Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh my Dog! My Poor Lawn!

Gabe loves grass.  He loves to lie in it; he loves to eat it; he loves to dig holes in it; to get at the succulent (I'm assuming?) grass roots.  Archie doesn't have the same love affair with grass but he likes to play on it.  If the ground is a little soft, when he and Gabe run around on it, the flip of little clods of sod.  Not good.  For the most part, the boys are not allowed on the lawn in the summer.  The yard is plenty big without having to use that area.

However, occasionally, especially when it's hot and the ground is hard, I'll let the dogs on it for a bit.  And then Gabe, for one, really goes to town.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Sleepies

Yes, we have ruff life.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

If Gabe were human, he wouldn't be one of those guys at the park, tossing a frisbee around, nor one of the guys at the beach, catching a wave.  No, I firmly believe he would be one of those guys chilling in an Adirondack chair in his back yard, cold beer in hand.

Stay cool!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Propagating an Archie Tree

Yes, that's my Boo, curled up in a hole he dug himself in one of my planter barrels.  There was nothing planted in it, but there is now!  Looking forward to my harvest of wee Archies.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's a bird; it's a plane, it's ...

a hot-air balloon!  And pretty freaky to Gabe n Arch.  When they notice a hot-air balloon in the sky, they always make a fuss.  I'd like to know what goes on in their little beagle brains when they spot them.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day at the Dog Park

My children wear fur. If something makes them happy, I'll likely be happy too. I couldn't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day than a trip to the dog park - our first in months, since I broke my ankle.

Pre-broken-ankle, we would circle the park four times in about 50 minutes. Today, we managed two circles. It was lovely out there in the sunshine, though, and I think we were all happy to have the time together. Apologies for the hazy pictures - I didn't take my camera, so these are off my blackberry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lulu's family says ...

Lulu is usually a happy go lucky beagle. She doesn't have any health issues, she's up to date on her shots and she's very smart. She is a great dog ... She loves being outside, rolling in the grass and running around the yard. She loves to play fetch but sometimes gets so excited she forgets to return with the ball! Her favorite toy is a toy dolpin, she always has to have it with her when they relax on their couch. She might possibly roam in a new area since it would be unfamiliar, but has always been good walking off leash with us when we go for walks in the country. She is housetrained, crate trained and knows many commands and some signs. She is a calm eater, and has no allergies that we know of. She is easy to take for walks as she is great on her leash and is great around other dogs.

We have 3 young (under 2) nephews in town and she is great with them. They have pulled her tail and stuck their fingers in her nose and she has never reacted towards them. We also have a cat, who gets along great with both of the dogs and Lulu and her enjoy snuggling on the couch. Our cat had kittens this past fall and Lulu was great with the kittens, they would play with little balls together and lay together for naps. It was very cute.
Now to find a foster family for this girl, on her way to her forever home ...