Valentine Dogs

20090211 Cali and Ela Kissing

Elanor and Cali asked me to post this picture. They wanted to share their kisses with everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day from LisaDiane, Joey, Katy, Elanor, and Cali!

Recent puppy activities

Here are some photos of recent activities with the dogs. Cali is staying with us this weekend because Lee and Billy are in San Francisco for friend’s wedding.

20090202 Joey and Ela
Joey and Elanor look pathetic

20090204 Cali and Elanor
Cali and Ela wait for a goldfish – the cracker! No real goldfish were harmed during the taking of this picture

20090208 Joey and Katy
Katy and Joey snuggle on the couch

20090213 Read for our walk
I took all three girls on a walk today. We had a great time. Cali and Elanor swam, and Katy and I waded, and everyone got muddy!

20090213 Cali sleeping
20090213 Ela Sleeping
After the walk, everyone got a bath, and then all three dogs went to sleep. Mission accomplished!

Thanksgiving Part Two

CIMG2767 Thanksgiving weekend was full of wonderful food.  Not only did we get invited to Aaron and Sujata’s on Thursday, we were also invited to Lee and Billy’s for a Thanksgiving feast on Friday.  Lee and Billy celebrate with Lee’s family on Friday – their drive down from the DFW area is much less crazy on Thursday than it would be on Wednesday.

Joey and I were really grateful to be asked to join their family gathering.  We had a lovely time visiting with the Cagle clan: Roy, Becky, Anne, Chris, Rachel, and Emily.  We were also joined by Lee and Billy’s neighbors, Carson and Robert Alexander.

The food was fantastic.  There was a kosher turkey – Billy discovered that kosher turkeys are brined as part of the kosher cleaning process, thus saving him the step of brining his turkey after he brought it home.  There was also a variation on Lee’s family’s stuffing, which was awesome.  I must mention that the secret ingredient in the stuffing was nutmeg – Billy was very proud of that fact.  Now the secret is OUT!

Elanor joined us at Lee and Billy’s.  She played with Jamie (Rachel’s dog) and Cali in the back yard.  A little bird told me that they even got some turkey!

We ate way too much at dinner, but everyone found room for dessert anyway.  There was pecan pie, ginger cake, and cherry pie.  The cherry pie had the most amazing crust ever – secret ingredient: vodka!  Carson, who plays in a band, was good enough to play his guitar for us after dinner; he played and sang very well.

I must say that, after some very scientific study, I have come to the conclusion that two thanksgiving feasts are better than one!

It is a doggy dog world

CIMG2773 Elanor has definately made a place in our hearts.  Here are some more pictures of her from the past week.

She went with us to Lee and Billy’s house this past Friday.  She and Cali played with one of Cali’s toys in the backyard.  You can see it in a couple of the pictures – a dino cuz.  It is hard rubber, it squeaks, and it has a dinosaur tail – what more could you want in a toy?  Not much if the fun that Cali and Ela had is the measure we are using to judge!

Elanor’s bed arrived on Friday.  She has already made it her own by covering it with yellow dog fur.  She is very happy hanging out on her bed when we are in the living room or dining room.  Katy is very happy that Elanor now has her own bed, so maybe she will stop stealing Katy’s!

Elanor is quite confused and concerned about the fact that Joey and I repeatedly go into this small white room (the shower stall) and come out all wet.  When we leave the shower, she goes and looks into the shower to see what all the fuss is about.  You can see her very seriously considering the problem in the last picture below.