It Rained & Other Good Stuff

August 15, 2010

It doesn’t take much to make us desert dwellers happy.  I spent the morning with a couple of 15-year old boys cleaning up weeds and leaves in the front yard.  They filled the big can — took them 3-1/2 hours.  A former relative said when you have one boy, it’s a boy; when you have two boys it’s half a boy — yep, that’s about right.  They did a good job overall — just a little slower than I would have expected.  Perhaps minimum wage equals minimum effort?  Meanwhile I was inside, vacuuming, steam mopping. dusting.  The white tile looks so nice when it’s clean.  The buyers could come look at the house and I wouldn’t be too embarrassed — or maybe not . . .

. . . because then it rained.  The rain isn’t a problem, it’s the thunder.  As soon as there is a big clap. the four idjit dogs race out the dog door to chase the thunder away.  They then return and leave cardi mud prints all over the floor.  Sigh!

Leidy seems to have started her season today –just  a little bloody show.  Chase is overjoyed so we have had a couple of marking incidents in the house.  Did I tell you I steam mopped the floor?  Yeh — I mentioned that.  Darned dogs.

Holmes is leaving Friday to visit with Wendy for ten days — half of which time will be spent in Topeka.  So, it looks like he will be gone when Leidy hits the zenith of her season.  Thank doG!  Life will be much easier if he is not here explaining to his dad why Leidy belongs to him.  That announcement by the baby would result in a serious lesson from Chase.  Tentative litter due date:  after October 25th.

I LOVE puppies and can barely wait.  We’ll have brindles and probably some reds — maybe tris.  Go Chase and Leidy!


  1. C-Myste says:

    I’m crossing all of my fingers and toes!

    For everything. House, puppies, . . .

  2. Le'o says:

    Halloweener puppies!! Yay!! A pumpkin red please.

  3. Kim says:

    Oh my yes, it is almost a guarantee that it will rain the day I mop.

    Best of luck with the upcoming breeding!

  4. Soooo excited, esp since Grandma Quizzy was the reason I actually decided Cardis were ‘my breed’, since she was the first I got to really spend time with. Sitting in an x-pen a few days after my Cocker Robbie passed at Rose City classic sold me on what I already knew… Cardis are THE breed for me!

    Good luck, and WHEE! BABIES! I can’t wait!

  5. Amy says:

    Yeah, good luck! I am thinking good thoughts for your breeding. Really puts a damper on cleaning when you know the dogs are going to be destroying it!:-))

  6. Jenn says:

    Puppies . . . puppies . . PUPPIES!!!!! GO, LEIDY AND CHASE! Yep, we’re excited here. Missing the Leidy-Lou, too, so it’s good to hear she’s keeping to the schedule. Fingers are crossed, toes are crossed, hmmm, can’t think of anything else to cross. Sorry about the footprints – it’s tough to keep them out of the puddles, especially those Oregon dogs – I think they got rained on too much as youngsters! 😉