is St. Patrick's Day without a bit of green?

And look at this little guy/gal - just popped up there all on its own.

I put a bird house up in the tree.

Right below the bird house I planted some cat nip.
Wasn't thinking about what I did until I took this picture.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Box of Chocolates

My hubby loves to go to yard sales. He had always wanted a leather studded harness for Bandit. He found one at a yard sale for $2. They are over $100 if you order one new.
We tried to put it on Bandit - hour later..... we still could not fit it on the dog. Hubby suggested that I look online for instructions. The website on the harness was The website popped up with a beautiful picture of Florida. I clicked on Harness...... then I clicked on leather and chain ...... then

Oh my goodness .... a picture of a bare chested man with the harness on appeared. I called for Hubby and showed him. "Look what we were trying to get on the dog!" We laughed.
He sold it on ebay for $85 and used that money to order a "real" leather studded harness.
This is a picture of Bandit with her new "outfit."

Moral of the story is: Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keep your hands up

When the grandkids left last summer, hubby and I took up target practice as a hobby. We each got a Walthers 22. He got a Glock 45 also. This is the picture of my first target practice. Sometimes I aimed for the head - sometimes I aimed for the chest. The bigger holes were made by the Glock 45. So, with two rotties by my side and a Glock 45 in one hand, a Walthers 22 in the other hand .....
I will not get robbed in my house again!

This is the place we've gone to for target practice. It is way out there past Apache Junction - near Gold Canyon. Just look for "Phoenix" on the mountain. The gun range is right below it.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

"gone to the dogs"

Hubby and I decided that ... with two Rottweilers peeing and pooping in the backyard, we would have to make some changes. So hubby added a rock area (the pee and poop area - we hoped).

Then we thought, "How about a fire Hydrant?" Dogs love to pee on them, right?

Our dogs have sniffed it. But..... still pee on my grass :(

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Welcome Home, Smokey

It's been so long (I know, I know). We added to our family. This is Smokey. He is 8 months old and weighs a whopping 77 pounds! Bandit is now 2 years old and is HUGE! We still have Trixie and Mindy too.
So much has happened since my last post - glad to see my followers are still "following." I missed blogging. Will post again soon - I promise!