Saturday, November 29, 2008

reluctant santa

jazz doesn't usually like to 
wear hats. but she humors me.

Friday, November 28, 2008

everything tastes good

alex pretends to lick the coffee table, moments 
before she tries to get a little corner nibble in.
she's currently about 70 percent sweet, 30 percent
rotten. she's busy and always looking for something 
to get into. i'm very fortunate to have taken 
"puppy leave" from work. alex has caught on to our 
daily routine and is fully housebroken. 
now i hope we can get through this chewing stage
relatively unscathed...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

after the first week...

today was overcast and rainy, so tug o' war with
 a sock was the game of choice. after one week of 
vigilance, alex is housebroken (when a ridgeback 
goes outside in the rain to pee, it's confirmed); and she
slept through the last couple nights - yea! she's 
 a little busy body during the day though - that's 
going to keep us busy for a while! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

the best things in life are free...

all these expensive toys in the yard, 
and alex and baloo would rather play with a stick

fun and games

baloo's favorite game is keep away. today
she spent the morning teaching alex 
the essentials: first you get a stick, then show it to
your friend, and run!

Monday, November 24, 2008

friendly warning

jazz is 14.5 years old; she does well and is pretty
active. since alex arrived, jazz has taken several 
opportunities to sound warning barks - always 
with a wagging tail and not overly vicious. alex is 
pretty bold and takes the bark as an invitation to 
romp. lucky for jazz, alex would rather play with

Sunday, November 23, 2008

dog tired

on her 4th day with us, alex continues to do well. 
today's challenges and experiences included: 
a ride in the car with big sister baloo; a short visit to
aunt aggie's house - alex watches baloo for cues - they 
explored aggie's yard and were very good; alex was 
brave enough to meet tyson, the next door dog, through
the fence today; there was play time with baloo; and two
short sit practice sessions. 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

alex and baloo

baloo has taken little alex under her wing
sort of like a new hobby

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

brothers and sisters

eight weeks old today

hot pink at rest

coming home in 4 days...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

destined for adventure

it's official, pink collar will
join the pack in a little over a week.
we visited her and her 12 
brothers and sisters on sunday and
got the news we were hoping for.. 

morning coffee run

baloo rides along with me to get a morning coffee

Saturday, November 08, 2008

give a dog a bone

jazz enjoyed keeping this bone away from baloo
more than anything. i think she enjoyed gnawing it 
a bit too...but the keep away was the real fun. 

Sunday, November 02, 2008

she's a beauty

so many beautiful puppies to choose from

Saturday, November 01, 2008