Saturday, May 30, 2009


I have random thoughts running through my head so I'll just list them out for you. I'm sure you'd love to hear them.

The dog across the street has been barking for the last 3 hours. I want to put a muzzle on it.

The dog laying on my couch has been asleep since is now 10:19

We had a picnic today and I definitely got burnt.

Have you ever read the directions for Aloe? "Apply generously and freely to all areas." Now that is a direction I can handle.

I am currently watching a very sucky Mummy III, The something or other of the Dragon King. It sucks.

The first Mummy movies is one of my favorite movies.

I watched New in Town a few days ago. It is set in Minnisota. It was like watching Grandma on tv. They sure do have their own way of speaking, don't ya know.

I have put on 3 layers of aloe.

I'm trying a new church tomorrow.

The lady in this movie has a horrible fake british accent. Horrible, awful, and terrible. It's driving me nuts.

I'm craving ice cream and a pepsi - and I have neither.

I'm officially taking out this movie and putting in the original Mummy movie. Oh - the characters have just been I didn't see that coming.

My dog just got up - oh wait - she was just readjusting.

My toes are cold.

I love the 1930's style of clothing...but the hair sucks.

I have spent way too much money at Redbox in the past week.

I should just go to bed.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pee Face

Charlie has earned herself a new nickname. Pee Face. It's exactly as it sounds. I went to the dog park last night with another teacher from my school. The dog park is absolutely amazing and I love going there. Who knows - maybe I'll go there every night.

It's very relaxing. All I need to do is keep an eye on her every once in a while to make sure I pick up any poop she leaves behind. But other than that - she can roam and run and play.

Since my friend's dog is over 30 lbs we went into the bigger dog area. Charlie was doing a good job of holding her own. She chased around this huge lab for about 5 minutes because she wanted the toy - needless to say, she never got it.

But now let me explain her new nick name. A large dog came sniffing around us to say hello. He wondered over a few feet and Charlie followed him. He found the perfect spot to pee and lifted his leg. Apparently Charlie thought this was the opportune moment to greet this large dog.

He peed right on her face. Literally, right on her nose. It was histerical. She came back over to me all embarrassed. It was her own fault. He was going to pee and she stuck her face right up in there to sniff. Then she wouldn't let me wipe it off. Gross.

Other than that and a minor incident with an 80 lb puppy - she did pretty well in the big dog area. And she got a lot of running in too.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Melissa's Visit

Melissa came to visit last weekend and we had a blast. So I made sure to prep my camera for any photo ops - and of course all the pictures I ended up with are of Charlie. She's so darn cute that it's hard to resist. Plus, she has just been groomed and she looks awesome.

In fact, she lost 3 lbs. I think that was all the hair. I took her to the vet before she was groomed and she weighed 19.9 lbs. We went last night and she only weighed 17.5 lbs. Way to go Charlie. But she does hate the vet. As soon as I shut the door to the room she peed on the floor. And then when the doctor came in she wouldn't even go near her. I don't know how I'm ever going to take my kid to the doctor - it's hard enough taking Charlie.

I'm getting off track. Charlie has been spending a lot of time on the balcony. She loves to watch the other dogs and the kids play around outside. Sometimes she even takes her toys out there - and then she drops them off the edge. I found one down there the other day that I didn't even know she dropped.


Melissa went to rescue it for her. Good thing Charlie has nice friends.


We played Wii Fit when Mel was here. Charlie parked her little behind right next to the board the whole time. It makes it a little hard to play some of the games when you might step on her. Wow - my feet look really weird in this picture. You can also see the stain on my carpet (no that is not from Charlie).


And this one is just cute. Her hair is always so light after getting groomed. Most of the black is gone.


She sat like this for probably 20 minutes. I found her out on the balcony staring at a squirrel. It's hard to see...look right over the top of her head. It's sitting on the brick wall.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Ugly Duckling

Ok, I give up. I tried to upload the video for an hour and it didn't work. Now I'm trying to use youtube to upload it.

I was watching the old disney cartoon and writing out a lesson to use it for my kindergarteners when I realized that Charlie was watching as well. Momma Duck and Daddy Duck soon realize that the little white guy looked a little different. They start having a very animated discussion (no pun intended, maybe). Charlie was intrigued by their argument.

The loud music you hear at the end is when Momma Duck slaps Daddy Duck - I have a feeling he made a pretty rude comment about why that little duck is white.

I had a hard time holding in my laughter. I had to play this section of the movie 3 times to get the video and she did it every time! Oh boy, I need to go to bed - the things that make me laugh these days are getting sillier and sillier

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Charlie

Today Charlie is one year old. Today I forgot her birthday. Oops. I had it written on the calendar, but just completely forgot. Mom had to remind me. Charlie pretty much missed her birthday though. She slept all day. She slept on the couch, on the floor, on the balcony, and by my chair. Now she's asleep on my bed.

In honor of the little punks birthday I thought I'd show you the many faces of Charlie.

I originally had written "Feed me" for this picture but I think this one would be more appropriate: "Give me all your food!"


"Play with me!"


"Leave me alone."


"Give me my cone back."


"I'm so tired but I want to play with my cone."


"Don't leave me."


"I'm pooped."


Happy Birthday Charlie.