January 08, 2014

Turn On Your Heartlight

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” 
― Josh Billings

It's no secret I adore our boxers. These sweet canines are awesome….but at times, they like to elude us on the property. {Mostly Cocoa}
Cocoa has not met a possum that she didn't want to chase. Just don't let her know she'll never actually catch one!
And you'd never guess that she could jump a four foot fence to keep up that chase!

 A few years ago I purchased reflective collars for them because these little expeditions always happen in the dark of night.  The reflective collars are great when I'm on the hunt for her with a flashlight…..BUT, yesterday I found these cool little LED lights for their collars as well. 
 See, how bright they are? WINNING!
My neighbors might thing we have aliens tromping around the property…. that will give them something new to talk about.  

 I posted this on Facebook the other night.
Cocoa and the Coach always share 'his' chair, but her expression on this night had us both cracking up. 
I wished I'd taken the time to get out my real camera…she actually sat like this for at least 15 minutes. 

I just realized….she is the one who's been DVR'ing MeerKat Manor!
Cocoa is a meerkat impersonator!

I can only imagine how boring life would be without these two.

Any critter hijinx around your house this week?


  1. Love it!!! Pepper (my jack russell mix) will sit back on her hind legs and sit like a person while I rub her belly. She does it when I'm holding her, too. Maybe she & Cocoa have been skyping during the day when I'm not here???

  2. If you can call your dog throwing up three times in one evening (twice in the exact same spot - right after I cleaned it up and steam clean the rug) hijinx, then yes. She seems to be feeling better this morning though, she was grazing out back like a cow... ;-) Where did you get those LED lights for their collars? We could so use one for Harley since she's the one that likes to dawdle in the yard, and we can never see where she's at.

    1. Anke, I found them at Lowes! Months ago I was looking for them at a pet superstore and they didn't know what I was talking about. Go figure.

  3. That picture is SO great : ). Cute as can be!
    I LOVE the new LED collar lights. You really impress me with your shopping skills.
    I hope the neighbors DO call the police because of aliens. Wouldn't that be a fun thing to blog about?
    Happy Wednesday. Love, Becky

  4. those lights are great! just cracking up at becky's comment about the police!!!!
    and the photo? still laughing at both of their expressions!!!!

  5. maybe one reason boxers look so loveable is they have those expressive faces!

  6. I adore this! 'If I don't look at him, maybe he will disappear and I will have my chair to myself' :)

  7. Love the led lights! I need those for the indoor cats as I am always stepping on them in the dark in the middle of the night!!!
    John and I adore the photo in the recliner!

  8. The LED lights are neat. How funny we're both blogging about our dogs today!

  9. There is a sign I've seen on Etsy that I want for our mudroom that says something about Dogs making a house a home and it's so true! They add such life!
    Love Cocoa's posture! Adorable!

  10. how adorably cute!!! my pups have caught lots of possums - some of which played dead and made it to see another day and some that did not...

  11. I can't imagine you having a boring life under any circumstances. I liked the photo of Coach and Cocoa when you posted it on Facebook, and I still like it. I hope you no longer have to worry about 'losing' a boxer in the night..

  12. If it weren't January, I would think you had decorated the dogs for Christmas! Great idea for their safety at night. Cocoa has taken over the personality of people. That is too, too cute! Your husband must be a softie at heart for his dogs. you can tell he loves that pup.

  13. Love the new little lights.... That photo with Coach is awesome.... Love his expression also..... ha ha.... Hope you can keep up with these big babies now when they are outside chasing other critters.


  14. She sure was postured like a meerkat! What a hoot!!! I want to be FB friends!!!!!

  15. My beloved little dachshund, Gussie, had a seizure on Saturday. The doctor said it was very minor and she thinks changing his food will take prevent it from happening again. Of course I have been beside myself and won't let him out of my sight. I think I am getting on his nerves.

  16. No doubt Cocoa is a bit put out because she's waiting for her turn to use the iPad and Coach is hogging it.

  17. They are just precious! That shot of Coach and Cocoa is priceless!!! Our Grizzly would always run off right after Jeremy would leave for a 24 hour shift. STINKER! But man, I loved that boy!

  18. oh my gosh, that picture is adorable, makes me laugh! i always thought my twins were meerkat impersonators. they would stand one in front of the other like that when they were little, cracked me up! i'm going to have to get one of those collars for ozzy. he's black (a rottweiler) and i worry about him getting loose from me in the dark, i'd never find him! have a great weekend :)

  19. Ahhh that puppy looks like people! :)

  20. Love your pups, and those led lights are awesome! I don't know what I'd do without my sweet dog. But I'm telling ya, if she doesn't quit digging, my house is gonna fall right into China!

  21. I'm totally diggin' Coach's new facial hair! Very nice!

    Oh, sorry. Is it weird that I'm gushing about how handsome your husband is? Well, too bad, cuz he IS!


  22. I like those lights! I could use a couple of them - front and back - for walking during dark, gray days/evenings. Good choice for the pups.
    That photo of Cocoa and the Coach is hilarious. His expression is a riot; hers is priceless. She really looks a little bit confused. I can't believe she can sit up like that! She is half human!


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