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Chronicling the lives of the Kramer beagles and their hard-working domestic help.

Archive for September, 2013

Uh oh!

Posted by laurie on September 30, 2013


I recognized it immediately, the sound of stuffing being pulled out of a squeaky toy. But wait, all our squeaky toys are non-stuffed. Uh oh, what naughtiness was happening? It was Stanley de-stuffing Holly’s little daybed.


Sorry about that, Audrey and Kevin! I put the stuffing back in but the hole is still there. My sewing skills stop at buttons.

Tonight is pick-up night. Buddy and Holly are going to be SOOOO excited to see their parents! We are going to be SOOOO sad to see them go…

Posted in Other Dogs, Stanley | 8 Comments »

Here comes the sun

Posted by laurie on September 27, 2013


This is by far the best sunning venue in the house, and it shows. Buddy and Holly will be with us for the weekend; Audrey and Kevin will pick them up on Monday. I know there will be repercussions when I say this, but, I am quite happy having four dogs in the house. (But I prefer owning just two!)

Posted in Other Dogs | 13 Comments »

The princess and the pillow

Posted by laurie on September 26, 2013


Holly spends time on our bed during the day while the boys hang out on the couch. This pillow was neatly placed on the pile and the princess removed it for her own use.


Looks like they staged a love-in.

Posted in Other Dogs, Phillip, Sherman & Stanley | 10 Comments »

How do you spell clutter?

Posted by laurie on September 25, 2013


Poor Uncle Bob! Not one beagle in his arms. So sad. He came over the other day to visit with Buddy and Holly. On the left is my wonderful housecleaner, Janice. She’s been coming here for fifteen years (now you know why the floors look clean!) and adores the boys. Her daughter Sarah recently joined the Army with the intent to be a bomb defuser (à la “The Hurt Locker”). We just learned that she changed her mind on that, thank goodness, and will work in communications instead.

Buddy and Holly are doing great, and I got an email from Audrey yesterday that she and Kevin were having a wonderful time and were headed for Greece.

Posted in Friends & Relatives, Other Dogs, Sherman & Stanley | 6 Comments »

No wonder

Posted by laurie on September 24, 2013


It’s nice to know that everyone was comfortable while I was hanging on for dear life. Apparently Stanley was on the other side of the bed. The others seemed to leave him little choice.

Posted in Laurie, Other Dogs, Sherman | 17 Comments »

Smack down

Posted by laurie on September 23, 2013


It’s nice to see Stanley finally figuring out how to play. Buddy would do a play-bow and Stanley would bark. Buddy would run around the house and Stanley would bark. Then bark some more.


This is about as close as Holly gets to joining in with the boys. She wants to help me bake cookies instead.  I can do cookies, but I draw the line at sewing.

Posted in Other Dogs, Stanley | 6 Comments »

I could have been a contender

Posted by laurie on September 20, 2013


I think this is a pretty good caption photo, yes? Have at it. The trophy was for the winner of the town’s annual cops vs. over-50-league. Guess who won?

Posted in Other Dogs, Phillip | 12 Comments »

The salad course

Posted by laurie on September 19, 2013


Buddy is a finicky eater when it comes to treats. He’ll carefully sniff what you offer and sometimes take it, sometimes not. I think this has something to do with the fact that he is part dachshund. Surprisingly, he doesn’t like carrots, nor does his sister Holly who seems to like just about everything else. Both love sugar snap peas. Go figure.

Posted in Laurie, Other Dogs, Sherman & Stanley | 12 Comments »

Miss Manners?

Posted by laurie on September 17, 2013


This was taken, believe it or not, from the dinner table. But before you think we’ve got them trained, well, stop thinking. It didn’t last for long.

Posted in Other Dogs | 15 Comments »

Camp report

Posted by laurie on September 17, 2013


I’ll stick to the fabulous four this week and next so Audrey and Kevin can see their kids while they’re in Italy. That’s Holly on the left and Sherman on his back. Buddy and Holly are wearing their guest collars and yesterday I bought a backup battery for Buddy’s collar of shame, since the one we have is several years old.


Here’s a close-up of Holly. She likes to stick her head under my arm when I’m at the computer to get some loving. The whole gang is sleeping in bed with us, moving in and out of the covers. Sometimes all four are under. I am an exceptionally sound sleeper so barely notice. (I think Phillip notices.) I just have one question – how do they breathe??

Posted in Other Dogs, Sherman & Stanley | 15 Comments »