What’s New with the Doggies

It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned our four-legged friends around here, and some of you might be wondering what’s going on.

Well the puppies have all been adopted out–the last one the day after Christmas. Sniff sniff. I definitely miss their energy but not so much the crazy hours and, ahem, the smell.

From about that time, I’ve been working hard on the blog and trying to juggle other work projects so other than our 5 walks a day, Luna and Stella have had to entertain themselves. Poverine, I know.

Don’t worry though because their Nana in the States hooked them up big time for Christmas. First of all, they’re keeping warm *and* stylish in their brand new sherpa jackets:

dogs in jackets

And they’ve had plenty to play with as well, including these adorable squeaky snowmen.

snowmen toys (before)

Indeed, this was a common scene around here over the past couple weeks.

tug of war

But the snowmen have since surrendered.

snowmen (after)


23 Beans of Wisdom to “What’s New with the Doggies”
  1. ally bean

    Man-oh-man, I’m jealous of those sherpa jackets. I’ve always liked the looks of them, but never had one. Truly, you have two lucky dogs there!

    Ally, I’m jealous too! I’ve always wanted one and now I have to covet my doggies’ jackets!

  2. Rachel

    Man, your dogs are spoiled — as they should be. I love that first picture. “We’re wearing our jackets! Let’s go for a walk! Walk! Walk! Walk!”

    Congratulations on the new webspace! Moving to a bigger place is fun.

    Rachel, it’s been *very* fun playing with everything. And yes, these pooches are definitely spoiled…at least by their Nana.

  3. Giulia

    Your doggies are sportin better coats than me! *hangs head in shame* LOL
    Poor, poor snowmen.

    Giulia, I hear ya! I *wish* my mom had sent me a matching one πŸ˜‰ And yes, those snowmen have definitely seen better days.

  4. haha, those are some stylin’ dogs.

    Yes, at least when they agree to put them on πŸ˜‰

  5. 01.15.2008

    they are some stylin’ hounds!! looking good, ladies!! i must send phil over for a visit…

    oh, & about those snowmen…really that is the same fate they would have here πŸ˜‰

    Hey, don’t give them any thoughts about boy dogs! We’re trying to avoid more puppies you know!

  6. 01.15.2008

    LOVE the jackets! I bought my brother’s pup a cute pink jacket for her walks in the snow, but he’s decided pink is not her color, so he went and got her a black one instead. Sigh…

    Karina, sounds like P and his rules about dog accessories like harnesses–ALL black. Boo!

  7. 01.15.2008

    Warm and stylish indeed! I’m glad the snowmen surrendered, it looks like they’re definitely on their last gasp.

    Jen, the snowmen really put up a great fight. And then Stella ripped off one of their hands and took it outside to bury it.

  8. 01.15.2008

    those coats are hysterical

    Don’t tell the girls that please!

  9. 01.15.2008


    I was just thinking about your puppies recently.

    Minnie, so happy to have provided you with the latest! The girls were feeling neglected regarding the blog as well πŸ˜‰

  10. 01.15.2008

    Whoa. Inline comment replies. What happened to the technical ingenue that couldn’t get AdWords set up? Complimenti!

    Hey now. This is the easy part! And I still stand by Blogger being my problem with Google AdWords, ironic as it is. I also couldn’t put up an Amazon store widget in the sidebar over there so there must’ve been coding conflicts…WAY beyond my scope of knowledge. Comunque grazie πŸ™‚

  11. 01.15.2008

    Oh, look at those babies…. So cute! I just wanna give them a hug! They look very happy. πŸ™‚

    Hi Tara! I’ll hug them for you! And really they aren’t very happy in those jackets…but they do put on a good show πŸ˜‰

  12. 01.16.2008

    *LOVE* the new styles for the girls… are they posh or what?
    That’s so cool!

    Perfect for a cool walk out with you in the Italian countryside.
    Poverine’s indeed. Ha!

    Loving the new site, it’s very comfy and cozy here, I am all curled up in a corner with my earl grey and your posts and puppies.

    All set!

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Ciao bella! So happy to see you here and I’m glad you’re curling up. I just think everything is much easier to find although I understand some people’s reluctance to change from the old look. I can smell that Earl Grey….

  13. 01.16.2008

    Oh, how cuuuuute!! I know the feeling with those toys not lasting very long. Problem is, she is only 1 dog…and she does 2 dogs worth of damage πŸ˜‰ I am glad to hear you found homes for all of them.

    Hah! Truth be told, Stella does all the damage on this. Luna plays but she’s not destructive–Stella recently chewed up a hollow rubber ball coated like a tennis ball. Don’t even know how she managed it, but she’s got some teeth obviously!

