July 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm (Dog Photo Story)

I’ve posted some of the best of the photos from Krysal’s wedding in the Flickr bar on the right.  Hopefully you won’t have much trouble viewing them.  Should you want copies for yourself, please refer to the Img_ number.  If you don’t see something wedding related in the bar, click the More Photos link.  That should take you to the Flickr page.  On the right, there will be a set called “Wedding”.  Click on that set, then look for a link in the top right that says something like “Slideshow”. 

When we brought the girls home from the kennel, I happened to look outside in the backyard before letting them out.  It seems that in the week that we were gone, in addition to the grass growing wild, the bunny who lives under our deck thought we had moved out.  He had gotten supremely comfortable in his new and improved surroundings; no dogs, no lawn mowers, and a fence to keep unwanted critters out.  In fact, the bunny was so comfortable he was snoozing, racked out, under the bird feeders!  He wasn’t curled up protectively, no, instead he had his soft underbelly exposed to the world, temping fate. 

Of course we had to let the dogs out and tell Spice to “Get the bunny.”  Poor dog couldn’t spot a bunny if one ran past her and smacked her on the nose.  Her bunny hunting skills are atrocious, but after a moment, she found the bunny.  I was able to snap this picture.


I don’t think I need to tell you that the bunny made a safe get-away.


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This is getting old….

May 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm (Dog Photo Story, Dog Update)

I’m getting really tired of seeing this when I come up the stairs.

No respect! None, what so ever! I may be pack leader, but when it comes to staking out the good napping spots, I apparently have no say in the matter. She doesn’t even wait for the car to pull out of the garage before she’s on the chair.

She acts like she owns the place.

Sure, I could probably give Spice a good beating and she’d learn her lesson, but how is it fair that I do that for the dog that will actually OBEY, and yet the other one, the one that constantly says “F-You” to every command I ask her to obey, well, she just gets to do whatever she wants and get on whatever she wants?? It’s not. So I think I’ll take the advice and remove the soft cushion on the back to protect it for as long as possible. I’ll just take it our and de-fur it for company.

But, as if sleeping on the living room couch wasn’t heartbreaking enough, how am I going to stop this?!?

Yes, that is Spice sleeping on the leather chair in the office where she is supossed to be sleeping on the nice fluffy dog cushion. I can’t patrol this! I put them in this room to sleep for the night and she starts the night on the floor, on the cushion, with Lola but within minutes she’s on this chair. At first she would hear me coming downstairs and jump off, the only evidence of being the rocking motion of the chair and some stray fur. But now, now she waits until I open the door and then she leisurely stretches ON THE CHAIR before hopping off.

Damn, this dog has got it good. And near as I can tell, she doesn’t share this chair with Lola. I think maybe in all her Chub-ness, she’s outgrown her small dog bed and likes the contors of the chairs. Something that she can really lean against, yet is soft and cozy. But they don’t make many soft dog beds with arms/sides for 50 pound dogs. They do make them of course, but they are really espensive. Then again, so are my chairs.

Sigh. What are you going to do? Maybe I’ll be like Nonno and put down blankets on all the furniture the dogs like.

*NOTE* – I know I said there would be a special post on Thursday, but I don’t have it done yet.  It will be up Thursday night, so check back in for some interesting stuff.

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I Spy Playtime

May 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm (Dog Photo Story, Playtime)

I caught Lola and Spice playing in the backyard the other day, so I used the opportunity to catch some shots using my zoom lens, but through the window, unfortunately.

Lola really wants to play. She’ll even through herself under Spice to get her attention.

Come on, Spice. Show Lola a little love.

So stoic is Spice, but she she can’t resist. Game on, Munchkin!

Look at that, Spice’s got Lola by the throat!

But Lola fights back with a vicious poke to the eye. Also, this is why Lola gets so dirty, look how much time she spends rolling in the grass on her back.

Oh, what’s this? Has the tide turned? Is Lola gaining the upper paw?

She’s got Spice by the ear! And folks, in case you haven’t played with Lola in a while, I don’t suggest you get into a biting game with her. She bites HARD. I don’t ever let her bite-play with me because she doesn’t understand that my hands are much more fragile than Spice. Frankly, I have a new found respect for Spice.

This is where I moved to the kitchen window and didn’t realize that I was shooting through a window screen. But I though you deserved to see how this ended, albeit it’s now in a fuzzy form. Look at those teeth. I guess neither dog pulls any punches.

In the end, it ended with puppy kisses. Aww. And then a leaf fell in the distance and Lola jumped off to go bark at it.

The end.

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