Monday, January 31, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cat Watching

Once in a while, I actually put Laddie in his crate.
Gasp!
Yes, once in a while he gets treated like a..., dare I say it?... D...D....DDDOG!

It doesn't stop him from watching the cats when they get up on my desk.
Sometimes I look over and he looks like this:He'll hold that pose for as long as the cats are sitting there.
Today I looked over and he was holding this pose:Really, Laddie.
I think you need a new hobby.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coffee With A Canine

The dogs and I wandered out today to have Please come over and join us!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Double Take?

Apparently, Salem and Skid are soliciting new homes in Georgia under false names...

(click on picture to enlarge)
Thanks to Debbie Bailey for spotting this ad and alerting me to their plans.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Shhhh

Don't tell anyone...we let our little dog (and his friends) on the kitchen table!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's All In The Eyes

I love my dog Hemp but I just can't take a good picture of him.They say the eyes are the window to the soul and in Hemp's case I believe it.
His activity level is very high and when you look into his eyes it reflects it.
His pictures almost always come out badly because of this.
I tried to take a nice picture of him and Lad in front of a stone wall and his energy even made Lad look a little crazy.If you can't see his eyes very well, then maybe...But most of the time it comes out looking like this.Kinda makes you want to sleep with one eye open when you know this is what shares a house with you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Visit

Monday we had a visit from some different kinds of working dogs.
The North Wapiti pretty sled dogs! They (and head musher, Karen, and the newest musher, Richard and Helen their handler) were passing through on their way back from a race.
We were excited to have them stop over for the night.
Their "truck-dog" is a border collie who used to belong to us so they are family now anyway.
They were the best behaved guests and since Scott and I travel our dogs in much the same way, we spent alot of time observing their chores and quizzing the mushers to learn how to make our travels easier.
Unfortunately we didn't have enough snow in the right places to get a sled ride but the company more than made up for that. Come back anytime, guyz!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bragging Rights

Sure, there are lots of dogs that watch the tv when a sheepherding show is on.
I've got one of those too (Jed).
But how many of you also have cats that watch sheepherding on tv?
Somehow I think Poe is one of a kind.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cat Tails

All the dogs around here are busy working and training and don't have any interesting stories to tell right now so lets check in with the cats.

Poe is disappointed that his bid to ruin Christmas didn't come through.
The packages he peed on under the Christmas tree were enclosed in plastic.Curses! Foiled again!

The barn cats are taking the high road,and keeping an eye on things.They aren't taking any chances.What's got them so up in the air?I have no idea.