I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive.
~ Gilda Radner







Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering and Honoring

Those who did not make it home.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

6 Weeks

Make that 7.

Stumpy and I stayed with friends, in South Carolina, for 7 weeks.

You may remember Stumpy's BFF, Baxter. from previous visits back home.

Baxter moved south, last year. We totally enjoyed  our time with Baxter and his family while we waited for it to warm up, in New England.
 
It was great fun for the dogs, and for us, to watch them go at it, all day, every day.
Both inside
 
and outside.
 
The fun never stops.
 
There were lots of walks







There were endless games of tug
  
car rides
 
stare- downs
 
 
wrestling
 
and dancing
 
There were lizards to hunt,
 
squirrels to chase
OOPS! Sorry dogs! False alarm!
  
sunbathing,
 
 
and laps to test
 
We met Baxter's kuzzinz, Cocoa and Chaos
 (I don't know which one is which} 
  
had an occasional obedience class
Can you see the anticipation of a reward?
for a job well done?
 
There was peanut butter
 
 and of course, waiting.
  
 In between all the activity, They rest,
 
for about 10 seconds

We're headed north, now. Looking forward to seeing my family in just a few days !

Many, Many thanks to Baxter and his family for putting up with us for soooooooooo long! It's not just any friend that will allow you to mooch-dock in their back yard for a couple of months! I hope you are looking forward to the next time we visit as much as Stumpy and I!

Stumpy contemplates the long trip ahead
 
But knows she'll be welcome to return, anytime.
 
 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mystery ride

Baxter's Dad is doing the chauffeuring, today.
 
Baxter and Stumpy shared the window
 
Stumpy volunteers to drive 
 
She swears she can do it!
 

The BEACH! We're at the beach! We made it to the Atlantic! FINALLY!

Of course, there was swimming

 and we played ball
 
Baxter mostly watched. He's not a fan of the water.
 
But Stumpy ran
 
and swam
 
and played ball
until she could barely move.
 
She crashed, on the way home, with Baxter standing guard over her 
 
OK, really, Stumpy was in Baxter's way. He couldn't co-pilot, from there.
So he moved Stumpy out of the way. Then he crashed, too
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Occupy!

CHAIR!
 
And I ain't moving!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

I Spy Sunday (#5) on Monday

I Spy!!!

Whaddaya spy?

I spy Gertie!

And she's playing ball!!!

Why aren't I?