Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Holidays, Continued!

Just a few more things I thought I'd share from Christmas :) I got a new camera but no memory card yet, so I didn't take many pictures at home in MD. Dobby enjoyed spending time with Gracie of course, and we had a great time relaxing with family.

Now we are back in NC! I was excited to come home to so many Christmas cards- thanks everyone :) Here is our card tree:

Now we're just looking forward to New Year celebrations!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you have a wonderful day :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snow Report

Last weekend (between Friday night and Saturday evening) we got 18 inches of snow! I am at home in Maryland with the family- this certainly wouldn't happen where Dobby and I live in North Carolina :) It has been a lot of fun though, being snowed in with my parents and sisters. Dobby always loves spending time with his friend Gracie, too!

He doesn't much like the snow though :) As you can see, it's taller than he is!!

Here is mom's snow stick! The front looks like a snowman and she marked the back with inch lines. This was after 3 days of melting!

Here is dad's pond, all snowed in. Most of it was ice, but he has a small fountain to keep water moving so that the fish can breathe :)

This is the path that my sisters created for Grace! She likes to run and play in the snow, but it was way too deep for her to play in without a little help.

She especially likes to stick her head in the snow and eat big mouthfulls of it. She has been so cute playing in the snow!

Mom's pretty holly plant covered in festive snow :)

Hope everyone else is enjoying the holiday season! We will definitely be having a white Christmas :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Grinch?

Dobby is not really a Grinch- he LOVES Christmas! Isn't this muscle-tee cute though? Zinnie's mom Connie got it for Dob in Florida. Christmas is just a few days away now!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I am still way behind on all your lovely blogs, but hope to catch up today or tomorrow since we are totally snowed in!! We got 18 inches of snow yesterday. Dobby HATES it but it sure is pretty.

Looking forward to re-joining the blog world soon! :)
<3 S

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy December!

Can you believe it's already December? Dobby and I are still around and still doing great- but also still very busy. I will start updating again soon, but for now I am writing Christmas cards!

I have some of your addresses already, but if you'd like a Christmas card please send me an email- I would love to mail you one! (Please find my email address at the bottom of the navigation column on the right>>>>)

See you all again soon!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Short break!

My world has gone a little- no, a LOT!- crazy lately. It's the end of the semester and I just don't have any free time or energy. I probably won't be posting much in the next week or two, but promise things will pick back up before the holidays :)

See you again soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009


Woohoo!! This is our 200th post!

Thanks to everyone for continuing to make blogging so much fun. I've enjoyed all 200 posts, and it's been great meeting all of you and keeping up on your blogs :)


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Time for our annual Halloween photo shoot!

Dob wasn't very happy with his costume... he is mad at me for re-using one we already had. I promised him I will go out this week to see if we can get a new one on sale for next year :) The last two years he was a dinosaur- so it's better than being a dinosaur 3 years in a row!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Friends

Hi everyone! Last week was fun- that was Bentley in his handsome little bow-tie. Martine, mom of little Captain who looks just like Dobby (and cutie Candy), guessed first- and then Bijou got it right! Lots of other people guessed right, too. I guess that was an easy one :)

How about this week?

This is the closest I could find to a picture of a friend in costume in my file- Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We love fall!

(Dobby helped pick these pumpkins and gourds out!)

I have always been a huge fan of fall- and Dobby is, too! We love the cool mornings, perfect for snuggling. We love the warm- but not hot!- afternoons, great for lounging out on the deck in the sunshine. And recently, we've discovered the joy of chilly evenings in front of a fire :)

Last year my fireplace was in questionable condition... but we had it serviced, and now can enjoy it all winter long. Dobby loves the fire- it's gas, so it doesn't put out too much heat, but it puts out enough that he notices. He is fairly uninterested most of the time when it's burning, but once in a while, he will walk up to the fireplace and just bask in the glow. I think the light from the flames makes him nervous, but after I turn the fire off- when the heat is lingering on the tiles- he likes to just go stand by it; warming his little butt.

We all know chihuahuas love warm stuff!! :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Friends

Wow, is it Friday again already? The weeks sure fly by. Great job, Lorenza and Rocky! Last week was Samantha from the Brat Pack!

Can you guess who this week's Friday Friend is? (He's so handsome!)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Friends

Last Friday's Friend will have to remain a mystery- I thought it might have been Pedro or Rambo, but I guess it was just a little anonymous cutie I saved from somewhere else on the internet :)

To make it up to you, here is a great one who is definitely a DWB friend! Who is this funny girl?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend activities and lots of updates!

