Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Timber at Christmas Time

These are from Michaela and Timber (in Germany)

"here two pics of today-
you see Timber seems to be not only 100 % working line---
but also 180 % kuddling line...
we just love him!

Merry Christmas!"

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

From our zoo to yours, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hoke, Cricket, Santa Paws, Sybil, Gem the shy BC and gone but never forgotten, Gizmo

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Freya December 2012

Robert & Ellen
Piano recital
This generation think they are sooo entitled
The Two Princesses (Ellen and Freya) enjoying a warm fire

Ellen treats Freya as a Princess

Ellen in Freya's crate

Why is Ellen in my crate?

Let me help you out of there

Ellen & Freya playing

Squinting in the sun makes her look like she is giving the evil eye

A more relaxed pose

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rompin' in a Winter Wonderland

Hey all! As explained in the email thread, it snowed here today, and it was Stella's first time experiencing it. She was nothing short of completely exuberant. She spent all the time she had outside today racing around at top speed, and at the same time, snapping in the air trying to catch snowflakes...She also demonstrated her version of "Doggie Snow Camouflage":
If you look closely, you can make out her form, hiding in the snow. ;)

She's giving me the "Really? More pictures in front of the Christmas tree?" look. It's not my fault she would't stay still the first round. We had just washed her right before this too. That's why she looks so clean...

Muddy Puppy

Ok. so it probably doesn't look as bad as Stella does after a good romp in the mud. After a bath the tub was pretty bad. Sawyer seems to hide the mud pretty well in that coat of his.

He makes the strangest faces.

Ok, you can throw the ball already.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Our neighbor across the street got him from his Aunt who had an oopps litter in MO.
He is as sweet as can be, soft and fluffy and very handsome.

Tag is two weeks older than Freya so play like siblings

A blur of red merle was what most of the playdate looked like.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The "other" side of Vegas

A few pictures from our outing this morning. This is 10 minutes from my house. Sweep almost discovered the Jumping Cholla Cactus. Disaster averted. A few of our neighbors on the way up. Getting out there early allows you to see things that head to higher ground or deeper into the canyons. Our treat this morning was a herd of mule deer. Probably close to 15. Two of them crossed the trill no more than 50' in front of us. No barking and perfectly still. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Stella in Her Entirety. Photodump!

 So, I realized that I need to post some of the pictures of Stella that I've been taking since September. She's quite the photogenic little thing.

One of my favorites of her in the fall. 

This one if from when she was first introduced to a ball. It was one of the funniest things I had ever seen. She was terrified of it. 
She has a new favorite sleeping spot aka the green leather chair in the kitchen/family room. No one put her on it. She voluntarily went up there on her own, curled up and fell asleep

Rye's tongue is hysterical 
Face shot!