Entries from the ‘Housemates’ Category

Frenchie Bocce Anyone?

Frenchie Bocce Anyone?

Posted by Francesca

Bocce, in one form or another, is one of the world’s most popular ball games.  Its popularity is nothing new:  Roman soldiers played it, probably with round stones, while they waited to fight the Punic Wars.  In 1388, England’s Richard II actually outlawed bocce because he worried that his subjects were spending too little time …

Sharkey is a Basket Case!

Sharkey is a Basket Case!

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were enjoying the great outdoors when I decided to give squirrel chasing a rest and explore a little nearby building.  The contents were quite amazing and it got my wheels turning.  Of course, getting Sharkey to cooperate is another story.

What's Down the Squirrel Hole Anyway?

What's Down the Squirrel Hole Anyway?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I were outside yesterday when quite suddenly, a very strange sensation came over us.  It was almost savage and we wanted squirrel.  Hunting is fun but it is also difficult.  Good thing we are fed on a regular basis.

A Special Delivery

A Special Delivery

Posted by Sharkey

We Frenchies were sound asleep the other day having a nice and lazy nap dreaming all about squirrels and the great chase.  Of course, something interrupted that joy and woke us from our slumbers.  It turns out that it was a rather pleasant interruption.

Plumbing With Sharkey

Plumbing With Sharkey

Posted by Sharkey

Martha is always encouraging us, Frenchies, to be curious, to experiment, and to try new things.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, I think you will agree that Francesca and I really know how to get things done.  Therefore, it should come as no surprise to you that plumbing has been added …

The Big Shoot - Day Two

The Big Shoot - Day Two

Posted by Francesca

On Wednesday, I told you all about the big production that Sharkey, G.K., and I were asked to be part of in New York City.  We pooches will be the stars of our very own webisodes, which you must be certain not to miss, but you’ll be hearing more about that sometime soon.  Anyway, here …

Verdi Gets a Beauty Treatment

Verdi Gets a Beauty Treatment

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I saw Sanu, one of the housekeepers, grabbing Verdi, the cat, and taking him down into the laundry room.  We decided to follow and see what was going on.  We wondered if it was the dreaded bath time.  We almost felt sorry for the fluffy feline.  However, he was only down there for …

Sharkey Explores at Dusk

Sharkey Explores at Dusk

Posted by Sharkey

On a recent afternoon, I found myself alone since Francesca and G.K. were busy having a nap.  I just didn’t feel like joining them, so I went outside and hopped on a Kawasaki for a little spin around the farm.  There are always new and wonderful things to see.

Tree Peonies Galore But Not a Single One to Pick!

Tree Peonies Galore But Not a Single One to Pick!

Posted by Sharkey

Martha grows many, many peonies at the farm.  There is an enormous garden of herbaceous peonies and a long bed of exotic tree peonies.  The fragrance of these flowers is intoxicating and I wanted to pick a lovely bouquet to enjoy in the house.  Franny became very bossy when I suggested this and we had …

G.K. Learns About Barn Swallows

G.K. Learns About Barn Swallows

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

As the new puppy on the farm, there is really a lot for me to learn about.  Just the other day, I was walking past the carport when this bird came swooping down at me.  I wanted to know what kind of bird it was, so I went to find my sisters, Franny and Sharkey.  …