Hi all! Dobby and I had a fantastic weekend. I have been bad lately about taking pictures of him, but hopefully I'll be getting a new camera for Christmas and will get better about that. (My current camera is about 8 years old; it still works fine but it is so big and heavy that I never take it anywhere with us!)

On Saturday, Dobby and I went to All Pets Considered (I think of the Munchkins going to Harry Winston every time I go there now!) APC is a privately owned pet shop that has high quality kibbles, exciting chewies like moo tubes (trachea), bully sticks ( know), and Dobby's new favorite: Texas toothpicks! Texas toothpicks are sheep tails, I think. They look really kind of gross when he's chewing them, like he has bitten off someone's finger! Since I don't have any pictures of our trip to APC, here are some pictures of Dob with a Texas toothpick.

Anyway, we went to the store to get him some new kibble and, after much deliberation, came home with Wellness Core original. I also looked at car seats and will maybe buy one soon. Dobby had a good time smelling all the smells and looking at some of the new outfits they had, but all we took home was the food.

After the pet store, we went to pick out pumpkins!! Dobby has gone with me to pick out pumpkins at a local church every year he has been with me (this was his third time). He always gets lots of attention, and loves being somewhere completely out of his ordinary routine. We picked out 3 great pumpkins and 2 adorable gourds to put around the house as decorations. Pictures to come soon!

Sunday, Dobby and I went to a little dog get-together at a park north of town (the same park where we got lost in the woods). There weren't as many people or dogs there as I had hoped, but there were tables set up for local vets, pet-sitters, and other dog related goodies. There was even an agility course set up! Dobby has never done agility before, but I've always thought he would be good at it. He was too distracted to try much, but I got him to jump over a little pole several times. One of the people running the thing took video of it, and as soon as I know if it's posted online somewhere, I'll put up a link! It was adorable! After meeting lots of new dogs and sniffing around for a while, we went home happy and tired.

It was a great weekend. Today is also a special day- Today is Dobby's gotcha day! I've had Dobby for 2 whole years now. Here is his adoption story. He also just turned 3 years old last month- I was so busy I forgot to post it that day, so I figured I would wait and post it today with his gotcha day post. Happy gotcha day, Dobby! I love you!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Friends

Good job guessing last time- that was Patrick!! I usually get Jackson and Patrick confused, too- but they are both so cute!! This picture is a real mystery, even to me- I can't remember if it is one of our DWB friends or if it is just a cute photo I found online. Anyone know who this is? If it is YOU, please let me know and the mystery will be solved!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10 inches of sunlight

Woops! I totally missed last week's post :) To make it up to you, here is an extra cute picture: When 10 inches of sunlight is exactly enough!

(Taken mid-morning as the sun came over my house into the back yard.)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Friends

Great job, Daisy! You guess right- last week's Friday Friend was Star, who lives with Dozer. I am so glad I started Friday Friends, because now it is at least forcing me to post once a week. These might not be the most exciting posts, but at least I am still around! I will keep trying to catch up on all your blogs, but in the meantime- can you guess who this is?

Next Friday I will be travelling to a wedding out of state, so I will try to post something on Thursday. I'm not sure if it will be a Dobby post or a "Thursday Friends" post, so stay tuned!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Friends

Hi everyone! Great job guessing last week- that beautiful girl was Coco the Princess. The Munchkins, Draco, and Pedro all guessed right! If I remember correctly, she was making that silly face because she was eating peanut butter :)

Here is another one of a a silly girl dog who loves to sun-bathe with a bonus second picture- guess who!

PS- I have been getting behind in blogging again lately- I started grad school last month and I'm still working full time, so things are a little crazy. Bear with me :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Friends

Wow, last week's Coyote appearance stumped most of you!! Way to go, Bijou, on guessing right- that was Charlie. I love that silly picture of him! If you don't know about Charlie's blog, you really should visit. He is very photogenic, and Shreve's stories are so sweet!

For this week, how about another easy one. Who is this? (This picture makes me laugh out loud every time I see it!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


As promised! I mentioned Dobby loves broccoli. Here he is with his favorite veggie :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Friends

Wow! Everyone who guessed last week got it right! That was Nigel Buggers, from Life with Dogs. He will definitely be appearing again on Friday Friends- he takes the funniest pictures!! Since that one seemed so easy, let's try a hard one-

Does anyone know who this young man is? I'll give you a hint: he's not a dog!!!

