Tuesday, July 26, 2005
This is a typical pose for her when she is getting warm, or is just happy. I expect to see her in this pose later this afternoon. We plan to go swimming in the lake, which she really likes.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Winston is also quite a bit taller than Louise, but she does prefer the big dogs, so that is okay by her. Just so long as she can keep him in his place, that is.
Sadly, I must report that Winston suffers the same affliction as Louise. Yes, that is right, he also lives with a cat. To make matters worse, this cat's name is Churchill. I can only imagine the amount of teasing that poor Winston has had to endure from other dogs, living with a cat. Louise sends out her condolances.
Because her eyesight is not so good, she prefers it if I throw the rock along the road, so she can hear it bouncing on the pavement. I really need a better camera if I am going to capture her chasing after the rocks but trust me, it's an entertaining sight to see.
Once she catches up to the rock, she then struggles to pick it up. I think she was a street cleaner in another life, because she seems intent on moving the rock away from the road, and onto a patch of grass, where she will then sit beside it, or play with it some more. For this reason, we try to choose rocks that are big enough that she can't swallow.
Monday, July 11, 2005
The eerie glow to her eyes is merely reflection from the flash, nothing more. Louise wanted me to clear that up for anyone viewing her blog.
Monday, July 04, 2005
What do you get? Two boys playing with a wet dog, all enjoying themselves immensely. You also get one grandmother happy not to have to chase her grandkids for a few moments.
In addition to that, you also get the kids teaching the dog some bad habits, like pulling on her leash, tug-o-war style. Our trainer advised us that this was not a good idea unless we were going to train the dog to do guard duties. The big problem with it is the dog starts to think it is more dominant over the person playing with it, especially if it wins. Once a dog thinks it has dominance over a person, it starts to think that it is calling the shots, and will not listen as well as the owner generally would like.
But for us, the 10 minutes of play probably had no ill effect. And it was fun watching the silliness.