Wagon train

by Sarah on August 22, 2011

in Chloe,Daniel,Family,Photos,Thor,Travel

We are Sequoia bound! Daniel and his family have been camping in Sequoia almost yearly since he was a baby. This year’s trip consists of us and my in-laws, a couple of Daniel’s brothers and his British Aunt, Uncle and cousins who flew across the pond for this expedition. We packed up both of our cars with a TON of crap. My in-laws are driving my car because I can’t stand seeing her this way. A quick glance makes me feel nauseous. My OCD is literally screaming at me.



At least my babies are enjoying the ride.


Lula is an occasional house guest. We love having her around. She adds some variety to the usual troop of chihuahuas. Check out the 55 sec. mark to see the making of my dad’s new circus act with Dodger.


Today was a crappy day. I fell of my horse this afternoon. We were trotting along when she decided to go sideways and, for some unknown reason, my body decided that it didn’t want to go that direction and would much rather slam into the ground like a WWE wrestler. I landed on the side of my body/ass. HARD. This might be the only time that I wish my love-handles were bigger. I could have used the cushion.

Later, I pulled my sore ass out of bed and donned my newly-purchased retro Star Trek costume for my neighbor’s Halloween party. I am not much of a Halloween fan. In fact it has taken my neighbor 4 years to convince me to participate. But Daniel dressed as Captain Kirk so we looked cute.

Daniel & Sarah wearing Star Trek costumes
Late in the evening Thor was whimpering that there was a party nearby that he wasn’t involved in, so I dressed him in his costume and took him next door. He promptly shit in their backyard. 2 feet away from the driveway where everyone was dancing. Normally I would pick up, but it was is in the grass in the dark. I looked and looked but I couldn’t find it. Then I did. On the bottom of my brand-new, I seriously bought them one hour before the party, suede boots. It just makes Halloween that much more special to me.

On an interesting side note: Before the shit incident, Thor was just sitting on the grass alone, watching everyone dance. There was a Sexy Nurse who was so worried that he was a stray dog. I can see why she was so concerned. A poor homeless dog just happens to wander into a Halloween party dressed as a PIRATE. Yeah that makes sense.

Thor wearing pirate costume


Monty turned one!

by Sarah on October 10, 2008

in Life,Thor,Tuck TV

On September 29th, Monty turned one year old. He is the rambunctious son of our neighbors Ben & Judy.

The Arnold Family

We celebrated with cake from Three Dog Bakery, which based on the look on Thor’s face is delicious.


Happy 1st Birthday Monty!! from stuckee on Vimeo.

Chloe eating cake

Thor and Monty

Thor and Monty had a blast. Chloe just tolerated Monty because she is a one man gal and her universe revolves around Thor. I am hoping this will change, because Chloe needs a little spice in her life and a love triangle would be just the thing.

Normally I wouldn’t say this, but for that evening I consider it a blessing that they couldn’t talk. Because I am sure all we would of heard was “MORE CAKE! MORE CAKE! MORE CAKE!”


A couple weeks ago Thor had a routine dental cleaning at Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital. So now I am supposed to brush his teeth daily to keep his teeth pearly white. I am proud to say that I haven’t missed a day yet. However, if Thor could talk, I am sure he would have some choice words for me about his new evening routine.

Every night I sit on the floor and call his name. He knows without even seeing me that he wants nothing to do with anything I have to offer. I usually have to beg him to come to me, for what seems like forever because it is usually the middle of the night and I am so tired that I barely want to brush my own teeth let alone his. Finally he will slither over to me with the same look on his face every time. The look that says “I know that is a toothbrush in your hand, but you are going to use it to slowly pry open my chest and remove my kidney.”

Eventually I finagle his mouth open and brush his teeth with his own special chicken-flavored toothpaste. The whole procedure takes me less than a minute, and afterward he continues with his usual perky self. However, I guarantee that tonight I will call his name and he will shoot me a look that says, “I know that I survived last night and the night before, but tonight I AM SURE that you ARE going to use that toothbrush to slowly pry open my chest and remove an organ.”

Daniel is off from work tonight. It is his turn to inflict the inhumane torture on our poor innocent Thor, so his breath won’t smell like ass for one more day.


my little meatball

by Sarah on July 24, 2008

in Daniel,Family,Thor

A while ago Thor was sprayed by a skunk. He got nailed point-blank in the face.

After witnessing the unprovoked skunk assault on poor Thor, I immediately scooped him up and ran into my parent’s house. It was late at night, the house was quiet. My mother and Daniel where both asleep. (I should mention that Daniel works nights and doesn’t leave for work until after 11 PM.)

I started yelling and screaming hysterical commands to my family and started (as my dad describes it) “waving him around the house like an incense stick.” I hand him off to my dad because I am so distraught that I can barely keep from sobbing. At this point, Thor is beginning a total system shutdown. He is shaking, coughing, snorting, and drooling. His eyes are watering, and he is shitting all over the place. My father puts him in the kitchen sink as I harshly wake Daniel from bed.

I don’t know what I expected Daniel to do. From the time you first wake him up, he is completely useless for about 45 minutes. It’s not until he has coffee and a shower that he turns back into a person who can form thoughts and communicate words.

I will admit it, I was also useless in this situation. I can only hope that when I have a child I will learn how to handle emergencies better. This was a pathetic display of mothering, but my poor baby was upset, which made me extremely upset. . . I know, no excuses.

Daniel ran into the kitchen where my dad was still standing with Thor. He reached into the pantry and proudly pulled out a jar of Ragu Pasta Sauce.

“Will this work?,” Daniel said feeling falsely relieved from his impending duties.

My dad replied, “He’s not a frickin’ meatball!”

Daniel and I rushed to the drugstore and purchased anything that we thought would remotely help remove the odor. When we get home we mix together a concoction of dishwashing soap, tomato juice and baking soda. It wasn’t until 5 or so baths later that Thor started to resemble his sweet smelling self. But the skunk smell filled the house for days.

So just in case you find yourself in a similar situation. God forbid! I am posting the de-skunking formula that I was given just recently, (thanks Kris!)

deskunking recipe

click image to enlarge


Thor eventually learned to think twice before bum-rushing our “neighbors.” But not until he was bitch-slapped by a raccoon!


Good morning.

by Sarah on July 22, 2008

in Life,Thor

Last night I drank a cup of coffee before bed. I guess this o.k. if, A, you are used to drinking coffee. . . and B, it is decaf. However, neither was the case, so I had an upset stomach all night and my mind was wide-awake, while my body was trying to sleep. Thor (who never wakes before 8:30), got sick of me tossing for hours, and at 6 AM was staring at me to get out of bed, so he could go back to sleep. Therefore, I can only conclude based on these events, that someone must have slipped me a “stupid pill” with my vitamins last night.


Let me introduce you to Mr. Perfect

by Sarah on July 16, 2008

in Photos,Thor

This is Thor. He is devishly handsome.

Thor wearing tuxedoPhoto by Goes Photography, Santa Monica


He enjoys the outdoors.

Thor at beach

He has a great sense of humor.

silly thor

He even volunteers.

During his free time he enjoys watching “Stargate SG-1″ reruns with his father
and noshing on scrambled eggs at Corner Bakery Cafe.

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