Thursday, June 30, 2011

Star-Spangled and Peaced-Out

I'm submitting this post to this week's "Red White & Blue" non-challenge on I Heart Faces. Head over there to see other fun patriotic posts.

The other night, I used my cell phone to snap a couple of pics of my pup in these snazzy glasses. I wasn't sure how he would react to them, and he kept swatting them off, so I only got these two rather poor quality pics before I gave up for the night.But, when I saw how cute the pics were, I knew I had to come up with a way to get some better ones before the 4th of July. I tied ribbon on the end of each arm and tied them together in the back to keep them on Brodie's face, and it worked SO much better. He actually kept the glasses on for quite a while as he looked around and explored on the balcony. It was only when he went to lie down that they got in his way and he started fighting them. I love how cool he looks in these pics - my aunt called him "Mr. Hollywood." He's just chillin' on the balcony, enjoying life.

Happy Independence Day!

Swimming at Grapevine Lake

The other day after work, Shawn and I decided to take the dogs to the lake for a little while to let them get some exercise. It's been too hot lately to do much walking, so this is the only way they really get to run off all that energy. Traffic was a little rough on the way there, but we eventually made it, and the dogs made the most of the time in the car, sticking their heads out the window and enjoying the wind blowing through their hair/ears.

I never know how Brodie's going to react to the water. He eventually warms up to it, but sometimes he's rather hesitant at first. Not this time. He went right in, starting playing in the bushes, pulling on the branches, and snapping at the water. Meanwhile Zoey had a blast retrieving the kong aqua. That girl can swim! And Brodie actually did some good swimming too - he went out well over his head and swam a good distance (for him). I was so happy that he was obviously enjoying himself. And I was tempted to join him, because it was so hot! We didn't stay much more than half an hour, but we all had fun and the dogs were worn out, so mission accomplished. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Just some cute pics of my puppy...

(standing on one leg!)

(catching some rays)
(his favorite toy - an empty bottle)

(helping mama write) (bundled up after swimming)
(silly dog finds any place he can to sleep)
(all soft and fluffy)