This past weekend my siblings came to visit, and brought their dogs with them.
I don't have any dogs (yet,) I have two cats who spent most of the weekend hiding outside or under the couch. Between the five animals (yup, five!) there was so much cuteness going on that I felt the need to share.
First Toby started trying to cause some trouble by batting at Skittles' whiskers while Skittles was trying to eat.
Skittles didn't like it much, but behaved very well, only hissing and swiping at Toby twice.
Moments later my younger sister, Sarah, arrived with her two Pointers, one 6 months old (Mia) and one about 9 years old(Promise), and the cats high-tailed it to their favorite hiding places. The dogs, meanwhile, quickly discovered a motorized mouse toy that made so much noise that the cats were too terrified to play with, so I happily let the dogs at it.
Though they were trained to hunt birds, they didn't seem to care much that this was covered in fuzz instead of feathers.
After my older sister arrived with Oscar, her sweet but ENORMOUS mutt (best we can figure he's some kind of Rottweiler/Great Dane mix), we decided to take the dogs out for a nice walk to tire them out a bit.
Mia, the younger of the two Pointers, loved the idea and decided to help out.
Oscar, though twice her size, played along and let Mia lead him around the house a bit.
What a good sport, eh?
A run through a nearby field had the desired effect and tired the dogs out nicely.
Awww... Which allowed us to do a little shopping. We headed over to the Christmas Tree Shop to check out the early Christmas decoration specials, where Sarah found the PERFECT Christmas outfit for Mia.
The men were appalled that we would do such a thing to the poor, defenseless dog, but she didn't seem to mind too much. And she's soooooo cute!
Aw, so sleepy and so cute... time to go home!