Holly brought the grand dogs down for a romp on the acre. Nothing tires a puppy out more than chasing a ball time after time after time. At the end of an hour or so, Autzen and Maverick had chased so many tennis balls that they were almost begging to go home to their big ol’ human bed and catch a quick happy nappy.
They had no problem lying down in the hay in front of the barn for a few minutes to pose for their monthly barn portrait. And yes, I know the wreathes are still hanging, but they are still so pretty.
Now Goldee on the other hand, loves to come to grammies because we have squirrels and birds and chickens next door. It’s a hunting dogs dream come true. For every run after the ball, she ran twice as far chasing after the real deal.
We decided this year to do the family photos at our place. We hauled the settee out to the back yard and let the doggies play for awhile. It had been raining like cats and dogs. Part the acre was swamp land, but that didn’t slow the grand doggers down. They played and chased and had a grand time.
Autzen didn’t get to meet her new sister until after we got home. There is always a little mystery in introducing new dogs, but in true awesome Autzen fashion, she welcomed her sister with open paws and Goldee was thrilled to have a playmate.
On Sunday when Karen and I went up, we took the girls for a little walk. Holly and Goldee went one way, Joe, Autzen and I went the other way.
Autzen watched with sad curiosity as she walked them walk.
It was shortly after this that we reunited the girls.