October Photo Challenge Day 20: TV SHOW

Quick, Mommy. Just snap the picture. You’re interrupting my favorite TV SHOW with this little photo session. It should come as no surprise that this NOLA girl is a pretty big fan of NCIS: New Orleans. After all, it’s filmed in my hometown. The storylines are pretty good, but mostly I watch to see if I can identify the locations and spot some of our more famous residents. I’ve even seen the NCIS: New Orleans crew filming around my neighborhood while I’m enjoying my morning walks. I like to slow down and show them my pretty side. You never know when there might be a casting call for a Golden Retriever, and I’m always ready for my close-up.Β As for Tallulah, she’s more into YouTube videos. She could watch puppies and chicks and bunnies all day long, but her nose smudges on the television screen can be a bit of a problem. πŸ˜‰

I hope you have some super fun plans for the weekend. We’re expecting a rainy one . . . the perfect excuse to snuggle on the couch and catch up on a little television viewing. Cheers!


October Photo Challenge Day 18: NO MAKEUP

A couple of weeks ago, I had fun at my sister’s expense when the October Photo Challenge theme was MAKEUP. Well today’s challenge is NO MAKEUP, so I give you my little sister, Tallulah Bee, in all of her natural glory. It’s hard for a big sister to say this, but I think Tallulah is a very pretty girl. She’s sweet, too. But so far I have the slight edge when it comes to obedience. πŸ™‚

I cannot wait to show you my weather tomorrow. Autumn finally made an appearance in New Orleans!


October Photo Challenge Day 16: BEST FRIEND

When you love your BEST FRIEND as much as I love Tallulah–and as much as Tallulah loves me–you don’t ever want to be separated . . . not even when you’re sleeping. ❀

Tell me about your best friend . . . the two-legged and four-legged kind. πŸ˜‰


Sunday Sisters: October 8, 2017

A Conversation Between Sisters Based on Today’s October Photo Challenge: TREAT

Tallulah: Hey, Sissy. Don’t turn around, but I think there’s a giant alligator behind us.

Harper Lee: He has some pretty big teeth doesn’t he, Bubba?

Tallulah: You don’t think he’s going to eat us, do you?

Harper Lee: He does kind of look like he’s ready for a tasty Golden treat.

Final Update on Nate: Speaking of a nice treat, Hurricane Nate came and went last night and left us with a glorious morning for our daily walk. The storm passed just to our east. The mayor lifted our 7 p.m. curfew less than two hours after it started. And, best of all, we never lost power. We had a bit of wind and rain, but nothing compared to what those in Nate’s direct path saw. Here’s hoping that this year’s hurricane season has had its last hurrah. This one has been brutal and Tallulah and I say enough is enough. We need more treats and fewer tricks from Mother Nature. Wishing you clear skies in the week to come!

 


October Photo Challenge Day 7: OOTD

My human mommy/blogging assistant is a bit of a geezer, so she looked at today’s October Photo Challenge prompt and thought, “What in the world is OOTD?” She could have asked me. I’m hip. But instead she asked the Google. The Google knows everything. Turns out OOTD stands for OUTFIT OF THE DAY. Duh. This one was easy for us. You see, today my LSU Tigers are playing the Florida Gators in football. That means that Tallulah and I are donning our LSU bandanas to lend moral support to our team. And boy do they need moral support. It’s been a bit of a rough season. As I dictate this to my personal typist/human mommy, the Tigers are barely holding on to a lead. If the Tigers don’t win this one, our OOTD for next week’s game might be a couple of paper bags over our heads.

Update on Nate: Nate is now a hurricane and he’s closing in on the coast. The projected path is to our east, which is a good thing . . . for us anyway. We’ve had very little rain so far, which is another good thing. And we still have power, which is the best thing of all. Conditions will get a little tricky into the night, but at this point we’re thanking our lucky stars. Hopefully we’ll still have power tomorrow so we can share our TREAT post with you. Even if we don’t have power, we’ll still be having a TREAT . . . because I say so. πŸ˜‰ P.S. You would think that my personal photographer/human mommy could have gotten the Tigers on the TV in that photo above. Think again. πŸ˜‰


October Photo Challenge Day 5: MAKEUP

Well, friends, I might have made a big mistake. “Hey, Tallulah” I said. “Why don’t you do today’s October Photo Challenge: MAKEUP?” And that’s why you don’t let your little sister play in your makeup.

Hopefully we’ll be able to get that stuff off of her face by tomorrow so I can share my addiction with you. πŸ˜‰


Sunday Sisters: October 1, 2017

Tallulah and I love a challenge, so this month we’re tackling the October Photo Challenge. The first daily challenge is ideal for a couple of sisters: SELFIE. Tallulah and I grabbed our human mommy/blogging assistant’s phone (our credit’s not too good, so we don’t have our own phones) and channeled our inner Kardashians to get the perfect selfie. Tallulah might have taken it a bit too far by trying to do that whole selfie duck face thing, but I think I look pretty good. The right angle is soooo important when it comes to the perfect selfie. And our Geaux Fideaux bandanas lend a stylish autumnal touch.

Care to join us in the October Photo Challenge? Here’s the daily photo list. Start snapping . . . and happy October!

