Gathering of Cousins

Yesterday we gathered our family to celebrate my nephew’s birthday.  We were surprised to find everyone joined us in bringing along their fur babies for the fun!  From left to right we have Florence the Australian shepherd, Mattie and Trooper the brittany spaniels, Latte the long-haired chihuahua, and Alphonse the pit bull.  Everyone slept well that night after playing chase, swimming, and fetching balls.  Thanks to my photographer sister for the terrific photograph!  Check out Christy’s other work at Digital Memories by Christy


Our Family Fidos

Summer Days at Home

Summer days at home can be quite fun!  Mattie enjoys stealing Trooper’s ball just to irritate him.  She doesn’t like playing with the ball at all.  You can see how happy Trooper looks about the situation in this picture.  Trooper plays with the rawhide rather than chewing it.  Mattie cools off in the muddy creek and  follows it up with a shower!  We hope your summer days are filled with smiles, too!

We Give Thanks…


We give thanks for camping trips with our humans, swimming opportunities, great hikes, the woodland creatures sharing their campfire, naps in the warm sun, tennis balls, stuffed squeaky toys, squirrels, birds, and all the fun things that happened during our Thanksgiving week this year.  (click on thumbnails to see the entire photographs)

Let’s Go For a Ride!

There is nothing more fun than jumping in the car and going on adventures!  While cleaning out the Jeep over the weekend, Trooper and Mattie hopped in and were ready to go!


Start the engine!


Doggy Classes

Bobbi and Mattie are taking some doggy training classes together.  Trooper elected to get his training at home.  Here are a couple pics from the sessions.  Mattie gets a little bored during the long discussions from the trainer; however, she springs to action when it is time to demonstrate she’s done her homework!  The little chihuahua, Elsa, is a coworker’s dog.  Elsa and Mattie are becoming friends.  Be sure to click on the thumbnails to see the entire photos.




September Smiles

Puppy playtime is the main focus at the Deling’s cottage in the woods.  Mattie LOVES playing in the creek and getting muddy.  While Trooper likes splashing around in the pool and creek, his favorite pastime remains his ball.


Fun Days at Home

Our last days of summer break have been spent relaxing and having some fun at home.

Vogel State Park

In an effort to find cooler temperatures, we headed to the mountains to camp at Vogel State Park.  The park was packed as many others had the same idea we did!  We spent time hiking and cooling off in the beautiful stream.