Thursday, December 30, 2010

I always feel like...



somebody's watchin meeeee!

















My poor dogs... ever since Christmas morning they have had the new flashy box in their faces 24-7! I can't help it! There are so many buttons I need to figure out!




Most of my pictures still turn out like this...

But I am starting to get nice ones like that one of Charlie from yesterday and these...


Waiting for a snowball to be thrown...
Searching for said snowball...




Maddie helping out the little bro

I've also come to the conclusion that he has springs in those little white toes...
Weeeeeeeeee!

BoInG!

bOiNg!



BoInG!

So while I'm starting to get a hang of the fancy camera... the pups must suffer! 
"Oh Santa.. what have you done???"















Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday... a few hours early!



I couldn't wait until midnight, I was playing with my camera today in the snow and got what I believe is my all time favorite picture of Charlie!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa Came!

Charlie and Maddie made out like a bandit with treats, bones, stuffy toys but I was the happiest of ALL because Santa brought me a super awesomely cool camera...thaaaaaat I have no idea how to use... BUT it came with many many insturction manuals so I hope everyone is ready to sit through millionsssss of high quality super cool "freckle face" pictures! ...ya know once I read those manuals... 

yes... i took a picture of the camera!


Hope everyone had as wonderful of a Christmas as us!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas...

Dear Santa, I have tried oh so hard to be such a good puppy all year long! I hope you will leave something for me under the tree! I only chewed 2 computer chargers and some tissues! I'm working on the stranger danger thing... last night there was a Christmas party at my house and I met these really nice kids, they pet me and fed me cheese so I would sit in their laps. The adults were ok too... mom gave me an unbearable amount of hugs after... she said she was SO proud of me because I didn't bark or growl at all! Of course today I had to alert her (and the whole east coast) that our houseguest (who has been here since Tuesday) was still here and still scary! But I digress... point is Santa, I'll be waiting for you to come vsit me! Please don't wear your hat though.. I am afraid of hats you see. Oh, Madison was a good dog too... except when she doesn't let me steal her ball... 

Love Charlie

Is he here yet?

Monday, December 20, 2010

5 Days Till Christmas!

Charlie decided (possibly plotted) that I needed to buy myself a little something for Christmas after I was SUCH a nice owner and took Christmas pictures of him... I would have been fine with this except.. his gift of choice was a computer charger... AGAIN! So naturally he needed to chew the one that I had... that was only a few months old... so that's where we've been!

On the upside, along with Beau visiting we had this cutie stay with us for the weekend! 
Meet Griffen! 


Many butt sniffing circles ensued..

 We realized that all of 'our' dogs over the weekend were black and white! Good thing Charlie and Beau have some brown or we'd have quite the monochromatic photo op! 
Note Madison getting as far away as possible from Griffen!


 Here's a cute one of Charlie & Mads from last week..
Takes ALOT of cheese to get the Queen to sit this close to a minion!


We can't wait for Christmas! Charlie sticks his nose in every bag he can find searching for presents. We're taking a lesson from our buddy Noah and leaving all his presents hidden until Santa comes! 
"Say what??"



On a side note... we saw 2 bald eagles on the neighborhood lake today!!! They were hanging out eating a fish on the ice! It was so cool but I was a little miffed that they showed up a week early! Santa may have a super cool new camera in his bag for me! 
Stupid tiny zoom! They're so far away!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Pictures...

Kinda....

I tried to take Christmas pictures of my pups tonight... didn't get far... I was laughing entirely too hard at Charlie's reaction to my "props"

"GETITOFF GETITOFF GETITOFF"

So here's the 'out takes' 'blooper reel' etc etc.. hopefully I'll get 'finished' ones done this week 

"Mom... this tiny man... do i really have to sit this close??"

"Oh sh*t where did you come from?!"

"doomed"
Plus BEAU is coming to Pa this weekend!! We miss him!! And I'm sure Maddie would like a break from Charlie!



p.s. Is anyone having trouble with blogger's 'design' section?? I can't get it to load and would reeeally like to change these fall leaves in for something more wintery!

p.p.s. Charlie is 8 MONTHS OLD today?!?!?!?!?!? ahh my puppy! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I feel like I'm missing something....?

Well today... I was LEFT...ALONE... at the v.e.t. office. I tried to tell mom as she was leaving that these guys were up to no good! The v.e.t.s were ok... not too scary... I didn't have to bark or growl at them, one said he knew my cousin! Then I took a really weird nap and next thing I knew mom was back to pick me up! I feel pretty tired.. and I'm stuck on this leash because someone doesn't want me to jump on and off the couch. hmpf.  But I guess I feel ok... I just can't help feeling like I'm missing something?....

AHHH

Charlie is at the vets for his big day! I felt like the most horrible person on earth leaving him with scary strangers!! I could see his cage from the door and just before I left he let out this pitiful cry and stared right at me! :( He gets picked up with his cone of shame at 5pm! Wish him (and me) luck!

Monday, December 6, 2010

I love the SNOWS!



Psh mom thought I'd be afraid of snow?!?! HA! I laugh in the face of snow!



I LOVED IT! 





Me and Beau ran and played and snoofed and digged and...



Well then we lost a frisbee...
I wasn't concerned I found a ball...





I tried digging for it..


No luck! Sorry Beau!





Pleeeeaaaassseeeee can I stay out all day??



