Sunday, October 19, 2008

Random "Evie-ness"

When Chris and I bought this house, I was thrilled to see a Twisted Willow tree in the backyard. My love for the tree was short lived since the little leaves clutter our deck almost year-round, and brittle sticks fall down non-stop. It's a huge tree, and Chris was worried that it's so close to the house. Plus, it has a few dead branches.

We had an arborist take a look at the tree several weeks ago, and he recommended having it cut down. It's a small fortune to have a tree removed, but we were more worried about damage to our foundation from the roots, or damage to our house if branches break off in an ice storm.

So, a team of guys showed up Friday to cut it down. They did most of the work while Evie was sleeping, but we peeked out when she woke up. WOW! There is only one other tree in the backyard, so it looks bare right now. Evie was interested in watching the men cut the tree into pieces with chainsaws.

But she keeps asking "New tree?"
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Our dog, Murphy, loves to run around in the backyard. We have beige carpet, so when she comes inside, Chris wipes her paws with damp paper towels. Lately, Evie screams "Help!" and runs over to them. And you might wonder - how exactly does she help? She grabs a few paper towels from the pile and feverishly wipes her own feet.
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Lastly, Murphy has this gross habit of licking Chris' leg. He doesn't even notice when she does it, but I do. I hear the licking and it just disgusts me. Well, Evie isn't bothered at all. She walks over and licks his leg, too.

That's all, folks!

10 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my word, that last story just takes the cake! I don't even know what to say...ha! :)

Jen said...

The last bit maded me laugh out loud -- Thanks!

Rachel said...

That is SO FUNNY!

I can't imagine your yard without that tree. Do you love it? Maybe you could plant a mimosa. :)

MoziEsmé said...

There's an award on my Sunday post for you...

Momisodes said...

Aww, that is too funny! It's amazing the things they decide to pick up.

We also wipe our dog's feet when it's wet outside, but our little one has no interest in helping :(

Heather said...

Oh MY GOODNESS... I am totally cracking up over here.

..licking...::chuckle::

pincushionpoints said...

That's too funny. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

MADDYE said...

OMG! Mrs.H you never told me that! I can't believe Evie licks Mr.H's leg. Has she ever gotten hair on her tongue?! Well I wouldn't really geuss that you'd check. But what the heck, I don't mind asking.Today was the weirdest like your everyday! (people who read this just making a connection evie loves me:)well i'll have to as the other qeustions when you come out today!, love maddye

Momma said...

so sad to cut that beautiful tree down...it must have been a bittersweet moment.

and that last one is hilarious! i can just picture her licking his leg. lol!

Shari Baby said...

hahaha. such a chris thing to do. but i could maybe see you doing something silly like that too...haha.