Monday, July 26, 2010

Mopey Monday

Phew.  Things have been crazy around here.  Lots of things going on, lots more upcoming in the next few weeks.   Been keeping Brutus and Carmen busy with trials & training, crazy heat & humidity going on outside, and there are all kinds of family events on the calendar for the next few weeks (including Paul's youngest sister getting married, and I'm in the wedding).  On top of that I've taken on some more dental responsibilities, working an extra few days a week in an office where I see up to 60 patients a day (yikes!).

With all that on our plates, it's nice to have a day at home to re-cooperate and recharge for the next round.  I've got PLENTY to catch up on, so it's up to the dogs to make sure that the sofa doesn't feel neglected.  Seems like every time I wander through the family room, they've assumed some new arrangement for napping.  They usually start out all separated, as you see here, and everyone has their favorite spot.

Some individual shots of the happy nappers.

Trying to nap here, mom.  Can you knock it off with the flashy thing already?

As time goes on they usually end up clumping together.  Mason is pretty suspicious of Carmen, I think he figures she's just waiting to pounce on him when he's not paying attention.

Hey Mason, you look kinda sad.  Does someone need a hug or a nice puppy kiss??

Come on, I'm really a good snuggler.   I'll just move in slowly...

I most frequently find Brutus and Carmen together, they seem to be perfectly happy to share a blanket or use each other for pillows.

You've heard of pigs in a blanket -  I've got frogs in a blanket! 

Big brothers apparently make great headrests!

After a while there is usually a pile-up.  I think there must be some kind of weird magnetic force that kicks in once they fall asleep. 

Sorry about the lousy quality, had to grab these photos with my iPhone camera before they moved...

... or woke up!

Must be nice to lounge around all day, not a care in the world, except for wondering when dinner is.

Hey, did someone just say "dinner"????

I'm trying to catch up on everyone's blogs, visiting even if I don't have time to comment.  Please bear with us the next few weeks - we are always happy to see how many of you visit us even when we've been slacking!  Tune in next time for results of our return to the rally ring this past weekend - let's just say that Brutus definitely earned his day off today!


Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Just love the pictures of all three napping!

We understand being busy...Mom will be going back to school in a month and we won't have time to blog as much either.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Unknown said...

Very cute pikturs....they all really made me smiles today!

You can rest assured that your sofa is NOT suffering from neglect! BOL!!!


bullie_mama said...! I tink I likes frogs in a blanket much better dan piggies in a blanket! You sure have some cuties there to snuggle & cuddle wif. I'm jealous! I think I need to talk mama into gettin' me a wittle brudder or sister to snuggle wif!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I love these pictures!! And you know I always love to see Mason - I feel like I've just been Labrahugged!!

Wish I lived closer - I love the challenge of 60 patient days - reminds me of the old days when I worked for the Red Cross.

Lynn and the Scotties

Sam said...

The picture of Carmen and Brutus in the blanket together is just darling!

I know what you mean about being busy - it's the summer, yet I feel like I haven't slowed down at all!

Hope you catch a break soon!

verobirdie said...

The pictures of these three darlings are so cute! Give them snuggles on my behalf, please.

Moose said...

OMD why must puppies be so freaking cute when they sleep? You 'old' guys are adorable too. Mason's look while he is getting the puppy stare down is hilarious!
Glad you all got some rest! we are crazy busy too.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

They all looks so comfy nappin' togethers, I wish I had a pack to do that withs. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

OH MY DOG those are some comfy dogs you have there!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

FROGS... That is a Frenchy Joke!!hehehee
Sure is a lot of resting going on there.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! CUTE Napping Photos ... Doing lots of napping today ... while my peeps are working. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in Alaska said...

I love the pile up photo :)

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Lorenza said...

Sure is pawesome to see them there in the couch. And at the end all of them in a pile!
Sounds like very busy times for you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

houndstooth said...

Those pictures are just so darned precious! How you can resist crawling up there on the couch and joining them is beyond me!

Anonymous said...

Awww...those are some of the best, Most Cutest and Adorablest pictures I have ever ever seen! I'm glad everybuddy has a cuddle buddy! Cuddling is the bestest!

Wiggles & Wags,

Bijou said...

Now that was a terrific dog pile.
Carmen really knows how to get comfy! BOL


Kitty+Coco said...

I have a velcro-pug sister that I can't shake off either Mason! Seriously, it gets ridiculous.

Your lady Stella is featured in a sexy photo over on our blog. Shhhh, don't tell her I said so, but she was talking about you..
I have gotten wind of you sneaking into the Sunflower Camp in one pic too.

Kitty and Coco

Puglette said...

what cute snugglers! i love mason's smile at you when you woke them up. we have the same kind of mingling at night, it always surprises me to see who is sleeping next to whom. we have agility trials this coming weekend. fingers crossed for some ribbons!

Molly the Airedale said...

You guys are making us sleepy and we just got up! What great pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

60 patients a day - that is incredible - don't know how you do it!

Great nappers, love the snugglers. We aren't big snugglers although Ciara does make a serious effort to get as close as she can to TD.

We are all going to be very busy for the upcoming weeks too - so we fully understand. We are very appreciative of any time you visit with or without a comment.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Awwwww says it all for me :)

Wanting to snuggle up on the couch too,

Nubbin' Tails said...

There is a reason mom says in her next life she's coming back as dog or cat in a house like she treats dogs and cats!

It's a rough life we lead!


Mr. Nubbin'

The Oceanside Animals said...

Froot bat!

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Funny how that dog-gravity thing works - Abby and I seem to end up on top of each other by the end of the night, and yes, we are often using parts of Mom (legs back, head, whatever) as a pillow. Because she's there, ya know!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

PeeEss: Hey Brutus' Mom - my Mom says it sounds like you are working WAY too hard! ;-)