Monday, April 6, 2009

Learning

Little Fiona Face is quickly learning who THE TOP DOG is of the household.

Yes....you have it right, Mr. Duhgall P. (P is for Piper, however Patience is appro-P-ate). She is quite the smart girl...see her hiding under the chair?

"Neener.....Neener.....Neener....big brother!" Duhgall patiently waits until she darts out and then the race is on!
Scotties love to chase one another. We call it "scottie games."
Fiona is easily distracted and goes for my scottie socks!
Not the toes!! Not the toes!! Ouch!!
This little chase was the result of Duhgall protecting Miss Socks. You see, that is HIS kitty and he doesn't want feisty Fiona to romp on her. Fiona has been the recipient of a few of Socks' whap-whaps! Nothing like a quick paw action to deflect a nasty little puppy's attempt at playful mauling (or "paw"ling). Hey, how do you like that little pen in my foyer? Classy, huh? NOT! The things we do for our pets....
A little rest is needed after a whirlwind run through the house.

Doogs says, "MOM! Look at pesky Fiona! This is MY chair!! Get her OFF of me!!"

Duhgall is a loving and kind hearted lad and decided to just take the higher place on the chair and allow little sister to share his spot.

"Thank you," says FiFi, "You are a gooooood big brother!!"

Have a sweet week!

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48 comments:

KsMaryLou said...

Oh Becky thank you for the pictures! Doogs is so cute teaching little Miss Fiona the ropes. We all know though that Socks is the real boss. LOL

summersadie said...

They are such cute dogs. Thanks for sharing.

Totally Timmy said...

What fun action shots. Your dogs are so sweet.

Marcy said...

I so love your dogs ... and wish we could get a playmate for Maizie ... she has a wandering dog that comes to the fence about everyday ... we let him in, but he's really dirty and unkempt ... but Maizie begs till we let him in ... she literally rolls him in the grass, coming at him top speed. He looks like either a Shih Tzu or a Llaso Apso ... we call him "Mr. Shitz" ;)

the wild raspberry said...

love the action shots...whew-they are busy!!!
chas

Pink Slippers said...

We have a blast her watching our cats & dogs play here. They are a riot sometimes.
Wendy

Blondie's Journal said...

Becky,

You need a little doggie dictionary for all your terms! I got a little confused but certainly understand that we all have our ways to communicate with our pets! LOL!! :-)

My Milo was very territorial when we got Layla. He was very indifferent but after awhile found her to be good company, a little playmate, and a warm, furry body to cuddle next to. He does however, still believe he is the King!

Of course you & your family will always be in my prayers. I am hoping that your new little Fiona is a sweet distraction once in awhile from your pain.

xoxo
Jane

Susan said...

Your puppies are so cute! Your faith inspires me so much.
Hugs, Susan

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am having true doggie envy here Becky :-).

They are adorable....
xo
Penny

Raggedy Girl said...

How sweet and I love the doggie yard in the foyer. Those are the things that make a home...a home and not a residence that looks like it just got staged for a sale. The pups are too cute.

Have A Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am cracking up here Becky! They are just too cute, and they look so sweet when they are asleep.
♥, Susan

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ahhh Becky. What a cute post. I loved it!

Linda said...

Love towatch the antics of our best friends!
Thanks for making me smile!

Vee said...

Oh too cute! It must be mayhem when they begin the games...hope that you have some forewarning.

Faye said...

BECKY,LOVE THE PICS!THEY LOOK SO SWEET.HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED EVENING!

Susan S. said...

That Duhgall IS a GOOOOOd brother. He and Fiona look like they really enjoy playing with each other. Too cute about D. being so protective of Ms. Kitty.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Fun post and I love the action shots!

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Becky,
I cannot believe how stinkin adorable they are together, it makes me want a sibling for Jackson!!! Oh no....I'm weakening!!!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

twinkle said...

I love the picture of Fiona under the chair...waiting to pounce!
And I like your scottie sox...

Patti Cakes said...

Miss Fiona is such a pretty girl.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Becky,

More darling photos of your sweet puppies:) Did you get my email?

Happy Easter.
Warmly,
Deb

Elyse said...

hi becky!

this is like a sunday comic come to life!

very fun ... and funny!

xo

Sue said...

Great action shots....Fiona is one smart cookie hiding under the chair...thanks for sharing your darling puppies with us....

Allidink said...

HAHA that was so funny! And sooo cute! I just love your doggies :) And kitty! Kitty whaps reminds me of how my cats and dogs get along. LOL

All the best,
Allison

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Aren't they both darling...
Stay Cozy, Carrie

♥ miss.michelle said...

...awe, sweet little puppers!

The words you speak for them seem just the things that they'd be thinking ;)

<3~michelle.f

Gingerbread said...

