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"It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..."

Hermann Hesse

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pardon Me, Do you have the Time?

A new (handmade) member of the household.
Just like the others, she's one of a kind!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Busy Boy Takes a Pause (Whew!)

Sage is a busy little fellow. He's always got a smile on his face and is extremely curious and ready to play. Even while the other two dogs nap, he's often awake, roaming around looking for something to do. So views like this have become more rare, now that he's older.

Even when he does nap, any small move from one of us has him up in a moment, ready to investigate. And, as a somewhat velcro guy, he never wants to be too far away.

Friday night is usually a relaxing evening for us. With activities on most other nights of the week, this is our night to veg a bit. After a couple of hours of playing with toys, terrorizing his sisters, and getting me to play with him, Sage took the opportunity to curl up with Dad in front of the TV.

Enjoy the slumber while it lasts. Sage is another one of those dogs that watches TV. When another dog appears, or even just barks, he's all over the TV, trying to find the intruder behind the screen, running to the front door, which is where it must have come in!

A ring of the TV doorbell has a similar effect. He's also interested in some of the dishes shown on Food TV. I guess it depends what they're making that day!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cash - Happy Landings!

Cash - Soon after his arrival in his new home, with his new sister!

His sister is 6.5 years older and wasn't quite sure what to make of the Doggie Tornado that landed with a bang! But after a short while, she decided he was probably OK to have around, even if he is a busy boy! happens to the best of 'em.
Cash, shown here during recovery from his recent neuter.

Cash's new dad said:

"This picture is one of the rare, and I mean rare, times he has slowed down. He is usually tearing through the house like a tornado. His incisions have healed well and is wearing head gear for a few more days to keep him from working on the foot stitches. He was a riot the other day ripping through the house after a plastic gallon milk jug, herding it around with the head gear all over the house crashing into everything. We think he is doing eceptionally well and is housebroken."

We've received some other communications and photos from our other puppy owners too. We will be posting those very soon! They're all doing very well!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Expensive Ticket!

I never really thought much about the logistics of Elephant travel. But this picture of two of the eleven Ringling Brothers ladies, disembarking the train, makes loading three dogs, with their respective crates and supplies needed for a journey, look like a walk in the park!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Competition for "Daily Cute" (a.k.a. Willie (Dylan) Goes Home-Part 2)

OK, I know that there are a bunch of incredibly cute cardigan puppies out there in the crowd. And the photos of them have been just incredible. But here's a little competition for "cuteness" awards from the Pembroke side of things!

Today I received these photos, taken by Dylan's (formerly Willie) foster person. These were taken when Dylan met his new human and canine family members this past weekend!

Now admit it...these are just too cute!

It is so true - corgis are like potato chips...

You really need more than one!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Willie goes Home!

During this past weekend, Willie (now Dylan) traveled to his new home. Now he lives in Arkansas with his new people who tell us that their visitors have commented that it is as if he's been with them from the time he was a tiny puppy! That's just what we love to hear!

His people made a really long drive to meet the foster person, who also made a really long drive, and Willie exchanged hands. When they got home, his family found this sign on the front of the house, made just for Willie by the neighbor! (Who knew that Willie might also learn to be bilingual!)

Happily sitting in the yard, next to his new dad, with that familiar sweet smile!

Nothing like having your very own family to make a guy feel comfortable!

Congratulations Dylan!
We're SO pleased that you found such a wonderful home!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Pool Party Pics

On July 12th, Sage, and his big sister, Denali, were invited to a Pool Party at Aunt Tina's. All of the guests, except me, were dogs! Now that's some party!

Denali was a "water dog" from day one. She loved her kiddie pool when she was a young puppy, and still thinks that playing chase games with the flying water that comes out of the garden hose is one of the best games ever! She will do this till she is completely soaked!

So it was no surprise that she took herself swimming in Tina's pool last November, when we were outside frying a turkey. That was an unplanned foray into the pool. This time the weather was a bit better.

Denali, relaxing in the shade after her swim.

Sage, getting his first taste of wading.
He's not all that keen on water and wasn't so sure this was a very good idea!

Aunt Tina helps him stand on the top step.

Seems he's not so interested in going any further, though we did get him to do a small lap out and back to the step. I was holding his long line to guide him, so couldn't take pictures. He wasn't all that pleased and was very ready to get out.

Tina's little Heinz 57 mix, Sallie Ann, shows Sage how it's done.

Sage would much rather chase Denali around, while she gazes at the water.

He takes a closer look, but still isn't convinced that he belongs in there.

Slightly damp from his swim, Sage prefers deck lounging.

Oh my, look at all those waves!

This expression pretty much sums up Sage's feeling about swimming. Here he is telling me just what he thinks of my idea that he should give it another try.

Safely on deck, getting ear scratches definitely agrees with Sage.

And then, there is one of his favorite pastimes, collecting sticks!

Not to mention, exploring the yard.

He sure is a pretty puppy!