Sunday, June 30, 2013

Relaxing Weekend

Not much going on here - just relaxing out on the back deck, enjoying some slightly cooler weather.

Brea checking out Neighbor Cat

Siri is almost 9 months old and weighs 77 lbs.

I wish I could take more pictures on some of our walks, but handling a camera and Siri and Brea at the same time has become increasingly difficult.  Actually, Brea isn't a problem most of the time.  We've had rain almost every day this week, and the ball field is still wet and muddy, so there's been no chance for Siri to burn off excess energy before walking on a leash.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cat Relaxing

For once, the cat and dogs ignored each other.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Can't Stay Out Of The Mud

We've had a lot of rain lately, turning the infield at the ball field across the street into a muddy mess, so I've kept the dogs away from there, walking them on leash instead.  Between the rain and my working some twelve hour shifts, Brea and Siri haven't been able to get out and really stretch their legs and burn off some energy in awhile.  Short walks between rain showers and work shifts just aren't enough.

That became evident the other day when I woke up to discover that Siri had chewed a hole in her doggy bed and pulled out a lot of the stuffing.  It was all over the floor at the foot of my bed, next to the remains of my favorite old pair of Teva sandals.

This morning I decided that I'd have to just suck it up and let the dogs run on the ball field.  It was that or let Siri destroy the rest of the house.  I took them to the farthest part of the outfield before turning them loose, and they ran straight for the mudhole at second base.

All of my previous dogs stayed in the grass.  I can't remember any of them running onto the dirt even one time, except to retrieve a toy or a ball.  These two seem to prefer running on the dirt and rolling in the mud.  They're both sleeping now.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Siri has caught up with Brea in the speed department.  They're about equally fast when running straight out, but Brea is still more nimble, able to turn and change direction faster.  She has to work harder now to keep the toy away from Siri.

Brea is still the winner!