Monday, July 25, 2005

Some like it hot

Yesterday the temperature soared above 100 degrees and it was too hot to think straight. Having a dog forces you out into the elements. We asked the boy what he wanted to do thinking a DVD in the coolness of our basement would be in order. Instead, he wanted to go to the zoo. Um, no. Instead we took the kids to a nice air-conditioned, mega-pet store looking for a larger kennel for Chutney. I figure I could use photoshop to alter the pictures to make it look like we were at some exotic habitat that only had goldfish and birds and a few iguana thrown in for good measure.

The girl was mesmerized by the parrots

There was a pseudo apartment complex for birds.

The girl looking at fish

Fish 2
A little photoshop magic and the price tags will be gone.

Not much of a reptile display.

The dog is good. We went over to my parent's house on Sunday and J and my mom showed us some simple training techniques that worked wonders.


garden dog

Downward Dog
Here's the girl pretending to be a dog for J's fiancé.

A thunderstorm has just moved in and with it comes cooler weather.


Blogger Heh Heh says...

God awful weather here. Hot, muggy and just plain nasty. Hopefully, Boston should be better.
The kids are cute.

Mon Jul 25, 10:55:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

The girl is just adorable!
And so are you.


Mon Jul 25, 11:47:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Rat says...

Is that your garden ? So pretty.

Mon Jul 25, 11:57:00 PM CDT  
Blogger anumita says...

Want to see the girl's face now. The head is so cute!!!

Tue Jul 26, 02:47:00 AM CDT  
Blogger chamique says...

Came here through eM...
Nice pics and posts. Also like the compromise-- mommy, can we go to the zoo?
Sure honey.
*heads to the pet store*


Tue Jul 26, 04:16:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Grafxgurl says...

is that the BOY?.. wow is he tanned!!
gotta find out what techniques you used on CHutney...our dogs are all nuts.

Tue Jul 26, 07:53:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

YEO- Thanks. Relief is finally here for the midwest.

Anon- Thanks, she is adorable but I'm bias

Rat- Yes, that's part of our garden. Thanks!

Anumita- If you think the back of her head is cute, you should see the front.

Chamique- Welcome! Pet store, zoo. Basically the same thing minus the tigers and elephants and all.

Grrl- The boy lives outside during the summer months. He's sporting quite the tan these days. As for the training, my mother should write a book. She's like the Dog Whisperer.

Tue Jul 26, 01:09:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Jay says...

I just want to squeeeeeeze your dog.

Tue Jul 26, 02:03:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Grafxgurl says...

OMG run!! Hide Chutney!! Jay is on a rampage .. *giggle*

Wed Jul 27, 12:13:00 AM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

Quick hide chutney before Jay gets to him. But seriously he looks so droopy-eyed and adorable. Between do post pix of your kids.

Wed Jul 27, 05:33:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

My niece thinks she is Hamlet's sister... even learned to grrrrowl when she didn't get her own way! Yes, Hamlet is my sister's crazy dog! I'm sure your little girl has lots more to learn from Chutney!

Thu Jul 28, 01:07:00 AM CDT  
Blogger couchpotato says...

The kids are cute! ;)

Thu Jul 28, 07:11:00 AM CDT  

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