Extreme Counter Surfing


Is it a cat? Is it a goat? Nope itsa greyhound! The little whippersnapper was caught once again red-pawed taking the greyhound sport of counter surfing to the extreme.

Good grief little one. You do keep us on our toes. You are going places no other greyhound has gone before. But we lubs you!

Sunny days rule, rainy days drool

Whoa! This is January in Oregon and what is all of the bright stuff all over our back yard?


“It’s coming from over there. I think the sunshine I brought from Florida has finally caught up with me!” Says Cinderella.


Crystal chimes in, running from the back door “Don’t let it get away. I want to play in it too.”


Jori is just sure that the bright yellow toy she has found is the missing for many weeks sunshine.


Adam, the beautiful white knight is running through the neighborhood, shouting with glee for everyone to come out just to see.


Skirvee has found another toy. Oh where o’ where has the sun been hiding itself and the toys?


Minnie is ready to party. Woo Hoo!

Her cuteness


Once upon a time, in a field far away lived a shy little greyhound named Snaggle. The day came and it was time for her to go to greyhound school…

If you want to know the rest of her story, you will have to visit her web page

Warning! Caution!

Toddler in the House

I call it the honeymoon. Those first few weeks when a greyhound comes home from the kennel. They are learning sponges. Everything is new to them. Everything that they can reach, is theirs.

Caught red-pawed, you little whippersnapper!

Dear used-to-be Blackberry case,

I am so sorry. When I slipped my little phone out of your safety, I didn’t think that you would be in danger on the table. Fortunately, for the phone you protected, the phone was with me.

RIP little buddy.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


First, the good.

Feb. 20 the Fly Boys joined us from Florida.
Nov. 2 Pasha joined the gardens when his family moved to California
Nov. 9 Joey comes up to us on his own for ear scritches
Nov. 26 Crystalbella is back after four years in another home
Dec. 15 Cinderella arrived home from Florida


And then, the bad.

March 28 Cleo is diagnosed with lymphoma and goes to the bridge
April 9 Adam diagnosed with auto immune hemolytic anemia, and as of January 9, 2009 he will be nine months post diagnosis
July 31 Oneco goes to the bridge
Aug. 1 Clancy diagnosed with sarcoma, surgery removed the tumor with clean margins

Unfortunately, the Ugly

Vet bill for 2008 $13,717.40
Dog food 7,280 lbs.

I am a cookie jar

And this is what I see.

Cinderella, new to home life is gentle, plus her underbite helps her to take the cookies carefully.

Buddy is completely toothless and his bite is ever so gentle by default.

Crystal came from a home with small kids. I’d almost bet she was taught to have a very soft mouth when she took her cookies.

Minnie is pretty gentle, she is such a munch mouth though, she’s rather get her own cookies out of the cookie jar.

Not pictured is Flo. She prefers three or four fingers with her cookies.

Do not disturb

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

Minnie

Pasha

Cinderella

Buddy

Roxy

Pasha and Talley

Minnie and Crystal

Tundra three – Humor one • It’s melting

This is the face of a very happy camper! It is finally starting to thaw out around this frozen tundra. I have been in Oregon for nine days, 17 hours and 12 minutes. The clock on the back patio is finally registering above freezing.

The icicles are dripping and getting smaller.

And here is my proof, the thermometer says it is finally above 32°.

So here are the very last of the snow dog pictures. At least for another 40 years.

Crystal, Adam and Maddie checking out the scents on one of the beaten down pathes.

Crystal and Minnie.

Jori, Crystal and Minnie. Ice was falling off of the trees and definitely caught every one’s attention.

Moose listening to the noises in the trees.

Crystal, Jori, Cinderella and Minnie. None of us four girls wanted to venture off of the beaten path, even if it is starting to melt.

Moose and Mickey. Both lightweights. This is as far as they would go in the snow.

Still the bravest of them all.

Flocko wandering out and looking forward to warmth of his cushion inside.

Maddie, another one of those seniors not intimidated at all by the snow.

Minnie and Roxy all nestled in on their cushions.

Flocko, playing with a stuffie after braving the snow in the backyard.

Everyone is looking forward to the mudd that will follow the meltdown. Stay tuned for the muddy paw posts.