Thursday, November 10, 2011

Daddy's Home!!

Matt has been working from home for a couple of weeks now with his friend's software business.  No more daily commuting and working for a hated boss.  Now there's the stress of invested labor - somehow a much more satisfying stress than working for somebody else.  One of his first assignments has been to sell a number of their company's Apple MacBook Pro's.  So that he can do so, we're playing host to these computers in their boxes, all in our itty-bitty apartment.

What the dogs' see: "Agility Obstacles!!!  Wheeee!!!"
Now I understand why when we say we have 3 dogs, people always ask if we have a big yard.  Nope - we sure don't...

Since the big transition to Matt working from home, the dogs are rarely in their crates, and have more flexibility overall.  Matt's there to walk and feed them, and they can have cuddles at will.  But they are NOT momma cuddles.

"You're leaving us here with HIM?!"

For the first few days, the dogs greeted me with the wild-eyed look of kids after a night with a 1st time babysitter.  Matt's home to walk them at lunch, so I don't have come home midday, either.  This makes me a far less rushed, crazy woman.  After about a week, the kiddos have settled into their new routine, content and calm.  I hate to admit it, but they're doing just fine without me - all of them.  Except for maybe the apartment itself which still needs my TLC...

So in an effort to help me care for the poor, neglected apartment, please consider buying one of these acBook Pro's from Matt's company, WebLDR.  While I love the idea of an at-home exercise course for the kids, high-end computers do NOT make good agility poles.  Having these computers here at home, I can honestly say they're really nice refurbished computers for a very reasonable price.  The hard drives were totally wiped and brand new operating systems have been installed, so they run like new.  I can understand the reason for the whole Apple craze.  To see another description, you can see Matt's local Craigslist listing here.  Send along your email or phone # with any questions! To reach Matt directly, call (214) 937-9979.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch

I have a couple of new articles up:
The Examiner: Walking the Dog Like a Pro
HelloDallas: Cutting Back Fido's Food the Easy Way
I've also recently discovered StumbleUpon - to "friend me, my username is ForPetsSake.


  1. I'm glad the dogs have someone working from home to share the day with them.

  2. You're right...they don't need a big yard just because they're big dogs. I bet they could do some mental exercise work just trying to figure out what's in all those boxes...

  3. So glad to hear that the dogs are not alone and have Dad to take them out at noon. It is jus good all around!!!
    xx. Fern and now Zoie

  4. It's always nice to have someone at home with the kids!!

  5. Working fro home is the best. Then we keep bothering mom to play
    Benny & Lily

  6. Working from home is the absolute best!

    Stop on by for a visit!

  7. Working from home rocks! It's so much easier to be a dog owner when you're at home most of the time.

    Elyse (and Riley)

  8. It's nice to hear it from you, Yes guys working at home was the best! :)

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  9. That picture set me off into giggles, the wild eyed "where have you been??" look. Hilarious. Our three dogs don't have a big yard either, do I know how you feel! If I ever decide to get a MacBook, I'll definitely check out that listing. I am starting to understand the Apple craze myself. Now I just need the money fairy to visit me so I can indulge my craze...

  10. Wish my computer would let me see that amazing header. I get just a glimpse of it before the photo area at the top turns into an empty black area. I bet if I had a MacBook it wouldn't do that!!

  11. When dad is home things are WAY different! Working from home is the best both for the worker (me usually but more frequently Steve as well) and for the pups...everyday's the weekend in their eyes.

  12. Home is the best office!

    Eva always loves to have someone around at home.

  13. Y'all have a lot going on! Mom says she would have a coniption fit if I played leapfrog over computers! :O Paws crossed that Daddy's new work arrangement goes super well! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  14. I just recently traded my 14-year PR editorial office in for an at-home office. Love being able to pop outside and play for a bit whenever with the Sibe kids. Just love it! I think they love it too, as they hear us all day and never feel alone! We're with Roo and hope the new arrangement works out really well. I'm test-driving this for a year, so paws crossed because I really, really love it! And I think your babies will too!

  15. Hi Y'all,

    Sounds great! Fraid my Humans are Microsoft Windows people and overloaded with computers.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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