Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year's!

Happy New Year's, but easy does it. Too much partying can be destructive and exhausting.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Secret Place

Sometimes from my backyard I get a glimpse of what I like to call the Secret Place. The Secret Place consists of a vast empty backyard with one dog and one toddler. In this place the toddler and dog become one creature.

At first glance it appears that there is just a dog and a boy in a yard hanging out, but with careful study I can sometimes get that they seem to have an understanding. When the dog sniffs, the boy sniffs. When the dog drinks from her bowl, the boy drinks from the same bowl (this is indeed a tough one to witness). When the boy finds a stick, he quickly finds another to give to the dog and together they munch.

On the other hand the boy seems to be developing quite the imagination, which tickles me to death. I see him pick up things to show Africa. She sits next to him as if learning from him. They often sit in the grass and contemplate who knows what and that is the best glimpse I get of all. What does a dog think? What does a two year-old think? Whatever it is, I bet it is good and I wish I could be a part of it.

Then they come inside and resume their former roles and I am left to wonder what exactly is going on in their Secret Place.

Friday, December 10, 2010

My Good Side

Dear lady mostly referred to as Mommy",

I'm always trying to get on your good side, but it seems rather difficult at times. What exactly do you want from me? Besides the occasional home decor casualties I pretty much keep to myself. I entertain the toddler of the house with GREAT patience and only require two really large beds. So as Santa is watching please allow me to get on your good side for the Christmas season and I will try not to track in mud, eat your pillows, or shed. Some things can't be helped though!

P.S. What's not to love about this face? I mean, seriously!