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and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Slice of Life Sunday: Auntie Kelly, dogsitter

I thought I was ready to live in the Heights. I mean I really want to, but staying alone in a creaky old house built in 1939 with a dog who scares the living daylights out of you by barking at shadows and staring out the window like she sees something when there's in fact nothing there, has made me rethink my move-to-the-Heights timeline. Barley and I dogsat for friends this weekend at their house in the Heights and Barley really shook up my nerves last night. She never barks, and yet at midnight she decided to run up and down the length at the house, switching back and forth between barking at the front and back doors. She doesn't look like it, but she has the bark of a dog twice her size, and twice as mean. It makes my head hurt to hear it, and it always puts me on edge because of how infrequently she does it. So I do what I always do when I'm shaking in my boots- I called a friend, who matter-of-factly assured me that Barley was chasing a possum running underneath the floorboards.

And I have one other embarrassing confession from the weekend. You'll see little Norah's front paw in bandages in the photos below, and while one might assume it was because of something my rough-housing dog did, it was really me. I accidentally broke one of her claws while coming through the back door and she shrieked in pain as I hit her and limped away leaving a trail of blood. I took her to the vet and they removed the claw completely, sending me home with her in a bandage up to her underside, and one of those plastic cones around her head so that she wouldn't bother the wound. I felt awful! This happened yesterday, and by today the vet's bandage had fallen off and her spirits were up 100%, as you can see in the photos below. She was such a trooper and assured me with kisses all over my face that she and Auntie Kelly are still friends.

They play hard


And crash just as hard!

1 comments:

joyce January 4, 2010 at 11:13 PM  

Kudos on Norah's photo! That is so her! Thanks! Joyce

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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website: http://www.kellytarleton.com/.

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