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, November 23, 2015

Fun at Fenway's

You may remember Rain Barrels from the Dome Rock Pack. 

She and her little brother, Snowden, came to visit at Fenway's house.

Things got wild, sides were taken, lines were drawn, fur flew and toys were destroyed (Sorry, Will)

Stumpy stayed out of the melee and appeared to referee the games
And then they all crashed

Before our visit was over Stumpy and Teddy made friends


But, due to my stupidity, They had a little dust up. When we return we'll start from scratch to repair their trust issues.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stumpy's New Ride and Latest Road Trip

Stumpy has left the Northeast coast in search of warmer weather. She's now riding in a 1997 Ford E150 conversion van; soon to be a customized camper van.
I'm not sure she approves

In Buffalo, NY we stayed with friends who had a young, rescued terrier that was having some trouble adjusting to life in the city. Stumpy spent a couple of days helping  him with his manners and confidence.

At last report he was doing well and enjoying his new life.

We're really proud of Joe. But, we're especially proud of Ellen and Bill, the people that love Joe. They have gone the extra mile to make sure that Joe can lead a fearless, happy and fulfilling life.  Stumpy and I are looking forward to another visit with them.

In Indiana, we met up with Ivy, a young, high energy malinois girl.

Ivy and Stumpy enjoyed each others company from Indiana to New Mexico

You can read more about Ivy's adventures on The Chasing Flowers Tour 2015. She full-times in a vintage trailer with Cricket, a poodle, and their chauffeur, Diane.

We took about 3 and a half weeks to travel cross country. Now, we're here in Nevada with Kuzzin Fenway

And there's a new trouble maker in town.

Teddy Ballgame came to live with Fenway about a month ago. Best guess: he's year old Catahoula mix. He was found, skinny and starving, on the streets in Arizona. Stumpy's favorite boy brought him home and now Stumpy and I are Kuzzin-sitting.

As cute and sweet as Teddy is, Stumpy doesn't seem very happy with the new addition to the family. Teddy doesn't seem to understand that he is supposed to defer to the Queen of Everything's wants and desires.

Here's the motley crew. Teddy's pretending he's a good boy

They have a few more days to get to know each other. then Stumpy and I are movin' on down the road.

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
and dancing
There were lizards to hunt,
squirrels to chase
OOPS! Sorry dogs! False alarm!
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