Sunday, December 30, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!



We would like to wish all of our pals,dogs,and hammies and all their PL's(pack leaders of course ,but there is only one PL1+2)a wonderfull,happy healthy,joyous New Year and we also wish for whirled peas for all the world,and may the best man/woman win the Presidency(PL2 made us put that in) HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Our Favorite Place in the Winter

Well we finally dragged PL1+2 off of their behinds and made them take us to our FAVORITE place in the whole world the Arboretum.Now we have shown it to you in the summer so here it is in the winter(We can't wait to show in the spring because that is when all the lilacs come out and it is so pretty!!) Archie was in a bit of an artistic mood and wanted to start out by having you listen to the babbling brook. For some reason it is sideways but that's my brother...


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You can see some of the snow we have gotten. A lot has melted but we are supposed to get alot more on Monday!!



This is the trail going up to the woods.......




Here we are deciding which way to go.........




No blog on the Arboretum would be complete without me digging away..........They made me stop because they were afraid something might come out.HAH! As if that would scare me!!!


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It was so pretty and quiet by these trees.......


This was very very weird and creepy. WHAT IS THAT FLASH OF LIGHT COMING DOWN?It wasn't there when we looked in the camera?????????????

You are now entering the twilight zone)
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We thought we should brush up on practicing for the Ididerod incase we ever go to Alaska



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Look at Archie! He is so exhausted he can barely keep his eyes open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And no surprise, this is what he did when we came home!!!!He said he was dreaming of Joey and Tanners sleeping bag!!!!



Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sweet Potatos gone bad

Oh brother,PL2 tried something and we are hoping it is her first and LAST attempt. Butchy and Snickers Mom had a post awhile back with some FABULOUS pictures of food she had made for the holidays INCLUDING sweet potato chews which WE LOVE!!! She posted the recipe and Pl2 was very excited because they are very expensive and we can go through them quite quickly.





So, she went to the super market and bought these........





GENORMOUS sweet potatos...oh yeah this is looking good........





She cut them up and put them in the oven just like Butchys Mom said and after 3 hours they were still alittle soft.PL1 said Maybe they get hard if you leave them out? So she did and they were still soft ....so she put them back in the oven and one of the pieces(unbeknown to her) had jumped ship off the cookie sheet into the oven. Within 10 minutes there was a little smoke from the oven,so off it went. And the results???Guess which is the one she made and which is the original Sam's Yams.......



PLEASE WE BEG YOU.......BUY THEM.....PL2 here,I am going to try again despite what you guys say..This time I will cut them the long way,put the temp a little higher, and perhaps clean the oven befor the next batch)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

PL1's Birthday

So today is PL1's birthday.Every year for the past several years,PL1+2 have been going to the John F. Kennedy Library on PL'1s birthday. They go because they love JFK,and it reminds them of what was, would could have been and unfortunately what is......We decided that we haven't had one of our famous Boston tours in awhile so here we go....
This is the front of the museum designed by I. M. Pei and it overlooks Dorchester Bay.

If you look closely you can see an outline of a boat.It is JFK's sailboat and it is kept right there(in the nice weather) outside facing the ocean



Look closely and you can see the outline of Boston...

They had a lot of new things one of which was this picture of some of the Kennedy's....

Look at this phone!!! Hard to imagine(and remember).......This was Bobby Kennedy's when he was Attorney General....


Jack + Bobby.......

This is a reconstruction of JFK's oval office and that really was his famous rocking chair....

The desk(remember that famous picture of John John playing under the desk??)



They made this hall look just like the White House Hall.......

Jackie's dress(PL2 thinks she must have had a size 2 waist).....
Look at this guest list for a party in which Pablo Casals was going to play...guests included Leonard Bernstein,William Faulkner,Robert Penn Warren,EB White,John Steinbeck EE Cummings,John Dos Passos,Aaron Copland,and many other famous artists and writers and musiscians.You can see all the handwritten comments made by Jack and Jackie. JFK said that this was the greatest assembly of talent in one place since Thomas Jefferson dined alone!!!!!!!!

John Glenn's famous suit worn by the first American to orbit the earth...



A replica of a campaign office.....

No words needed!

Look at this TV camera!!!!!





This is a replica of the Democratic National Convention in L.A. that nominated JFK for President.(PL1+2 were at the Democratic Convention here in Boston in 2004 but that is another story....)

