November, 2010

  1. Another Day of Herding (and fun)

    November 28, 2010 by myeye

    In keeping with this holiday, Chase herded ducks all weekend long.  He’s learning to drive — quite a change from the fetching he’s been required to do for his test competition.

    Here he is playing tag with his housemate Treasure. She’s also learning to herd, but they needed a break.

    Dogs just wanna have fun!

  2. Weather Outside is Frightful, But Puppies Are So Delightful

    November 28, 2010 by myeye

    Forgive the shavings they have scattered everywhere and just enjoy the cute faces.

    Smooch in Back, left to right Reba, Udi, Victor

    Sparring Partners — chosen by color

  3. Don’t You Hate to Redo?

    November 28, 2010 by myeye

    As some of you know, this house lacked tender, loving care for several years before I bought it.  So, I’ve been “fixing up” since before I moved in.  The vertical blinds in both the living room and the family room were disgusting — sort of greasy to the touch.  Yech!  So I hied to my Los Lunas Lowes and bought a new header and louvers for the living room, and new louvers for the family room.  I bought white because I am a light person and the dark beige that was in both rooms was depressing.  I climbed up on a ladder and hung the family room louvers.  Mike put up the header in the living room, and I climbed up on my ladder and installed the louvers in the living room.  The family room, however, has a problem.

    How the blinds look at people eye level

    How the blinds look at Cardigan level

    They must have contained essential nutrients

    Were there sharks in here?

    Holmes says they were swaying and he had to stop them

    I have exactly enough louvers left to replace those he attacked.  If I move the crates close enough to the window, he can’t reach behind to get the louvers, and they are too big for him to chew through the crate.  Hey, Holmes, you just lie there — I’m going to get my ladder.

  4. First Trip Outside – A Family Tradition (Video)

    November 27, 2010 by myeye

    It was this weekend three years ago that Chase and his siblings made their initial foray into the great out of doors.  Tom/Carolyn caught the snapshot of little Chase at the fence meeting his older brother, and I was hooked.  I sent Carolyn an email asking her to put a sticky note on that puppy (he was called Ikey) that said “PENNI’S PUPPY”.  So that was all there was to it.  Ikey became Chase and has been my boy since I flew to Oregon to fetch him when he was 11-1/2 weeks old.

    The Chase/Leidy puppies, following the tradition, made their first trip to the great outside world this afternoon.  The temperature is in the mid-fifties with lots of sunshine and a slight breeze.  The babies took the trip in stride.  It will become a regular event.  The puppy room has a dog door that opens into a covered pen.  As soon as the baybeez are a little steadier on leg, they will have unlimited access to their yard.  I hope you enjoy their adventure in two parts.

    Wow! Look how big it is!

    Look at all the stuff we can chew on!

  5. Based on Popular Demand – 2010 Christmas Card-i

    November 27, 2010 by myeye

    So, here’s how it looks.  Thanks for all the input.  (It’s a postcard.)

    Christmas 2010