Instagram anyone?

So here's my random confession.  This blog notwithstanding, I am not a super big fan of social media.  It's a necessary evil of my job that I am required to have a working knowledge of the various social media platforms and how they function both separately and together, but for the most part, for me, that's where it ends.  Facebook has never been a big draw for me.  Pretty much everyone I want or need to talk to, I already do, and the last thing I want to do with any spare time I have is read about what someone I haven't talked to in fifteen years is making for dinner tonight.  Call me crazy, call me antisocial ... whatever, but it just isn't for me.  Twitter ... same thing.  You may be my family, you may be my dearest friend, but I'd rather give you a kidney than hear about how much you're paying per gallon for gas, what you ate for lunch, or what bumper sticker you just saw on the back of the car in front of you at the stop light.  With very few exceptions, it just doesn't interest me.  Pinterest, on the other hand, I am all about, but I could see within days of signing up for it that it would be a potentially HUGE time suck for me.  So I just stopped.  Cold  turkey.  No support group, no nothing.  Impressive, right? 

 Now, I know there are people who use Facebook and Twitter and the like for true good - people who are in the trenches of rescue efforts and such.  That, I can totally get behind.  On the whole, though .. meh.  

Which is why Instagram didn't initially interest me ... but then I reconsidered.  And then ... since I figured most of the pictures I'd be sharing were of Tucker & the gang anyway, I might as well go full out.  So you can now get your fix of Tucker, Olivia, Tanner, Phoebe, and Finn on Instagram ... if you've a mind to. Just look for us @tuckertellsall 

And here's a little bit of what you've missed thus far ... 

Tucker being adorable ...

Finn being sleepy ...

Olivia striking a diva pose ... (something she's quite good at) 

Tucker letting me know what he thought of getting a bath ...

Tanner making it clear that he can bathe HIMSELF, thank you very much!

Phoebe giving me her patented "I don't know what you're talking about" face when I told her it was time to get up!

Olivia trying to be supportive by lying next to me when I had a migraine.

Tucker giving me his best "This is not Men in Black 3, so stop flashy-thinging me and turn out the lights!" look.
Anyway, since I've been posting only very sporadically lately, (same for visiting others' blogs) it's been fun to scout out some of our blogging buddies who are also on Instagram and see what they're up to.  Those people know who they are but if there is anyone else out there we haven't found, do let us know so that we can look for you!



Yesterday morning I got a great surprise ... my boss walked into my office bearing gifts!  (I know, how often does that happen?)  Actually, I have a pretty generous boss, but even still ... not that often. 

The gift was this adorable photo, framed in a simple black frame.  

I happen to love black & white photography, regardless of the subject, and when the subjects are as adorable as these, I obviously love that even more.  It happens that my boss and his wife had been to a charity dinner benefiting the local humane society and this photo was one of the auction items.  The photographer titled the photograph "Busted!" and according to my boss, as soon as he saw this picture he knew I had to have it.  I cannot help but agree .. and I love it! So thanks, Boss!

The funny part is that when I snapped this quick photo with my iPhone I didn't notice until I blew the photo up larger that you could see Tucker reflected in the glass.  Do you see him? 

Hang on ... let me help you ... 


Mancat Monday with Tanner and Finn

Mondays are never fun, but hopefully the opportunity to feast your eyes on my two handsome man-cats will make yours just a bit better! 

Only four more days till the weekend! 


Black and White Sunday #4

Thanks to You Did What With Your WeinerMy Life In Blog Years, and Dachsund Nola for hosting this hop!  We are finding new reasons to love Sundays as a result and so enjoy visiting all the other blogs to see their beautiful black and white photos.  


What I'm looking forward to tomorrow ....

I found Pets Life Naturally about four years ago, when I got lost coming back from a client meeting a couple of hours away.  As I drove along looking for a way to get back on the interstate, I spotted it out of the corner of my eye and before I knew it my car was turning into the parking lot almost of its own volition.  I was not disappointed when I went inside, either, as I so often am when visiting pet supply stores.  Just about every premium brand of pet food, including frozen raw, is stocked on its shelves and in its freezers, and the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable  about the products that they sell.  Unfortunately this store is about an hour and a half away from where I live, so I don't get down there too much.  Obviously often enough to get on their mailing list, though, and I was pretty happy to get this invite, especially since my previous plans for this Saturday had included nothing more exciting than doing laundry, cleaning the house, and going to the grocery store.  Wine, appetizers, and premium pet food?  Sounds like heaven, and the laundry can wait. 

And if any of you out there are close enough to attend, Tucker & I would love to see you there!


Lollycadoodle winner announcement!

Sorry we are a day late, but we are excited to announce that the winners of our Lollycadoodle ring toy giveaway are none other than our new blog friends  Twiggy and Onyx from Snotface and Twiggy!

Guys, please email us at tuckertellsall@gmail.com with your address and we'll send your toy out right away! 

Photo credit:  Lollycadoodle.com
Happy Friday everyone!