I did enjoy those pictures I love dogs and my bonnie is such good company. Your two are such cheeky chapies. best wishes Julie.C

Anonymous said...

Just got back from round top, cain't wait to give Fee and Doogs big higgs and Kisses. Wave

Jean said...

Becky, Your photos of Doogs and Fiona always make me smile. What a joy they are. My Maggie has been slapped a time or two by the neighbors cat , Petie because she gets a little too rambunctious for him, but it doesn't stop her from doing the same thing the next time he comes over. Have a wonderful day.
Jean in Virginia

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We are all thinking about how much Fiona reminds us of Maddie from Lilly's last litter.

Scottie games are the best - almost as good as snuggling with our peeps!!

Licks and aarroos to Fiona and Dougan
Lilly, Piper & Carrleigh

The Tattered Cottage said...

Becky -
Your sweet Doogs and Fiona are simply adorable! What fun they must be. I just started a blog of my own and I really have you to thank. Your's was the first I stumbled upon. (So thankful that I did) I was oblivious to the blog world and can't imagine living without it now. There is so many talented women with beautiful spaces, great decorating ideas, wonderful tips, where was I...asleep?? LOL. I so enjoyed your beautiful blog and while exploring discovered other blogs and was totally hooked. I'm still trying to work out the kinks, but would love it if you could stop by, if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.
Toni

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
Aren't they just like children so playful and sweet and they need us to watch out for them. I'm still wanting a dog but I have to wait until I can be home more, my travel to and from work just keep me away to long to have a pet, so I will enjoy your sweet little guys for now.
Take care,
Elizabeth

Emma said...

Being a scottie dog owner, your tales make me laugh out loud!! Miss Fiona is just too cute and growing so quickly!
Mr D is just like mine, even down to sitting on the cushion of the chairs to get that little bit taller!! Does he stamp on them to get them under himself?? Cracks me up each time mine does it!
They are the most amazing dogs, and I would have a dozen if I could.
With much love, and giggles,
Emma xx

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love the action shots. What a hoot they are. Mine are the same way. Always going after the cat, the toy, the treat or each other. We just sit back, cook the popcorn and watch the show. :)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

What very cute doggies! My two Yorkies chase each other maniacally. You have to watch or you'll trip over them as they shoot past, shrieking and barking.
Brenda

Kim said...

I love your doggie adventures! Duhgall is such a sweet big brother!

Liz said...

AWE! Feisty FIFI! (you have to say it with a french accent!) LOL!

What a love!

~Liz

Kathy said...

How cute are they.She flips around so much you can barely see her. You have two lovely,sweet puppy dogs. Love to you,Kathy

Shelley said...

I always love reading your little stories about your fur babies...it's good Duhgall has a little playmate.....

Blessings too you,Becky....
Shelley

Back Through Time said...

They are so cute together!!

Mimi said...

Of course, you have a pen in your foyer. My son and his wife have two in their bedroom! I, on the other hand, have two dog beds in my living room, two in my bedroom and one in the family room. Why not two in there, you may ask? Because one of the dogs likes to lay on the sofa!

I'm also one of those people who has cat baskets tied to all the radiators in my house (old Edwardian) so the kitties can snuggle into them to cook and percolate when the heat kicks on!

I also have a basket full of dog toys in my foyer and a hook by the back door, not to hang my jacket, but for dog leashes. I just bet you have more tell-tale signs than just a crate in the foyer that announce to guests you are a dog-mom.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

They make a very good pair, so sweet!
Isabelle x

Susie Q said...

What a perfect post! I surely d have a smile on my face now!
We have some of these shenanighans here at Rabbit Run Cottage too! Not Scottie fun of course but Kip chasing Henry, chasing Lucy, Lucy swatting Henry and running to Kip for protection...
Yor fur babies are too preocious for words. Kip sends doggie smocches to them both AND your sweet cat! Kip is a BIG fan of cats!

Love,
Sue

Lallee said...

Oh what fun play! Doogs is such a good big brother. And he even protects Miss Socks? Fiona just melts me with every picture. I love them and I love you!
Lallee

Rue said...

Good morning Becky :)

They are soooo cute. I have a classy dog gate too... oh and a classy makeshift bench in the pantry for them to sleep on, made up of one leather ottoman and two chairs with ratty blankets. It's normal for dogs to have their own blankets and not be able to sleep without them right? LOL

xoxo,
rue

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky,
Mr. Doogs is such a beautiful guy, little sister loves him too. What a fun house to live in........ sandi

Ginger said...

I love the pictures of your precious pups...and kitty. They are lucky to have each other to chase around. It must be so much fun watching them.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Duhgall is handling being a big brother quite well. Clarice