A Day in the Ham: Couch Cuddling

16 02 2011

"You never told me your mother was so comfortable to lounge against."

It’s been foreeeeeever since I’ve posted A Day in the Ham so time to start back up again!

Date: February 14, 2011

Details: Hamlet and my mom snuggling on the couch watching the first night of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  I swear Hamlet wasn’t plotting my death, his face was just caught at an awkward angle.  Or he was a little bit perturbed that I interrupted his snuggling and snoozing with a photo.  Or he was mad that I didn’t give him any of my steak from dinner.  Or all of the above, you decide.

Bonus: Isn’t my mom just the sweetest dog grandma?  She even has a dog grandma name – “Ham’s Gram.”


Time for Valentines

15 02 2011

I know we had a Valentine’s Day post yesterday so I apologize for double dipping in the Valentine’s category but I got home last night to find a valentine from sweet Hamlet.  Who knew Boston Terriers were so thoughtful?  Well, I had an inkling…


This confirms Hamlet's thoughtfulness (except for the whole distracted by a sound in the hallway thing) - he got me a valentine!

The outside of the card reads, “Happl Vluntnez Duy” and the inside reads, “What?  YOU try texting with no opposable thumbs!”  Then I responded to Hamlet in text-speak: LOL!  U R so funny!  Thx, ❤ U!

Didn’t you know that everything in text-speak ends in an exclamation point?  Well it does, makes things more exciting that way!!!!!

Then Hamlet made it clear he was tired and ready for bed by a) not responding to my text speak, b) curling up in an even tighter ball on the bed, and c) giving me the bedroom eyes.


Can you tell this photo shoot was done right before bed time?

What’s that, Hamlet?  You don’t care if I didn’t get you a card because I gave you that new rope toy?  Hamlet?  Ham?  Hammy?



Ok, full on sleeping now. Good thing he got to see my smiling face when I first opened it.

On the inside was a nice paw-written message, “Love – Hamlet.  I am so glad that you rescued me and gave me a wonderful home.  You are kind, fun, loving, and devoted!  Hammy”  Hamlet must really like his name because he signed it twice!  🙂


It's nice to have a man who isn't afraid to share his true emotions.

I feel like such a special, lucky girl to have a mother dog who cares about me so much.  Thanks, Mom Hammy!

Did you receive any cards or gifts from your pets?  Did you give them anything for Valentine’s Day?  I gave Hamlet a rope toy that’s winterfresh scented – classy is the way we do it in the Green Eggs & Hamlet household.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 02 2011


I find that Valentine’s Day is often best spent with a dog – he loves you as unconditionally and as fervently on February 14th as he did on February 13th and as he will on February 15th.  If you have a sweetheart, best friends, or family members to also share the holiday with, that’s just icing on the heart-shaped sugar cookie.  How do you prefer to spend St. Valentine’s Day?

*Picture taken recently while Hamlet was taking a potty break in my parents’ backyard on a particularly cold day.  I couldn’t resist snapping his photo through the sliding glass door while he three-legged it, waiting for the door to be opened.  And I couldn’t resist posting the photo for today’s post since he’s wearing a Valentine’s-y shirt and his face looks so handsome I could just give him a kiss right on the computer screen.