Sunday, January 23, 2011

These Pictures Do Not Make Me Happy

Well.....I do enjoy this picture of our resident Sir Charles. However, I happen to know, for a fact, that he is the one responsible for the heinous activity pictured below.
Yes, that sweet faced dog made this mess. And, I am so glad that I bought this antique spool bed just so he could ravage the spare bedroom area. (insert fake smile)

And then I found this little gem on a wall hanging. Yet more evidence of too much time spent indoors lately, by both dogs and children.

And now with more snow in the forecast EVERYDAY for the coming week I feel that I could just poke myself in the eye.

But, alas I shall not and press on into the endeavors of parenthood! Even if it does induce some insanity.



52 comments:

  1. Oh no! That was naughty,duvets are not cheap nowadays! You should start a boot camp for kids in winter,you will make loads of money from desperate Moms!

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  2. Sorry for this mess...I assume the mattress is ruined...it must be hard to be stuck indoors.

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  3. Ladies, I should have clarified...it was two small decorative pillows that he chewed! Not expensive, but still not a great to find that mess!

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  4. We're ALL charter members of this club, whether we want membership or not.

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  5. can't believe that sweet little face could do that...NOT...I have 4 and a visiting granddog with sweet faces that do that kind of thing all the time....

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  6. Oh, too much pent up energy, for sure. I feel for you (and your poked out eye!)

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  7. Oh my-I have to laugh--not funny I know but so true about too many hours indoors. It makes us all crazy :) LOL. I walked into my friend’s house a few years back and she had dog in a small place. It was dark and we hadn’t switched the lights on but we could tell there was something all over the floor--I mean all over and deep. When we turned on the lights--her couch was nothing but wood and springs. Her dog, Crown, had chewed everything off of it. I quickly left :) LOL

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  8. Oh dear, do you think, he thinks, he is a Hamster!!! may be if you but the dog and the kids in a room they would wear themselves out!!
    See Yea George xxx

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  9. Yikes. Too familiar. The dog does it, & I get blamed for "allowing" him to sneak into "forbidden areas" of the house.

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  10. Verde Farm - I cannot imagine finding that kind of mess!

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  11. i think we are ready for spring, what do you say? :)

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  12. An interesting reflection about 'forced' life indoor. I remember something like this when my son was a kid...

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  13. He does have a sweet face!
    And I agree, I think doggies and kiddies alike are getting a little cabin fever:)

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  14. That is too funny. I can't wait to see how the week unfolds if you do in fact get all that snow. I wish you luck my friend. Keep smiling!

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  15. Prarie Rose - The cabin fever is so thick around here you could cut it with a knife!

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  16. The men in my house are leaving for a tournament in a couple of days and although I know we don't need more snow...a little time at home would be kinda nice.

    And what is it about dogs and destroying fluffy things???

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  17. Farmchick -- You got that right -- insanity! Raised four children (close in ages)with dogs and yes, you can become temporarily insane. But the rewards do come eventually -- meaning school is back in session.-- barbara

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  18. The dog sticks pretty close to Pop on snowy days, and heaven knows Pop doesn't spend much time indoors,but the two cats.They are indoors, here with me most of the time.They get pretty rambumtious at times and try to tear the house down.They haven't broken anything that valuable yet, but I figure it will happen,not that we have anything that valuable,but special or cherished things, maybe.When they get bored with being in, they'll run and jump and play like young colts getting their first taste of Spring.

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  19. spring can't get here fast enough! we are bouncing off the walls, too!

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  20. I love the look he's giving you. Are you sure he is the culprit? :) I also am getting cabin fever and really need somewhere to go, if for just a little while.

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  21. To judge we first have to know what the whole situation was and then his reaction! Anyway, there is an explanation... Hugs.

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  22. Oh no...I did chuckle tho, because we've been there before.

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  23. Bad dog! Straight out of the movies....

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  24. Isn't life great !!!

    Over here one is able to go outside, yet further strikes make it difficult to move through the city. Pharmacies again closed from Wednesday on until next week. Hope you feel good and lock forward to a nice new week.

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  25. yikes! i feel like poking myself in the eye most days.

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  26. Sir Charles is very, very naughty! But he is so cute...you can't be made!

