Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Calico and Merle

     Simon loves his Sophie. Sophie loves her Simon. I just love how their patterns mingle when they sleep together... aww.                                 
Simon in the beach grass...

 And of course, I can't leave Caleb and Tempe out... ;) 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Introducing - Temperance!

Well, the Cardi's out of the bag! And I cannot thank Kim and Mark of Samhain Cardigans enough for entrusting us with this wonderful, amazing girl. I know I didn't say anything, but I... well, I'm one of those people who jumps over cracks and uh, grins at black cats. Wait... or something.

Meet Temperance (Tempi!) (Samhain Stonelight's Silver Lining)

This is Simon and Caleb's new little sister... and my new show/obedience puppy...

I am head over heels, she is SMART (like her fantastic daddy Casper, who I LOVE. I love a working dog, it's the GSD in me still after all these years) and of course, she is gorgeous. And she's sweet and gentle like her mom Polly - the two of them are just such pleasant, well adjusted dogs to be around.

I cannot believe that this is our wonderful, wonderful puppy. She's confident and playful, smart a a whip. She walked in, had a few seconds of "wow... there's a lotta weird cats here" and then she just rolled with the flow. Our house is busy and animal crazy, and she's just been romping right along with the rest of them like she's lived here her whole life. The boys love her -- she plays tug like Simon and chase like Caleb.

I am SO excited about getting her into the ring... Four more months, four more months...

Thank you, thank you again, Kim and Mark. I cannot thank you enough... I keep looking at her trot and pose and eat the cat toys, (ahem) and going, she's in MY house?

Sophie is unamused. ;)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sophie's day...

Mighty hunter, who makes me yelp when she leaps out of the bedsheets, claws bared, teeth gnashing.

Fabric mouse terrorist -- poor little creature never stood a chance.

Of course after you finish your killer instinct moments of the day, Sophie must wash between her dainty toes...

But... sometimes even the calico terrorist gets caught on camera doing something sweet. ;)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lazy Daisy Sunday

Just a hint of sunshine...

But hey, it's starting to sort of almost act like spring, and it's nearly summer. What's up with that, Pacific Northwest.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Putting it into perspective...

Putting it into perspective: I wanted to shoot dock photos.

Simon wanted to go to the beach and roll in things.

I have a lot of photos of him looking bored, and this one, which I instantly loved because I said, "Okay, I give up, wanna go to---"

Zoom!!!! Yes, yes I do, see you at the bottom of the pier!

I love this dog. He's just so smart, he makes me laugh every time.