  14. 01.16.2008

    Those cute dogs could be sisters! How cute are they with their little jackets. hehe

    The new site looks great! Seems like yesterday I was emailing you to ask where you got the cute blog layout and we were both newbie bloggers. You have far surpassed me in blogging expertise. lol

    Congrats and I am glad you had a happy holiday.


    Stacy, it *is* weird that they look so much alike and yet aren’t related, isn’t it? I remember our emails well; hey if you want to switch to WordPress, I know some stuff now πŸ˜‰

  15. JT

    Well, Dear…I must apologize for my extended absence…as I can see that the place has obviously gone to the dogs! πŸ™‚ Seriously, I love the new look…the much easier method of getting my two beans in…and most importantly, the fact, that I have not been issued a lifetime ban for single-handedly screwing up our much anticipated reunion last Spring. πŸ™ Please know that was, without any doubt, my biggest failure to date. So, at least I set some kind of personal record in the pathetic process. And, I am determined to redeem myself…I promise! Anyway, who cares about that? It’s not like we are reading BleedingDumbAsso.com! So, may I ask…with all of this rich and interesting content…are there any plans to harvest just 10-15% of the ripest beans…to pen your first best-seller? Hmmm…Hmmm…Hmmm?

    Ciao! No worries, really, about being delinquent, and you didn’t *single-handedly* mess up the reunion. I seem to remember that there were others involved in the wrench, and I know you did all you could. Book? Huh. Hadn’t thought of it πŸ˜‰

  16. Gil

    Luna & Stella looks like two real hams with their jackets on. I am glad to hear that all of the puppies have found homes.

    My pooches are *always* hams, Gil. They seem to know that they’re internationally-known πŸ˜‰

  17. 01.16.2008

    Love hearing about the dogs and seeing how cute they are – nifty little sherpa coverings they got there!

    But I really have to tell you this – the new blogsite loads immeasurably faster than the old one did – including the comments -which set up immediately for me! Almost as fast as those detectives on “Law & Order” can key something into a computer on the show and faster than the speed of light, an answer immediately pops up on the screen!

    Good job, young lady! I, for one, really appreciate what you’ve done – not just aesthetically but to improve reception of your blog on my little old computer too!

    jeni Hill Ertmer’s last blog post..Working Nightshift

    Jeni, I’m *so so so* happy to hear this about the speed of the new place! I knew my Blogger page was slow for some people, but I really didn’t know what to do about it. WordPress really is more user-friendly . . . for everyone it seems πŸ™‚

  18. 01.16.2008

    What cute pupsters! The toys remind me of my dog Charlie’s favorites–completely obliterated. I just found your site and wondered if you are still an expat? I just moved to Europe (German wine region) and am wondering how you enjoyed your experience?

    Diane Mandy’s last blog post..Easy rider

    Welcome Diane! I am very much still an expat living in the toe of the boot. And funny you should ask about my expat experience in particular as I’m preparing a meme to be posted soon on just that subject. Stay tuned! I look forward to getting to know you better πŸ™‚

  19. 01.16.2008

    I’ll look forward to reading your meme!

    Diane Mandy’s last blog post..Easy rider

    Soon, very soon!

  20. 01.16.2008

    I thought they looked alike, too! That is too funny. I thought I remembered a certain photo “Me Not me” post where you didnt like dogs in clothes! πŸ™‚ Personally, I think they are precious…a little scary, sometimes, but cute.

    You know what is REALLY scary? I got a Christmas card when I was still in Texas, opened it up, and who was smiling back at me, but my aunt’s dog, Tiger..sitting on Santa’s lap! lol It was adorable!

    Cherrye’s last blog post..I Now Present to You

    I believe that dog-in-clothes photo was sporting a particularly frou-frou outfit; sherpas are just *cool* πŸ˜‰ But don’t think you’ll be getting any holiday photos of the girls with Babbo Natale. At least I don’t *think* so….

  21. 01.16.2008

    Oh those poor little snowmen! But what fun for the dogs! πŸ™‚ lol

    Seamus’s last blog post..Drawn To The End

    And it *is* all about the dogs around here, so all is right with the universe πŸ˜‰

  22. 01.16.2008

    PUPPY DOGS!!! Adorable little puppy girls in sherpa jackets! The cuteness, it is strong with this blog. hee hee hee

    Wow they killed those snowmen fast. Wow.

    I wish the literal puppies well in their new homes. Congratulations on a job well done.

    Cuteness is definitely a priority. Glad to see we’re succeeding. And thank you.

  23. 01.17.2008

    Hey, I think they look better in their sherpa jackets than I do! No fair.

    Susan’s last blog post..Over the edge

    Oh Susan, I doubt it. Although they do have the ears to pull it off πŸ˜‰



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