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Monkey see, monkey do

May 30, 2014 Timber, Zip 5 Comments

Zip and Timber   

Timber is so happy with Zip here. He’s just a whole new dog. In the last two weeks he has spent a whole lot of time just watching Zip.

He always used to squat when he peed. Now, he’s lifting his leg.

When Zip drinks, he dives to the bottom of his water bowl with his nose. Timber used to rest his nose on the opposite rim of the water bowl, ever so delicately drinking. Tonight I caught him diving his entire nose into the water bucket.

It’s actually very comical to watch them.

This is what happened when I let them out for their noon time run.

That big rug used to be in the living room. When it was time to switch it out, we thought we would just throw it out on the rocks for them to enjoy. Oddly enough, all of the dogs love to lay on it out in the sun. This was first time I’ve seen either of the boys laying out on it. They usually prefer one of the cushions.

After the first week

May 26, 2014 Timber, Zip 5 Comments

Timber and Zip

Friends

May 25, 2014 Timber, Zip 4 Comments

Zip and Timber   

Timber is so happy having Zip here. He really loves the company of another borzoi.

We took them out yesterday twice to play in addition to their daily walk. They raced after each other and participated in a little rough house.

I think Timber was a little sore today, he wanted to play, but his get-up-and-go wasn’t quite so eager.

We will be forever grateful to Carol for sending her boy our direction. We are head over heals in love and Timber is thrilled.

The first playdate

May 22, 2014 Timber, Zip 1 Comment

Zip and Timber   

Zip arrived last Friday and we have been faithfully walking them together everyday.

Tonight we muzzled them up for safety and let them run and play on the acre. It was beautiful. I have always loved watching the greyhounds run, they truly are poetry in motion, but the borzoi, they were simply amazing.

Timber and Zip   

People have asked if I think they remember each other. I honestly don’t know, but I do think they will be best of friends.

Getting to know you

May 18, 2014 Timber, Zip 4 Comments

Zip and Timber   

We’re taking lots of walks together.

Timber’s reveal

May 17, 2014 Timber, Zip 8 Comments

Timber and Zip   

The story actually starts in December. I remember the day well because I had just left Danny Bleu at the clinic not knowing he would never come home again.

Carol, one of Timber’s breeders asked us if we would like to have Zip. We talked about it and decided that yes, we wanted a litter mate. We agreed that flying wasn’t a good option and neither was driving from Oregon to Florida and back, so I contacted Shuttle Pet, a company that actually drives pets all around.

She said she would be happy to bring Zip to Oregon, except that we would have to wait until May when they lifted the chain laws over the mountain passes.

Not wanting to jinx anything, we didn’t say very much until the time got closer and closer.

Shuttle Pet was awesome, I’m so glad we waited. Zip was in great shape after being on the road for a week.

He arrived yesterday afternoon and we’ve taken many walks together, allowing all of us a chance to get to know one another. Zip has to be one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. He is so affectionate, I’m getting pretty good at typing with one hand so that the other can be scratching his ears.

See the brotherly resemblance? I don’t think I have ever taken so many photos with my iPhone.

Zip   

Let me formally introduce you to Zip, the newest member of our family.

Many thanks to Carol for giving us the opportunity to love another borzoi. He is amazing.

Fun times Friday

May 15, 2014 Timber 3 Comments

Timber   

Timber’s surprise arrives tomorrow. Holy smokes! Deep breath, everything will be awesome.

A picture of patiently waiting

May 14, 2014 Timber 3 Comments

Timber   

I’m guessing this has to be right before Timber came to Oregon.

Now he’s waiting for his surprise. Patiently.

Thanks for the puppy pics Carol.

Timber’s surprise is getting closer

May 13, 2014 Timber 4 Comments

Timber’s surprise

Yesterday Timber’s surprise was in New Mexico. Count down and wait is almost over.

Thanks for the photo Carol.

Still in the wind

May 11, 2014 Timber 2 Comments

Timber   

Timber’s treasure is still in the wind, well Arkansas actually. It will be there for two more days it looks like and then off to sunny Southern California.

Oh the wait!

In other news, Timber, Karen and I had our second private lesson with Lucky Leash today. This woman is amazing. We love her. Timber is doing so well and he is so darn smart.

Karen and I on the other hand have entered a very steep learning curve. Lola from Lucky Leash has her work cut out for her.

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