Thursday, January 29, 2009
Ironically, the night prior I had just finished a book - The Dogs Who Found Me. It's about a young writer/teacher who helps find medical attention and homes to stray dogs who cross his path in life. He struggles with letting them go and will forever wonder how they are doing. Now I understand. The Dude is the last of the dogs that remain since I began volunteering at EBHS in early November. I am forever grateful for dogs like The Dude, for what they have taught me.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
My why what big ears you have Freida. All the better to hear with Katie. Does this face say it all? Sweet sweet dog. Walked great on the leash and just took everything in.
Pippen. Super soft young pup. Pippen's tail would be waggin waggin waggin while we were walkin. Strangely enough, her tail was always pointed to the sky. Maybe Pippen knew that she has been adopted and is going home. Hip Hip Hooray Pippen!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Welcome to the blog Shadow. I know I say this most of the time, so I will say it again. This dog is awesome. Being a lab we headed for the run area. First thing she did was roll in the fresh snow. Just rollin' rollin' rollin'. On our walk, which she walked like an angel, Shadow would just stop, dig her head in the snow and roll. Frickin' Awesome!
Roscoe. Another friend of the snow. We worked on retrieving and he was quite successful on selective throws. Soon enough it will be second nature. Roscoe is a strong pup and walks nicely on the leash when he is away from all the distractions. Roscoe thinks the snow on the nose look is in. I agree.
Jack the Lab. Once Jack got outside, he was one happy dog. Jack is a mover and a shaker. Played some quick fetch. Enjoyed every minute. High spirited.
Prince did it. Puffy did it. Why can't The Dude? The Dude is now referred to as Duke. If that helps him get a home, more power to you Dude. Lets face it - The Dude needs a palace quick style. Yes I will still call him The Dude. More fitting in my mind. Help! I am falling for this dog.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This is a bad introduction. I do not remember this dog's name. However he is in luck as he has the cutest face. With this cute face comes a bad genetic disorder. Non-photogenicism. Seriously this dog wants nothing to do with the camera. Awesome dog, just not a fan of the Canon.
Josie the Iditarod qualifier. Feather-light weight class division of course. Also would probably rule at King of the Mountain. Loved to climb up the mounds of snow and bolt.
Snow the German Shepherd. Seeing the massive size of this dog, we went straight to the run area. After a short while, I noticed that Snow was leaving little drops of blood. So we went inside and had it looked at. Snow had a tiny cut under her nail. We then had to spend some time indoors which pretty much meant that I handed over all my treats pronto. In case you were wondering like me, Snow is also a Canadian rapper with the 1993 one-hit The Informer. Which one would I rather throw a ball to? Tough question.
The Dude abides. Each week The Dude is getting better about his possessive behavior. Now when he retrieves the ball, he drops it and lets me pick it up. This may not seem like much, but it is a big step for The Dude and I am proud of him. Encouraged by The Dude's latest hurdle, I did a little research on dudeism and found a great site - http://www.dudesim.com/ - The Church of The Latter-Day Dude.
Dunkin with Oreo. Although, I have never had the pleasure of walking a fresh sheered sheep, I bet it would look much like my walk with Oreo today. Sweet dog. baaaaa.
Relcome Roscoe. Tons of energy. Roscoe loves to run after the ball - after being the key word. The ball never rolled back my way. Half way through our time in the run area today, Roscoe started to show signs of actual retrieving. With added encouragement Roscoe did it! He is now retrieving the ball. Either he learned this today or I was being played. I can be a sucker.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation -- Fran Lebowitz
Thursday, January 8, 2009
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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Gunther the pup. Gunther TCB'd today - took care of business. Walked well on the leash, found the treats in my pocket, fetched the ball and pulled the drawstring out of my pants (pic#2).
The Dude cracks me up. When we were outside, out of nowhere he bolts to an area of snow and starts digging. digging. digging. digging. SHAZAAM! Another tennis ball. Then when we were inside, The Dude sneaks into a room and manages to grab two plush toys to take back to his kennel. All I can say is this Dude has got it going on.