Tuesday, December 30, 2008

wet paint

Gerrit and his dad have been busy. . .along with Gerrit's mom, Meika, Heather, Bryn and Heidi!! It's hard to take a nap around here with so many strong odors, moved furniture, and wet paint to get my fur in.

The results are amazing! Heidi loves it so much she is considering getting rid of the furniture so that it doesn't block the beautiful paint job.

Check out the finishing paint on our nearly finished house:

This picture also features our newly stained beam. With a little molding on top and it will be all done!!

This is Heidi's favorite painted piece.

Gerrit loves the way our big window looks. I'll have to be more careful not to slobber when I look out the window now that it's painted so nice.

So come on over and see it for yourself. There's lots of room to play especially with the furniture gone!

Just give us some time to recuperate first.


We've been enjoying holiday traditions. Most of these are Boogert traditions since Heidi and Gerrit decided to stay in Utah. Maybe Heidi's mothering instinct is kicking in a little too strong and she just couldn't bear the thought of leaving me.

Making yummy treats and delivering them. . . .
Lighting the tree on fire and singing favorite Christmas songs 'til late into the night.

Hanging our Christmas stockings knit by Grandma Boogert.

Lining up by age on the stairs before coming down to see the Christmas tree.
I'm hiding in the back. Stairs are not my favorite. I'll go up or down but standing in the middle is just too risky.
Giving meaningful gifts. . .

Rocking out on Christmas day is a new tradition.

I hope that this isn't a new tradition. . . .
I wouldn't mind a snow jumping contest every year though.
Merry Christmas to everyone !!!! (even the cats)

Monday, December 22, 2008

gingerbread mania

Check out these delicious creations Heidi's class made on the last day before winter break:

There was plenty of sugar going around creating much of the mania!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

let . . .

Let it snow. . .

Let it glow. . .

Let her grow. . .

Let finals flow. . .

Let it snow, snow, SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Here are 28 reasons why I love Gerrit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. He gives the BEST ear scratches in the world.

2. He knows how to cuddle.

3. He can throw sticks and balls farther than anyone.

4. He lets me go with him to visit his parents and grandparents.

5. He takes great care of my number one and soon to be number two girls.

6. He hasn't given up on teaching me the "SPEAK" trick.

7. Together we make a great cat chaser team.

8. Did I mention the way he scratches my ears?????

9. He keeps my eyes free of eye junk.

10. He cleans off my paws when my feet are muddy.

11. He eats really good food that smells incredible. . .

12. . . .sometimes he drops that food. . .

13. . .or lets me lick it off his clothes if it spills.

14. He gives me the steak bones to his steaks.

15. He knows how to play rough.

16. He teases me. . .but I love the attention.

17. He knows how to make me smile.

18. He wears my dog hair with pride.

19. He lets me outside and back inside during the middle of the night.

20. He takes me on scout camping trips.

21. He's got a great strategy to find out how much I weigh.

22. He thinks I'm one lean machine.

23. I love the way he smells.

24. He will occasionally let me lick his feet.

25. He takes me to visit Heidi and her class at school.

26. He doesn't mind being the squished middle man when we sleep.

27. He gives me a heads up when the mailman is approaching our territory.

28. He's the best buddy alpha dog in the world.


Saturday, November 29, 2008

i'm grateful for. . .

big sticks to chew

and chase

the Jordan River Trail

ducks to swim with


friends to play with

being the leave raking supervisor (not raker)

baths so that I can. . .

dominate the bed

food to eat

even better food to smell

the ball that Gerrit caught for me at the Jazz game

someone who will throw the ball for me

signs that a new friend is on the way


Saturday, November 8, 2008

The 3rd graders were right!

A couple weeks ago when Heidi was in the cafeteria with her class--a very loud student from her class the previous year came up and said, "ARE YOU PREGNANT?" Loud enough for the whole world to hear. Heidi not wanting the entire world--nonetheless her to be the first student said, "hmm maybe."

After school another student from her class last year came in to her classroom and said, "I have one question--"Are you married." After receiving an affirmative answer said, "well are you having a baby?"

Heidi said, "Why would you think that?"
"Well Pona and Kidus" just think that you are." (Pona and Kidus were also in her class last year.)

I'm not even sure what a baby is. I just know that you say it in a high excited voice and I know that it has

a behind,a face:

And I know that it's going to be a girl!!!
(Maybe Ginny, Tabea, Hannah, Annie, Bella, Annabell, Julianne, or who knows?)

I'm not sure how the 3rd graders knew but Heidi's had this baby thing going on for 19 weeks. I'll get to meet her in April. Until then I'll just have to pretend like I know what's going on when everyone gets so excited.

So if you're ever wondering--just ask a third grader. They seem to have a sense about these things.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

dog friendly

I love Bozeman, Montana!!! It could be known as Dog Friendly capital of the world.
We made the trip to see Luke. Luke knows the town like he's been there for years. He showed us around: partly Bronco, partly Red Rocket, and partly on foot.

Here's where Luke got us a great price on a hotel that had a spectacular free breakfast. Heidi gave me her bacon. (Don't tell Gerrit) (Don't tell Heidi Gerrit gave me some of his)

The bed wasn't bad. Heidi said the floor wasn't too bad either.

We walked around the downtown area and campus the night we got there. It's a wide open place with lots of grass and other friendly dog and dog owners.

The next morning, we picked Luke up from Rowskie Hall and headed for our first big adventure: hiking to the M on the mountain.

This is what Bozeman looks like from the M. If you look closely you'll see where Luke lives. He says that it is one of the tallest buildings in the whole state of Montana.

After grabbing some lunch we went for a drive up a beautiful canyon--Hylite--I think it was. We stopped to eat our lunch at a big reservoir. Heidi thinks Bozeman could also be known as Picnic Table capital of the world and she was happy to enjoy one of thousands that can be found in Bozeman.
My favorite part was fetching lots of sticks in the beautiful blue chilly water.

Even though Luke said I was 100% wet he let me cuddle up to him on the way down the canyon. That's one of the many reasons why I love Luke. With that--we were back in the car and headed back to SLC.

P.S Luke--please call really soon in need of a hiking buddy. I'll be eagerly waiting.