Saturday, March 3, 2012

What Your Dog Says About You...

According to Forbes: Got a Beagle? You are inquisitive and willing to learn new things. The Beagle is constantly questioning. If you own one of these dogs, chances are you are a curious, willful person who is loyal to friends, tough on enemies and pretty stubborn.

No comment...but I'd say it's right on :)


Bath Day!

We have a wonderful groomer who comes over to the house to bathe the dogs.  So it couldn't be any easier.  While it’s a day I look forward to, I often find the boys hiding in various locations as soon as the van pulls up.  The slowest one to hide goes first, which is usually Jude because he’s the newest family member and hasn’t quite caught on yet.    

Jude looking very clean and handsome!

Up next Dreyfus.  When I first adopted Dreyfus he was so filthy that after two baths he was still dirty!  I'm told that Dreyfus lays down during his entire bath and he prefers to be towel dried.  Who can blame him.  

Dreyfus post bath.  A little mad but clean!

Victor is the last to go usually.  I worry the most about him during his bath because he has intervertebral disk disease.  But he's always so happy and up beat afterwards, so I like to think the bath is therapeutic for him.  

Victor clean, soft and ready for the next activity.

Bath day is also a little bittersweet because I can't help but miss Lucy.   I wouldn't say that she loved getting a bath but she tolerated it very well. 

Lucy getting a bath

The fun always took place after the bath when she would race around the house with a toy in her mouth completely wild and out of control.  It was so much fun to watch and try to catch her.  No matter how bad of a day you were having or how much you just wanted to get her dry and move on with your day, you couldn't help but laugh.  When we lived in New York City we'd let her run up and down the hallway of our apartment building.  She was so funny.  Racing up and down the hall.

Miss you little one!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Art of Sniffing by Jude

And we're off!



Total time 30 minutes.  Distance traveled 20 feet.  Rabbits caught 0.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Jude!!!

Jude turns 8 years old today.  My little boy is growing up so fast!  While I've had him for less than a year I can't imagine life without him.  The great thing about Jude is he's happy all the time – when he wakes up in morning, when he goes for a walk, when he’s eating (especially when he's eating), when he’s playing with his toys, when he goes for a ride in the car, when he’s sleeping, and most importantly when we're cuddling.  He is my daily reminder to live in the moment.  So here's to many more birthdays my precious Jude.  Thank you for coming into my life.  I love you! 

Here are some photos from his birthday party...

Birthday cake!

Jude took a bite out of the cake right after this photo was taken!

Partying with Dreyfus and Victor!

After the cake...

and maybe a little too much partying!