The fastest licker in the west

There’s a new dude in the house this week. His name’s Okie.

Don’t worry, he’s just visiting.

Normally he and Reggie are buds. Sadie is adjusting to not being the new kid anymore. She seems perplexed.

But thanks to his perky, floppy ears, Okie seems to be happy no matter what.

And all three of them seem to be getting along today. I think this picture says it all.

Reggie says…

High of -3 tomorrow? I think I’ll stay right here.

Dog yoga?

I don’t know why the dogs prefer to sleep in this position sometimes, but I admire their flexibility.

Droopy dog

Reggie knows exactly what to do when it starts getting dark early.

Busted

The other day I caught Reggie using Wally as a pillow.

Learning to share

As you can tell from just about any photo I take of my dogs, they’re obsessed with the orange couch. It’s their favorite place to relax, probably because they can monitor both the back door and the living room windows from this perch.

But they have a hard time sharing.

Lately they will only sit on the couch together if they can each have a side, divided by the ripple blanket.

It’s so funny, because Sadie will inch closer and closer to Reggie until there’s hardly any barrier and you can almost see them cuddling together. Almost.

Where’s Wally?

The other day I caught Sadie sleeping with Wally between her paws.

I swear I did not put him there. Our dogs are just obsessed with a squeaky beaver.

A day in the life of Wally

After the dogs chewed up their stuffed squirrel (which lasted months, by the way), we decided to get them another one. Except they were all out of squirrels, so we had to get a beaver instead. Since we live just off Beaver Ave. in the Beaverdale neighborhood it seemed appropriate. We called him Wally.

The dogs loooove Wally. When we first got him he was immediately lost in the yard for a few days. Then Sadie came in one day with Wally hanging out of her mouth by the tail.

When he’s around, they wrestle and roll and fight over him.

And that’s a good thing. Because afterward we end up with dogs that can barely keep their eyes open.

Thanks, Wally. You rock.

Reggie says…

“I simply cannot face the world today.”