Monday, March 13, 2017

Trouble and Sugaree

Lady Flame's half-sibs, Trouble and Sugaree, had a photoshoot over the weekend and Bille Axell shared this photo with us. Don't they look sweet? If you want some nice professional work done, then look no further than Axell Photography!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Whatsa hound to do on a cold winter's day?

Toby is easy to please. At 1pm, the outdoor temp. has climbed to a whopping 16F with a windchill of 6F. Heat Wave!!!!! Toby has decided to lounge on the sofa in front of the wood stove and let it all hang out;-)
He is incredibly relaxed and his lolling tongue is evidence of his laid back attitude.
Close-up...Toby says, "Hi Drew! I'm not planning on moving from this sofa any time soon!"

Colder than heck

Geez... It is colder than heck outside. The windchill over the last couple of days has been in the -13F to -6F range. Of course the pups got me up at 1 am to go outside for a potty break, and I was none to happy about that! You see, with Toby being practically blind, we have to accompany him on leash for every potty break at night. And, of course, with both pups being poop eaters, we have to scoop the poop as soon as it hits the ground;-) So, I had to get dressed into my long underwear and warm outer clothing, down vest, and heavy coat. Then, I had to dress the dogs in a couple of layers each before we could all go out and trudge around with the wind in our faces and the windchill being -13F. Both dogs did their business rather rapidly, and then Lady Flame got the zoomies and tore around with a big grin on her face before retiring for the rest of the night.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Popham Beach with the hounds

The air temp. was 52F and it was a perfect day to bring the hounds to the beach. We were there with a slew of other Mainers with the same idea!
First, we had to traverse the snow-covered beach to get to the ocean's edge. 
It was a relief to finally reach the sand. You can see horses and dogs in the distance.
ZuZu, the Bernese Mountain pup, was our favorite dog of the day. As you can see,Toby was quite taken with her.
Zuzu seemed fascinated by Toby, although she probably couldn't figure out why he wasn't in play pose. He just couldn't see her! 
She continued to vie for his attention, but to no avail. At least Toby was pleasant with her and did not growl or snap. We got a few good pets in on her and she was the fluffiest dog we have ever touched!
We then walked over to the base of Fox Island where we hung out in a warm, sheltered area for awhile.
From there we roamed the beach in search of Lady Flame's favorite animals... horses! Lady was fascinated by all the horses who shared the beach with us. Her nose was to the ground in their hoof prints from place to place, and her ears perked up upon seeing them in the distance.
It was our obligation to follow them out to the ocean's edge.
We spent a few minutes enjoying the sound of the waves lapping at the shore. 
Eventually, Lady Flame told us that it was time to head for home. She sure is expressive with that tongue of hers! "Phttttt....If I can't eat any horse poop then I want to go home and eat my afternoon carrot!"

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pups in snow

Our pups love snow. Lady Flame was especially ecstatic and she has been able to run with wild abandon during the duration of this storm which dumped 12 inches of new powder for us to play in.
Unfortunately, Toby has to be on leash as he can't see his way to navigate the pathways in the backyard. When Drew walks him, he ranges back and forth from one wall of snow to the other, on the path, so he has a grasp of where he is. We can't even let him off-leash, to do his helicopters, as he would end up out in the middle of the deep snow and wouldn't be able to find his way back. So, he'll have to wait until tomorrow, for his daily walk, to get his yaya's out.
Lady Flame was having so much fun that she didn't want to come inside. But, the lure of a carrot proved enough to trick her. She is truly a snow bunny;-)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Rich Skipworth's newest Greyhound Art

Rich Skipworth is the most awesome greyhound cartoonist (in my humble opinion!) Check out his newest piece of art. So cute with the derping tongue along with all the accolades about greyhounds;-) And, there is even luggage being sold with his artwork;-) If you are traveling, then you'll easily spot your bag! Cute!