Check this out! These are household items from the 60's(PL2 remembers fighting her sister for use of that hairdryer ALL the time)


A sweet little postcard sent to Caroline.....




Now look closely at this picture...Do you notice what dog is in the left hand side of the picture???!!!!!! A Wire Fox Terrier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A few sage words from the President(from his acceptance speech in the convention..)


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The Museum always ends the same way and leaves PL1+2 very sad ............

Well you must have figured out that we were not at the Museum but we stayed home and did some reading........




So PL1+2 are regenerated with values to carry them through one more year,they went on and had a fabulous steak supper,and we would like to wish all of friends and their families a very Merry Christmas !!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It Came!!!!




We would like to thank all our friends for your kind words,they have meant a lot to us and to to Carters Mom.Well we went to the mail today and guess what was there.....OUR CALENDAR!!(the one PL2 didn't know she could submit a picture to.......)Well on every page there is a picture of our friends!!! FABULOUS!! And then as we were admiring the photos and we were dictating what to type to PL2 she noticed tha we were no longer looking at the pictures and that she was hearing some noises which do NOT come from the likes of us! Then she looked to the right and saw this.............



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Now where I am on a search and find mission(it came out a little dark...) is EXACTLY where PL2 heard noises that were NOT coming from us. Well she put 2+2 together and came up with MICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOA!!! COULD WE ASK FOR ANY OTHER KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!!! The weather had been awfull and very icy and we really can't do a lot except chase each other around the house 12,00 times, beg for cookies,how many sweet potato chews can you eat, and how much of Oprah can you watch??? BUT THIS??? ENDLESS entertainment!! And if PL1+2 had been interested in repainting the wall,well ask no more!!! Agatha here at your service!! Two jobs for the price of one!!Since my time spent at the wall we haven't heard any more noises. I told PL2 we won't have to go to Earthdog trials this summer becaseu WE CAN HAVE THEM RIGHT IN THE HOUSE!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A Sad week for us


This is a picture of us and our "foster " mother Carter.Miss Carter passed away this week and we have been too sad to even talk about it. Some of our WFT friends know this story because PL2 shared it with them on their WFT email site and we would like to share it with all of you. We are going to let PL2 write because we are a little too sad to even type.



When A+A were wee little pups of 4 months PL1's Mother passed away and we needed to place them somewhere because we had alot of things to do,but we didn't know where to put 2, 4 month old puppies! Our dear friend who is a Holistic Vet(and owner of Carter) said she would be glad to take them in her house, but she wanted to see how Carter would do meeting them because she didn't take to many dogs.It was love at first sight and A+A became the puppies she never had but always wanted .The only dog we ever met who could control these two was Carter and we quickly named her their foster mother!! You can even see it in this picture!! Archie is looking ot her to see what he should be doing...Agatha is ,well being her independent little self!!)Our friend called us last week to let us know that Carter was doing very poorly.She had developed kidney failure and was becoming very ill very quickly.She asked if I could bring A+A over one more time for the 3 of them to say their goodybyes to each other.When I arrived at the house Carter was in the bedroom and A+A hadn't yet seen her. They were being their playful selves and investigating everything. When Carter was brought out to see them, in an instant they both stopped,and sat down one on each side of Carter and became very still and quite.Archie inched over to her and very very gently nuzzled her on each side of her head and then lay his head on her shoulder.I truly have never seen anything like this,because they truly knew and were saying their goodbyes.Miss Mary Ellen Carter lost her battle and she was only 6 years old and I learned a very valuable lesson. Dogs are the smartest most wonderfull things in the world,and I could only wish that humans were as wonderful as they are. They are my best friends and I love them to pieces( although they do have their nudnik moments!!) So go and give all your pups an extra big hug and smooch from me, we always think we have all the time in the world...... and raise a toast to Miss Mary Ellen Carter and to all of our most wonderful best friends...Diana AKA PL2

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ready for the Ice Skating party!


We are READY to party!! I have on my stylish russian hat that I bought at Macy's when I was at Asta's party and Archie has his snow man hat on(who knows WHERE he got that) He also brought his Bruins super slick hockey skates and his Heineken snow board. I bought my olympic pink skates and a snow blower in case any of our friends from warm places need a little path(because they are not used to bouncing up and down to clear a path for yourself) PL2 wished the picture came out a little bigger but she said she is not quite savvy at this yet(I'll say) We are off! (Arch is a little nervous about snow boarding off the plane but I told him he can go off with Lacie and then he perked up)Ruby you had better ring the bell when you are here because it is wicked snowing here and we want to stay dry for the plane)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tally Ho!!!!!!!

