Monday Musings ~ May 20, 2019

Hey guys, let’s start the week out with a smile. Do you allow your dogs on the furniture?

Sleeping dogs

Wishing you a week full of smiles. Now that Sam is back to being his normal self, he’ll be making some hospital calls over the next few days and spreading smiles over at hospice and West Pines so we might be a bit tardy reading your posts and comments.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ May 6, 2019

Apparently someone isn’t quite ready to tackle the new week. How about you?

Elsa

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Monday Musings ~ April 29, 2019

Let’s begin the week with a smile. This one comes from our Indian Hills friends. They know how to cast a good pun.

Signs

For those unfamiliar, the pinyon is an evergreen pine tree well-known in the Western U.S. These trees are near my parent’s house.

Trees

Here’s to a week full of pinyon smiles.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Meme Monday ~ April 22, 2019

Sam

While you’re waiting for us to get back from making rounds, sniff around the newly updated e-shop. We’ve added a couple of items in the Hand Crafted category and finally have a new payment platform (Stripe). With your order, we’ll include a hand-painted watercolor greeting card (blank) with envelope as a token of appreciation for being a valued customer. As always, there’s free shipping, too. Have a ‘pawsome’ week.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ April 15, 2019

Even though today is the dreaded Tax Day filing deadline in the US, let’s start the week out with a smile instead of a moan. And what could induce a bigger smile than an elephant?

One of the most recognizable animals in the world, the largest living land mammal is social, extremely intelligent and demonstrates uncanny problem solving skills.

Elephants

Here’s to a terrific Monday. Get out there and climb a few fences but do it safely and try not to trample too much of the surrounding  scenery.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ April 8, 2019

It’s T-minus six days until the premier of the final season of The Game of Thrones…but who’s counting. It’s been way too long since hunky Jon Snow graced our television screens and at least at my house, his absence has been sorely missed. He may know nothing, but who cares? Am I right? I am however feeling slightly gypped that there are only six seasons for the beloved series’ final season. What the bloody blue blazes, HBO? #notfair

Then there’s the dwarf Lannister who has entertained us over the years and reminded us that true to his family motto, “always paid his debts.” Couldn’t help but chuckle with this pun which has been floating around social media lately. Elsa was quite willing to ‘pass along’ her updated version of the PSA to start out the week.

Lannister

We hope you had a lovely weekend and that this smile is the beginning of a terrific week, culminating with the season premiere. Let’s hope the final season satisfies ‘The Pack Survives’ needs.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ April 1, 2019

Holy cow, it’s April…how did that happen? April is the pretty month, sweet and full of springtime promises. Today also happens to be my baby sister’s birthday so I’m sending her oodles of poodles of digital birthday greetings. Happy birthday, sweet sis! Can’t wait to give her birthday hugs in person later this month.

The Knuckleheads celebrated her birthday over the weekend with Elsa making confetti for the occasion.

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and today offers a fresh new slate for exciting adventures this week. No doubt these two are planning more ‘pawsome’ fun. I can hardly wait.

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Monday Musings ~ March 18, 2019

Elsa

{Yawn-stretch} Happy Monday. Oh hi, it’s me, Elsa. We’re running a little slowly today (i.e. mom’s got writer’s block). We’re hoping the caffeine kibble kicks in soon. Not sure why Sam and I have to pick up the slack when mom’s not creative and I’m not saying there was too much paw-tying yesterday, but we could use a few more 💤

How was your St. Patrick’s Day weekend?

Live, love, bark! 🐾

Meme Monday ~ March 11, 2019

Pass It On

With the arrival of the Daylight Saving Time over the weekend and winter unwilling to go gently into the night in many areas, this meme seemed like a good way to start out the week. May you be an initiator and a recipient of kindness this week.

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Red Carpet Monday ~ February 25, 2019

By now you know who won at last night’s Oscar ceremonies. Sam here. Naturally Elsa and I walked the Red Carpet, paw in paw. I couldn’t decide if I should go understated but dashing like Bradley Cooper with a silk bow tie or something more…ahem, ‘eye-catching’ like Spike Lee and ended up wearing a flowing red scarf with a new trendy pair of Warby Parker glasses. Elsa was breathtakingly gorgeous in a pink silk off the shoulder printed scarf. She was so nervous that she thought she might pee on the carpet but I said, I’ll be here for ya, kid. We just got to our seats in time (with no accidents, I might add) for some of the lesser known categories that aren’t broadcast on TV. And guess what…I actually WON! I was nervous speaking to so many people, but then my professional therapy training kicked in and I was able to deliver a heartfelt and surprisingly ’emotional’ acceptance speech. What do you think?

The Oscars

We hope your favorite nominee won last night. Happy Monday to all the winners.

Live, love, bark! 🐾