Brief pause from running around the yard like maniacs. Very brief pause!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This is a picture of Watson from this morning. We swung by the vet yesterday to use their scale, so we can officially say that he seems to have settled in nicely to just over 30 pounds. Loretta, Cathy - whichever one of you guessed he'd be a thirty pound dog, you were right on the money :)
I can't get over what a beautiful dog he's become!
Two very playful dogs in the snow. They are about to play, but to my eye they look a little bit like they're doing yoga. Watson was initially a bit taken aback by the snow, but then he figured out that you can eat it...
Sunday, October 11, 2009
It's been a tiring weekend, and the temperature has dropped a bit, so you can see the boys are dealing with that in their cuddly way. Watson seems pretty darn eager to learn during the training, though he keeps trying to outsmart all of us. (It hasn't worked ... yet.) Someday we'll hopefully manage some action shots out and about instead of the late night cell phone picture while we're all falling asleep. You take what you can get, I suppose :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
On a whim (in front of a clearance rack) the other day, we bought Banjo and Watson matching fishing vests. Relatedly, we're working on stay, which is so handy for picture taking. I include the third picture purely so you can see Watson's adorable tail, and Banjo's adorable lack of tail.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This is Watson trying to look very, very sincere. Also, he looks all nose, which he's really not in person.
What have we been up to...let's see. We did a test board for the boys, together, at our kennel. I wanted to be able to put them in the same room if possible so that Watson doesn't get lonely. He did fabulously! The staff loves him, and he was even an angel about grooming. Also, when he and Banjo came home I noticed they'd started sleeping on each other a lot more, so I think going to "dog camp" was a win all around.
Watson seems huge to me compared to just a few weeks ago. His fur over the shoulders is probably three times as long as it was, and his whole body shape has shifted. I'll try to get some good pictures of him outside so y'all can see his shape. Everywhere we go, people tell us how beautiful he is and ask what kind of dog he is. I've started saying, "All of them!"
Saturday morning we're off to the vet to see if he'll be ready for neutering soon, so we'll also find out how much he weighs now. I'm willing to bet it's a lot more than the last time ;)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
And this is what happens most of the time that I try to take a picture of him. We'll just pretend that I was trying to take a picture of his lovely coat.
Photos aside, we had a lovely weekend. We had several walks on Saturday, and figured out that a three foot leash allows plenty of space for slack but keeps him from tying himself up, bolo style, and falling over. He and Banjo spent a good chunk of time hanging out in the yard checking out the landscaping. (AKA eating much grass, any apparently being none the worse for it twenty-four hours later.)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
We took Watson to visit the fine folks at Emmerson Animal Hospital here in lovely Dorchester. He was downright suspiciously well behaved! Didn't make a peep, charmed everyone totally, happily ate his treats. All he needed was a bordatella booster - everything else was up to date, and he's perfectly healthy. Also, he's 19.8 pounds. I think he may be getting noticeably bigger with every passing day...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Well, we've taken a nice long walk in the rain. Possum is not totally convinced concerning: leashes, harnesses, the safety of crosswalks, the intentions of other people on the sidewalk, or Banjo's habit of sniffing everything rather than eating it. But I have great faith that I'll win him over sooner or later.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tell me he doesn't look just chock full of personality :)
Since then, I've seen many more pictures of Possum*, taken by his fabulous foster folks, Loretta and Jim. I'll definitely be posting more of these.
**His name is Possum right now. Awesome Possum, we say. We'll choose a name on Saturday when we bring him home!