Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The labradoodle and the hare

Okay, so it wasn't a hare...just a plain old rabbit. Otis doesn't care. All he knows is that there is a foreign animal in the backyard. The rabbit showed up yesterday morning, so Otis spent yesterday obsessing over it. Apparently, it began when M let him out first thing in the morning, and unfortunately, I was not warned. I let him out when baby girl and I got up. Usually, Otis goes out, does his business, and comes back. Sometimes he dawdles. The dawdling normally involves the neighbor dogs being out. Yesterday, however, the fancy-mutt just wouldn't come in. The deck and backyard were still snow covered, and I couldn't see him, so I knew he was in the corner by the doghouse. After about an hour and a half, I was able to put the baby down long enough to put on shoes and go after Otis. He was completely covered in mud, so I cleaned him up a bit and put him in his kennel so he'd finish the clean-up job. He repeated the entire incident in the afternoon, and M wouldn't let him out last night without being on the retractable leash. Luckily, I think the rabbit went away because Otis has been pretty normal today. It helps that I've got grapes to bribe him with.

Not related to dogs or babies, I saw the cutest stuff on
All Buttoned Up today. It's been awhile since I mindlessly perused other blogs. Baby girl afforded me about ten minutes of computer time this afternoon, though. So, check out the adorable stuff from The Small Object. I love the family tree and the "thumb war" print. I am thinking about trying to make a family tree for us, so it's good to see some ideas.

Lastly, I thought this was awesome. M and I have been slowly trading out all of our incandescent bulbs for CFLs. It's still hard to adjust to the brightness delay, but it's worth it.


feather nester said...

Yes, I heard that on NPR and also thought it was awesome. Apparently CA is trying to do it, too, but they're warning we can't all go cold turkey at once or the prices will be driven up. Dylan switched us over last summer. You really do get used to it.

die Frau said...

We're slowly doing it: I'm just not buying any more incandescents. They are pricey, but they last for seven years or something, so I think that cost--plus the overall cost of global warming, etc.--is worth it. They work just fine.