Weekends fix everything

By Mir
March 6, 2011

This is our first weekend in a long time without a million places to rush off to at top speed. We’ve all been enjoying a rather glorious slugdom! (Sadly, I do think showers and laundry and groceries are in order for today. Alas.)

Licorice is the destroyer of all toys, but her glee while shredding them is so adorable that I cannot resist buying them for her even though I know they’re only good for under an hour of (closely supervised) playtime. Last night she got a giant wrench, and lo, it was Very Good:

Yep. That’s an awesome weekend, alright.


  1. MomCat

    When you gave it to her did she….Bolt?

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) (Okay, I could have resisted, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. And my twisted brain just works that way.)

  2. Chuck

    Time to tighten down on Licorice! Looks like it was a very wrenching experience for her…

  3. Laura

    Thursday must have come late in your week.

  4. Beth R

    That looks like the symptom of a LOVELY weekend – and a well deserved one :)

  5. suzie

    Very well deserved! Enjoy your slugdom!

  6. Sue

    I agree wholeheartedly. Weekends where we can sit back, relax and not go off in a million directions is well deserved and teaches our kids that we must all “slow down.” As for Licorice, try a toy with a treat inside. They are plastic and pretty indestructible. She will work for hours to get the good stuff out.

  7. midj

    You and Licorice need to give my husband some slugdom lessons. Dragging me off to the Borders going out of business sale when all I want to do is sit in front of the TV and watch Davis Cup tennis on TV…. :-(

  8. Jessica

    BAhahaaa, MomCat! Goodness, I love bad puns (but is there such a thing as a good one? ;) )

  9. Clarity

    Everyone I know had a slug day this weekend, it must be something in the air. And speaking of air, here in NC today it’s full of slurpy, slushy snow that simply demands we surrender and go back to bed. Slug weekends are one of the things that make life worth living!

  10. The Mommy Therapy

    We were out of town all weekend and though had a delightful time, your post made me crave more time here around the house before our regular chaos errupts tomorrow morning. When is somseone going to figure out how to have our cake and eat it to? I would enjoy that.

    Your dog is adorable by the way. Simply adorable.

  11. Kristen

    So cute! She almost looks like she likes the wrench!

    We have taken to search the internet for cute photos of cats and dogs to take our mind off all the crazy politics in Wisconsin. : )

  12. Ann from St. Peter MN

    Ha! I glanced at the photo first, and thought perhaps you were practicing some do it yourself doggie dentistry – I am quite relieved it was just a toy!

  13. Kristi

    So funny! Besides the Kong, I am forever looking for a toy that our Gilly cannot destroy in under 10 minutes. But yes, sometimes, I do buy something just to watch the very happy and grateful dog completely annihilate it.

  14. Kim

    Our big activity this weekend was a playdate in the park and lunch afterwards with another family. Followed by an impromptu nap when I was putting the toddler down for hers. Woooonderful.

  15. mamaspeak

    May I suggest your local dollar store for doggie toys? Our dog does the same as Licorice. I tried for a while to find one that would last longer then 10 mins. I’m finally convinced they don’t exist. What I did find, was that occasionally the dollar store carries plush dog toys (cheap!) I hate buying something that will only last 10 mins, even if it does provide 10 mins of entertainment. However, I can deal with it much more easily if I paid less for it. ;-) Let me know if you ever find a deal on similar items for want not. I’m sure we could buy them out. (I stock up when I find cheap ones.)

  16. Katie in MA

    Otherwise entitled: NO! NOT MY LAST TOOTH!


    The Revenge Of The Toothless WunderDog.


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