Friday, June 29, 2007

A Daisy A Day

Snickers has been so helpful by donating fertilizer, that I thought you would enjoy seeing some more of products of her hard work. I love daisies. Snickers seems to like them too. She keeps her eye out for those naughty ground squirrels and bunnies.

When she is helping with the marigolds and petunias, she discovered that this is where the mother robins like to bring their babies. She did some pretty hard sniffing while we were out here. There are so many wolf spiders in the ground hauling around their egg sacks, I think it is a matter of time before Snickers gets a bite on her nose.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Golden Retrievers Love Rat Terriers

Snickers loves it when Harley comes to visit. She always has to do the sniff check to make sure it's really Harley.

Yep, it's Harley. Playtime! People are so much more complicated than dog's are!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dachshound vs Rat Terrier

Snickers and Ralphie are at it again! Ralphie is such a handsome dog, but he thinks his good looks make him the irresistible.

Snickers loves to play with him, and when they are together, they love to run and nip and jump on each other.

But whenever Ralphie decides he is the boss, Snickers has to let him know that he really isn't. Ralphie is 5 pounds heavier than Snickers. I can't help wondering what would happen between them if they were together for more than a day or two. Snickers is pretty tired by the end of the day after all the reminders that she is the boss. Would she tire out and just give up?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ralphie and Snickers Say GoodBye to Jody

We had a going away party for my niece Jody. She is moving to St. Louis. Snickers and I will miss her. I've been lucky enough to work with this exceptional person for the last several years. Snickers loves her because she takes care of her when we go away on vacation. Jody isn't in these pictures because she is too shy, but we all love her and say good-bye. We wish you luck!

Friday, June 08, 2007

No More Stuffing

We lost another baby today! I was surprised to find another baby, unstuffed! I'm not sure why Snickers makes up her mind to rip up her babies after weeks of taking care of them like puppies. It is a mystery to me. She is so gentle with them, right up until the dasterdly deed.
We can't get mad at her because she is still good with all the rest of the toys. The house is littered with them. It is as though we had our own baby in the house.

How can a dog this cute be so naughty?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Cardinals Are Gone

Our baby cardinals have flown the coop. Here are the last two pictures I was able to take of the babies. They are from Friday and Saturday. By that time, they were making little chirping noises and their eyes were opening. Even their feathers had filled in. We had a lot of rain today. I hope they were able to stay dry!

For those of you trying to guess Snickers real name, you need to watch the John Wayne movie Rio Bravo. Snickers got her name even before we knew she was the dog we were going to adopt. It was a deal I made with my husband so that he would agree to have a dog. Isn't she pretty?