Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Davie's Happy Birthday!

And he is four, I can't believe that in a couple of weeks it will be two years since the white knuckle drive back from Edmonton. We didn't do a birthday cake this year, Davie requested a Timmy's do-nut with a Tim Bit to cover up the hole and chicken on the side. I remember the first time I took him through the drive through he couldn't figure out where the voice was coming from and what was going on. Didn't take him long to figure it out.

Amanda emailed me a couple of pictures of Davie as a puppy that she got from a friend of hers. Davie had been visiting her puppies, he was so darn cute! So here are today's pictures, Davie as a puppy and Davie today on his 4th birthday.
Davie and he still loves balls

So fuzzy!

I'm only doing this for the do-nut!
I might share. I'm thinking about it

No this is how to celebrate a birthday

Squirrel? Did you hear a squirrel?

Gorgeous day for a birthday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Davie's new puppy friend

Davie has a new puppy to play with and teach. And he is a cutie, but then don't I say that about all puppies! Sam is a 4 month old Cairn Terrier. We went over to his place for a play yesterday. Davie was first then Emmi came in to play too. They all had a ball. It always amazes me how Davie acts with a young puppy once the sniffing is over. In every instance he will bring a toy and drop it for the pup and if the pup doesn't pick it up he will pick up the toy and drop it again. In every instance the puppy will take the hint and grab the toy. He is so gentle with puppies but will also put them in their place if they get out of control. He has Emmi well trained! Plus he seems to know when her behavior is not appropriate in other ways. For instance this morning she was barking at the window, he went and had a look saw nothing and gave her a slight gurr face. She quit immediately and just looked out the window. He has waaaay more success than I do!

Sam and a varmint

Whoa little guy you almost got run over!

Happy boys

I can really run!

Kill the varmint

Ha, ha, I have all the toys!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I believe that you should try to improve on things you want at any time and not have to wait for an excuse to set new goals or practice new behaviors. But to all of you out there who do make them , good luck. The first week of January has been awesome weather wise, perfect temperatures and lots of nice snow and blue skies. Did I ever say how much I love winter! No bugs, clean dogs, beautiful landscapes. Now don't get me wrong there are down sides but that happens in any season. Plus I do like the early dark because it gives me a reason to sit inside and catch up on reading etc. When it's light out and warm I really have to be outside so anything inside comes to a grinding halt.

We took Emmi for her first dog sled on New Years day. She handled it like a pro! Davie got to run ahead of the team or behind or across the field. He had a blast and was quite vocal about what he was doing. We are going out again today. Since Emmi seems to like sledding I ordered her a Hound Harness, they are double strapped in the front so fit a wide chested dog better than the traditional harness. You will see in some of the pictures how hers pulled too much to the side.

Emmi and Lexi in lead. Ivan and Shiloh in wheel.

Ivan and Shiloh arguing, serious girlies in the lead.

She is really into it!
Lexi says, "Excuse me but could you control the ears, I can't see!"

Later in the week we went out to a friends for some dog play. they had a blast. Plus Em got to sniff out rabbits.

Happy dogs!

Sorry guys my path!
Lost in snow!