Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Visiting Schipperke

We were playing on the ball field this morning when the Brea and Siri were distracted by a dog and man walking by.
It was Otto, an eight year old schipperke, visiting from California, and his person.

Otto seemed friendly enough, and calm, and so was Siri, but Brea was really, really rude, growling and showing her teeth.  I don't know what her problem was, but that's no way to get invited to the dog park.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brea's New Favorite Spot

A couple weeks ago, I bought new cushions for the dogs' crates.  Almost every time I came home, I found that Siri had chewed a new hole in hers and there was loose stuffing covering the floor of her crate.  I would stuff it back in and cover the hole with duct tape and spray the cushion with Bitter Apple, but Siri would just start a new hole the next time she was in the crate.

A couple days ago, I pulled the cushion out of the crate and left it on the living room floor.  Since then, Brea has been spending more time downstairs, lying on the cushion, and a little less time alone upstairs.  Also, both dogs have been using the cushion as a base for games, wrestling and pushing each other off the cushion.  It's getting a lot of hard use.

Siri is chewing on a piece of deer antler.

The boxes on the couch are to keep the dogs off; they both seem to view the couch as a launching pad.

Top picture taken with Canon A620 PowerShot, bottom two with iPhone 4.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snow Day

Brea and Siri had an unexpected snow day today.  It started early this morning and the roads were covered by the time I left work.  My normal ten minute drive home took forty minutes today.

It was a wet, heavy snow, and I think the dogs were the only ones who really enjoyed it.