Ruby Tuesday and Excuse Day

Prepare yourself - this is exhausting

The hu-dad is trying to make all sorts of excuses.  Just been a rough few days.  Let us list the ways –

1)  Some work project “blew up” and the hu-dad had to dive into it and fix things.  We wonder if that is like the stuffy blow up that we saw over on Life with Dogs?  Our hu-dad can fix a lot of things, as long as duct tape is involved.  Something about we give him lots of practice, whatever that means.

2)  Our web server had some problems and lots of you could not get in to our website Sunday or Monday.  It kind of came and went, sort of like Kodiak through the dog door trying to decide if he should nap inside or outside.  Trust us, that is a lot of coming and going.

3)  For some reason, that means the hu-dad got behind in checking up on all of our friends and that means he has eleventy-seven gazillion unread blogs in his Google Reader thingy.  That is almost as many times as Cheoah complains about something in a given day.

Tartok is so exhausted he had to go to bed early.

Ok, fair enough, 8 pm is late for Tartok, so sometimes it is hard to tell if he goes to bed early, but trust us on this one.  Because the worst is yet to come.  Yep, everything else, we listened to the hu-dad complain and whine, but this was just horrific.  Disgusting.  Frightening.

It snowed all day Monday but most of it just melted away.  I know, it should be a crime.

Just going to lay here until this string of luck is over

24 Comments

  1. Honey the Great Dane on March 25, 2010 at 8:46 am

    You guys look pretty chilled out for a pack with all those problems! Hee! Hee! Maybe it’s because us doggies always just leave all the worrying to the humans! 😛

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

  2. norwood on March 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Hold on.. i went to get a piece cheese to have with all that whine!
    norwood

    PS. I’m glad u made a visit to me in the meantime!

  3. Dennis the Vizsla on March 24, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Definitely time to go back to bed.

  4. Mr Koda MD on March 24, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Excuses excuses, the story of my life!

    Useless Hu-Ma!

    I know exactly how you feel

    Koda

  5. Twinkietinydog on March 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Did you know I’m all about being positive and optimistic? Well, if you didn’t you do now: Tomorrow will be a beautiful and happy day for all.
    Mwah
    Twinkie

  6. Ruby's Raiser on March 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Our Ruby wants to send your Ruby some of her snow on this blizzardy Colorado Tuesday to cheer her up. We sure have enough to go around! 🙂

  7. Kari on March 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Im pretty sure most dads can fix anything with duct tape 🙂

  8. Maxx on March 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Both of you sure look worn out and comfy!
    Glad to see your site is okay again!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

  9. River on March 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    You are one terrific herd! We have as many beagles. On a nice day my mom just leaves the door open because we hear things she can’t hear and we go thundering out the back howling like banshees. I hope you get some more snow over there before sping hits for good.

    love & wags,
    River

  10. Life With Dogs on March 23, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Ok, good – I thought it was just me! I managed to get a comment in after a few page loads, but I knew something was up. I’m pretty sure your problem was somewhat bigger than our stuffie blow up. Despite the carnage, cleanup was easy. 🙂

    Take your time. Real life does sometimes get in the way of this blogging addiction we all suffer/benefit from!

  11. Sagira on March 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Wow, glad you got your site back up and working.

  12. Huffle Mawson on March 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Those humans, always full of excuses. I support what Jack-a-Roo and Moo said above!

  13. jack a-roo & moo too on March 23, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    We wondered if you knew how flukey your site was on Sun/Mon. Glad its working again. Ruby, you surely have a comfy spot to wait out this string of mishaps. Here’s to a better week, longer lasting snow, and livergreat for all.

    jack a-roo & moo too

  14. Rachel on March 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Well, snow happens?

  15. The Army of Four on March 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Oh…… RUBY! You look sooooo gorgeous in that last picture! And soooo comfy.
    Our whole day blew up yesterday (well, not really literally, although Mom and I did see an explosion when we were out on an adventure!) so there’s a lot of “stuff” going around!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  16. Sammie on March 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Yes! May Tuesday be a bettah day! And WE had server probs yesterday and also with a linxces (?) box that got hung up – major frustrations, but all smoother today. That is how we hope your Tuesday goes!
    Big Hugs xo
    Sammie

  17. KB on March 23, 2010 at 10:27 am

    It should be a crime… but that’s spring snow. Another foot forecasted for here over the next 24 hrs – so come visit us!

    I hope that things settle down for your hu-dad. I sure hope that the calamities didn’t reach the magnitude of the duct-taped sofa 🙂 Believe it or not, we fixed an injury on one of our dog’s leg using duct tape recently. It was in a photo, but only our faithful vet tech reader (kks) noticed that R had duct tape on his leg!

    Watch out, or your hu-dad just might start duct taping you!

  18. The OP Pack on March 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

    We hope today brings that change in your luck. We wondered about your website because we had trouble getting in several times. But eventually we made it through – whew – we need our daily TH fix.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. Kira The BeaWoootiful on March 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Wooos, in out,, in out, in out,…sleep at 8 pm… thats what I read, and that sounds like me
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  20. Mack and Mia on March 23, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Oh No! We had trouble posting too, but it seemed to go through, just the formatting was off. We hope you guys, especially your Hu-dad have a change of luck real soon!

    Tell your Hu-dad, no worries, our Monday stunk also! RAIN RAIN RAIN!

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  21. Houndstooth on March 23, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I hope Tuesday is better for you and the Hu-Dad! Sometimes Mondays just suck!

  22. MAXDOG on March 23, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Hey there everyone!
    Yes I also had trouble getting in on Sunday.
    These ‘hectic’ times happen to everyone. No need to apologise…we are always here…hope things feel better soon.
    Lotsaluv
    MAXMOM AND MAXDOG IN SA

  23. Stella on March 23, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I’m sorry, but I just don’t GET this story. What ARE you talking about. Maybe its just too late.

    Kisses,
    Stella

  24. Khyra on March 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Ah yes!

    I had HERD about issues getting in ‘here’ – I snukhk in but from time to time, Ciara, Phantom, and Thunder had troubles –

    As fur the blow ups AND the snow, Mom says something about get a Harp –

    I’m not sure why she’d want you to have one of those green boxes like rode in my Xterra last week but I’ll trust her!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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