"Please can I have new frisbee?"



Poor Beau! Maybe Santa will bring you a new frisbee!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

SNOW?!

Hi all we are headed up to NY to visit Beau! Theres SNOW there! Charlie is going to freak out...Expect some snow pictures soon! Hope everyone is loving the fall/winter-ish weather!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey-ed Out

I give Charlie a wet food called Puppy Plate from Merrick along with his dry food... I think he overindulged last night on the 'Thanksgiving Platter" one... haha

ugh. stuffed puppy.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Collar, Foods, and LEAFS oh my!

Yay for the weekly socialization trip to the pet store!  I just got a plain blue collar that you cant even see under his floof because I want to order this fancy leather padded one for Christmas (shh!!)
I canz sit for 2 seconds. no posing. must. run. in. leafs.

At the pet store Charlie was first met with "the expert" a lady who constantly tells me that Charlie MUST have had a bad experience and I MUST not be socializing him enough and I MUST baby him and basically tells me I'm ruining my puppy. GR. hmpf.  She never listens when I tell her our 'routine' for strangers is no eye contact and offer a treat without reaching for him.  She tries to 'catch' him. We are not friends with the 'expert'. Thankfully "the buddy" was there. This lady has a friend who has an anxious mini aussie. She is GREAT. And this week Charlie actually sat at her feet and she got to reach down and pet his head while we were talking! He also was totally cool with eye contact and her reaching twoard him (not for him!) :) He even went with her on a mini walk around the aisle! Success!

We also got new food for Charlie! I guess because I ususally talk about his anxiety I never mention the fact that my puppy is anorexic. He eats enough to stay healthy but is starting to look skinny... and I don't want him to be skinny for his big day in 2 weeks! SO we were instructed to try wet food (work up to 3:1 wet:dry mix) which I just..ugh..not a fan of wet food. We came home with Wellness Puppy, (the same as his dry food) which is a natrual holistic brand; Halo Spot Stew which is all natural as well; and Merrick Puppy Plate, which looks like human Chunky Soup. Its my personal favorite because its actaul chuncks of meat, whole veggies, and even apple pieces & apparently its the closest brand to raw food! So we are testing all three! If nothing works we will be trying Instinct dry food, which is all natrual kibble coated in a freeze dried raw food shell... gross.. but if it makes the puppy eat and grow I'll deal with it... I just reeeally dont want to go all raw... I know I know its sooo good for them.. but I dunno if I can stomach it!

Today we spent all day in the woods! Charlie, Maddie, and my little brother George ran around like hooligans and I caught it on tape :) Crappy cell phone tape but its still cute!

video

 And yes. Charlie jumped in the freezing cold muddy lake after I took this... Oh Charlie!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

GR.

Charlie must have seen my last post. SOMEHOW he chewed his OWN collar into 3 pieces. I'm upset...but also impressed at his inginuity. Beau cannot be completely innocent as I believe the collar initially came off during a bitey face game. He's lucky my camera is dead or I would make him take a shameful picture with his 'work'. Maybe I'll update later.

Of course it was brought to my attention that Charlie knows how much I love going to the pet store, maybe he was trying to plan a fun day for me? Darn fuzzball!

So RIP pretty collar that complimented Charlie's copper oh so nicely.

Guess he didn't think so in the end.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dun dun dunnnnn

Me? Special Day? Fo Real???

Charlie's uh.... "special day" at the vet is scheduled for Dec 8.


I'll start being a nervous wreck now! I can guarantee he will need the cone of shame... he's a licker.














poor kid. he doesn't know whats coming....






For some good news take a look at our buddy Noah's Blog!!! He is running a "Cash for Comments" campaign! For every comment left on his post Noah's humans will donate 50 cents to their local humane society's new building!  So stop by and leave a comment for Noah and all the animals your 50 cents will help!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

B-A-T-H





Charlie had to get a bath today.. he stunk.




Charlie is sad. He hates baths!




See how FLOOFY Charlie is getting?
See mah floof?


After the bath running and jumping is essential to drying off..



Flying is too?



Oh Charlie...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Border Collie Time





Hey Aussie Folk. Beau the Border Collie here. I have taken OVER Charlie's blog for the day. It all started with Charlie saying he was faster than me! Ha! So we made a bet to settle it! A little game of tag to settle the dispute.  I, as you can see, won a blog post of my very own! Charlie would have won a REALLY embarrassing picture of me but... well I'll show ya what went down. 




We were out playing and the little munchkin hopped in what the humans believe is alwaysss an adorable fashion...


He told me he was the fastest puppy in the world! Ha!



I told him that was SO NOT TRUE! And the bet was on...


I was hot on his tail! Well... hot on his nub! 


Oh yeahhh Oh NO! I alllmost had him this time! You aussies are quick! 



The situation was starting to look bleak. Even the flashbox can't catch him!!



"Na na na na boo boo you can't catch me!"  He taunted me. But he was getting over confident...



I saw my oppertunity when he was busy being all cute and windswept!



TAG!! GOTCHA!!



Victory is sweet. And the puppy is tired! 



Now you may all gaze at my BEAUtiful-ness.


Get it? BEAU...its mah name...and im B-E-A-U-tiful. hehe.
oh man I crack myself up. 


Well enough of this literary stuff. Off to chase a cow... or a Charlie!! 

High Five!!


Border Collie.... Signing off.