Monday, March 11, 2013

Too Damned Ealry

Oh how I hate the first first days of Daylight Savings Time!  It will be nice to have enough daylight to run Fern at the campus after dinner, but it's sure no fun in the morning.  The dogs agreed.  Josie met me at the gate, ready to go out and check for rabbits, but none of the others were impressed with the idea of getting up so early.  If Argus had been bathed the night before, he would be ready for a dog show, but since that did not happen he was not inclined to get out of bed.  Just opened one eye, said "you've GOT to be kidding" and went back to sleep.  Even the pups took a bit of time to wake up and switch to Play Mode.
Watson just blew me off.  Outdoor duties done, they all went back to bed.  I'm not so lucky.  16 months to retirement!

This was one of my last quiet weekends for awhile, and I took advantage of it.  Got lots done around the house and had great fun with the dogs.  Time for some cute pictures of the pups, and a terrific
walk with Argus & Fernly.  Saturday rained, drizzled all day, but Sunday was cloudy but pleasant and fine for hiking.

Max continues to do well.  Such a smart, co-operative pup.  He's settled into our household routine very easily and is so much fun, plus he continues to look very promising.  Saw pictures of his sisters Britt and Piper (was Sanka) and they look very good too.  Jana sends lots of cell phone pictures of Melitta who also seems to be growing up very nicely.  Max's adult teeth incisors are all in, and
his mouth looks good.  Always nice to get that out of the way.  One of my first Dal litters had a number of pups who went undershot, so I never take good bites for granted, although Argus has always done good bites.  So far.

Fern went along on a pet shop visit and did well, acting very sensible and mature.  Hopefully she will do the same at dog shows this weekend!  She looks very good, but needs to add a pound or two this week, since she has a bit of a Greyhound look to her right now.  She's started marking, so hopefully comes in season soon.

Fern and Argus had fun at Hidden Falls Park, and Fern decided that it was definitely warm enough to splash in the water.  I kept her away from the river, but she enjoyed running up and down a small stream.  Argus thought she was nuts.  He prefers it to be a bit warmer for swimming.  We had the park to ourselves, so both dogs were off leash.  Really enjoy these two, my hiking buddies.

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