I wasn't planning on posting this week since we have some family staying with us and a few activities planned for the holidays, but I was going through some pictures on my phone this morning and decided to share a few funny tidbits from the week with you.
Happy Fourth of July....here's an awkward post about two pudgy cats and a Rat Terrier.
My gift to you.
So, remember Ellie, my mom's really old and really precious rat dog? The one who just wants to sit with her head on your leg and stare at you?
Well, she's back.
My mom went to D.C. for a friend's wedding, and Ellie got stuck snoozing on my sofa for a week.
She's clearly having the time of her life.
She's gotten two baths (which she seems to love), and spends 92% of the day snoring,
so I'm hoping she leaves a good Trip Advisor review.
You just never know.
Meanwhile, Tootie and Cheese have been performing reenactments of Mean Girl.
And I've captured a few moments of Cheese perfecting her intimidation tactics.
Tootie tends to relax and has even gone so far as to cuddle with Ellie,
but Cheese is NOT having it.
Every so often Cheese forgets that she's a terminator, and gets distracted by sunbathing. And then Ellie gets hours of glorious relaxation.
This happens like 10 times a day, so don't cry too much for Ellie.
So, basically, Ellie has spent her week following me everywhere I go, and camouflaging herself in the couch-pit.
She'll also sit and watch me do projects for hours...and you won't even know she's there. She just loves to watch.
It's a totally new and exciting pet phenomenon that I've never experienced.
Cheese and Tootie want to crawl and paw on all the things.
So, while I have to put the cats downstairs when we work on stuff, Ellie gets to stay and hang out.
She seemed to enjoy watching Jesse work on the doorway trim yesterday, and just kinda sat on the couch the entire time, snoring, sighing, and occasionally grunting.
So, anyway, it's been a funny little week. I've been working on a few little projects. I'm still working on painting and installing all of the new trim, and I even started on a new furniture project. And since my in-laws (who are just the sweetest people you will ever meet...the kind of people who bring joy everywhere they go) came to stay with us for a bit, I spent a couple days earlier this week cleaning out the guest bedroom. It's been used as my hoard-zone since February, and you could barely even fit your foot in the room. So, I went through about 15 boxes and whittled it down to just a bed and a few little items that I might want to use later (for now all stuffed in the closet, which has no doors), so oddly enough this feels like quite the accomplishment.
So, maybe now that I've gotten the ball rolling, I can finish this room and show you something a little more exciting.
Other than that, I plan to enjoy the weekend at the lake, hopefully spending a little time on our very old but very cherished 1990's boat.
We've been fixing up and restoring old boats for years, kinda like Jesse's version of what I do with thrift store dressers. So, sometimes we get to really enjoy a boat, and sometimes it sits in the garage broken and I stare at it longingly. :)
And maybe, if the mood strikes, I can convince myself to get tossed around on a tube again.
I'm in the center, below. That's NOT me on the tube in the above picture. That's a dude.
So, that's all for today, ya'll.
I hope you have a really, really great weekend, and thanks for letting me talk about animals and share a piece of my little world. I love ya for it.
I'll leave you with this picture of Ellie.
I feel like this one really captures her essence.
'Til next time!