…Boucle gnawing on wood……..

It is always more fun to do things one isn’t supposed to do….like gnawing on wood.  Boucle has been told many times over the years not to chew on wood, but he so enjoys it.  Given a choice between gnawing on wood or a toy, he will choose wood or a stick each time.  I will tell him, ‘not good’, and he will put it down and walk away from it.  But 10 minutes later you might catch him back gnawing at the wood.  And looking at me.  And then gnawing.  It is a lot of fun getting me to say ‘not good’:)


…Jane…I am at the door now…….

Beautiful Boucle just stands at the door when he is ready to come in.  It could be freezing or super hot, and he will stand there patiently waiting for me to come to the door.  He never barks, as the beagle across does.  Sweetie-pie just waits, trusting that I will come…..


…waiting for me……….


When I pull out the camera, Boucle thinks it is my toy, much like his stuffies, and he also knows and loves that I will point it at him.  I think he thinks that I am playing with him and he simply loves all the attention.

I have quite a few photos where he is just doing his thing, like this one, or the one with him half under the drape with his bum in the air, so cute.  I love these and have a wall of photos like this.  I will add this one to it.


…checking out the new dog in the garden……..

Mr. Puppy sculpture is now a new addition to my garden.

So this is what happened.  The day before yesterday it was beautiful warm and sunny.  I had errands to run and one of the places was Canadian Tire for a mailbox slot (the postman broke my last one).  If you are Canadian, you know that Canadian Tire is a wonderful place for garden inspiration.  And since garden centers do not have even pansies out yet, and we are all starving for some spring and summer – entering Canadian Tire is like a spring paradise.  Of course, I went up and down the garden isles to check it all out.  And there were solar lights.

And then I turned and there was a brown puppy sculpture with a solar light.  Big floppy ears, brown, sitting like Boucle sits.  Only his eyes are blue and Boucle’s are brown.  Nevertheless, I was overtaken with garden Boucle inspiration.  I couldn’t resist and took this Boucle puppy home.  There it now sits, in my garden adding a touch of garden whimsy.  Every garden, no matter how serious, needs a bit of garden whimsy.

Boucle needed to check him out too and give his poodle approval……sweetie-pie likes him.

…some loving at the vet……..

We've arrived. Boucle waiting in waiting room.

...now waiting in the exam room.....

..she's arrived..she's arrived!!!!....

..Boucle gets some loving from the vet....

We had our annual visit to the vet.  She is one awesome vet and Boucle loves going there.  The staff are wonderful, and so is the vet.  I could not ask for a more caring and intelligent vet for my sweetie-pie.

…sweetie-pie receiving some loving……:)