Friday, January 02, 2009

Licker Sister Christmas

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What gets rolled or dropped in the “play ball” hallway is pretty much what the rest of the house looks like. For safety reasons, you must walk through the house with one eye on the floor to avoid tripping and falling until I make a grand sweep of toys every other day. Bostons are all about toys.

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Oh, they were very good dogs and Santa treated them well.

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Bella nibbled the Santa hat off this plush toy in five minutes flat. She prefers soft, squeaky toys.

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Chloe, c-c-cm’ere, it queeks!

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Quiet, Bella. I’m busy. If Santa wants to give me toys suitable for a Yorkie, I need to destroy them.

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Watch this, Bella. Hold and press on the stupid toy with your front feet and rip it apart with your front teeth. Don’t give up.

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There. I mutilated it. One less stupid toy from Santa.

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Don’t holler, Mommy.
It don’t queek no m-m-more and I didn’t do it.

34 comments:

Q said...

Dear Mary,
The girls do look as if they enjoyed their toys...
Hope you enjoyed your Winter break.
Happy 2009!
I think it will be a very good year indeed.
Sherry

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Mary, Your babies do love their 'toys' don't they????? ha ha....Was Bella happy that Chloe made him 'not queek' anymore??????

What a cute post. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Dog_geek said...

LOL! That looks remarkably similar to my house. We refer to all the balls, bones, and dog toys scattered about as "burglar traps".

Kallen305 said...

HA! I love the photos. The last one is classic.

I spoil my furbabies at Christmas too. Now that the kids are older they are not as fun to buy for as my pets. ;o)

Wren said...

And a good time was had by all. Those two seem to celebrate in a typical doggie fashion based on my limited experience of my brother's dogs.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Happy New Year, Mary!

What is it with dogs and their toys? Lilly isn't happy unless she has all of her toys out. Her favorite place to play with them is on the landing. So there are usually toys on the stairs. We have to walk very carefully too.

Mary C said...

Thanks, Mary, for the Licker Sisters fix! I'm glad to see they had a fun Christmas. And I hope you enjoyed your break.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Those lucky Licker Sisters.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, Mary. It's been too long since we had a Licker Sister fix. How nice that they have a playroom all their own...all over the house!

I have a friend who actually trained her dog to pick up all the toys and put them back in the toy box. I tried, but the girls thought I was punishing them, so I pick up everything myself.

possumlady said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Mary!!

That looks like my house but instead I have every kind of little ball with bells inside for the cats along with feather boas on a stick for chasing. I need to remember to pick up all the toys with bells in them or I'd be awakened many times during the night.

Can you believe it's back to work on Monday??? NOOOOOO. And I have our board coming in on Wednesday for meetings. Double NOOOOOOO.

goooooood girl said...

your blog is so good......

Carol said...

Those licker sisters look like they made out like pet store bandits. All those toys, just for two 'wittle doggies'. Mary, I think they might be spoiled!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Rose said...

Oh, Mary, I am laughing too much to leave a comment here...
Obviously, the Licker Sisters are smarter than Santa:)

Enjoyed your kingfisher photos, too. I would be thrilled to just see one, let alone try to take a picture of one. Maybe next time you should rent a car and wear a disguise so she doesn't recognize you:)

beckie said...

Oh Mary! Such a smile bringer post! I love looking at those sweet faces. Boston's are very exspressive aren't they? Glad they enjoyed Santa.

Susan Gets Native said...

Aw....Santa found your house this year. Good doggies.
That last photo made me "queek" out loud.

Angie said...

ROFL I love the 'girls' play hall!! My boys had one in the house we lived in before this one. :) I'm so glad Santa was good to them!

KGMom said...

Oh bless their little Boston hearts!
Teee heee--love them.

dAwN said...

What cuties...looks like the doggies have a fun time.

T.R. said...

"suitable for a Yorkie" - I just wet my pants. You are the Erma Bombeck of the bird world. A day without Mary is like a day without sunshine.

Cheryl said...

Sooo funny Mary......I love your writings, I can't stop laughing. I have a terrier so understand this post so well.....as I type toys are littered in the sitting room. Nella tries to kill them all......

Just love those licker sisters.......

Kerri said...

The Licker Sisters capture my heart! Cute post!!

Jayne said...

They are such a hoot Mary! I love your captions as I am sure it's exactly what they were thinking. :c)

A New England Life said...

Isn't that the truth! We constantly have toys lying around underfoot. My husband always wants me to throw them away because he says we have too many.

Lily loves the small, soft squeeky toys and she's very gentle with them, until Winston comes along and says, "Let's play tug of war!" Next thing you know guts are flying everywhere!

Your little ladies look like they had a very nice Christmas. Santapaws treated them well : )

Have you seen Marley & Me yet?

Sharon

Pete said...

happy new year to you and the lickers.

the great tit is the same family as your chickadees. they both share the latin name starting with Parus.

our marsh and willow tits look very much like your chickadees

Margaret said...

My living room seems to be toy central.
Love your pictures. Your girls are gorgeous.

jason said...

How fun, Mary! They look like they had a marvelous Christmas.

And that fourth photo... Wow! With the toy so close and Chloe watching intently from beneath... Well, that's a piece of art.

Oh, and I can relate to a house where the floor stays pretty much a dangerous place for walking without watching. My cats make sure the toys are forever changing positions, and I can't tell you how often I trip or stumble (usually right after getting out of bed).

Hope your holidays were delightful!

jane augenstein said...

Too funny Mary! Your girls sure like their toys, the three dummies I have won't play with toys! I have gotten them squeaky toys and they run and hide when they make noise??? I have some weird dogs.
Your dogs are just to darned cute! :-)

Chrisss said...

A very funny post and I loved the pics. Happy New Year.

JeanMac said...

Hilarious - Happy new year, dear friend.

T and S said...

I m not sure who had more fun. Your sweethearts with those toys or you photographing them. Beautiful images to capture it all.

RuthieJ said...

They are so funny. Do they actually ever play with them, or is it all about destruction?
:-D

Naturegirl said...

Mary: Only a pet owner can truly appreciater these photos and prose!
I appreciate them very much!!
Smiles to you and the sisters today! :) NG

Donna said...

Hi Mary,
The Licker Sisters are adorable! How funny. Otis and Riley do the same thing.

Wishing you the best in the new year!

Hugs,
Donna

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.