Thursday, March 13, 2014


Lately, I've been leaving Brea and Siri out of their crates when I go on short errands, when I expect to be gone no more than an hour or two.  I've always hoped to be able to phase out the crates completely.  None of my other dogs were left in crates while I was at work, and there were very few problems.

Before going shopping today, the dogs got to run and play on the ball field, and later we went on a mile long walk.  I gave them their Kongs stuffed with treats before I left.  When I came home, however, I found this:

This was the doggy bed that I bought at Christmas.

As soon as I saw it I said, "Uh-oh..." and Brea and Siri reacted the way they usually do when I say that:

Siri hits the floor and looks guilty and/or worried.

Brea retreats up the stairs and watches from a safe distance.

I'll never know if the damage was done out of anxiety or if Brea and Siri were just having a really, really good time while I was gone.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Random Pictures

Just some random pictures, taken over the past couple of weeks...

Sometimes Siri likes to carry sticks or branches that she finds.

Brea after ten minutes' playing in the snow this morning.

Her nose and ears get red from the cold and exertion.