 


Sunday Sisters: September 24, 2017

It’s important for big sisters to let little sisters know who rules. I’ll always remember this moment when the pecking order was made abundantly clear to a certain pesky little sister. Tallulah had just joined our family and she had the nerve to pull all of my toys out of my toy basket and act like they belonged to her. Seriously?

With one bark, I let Tallulah Bee know that I was still the Queen Bee in my house . . . and I got the toy.

That was a little more than two years ago. From time to time, I still have to remind Tallulah that I am the big sister and that being the big sister has its privileges. But for the most part, she understands: Big Sisters Rule!


Celebrating 22 Years of Dogs

Tomorrow my humans will celebrate 22 years of wedded bliss. They’ll take some time this weekend to reminisce about all of the adventures they’ve shared. And, naturally, they’ll remember the dogs who have been with them along the way.

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Sheffield

When my humans met, Mommy already had Sheffield. In fact, you might credit Sheffield with bringing my humans together. Sheffield and a little Beagle named Abby were friends, which made my human mommy and Abby’s mom friends. Abby’s mom was dating my human daddy’s friend, and Abby’s mom and my human daddy’s friend decided to fix my humans up on a blind date. (It got a little confusing there. I hope you’re still with me.) Abby’s mom gave my future daddy some very good advice before that first date: You have to win over Sheffield. Without Sheffield, you don’t stand a chance. Daddy took that advice, showed up with a big bone for Sheffield, and the rest is history.

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Talbot

One thing led to another, and my humans marched down the aisle September 16, 1995, in Houston, Texas. A guest at their wedding just happened to own two Golden Retrievers, brothers Bow and Arrow. At the reception, he and my humans talked about his plans to breed Bow. My humans said that they would be interested in adding one of Bow’s puppies to their new family, and the guest promised to keep them posted. My human mommy still remembers the day that the phone rang (back when people actually had home phones). It was Bow’s daddy sharing the big news that he thought Bow’s girlfriend, Sandy, would be having puppies and if she did my humans would get first pick. Shortly after that, Talbot joined Sheffield and the little family started to grow.

My Sister, Lexi

Lexi

Several years into their marriage, my humans moved to a place called Galveston, Texas, a small island off the coast of the Lone Star state. Sheffield and Talbot made the move with them, and everyone settled into island life. Eventually my human mommy joined the board of the Galveston Island Humane Society. One day my humans volunteered at a pet adoption event. They were in charge of finding a new family for Alexis, an older terrier mix. Alexis didn’t have the shiniest coat and her teeth showed some signs of obvious dental neglect, so she was a hard sell. At the end of the day, no one wanted Alexis . . . except my human daddy. He had fallen head over heals in love. So Alexis came home with my humans as a foster dog. Less than twenty-four hours later, she joined Sheffield and Talbot as a permanent member of the family. In addition to her new home, she also had a new name–Lexi–because she had decided that she wanted a new name to start her new life.

Harper Lee

While my humans still lived in Galveston, their little family dwindled. First they said goodbye to Sheffield, and then they had to let Talbot go. It was heartbreaking, but Lexi soldiered on. She made the move with them to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and that’s when Yours Truly entered the picture. One weekend morning, my humans were looking through the newspaper. For some odd reason, my human daddy turned to the classified section (which he normally never ever did) and noticed an ad for Golden Retriever puppies in a little town outside of Baton Rouge. My humans looked at each other and said, “Let’s just go look” . . . as if anyone ever just goes to look at puppies. Before the end of that day, I had waddled my little puppy butt right into my future human daddy’s lap, planted a huge kiss on his cheek, and I was all set to become the newest member of the family.

Tallulah Bee

Lexi and I shared our humans for several years before she too had to leave the family. I was an only dog for a while. That’s when my humans got serious about researching responsible Golden Retriever breeders. They discovered Rhythm Golden Retrievers in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and got at the end of a very long waiting list. Meanwhile, the humans decided to make a move from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. The day they closed on their new house in the Crescent City, Mommy received a text: Rhythm Golden Retrievers had a new litter of puppies and one of the girls was going to be our newest family member. It wasn’t the best timing, but it was the best news. Tallulah Bee would be joining our family.

So my humans have seen 22 years come and go. They’ve had the heartbreak of saying goodbye to Sheffield, Talbot, and Lexi. But they’ve also had the joy of filling their lives with the unconditional love of man’s (and woman’s) best friend every single day of their married life. Tallulah and I are so happy to celebrate this anniversary with our human mommy and our human daddy, and we hope to be right there by their sides to celebrate many, many more.

Cheers, and happy 22nd Anniversary!


Sunday Sisters: September 10, 2017

Final Update on the Pet Supermodel Contest

Notice that giant cat just over our shoulders? Well this photo seems appropriate for what I’m about to tell you.Β The results won’t be official until this Tuesday, but I fear that Tallulah and I failed to win, place, or show in the Impact Advisors 2017 Pet Supermodel Contest. On the last day, at the last minute, we lost third place to a cat–a cat!–that chased us from behind by more than 100 votes and snuck ahead of us as the contest ended.

Oh well, that silly cat may have third place, but Tallulah and I have the best friends ever. Thank you so very much for supporting us!