Sunday, July 22, 2012

Park on Fire!

Sweet hound.

At 4:30am we heard fireworks. Well, I heard them. And held my breath hoping that Annie did not hear them. She didn't make a noise. So back to sleep I went, until I woke to the smell of burning plastic at 6am and looked out and saw the equipment on fire :(

I think that who ever did the fireworks, lit them off inside the equipment. That is really the only way to generate enough heat to cause the think plastic to light on fire.

I called 911 and the FD came and put the fire out very quickly. When I left for work at 9:45am the fire investigator had already been out investigating for a few hours. Hoping we get new equipment soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Humidity and the Hound

Annie and Zero take in the shade and water but find no relief from the 90% humidity.

"Scuse me momma, can we go please??"

We went to Zero's house for a while, they have air conditioning!

Annie played with Zero's toys.

Zero wanted to play with different toys.

They sniffed a bit.

Zero went crazy.

She wanted to play with the frog, I think.

Annie was done. Flat Basset in the a/c.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Pumpkin FAIL

I was soo happy with the progress Big Max was making.

Then I got careless and tried to measure him before work one day and snapped him off the vine :( He had grown 12 inches in 6 days. When I snapped him off he was 49" around and 32.5lbs. Would have been a monster.

This is the next biggest growing on the vine. Doesn't have the growth rate of Big Max, but he'll do for now.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Belly Rub Queen

Trying to enjoy a wine and snack day and there goes Annie, trolling for belly rubs.

Clearly the ears of her needed attention also.

Oh man, she had this one sucked in.

And another little guy.

On your knees my friend, leverage helps.

Then she found more victims.

She has a way of getting what she needs :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Lookin good houndie!

Not her favorite thing to try on LOL

Moving around a bit to see how it feels.

Hmmm, not sure you're supposed to ask for belly rubs with it on.

Night night pretty girl.
It's no secret, Annie is afraid of fireworks. Bummer of it is, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. Last year we tried everything short of prescribed sedatives to try to keep her calm. This year I am still trying a few things...Benadryl, Melatonin, Rescue Remedy, making her tired. But also the fine folks over at The Jowls of Fury were nice enough to send us their Thundershirt for Annie to try out this year. So each night I have put it on her for a bit, maybe just 10 mins, maybe longer. That way she doesn't only associate it with scary fireworks. Problem is that in the days leading up to the holiday people are lighting fireworks almost every night. While I love them, I wish they would save them for the one big night of terror for Annie instead of dragging it out for a few weeks. At any we go again! And this time I think we are ready!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Annie the Photobomber

This is Zero, she takes her frisbee playing to a whole 'nother level.

That is the "border collie stare," it makes you play with her.

Zero was doing her thing, what is the hound doing?

She appears to be doing nothing but getting in the picture.

Honestly Annie...