Tag: dogs

Those who sit above and those who sit on

If your dogs have a penchant for sitting above or on, give me a call and let’s talk about dog boarding and perching.

Peggy Sue is a sitter on-er. This particularly applies to her sister Allie
Peggy Sue is a sitter on-er. This particularly applies to her sister Allie
Queen Pip is a percher, surveying her adopted kingdom, my cottage
Queen Pip is a percher, surveying her adopted kingdom, my cottage
Fergus likes to be high an discreet
Fergus likes to be high and discreet
But, Peggy Sue's sitting-on expertise does extend to my legs or any other part of me that looks comfortable at the moment
Peggy Sue’s sitting-on expertise also extends to my legs, or any other part of me that looks comfortable at the moment

Spring flowers in the yard

I moved into my little cottage in late September and this is my first Spring here. I am so pleased with how beautiful the yard is. I spend many hours outside with the dogs in this great environment. (click on any pic to enlarge)

Here's the row of blooming flowers on one side of the yard
I would love to tell you the names of the flowers but, although I can care for them, I don't remember all
So lovely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daisies!

 

Bleeding Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buster the Boston Terrier, in his element
White Iris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope spends a lot of time looking for chipmunks
Stella and Buster in the background, waiting for me to throw the ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm happy here, so are my dogs. Come by and visit if you like the idea of your dog staying too

 

 

 

 

The Joys of New Snow

Here are some pictures from our snow fall a few days ago. New snow and dogs go together. (click on any picture to enlarge)

Here's Clover, Otis and Buster beginning their wrestle/run in the snow
I love this photo, Buster looks like a wild eyed, dog boy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are sweet Tassen and Dora, they're a couple of my favorites who come to stay with me
These two are moving to Norway shortly, I will surely miss them and their owner who I've so enjoyed knowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buster and Otis in a full sprint. I love Otis's tongue poking out like it's pointing the way
It looks like Dora has something to say to Otis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the midst of it all Buster takes a breather
There's nothing like shoveling your face through the snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In tandem, these two are fast friends, literally
I do believe they're going to catch 'im!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Only Bite My Best Friends

Here is a cute video Ayumi shot of Buster and Clover, Ayumi’s dog, using their mouths to show they care. I call this game, Who Can Eat Each The Other’s Mouth First.

Buster and Clover, best friends. (Click on photo to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/6bM0N7Fek-g

Some time in the yard, featuring Stella

Just a lazy moment of warm sun in the yard. Played a little ball, sniffed plants and soaked up the warm Fall weather.

Tassen the regal boy in the back, Nalah's standing with her tail towards us and Stella, trotting in.

Time to throw the ball for Stella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She loves a good game of ball in the sun
Tassen and Stella being patient with picture taking time

 

Rusty Blends

I’m so happy to sneak in more walks in the warmth of this slow moving Fall. It’s like grabbing another handful of Halloween candy.

Rusty is ready for a hike
Although Frenchies have long since been bred for bull baiting, in the Fall leaves Rusty could easily slip up on an oblivious grazing bull and bite an ankle. Can you find Rusty? (Click on any picture to enlarge)
A favorite find on a hike is an old stone wall that once designated a property line. These walls were built from the 1600s up into the 1800s. I like to see if I can spot an old foundation of a house or barn that once stood on the property.
A panoramic view of this side of the lake..
And this side
Rusty went "out on a limb" to check out the temperature of the water which he shortly found out moments after the picture was taken by slipping into the water for a surprise swim
It was a warm Fall day and we sat listening to the quiet and watched the occasional bird on the water and in the sky.

Shelby and Rusty at Lighthouse Park

I hope you’re enjoying all the pictures I’m posting of our walks in the area. I’m really getting into the beauty of this place. I’ve lived here for two years and I keep seeing more and more I want to show you. Please click on any of the pictures you want to get a better view of, they’ll enlarge. Please enjoy!

Kingston Lighthouse on the Hudson River
Small waves on the river in hightide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Miss Shelby, she's a sweet girl who loves a scent to follow on walks
Oh and looky here, Mr. Rusty a fine Frenchie, likes Shelby and sweetly follows her lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The light was bright with a strong pre-winter breeze off the river.
A quick look at the water from high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see my usual view of canines in walks is mostly from the rear
The tall and the short of it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We could really feel the wind close to the water. The tide was high and there was the sound of the waves on shore to listen to
mmmm beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

panoramic, water and sky

 

Fall in the Hudson Valley (featuring Clover)

This area offers walks in parks and rail trails of such beauty. Here’s one of those walks.

Here's my crew, Henry, Tin Tin Poncho and wee Clover, walking on the rail trail near the tressle bridge in Rosendale, NY
Ayumi, adoring little Clover with Henry and Tin Tin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clover, (well most of her) airborne
Is she really that small?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More leaves on the ground than in the trees at this point
This area used to be mined for cement in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Here's an abandoned conveyer belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

often the miners would hit a spring that would fill the area they were working in and they would abandon it back to nature
The water is often so clear, being spring water. These spots are always beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clover samples a twig while we enjoy the scenery
A good day

A swim for Azay

Azay is an interesting name for a very handsome large Golden Retriever I have the pleasure of boarding occasionally. He’s a gentle soul and a looker indeed. Ayumi and I took him to the stream in High Falls

 

This water is such a cool relief from our Hudson Valley heat wave
Azay spots a sleek black German Shepard swimming with his owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid shake, love this picture
He's Dog Star cute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayumi Horie took all photos

A Hot Day in the Hamlet

Honest in the kitchen

It hit 100+ yesterday and we were really feeling it here in Cottekill, despite having the AC cranked. My brood of charges spent most of the day prone and very still. No one wanted to go out and play, including the humans.

Azay with Ayumi in her studio, close to the AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey seeks the cool of the studio bathroom tiles

 

 

Jacob zzzzzz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Poncho, it's beyond me why he would lay on this wool bed..

 

 

Beautiful Hope, on the landing. It's as far upstairs as she would go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best cure for this kind of heat? Two water bowls, ice cubes, fans and AC.