Sunday, December 12, 2010

We had the BEST snow fall ever on Monday. It didn't last long and it didn't even stay on the ground, but the flakes were Big BIG BIG.
Gus is like the perfect back drop for snow cause he's all black and those big ole snowflakes just show up like crazy.

I know I have told you 100 times but I LOVE SNOW.
Daila is kind of woosy when it comes to the snow. She just kind of sits at the window seat looking out. I am out there trying to get her to come out and play and she is all..."It's too cold Bert, I don't want to get my coat wet," and on and on and on......

Ellie and Gracie don't care much for the snow either. They mostly sleep all the time anyway but this time they were so out of it, that Devil Cat got up on the bed and they didn't even know it.

Lizzie acts like a little princess, sitting up as high as she can, looking down on the rest of us. Only problem is, she doesnt' see that Allred/The Devil, is sitting just above her head, waiting........Just waiting for that perfect moment when he will fly down on top of Lizzie and scare the daylights out of the little princess.

Did you know that Maximus is only 5 months old and already he is as tall as me. I plan on staying on his good side cause one day, he is gonna realize that he can take us all. I wanna have him likin me when that day comes, so I treat him real good. See I even let him sleep on the couch today.

This is Zoro. He's not dead. He just looks like it sometimes when he sleeps. Vickie is always going over and checking to see if he is breathing.

Funny thing is that when he is awake, he don't look that much better than when he is asleep. Nah, I really like him. And like Vickie says, I have to remember that, it isn't all about looks. I mean, just cause I am as handsome as can be. Besides, How would people know I was handsome if some of my friends werent a little homely lookin.
This way, I really stand out.....
Ok, so maybe I am not all that handsome when I am sleeping, but I bet some of you are no gems either when your unconcious. Heaven know Vickie isn't

I am such a kind dog, I let others share my bed all the time but Jimmy Dean and Daila were getting on my nerves a bit this week. I had had a wonderful time with Vickie. WE had gone swimming in the lake (brr it was cold, but I couldn't pass it up) then my boys came and took me for a real long walk. I was tired. REALLY TIRED.
I kept trying to sleep and Daila and Jimmy Dean kept playing all over the top of me. Jumping up onto the bed, then down on the floor and back up on the bed. Every time they jumped up on the bed they would land smack in the middle of my very tired body. It took all I had not to say something to the two little drips.
But Vickie gets so mad when I speak up for myself. I still don't get why everyone else can snap and back talk to each other and nothin happens, but when I out.......

This bed is pretty close to Vickies computer so it is always full of resting dogs. There are ten other beds in the office but this one is the coveted one.

This is Bella, you should get to know her. She came for a visit on Saturday and after she goes to the hospital for a bit......(you know, the I can't have no babies surgery) she gets to come and play with us too.
I can't wait. she was really a fun girl. She looks a lot like my other friend Ellie. I think they will be good friends.

Kya's family had a flood and she gets to stay with us for a few months while they get her house fixed back up. She is about four months old and as tiny as a baby kitten. But she aint no angel......she is already bossing me and the others around, telling us that when she is in Vickies lap, we better be doing something else.
Jamie is the official greeter here at Canine Country Club. She is so patient and kind to the new kids.

She shows them around, tells them the rules and pretty much takes care of them for the first little while as they adjust to their new surroundings.
Jamie is an old girl and she has some health problems but boy do I love her. She has been my mentor in Search And Rescue and my all around best older friend since I was brought here.
lately though, she has been having these days where she gets real dizzy and can't walk. I have been helping her a bit by standing next to her when we go outside so it kind of balances her. vickie showed me how to do it and I am getting really good at it.
The medication she gets seems to help most of the time, but Vickie has to help her a lot when she gets up cause we have a tile floor and being dizzy and all, kind of makes it hard to walk without slipping.
So Allred has been in a really really bad mood this week. He has been coming out from underneath the couch, snapping his ugly claws and biting at just about any one of us critters that happens to walk by. AND FOR NO GOOD REASON.

So one day Zorro decided to give him back a little of what he was givin out. Zorro lost

Murphy came over one day and thougth he would try and play with Allred. Yeah.....Murphy wont be trying that again.
Seriously, Allred has attacked Zorro, Lizzie, Kya, ME, Heidi, Murphy, Tucker, Wally, Jamie, Tristy, Abby, Well, just about everyone who has ventured in the house this week.......
And HERE WE HAVE Max. The new boy on the block. Vickie went to Dr. Doughty's to meet Max when he went for his first physical.

She said he couldn't come play here until after he had had all his shots but she was so excited to see him, that she went for the preview. He really is a cutie and I know for a fact that Zeus is happy that Max has come to live with his family.
You all remember Zeus, I am sure. He was my big buddy that passed away a few months ago. now I don't know for sure what "Passing away" is, but all I know is it means that I won't see Zeus again. at least that is what Vickie says.
But, she said, that it would make Zeus very happy that his family has Max now.
Well, not so happy right away. You know, all that house training, and puppy classes, and waking you up in the middle of the night. The growing up stuff.

Vickie says that it was pretty tough on her when I came to live with her and the others. She said she had forgotton what it meant to have a puppy around.
Something about us being a little challenging for a few years. But I figure we are worth it........

So I laughed and laughed the other day when I got these pictures of my buddy Murhpy. He had to have a bath after we got back from some training and a trip to the lake.
Murphy HATES baths. He is not that fond of water either and I think he figured because he didn't go swimin with me and Tucker that he would be ok.
Cept there was tons of mud and guck at the lake and he got really DIRTY,
Thus the bath.
Crayz guy, thought he could hide that big body of his.....yeah right......

Talk about needin a bath. You should have seen Annie the other day. She came to play with me and well, let me just tell you that it was a muddy day here at CCC.

Not that you HAVE to get into the areas where there is mud. No, there are plenty of nice dry, gravely areas where a guy can play and stay clean....but not my ANNIE
Notin like a little mud on the pearly white body of hers to make her stand out. Mud and Sand. Oh her mom was so excited to take her home in the car.

Aint she just the most beautiful dog in the whole world......I love her.....

Another trip to the lake with my buds on Saturday. There is still ice on the lake, but that doesnt' stop us from takin a dip. Even Murphy got in up to he knees.
Then Tucker took on both me and Murphy in a game of Tug-Of_War. That Tucker is one STRONG dog.

A quick game of chase with Murhpy, Tucker and Wally. a game which, I, of course was victorious.

A few moments trying to get a good picture of Wally. and then home for the rest of the weekend.

Yep, another pretty darn good week.
I am a pretty happy boy.
And I am looking forward to this "Christmas" thing that Vickie keeps talking about.
she says we are Full FULL FULL for the Holiday so that means I am gonna have lots and lots of friends to play with.
It just doesnt' get any better than this, well unless it snows again and Vickie and I go up into the mountains.......
Night all.

1 comment:

johndeb said...

Hey Bert, How you doing? Did you hear that Deb gave me a tranquilizer and the cut mats out of my hair. I look pretty bad but she thinks I smell better after the bath and grooming so Basil and I can once again sleep under the kitchen table. The snow drifts in the back were so high that we had to stay in the kennel for a couple of days until they could make a trail that we couldn't climb out of.