Photohound URBAN DOG BLOG

Where a picture’s worth a thousand woofs!

Sadie September 29, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — photohound @ 11:44 am

How gorgeous is this little chocolate lab that loves to play?  I know!  Sadie is a ball hog and a thoroughly delightful playmate.  She has impeccable manners too.

And she is a monster for the rawhide bone.  Her favorite, at least when I was there.  It’s a good way to make it look like you’re not tired when you really are…from playing fetch.  (I’m on to you, Sadie).

I had a wonderful afternoon with her entertaining me.  It was most playful and relaxing at the same time and we narrowly escaped a pesky storm so it turned out great!  By the way, Sadie’s Mom runs a kick-butt beverage catering service, Bar Fly, which also happens to be behind Dog Fest:  The best dog street party in downtown (or anywhere, if you ask me).  It’s coming next spring so check it out!

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Brutus, Scooter & Ziggy September 27, 2008

Filed under: Boxer,Dachshund — photohound @ 8:35 am

Brutus is a Boxer. (This could totally be an episode of Sesame Street).  He is also a charmer, a comedian and a puppy.  About 6 months old now, he is a riot to watch and play with.

He makes the funniest faces because, of course, he is all lips!  Which serves him well since he sings along with the harmonica- tee hee- that was hysterical!

He is a barrel of monkeys and a ball of sunshine; never wasting an opportunity to make me laugh or shed some sweetness over everyone.

Scooter, I’m sure you’ve already guessed, is one of the cutest things on planet earth.  Oh, and he’s a Miniature Dachshund.  He loves his papasan chair and chasing lizards.

He also has the most kissable, squishable little muffin feet- hee hee!  🙂

He was quite attentive, in between his lizard hunting obligations, and he loves cookies (which is probably why he was quite attentive ;-))  He is serious but casual and has a very sweet and patient character.

He is a little joy and manages to avoid getting stepped on too much by his brothers.  😉

Ziggy is the sweet and soulful Brittany Spaniel, topping the hierarchy of the three-dog gang.  He is a wise 14 years old but don’t think the spunk has retired…

He loves to take a good squirm in the grass.  He certainly loved the crunchy delectables that I brought along and he definitely likes to read the breeze on a nice afternoon.

He also has the CUTEST little freckled nose, right?!

I had to share this because it’s pretty much hysterical.  You see, Ziggy is like the retired Sunday morning cartoon in that he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.  This instance (and the many other photos I took of his “smile”) resulted from the fact that I happened to have a treat in my other hand.  Well, Brutus came wandering over and stuck his nose in the air.  Ziggy had worked too hard for the treat so he decided to let Brutus know this simple fact.  For the record, there was no snarling, growling, lunging, what-have-you and Brutus knows when to take a hint so there was no danger.  This was all occurring in timely fashion: When I pulled the camera away from my eye, Ziggy would stop “smiling”.  And the minute I looked back through the viewfinder, it was his cue to force the smile.  This left me laughing so hard I could barely take a photograph.  But I did, quite a few, and then I thanked him for giving me a preview of his Halloween costume before the general public.  I felt quite entitled.

These boys were simply amazing.  They all get along so great, minding their p’s and “cues”.  They are full of love and sugar and spice and everything nice (yes, it’s still boys I’m talking about) and they made my day.  I was very honored to have been able to get to know them.

 

I’m back! September 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — photohound @ 7:34 pm

I know, it’s a bit later than expected…sort of.  I worked a little later than expected in TV land, going into early September.  Then I zipped it down to south Florida to be with my grandma during a surgery she had.  She has joined the pink ribbon club but she seems to be recovering quite nicely.  She is spunky and fiesty and told that silly breast cancer where it could stick it so we’re hopeful it won’t be coming back if it knows what’s good for it.  Then of course, I made a visit to the ER myself the following week with an appendix scare and then, only after I took it easy per doctors orders was I finally able to start catching up with everything on planet Earth.  I’ve been back for week or so, playing with fabulous dogs that I haven’t had time to gush about until now.  So, the next post, I promise will have pictures of cutie patooties galore!

I know no one is probably very interested in my medical history but I had to provide the reason I’ve been MIA for so long and missing my doggies!  But yes, I am back and ready for this fabulous weather (and crisp leaves to roll around in) that fall will bring!   Cheers! 🙂