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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Text Message

Dave took the doggies with him up to Gualala this week so I can keep our dog-niece, Emmy, here with me in Davis. Emmy is so super cute, cuddly, and sweet...except when you get her around any other dog that is the least bit dominant. She can be around Potatoes with no problem because he's just about as submissive as dogs come (in fact they are best friends!). But with Emmy and Ruby swirling around each other it can be chaotic--with each one trying to maintain dominance over the other. The thought of having to watch all 3 doggies this week alone was daunting.

Knowing that I was missing him last night, Potatoes had his daddy help him send me a picture and text message telling me about his day. It totally made my heart melt (thanks Davie!):

Mama, I was such a good boy today. I slept in with Daddy in the morning, and got to go out and prune trees in the afternoon. I got bored after about five minutes of this thing Daddy was doing, so I looked for a way out. Luckily the silly people who made the fence left an eight inch space at the bottom that was not strengthened with a log. Needless to say, I dug my way out. Unfortunately for me, I think Daddy saw me during part of the digging because as soon as I got out I heard Daddy calling. I'm pretty tired now, so I think I'll take a nap. Missing you as always, Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooses.

In case you're wondering (and even if you're not) one of Potatoes' nicknames is "Noses" because he noses things when he wants to check them out. Some dogs just sniff something or maybe lick it, but he just jams his nose into it. He does this with food, your face, random things placed around the house, etc. So cute. And he signed his name "Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooses" because that's how we often say his name--in a sing-song way--like in the commercial for Cookie Crisp cereal. For most of you that was probably too much information about how crazy Dave and I are about our dogs. Don't judge me, you know you do dorky things like this, too. =)

1 comment:

Elizabeth M said...

thanks for 'keeping it real.' if you just knew how many other blogs i read are soooo jonesy all the time you would die. as for the presidents' names i think so. my friend and democrat sidekick thinks i should name the kid obama. that would just be strange and mean all at the same time. i really like the name Ford, but garrett says he was a loser for a president (and is a chevy guy), so maybe Harrison, Carter (good humanitarian stuff assoc. with him now), but who really knows. can you tell we want a boy? if it is a girl it will Kennedy Nicole (after Dr. Satow - Nicole is her middle name) hope you are doing well. garrett and i definitely need to go on some sort of cruise....we are about 15 min from where the ships dock....