Friday, March 28, 2008

Few Words Friday

Winter Art and Fashion Accessories.
With our snow disappearing fast, we thought we would show you some cool things that come out of the ice and snow of winter.
First, the art.
We call this one "Frozen Footy Print".

This one is "Two Girls Frozen Feety Feets".

Fashion Accessories.
Snow ball leggings.

I am soooo fashion-forward!

Can you tell I'm sad that the snow is going?
Even though the snow is melting, we know that it means we'll get more outside time and more trips to the park. That gets BIG paws up from us! Have a wonderful weekend, furkids! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.
P. S. Tasha here. Thanks to all of you who sent me well wishes for my cough. The V-E-T thought I might have a slight respiratory infection and gave me some antibiotics and they are working great. I am rarely coughing now. Because I get these pills, that means I get an extra taste of the canned food that gets put in with my kibble! Works for me!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dad Asks Stupid Questions.

Hi furkids, Tasha reporting today! I tell ya, sometimes humans ask the STUPIDEST questions.

Here I am inspecting the remains of my snow bank. While I was doing this, dad asks, "Do you girls want to go to the dog park?" I mean really, is there anything more silly than that?!?!? OF COURSE WE WANT TO GO TO THE DOG PARK!!!!!
All Right! Almost there!!

As soon as we got through the gate, we met two new friends! Its so good to get back to the dog park.

Here's me doing one of the things that I love to do most. Roll, roll, roll in the snow!!

Then we found this fabulous water hole.
I just had to dig into the ice and water. Its fun getting wet! Hey, look! There's Eva Ears in the bottom of that picture!!
It was icy footing on the paths. We didn't have much problem, but the poor dad had a little bit of a hard time. That's what he gets for only walking on two legs with no claws!
Let's Go, Slow Dad!
Off-Leash Means I Can Romp!

We hope you all enjoyed a little look at one of the dog parks we go to. Now that its warming up, maybe our wimpy humans will get us out more. We certainly deserve it! We have another park that we like, too. Some of you may remember it, but as soon as we can claw dad into taking us there, we'll show you pictures of that one.
Belly Rubs, Tasha.
DOG PARKS ROCK!!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tasha has a Little Cough

Sorry Pippa, Blogger is acting up again so there are no pictures today. Ask Mistress to show you the pictures that we sent while she reads this post to you.

Tasha started having a little cough and had to go see the evil man in the blue coat on Friday. He doesn't think it's kennel cough but just a "upper respiratory infection". So she has to take big pink and blue pills for the next week. She obviously forgot that we need to use this for greater things. Momma and Dad just hand her the pill and she swallows it. No peanut butter, no livergreat, nothing!! I am so disappointed in her.


With a heavy sigh,
Eva

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dog Blogs on CNN

Read the article here!

Few Words Friday (But Lotsa Pictures!)

Join us on a walk, won't you?

Out the door and down our driveway.

Up one street....

...and down another.

A pup must always wait before crossing the street.

Come on, dad, we got lots to see!

Eva, do you see what I see?

Squirrel!!

OH my DOG, a mobile torture chamber!!

Heading Home.

Our towel after one use. We do such a good job of making work for our humans! We have almost as many towels in the linen closet as they do!!!

Thanks for the walk, dad!
We hope you enjoyed joining us for a walk. We sure love our walks. Dad finally got our permit to go to the dog park. Hopefully this weekend we will get to go!
Today is the first full day of spring and as we paw this post, its snowing! We are supposed to get 2-6 inches before this afternoon. Yeah!! Have a fabulous weekend, furkids!! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

First of all, Eva and I want to wish everypup, kitty GG and Human a Happy St. Patrick's Day. Dad is part Irish, but he didn't go out and drink lots of green beer. He says he's too old for that kind of thing.
Secondly, all of our snow is shrinking. I don't know who or what is responsible for this, but I would really like it to stop.
Here I am on Thursday inspecting the back yard.

Here is my back yard one day later. This is just not right. But today we got some more snow!

Here is Eva enjoying the new snow. I know that all the snow will be gone soon, but I just don't want it to go. There is just nothing like a good roll in the snow.
Hey, I just realized something. Today is our one year Blogaversary! We have now been blogging for one year!! We just can't express how much fun that we have had being on Dogs With Blogs. There have been soooo many wonderful experiences, getting to know soooo many new friends, and learning soooo much about soooo many things, we just can't describe how happy we have been to spend the last year with all of our great friends. We look forward to many more wonderful moments in the Dogs With Blogs world. We Love You All!! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Few Words Friday

Hi everypup, Eva here. This post is going to turn into a shameless plug for dad's new camera. If your humans are thinking about getting a new camera to take beautiful pictures of you, dad HIGHLY recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18. It has a 18X optical zoom lens by Leica (a very respected maker of camera lenses), image stabilization, face (or muzzle) detection, and all kinds of settings from automatic where the camera figures out all the settings to totally manual if your humans are into that. The digital equivalent of the zoom in 35 mm speak is 28mm to 504 mm zoom. Without further barking, here are some of the latest pictures of us.