We had to go to our backyard and check out the snow again.......As you can see it was a little deeper today than I remembered..........


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Archie also remembered this GREAT game we played last year called snort in the snow and then lets go crazy................



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Another thing we had forgotten as this is only the second year we have ever seen snow ,is how tired you get playing in it..........









Archie is getting REALLY worried because he has heard that we are getting another storm this weekend and it could be as much as 2 FEET of snow.He is worried that he will get buried but his biggest fear is how will he be able to go to the bathroom(it's not easy being his sister)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Poor Archie

Well,Archie woke up with an ENORMOUS round area on the side of his back that was all red and the hair was gone(PL2 here, it wasn't ENORMOUS but big enough to be worrisome)PL1+2 had noticed a little area that was missing some hair but thought that it was from their grooming techniques( Show groomers they are not) and now it was big and red So they took him to the Holistic Vet today because they thought their other Vet(yep we have 2,one holistic and one not, don't ask)would want to try cortisone cream and they wanted to hold off on that if possible.So I went for moral support(unlike my dear brother WHO DID NOT COME when I had to go with my Pee issues which are all cleared up now thank you)Well she thought that Arch may have gotten bitten by something and now was having a reaction .Man this kid has major issues with bugs. Once he had fleas and was allergic to them!!( I didn't get one flea)Anyway so he has to have this stuff put on it and take this other stuff by mouth and PL2 felt wicked sorry for him because he is the wussier of both of us .And of course our pals at The Pet Cabaret had the stuff that we needed to put on him.
(Lisa and Lisa from the Pet Cabaret also told us that they are going to soon have a web site where you can ORDER STUFF ON LINE!! How cool! So all you guys can get stuff from there too!!!!) When PL1 heard that PL2 was going there he said,oh boy this ought to be good.......You always spend tons there(WELL WHAT DOES HE THINK?????)And then he showed PL2 the oil bill we got today and said that was it, the heat was going off and then he was mumbling about the price of oil and something about George Bush and a lot of swears that we can't repeat....So,,,, Arch and I decided that we would have to wear our scarves INDOORS.


We won these scarves as a prize for 2cd place in a photo contest from the WFT email list for this picture........entitled


.....Where did you put that provolone??

Anyway here's the loot( I went without Arch because he was really tired from going to the Vet so I chose all this stuff.........(and the girls had ALOT of new stuff so PL2 WENT NUTS!!!!!!!
One funny thing about Holistic Vets.Sometimes you can't understand really what they are talking about and the one Arch saw was covering for our regular Vet. She examined his head and said she thought(or this is what PL1+2 heard)that his head was weak ...(HAH!! You didn't need to go to the Vet to know that!!!!) First PL2 thought she said his head was melting(his brain more likely) but she KNEW it couldn't of have been that) so she bought LOTS of chew things(that I picked) to strengthen his head( it''ll take more than this but...)

These chewies are made from fish and are good for joints(if you have arthritis) and good for your breath( what fish breath is good???)





Look at these fabulous cookies.....


Another chewie thing made from carrots and parsley.....


A chewie toy that smells minty and is good for your breathe( wait a minute...)




Treats that taste like chicken pot pie OMG!!!.....



Of course our favorite,sweet potato chews........


Chicken and raw hide chewies.....



What the heck? How did that get in there????????(I will tell you if this works...is supposed to be calming for those terrier times........)




Well I do have to say she did spend a bit and now she is mumbling about flipping cold she is and she can't feel her fingers because the heat is down and now she will have to work a million hours a week because oil is so expensive and she is saying a lot of swears too......
Yesterday was the last night of Chanukah........Here are all our candles(PL2 just said this is how we are going to have to heat the house now.....)

Here are our presents...A cookbook on how to make us treats(because a girl really can never have too many treats..Check out the dogs on the cover)

A lovely calendar.......

This is a toy PL2 noticed all the kids at the show had in the ring so she got us each one.....
This is( I mean was) a toy that Archie said PL2 must have bought defective..tee hee
Well I have to go and make sure Archies head isn't melting..............(oh boy I am rolling over this one.............!!!!!!!!!!!!)