The Lisa Lou team works hard to produce a platform where women can find commonsense, faith-based advice. From late night sessions, to thousands of picture taking, our black Labrador, Colonel, has been by our side. What became clear early on, was his uncanny ability to photo bomb at the most inopportune time. Yet, when we looked at the pictures we couldn’t help but always say, “It’s perfect!” We figured this was Colonel’s way of saying he’s as much a part of this journey as we are. So, we’re dedicating Colonel’s Corner to all our 4-legged family members. Follow him throughout the blog. You never know where he will pop up! Look for pictures of Louie, the newest member of our family.
Enjoying a rainy, cozy weekend together.
Put himself in his guard dog stance.
Colonel wouldn’t leave Caz’s side. So excited to see his brother.
We don’t call this toy Louie. Don’t want him retrieving his real brother. Yikes!
I’m sitting cross-legged and working from the couch today. Even the dogs don’t want to be outside. Colonel is curled up next to me and Louie is under the pillow and on my lap. It’s a little hard to type!
Yes, Colonel is asleep.
Colonel and Caz were great partners!
His pack follows him. The mundane morning routine of getting dressed? That’s alright with Colonel and Louie. They follow him loyally and wait for his next move.
Put himself to bed. Already had a long day!
Time to break out the sweaters!
This is why they like to burrow under blankets. Louie has an entire bed to sleep on but unless he can bury his head he does not think he is underground.
Colonel makes a good head rest.
Waiting for the veterinarian to come get me for my flu shot. Mom and Dad are getting theirs tomorrow. Have you had yours?
Great visit with our daughter (in law). She exercised every day, and Louie worked out with her. Actually, she meant he sunbathed while she worked out.
Sitting on a small loveseat. Now joined by 96# Colonel and 12# Louie who are scared of the noise. We don’t all fit!
A stick will work. Who do you think won this tug-of-war?? Louie or Colonel?
Immediate reaction? Colonel ran to Dad, put his head in his lap as if to cry, “ My brother stole my toy!”
This is the sweet picture I see each morning.
We call this position: Sticks up.
Designated two shelves for all things dog related. Louie misunderstood. 😂
Louie had an active morning playing with Colonel.
Even sitting straight up he’s still snoring!
Colonel always gets on his back so Louie has a chance. They are best buds!
Grabbed my coffee and getting ready to do my bible study. Louie beat me to it. Found him perched on the ottoman, listening to the birds and sitting on top of my journaling bible. He knows who his Creator is!
Best buds taking a break from playing fetch.
Be on the lookout for a podcast @cecelia__zook and I will do together about the Mother-in-law/Daughter-in-law relationship.
What are the pitfalls? How do you achieve a great relationship, and what is God’s plan? (9- month Louie was enjoying listening to the birds!)
And little Louie says ”...ahhh, life is good.”
I was running circles around the island and suddenly saw another dog. I quickly sat and stared at him. He just stared back. I need to be on alert. He might come back!
I just had a big meal and ready to go to sleep in Mom’s arms.
On back, drumsticks up, head covered. Making him feel he is hidden because head is covered. Forgetting how long his body is. Adorable!
Every time I pick up a decorative pillow to make the bed, Colonel picks up his pillow and walks back and forth with me while he “makes” his bed.
The world’s largest livestock show, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, begins tomorrow. The bluebonnets are beginning to bloom and today is TEXAS Independence Day. Spring is coming and today we celebrate!
Mission complete. “Well done, Mom!”
Even though we are very different, we have learned to play well together.
“I found my big brother’s toy basket!”
Running errands with Mom. That coffee at Starbucks sure smells good!
“Ok, you’re morning quiet time has gone on long enough. Please play with me!”
This is my best trick. I can fall asleep (you can tell by my half open red eyes) and still hold the bottle in my mouth.
And Louie said to Colonel, “Wow, you’re big!”
I've mastered the puppy dog eyes
Happy Hour with the family.
I slept most of the way.
Mom and Dad named the house after me!
Dad and I play Hide and Seek every night with each other.
Watching Hallmark movies with Mom. Ok, well, actually laying in Mom’s lap while she watches Hallmark movies. Life’s good.
I just had a big meal and ready to go to sleep in Mom’s arms.
My little brother, Louie, had his first vet appointment today. I came along and got to hang out with my friends at the front desk while Louie was with the doctor. They played games with me.
At bedtime I get my cheese stick and lay in bed with Mom and Dad. I get a belly rub every night!
I’ve mastered the puppy-eyed look! Mom and Dad melt every time.
Puppy love and computer work. Best way to spend a Saturday.
Fell asleep in Mom’s lap while watching a movie.
Today was very exciting. I got to see a commercial filmed in my home. I almost caused an accident, though. I thought the commercial people had used my tennis balls without asking me. I went over to retrieve them back! Uh oh, those weren’t mine. I kept my favorite toy with me, for security, the rest of the day.
At just 10 weeks and 6 pounds, I can carry my big brother’s ball!
Sitting with my little brother, Louie, at nap time.
My favorite hideaway.
First visit to the vet.
The world can seem very big to those around us. So love others well by meeting them on their level.
Colonel meets his baby brother, Louie, for the first time.
I’m ready for the Christmas party my family is hosting!
Anxiously awaiting the mail delivery.
I'm getting into the Christmas spirit with my bandana!
Look at all of us hard at work, creating great things for all of you. I love my team!
I'm exhausted after a long day of blogging. It takes so long to type when you have puppy paws.
Helping mom get clothes planned for tomorrow.
“I’m a yankee doodle dogggggy.” I was Uncle Sam for Halloween.
Staring at the birds in the North Carolina mountains.
Mornings doing Bible study with my mom.
When mom makes the bed, I get my pillow and make my bed, too.
If I stare at mom long enough she’ll come throw the ball to me.
I know I'm cute!
I can dribble the soccer ball by myself.
Cone of shame. I’ve been neutered. ☹
Oops, sorry. I grabbed a little extra with the ball.
Football is my favorite sport!
I love Christmas!
Helping my mom unpack her suitcase.
I must admit. I’m a daddy’s boy. I pout when he gets ready in the morning because I know he’s going to work. So I hide between his legs hoping he won’t go.
I’m getting bigger! So is my puppy belly.
This was when I was just a puppy.
Trips to the vet can be scary!
Mom and dad chose me out of the entire litter. I was born in Mississippi but on my way home to Texas!