Shannon Stacey

Archive for January, 2010

Untraining a dog?

I can’t believe Mini will be two next month. I don’t know if that makes her an “old dog” or not, but I don’t seem to be able to teach her a new trick.

I’d like to uncrate train her.

We crate-trained her for the obvious reason—makes housebreaking and sleeping schedules a lot easier. And, for a while, it was used for protective custody. The cats weren’t really big fans of hers. But now she and Gizmo are buddies … Read More »

SK's perching again

The other day, I posted a picture of SK in his favorite reading spot, perched on a dining room chair, which some of you thought looked a little uncomfortable.

Right now, TK’s upstairs, my husband’s at the computer desk and I’m taking up a couple feet of couch. That leaves a nice cushy recliner and several feet of cushier couch (with fleece blanket) available, but where is he? In his favorite reading spot:

He’s reading The Magic Thief by … Read More »

Sometimes when you write scenes out of order…

…during the read-through, you come across a section that looks like this:

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Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

SK and I just returned from seeing Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, just the two of us. It wasn’t bad. Not as good as the first one, but that’s usually the case when you’re surprised by how much you liked the first movie. The element of pleasant surprise is gone and you actually have expectations for the second. (*coughTransformerscough*.)

We see movies at a “cinema pub”—one of those places where it’s only $6.00 to get in, … Read More »

Perching Boy, Flopping Shih Tzu

Everybody loves a reading spot. TK stretches out on his bed to read. The husband curls up in his recliner. I nest in the corner of the couch with my fleece blanket. SK? He perches on a kitchen chair.

What’s a little diva doggy to do when her Mommy’s lap is full?

Snuggle with Daddy.

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