Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Holloween Time

As usual, it is just me and the animals for Haloween. No husband (away doing clinics) no children asking for tricks or treats (it would probably make the dogs bark anyway) and no haunted houses (I'm too chicken to go alone). But we plan to keep the traditons going anyway. I've got a black cat named Salem (really, I do), my decorations are up and my pumpkins are ready to be carved. Lad chipped in last year and did his own interpretive carving but I think I'll go with a regular pumpkin face this year. If I really start feeling left out, maybe I'll let the dogs take turns ringing the doorbell and I can hand out dog biscuits. Now, if I could just think of a costume for Skid

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Elder Statesman

Continuing with our Meet and Greet, I must introduce you to Chip. Chip is very important on our farm. His job is to, uh, well... Ok, Chip just keeps the bed warm at night. He is a retired movie and TV actor and that's gotta count for something. Chip was born to act. His father was Murray (border collie - x), on the TV show Mad About You and his grandmother was Bingo from the movie of the same name. Chip came home with me at 16 weeks and had to overcome an almost paralyzing fear of people and carsickness.

Fortunately, we overcame his phobia's and he appeared in his first commercial for Quaker Oats at only six months old.

After that, he appeared several times on the TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Profiler, as well as a background player in the movie Bedazzled.
He took an early retirement when I quit the film buisness and was happy to relocate to Canada when we met Scott. Chip has free run of the house at all times and now, at 9 is our oldest dog.