Monday, June 09, 2008

Tootley Bugs

I often forget to mention we have a dog. She wasn't a puppy when we got her, so she really doesn't make that much work for us. Unless you count the time she ate the plate of cookies or when the week Ray was in Atlanta she peed on his pillow. And yes, I did toss that in the trash.

The kids love her. I mean really, truly love her. Ashley begs us to let Tootles sleep with her, but Tootles is sort of attached to sleeping in our big bed where she burrows under the covers and keeps me feet warm. We have affectionately started calling her Tootley-Bugs.

And thanks goodness Tootles is a good dog, because the way Audrey is with her sometimes is a little rough. Audrey pretty much gives her hugs that choke her, and tends to hit her instead of petting her.

Tootles has made a home on the back cushion of our chair. It's the only thing I don't like, that darn dog is ruining the cushion.
See the choke-hold Audrey has on her?

But still, Tootles was a great addition to our family. Even if she does pee on Ray's pillow.

16 comments:

Laura said...

What lovely photos of love!

Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Better on Ray's pillow than your sofa though! : ) Good to see Tootles is well!

P.S. Happy first day!

Kellie said...

Our Lab is awesome with Morgan. Thankfully, as she's the same with him as Audrey is with Tootles.

Maybe she peed on Ray's pillow because she was mad that he left.

:)

frannie said...

so sweet! tootles just looks like the most darling little thing!!!

Are you at your new job today????

Rachel said...

It's great that Tootles is so good with the girls!! That is so sweet. Alyssa would love to have a dog, but we don't have the time for a dog right now.

MoziEsmé said...

Hooray for the dog! She looks sweet.

I love how gentle our Rottweiler mix guard dog is with our baby - yet very aggressive with strangers if we're not around. Dogs are cool things!

Daisy said...

Such a sweetie!

That Chick Over There said...

Oh what a sweet dog!

Kelly M said...

oh tootles is so cute! What kind of a dog is that?? Adorable!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Tootles is adorable! And hey - better Ray's pillow than yours, right?

my4kids said...

Madison still has a tendancy to do the choke hold on dogs like that! She sounds like a pretty good dog though.

Moogie said...

He's adorable and so are you children! Better Ray's pillow than yours. :)

common mom said...

Personally - I think every kid should have a dog in the house . . . whether it's theirs to take care of or not. I love watching my kids play with our dog . . . and I love love love that my little Dude wants her to sleep with him every night - which she does. So sweet.

Peeing on the pillow - I'd have to say a "message" was being sent ;-) When Hubby starts packing, Duma lays next to it with her behind facing Hubby - the entire time ;-)

HollowSquirrel said...

great photos of the chokehold (done with much love). Hey, at least it wasn't your pillow!

bichonpawz said...

Very, very cute pictures!!! And yea. I would have tossed the pillow out too!!

SJ said...

The kids really do love Tootles don't they! Love the headlock-grip.

I'm glad that he's made a great addition to the family!