Weekend plans…

Miss Lilly had planned on getting up and getting some stuff done this weekend. When she found out it was only 1 degree out this morning she changed her mind.

Fall fun 🍂🍁

So I decided to take my hubro out to teach him how to play in a leaf pile correctly. He caught on pretty fast! 


However he refused to roll in a few of the leaves that I thought had a very nice aroma, mom was happy about that! 


All in all it was a fun time but this pup was totally expawsted afterwards…..mom managed to entice me inside with the promise of treats!! 

Mom’s side note:( we removed the “stinky” leaves from the area so that no rolling would occur by accident) 

Our Weekend Find

So we had some lovely weather this weekend and the entire family spent a lot of time playing & working outdoors. (this means mom & dad did a lot of work and baby boys and dogs played!) While we were having one of our outdoor adventures Miss Lilly spotted this strange creature over by some of our flower pots.

Our Weekend Finds

Our first look at our new friend…

Obviously the rest of the family had to come and take a closer look, this resulted in me telling dad to keep Riley away until we know what it is, both the girls running away everytime it flicked its wings and us trying to get some pictures before it flew away!!

Our Weekend Finds

My first close-up…still couldn’t tell if it was a butterfly or a moth..

I was able to get one more good picture in before all of the commotion scared our friend away…

Our Weekend Finds

Definitely larger than it appeared at first glance!!

The girls diligently tried to find it again by going around and searching all of the flowers around the house (some of them were due for a good trampling anyway!) but to no avail! Our winged friend was gone and we are left with the mystery of trying to find out whether it was a butterfly or a moth. What do you think it was? Any insights would be appreciated!!

Basset Sleeping 101

So this weekend started out as another rainy, stormy one so the girls spent most of their time inside catching up on their sleep. Apparently they need at least 10 hours a night plus several daytime naps in order to stay happy & perky. Now Miss Molly is a straight floor sleeper, doesn’t like furniture or beds to lay on and prefers a nice draft to keep her cool, Miss Lilly is all about comfort and warmth, occasionally they will end up sleeping in sync.

Basset sleeping

Now this is a rare occurrence I’ve only captured on film a few times. I try not to disturb them when they are this in tune for fear of messing it up! Miss Lilly is my favorite sleeping subject though because she has so many different styles and positions but always manages to sleep through them all!!

Basset Sleeping

The ever popular half on- half off the bed..

Basset Sleeping

Next is the contortionist position, good for the back..

Basset Sleeping

Then we have the “Lilly ball” learned from our twitter friend Gracie  Beagle…

Basset Sleeping

Last we have the cocoon for maximum warmth and less disturbances..

So these are just a few of my favorite Basset hound sleeping positions. Do your pets have any strange sleeping habits or positions they like?

 

Selfie Practice

So this weekend we went from 70 degrees and sunny, to rain and 50 degrees and then to sleet,snow, hail and 32 degrees, not a good weekend for outdoor fun! So I decided the girls should get a little practice on taking selfies, and being that they don’t have thumbs I had to help them out a little bit…

 

Selfie practice

How’s this mom..it doesn’t make my nose look big does it?

selfie practice

OK, this is my selfie, can I go back to sleep now?

Miss Lilly got adventurous and took one in the car on the way to pick up dinner…

Selfie Practice

Dad you need better aim, I think you cut off part of my nose!!

So that was our exciting weekend, hope you had a good one!!

Basset cat Agility for Mom

This Sunday was Mother’s day and of course the girls and my son all chipped in to get me some goodies. One was a new purse that of course had a picture of Snoopy on it and the other was a certificate for an hour massage (which will come in handy after the weekend!!) So for something fun, since it was nice out, I decided to take everyone to the dog park and try Miss Lilly’s catlike skills out on the new agility course they constructed. So we packed everyone up and headed out! Once there we wrangled everyone in to the play yard and got started.

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Miss Lilly showing off on her first try!!

I was worried that even though Lilly thinks she is part cat she would be nervous about being so high off of the ground, nope she trotted right up the plank like she had done it all her life!! Once up there she decided it was a nice vantage point to survey the yard and for photo ops!!

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Piece of cake mom…

Next I took her over to the stairs which were of course a breeze for her!! She plodded up and down them quite a few times, pausing for some passersby to marvel at her skills!! Next we headed for the tunnels which were not as easy. my husband had to coax her from the other end and I had to half crawl in the first time so she could see it was safe!!! But she soon got the hang of it and went through on her own. However after two trips through she was ready to go back to the others.

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I better get some good treats for this…

Miss Molly did not try any of the agility course but did lounge in the shade by the drinking bowl/pool watching her sisfur and giving us the “not a chance” looks. My husband spent most of the time trying to keep our 18 month old son occupied so that I could get Miss Lilly pictures, so I may have to share part of my hour massage present with him. Anyhow after a fun filled afternoon proving that Miss Lilly is indeed part cat we packed up and headed home! Hope you all enjoyed the weather and had a great Mother’s Day too!

Laundry Day

So normally on the weekends we pick one morning to catch up on our household chores and cleaning. Now my eighteen month old son loves to help run the vacuum and mop the floors, Molly prefers to just stay out of everyone’s way along with my husband and Miss Lilly loves to help with the laundry.

laundry day

Don’t worry mom I’ll get this one…

She likes to help take the clothes out of the basket and “sort” them while I am gathering them up. Her favorites seem to be her baby brother’s clothes and for some reason my husband’s dirty, stinky socks!! She will literally sort through the entire basket just to grab these items.

Laundry Day

What? They don’t smell that bad & they taste great!!

She also enjoys helping me put the laundry in the washer and taking them out of the dryer. She sticks her head right in so she can properly supervise.

Landry Day

No mom this goes with the darks not the whites…

And of course she pitches right in to grab the warm clothes from the basket and re-fold any that she feels I didn’t do correctly!!

Laundry Day

A Basset’s work is never done!

Does your family all pitch in to help around the house? What are there favorite chores to do? And can someone please explain the love of Bassets & stinky socks!!