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  27. We are getting a bit of cabin fever too! Not too much snow, but it's really too cold to throw the girls outside and lock the door for 30 min. We are going to movies and basketball games just to get everyone out and about!

    Naughty doggy! ;-)

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  28. Oh no! That is one guilty dog!

    Snow, or not, send dog and children outside to play so they get rid of that pent up energy!

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  29. My son chased the cat around the house today with a gun that shoots those. With a gun I was stupid enough to buy him for Christmas. That holds 50 of those. I'm still stepping on them around the house.

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  30. Michelle - I can assure you that the dart on that picture is not the only one around my house. Those things are everywhere.

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  31. One more reason pets belong outside!

    And those dang nerf darts! One got shot at point blank range by my six year old at my four year old's face this week. Cursing santa for bringing it to him!

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  32. Oh that sure looks like one guilty dog ! I'm sure the kids put him up to it ;-) Off to the dog house !

    Hope your sanity is still holding together ;-)

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  33. say it ain't so Sir Charles...you've been framed

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  34. Oh no! Naughty Boy(s). So sorry about the bedroom mess. Glad he didn't get to that embroidered pillowcase, though and at least it was a nerf dart, so nothing broken. Speaking as a Mom who raised 3 boys, I've experienced lots worse. LOL

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  35. Had to laugh at the dart. Been there done that :).

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  36. I love this post. You are something of a genius in putting together words and pictures. You ain't crazy you are just a mother dealing with life around the house. How my wife managed five kids and two or three dogs is another story.

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  37. I hate being stuck indoors. My son who is only 20 months loves outside so if he goes crazy inside being so little I can only imagine how your house is! Sorry about your duvet- that stinks!

    I am having a Lisa Leonard giveaway today if that will make you feel any better! LOL!

    XO
    Jessica
    www.kitchenbelleicious.com

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  38. Oops! Guess even usually good dogs get cabin fever from being snowed in for too long. Sorry, but I'm giggling, just a wee bit!

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  39. Maybe he was trying to fold it down where he could get in....
    Sorry for laughing but I love these pictures!!

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  40. Oh yes...way too much time inside...I would be going crazy myself I think if I couldn't get outside...

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  41. finally back from my holidays, I discover all your latest articles !
    I can only smile by seeing the mess that your dog made !
    I know that you are not satisfied, and I can understand,but he apparently so guilty on the first photo !! :))

    Bye**

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  42. Uh oh! Somebody's in trouble. This was a great post that made me smile :) And I love your blog music!!

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  43. Oh my. What a rascal you have on your hands! We're going to get a dog when we move to Louisville, and I know that this kind of stuff comes with it. I just hope that I luck out! hahaha, who am I kidding.

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  44. We absolutely have cabin fever on the prairie and yes even our dog has it! Hang in there. Let me know how trying buttermilk in your beef roast goes. It will kill some indoor time!
    Katie
    http://pinkepost.blogspot.com

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  45. Oh no! It did make for a good blog post though. :)

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  46. Yikes! What was he thinking?

    Sorry I'm so late -- I'm trying to catch up on my reading.

    42 comments -- is that great or what? I think I lost more than 42 followers in my Wordpress transition. I wonder where they went?

    Oh well. Hope your week goes a bit more smoothly. :)

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  47. Oh-oh! I sense you are not happy!

    I hope the kids and dog find something more productive to do during the next bit of bad weather!

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  48. Oh dear! Naughty doggie! He IS cute though. We have one that given the opportunity would do the same. UNfortunately for her she has gotten in SO much trouble we have banished her to MOSTLY outdoor living. She WILL NOT behave herself! (Lab)

    I have not looked at the forecast as I fear we will have the same as you. I find Nerf darts everywhere! They crop up all over!

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  49. AHHH!! My youngest dog does this too! Well - not the dart, but the chewing up pillows, tin cans, anything she can sink her teeth into. Not as bad as the other retriever when he was younger. He ate our siding... and a cell phone. I guess we should give her time. She has loads of potential.
    That dog is too cute to be guilty tho... You better hear him out.

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  50. I think Sir Charles needs to spend a little time in the dungeon. LOL
    Hang in there! Spring will be here soon!!

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  51. Oh, but you still gotta love 'em, don't you?!

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  52. There seems to be a look in his eye of doing wrong. It's a good job that the window didn't break.

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