Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's not a desert

But we do have horses, as you can see in this photo...

So we've been off work today. First the sleet, then dozens of accidents, they shut down 169 and both the museum and the library are closed. Well, everything is closed. So I knitted, MrKnotty read, I cleaned the oven (so you know I was really bored), we played with the dog, we played board games, I watched an old DVD of Two Fat Ladies (still hilarious). Then we were all CABIN FEVER!!!!! So despite the snow, we walked the doggie and then, as you can see, the boy and his dog played Romper Room in the back.

Oh, and I got a chance to pull out my Alaska gear (notice the beaver and seal on my head -- a gift from a Yu'pik Eskimo in my old stomping grounds of Bethel, Alaska):

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Everyone is getting along

Is he home yet? Huh? Huh? Is he?

I thought we agreed not to speak to one another.

Is he home? Is he home?

You're drooling. Don't touch me.

Is he home? Can you see him?

Here, let me open the door and you can go look for him.

Editor's note: No, no, KnottyKitten!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A boy and his dog

Look at them. Lazy. Bored. Totally not expecting what was soon to befall them.....

MrKnotty's Christmas present! A fabulous Great Dane from our local rescue!

He named her after the Greek goddess of the night sky -- notice the black fur and the white stars on her paws. I have never met a more hilarious dog. She melts: she leans and leans and leans on you, until she ends up in a heap of boneless puppy on the floor. (Cue Wicked Witch noises: "I'm meeeeeeelting, meeeetling...")

She leaps straight up into the air at food time -- getting all four paws off the ground at least six inches -- when she's calm.

She loves the cats and belly-crawls around them as if to say "I come in peace." The kitten loves being around her. KnottyKitty, not so much -- yet.

She is a fashionista who prompts us to put on her fancy collar, nudging it with her nose, and when we pick it up, dipping her head into it.

She sits, stays, shakes, heals and lays down on on command. Que cute!