Our snow is melting! Can you see that I'm standing in very cold water?
(Click on the pictures to make them bigger!)
I just love my snow banks!

Those kids sure are making a lot of noise over there.


Here is my best smile for you, Dad!!
I hope all you pups, kitties and GG have a good weekend. It has been between 40 and 50 degrees here for the last 3 days, so our snow has started to go away, which makes Tasha none too happy. But it is March, so there is a good chance that we will get more. We'll share some shoots of the melting later this weekend. Lick your humans face for us! Belly Rubs, Eva.



Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dad got a New Camera

First pictures(old camera) are when we got home for doggie daycare on Friday.





Dad used the new camera today. It has a seperate setting for pets, snow, starry nights etc.
This is one of Momma's new favorite pictures of Tasha.

Tasha is looking for the neighbor's dogs.

Eva always jumps up and down when she barks.

Watching Tasha dig in the snow

One of Tasha's favorite things to do

Momma is sharing her apple

And closing with a video
video
Belly rubs,
Tasha & Eva

Monday, March 10, 2008

Doggie Day Care

Tasha here - Friday morning, Momma loaded us up in the DUV and took us to meet Tory from DogPad. They loaded us into the back of Tory's DUV and off we went to DogPad. Eva was a scaredy pup and drooled on me the whole way. You have to understand, we are not crated in our DUV but we were crated together in a big box in Tory's. It was a scary new experience for us. All we knew was that we weren't with our Momma anymore and we didn't know where we were going. Once we got there there were so many dogs and everyone was so excited there was movement and noise everywhere. I was OK with it because there were so many new pups and things to smell. But Eva likes everything to be calm. So Tory spent a long time spending individual time with Eva and introduced her to each dog one at a time. Eva did interact a little more in the afternoon. Later on we were put back in Tory's DUV and taken back to the meeting place for Momma to pick us up. We were so happy to see Momma but we were so tired that when we go home we took a good long nap. After all we did miss at least 3 or 4 or 5 naps.

Momma - I think it was too much for Eva. Especially the being crated in a strange vehicle and not knowing what was going on. I'm going to try it again but dropping and picking up the girls at Dogpad. That might created less trama for the girls. I hear it was quite an ordeal to get the girls out of and back into her SUV. I have to admit that it reminded of two things - custody exchange at a neutral location and watching your kids get on the bus for school for the very first time. I have to admit that I got a little misty.

Sorry Darling Pippa - No pictures but Momma did buy a new camera today so hopefully there will be a excessive amount of pix later this week just for you.

Belly rubs,
Tasha

Friday, March 7, 2008

Few Words Friday

This FURniture stuff is great!
Hi furkids, Tasha here. It happened again yesterday! Momma let us both lay on the couch with her for a little while. Dad wasn't totally on-board, but he wasn't here so no big deal. He'll come around, I'm sure. The couch stuff was the fun part of the day. The not-so-fun part was that we got brushed. A LOT! Momma wanted us to look nice for our day-long field trip today. As you may know we are going to spend our first day at Dog Pad. Click on the previous link if you want to see where we're going. Eva has never spent the day away from home or if she has, she hasn't been without Momma or Dad. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm not so sure Eva is. She can be a really scardy-pup. We'll report on our big adventure tomorrow. Have a great day and a fabulous weekend, everypup, kitty, GG and Human! Belly Rubs, Tasha.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The girls are NOT allowed on the furniture

Tasha here. I'm going to do this post since I've been here the longest.

When I first came to live with my people, Dad had a rule: no dogs on the furniture. He had grown up on a farm where the dogs weren't allowed in the house so I thought as long as I live in the house, I can live with the furniture rule. Then Dad went to Germany for a few weeks and Momma modified the rule while he was gone. I could be on their bed but no other furniture. The years roll by and many hours are spent on the beds. They have to lift me on and off the bed now due to my arthritis. Eva is the typical Belgian pogo stick so she doesn't need any help.

So today, Momma had an unexpected day off. Something about the roads being slushy ice and highways being a parking lot. (Momma - 4 miles took 40 minutes, with 13 more to go I gave up and went home). She decided to spend some extra special 1:1 time with us so she put a blanket on the couch and snuggled with each of us for a while. Lots of ear and belly rubs. Lots of snoses. We have her so well trained.

Edited to clarify- Yes, we were on the couch. The blanket was for easy removal of the evidence since obviously we have quite a bit of multi-colored fur and like to leave it everywhere we go.

No pictures due to our need to deny this ever occured.

Belly rubs,
Tasha