Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas - the aftermath...


Opening presents...

Playing with new toys....

Surveying the mess...

Rumpling with Mom...

 Just what Monty wanted...

 Taking a nap...

Big smiles....

 First attempt at a video...

We hope you are all having a excellent day!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas tomorrow!  Sam and Monty are prepared for the big day!  They've been extra good, have picked up all their toys, and have tried very hard not to bark at the door.

Sam's going to wait up for the big guy - he's pretty sure Santa needs a doggy co-pilot. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paws in Need

This morning our good friends at the Houston Pittie Pack lost their house to a fire.  Unfortunately, not everyone managed to get out - five of their beloved pups crossed to the Rainbow Bridge this morning.  Our hearts are breaking for our friends.

Some of our fellow bloggers have opened a Chip-In account to help them out - if you can, please make a donation - any amount will help.

Click here to make a donation.

A Dog Lover's Prayer

My prayer book's unconventional,
An Album scarred with age.
The dogs who shared their lives with mine
Stand out on every page.
The Spaniels of my childhood days,
All floppy ears and fluff;
The Dobermans who shared my bed,
Magnificent and tough.
Though some folks picture Heaven's gates
Atop a golden stair,
The precious photos... in my book inspire this humble prayer:
Lord, lead me to a sun-washed field,
Then send them one by one;
Let yelps of joy lead wagging tails as to my arms they run.
Sad eyes so pleading, paws that beg,
A symphony of barks
Invite a romp in fragrant grass to songs of meadowlarks.
This Heaven that I pray for, Lord,
Where lilacs scent the air,
Is blessed with all the dogs I've loved
Who come to greet me there

written by Toni Fulco

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Monty naps every day on the ottoman - these naps usually start around 10 am and last until about 2.  Since he is slightly larger than the ottoman, he typically starts to slide off.  Sometimes he wakes up and fixes himself and occasionally he falls completely off.  When he hits this stage, Aaron and I start making bets on what will happen and how much longer it will take... 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The view outside my window....

Sam, don't look!

I'm still at Saguaro National Monument and I thought I would share what just walked past my office window...
Do you see the bobcat?

Coming our way!

...and smiling for the camera!

Sam will never forgive me for posting a c-a-t on his blog!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meeting Someone Special

I am travelling this week, working at Saguaro National Monument.

Normally, I get pretty lonely and miss my boys terribly.  This time, however, I got to meet someone very special! 

I got to meet Jack and the Tall Guy, from Daily Dose of Jack!

Jack is a happy, energetic pup who spent our visit telling me all sorts of things!  I couldn't keep up!  He was also on the lookout for sticks and kept insisting a piece of gum on the ground had been left specifically for him.  He was also very interested in my long hair.

Lady - there's a squirrel on your head!
Meeting Jack and the Tall Guy was definitely the high point of this trip!  Thank you guys!