Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas Present(s) and the Texan

My sweet sister-in-law, Barb, sent me this Texan ornament. It's part of her diabolical though brilliant plan to recruit Doug and I to Texas. We're thinking about Austin TX when we retire. (Oh, I don't know why. Something about it being 72 degrees right now when we're at 29, with a "real feel" of 15.) This Texas ornament really is the size of the local high school, too, because everything really is bigger in Texas!

Ruby got this crazy squeaky toy for Christmas. She loves it! She can drive us humanoids insane with its squeaking in just under 72 seconds! The way it's constructed, the squeaker is in the middle of the toy, with extra layers of plastic/rubber webbed around the outside. She hasn't shredded it yet! All stuffed animal squeaky toys have a very short life-span with Ruby, but this one looks like it's going to be around for awhile. She loves carrying it around in her mouth!
It won a Best in Show award at the 2010 Global Pet Expo. Here's a link.


Reds said...

Rubi is so pretty!! and what a cute ornament! I would move to Texas too to have warm weather!

Nicki said...

Love that the Texas ornament is the size of the local high school - funny! (and I don't blame you for wanting to get somewhere a tad warmer - even Alaska would probably qualify). As for the toy(s)... it isn't Ruby - she is telling us photo-telepathically that secretly Doug is the culprit - something about removing the squeaker to save what sanity he has left. I'm not sure - might have to have a few more pictures of Ruby to get the full message. lol! (wink wink!!)

Maria said...

That Barb, she really IS diabolical! She sent us one as well! Austin sounds wonderful! And 72 degrees sounds even better! I miss wearing sandals!

Barb said...

It was very creative to have him guard the town. Of course, I will do what I can to get the people I love closer to me.