Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

13 weeks

little alex isn't so little anymore.
i can still carry her, but each time i pick her up i 
think about putting her back down and asking her to 
walk. we have several dog beds in the house. 
this one is her favorite for sleeping on her back with 
feet in the air.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

strike a pose

puppy party!

alex got to play with her brothers and sisters today.
everyone had a lot of fun and slept soundly
when it was over.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


baloo's compassionate side

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

drag reduction

big floppy ears can slow a dog down.
when alex wants to really take off, she
knows just enough about physics 
to convert them to an aerodynamic
position. ridgebacks are intelligent.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

play time!

since getting alex, i've had the opportunity to watch
an adult dog play with a puppy up close and 
with frequency. one observation i've made is the way 
baloo curls her lips over her molars when she
plays (you can see her black lips curled over behind 
her lower canines here) - presumably to soften her
mouth and not hurt the puppy.