Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Toy Wars

Roxie is a complete and total bully. She hogs the toys, steals balls out of my mouth, and is a total nuisance. My mom tells me to be patient and wait for her to grow up. It's not like I have much of a choice!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our New Friend, Andy

This is our new friend, Andy. We met him at the playground at the Park. Andy belongs to our neighbor's granddaughter. Andy is almost as big as the granddaughter!

Monday, March 22, 2010

More on the Playground at the Park

In these pictures, you can see just how cool the playground at the Park is. We get to run up and down the slide; jump on short and tall pedestals and platforms; and run through the maze of chains and poles. Great fun for a dog day afternoon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playground at the Park

We like the playground at the Park near our house. The equipment is almost like an agility course. It's great fun to jump up on the platforms and run down the slide.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dog with a Job: Babysitting

On Fridays, we babysit the granddaughter. I'm supposed to make sure she doesn't take off with the Wii remotes. It's Roxie's job to let my mom know when diapers need changing! Roxie and I have developed a special taste for Cheerios that magically appear on the floor around the high chair.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The "Queen" Surveys Her Territory

Roxie thinks she's the queen of the realm. I'm the older member of the pack so actually, the title of "queen" rightfully belongs to me. However, titles aren't worth fighting over.... toy beavers are!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Exhausting Day

We went on a long walk today. It was exhausting. When we got home, I sprawled out on the floor and took a nap. I didn't think it was funny but my dad got a big kick out of taking a picture of me as a dead dog. All I can say is, he has a strange sense of humor.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spoiled Rotten Brat

Roxie's a spoiled brat. Look how she sucks up to our mom by cuddling in her lap. She's really too big to be a lap dog but try telling her that! She's such a puppy. As a mature and sophisticated dog, I wait to be invited before crawling up on people's laps.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sneaking Into Off-Limits Territory

This morning, Roxie and I hopped over the electric fence that's supposed to keep us out of the flower bed. We felt perfectly justified going into off-limits territory. We were defending the homeland by chasing squirrels out of the back yard. Still, we had the good graces to look guilty when the camera caught us.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Long and Winding Road

We like long walks with interesting things to check out. This is one of our favorite walks. The path winds along the side of a hill that's pock marked with burrows. It smells like rabbits, squirrels, and coyotes live in these burrows. We keep trying to catch the rabbits and squirrels but they always manage to get away.

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Friend on our Walk

We met a very nice Aussie on our Sunday walk. She was so well trained... she knew "paws up" and went down on a hand signal. My mom had to work a little harder to get Roxie to mind her manners. We discovered our new friend had the same trainer as Roxie: Melody Daggs. My mom is looking forward to enrolling Roxie in Melody's next class.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

King of the Hill

On one of our favorite walks, we get to sit at the top of a hill and survey our domain. Below us, there are ground squirrels to chase, dead things to roll in, and interesting smells. What more could a dog ask for?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tug of War

Roxie got to play tug of war with our mom last night. I was the referee; I made sure everyone played fair and I got to declare the winner. Guess who won?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Trip to Whitie's Pets

We went to Whitie's Pets to get another 35-pound bag of dog food. Our favorite flavor is lamb and rice. Our mom says that makes our coats look nice and shiny. We love trips to Whitie's because we get to pick out new toys and buy new things to chew on. Always a fine outing, it you ask me!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hide and Seek

Roxie and I got to play hide and seek in the bushes. Can you see me hiding from Roxie?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Out and About

Another fine day roaming the green hills, chasing squirrels, romping through the grass, and having fun. If only we could spend every day like this....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Swimming's a Year Round Sport

Forget the Winter Olympics! Swimming is a year round sport. Just ask Roxie! She swims every time she gets the chance.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Run to the River

We've been visiting the river a lot lately. Recent court decisions have sided with environmentalists who want to restore the river's salmon runs. To achieve this, more water needs to flow down the river without being siphoned off for farming or urban uses. My mom and dad are always looking for jobs for dogs. I'm thinking "fish counting" is in my future!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Driver Training

When we're riding in the car, Roxie likes to stand on the console by the driver. She likes to kiss the driver's face and ears. This distracts the driver which could cause an accident. So, my mom and dad are trying to train Roxie to sit quietly in the back seat and leave the driver alone. Roxie has other ideas so the driver's training isn't going as quickly as it should. Roxie's lucky that her mom and dad are very patient.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Begging Pays Off!

We've done a good job of training our dad. When he's in the kitchen, we work as a "tag team" to keep him cornered until he gives us some treats.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lap Dog!

Uncle Paul visited again from Seattle. Roxie loves Uncle Paul because he allows her to be a lap dog. She's such a spoiled brat!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Swimming Hole!

We found a great place to go swimming at our new spot by the river. The best part is getting out and shaking cold water on our mom and day. They tell us we're disgusting dogs but we know they love us!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Polite Beggar

Look how politely Roxie waits for treats to come her way during dinner. She's got begging down to a fine science!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Frisbee Destroyed

Roxie was so proud of herself. She managed to retrieve her frisbee from the shelf where it was stored. She then systematically shredded it. She has no shame!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Not Just Any Bed

You tell me, which bed looks more comfortable to you? My mom and dad seem to think I should be happy with the bed on the floor. It's obvious: wouldn't any dog prefer a people bed with real pillows?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Fine Adventure

We went on a most excellent adventure chasing ground squirrels and investigating burrows. What a great day to be a dog!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

River Exploration

We got to explore a new part of the River yesterday. It was a pretty day with lots of new smells and squirrels to chase. Our only disappointment was that our mom and dad wouldn't let us roll in the dead possum we found.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Roxie Steals the Beaver - Again

Roxie got the stuffed beaver away from me again. She's such a bully!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chicken LIttle

My dad made me pose with a stuffed Foster Farms chicken. He thought it made for a funny picture. If he'd asked me, I would have told him I felt pretty silly.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tug of War Toy Fight!

Our favorite toy is a stuffed beaver with no head because we chewed it off several weeks ago. We fight over the beaver almost every night. Roxie usually wins but I keep barking until my dad gets so annoyed, he takes the beaver away from both of us.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Car Ride!

We went on three car rides today. We like to ride with our heads out the window, especially on warm, sunny days like today. Look how blue the sky is! Another perfect California day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Leisurely Morning

Roxie and I decided to hang out this morning. I'm not supposed to be on the furniture but I got caught by surprise. I rate the couch just about as comfortable as the bed which I'm also not supposed to be on. Oh, well. You have to live dangerously once in a while!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Not Very Lady-Like

My mom caught Roxie sprawled out on the back porch. She sure doesn't look very lady-like, does she? I hope my mom doesn't catch me in such a compromising position!

Monday, February 8, 2010

In Tall Cotton

OK, so it's really not cotton, it's plush green grass. Roxie and I had so much fun romping and playing in the grass on Saturday. Life was good!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies

It quit raining so we got to enjoy a long Saturday walk down by the river. It was a perfect day with sunny blue skies, lush green grass, and nobody but us on the trail. In a nutshell, dog heaven!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What'd I Do Wrong??

There's always a camera being stuck in my face. What am I doing wrong? Why am I being tortured like this? Please! Stop it already!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Roxie Mugs for the Camera

I don't like cameras all that much. Roxie, on the other hand, always stops to pose for pictures. She's such a people pleaser. While I'm off scouting for dangerous terrain ahead, she's getting her picture taken.