A Tag from Lex and Bentley

This fun award is from the Munchkins, Lexus and Bentley. Thanks guys! I'm supposed to tell you all about Dobby stealing food :) Dob is actually a really good boy and doesn't steal food! He begs and begs, but is usually very good about waiting until I give him permission to eat something.

The silliest thing he likes to eat is broccoli! Dobby loves the broccoli stalks that are left over after all the heads are cut off. I think he likes the texture. I have some pictures of him eating broccoli I'll post soon! Thanks again, Munchkins!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Friends

Great job everyone who guessed last week. Bijou and Lorenza guessed right- that was Midget Molly! I am a big fan of her floppy ears and sweet brown nose :) I'm sure her brother Rambo will be on Friday Friends someday, too.

Since last week was cute, let's do funny today! Anyone know who this goofy guy is?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Most "Ear"resistible Contest

Munchkin Memoirs

Lexus and Bentley over at Munchkin Memoirs started this great contest to see who has the cutest ears! Go read all about it on their blog. Here is Dobby's entry:

And just for fun, an artsy picture with the ears center-stage :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Friends

Lorenza, the Munchkins Lexus and Bentley, and Draco all guessed right! That pretty girl last Friday was Jemma. That one was easy :) If you don't know Jemma yet, go visit her!

For this week, I chose one that is a little bit harder because this little DWB friend is hiding under her toy. (What a sweet picture!) Good luck, everyone!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Friends

It looks like I stumped most of you last week! Rocky was very keen and noticed the filename was Ramsey- and Jemma guessed, too! That was Ramsey, the famous Doberman who is friends with Pablo- she is just too cute with those little feet sticking out of her blankie. Ramsey and Pablo got famous on YouTube and have also been on TV. Go visit them sometime!

This week, try to guess who this is! She is one of our DWB friends. This is one of the very first pictures I ever saved because she is just so darn cute.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

An Award and a Tag

We were tagged a little while ago by our friend Dozer with this award that says "Your Blog is a Beautiful Dream"! Along with the award, I'm supposed to tell you some of Dobby's beauty secrets...

1) Always get petted a lot. It smoothes the fur.
2) Eat plenty of good fats and oils, since they make your coat shiney. And:
3) Have regular baths. (Dobby doesn't really like baths, but he's really well behaved when we have to have one!)

Dozer's beauty secrets are really great, you should all go read them :)

I also want to take a tag from Lexus and Bentley to tell you about Dobby's name. As you might know from our older posts, Dobby really is named after the Harry Potter character!

When I was first "shopping" for a dog on Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet, I wanted to name my new friend something really human-sounding that had a cutsey nickname that was more dog-appropriate. When I found my little guy online, I narrowed it down to a list of boy names: Edgar, Frederick, Bert, Etc. I still think he would have made a good "Ernie", and he was very nearly "Toby". Then one night, after having him for just a few days, we were relaxing in my room and he was sitting on my chest. From that angle, suddenly his ears looked just like Dobby the house-elf's ears! I knew then that his name was Dobby.

Dobby had a few names before he became Dobby: at his first home, he was called "Baby" and at his foster home he was called "Squirt". Dobby suits him much better! Now he has a lot of nick-names though:

Dob and Dobbs, of course
Little Man
Big Man
Baby and Beebee
Goofy Boy

And there are lots more! Many of them are silly and spur-of-the-moment. I also sing songs to him all the time- anything that pops into my head- and change all of the words to be about Dobby. It's fun! I'd love to hear about your names. Please tag yourself if you want to play!

Friday, August 7, 2009

NEW! Friday Friends

Hi everyone! For a while now, I have been collecting cute, funny, and pretty pictures of many of our DWB and other online friends. Today, I'm starting a new post idea called "Friday Friends!" Each Friday, I will post one of my favorite photos of online friends. You will have to guess who it is, and then the next Friday I will tell you who it is and link to their website. This Friday, we'll start things off with someone NOT from DWB! Take a look at the picture and let me know in the comments if you know who this gorgeous girl is :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Still busy :)

I've still been busy and lazy about updating my blog- but I think I am caught up on all of yours! I'm actually running low in my pictures of Dobby stash because the past month or two has been so busy, so I'd like to start a new post idea- check back on Friday for more details!

<3 S and D

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Week Gone By...

Another week has gone by and I've been missing in action! I hope to catch up on all your blogs again soon :)
<3 S and D

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Enjoying the mild summer

We've been having a great summer here in NC! Dobby's been enjoying the outdoors since it hasn't been too terribly hot :)