Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Angus vs. The Stapler

Angus has been so perfect since we adopted him almost 3 months ago.  He is just this lovely, well-mannered, beautiful dog who does absolutely nothing wrong.  Which is a little sad, because we like to laugh when things go wrong.  But he's sweet and sleepy and we are just in love with him.

Many people ask about the slobber factor in Great Danes, to which I normally reply that they aren't so bad.  They do tend to create their own weather patterns over the water bowl, but other than that, they tend to keep the drool to a bare minimum.  Angus, however, defies all of our previous experience in this area.  We now have weird crusty slobber marks on the ceiling.  We have 20 foot ceilings.  That stuff is not coming down.  It's on the television, on doors, on the refrigerator, on the walls, on the cats.  Last night Angus shook his head and fifteen feet away the product of that shake landed squarely on Uma's head. 

For the first couple of months it seemed that Angus was not interested in chewing on anything other than his own food.  Therefore, I was surprised the other day when I was working up in the studio and looked down to see him trying to eat my stapler.  Let me tell you, it was moist.  There was a definite end result in his mind.  I do not know what it was.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

We Are Still Working Over Here

Hi there.  It seems that when someone starts a blog, there are certain expectations that are created regarding the frequency and quality of postings.  After a long hiatus, complete with verbal lashings from a few and a swift kick in the shin from one, I am going to try to meet these expectations, if only to avoid the stress that comes with such lashings.  Thank you for continuing to read and for what seems to be eternal optimism from some of you that I will post something new.  I assure you, things are indeed being eaten.  For now, however, a quick post (this is for you, T).

In chronological order:

1.  We adopted two cats, Eli and Uma.  Eli is crazy.  Uma is lovely.

Eli, no shrinking violet.

Lovely Uma

2.  We adopted a 3-year-old Great Dane.  We call him Angus.

Angus, Mike & Ivy.  Ivy has only tried to eat him twice.

3.  The emmi website is now fully functional!  You may now purchase collars and leads for your dogs until your fingers bleed!