I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I Spy Sunday (#3)

I spy!!!
Whaddaya spy?

Ducks!!! And geese!!!
Lots of them!
And lots of turtles,too!!!
Right in my back yard, in Louisiana!

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Texan Sky

In Wimberly, Texas Stumpy met Sky.

Sky was dumped at the shelter after being used as a puppy mill breeder until she was 7 years old.
She was brought home, as a foster, 5 weeks ago. Her foster mom and dad fell in love and they're now officially foster failures.
Sky has adjusted to the good life (she's a full-timin' road-dawg, too) amazingly quickly and well. Stumpy was the first dog she's met that she showed signs of wanting to play. Although, she was a little shy with people, she warmed up quickly to belly rubs.
Sky even wanted to check out Stumpy's digs.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friends in Truth or Consequences

Stumpy spent six days in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Our first morning, there at the Elephant Butte Campground, we met Lucy. A lovely cracker of a girl with Wheaton terrier and standard poodle parentage.

We met Lucy again at the RV park in Truth or Consequences, proper.
I know Stumpy was surprised when one of her best friends, from dirtville arrived!
Snickers and Stumpy shared and enjoyed many activities, together, over the next few days.
They relaxed with their bones ...
Schmoozed in Snickers' palace, on the couch ...
Talked smack about the neighborhood cats
And enjoyed many walks together, along the Rio Grande.
Poor Stumpy. She was not allowed to swim. It was just a little too cold for her chihuahua-self and I didn't want wet dog on my bed.
Stumpy has directed me to drive her to a river front property in Texas, next.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I Spy Sunday (#2)

I spy!

Whaddaya spy?

DEER! Lots of them!
There were bucks,
and does with fawns
The campground owner fed them twice a day and their visits provided Stumpy with hours of stimulation.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


We're leaving this beautiful river?
And driving how many miles?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Stumpy gets around

She's been casino camping, in Tucson
There were interesting walks, though.
Camped on the shore of the Rio Grande River, in New Mexico
The Rio Grande wasn't so grand at this place. The locals advised Stumpy not swim, here.
We met Snickers, again, in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Stumpy would like to move in to Snickers' palatial 5th wheel (there are couches to schmooze on)
and people that spoil her rotten (more rotten)
We enjoyed walks on the Rio Grande at least once a day
Where to next, Stumpy?
Maybe you'd like to stay with Snickers and hang out on that comfy couch

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

So many laps, so little time

As a founding member of the Dome Rock Pack,Stumpy had many responsibilities at the RTR. The one that kept her busiest was the never ending Lap Tests.


Johnny scored a five out of five kitties for being the most accommodating.

This vote was unanimously agreed upon, by the entire pack.

Of course, a lap and a smile is a wonderful thing. Bryce scored extra points for his smile.

Kat's Lap scored very high in all categories!

Bryce's lap was rechecked, frequently.

Tish's lap passed muster. 

Stumpy was extra squirmy while checking Brian's lap. In the end, Brian passed, too.


 Mike's lap was a little on the bony side
But, with some adjustments, he passed with flying colors!
 Fenway was there to learn the finer points of the Lap Test.
Jenn must have a great lap because Stumpy kept going back for more.
Joanne, a lap Stumpy knows well, passed without a problem!
Stumpy bestows kisses and bonus points on those really nice laps! Meaning the ones that belong to humans who let her get away with everything. 
Not mentioning any names, but...
Stumpy found Linda's lap especially comfortable, at the fire
Stumpy wasn't the only dog testing laps.
Tony is an expert, when it comes to finding a good lap
Stella is also an accomplished lap tester 

Fenway doesn't have any mad lap testing skillz, but he does know how to suck up!
Because his boy always made sure Fenway knew he was lovable.
That's MY boy!!!
Love and miss you, Will! (you, too, Fenway!)