Friday, February 29, 2008

Howlin' Hoodoo....

Howling Hoodoo
June 19, 1999 - February 29, 2004
Our funny, tricky, silly, goofy, noisy, smart, happy, gentle, cuddly, beautiful boy
who was taken much too young, but who lives on not only in our hearts
but in the dozens of rescued dogs who have followed the trail he broke.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What a difference....

What a difference a little time, little warmth and some good medicine can make.

Pirate has gone from this rather pathetic looking old girl

To this beautiful creature.

who spends her afternoons lounging the sun....

And remembering her younger days. I bet she was a fine sled dog in her day!

Metacam controls her arthritis and gives her pretty good mobility again. She can even run a bit and has been caught playbowing a few times! DES twice a week has stopped the urine leakage. She is right thrilled with the house dog thing! Doesn't even have to sleep in a crate anymore. She has picked her favorite blanket by the foot of the bed and happily curls up there every evening. She gets more affectionate every day and is turning into a leaner who likes to cuddle right in for some attention! She'll even push the young punks out of her way when she wants some lovin'!

She may not have years left, but she's a delightful old soul and it is my pleasure to keep her warm, comfy and loved for however long she does have left!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Richard...

I miss you every day, but perhaps a bit extra today, on what should have been your 40th birthday. I baked your cookies today, those ridiculous ones you liked best with every kind of candy known to man thrown in. Don't know who's going to eat all of them this year, but I couldn't let your birthday go by without cookies. I bet somewhere on the other side tonight there is one huge wienie roast bonfire party. It is brutally unfair that it's not here. Happy Birthday, my friend.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

What to do in the cold...

It's been too cold to get out on the sled. Little mistakes cause big problems in extreme weather. So what do sled dogs do when they can't sled...

Hang out on the couch of course.

Avoid eye contact with the humans. They can't make you go outside if you ignore them!

Puppy Brain apparently provides protection from the cold. Tehya may be 17 months old now, but she is all puppy! Mac is four, but he had a lousy puppyhood the first time around so he still likes to indulge in a little puppy behavior now and again.

-40 is no reason to miss a good play session!