Sunday, December 30, 2012

The bassets

Just when we were busy cleaning up the house after the spaniels.... not really... the bassets came to stay. Just for a few days and they are related so I know they will eventually find their way home.  Oscar is not as taken with them as he was the previous guests, so there is a lot of door closing going on. The bassets are great taste testers though, not like a hound is going to turn down food, but they do seem rather partial to cinnamon snaps!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Spaniel update

I remember a few months ago when I was excited that the Spaniels were only going to be with us a few weeks.  That time came and went, the Spaniels went their merry way and all was well.  Then...a couple of months later, as in May, they returned and have been with us ever since.  From the beginning of their second stay with us, we threw all three of them together and pretty much forced them to like each other.  Was really very easy, we should have done it before but who knew, they were supposed to be out of here.

Oscar, Max and Mia have become fairly close, as in they tolerate each other and like to steal each others beds.  There is still a little squabble ever so often but not enough to even bother with wandering into the other room to see whats up.  I must say that even though the Spaniels started off rather thin, they are now a bit hefty.  Dave doesn't think so but it is kind of apparent to most others.  I received word that they may actually be leaving for good this time.  Maybe on the 20th of this month.  I certainly will not be surprised if we have to hang up two extra stockings this year, but you never know.  It pains me to no end to say that I just might miss their annoying little faces. I think Oscar will too, even though he would never admit it.  I know he will miss their bed! Only time will tell if they will be ringing in the New Year with us or not.