Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy (dog) Mother's Day!

Laura and I celebrated her Dog-Mother-ness yesterday at the Witchita Mountain National Wildlife Preserve. Knowing how much we're both suckers for the wilderness, I thought it would be perfect. What says "Happy Mother's Day" better than a bison leaving nose-slime on your car window, right?

The dogs had a blast, too.

Oatmeal did her "Oatser of the Savannah" act, while Gus explored the world via his mouth.

While exploring, Gus made a series of discoveries.

Discovery 1: Water is fun to play in, but it's really hard to sniff stuff at the bottom of a stream. To do so only results in bubbles and lots of sneezing. (And my humans laughing hysterically at me)

Discovery 2: No matter how much I want it to be true, mud is not food.

Discovery 3: If I pull hard enough on my leash, dad will stop saying "Gus, heel!" and start saying "Holy livin' crap, honey, I'm gonna kill him."

Discovery 4: Even though I don't SEE any teeth, some plants do, indeed, bite back.

Discovery 5: I'm really cute, and my GOD I know it.

Needless to say, a good time was had by all. And Dog-Mom-Laura had a Mother's Day to Remember....

Everybody together, now: "Awwwwwww"



nicole said...

oatsie looks so cute in the flowers - i have one comment though, and it's nosy and none of my business and sort of bitchy mom at the playground but...

how can you get mad at poor little gussy when he is pulling you around while wearing a harness? dog sled teams wear harnesses, oxen wear harnesses. if you need gus to plow your garden, then use the harness - but I think it's time to upgrade to something that doesn't harness the power of the beast for pulling...unless of course gus will be the official F.B. plough/sled dog...

did you find our RV yet?

M. said...

I like the harness for dogs who pull - you don't feel like you're strangling the poor things. I love the one we have for the wookie! (Only kidding!)

Belou got cactus stickers in her nose once. She didn't know about the biting back thing either.