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!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Same old, same old...nothin' new happening...

This winter is a yawner of a winter. The backyard is way too icy for the pups to play on so we are restricted to walking down the road or at Papermill Trail. We walked Papermill after school today. There just isn't anything photo-worthy at all. Thus, until the weather warms up for springtime and we can expand our horizons, there will be no photos... The pups are fine, but they are just as bored as we are...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oh deer...who is the fairest of them all? Why Toby, of course!

Our big guy is a champion napper. And, he absolutely has to be covered by a blankie in order to sleep soundly. Here he is snoozing away the afternoon!

Hmmm... I said "Fairest of them all"... ummm he does have a new problem that might take him out of that category. Due to Toby's decreasing eyesight, he has become uneasy around dogs that he doesn't know. This is a bummer because he now growls and barks at dogs we meet on the trail, and that is after being introduced to them. So, we now have to tell people that they cannot allow their dogs near Toby as he can be aggressive. But, he is still our sweet snuggle bun;-) 

And, that is a good thing as Flamer has regressed and is a scaredy dog again... Never a dull moment in Greyhound land at our house!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Toby and Flame in the snow storm

As the big chunks of snow started falling, both dogs needed to go outdoors for their nightly turnout. 
During snowy, nighttime conditions Toby must be on leash as he cannot discern subtleties in the all white landscape. Even finding the steps is a challenge for our almost blind pup.
Flame, on the other hand, was ready to play and did not want to come inside. I can just read her mind, "If I just stand here and look away, maybe the evil people won't see me and I can play outside all night long!"

Monday, December 26, 2016

Post Christmas blues

Oh boy, the pups seem out of sorts for some reason. They are alternately restless and comatose.
Lady Flame
Of course, every time we open the freezer, they jump up and start pacing. You see, Veronica gifted them with peanut butter treaties wrapped in crinkly paper, which we are keeping in the freezer. Geez.... See the drool on the moose that Flame is resting upon? That is evidence of a post peanut butter treat coma. Our pups generally do not receive this kind of decadence as I am allergic to it;-) Thanks, Veronica, for causing us to be bombarded every time the fridge opens!