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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dawg Times - Our 1st Christmas together

We got our puppies in January when they were 9 weeks old so this was our first Christmas together.  It turned out to be a rather quiet Christmas with just one of my sons being home and no relatives visiting.  The dogs sure did liven things up for us and made it a good one.
Here's Ike checking out the presents while we were waiting for my son to get up.

Here's the tree with the presents under them.  Even though it was just the three of us there were plenty of things.  After all you have to get new underware and socks at least once a year don't you?
Since we didn't know how long it would take for son to get up my husband got up and got a toy that was from them under the tree. They had a lot of fun playing with it while we waited.

 Like small children they quickly got tired playing with the new toy and went looking for other things.
 Finally my son got up and started to hand out the presents. 
Of course they thought they should help too.  That also meant sniffing it as it was opened.
or helping open it with their teeth.
Then Patton got tired of waiting for his.  We couldn't believe it when he jumped down and went to the pile of stuff and figured out the area/bag that had his and his brother's gifts in it.  It was the ones that weren't wrapped. After he sniffed for a couple of seconds he then proceeded to get his own toys out and play with them.
 Here he is figuring out the bag that is theirs. 
  We called his name and he was like you talking to me???
 Can't you see I'm busy with my presents.
It didn't take long for them to get something else to play with but I must admit they were having just as much fun with the wrapping paper as they were the chew toys.
 Ike had to bring them to my lap so he could show me his new prizes.

I thought we had gotten a lot for them since we ended up spending more money on them than we did on ourselves.  It amazed up that in a couple of weeks all the new toys were totally chewed up and ready to be thrown out.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Puppy times - camp house

We took the puppies (now dogs since they are a year old) to a camp house.  It was a beautiful fall day and we wanted to get out and enjoy the fall foliage.  The next two images are from our backyard and knew it would be even more spectacular in other places.

This was the first time they had been to the camp house and like any curious child they had to check everything out.
I couldn't get over them going on the furniture like that.  At our house they know better than to do something like that.  So I had to call them and they were like Ah mom we're having fun.

Why are you telling us to get down off this stuff?
Then they were like you can't be serious can you?  We're just being our adorable selves.
How about if we just stay on dad's jacket?

Please mom.
yeh, please mom
Please, with a cherry on top?

With faces like that how could I refuse them.
Then they decided to take a nap until dad called them.

Then they were off.  Exploring all sorts of neat places.
And having fun chasing each other.
Patton was like - tag your it.
And Ike was like no I'm not.  Your it.

Lets just do something else instead. Check out this smell.

I decided to just sit on the porch and watch things. 
They joined me

but quickly decided I was booring.
Ike got interested in the acorns and chasing them as they fell on the deck.

Patton decided he wanted to check out the flora around the place.  To be honest I couldn't blame him it was pretty.  I was surprised to see some of this blooming where it was.  That is usually lake bottom but the lake was way down on this day.
Where the brown dead grass that is usually the shoreline to the lake. And here's more of them in the bed.
It was weird walking in that area because usually its lake bottom.  To me it was like walking on a bog which is what a bog would probably be the closest thing to it.  It wasn't walking on a swamp because the water was gone. 

This was a real good image showing just how low the lake was.  Normally the water is to the bottom black line on these cypress trees.

With this picture you can really get a feel for how low the water was.

Just look at how pretty the day was. We don't get days like this very often.  It made me feel like it was the perfect way to end the Thanksgiving Holidays and be thankful for all that we have.

We went out onto the dock and enjoyed the view from it. When ever I see the Spanish Moss I always know I'm in the south.

A view from the dock.

We were enjoying the view when a flock of herrings decided to come to the area.
They were fascinating to watch until the dogs decided they needed to chase them and then proceeded to run out into the water.  They had never been in water like that and really didn't know what to do.  Luckily when I called them they came back to me after realizing that was cold water and those birds were too far away to get.

Since they were wet it was time to head back.   But I couldn't resist getting these images of a cypress tree base.  Usually the base is in water and you just don't get to see this part of the tree.

I think they had a great time.  I know I did if they didn't.