Monday, November 30, 2015

We'll go for a walk if you insist...

Toby awakes

On the road.

Back to sleep.

 Even with cooler weather, Toby seems to prefer an every-other-day walk schedule. Yesterday he wouldn't even get in the car, so today is the day for Walkies!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Early to Bed

The pups lacked motivation due to today's drizzly, dreary weather...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Riverside Dogs

After every visit to the vet, Lady Flame & Toby enjoy a walk in Riverside Park, in Topsham. There, we met two of the sweetest dogs ever. Holly, who is an English Cocker Spaniel and Sophie, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Both are young and very friendly, although Sophie's size made Lady Flame & Toby a bit nervous at first. They were soon good friends & shared fancy biscuits provided by Sophie's Dad.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Invisible Intruder Alert

Toby: "Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!"
Me: "Huh? What intruder? mean that something that was lurking in the woods outside the fence?"
Toby: "Grrrr... Ruff!!!"
Me: "Ummm... it is probably long gone by now, Toby. You're safe because you're inside the fence."
Toby: "Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!"
Me: "Enough already! Go outside, scare him off, and settle down."
Toby: "Let me at him! Grrr.... Ruff, Ruff, Ruff, BARK, BARK, BARK!!!!!!!"
Me: "Toby, we'd really like to get some sleep tonight. Can you please settle down and go to bed?"
Toby: "Okay, Mom... I'm exhausted from all the barking..." ruff...ruff...ruff...!" Snore..."woof!"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rollicking Runaround

It isn't often that our pups get the yay-yays at the same time, but when they do, they race around the yard with wild abandon!
They take turns chasing each other, and we'll often find that Toby puts the stalk on Lady Flame (as he's not a zippy as she is.) He tries his best to "cut her off at the pass", so to speak!
They are not the best of friends, but a good run does seem to take away any animosity that Lady Flame has for Toby, at least for a short time.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friendly Frolic

We had a quick play date just before dark. You'll notice that Trouble is very agile, and he tags Lady Flame, who just cannot seem to tag him back. 

By the way, it was too dark to let Toby out to play. He was not a happy camper as he stood on the top step, of the indoor stairs, whining and feeling left out. But, his vision is so poor that it would have been dangerous for him (on several levels.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Screaming Toby

Toby was laying on the dog bed, between our two chairs, while we watched TV tonight. All of a sudden he started screaming, and screaming, and screaming. We are hoping he just had a cramp or something. Eventually, he settled down as if nothing had happened. Scared the bejeebers out of us... All we could think was that maybe some sharp shards of plastic were moving around in his innards. We'll never know...

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Popham Beach Romp

We joined a bunch of our friends for a romp on Popham Beach. Okay, maybe the word "romp" isn't exactly appropriate as the Greyhounds were rather sedate, but we did roam the beach and Fox Island.
(Click on any photo set for larger views.)