Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ferdinand and Roxy try to get out of trouble

Life with Ferdinand and Roxy has been a crazy roller coaster.  We have been coming home to destruction.  The things that are being destroyed are things that are put up and away.  So, we figure Roxy is freaking out that we have left and she is climbing up on the counters, kitchen table, and in the windows and taking everything down to Ferd's level.

We've now had mail destroyed, magnets from the fridge, bags of buns (that were in the bread box), 3 picture frames, candles, pill bottles and 3 pairs of sunglasses (that were in my purse, hung up and put away).  It's not like we leave things out, someone has to be searching for something to destroy.

If it wasn't for Roxy being tall and agile, Ferdinand wouldn't get into half the trouble that he gets into.  

When I get pissed, and yell at the dogs, Roxy normally curls up on the couch and goes immediately to sleep.  On this particular day, Ferdinand and Roxy had destroyed a ton of stuff, including a citronella candle.  Needless to say, I lost it.  After spending time cleaning up the huge mess, this is what I came out to.

Apparently, Ferdinand is playing the role of the protective big brother.

No matter how much trouble they get themselves into, and how mad we get, at bedtime, it's a whole different story.

No wonder our chests hurt in the morning.  We have a 55 pound dog laying on us all night. 

Even if we go to bed mad at the pups, it's super hard to stay mad at them in the morning when they greet us and each other like this:

Those eyes just make me melt.

Seriously, how am I supposed to be mad at a face that looks like that?

As gross as this is, it's kind of cute.

When they aren't being destructive or getting into trouble,  they are being cute.

How would you like to be greeted by these two faces every single day?

Ferdinand and Roxy love the summer weather.  They love being outside and they love just laying in the sun.

My little sun babies

They love going on big walks and being outside with their buddy, Chloe.

They love to battle, as most siblings do.  They don't care what time it is, they love having massive battles.  Normally, before bed, the dogs battle hardcore.  Here are some of their battles.

They start outside...

This is where it always ends.

As much as they love battling, they love when people come to visit.

When we were out celebrating Derek's Dad's birthday, Adam came over.  Luckily, he had a key to get in and let the dogs out.  He said he had to chase Roxy around before she'd let him leash her up and take her out.  Once we got home, she was in love with him.

You can only see Roxy's eye, but she wanted to be right there with Adam...and of course, so did Ferdinand.

As much as they love Adam, they love sitting with their Daddy even more.

There is nothing like the love of your pets.

Do you think Ferdinand and Roxy will love you as much as they love Adam and Derek?  Come over and find out!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ferdinand and Roxy are on Fiverr!

For fun, Ferdinand and Roxy will help you make your decision.
Check out this site.

Don't they both look thrilled about it?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What Was Ferd Up To Last Month?

Today, it came to my attention that it's been almost a full month since my last post.  

There hasn't been a whole lot going on for us, so I'm just gonna post the pictures I've collected over the last month.  


We went to visit my parents and Ferdinand and Roxy enjoy themselves every time they go there.

Ferdinand and Roxy were battling over a stick.  Lily was less than interested

Roxy and Lily gang up on Ferdinand while playing

Ferdinand loves when his Aunt Gabby comes over.

Here are some pictures of Ferdinand and Roxy being sleepy.

Ferdinand is relaxing with his main dad

Roxy loves hiding her face

Ferdinand loves Roxy so much that he sleeps right on top of her, while they both lay in my lap

Mr. Wrinkles

When Ferd is snoring really loud, his tongue sticks out

This is what happens when Derek goes to bed before me.  The dogs curl up with their Daddy

This is what happens when I go to bed before Derek and Roxy.  I'm a heavy sleeper...I had no idea.  Guess he loves his Mommy.

Our neighbors Matt and Jen got a puppy not too long ago.  Her name is Chloe and she is a Goldendoodle.  Both Roxy and Ferd love her and their goal is to wait for her to come outside so that they can go out and play with her.  

Generally, Roxy and Chloe play, while Ferd just hangs out with his buddy, Matt.

This was the first day that Roxy, Ferdinand and Chloe actually played together. 

Roxy is just taking a break from playing with Chloe

Chloe is striking a pose

One night, Chloe went up on Matt & Jen's porch swing.  Ferdinand figured out how to push her back and forth.  Too bad it was super dark and we caught it on video at the very end of them doing it.  Maybe I can get more later.

Insert your own caption here.  Classic picture

Since the weather has gotten so warm, so quickly, I decided that it might be a good idea to get the dogs a swimming pool.  I was looking for the small, hard, plastic pools, but couldn't find any.  I ended up getting a pool that was soft.  The sides are too high for them.  Luckily, Matt and Jen found a small plastic one and Ferdinand loves it!

This was as I was filling the pool up.  Roxy did not like the pool.  Ferdinand at least tested the waters for a while

Ferdinand enjoys the water, but had a really difficult time getting in and out of the pool.

For the 4th of July we decided to take the dogs to the Monongahela 4th of July Celebration.  There were a ton of vendors and tons of music.  Derek's dad and brother played with their bands at the festival.  A friend of Derek's family, Danielle Barbe, was headlining.  Here is a link to her website.

Ferdinand and Roxy were just as big of a hit as Danielle was.

Ferdinand was super excited to go to the festival.

This was Roxy while she was listening to the bands play.

Ferdinand loves hanging out the car window

When I work from home, Ferdinand and Roxy generally drive me crazy.  

Ferdinand thinks he's an office dog.

That's about it.  I promise I will be updating this more often!