It is a brisk 43 degrees here this morning and believe it or not, this is warm compared to what it has been in the mornings. Last night we didn't have a frost/freeze warning and I was able to leave our bedroom window open without freezing hubby. I can tell it is getting colder at night because Hunter has quietly made his way up to snuggle between us. Of course, he did get his "fall cut" on Friday and I'm sure he is noticing the difference. Doesn't he look so cute here?
I will tell you that on Friday night, while he was out in the yard he must have found some pretty good smells or he wanted to get rid of the smell from the groomers shampoo. He came in, covered with sticks, twigs etc. from head to tail. I couldn't believe it; he got a firm talking to and I preceded to start brushing him out. You see, I wanted him looking and smelling nice for my brother and sil, who arrive today. I didn't think I'd ever get all the twigs out, but I did. I was ready to either vacume him or turn the blow dryer on him. We do get bunnys in the yard, so it is possible he was rolling in her scent. Anyway, he is back to normal now.
I belong to a Bichon Lovers Club online and found out that another of his silly behaviors isn't just restricted to him, but many Bichon's do it. Are you ready? Whenever Hunter wants a treat/bisquit, if I'm not paying attention to him, he will sneeze. This started when he was a pup and I thought I had rewarded him and caused the behavior. Well, I posted it on the wall of the club and low and behold, many Bichons sneeze when they want something. I always thought it was like Hunter saying Please. Just makes us laugh at his antics. He make life fun!
Speaking of fun; I may not be here tomorrow or Wednesday-depends on what we decide to do with my Rich & Sue. We will be having family dinners here so they can see our girls and grands. We were gifted my mil's china recently. I had never favored the pattern before and didn't think I'd like it; however when I opened the box it was so much prettier than I remembered. It is a fall pattern in browns and rust; in fact, today I'm going to unwrap it and use it on our fall table. I would like to attribute this change of heart to all you wonderful "table scapers" out there who have inspired me with your different seasonal place settings. Now I have three complete sets of china and my mom's partial set-yellowed with age. I actually use our wedding china for every day dishes-it was inexpensive and I didn't want to save it but rather enjoy it now. Guess one of these days I'll have to start using them all.
I'm off to walk with Kam and Lexie today; Kam was gone for a week so it will be fun to get back into our routine. I desperately need to ride this week as well.
I hope you had a good weekend and are enjoying the changes all around. For those impacted this weekend by the tornados, our thoughts and prayers go out to you!
Noreen & Hunter
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