Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wishful Thinking

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It's near the end of July and the heat index has been over 100 degrees for weeks now. The weather has been a bit depressing lately and has us thinking back to happier and cooler times.

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Please wake up me when it's cold again.
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A Newfie Summer Day Dream:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Run...Runnin' All the Time...

Earlier in the summer before the temperature soared, Katie & Louie got to visit their grandparents' house. Since their own yard is sloped and not very big they really appreciate having room to run and play. I love this video because the deep love and friendship that Katie and Louie have for each other really shines through.
Video was filmed by Gary and edited by Charity

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Another New(f) Friend

Gary recently removed some planks from our fence while he was making some repairs. Katie and Louie decided to take advantage of the temporary opening into our neighbor's yard to have a little adventure. Louie was mainly interested in exploring this new territory, but Katie quickly developed a playful friendship with our next door neighbor, a 1 year old beagle puppy named Cooper.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Socialization Newfie Style

Louie and Katie recently volunteered their services as puppy socialization trainers extraordinaire. Eleven week old Eko the Dobie pup needed to practice his socialization skills with some safe adult dogs. You can't find much safer dogs for a puppy than Katie and Louie. They both are the most tolerant dogs I have ever known. Pups can jump on their heads, bite them on the necks or grab hold of their tails and they never complain. Little Eko was afraid of Katie and Louie for the first few minutes of our visit, but being the smart pup that he is, he quickly figured out that they were no threat. He got so comfortable with them that he darted out the door as we were leaving, ready to spend some more time with what he seemed to see as his new doggie pack. When he realized he wasn't going with them he was just as content to stay with his new human pack which he is already loving very much.
Eko is a wonderful puppy. Since his parents are doing such a great job of socializing him Eko may very well end up being the world's sweetest Dobie.

Louie with one of his new friends.
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