Naughty Dogs, Birthday Ghosts, and Yummy Food

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Sometimes Gus and Phoebe drive us insane.  Especially when Phoebe goes on mid-night tours of the house to pee in the kitchen, or when she sneaks out to the backyard (without permission) for a mid-day sunning session:

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Or when Gus eats garbage in the kitchen, fancies himself an archaeologist on an excavation, or decides he’d rather be in the sun room than outside on his lead (R.I.P. screens):

Or when either of them think it’s appropriate to scale the furniture during move-in to bark at rabbits in the front yard:


But mostly we just love them.  A whole lot.  So much so, in fact, that we make videos:

We also love how much they love their Uncle Paul.  And he must love them, because he’s coming down from Michigan to dogsit them tonight.

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Wondering why we need a dogsitter?  Tonight we are celebrating my birthday a little early with a ghost hunt at the Mansfield Reformatory.  I’ve been itching to visit since I moved to Ohio back in August 2012, and I just about lost it when I watched the crew from Ghost Adventures go on lockdown there.  So I was beyond ecstatic when Mike told me back in April that he’d purchased two tickets for us to go on an overnight ghost hunt.  So by the time you read this, we will be gone.  Gone ghost hunting, that is.

Tonight’s hunting festivities mark the second night in a row of celebrations.  Last night we celebrated 7 months (since the day we met) by dining at Ken Stewart’s Grille in Akron.  I ordered the vegan Cauliflower Steak, and it was absolutely delicious.

Speaking of vegan food… my friend Erin runs the blog Wicked Vegan, which features stupidly good recipes like Peanutty Noodles and Veggies or Coconut Cupcakes with Melted Chocolate Frosting.  I can’t tell you how many of her recipes I have made.  So.  Effing.  Amazing.  The girl is a genius.  I highly suggest you give her page a visit!

Wish us luck on the ghost hunt tonight!


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