January 13th 2014 1:02 pm
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It has been snowing every single day this past week and the piles of snow are getting so deep that Hank almost vanishes when he walks out in the field. Of course we have been running around in the yard so much that things are a bit flattened out close to the house. When the folks go out to shovel we get to play as wild as we like. The girl took a big kong and strung an orange rope through it so we can toss and tug and still find it in the snow.
Today we are happy because the sun is out for about the first time in a week. Because we are in this valley we are getting weather from all the directions and the clouds do stick here. We might go on a longer walk if it warms up a bit -- it has been so cold and icey that the girl has not been liking long walks. Not many neighborhood furs have been out this week either. This winter business sure is something.
December 28th 2013 2:11 pm
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Christmas was a day for the sun to shine here at our house and we had a good walk around the lake and met a bunch of furiends we have not seen for a while. I was so happy because I got a new green squeaky ball and it is all mine. We also got some doglicious salmon snacks -- yum! And a new brush that is getting the shedding done. The folks played with me and Hank all day and that was just fine. Once we boys had finished our dinner and snacks the folks went to a restaurant and got themselves some dinner. We did snoozing in the car. It was a good day for certain.
December 23rd 2013 1:48 pm
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The guy is doing so well from his surgery and even though he has to wear that leg brace and hook his ice machine to his leg he has not been skipping any walks. Even when it is less than zero he takes us on the morning walk because they do such a good job of getting the paths cleared off here where we live. The lake is all frozen and ducks are walking around on the ice so swimming is out of the question. Hank has been teaching me to make snow angels and I also discovered that walking under trees makes all the snow fall right down on top of you. Then you go racing off like something is trying to get you -- good clean fun! We also get to help with the shoveling which means bouncing in big piles of snow the girl scoops up -- yesterday we jumped so much we scattered all the snow back on the path -- not sure if that is helping but she did not seem to mind.
All this bouncing and bounding makes me very tired and when I sleep I do some sleep talking and running and stuff -- I wake up and Hank and the folks are just looking at me like -- what is Gus doing? Maybe he got to tired. I am doing good though -- my weight is pretty stable at 95 pounds and the dogter thinks that is fine cause I am getting nice muscles and some contours back. Hank does keep me moving.
One of my favorite things is still riding in the car and I especially like it when we turn the corner and there we are at that big meadow dog park. We have been going there a lot! Oh, another good ride was last week when we got to go up to the guys office and his workshop. I got a little shy because there are a bunch of girls there who want to give out pets and treats and it was my first time. Hank loves it there and those girls let him jump all over the place. My favorite part is out back by the workshop because there is a big yard and a hill and lots to sniff -- even mr. fox plays up there! The guy's office is way up in the mountains so there is no shortage of good snow.
Tomorrow we are going down to the big town to get the guy's leg checked out again and make sure things are fine. Then we will maybe do some special walking around and looking at Christmas lights -- I like them but Hank thinks the ones that are deer and stuff are kin of scary -- I take care of him though. He is kind of a pest sometimes but he is my very own little pest and we are buddies.
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