Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Right after Ziggy finished destroying the box, Remi engaged him in a rousing game of Tug-O-War. I tell you this to explain why there is still cardboard all over the floor at the time these photos were taken. We won't discuss whether or not there is still cardboard on my floor today, okay? 

Noelle also got in on the action.

I thought about editing these pictures and correcting Ziggy's glowing red eyes. Then I decided they were appropriate, and I was lazy so I left them.

Here Ziggy engages in the ever popular "head-twist" manuever in an attempt to confuse his opponent.

Please ignore the lamp with the missing lampshade in the background. Ziggy ate it.

In the end, I decided pictures couldn't do this justice, so I took this video. It's very long, but only by watching it will you truly understand what takes place at my house every night. Please take note of the following:

At 00:28, I talk to Ziggy. I know he can't hear me. I don't care.

At 00:40, Noelle decides to come in and be a bully to Remi. I love her anyway.

At 01:04, Ziggy takes refuge under the futon. He's a strange dog.

At 01:19, Ziggy does his best seal imitation. You don't want to miss that!

At 02:05, Ziggy runs across the glass-top end table. This is nothing out of the ordinary.

At 02:12 - 02:43, Ziggy takes a water break.

At 04:21, Ziggy begins pulling Noelle across the floor. She seems to have forgotten she has front legs.

At 04:27, Ziggy the deaf dog begins growling at Noelle the other deaf dog. I wonder if Ziggy realizes Noelle can't hear him.

At 05:52, Ziggy steals the rope from Noelle, which apparently I found very funny for some reason.


Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

After viewing this video I, Uncle Puppy, would like to make a formal request for you, Dog Foster mom, to adopt me. You have a house full of fun, not grumpy and OLD poodles, to play with. I find this would be a good match for me and Ziggy and I would get along great. I am a fun loving little boy!

Much love,
Uncle Puppy of Dog Eared :)

Kea said...

After watching this video, our mom's perspective re: how much chaos we three cats cause has been vastly altered.

It's easy (and wonderful) to see how well-loved and well-cared for you all are! :-)

H Ski said...

This video is hilarious. I love when Ziggy crawls under the bed.

JackDaddy said...

You're a much better person than I am. Anyone who has 3 dogs has my respect!!

brooke said...

hahahah I love Ziggy's seal impression!

Frankie Furter said...

I have noticed that all GRRRREAT Referees wear black and white. hehehe

This looks like a super fun game. Especially the recliner surfing Shark. My favorite play of the game.

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Laurie, I am thinking that instead of adopting Ziggy, Blair and I will just move in with you instead. Your house looks like tons of fun!

Kari in WeHo said...

That video made me laugh. Baily is jsut like Noel and makes sure she monitors and breaks up all the fun when just the other two are involved :)


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I think you should open a camp for dogs! Such fun!

The laugh tracks really added to the ambiance of the video!

Life with 5 dogs said...

Looks like everyone is having a blast!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Your house sure is LIVELY! I wish I could come for a visit. I LUVS tug but Brudder Ranger only tugs with me for a minute and then tells me it's time for me to let him win. Sigh.

Wiggles & Wags,

Cupcake said...

I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!! My sisters and I play like that and Mommy laughs so much.

Love, Cupcake

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, I will have to watch this again with sound (I am sneaking on at work) but without sound it looks like fun! And oh, I get the talking to Ziggy even though he can't hear you thing - I bet even though he can't hear you he knows you are addressing him somehow. But I know I would do it too in that situation.