PFSW Ladies and Readers - Mea Culpa. I was scheduled to post on Monday and it totally slipped my mind. MEGA apologies. Sad to say, but if something isn't on my calendar, I might not remember.

But I'm here today with another pet story! Judi was kind enough to send this to me for last week's Pet Stories, but somehow, either the post was eaten by the internet or I accidentally deleted it. We are NOT take discussing which of these possibilities is more likely!

Judi Phillips has 2 books published with Wings Press, Through All Time and Secrets, and has a book coming out next year with Wild Rose Press, Ghost of a Chance. She lives in Maine in the foothills of the White Mountains with 2 dogs and have 3 grown kids, two granddaughters and another grandbaby on the way. She writes a little bit of everything, paranormal, contemporary with a bit of mystery, and have recently delved into erotica, which she having loads of fun writing. Because she also works full time (aka The Dreaded Day Job), she crams her writing in whenever and wherever she can. (We all know how that is, don't we?)

Here's her story...Once a year, I make my little doggies (Sassie, the Yorkie, and Jake, the Min Pin) earn their keep. I hitch them up to plastic sleds (one a small flying saucer and the other a regular sled) and we trek into the woods a hundred yards from my house. While I gather twigs and small branches for enough kindling to last me through the winter, they explore, sniffing and territory marking to their hearts’ content. Then I “load” up the sleds and they help me pull it back to the garage for winter storage out of the snow. Their reward is that they get to snooze in front of the crackling fire on cold winter evenings.

Here they are hard at work.
Can you say"Slave-Driver-Mom Judi"?

Thanks Judi for sharing your story. Those are two very cute dogs.

Finally! Dogs who earn their keep. My two said this was the worst blog they'd ever read. Said it gave "hoomans" the wrong idea!

Jill catching up on her rest after a rough day playing in the yard.

Maggie looking cute and asking for her ball to be thrown!

Thanks for dropping by! If I'm not here, look for me at Cynderella's Castle (my blog).

Until Next Time.


  1. Beth Trissel // December 3, 2008 at 8:49 AM  

    This post was absolutely too cute! I loved it. I used to raise, in a very small way, tiny Yorkies and cannot imagine them hitched to a little sled. But they have the heart of very big dogs and would no doubt have thrown themselves in with gusto.
    I now live with a tiny pom poo and a very funny looking animal shelter rescue who resembles one of those dogs from Lady and the Tramp but we love her. Again, wonderful post!

  2. Nightingale // December 3, 2008 at 9:31 AM  

    What precious pets! You're a lucky mom to have such industrious friends. :-)

  3. Kristen Painter // December 3, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

    I can't believe those little dogs can pull those sleds!

  4. Mary Marvella // December 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

    Way too cute! My granddogs would strike.

  5. Mary Ricksen // December 3, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

    How did you ever get them to do it?
    Very sweet doggies!

  6. Arkansas Cyndi // December 3, 2008 at 5:59 PM  

    Aren't those some cute dogs? My two weren't impressed at all! LOL

  7. Joanne // December 3, 2008 at 7:09 PM  

    Absolutely adorable dogs. My daughter (soon to be 14 years old) is begging for a dog for Christmas.

  8. Edie // December 3, 2008 at 7:19 PM  

    What cute dogs! Great story and great pics!

  9. Nina Pierce // December 3, 2008 at 8:34 PM  

    Judi, that's too cute. I'm sure they love doing it. I would never have thought to hook sleds to those little devils! How sweet.

  10. Lu // December 3, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

    Such cute doggies, and they're cuddly too, even Jake. Hm, I wonder if my two cats could learn how to pull sleds LOL!!

  11. Corrina Cowan // December 7, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

    Aw, Judi, they're too cute!