This weekend we had a lovely family brunch at my bro's house.
The food was to-die for (and possibly from due to the cholesterol impact). Two words: candied bacon! Everything was SO yummy. (There were also lemon-blueberry mini muffins and shortbread cookies, not pictured. Plus adult beverages.)
Here's the mischief maker.... Leo, my nephew. It's easy to get a little nibble of the leftovers from your aunt when your chin rests on the table. :)
My bro and sis-in-law call their house "Casa de Babbas" - or "House of Drool" cuz of this big boy. (Note slight drool mark on tablecloth. Also note this was all after we were done eating. He was a very good boy while we ate and we naughty aunts encouraged this mischief!)
More mischief was afoot when Leo stole my brother-in-law's spot on the couch as soon as he stood up. (Note drool rag attached to collar.)
It was so funny - he just lumbered over and backed his hind end right up onto the sofa.
Last night the hubs and I decided to take Rita for a short walk around the 'hood. We went on a route we often take. We were just about to our turn-around spot when a huge German shepherd came flying down his driveway and across the street at us. He had Rita in his sights, man, and I (like a ninny) kinda froze in fear. Thank God the hubs was there! He got in between us and the charging dog, but couldn't stop him.
The shepherd grabbed Rita, throwing both his front legs around her, and scratching me in the process and throwing me into some trashcans (but I managed to stay on my feet at least). The hubs was able to grab his collar and yank him off Rita. Luckily, the only boo-boo was the scratch on my leg, and the near heart attack I had.
At least the woman came out and apologized profusely and made sure Rita wasn't bit. But it sucks cuz it's another set-back on getting Rita to be non-reactive on leash. AND it freaks me out because I keep wondering what would have happened if the hubs wasn't there. And he's not there on like 70% of our walks. Ugh. Not good.
In non-mischief news, I'm over on fellow author Martha Reynolds' blog today. Stop by if you have a sec. I talk (briefly!) about fave authors and my routine. I'm also giving away an ebook of What the Dog Ate via Raffelcopter from there!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog,
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