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He MAY look cute…

BUT this dog has been the BIGGEST toot lately.

Example #1 — Mom brought banana bread muffins over on Friday.  He figured out how to weasel that bag from the center of the kitchen island down to the floor, where he proceeded to bite a hole into the bag and devour the whole lot. 

Example #2 — He tried TWICE (once successfully) in a matter of 20 minutes yesterday to do the same with a bag of chips that we put WAAAAY far back on the counter. 

Example #3 — {The straw the broke the camel’s back} I made the kiddos peanut butter sandwiches today and walked to get something from the refrigerator (ummm…not far).  This bold doggy made his move and knocked out TWO sandwiches in seriously 5 seconds.  I was FURIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t even want to admit this, but I KNOW my darn brother will call me out on the blog…so you know what I did?  I put a little Tabasco in his mouth.  And proceeded to put some food on the counter WITH Tabasco on it.  THEN a couple minutes later, he lovingly licked me and we had this 5 minute photo shoot while I cooled my jets.  

He’s SOOO cute to be really mad at.  He’s SO frustrating though.  Any advice?  Pllllease? 

We’re usually really good about not leaving food out…he never used to get food from these far-away spots.  I’ve heard of putting mousetraps on the counter but there is NOOOOO way I could ever do that.  Man!

^  [this one’s for you Uncle Phil]

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, he’s an English Setter.  A guy that’s supposed to be a bird dog.  He usually prefers bugs and lizards (much to my husband’s dismay) BUT I actually caught him (today of ALL DAYS) with a bird in his mouth.  BLECH. 

Thanks for stopping by…  🙂

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“Uhhh…I’m not used to taking pics of cats, but I’d love to try!!!”  I think that’s about how my conversation went with C when she asked me to take pics of her beloved felines.   Well…I’m willing to try anything!  In fact, I was quite excited (apparently Harley, the cat, was too!).  🙂

I am definitely one who thinks animals are pretty special, and understand the bond that people have with their pets (you saw our two cute doggies in this post), so I was happy to join C and her family as the cats ate treats, played with a fun feathery fake-bird thingy, and just got some lovin’ from their mama. 

C is a total cat lover.  An animal lover, for sure (horses, dogs, etc), but right now, her loves are her three ginormous cats (and her hubby, of course).   🙂   These cats are Maine Coons and are unlike any cat I’ve ever seen.  TOTALLY sweet enormous balls of fur and fluff.  Super cute, smart, lovey, and full of three very distinct personalities.  Every time I see these cats I’m absolutely shocked at their size…it’s pretty hard to tell in these pics, but these cats (except for the female) pretty much weigh the same as my toddler!!!

Diva: her name says it all.

Harley: the 4 year old “alpha boy” weighing in at 22 pounds

^ Trouble: a loverboy and the youngest of the bunch –only a year old and 22.5 pounds of cuteness!!! 

^ Touble entertains us with his MAD jumping SKILLS…jealous???    🙂

^ Harley wanted in on the action, too, (they’re after some feather contraption on a stick with fishing line)

^ and then he didn’t want to give it up.  This picture makes me LAUGH.  That look in his eye is priceless.  😀

C–I had SO much fun with you and these great animals of yours.  Thanks for believing in me — {mwah}!!!

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