Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Under Cover Cardi

The morning of my wrist surgery, Shaker snuggled himself up so tight to me that I could hardly breathe. When I finally convinced him to move, he insisted on lying on my feet under the covers. He couldn't have possibly been cold, so he must have been trying to be comforting.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Silly Dogs

I have noticed a trend at the Ranch...bone sharing. I initially thought "oh how cute, they're sharing", but I quickly realized it was a ploy for more toys. Yep, these clowns would each grab an end of something and then look at me as if to say, "oh poor us we don't have enough toys to go around!" (Trust me they have plenty.)

But it worked, we bought a dozen new Woobas from Pet Edge. I swear Russ can read. That box arrived yesterday. Russ immediately started barking at it and pushing it around. After much one handed effort I got to the prized toys. (Now today's box arrived and no fanfare from the dogs at all. I guess the box from SCOE doesn't do it for them.)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Outside Fence

Hi, it is me Shaker Baby. Yeah, they still call me that even though I am 2.

Well Mom broke her wrist so life is a little different right now. For one we go outside fence in shifts now. Mom says it is easier on her constitution. I don't understand, and even Russ, who has been with Mom the longest says he doesn't get it. But, you see, I am a very very clever Cardi and I have figured out how to open all the dividing doors. So I get to go out with everybody. Mom laughs at me and says, it is a good thing that I am easy to live with.

I found this picture that the neighbor took of me keeping the deck safe from marauders. See I can do it all open doors, make Mom laugh and guard the house (OK the deck, but I could guard the house).

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pool Time

Shaker's favorite season is pool season. There is nothing he enjoys more than a good lounge in the pool. Today he shared with Ella.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ruffles is 3

Russ better know as Ruff Ruff, Ruffles or Ruffle Buns, is special, not because he finished his championship like a horse on steroids, but because he is the foundation for my obsession with Cardigans. From that fateful Sept, afternoon at Foggy Bottom to this very moment he is an on-going joy in my life. His quirky sense of humor and undieing devotion to me are the cornerstones of my Cardi obsession. My little buddy is singularly responsible for the demise of two lap tops and a Spotbot, but he is also responsible for more belly laughs than I can count. (Many many thanks to Cindy and Alec for sending this guy into my life. ) It has been a great 3 year ride, and my most sincere hope is that my ride with Ruffle Buns goes on for many many more!


My wonderful neighbor took this picture last fall. He called it Recess and I think that sums it up!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

With Kim's broken wrist, we have been dividing the pack into 3 and 3 to go outside. Rainbow usually goes out with her Dad, Russ, and they laps around the yard. Rainbow is really fast and Russ ends up chasing her and sometimes Shaker is lagging behind. Rainbow is also showing some definite herding instincts, even if she is still small. Here is a new picture of Rainbow and her Dad Russ.