Monday Musings ~ September 24, 2023

It’s Monday and that means two things, (a) we need a smile to start out the week and (b) we’re gonna get our groove down at the same time.

And if that doesn’t do it for you, maybe you need to work on improving your wag-o-meter.

Monday smile

Here’s hoping today has a great beat and your wag-o-meter is in good working order. Happy Monday!

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ September 18, 2023

Gotcha Day

While I played ‘Queen for the weekend,’ and paw-tied like it’s 1999, today is Monday which means we get to start the week out with a smile.

And by smile, I don’t mean at the one above. And if you snickered at it, I WILL find you. Mom is already on notice; you can see me plotting my revenge    .


She is not getting away unscathed for having me pose in multiple photo sessions. I will get even, despite her trying to bribe me make it up to me by making the best scrambled egg breakfast on my special day while showering me with loads of attention and tasty high-value treats all weekend. And because I’m not a complete tool, here’s your Monday smile. You’re welcome.


Here’s hoping all your ‘go’s’ are pawsome the entire week.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ September 11, 2023

9/11 Monday

Twenty-two years ago we watched in horror and disbelief as life as we knew it changed our world. Today is Patriot Day where we salute, honor and remember all the heroes from that fateful day. We will never forget.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ Labor Day 2023

Today is the first Monday of September and it’s also Labor Day in the U.S. and Canada. We send our best wishes for the unofficial end of summer, even as temperatures continue to remind us it’s not over. Not sure when or if those will ever end, yet we hope today is an enjoyable day off.

Labor Day

If you’ve ever wondered how we came to celebrate this day, please check our past posts here and here.

Stay safe and cool, while enjoying one last summer BBQ  and recall those who made it possible. Happy Labor Day from me and the Ninja.

Live, love, bark! 🐾


Monday Musings ~ August 28, 2023

Welcome to the last Monday of August. In my water-adverse household, this kind of sampler would never be an option but it made me chuckle nonetheless. Here’s hoping today is a ‘pawsome sampler’ of a day.

Monday smiles

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ August 21, 2023

The Mom: Hey Elsa, you ever wonder how things would be if  our roles were reversed?

Elsa: Wait…what? You mean you’re the Master? Nah, nah, nah…I’m not sure what kind of drugs you’re on Mom, but you need to detox. We both know who runs things. Thumb or no thumb, notwithstanding.


The Mom: Sigh. What can you do when you live with a Ninja?

Here’s hoping all the roles in your household are clearly defined and where appropriate, the detox goes well this week. Happy Monday.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Mondays Musings ~ August 14, 2023


May all your foodables be ‘wagnificent’ this week…with no buffering or static.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ August 7, 2023

Monday Musings

Elsa and I recently experienced a similar question when we were out on our walk. The woman was certain that Elsa was ‘some sort of Doodle’ and imagine her reaction when I replied, “no, she’s a ‘sub-Standard.’ I always get tickled when humans give me a head tilt look. That goofy response was always more accurate when I was referring to Sam, but not especially as much with Elsa. She’s many things but sub-standard is not one of them.

Here’s wishing you a better than standard week, in fact, we hope it’s 100% pure bread.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ July 31, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of Monday Musings. After that recent smile with the talking dog seemed to delight many of you, we thought let’s find another one top start out the week. I think you’ll agree these contestants from the 2015 season of Britain’s Got Talent might just fill the bill. Sorry, I was unable to remove those pesky ads in the middle of it, but I still think you just might be charmed, I know I sure was. And anything that can make sourpuss Simon smile…can’t be bad, right? When you combine a charming humble upright with a too “a-dog-able” Wendy and Marc…a winning combination in my books. Let’s hear it for 4 big fat yeses!

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ July 24, 2023

There are several of  these talking dog videos on YouTube that just crack me up. Hope this one provides you with a smile and well…maybe even a kitten to start out your week on a happy note. It started out fairly clever but then left me wanting more on the ending. Guess I’ll be going further down the ‘rabbit hole’ this morning to get more satisfaction. Happy Monday.

Live, love, bark! 🐾