The Perfect Christmas Letter

Once again, this holiday season found me sorting mail with trepidation, painfully anticipating those seasonal letters from family and friends.  You know the ones straight from the “Norman Rockwell” family.  Sometimes they are so sickeningly sweet they should come with their own airsick bag.  I don’t mind those that are humorous and poke fun at…

Secret Lives of the Furball Trio

I have often wondered what goes on behind the scenes when the Fur-ball Trio is left unsupervised.  It is my hope that this is what I would see if I left a camera running.  Not!!!             “Hey guys…they’re finally gone.”       “Come on guys, answer my Facebook invite.”…

Undognified Behavior

There appears to be some confusion as the rules of the house.   You three are under the misconception that you run the joint.   Therefore, Dad and I (aka the management) have reevaluated how things are going to be around here. The dishes on the floor with the paw prints are yours and contain your food….

The Pork Chop Heist

My husband and I returned after a rare night out. I braced myself for the onslaught from the “canine trio.”  They are infamous for their counter surfing, trash picking, and pantry heists. Silence??  Hmm- was there a toxic present awaiting me? I searched in vain while Hubby snuck into the basement to spook our daughters,…

An Easy Mark For Those Who Bark

Why are dogs obsessed with paper products?   Anything from a roll of toilet paper to a box of tissues is almost as enticing as a dog biscuit. I have given up counting the number of times I have entered one of our bathrooms, only to discover there isn’t any toilet paper.   Sometimes it’s Hubby, or the kids,’…