Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Like My Routine!

Mama was being strange this morning and did not follow our normal routine. She bought a Wii Fit Plus last week and it says she is not balanced and after this morning, I think it's true. We normally get up and go outside and then she takes a shower, fixes breakfast, starts a fire in the fire place, takes us for a walk and then we try and settle down while she starts work. Today, she attempted to start a fire, but the wood was wet. It took her close to two hours to get it going. While she waited on the fire, she fixed breakfast, then we went outside. She moved our beds into the office, but put them in the wrong order. She worked on the fire more and then after much persistence on our part, she took us for a walk. I think she planned on skipping that today. It was icy and she was nervous that she was going to fall. I got in trouble for pulling. I never get in trouble, well not very often. I told her I was sorry when we got back in the house and she gave me a big hug. I think not following a routine puts Mama in a bad mood.

Oh, by the way, we wore our coats the other day because it was very cold. We have decided that if it's cold enough to wear coats then it is too cold to walk.

We have new collars for Valentine's Day. Mama made them last week. It's a little embarrassing to match my sister, but I look good and that's what matters.

We may go to town tonight and get a pizza. We need something fun to do after the morning we had.

The Greyhound Who Loves His Routine

Sunday, January 17, 2010

More New Coats!

Mama went shopping earlier this week and bought more fabric for coats. She is attempting once again to make me a camouflage coat. She is making Scout one that is either a leopard or a cheetah. We are not sure what it is. Scout says she feels pretty in the material.

We think the coats turned out pretty good. Mama is not happy with the top stitching she put on mine. She decided not to put a top stitch on Scouts and likes it better.

We like these coats and we've learned that being models is very rewarding. We get treats for modeling!

The weather has turned warmer here, so we won't be needing to wear our new coats for a while. Daddy said we would take a ride in the RV today because it needs to be run even in the winter, but our road is so muddy that we probably are not going to get to go. Mama is scared that the motor home could get stuck. Daddy has been talking about camping and we thought he took off work on Friday to take us camping, but we misunderstood. He and Mama WENT to a camping show. They didn't buy us anything though.

Jack & Scout
The Modeling Greyhounds

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mama's Sewing Again.....Quick, HIDE!

Today, Daddy went to Grandpa's house to help him install some doors in the basement. Mama stayed home with us. We thought it would be fun, but she got the sewing machine out. That can be a scary experience for us. She makes things that are embarrassing to wear and then there are the endless fittings.

She tried a new pattern today and we didn't hear much cussing from her, so that was a good sign. She had us come in a few times to try on the coat and then she gave us treats, so it wasn't so bad. The coat doesn't really look like the picture on the pattern. It's supposed to be just one layer of fabric and she didn't like that, so she added a denim layer to the top and fleece to the bottom. She also added like a turtle neck to it. It actually looks like a coat. She even put some pretty stitching on it.

She noticed tonight that it is a little tight on Scout, so the next one needs to be enlarged, but it is wearable.

Are you ready to see it?

Mama can't wait to go to the store and buy more fabric. YIKES!

Jack & Scout
The Greyhounds Who Put Up With Almost Anything For Treats

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's Still Cold

(Scout dreaming of warmer weather)

It's 6 degrees this a.m. with a windchill of -10 to -15 below. There will be no walks today. Mama opens the door to the backyard and tells us to hurry. We can do our business pretty fast when we want to.

The mail lady did come yesterday after all. We were shocked. We wonder if she will make it today. Mama ordered a new pattern for coats for us and it should be arriving any day. The pattern shows a greyhound on it, so we hope it will fit us better than the ones she has been making us.

The UPS man did not come. His comments on the tracking website said an emergency prevented him from coming. Later, it was updated to say it was due to the weather and it will be delivered as soon as possible. It's an order from Alice. Mama loves to order from them. It prevents her from running to town so often because they carry a nice variety of household items. Alice also carries some pet products, so we like that. If you are interested, it's Alice and again, we are not receiving anything for mentioning the company. The company offers coupons on some items and those can be really good. She received a regular size of Snuggle fabric softener for just $.38 once. She said to check out "The Best Deals" section. She has noticed the prices going up slightly and the shipping is not as quick as it was even a few weeks ago. She used to get her order the next day and now it is take 3 days or more.

Hope you all have a nice and warm Friday. We are going to spend the day snuggled up in blankets.

Jack and Scout
The Greyhounds Dreaming of Spring

Thursday, January 7, 2010

It Snowed!

It snowed last night, but we are not playing in it too much because it is cold. It's only in the teens and the temperatures are dropping all day. The windchill is between -5 and -10 right now. Mama says there will be no walks today. Scout loves the snow, but even she is just making a quick run around the yard because it's so cold. Mama says it's cold in a lot of places right now and we are lucky that we have a nice warm house and plenty of food, so we are not complaining.

Mama stocked up on food this week. We get stranded here when it snows. We probably won't see the mail person until next week. We have a delivery from UPS that's supposed to come today and it has treats for us, but Mama said not to count on it until next week. Daddy's car doesn't do well in snow, so he takes the Jeep so Mama says we must be really careful and not get hurt or sick until he gets home from work. Don't worry, if it was a real emergency she would call Daddy or Grandpa and they would help us.

On a personal note, we want to send out hugs to our greyhound friend, Camie. She lives in California. It doesn't snow there, you know. We can't say much without getting leaky eyes, but if you want to read more about her, here is her blog, Camie's Kitties Hugs to you and your Mama, Camie!

The Greyhound Who Doesn't Like Winter

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's My Birthday!!!!

It's true, today is my 6th birthday! This morning Daddy asked me if I wanted to go to the park.

My first thought was that it was 6 degrees. I don't want to go to the park.
Then he told Scout and she thought about it while I hid my head.

Daddy said we would wait until it got to 12 degrees before we went. We decided to go outside and test the temperatures.
6 degrees is cold PEOPLE!

Mama dressed us up. I wore my jammies and a snood that Mama made. Scout wore that ugly coat that Mama made along with a snood. Let me just say that these outfits are embarrassing. Nothing matches! The collars don't even match. Daddy said no one would see us, so off we went.

I have to say that 12 degrees isn't much warmer than 6 degrees, so we only stayed a few minutes and headed back to the car. I really hope that this trip to the park wasn't my only birthday present.

The Birthday Boy!

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