Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

For our Halloween post we came up with the scariest thing we could think of....
Hopefully, Harlow will grow out of her "Smiley Cyrus" stage soon...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Our Week with House Pups

We've had quite the full week with our house guests.  Having two extra dogs really changes how you do things, what you do, and how much time you spend in the back yard picking up poop.

I is not a house guest.  I is Harlow!
For one, we discovered we couldn't walk the dogs - at least not all together.  Raven, the little black lab mix, would make a star sled dog and it made walking them all together a little difficult.  Whoever had Raven was guaranteed to come back with one arm just a little longer! 
I is furless husky...
Over all that has been our only complaint.  The dogs have gotten along very well, there was no fuss over feeding, and they discovered good behavior was rewarded with treats...
Tessie, on the other hand, was as quiet as a ghost in our house.  For those of you who have asked, she is a Aussie/cattle dog mix.  She loves to play with Harlow, but if nothing was going on she'd curl up in a corner and sleep all day.
One of these pillows met with a horrible early death.  Is this the culprit?
When she isn't sleeping she comes up and just sits and stares at you.
...and no, we don't know why...
Harlow has enjoyed having other pups to play with, even though Monty, Raven and Tessie have spent quite a bit of time ignoring her puppy antics.  In fact, I'm pretty sure they are worried about her mental health.
For the love of dog, what is wrong with you?
I think Harlow has taken being ignored quite seriously...
I is bored...
 ...and you know with Harlow, she is not shy about letting you know how she really feels about the situation.
Yup...  still bored....
Tessie and Raven are welcome to come and spend time with us anytime.  I had hoped Aaron might be willing to agree to open our house to a third pup, but whenever I bring the subject up he just starts laughing...
We have no idea why!

Friday, October 18, 2013

House Guests

What do you do when you have a dog in need of space?  Why, you invite house guests over! 
Oddly enough, this is possible if you take the time to properly introduce all the dogs in a neutral environment.  Tessie and Raven will be our guests for ten days.  I wonder what kind of adventures our pups can have?  Well, when they wake up from their nap...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A few very late thank you's...

This first post after Sam passing has been very difficult to write.  Do I dive back in and try to recapture the humor our blog is known for?  Do I pretend this new normal without Sam is okay with us?  I've sat down at the keyboard several times, but the right words have not come.

I realized that during the course of Sam's illness, and after his passing, we had received a few gifts from friends - gifts we have not recognized.  I decided this first post would include a few very belated thank you's to all of our friends.  Not only for the gifts for the pups, but for all the kind words and support we have received from everyone.

Our first thank you belongs to Jack and the Tall Guy over at Daily Dose of Jack.  Way back in July they hosted a contest to win a Frosty Paws prize pack.  We were one of the lucky winners! 
Thank you Jack and the Tall Guy!
Our dear friend Lucca also has been checking in on us.  Lucca's Mom sent our pups some yummy treats. These arrived before Sam passed away and he was able to enjoy both the duck biscuits and the turkey-oatmeal-cranberry treats.  On a side note, Monty was suspicious of the Healthy Bones and Harlow loved everything!  Thank you Lucca!
Yum Yum!
Khyra also sent us a special care package.  There were treats, a beautiful card, a note from Khyra's Mom, a neat water bottle and a bit of Khyra floof.  Which, just so you know, Khyra floof is like crack to doggies.
I have detected a foreign substance....
...and last but not least...

As some of you know, our Monty is the Mr. October for AZGRC's 2014 calendar.  Recently a very special package came in the mail.  Not only was it our very own copy of the calendar, but we also got a special note card with Monty's picture, as well as a beautiful canvas of the picture to hang on the wall.  To order a calendar, click here.  Don't forget to read Monty's story! 
Our boy is handsome!
We also got a CD full of photo's from the photoshoot.  These photo's are very special to us - Sam was there that day:
Forever brothers!

Sam and me

My redheads...
We will share more of the photos in future posts.  We have some very beautiful ones of Monty I can't wait for you to all see.

Once again, thank you everyone - for your kind words, thoughts, gifts and love you have sent our way.