Today will be a very good day.
I think I will start by laying in the cool green grass, I’ll watch my friends play and play.
I will of course walk around for a long time. I’ll sniff the flowers, I’ll chew on a few tender shoots of grass. Yes, it will be a very good day.
Wanna know what makes today special?
It’s my 13th birthday.
Finally, the sun has shown its bright yellow face in the gardens. And just what happens on a bright sunny day you ask?
Roxy likes to go for a dip in the cool, fresh pools.
Pasha preferred to lay in the shade.
Murphy went right after the newly mowed grass for a tasty snack.
Maddie is the eternal sunbather.
Crystal the missile practiced her flying lessons.
Adam was just plain silly.
Karen stayed busy with yard work.
But nobody stayed as busy as the bees in the plum tree.
The ancient plum tree is in full bloom. She knows that it is April and she has probably done this for 75 years.
weather.com on the other hand, doesn’t get it. The Internet in tree years is relatively young, and it just doesn’t understand the seasons like the plum tree does. Come on spring, we’re waiting on you.
Even with the chilly wind, Pasha was feeling his oats tonight.
After admiring the plum tree in all her beauty, he decided to run with the youngens.
Feeling rather light on his feet, he had all four paws off of the ground.
The energizer greyhound will be 13 years old April 26.
The Pashmeister after dinner this evening. He is one perfect hound dog.
Even at 12 years old, he still has enough spunk to give chase.
Cool drink from the pools, a dog’s best friend.
How do they do that?
Jori is demonstrating the “canine pretzel.”
Roxy has her patented “stretch, twist and turn” or for you yoga buffs, the “reclining twist” to release the tension in her spine and tone her tummy.
And a twisted brotha, Pasha. Relaxing after a day of relaxing.
The tough get going!
Well almost. We think it makes more sense just to bury our heads in our paws and pretend it isn’t happening.
Let us demonstrate how you too can bury your head in your paws.
And the countdown continues… 22 days.
Pasha prefers the whole schnauz cover up. Nothing can get through, not even the littlest things.
Duncan puts his whole head in a lock. Protecting the brain from the drain is of utmost importance.
Picker has placed his nose in his armpit, a place most people won’t dare to go.
And the forever amazing Gracie has wrapped her little paw right around the end of her nose and over her mouth reminding you not to speak of evil, it just isn’t professional.
And if it gets too bad, Jori recommends putting your head between your knees and just kiss your hairy ass good-bye!
But you had better not ’cause we need you.
My personal favorites are the standie-up ears. Always at attention, standie-up ears get attention.
Talley never misses a trick, her standie-up radar dishes catch everything.
Skirvee is a total nutcase and his standie-up ears confirm it. He’s as fun-loving as he looks.
Pasha is a natural with his standie-up ears. He has such a distinguished look about him.
Crystal probably has the most versatile ears. Here she is sporting her alert standie-up ears, she had been watching the birds and was sure they were there for her entertainment.
As I look around the room of wall to wall, floor to ceiling dog beds, I seriously have to wonder how they earned the nick-name
45 mile-per-hour couch potatoes?
Crystal and Adam
Pasha and Talley
Minnie and Crystal
It was a phone call. We’re moving to California and we don’t think our 12.5 year old greyhound is strong enough to make the move. If we can’t find a home for him…
‘Nuff said, Pasha came to the gardens and he is such a delight. We really were the lucky ones to have him adopt us. He’s not an old man, he just got a new lease on life.
She’s back! Crystal started out in the gardens as a foster in 2004. When she was listed on Craigslist looking for a home, we stopped at nothing until we got her back. She’s our 47 lb. bundle of joy.