Friday, October 23, 2009

Let sleeping dogs lie.....




Oh, heavens leave that baby sleeping!!! If you come to my house right now, please do NOT ring the door bell.....she is better off sleeping. In fact, I am thinking about freezing her, or giving her sedatives until she sleeps off about another YEAR of puppiness.......Lucie is at it again. You will likely enjoy the tales of her antics, but living with them---nah...not so much. Remember she is really my son's dog and she is just staying with us until he can move into a house and keep her there. They don't allow dogs in dorm rooms and for GOOD reason. Although, she could really use some education!!!

Yesterday, we found some evidence upstairs that she had been a BAD puppy , so we put her in doggie time out in the backyard. It was a very lovely day anyway; in fact, so much so that I had the kitchen window open.....ok, you know where I am going with this already, don't you....you bloggers are such intelligent folks!

I was sitting in my room with my laptop, enjoying reading my favorite blogs and in runs Lucie. I got up to ask my daughter if she had let Lucie in, and she said no. I then look over at the open window, and CLEARLY Lucie had managed to climb THRU the window. She left muddy paw prints everywhere as evidence!!! I sure wish I had a video of her coming in. Clearly she struggled but was so bound and determined to show me!



So then the other day, I was putting out my fall decor, and I placed on the coffee table a tray of fall treats, like leaves, pumpkins and acorns that a friend had sent me....these acorns look like they came off of a Sequoia tree, (well, if Sequoias had acorns).......they are about four or five inches long--you know lifelike! My husband asked me if those were going to be ok on the coffee table, and I said "should be fine"

......yep, Lucie got one, and come to find out they are really styrfoam acorns, and white inside (and now my collection is four rather than five)....the squirrels around here would be mighty disappointed. Which reminds me that Lucie and Aggie both think they are squirrels as they sure enjoy the pecans off of the pecan trees in the back yard......they must have stomachs of steel.....and good teeth!

To end this saga, just let me tell you one last Lucie antic; hubby goes to mow the grass this morning, and she goes outside and start to wallow in every dirty place she can find, I think

.......so Lucie got a spa treatment......a bath, and such, because she was filthy from head to paw!!!! Lucie, lucie, what will we do with you.

I'll end up this book about Lucie with showing you just a few of the fall things I've put out that she cannot reach!!!



You' can't really see the Harvest sign up in front of the mirror....maybe if you click to enlarge you can.

I want to get a croton to put in this red pot but just put the green plant for now....



This platter is from a special friend I had a Fall Swap with a few years ago....Thanks, Cathy! I still love it!



I'll show you the rest later....until then.....


Lucie says Bye y'all.......

24 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

LOve it all...the fall decor and the Lucie antics! You are a great blogger!

Susan S. said...

What a precious pup Lucie is!!!!! Gotta love her.....and LOVE your fall decorations, too. You are right, a croton would look GOOD in that pot. ;)

April said...

You gotta love Lucie...antics and all! All of your fall deocrations are absolutely GORGEOUS! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

We were keeping my niece's miniature schnauzer one year and she ate a gingerbread house that was on the coffee table. The icing on it was as hard as concrete, but somehow she ate the whole thing!!! Dogs are a lot of company, but they are just like little children sometimes. In to everything!!!! Hope you have a great weekend. Love your fall decor.
Love & blessings from NC!

Twice as Nice said...

We have an Australian Shepherd and she is 7 YEARS but you would swear 7 MONTHS. She is so full of life and you can't NOT give this dog enough attention. She thinks she is a lap dog. Wears ya out.
You Lucie is just so darn cute! I really love animals but the mess and work that goes with them...
Could your son graduate any sooner, perhaps some night course too. HA! Have a great weekend.

Christine said...

I laughed so hard reading through your blog! As I saw the picture of your dog on my side bar my first thought was, "my oh my do I have a lazy Pug in the same position I could lay right next to your dog! You know...at least you can say this is your sons dog! We have no excuse what so ever!...lol

Love, love, Love all your fall decorations...I really need to get busy and get some things out here! if only I could remember which unmarked box in the attic the Fall decorations are in! Might be easier to just come and visit you! =O)

Karen (KayKay) said...

Oh dear. That dog is a mess - but so cute. Love your fall decorations!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, that dog! I can relate to the puppy-ness...we have 5 month old and two yr old Boston terriers and some days I'm about to tear my hair out!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Talk about puppy-de-ja-vou check out the picture in this post

http://rlambright.blogspot.com/2009/08/wordless-wednesdaybuster-101-new.html

blessing
robin

sheila from life @ #17 said...

Lucie loves being with you so much she came through that window!!! you must be a very good puppy Granma :)

Nancy said...

Lucie, Lucie, Lucie! You get Mother of the Year Award!!

Soon I'll tell you the latest Baxter antics. :( Not good. Why do we live with these creatures again?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my Lucie brings back memories that are funny now, but not at all funny at the time. I babysat 3 dogs for my children and what a mess that was. lol Your fall and halloween decorations are just lovely. Such a great job. Thanks so much for stopping by my post and leaving such gracious and sweet comments. You asked about the sofa with just 2 cushions. I really do like it. It seems like no more than 2 people ever sit on the sofa anyway, so at least they have some space to sit in the center of a cushion. If you love the ones you've seen, then I say go for it. I've had this one for about 10 yrs. The only thing that bothers me sometimes are the two back cushions. I have to fluff them if they've had a lot of use or else they get all out of line. I like for it to look like it is straight. Thanks again for the comments and paying me a visit. Hugs, Marty

Lisa said...

Love your Halloween and Lucie is just the cutest thing! I will be amazed if you can let her go when he takes her!
Hugs, Lisa

inspiredcomblogulations said...

How halarious is that, what a handful. I have one that sings the blues and break dances. Your fall decorations are gorgeous and so is that door!
Lee

Happy@Home said...

I can imagine how frustrating Lucie's puppy antics are in real life, but they do make for a funny blog post. I recently had some baseboards replaced that our dog had chewed when she was a puppy. I can't say I miss that stage.

Your fall decor looks lovely.

Basement Bags Girl said...

Your decorations are beautiful! Puppy is precious. Have a great Sunday!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Lucie looks so adorable like that! Puppy's are a handful just like toddlers!

Your decorations look lovely!

Manuela

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl...those puppies can be a hnd full for sure...coming throught the window ha ha!! Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Gosfam said...

Very cute Fall Decor--I love it!! I wanted to check in too about your cookbook holder--did you get it figured out? If not please let me know and I can WORK IT OUT for you!! Very cute dog too :)

Miss Janice said...

Oh, I love all your fall decos!

jenjen said...

Your house is looking very festive Suzanne! And your dog is very smart to figure out how to get in the window. Mine can barely figure out how to use the doggy door - lol.

XOOX
Jen

abeachcottage.com said...

love the house for the season...and love that CUTIE, sigh, wish I had one :-)

sarah

Angie Kerr said...

Lucie is so sweet!! Beautiful decorations!

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Sit A Spell said...

Saw you at Aprils, who had a doggy post, then pop over here to meet Lucie. What a cutie and mess. : ) We lost our Golden this summer and I sure do miss her. We are thinking about a puppy after the move.

Love your Fall decore...it's fun to see what others do especially this yr. Because of the move I didn't pull out very many items for Fall.