Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Few Hiking Photos

The cooler weather is making hiking most fun! (Although I still like to hide behind Dad, so that I am protected from the crazy youngsters!)

Mom did, however, think it would be fun to get big snooter photos....

Really, Mom? Thanks....

"Hey, uh, Daisy, what's Mom doing?" "Get used to it, kid. But we do get good snacks, so play along."

"Snacks? Did someone say snacks?!?"
*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lucy is a Snow Dog

And given where we live, that's a good thing. She'd be in trouble if she didn't like the snow....

"Why yes, I think I do like this cold, white stuff."

She has already mastered the art of giving puppy eyes with a dab of snow on her snooter to up the cuteness factor.

Yep, I think she likes the snow!

And she is quickly mastering the art of snow zoomies!

And zoomies with ball-in-mouth!
Needless to say, there was some bitey-face in snow, because, well, how could there not be?!?

Don't worry; I, too, was out enjoying the snow.  We even went on our usual afternoon hike, slogging through snow and mud and rain, while looking out for mooses (we saw none) and trying not to have too much snow dropped on us from the trees.  Mom didn't take her camera because she wasn't sure how the weather was going to be, and more importantly, she didn't want to slip and risk dropping the camera!  But it was a very fun hike!

This snow won't last long, but it's a nice change from the really hot summer we had.

More photos later!

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Yet More of the Same

Which translates into lots of bitey-face and wresting on the part of the two youngsters in the house. Me? While I like to run around and chase tennis balls, I also enjoy spending time on the couch, making sure that all my extremities are tucked in so as to not be bitten by crazy puppies!

Honestly, this is the safest place to be when the youngsters are doing their thing...

Personally, I try to avoid these skirmishes. These two are CRAY-ZEE. So I watch from afar.

I also chase tennis balls while the kids are otherwise occupied! And I want Lucy to have some idea of what it looks like to actually catch a tennis ball, as Daisy is still a little challenged in that department.... Heehee!

When the kids get crazy, I take my tennis ball and go elsewhere.

Occasionally Daisy will get a moment where she can be crazy all on her own...

And Lucy gets lots of ball-chasing time on her own.

Yeah, um.... The youth of today...

This is usually moments before she pushes it down the hill and pounces on it - Mom's still trying to get a photograph of that.

Crazy puppy!

Apparently she likes to make sure Mom knows that Mom needs to throw the ball back up the hill for her....

Crazy puppy!

Not entirely sure why's she's giving Mom that look but she's a puppy....

She looks so innocent here.  Wait until you see yet more bitey-face photos!
Have a great week, and as always, I'll keep you posted (likely from the safety of my couch!)

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Your Daily Dose of Puppy

Yep. More photos of the wee beastie!

She has mastered Looking Cute For the Camera!
Puppy zoomies!

The Mighty Tennis Ball Hunter stalks her prey!
Believe it or not, no puppies (or black dogs) were injured in the making of this photograph!
*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy and Lucy-Fur

Sunday, September 10, 2017

THREE months!

So, Lucy-fur is three months old! Personally, I think momentous occasions such as one's three month birthday don't come along very often and should be celebrated with a trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window....

Look at her, acting like she's a big dog!

And for reference, here is her 2 month photo! You'll notice that she's taller, heavier, and can do more stuff!
And, we all manage to fit on the couch together and generally don't bitey each other....  And yes, we ALL went to the groomer on Friday, including Little Miss Fur, who had her first puppy grooming - amazingly, she looks like a puppy!

I think she's touching me here.... Eieee! Puppy cooties!

And again, for comparison, the 2 month photo....

More photos from this weekend coming, but I wanted to give you a taste of the excitement we had this weekend.

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy and Lucy-Fur

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bitey Face!

As many of you know, when Daisy was inflicted upon me brought into the house, she was all about bitey-face, and while I am a bitey-face aficionado of old, I am also a more more mature girl than I was in my early days, and enjoy a good snooze on the couch as much as a round of bitey-face. So, while I still have grave concerns about my risk for puppy cooties from the latest addition to our mayhem, Lucy-fur, I am more than happy to let Daisy and Lucy-Fur bitey each other while I stay out of the way.

Lucy may only have little teeth at this point, but she's more than happy to show them off!

Lucy attempts to determine if the Geneva Convention allows attacking a target when the target is rolling in the grass.

Lucy holds the low ground.

Lucy doesn't seem to be too bothered by all of Daisy's sparkling white teeth.

This is either bitey-face or a dental exam. I'm not sure which!

My, what big teeth you have!

Holding the low ground doesn't always seem to work.

Apparently attacking when your opponent is rolling on the ground is NOT against the Geneva Convention.
And then there's this....

We had a spa day yesterday, so more photos later!

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Post About ME!!!

Okay, just kidding!  Another post filled with photos of the crazy puppy in the house.

But, lest you think that I have fallen off the map, let me assure you that I am quite happy being at the end of 'train' when we are hiking (someone has to guard the rear, and I can keep an eye on Lucy-fur AND Daisy!), and relaxing on the couch when the youngsters are biteying each other!

However, I did convince Mom that as part of Lucy's "socialization" we should all take a trip to the Magic Cheeseburger Window.  Needless to say, Mom saw the wisdom in my suggestion.

There was a long line at the Magic Cheeseburger Window, so I was able to sniff to my heart's content!

Mom was driving, so she could only get a bad cell phone picture of me with my head out the window enjoying all the smells!

Lucy caught on to the whole sniffing thing pretty quickly!
Anyway, the Magic Cheeseburger Window trip was a great success - and another adventure for Lucy! (And cheeseburgers for me!)

Lucy has also been doing other socialization 'exercises'.  This week Dad took her down to Mom's work so that the people at Mom's work could ooh and ahh over how cute the wee beast is.  Lucy handled the experience with aplomb and conked out when she got home!

Apparently this is the most exciting thing to happen at Mom's office in, like, ever....
But before we stay on the All Lucy Photo train, let me just show you a couple of photos to prove that Daisy and I are still alive...

When Daisy can't bitey Lucy, she still tries to bitey me....
Anyway, trust me - we are all alive and doing well.

Lucy is, well, a puppy. I mean not only is she a young dog, but she is SUCH a PUPPY! Mom assures me that I was this young once, but I find it hard to believe!

She really likes chasing tennis balls (and Hol-ee Roller balls).  She's not big enough to catch them yet, but she's getting very good at keeping an eye on them!

And she does retrieve pretty well, too!

But, she also seems to like rolling down the hill.  Such a silly puppy!

She's also learning a bit about posing...

In other excitement, Lucy can now get on and off the bed by herself, she can go up an entire flight of stairs (Mom is working on getting photos or video or something), and she has completed our 3 mile hike without ending up in the "puppy sack" twice in a row now! She might actually be on her way to being a Real Dog.  She also gets on top of Daisy and tries to bitey her. It doesn't usually work out well for Lucy (don't worry, Daisy doesn't hurt her!), but she's got moxie!

Stay tuned for more photos!

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur