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These pictures are all from my phone. Please excuse the poor quality.
I know what you are thinking, and no I did not put the pillow under Charlie’s head. He does this on his own.
So, as I am sitting here chugging coffee and redbull to stay focused and awake, I look around and notice the dogs. They have got to be the most spoiled rotten mongrels around. I didn’t sleep well last night because they both wanted to sleep with us, and you can see by the pictures above they aren’t small sleepers. They both require tons of space and are not afraid to push us off the bed.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Good question.
My husband and I are crazy but we love our dogs…. possibly too much. Ok, definitely too much. Sigh.
Aren’t they cute though?!
I absolutely love this idea! I purchased two of these cute little dog butt leash holders years ago at IKEA. They are super cute and retro. Believe it or not the lime green and bright orange match my current decor. While scouring through Pinterest, my most recent obsession… I found these DIY holder using the IKEA dog butt hooks I already have! So easy but so unique! Definitely converting mine as soon as possible!
The DIY leash holder!
Isn’t it funny how dogs are perfectly happy with a dirty old stick? I find it absolutely refreshing. Why can’t we be that satisfied with basically nothing? One of my goals for my life is to become content with a less. I don’t know about you, but my life has become increasingly more chaotic as the years have passed and I am only 25. I can not imagine raising actual human kids in this chaotic lifestyle we have surrounded ourselves with. Aside from being less complicated… we all need to find those simple things in life that make us run around the yard like a puppy with a stick.
If you could wipe away all of your responsibilities for a week, get rid of all worry over bills, not have any unexpected interruptions, and had no limit on what you could do… what would you do? Would you go sit and read on the beach? Would you take long walks with your family? Would you go fishing? Would you paint? Whatever it is… you should know what those things are in life that make you happiest. Sometimes the simple little things that enhance our lives get overlooked and downplayed. Without them, would you be the same?
I know I would not be the same without my love of art. When I am feeling overwhelmed and need to bring myself down to reality, I pick up a paint brush. It makes me so happy to be completely free… Sorta like Charlie and Mina when they find a new stick. It is the best thing in the world to them!
When you’ve found that special thing in life… don’t let go!
I spent 40 minutes during lunch today playing with the pups outside. It is almost 70 degrees in November! I love it. I am wagging my tail today.
Its that time again! Charlie + Mina update! I forsee this picture becoming more difficult to take as time goes on. They just want to play with each other!
Here Mina is 10 weeks old and Charlie 2 years. She is growing like a weed! Charlie was not the healthiest puppy with kennel cough, chronic allergies all on top of being the runt of the litter… We are not used to a puppy that likes to eat! She is a little butter ball. This morning, Travis got up about 30 minutes before me and fed Mina. When I woke up, she was back in her crate and he was in the shower. I assumed she was starving by her whining. She ate a full bowl of food like it was nothing. I later found out that Travis had already fed her! This little porker ate two whole bowls of food this morning without blinking! She is at least 10 pounds now, have not weighed her in about a week. I don’t think Charlie was 10 pounds until he was 3 months old!
They are becoming closer and closer as time goes on. It makes it all worthwhile to see Charlie so happy with Mina. He needed a buddy and now he will never have to be alone again!
Don’t mind Mina’s creepy eyes in this picture! Red eye correct does not work so well on puppies.