Whoa! This is January in Oregon and what is all of the bright stuff all over our back yard?
My personal favorites are the standie-up ears. Always at attention, standie-up ears get attention.
Skirvee is a total nutcase and his standie-up ears confirm it. He’s as fun-loving as he looks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This morning when we woke up, we woke up to snow, lots of snow on the ground. And it was coming out of the skies like if it didn’t all hit the ground at once, we might not have any snow.
Now I ask you, what is the point of having an acre if you can’t use all of it?
Wrong, wrong, wrong. That snowy, wintery pasture of parad-ice. Solid ice. Greyhounds, are dogs on stilts. We don’t do well on ice.
For the first time, I was actually envious of that low-to-the-ground, Basset Hound, Lucee.
I’m freezing my butt off, but the guys with the furry coats don’t seem to have any problems with it at all.