Saturday, July 12, 2008

Paw-ty at the Dog Park

Today, we had our second Philly Shiba Meetup. It was pawsome!! Our friend Janie got her 'rents to drive her down from northern NJ, and our buddy Kobe came, too. AND... We met another creamie! Kaya. She is so cute.

Here's a video of our fun afternoon!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Great Escape by HENRY

Well, pups. On Saturday morning, I decided it was time to give my Mom a scare. We were at the hotel in Terre Haute, and Mom had us all packed up and ready to go to the car. Well, she was going to take luggage and then come back for us later, but I had OTHER ideas. I ran out the door of our room and around the hall of the hotel. Mom followed me - exasperated, but not worried. Until she saw it.

The door was open! I saw it right after she did, and I was GONE. It was delicious. The wind in my hair. The grass in my toesies. All I needed to make it perfect was a bunny to chase.

Well, Mom tried to get me to come to her. She had treats, but they were nowhere near as tantalizing as the freedom of the open road, that is the Interstate. I started for it, but Mom yelled my name and started running in the opposite direction.

Chase! My favorite game! I ran after her, and naturally quickly got ahead of her. She got all pouty that I won and opened the car and got inside. She tried to get me to get inside with her, but I'm no dummy! I stayed just out of reach. Then, she went back to the hotel and tried to get me to come in that door. No dice, Mom!

Then, she went inside the hotel and closed the door. Harrumph. That's no fun. It was boring out there in the parking lot by myself, so I went and jumped in the car door she'd left open. Before I knew it, she was sprinting across the parking lot and closing the door to the car. Trapped! That Mom - she's clever sometimes.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Last Day

Well, it was bound to come... our last day at the farm. It was a blast! We got there early because Mom wanted to see the St. John's Wort that was growing in the wildflower field. Here it is... (Sorry, guys - she insists that people are interested in this - whatevs.)

Then, we ran around and around and around...

And then there was some bouncing...

And Chad got stuck in a nest of briars. Mom had to go in and airlift him out ... she said it was only appropriate considering that it was the anniversary of the West Berlin airlifts. Whatever that is. i wish she wouldn't listen to so much NPR...

Then we went swimming, and then I accidentally bit Mom, and then we went back to the hotel. The next day, we hit the road and were on our way to Terre Haute!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Big Country Dogs

Look out world! We're rough and tough. We're BIG COUNTRY DOGS!

This is us drinking farm water out of the farm pail. We're real country now.

This is our Aunt Puff. She's pawsome and doesn't mind us drinking out of her water. Yesterday, we let her drink out of our little blue bowl. Today, we drank out of her BIG blue bowl.

I am thinking about digging here in, I mean, by Grandpa's flowers... But you didn't hear me say that!

This is me and my truck. I let Grandpa drive it, but it's really mine.

Did I mention that life on the farm is great? I'm so happy I could just lie here in the grass doing nothing.

The rest of the day, my Mom took pictures of flowers. So, if you're not interested in seeing flowers, you can consider yourself done with this post. If you ARE interested in flowers, then enjoy!

Not sure what they're called, but aren't they gorgeous? They're a type of coneflower, but the color is not something that we can find in any books.

The above four pics are of Bachelor's Buttons - they come in an astonishingly wide variety of colors, and are lovely!

This is a wide shot of one small segment of the front yard - Soapwort mixed in with varieties of yellow coneflowers.

Purple coneflowers - Mom's favorite!

A yellow poppy next to a dark Bachelor Button. Apparently a few days ago, there was a red poppy, too, but it's gone now. This is the one lone poppy in the whole field.

.... The End....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our first day in Missouri

It started like this... a walk around the lake behind our hotel in St. Louis.

Here's the heron we scared. Fly little heron! Fly!

And then Henry almost caught one of these. Mom was HORRIFIED when she realized how close he'd come to catching a baby duck. She'd thought they were all in the lake, but one little loner was just hanging out on the shore waiting for me. But he got away.

Then we went to see the Arch!! Here's the park around the arch, complete with some goslings that Mom would not let me get close to AT ALL.

Here we are sniffin' around the Arch. It's big!!

This has nothing to do with us, but is just a picture of the flooding at the Arch.

Then we got in the car and we drove and drove and drove. And then, we were at the FARM!!! Here's a pic of one of Grampy's flowers.

The first thing Chad and I did when we got there was find some dead things to roll in! It was PAWsome! We smelled so yummy. Here I am on the porch basking in my new perfume.

Here's Chad chillin' in the grass.

After we got back to the hotel, we had baths. Boo!!!! Now we smell like Pantene. Yuk! Tomorrow we're going back to the farm, though, so we'll smell good again soon!

We're in Missouri!

Hey there, everypup! We're in Missouri, staying at the Sheraton Chalet at Westport Plaza. Oo and la and la! Here are some fun pictures from our first day in MO... Walking along the lake... We don't know it yet, but we're about to totally scare a blue heron!

To swim or not to swim?