Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Recap

How was your Thanksgiving? We had a nice, quiet day. We went to my aunt's house, and it was just the five of us (aunt, uncle, cousins, me)...and of course the two doggies! We ate lots of food and then just watched movies by the fire. It was nice. And before dinner, my cousin took some pictures of me and Sadie for our Christmas card! I will share some of the outtakes with you, but I'm keeping the actual picture a secret for now :) I ordered my cards last night; can't wait to see how they came out! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! It was so hard to come back to work today...

 Sadie in her Christmas sweater!
 The turkey fryers!
 Putting the turkey in the fryer. Fried turkey is yummy!!
 The dogs preparing for their feast.
 Om nom nommmm
 Our cozy fire
 Sadie and Harlie playing outside
 Some of the holiday card outtakes :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

We hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! We're off to my aunt's house tomorrow, where we will be eating lots of yummy food and hanging out with our family. Sadie will surely get her own plate, like she always does at their house!

Here's a pic of her "sharing" with my aunt's dog, Harlie. More like pushing Harlie out of the way so she can get all the food haha.

I am of course very thankful for my Sadie, but I'm also thankful for all of you! It has been such a great experience to be a part of this dog blogging community, and we are so happy to have met all of you! Thank you for being our blog friends :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our Holiday Pawtrait

Haha I stumbled across a link to make a Holiday Pawtrait on and I had to make one!! So here is our Holiday Pawtrait:

Yes, you had to choose a horrible holiday sweater! LOL. And my hair is reddish/dark brown, but the red option made it look even more orange than this!! Boo. You can make one, too! Just go here.

Real pics will be coming next week from our holiday photoshoot!! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The UPS Man

I love how the day after I say I have nothing to talk about, I think of something to talk about...that's how it always is, isn't it? Haha.

I was reminded of a cute story because yesterday I received something I had ordered and it was delivered by UPS while I wasn't at home. On top of the box was a little dog biscuit. No, it didn't come with my package; the UPS man left it for Sadie. There is a certain driver who knows where all the dogs live in the neighborhood, and if he delivers a package, he also delivers a treat for the pup! How cute is that?

But that's not all! If he sees you walking your dog, he will stop his truck to give out a treat! One day Sadie and I were walking down the street (and it was dark out already). We saw the UPS truck driving toward us and it just stops and the driver threw a treat in our direction. Because it was dark, I couldn't see where the treat landed, so I told Sadie to find it! And she did haha. It was adorable.

Sadie definitely knows the UPS truck means treat time now, and gets super excited every time she sees it driving by! Does your UPS/FedEx/Mailman do something similar? I think it's great that he remembers all the dogs and specifically brings treats for them. My other aunt (who I housesit for often) has had the same experience with UPS. I love it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Where does the time go?

There are not enough hours in the day anymore. I haven't had much to write about it seems...mainly because I don't have time to think about what I could write about! For some reason, this semester of graduate school has been very intense. I'm taking two classes, and working full-time. So my free time is very limited. Most weekends are spent doing homework. I feel like I barely get to spend any time with Sadie these days, although we cuddle every night. I wish I could stay home with her more. I hope she understands in her own way...

The holidays are creeping up on us. I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. How did that happen? It seems I might not even have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner next week...not sure how I feel about that, but I guess it's ok. The holidays just aren't the same anymore now that I'm older. They used to be so magical. Now they're stressful. I usually don't get to see either of my parents for the holidays now. They're both in Florida, and I'm here in NY. It's way too stressful (and expensive) to fly down for Christmas, so I usually go after the holidays. This year, I'll be going in the middle of January. It works for us, and we celebrate Christmas then, which is kind of fun. But I always get a bit nostalgic around Christmastime because it's just not the same anymore. I'll still be with family (my aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.), but it's different.

This Thanksgiving, I'll be going to my Aunt's house. I'll see both of my cousins, which will be nice. And one of my cousins will be taking pictures of me and Sadie for our Christmas card! So hopefully I will have some photos to share with you after that. I'm sure the holidays will be good. I think I'm just overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to get done for my classes before the holidays. My last class is on December 22, so I don't even get much time before Christmas!

Sorry if I don't post much in the coming weeks, but know I'm still here and reading everyone else's blogs :) I'm looking forward to the Corgi Butts Secret Santa Exchange this year. I know many of you are participating as well! We hope everyone is doing well.

Laurie and Sadie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Sadie was freaking out when the doorbell rang on Halloween. I'm not sure why, exactly, as she has heard it before...but she kept running around like this when it happened haha. Perhaps she was just trying to be a ferocious shark...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pictures from Sadie's Birthday

Finally got around to uploading these pictures! Life has been flying by lately, so we apologize for the lack of posts. I still haven't ordered my Holiday Cards yet, because I really want to get a good picture of Sadie and I together...I'm going to have my cousin take some at Thanksgiving. Hopefully we get a good one! (There might even be some snow by then...although I don't want snow lol.) We will be sure to keep you updated with pictures!

So onto her birthday pics. She really enjoyed the treats I got her, and the cool squeaker toy I found. It's a Kong Squeaker that is the same material as the squeaky balls, but in the shape of a propeller! She grabbed it and ran around the house with it lol. So I guess it was a success! She also took her birthday cookie and ran into my room to eat it. She is too funny.

 Her birthday treats!
 "I can has cookie now?"
 For me???

 Right before she grabbed it and ran around the house squeaking it haha.
 Sadie's cat roommates! (Buddy and Muffin)
Hello, we are cute.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sadie!

I'm a bad mother. I kind of forgot that yesterday was Sadie's birthday...I mean, I know her birthday is November 1, but for some reason, I didn't realize yesterday was actually November 1. Or maybe I'm just in denial about the fact that it is November, and it is freezing here already. I'm going to assume it's the latter.

When I adopted Sadie, her documents said her birthday was November 1, 2005. But I'm assuming this was just a guess, as they had no idea how old she was when they found her. So we celebrate on this day (when I am not a bad mother and remember), even if it may not be her actual birthday.

So, Miss Sadie is now 5 years old!!! She is growing up so fast haha. I have had Sadie for a little over 4 years now, and they've been the best 4 years ever. She is my best friend and I love her so much! I am going to stop at the pet store on my way home to get her a little birthday surprise, so pictures will be coming later in the week. Happy birthday, Sadie!! Thank you for being my best bud.

How could you not love this face?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Well, Sadie was a big hit in our neighborhood yesterday (duh!!). We decided on the shark costume this year. But I also took some pictures of her in her ghost costume for your enjoyment :) I made a sign for our front door, warning the trick or treaters of a shark sighting! They all laughed when they saw Sadie through the glass hehe. I have a funny video to post later in the week, but for now, here are the pictures! We hope you all had a great Halloween!

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