Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Baby and the Bone

Dear Diary,

The kid aka Short Stuff doesn't say much.  She's fast though.  I have to be on my guard at all times when she's around.

She has this fascination with my ears... probably cause she doesn't have any of her own.

Mom's trying to teach her to be n-i-c-e to big dog.  Mom slides her little hand over my back and says n-i-c-e.  But the minute Mom's back is turned, those little hands dart quickly for the ears and anyone who knows this dog understands that the ears are off limits.  Period.    

I try to keep my distance.  But there are some things that interest me.  Like new toys.  Dirty diapers.  Cereal.  Finger foods.

Mom tries to keep both of us in line...

Short Stuff's trying to teach me how to stand on my back legs. I humor her, and say 'oh yea, that's really cool' when I actually think it's stupid.  She goes nowhere on her back paws legs.  Everyone knows you need all fours to get to where you want to go.

She's not too smart.

"hey big dog, you're ear's inside out. let me fix that for you."

I try to teach her a thing or two.  But she's not an easy learner.  

If I told her once, I've told her a thousand times.  No playing with my slobbery, green bone kid.  Mom will have a fit.

I guess she's tempted though, when I bring it to her and drop it down in front of her.

The nag Mom yells at me.  GRACIE! DON'T GIVE THE BABY DIRTY TOYS!

She must mean dirty cookies too.

Because when I tried to pawn off an old buried cookie...

I got to hear her famous speech:

"Gracie, what is your problem!?"  

Hey, the kid was hungry.  

And I'm all about making friends with this
 future Nilla Wafer carrier/sharer.  Gracie.

"stay away from the ears kid.  ya hear?"


  1. The expressions on both their faces are priceless! To answer your question: Samson has had attitude from day one, so I don't think he learned it from Gracie. But maybe that's why they fell in love. Two of a kind. Oh how I would love to see them together.

  2. GRACIE, that little one is SMARTER than you think. But you are PRICELESS. LOVE your commentary on sharing the stage with her.

  3. I bet they have their own language:) I would love to know what they are saying! Too cute! Have a blessed day dear Bobbi, HUGS!

  4. Gracie, when will mom understand your generous, unselfish self? You are just trying to SHARE with "short stuff", right? And that "Short stuff" is sooooooooo cute!!!!!! I love the top picture where she is smiling with joy!


  5. Cute, cute photos! What fun they have together.

    Bobbi, thanks for your thoughts and prayers for us.

    Have a good day.

  6. Gracie this is hilarious!!
    Ummm shortie is playing with your ears. Maybe you should ask Mom to put some mousse on them so they will stand straight up!! Just sayin
    hugs Madi your BFFF


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