Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nessie has Buggered Her Eye......Again.

Nessie the Monster, Duchess of Hagg
will be 10 years old on Friday, December 28
She would love to accept your well wishes for her birthday.
You can do so by making a comment on this blog.
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The poor old girl has gone
through so much with her eyes.

Thankfully, she is on the mend.

With all the busy hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season, it's hard to find the much needed rest that my ol'fart body really desires.  It seems that the best part of my day is the part where I'm finally crawling up into my really fluffy, comfy, warm and toasty bed.  Don't get me wrong.  Hard work, dog training and lots of friends to attend to keep me happy, healthy and young --(at heart), at least.  But dragging my tired behind up into that bed at night and snuggling down into my blankie is the 'Ahhh' moment of my day.

So, I know I've mentioned to you before that Nessie has had to endure some eye injuries at the paws of her young Chamberlains.  I mean she's old like me and they play so rough......she's had a time of it keeping them in line.

This is a very blurry photo of Nessie trying to control the very young Lady McKenzie.
McKenzie just wasn't listening to anyone that day and was pushing the limits.  Nessie could see that my husband and I were over our heads, so she fixed the problem.
Thankfully, I have become a stronger pack leader since, but this was one of my big lessons on 'how to'.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Santa Paws is Coming

He sees you when you're sleeping.
He knows when you're awake.
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

You two better straighten up and fly right or Santa Paws won't come.

Malcolm keeps staring at me!  Make him leave me alone!
I didn't do a thing to deserve this treatment.

I see what you're doing McKenzie.....  She's just tryin' to get me in trouble again!  She always does that!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with much Joy, Peace and Happiness

House of Hagg

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Book Give Away!

Random House
has graciously given me 4 books to give away to my readers.
I was supposed to read and 'review' them for you, but I've found
that I don't have that much time what with the
holiday season and building a new house and
keeping 3 active Boxer Dogs happy.

So here's what I'm prepared to do.  I will give a synopsis out of each book to you now.  (I have 2 copies each of 2 books)  For the first 4 people who become a member of this blog and who put me in their circles on G+(If you are ON G+) and who use the contact page to leave me their name, full address including zip and book preference, I will send you a book.  I do not guarantee you will get the book for Christmas, although I'll try.  I also do not guarantee which book you'll get even though you leave me a preference.  (Also, I will use a major carrier to ship it, but if they lose or damage it;  I'm sorry.  There will be nothing I can do at that point)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Is No News Good News?

It's been 9 months since I last wrote about anything that 
Malcolm or any of the dogs have eaten.....

That's enough time to have a baby!
Could the problem be resolved?

Can no news really be good news?  I wonder.

I just realized that I get so caught up in what's going wrong at the House of Hagg that I can't really see what's going right.  And just when I don't think I have anything to report to you, I understand that it's because nothing bad is happening!  Well, paint me white and call me a snowman!  That's a  good thing and cause for a celebration!!!!!!!  So, if you'll excuse me for one second.....


Okay. I'm done.  

Now.  For those of you who are looking for this year's Christmas picture, we are currently working on that.  We have been trying to get just the right atmospheric conditions and the tide has to be just right with the moon.......
Oh.  What the heck!  I can't get them all to sit still for the camera.  But I'm cooking chicken chunks today, so I may get some better luck if not more drool in the picture!  :0)

Malcolm is still working on his fear issues but is progressing with the help of our Therapist.

McKenzie begins a short, 3 week, intro to Freestyle class tonight.  (Doggy Dancing for those not in the 'KNOW'. )

Nessie is getting older and more and more demanding.  I think she is struggling more to see, but still prances like a Duchess on her long walks.

Sometimes I think Malcolm's ACL is better and sometimes, not.  He struggled terribly to get out of his kennel yesterday morning and then got only as far as the hallway and laid back down again.  But he lets me do his physical therapy (leg stretches) without complaint and he took off like a Banshee on the Tow Leash yesterday.  I could barely get the bike slowed down to take the first corner!  And he ran the whole 1 1/2 miles that we went.  (Except for when he did the Horse Impersonation.  He slowed to a walk and started pooping in the street as he walked and then wanted to take off running again.)  :)  Was that too much information?   Yes.  I stopped and picked it up.

Hope your Thanksgiving Holiday was wonderful and you have many great memories and stories to tell!  I do!  Look on my G+ profile to find a video of my brother stitching up the finger of my Sis in law.....he he he   
.....and a great time was had by all!    except for her, I guess......we gave her a shot of tequila, so she should have been alright.   Don't forget to put me in your circles on G+ and make some comments on this blog so I know you're alive!  :0))  

And, click on the Bicycle at the top left corner of the blog to order your Bike Tow Leash!