Posts Tagged ‘Shelties’

Wordless Wednesday #182 – Two Shelties and a Lab

April 8, 2014 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday #181 – The Camera 360 Effect

April 1, 2014 18 comments

Wordless Wednesday #180 – Up Close and Personal

March 25, 2014 23 comments









Black and White Sunday #74 – Dog Circle Bed

March 2, 2014 15 comments


My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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Wordless Wednesday #176 – The day after the storm (in color)

February 26, 2014 14 comments

Life with a dog named Jasper

January 8, 2014 17 comments

Sometimes God gives us a dog to challenge us,
and sometimes he gives us one to make us laugh.
Sometimes he gives you a dog that is adorably cute,
and he melts your heart.

And sometimes he gives you a dog that is all that and more.

That is Jasper.

He makes me laugh but challenges me more than any dog I know.
He is adorably cute, but also a wonderful nursemaid when I am sick.
He is sensitive and pig-headed and smart as a whip.
And here is why I love him.

Jasper believes that…

All balls are meant to be chewed, thrown, savored and chased.


Tennis balls taste better when soaked in a pool or rolled in sand and mud.


Tennis balls can be found everywhere despite the owner’s belief that “there can’t possibly be one here.”


Joggers and bicyclists must be chased.
People dressed up like joggers must be chased.
Walkers wearing anything that might resemble running gear must be followed closely in case they run. Then they must be chased.
Water is fun but only in moderation.

Water must be chased.

Sheep, of course, must be chased.

Jasper went sheep herding

Jasper went sheep herding

Anyone in a bathroom is a prisoner and can and will be forced to throw a ball.
Anyone sitting down anywhere, at any time, can be made to play ball.

Sticks are a nice substitute for a ball, if one is not available. They are also fun to chew.



One cannot use the outdoor bathroom facilities when family is there to watch. One must wait until everyone goes back inside again and then ask to be let out to use the facilities in private.

Kongs with good things inside them are good. One stolen from a sibling is even better.
Bones were meant to be stolen. What is caring if not sharing?
Food must not be wasted.

Jasper was licking his chops at the prospect of eating Zuke's treats.

Jasper was licking his chops at the prospect of eating Zuke’s treats.

A thorough examination of the food preparation facility must be conducted every morning and evening.
No toy that contains treats inside of it is a deterrent. When all else fails, bang it on the floor. Treats will surely come out.

Costumes provided by the human can be endured if there is food involved.


When all else fails…

Look cute. It works.

Jasper and his stare

Jasper and his stare

Wordless Wednesday #171

January 7, 2014 16 comments

Favorite Video Friday – Dog Park Dance

January 3, 2014 13 comments

If you live in Minnesota then you know just how cold it has been. We are going on almost a month of frigid temperatures now. Normally we see this for about a week in January, but it started in December this year and is expected to continue for at least another week.

Monday’s high is supposed to be -14 degrees. No joke. The low? -23 to -25 degrees. That’s why I am focused on getting my dogs out as much as possible over the next two days when temps will be above 10 degrees.

Yesterday, the temperature was 1 degree above zero. It was a heat wave. The dogs couldn’t wait to get to the dog park and get their ya-yas out. This is a video of our first few minutes there. As you can see Jasper is very excited and Cupcake was only to express her happiness vocally. I hope you’ll get a kick out of their antics.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Of Shelties and Snowflakes

December 18, 2013 10 comments

Normally I would share my favorite pictures on Wordless Wednesday, but given the “Meet the Bloggers” blog hop yesterday, I thought I would save them for today. (By the way, can I just say how blown away I am by all the participation in the blog hop? Holy cow!!!)

On Sunday, I shared some of my snowflake photos with you in black in white.  I was really surprised by all the nice comments people left about them. Who knew snowflakes would strike a chord. I love seeing them in all their natural glory, don’t you?

So here they are again. In color.

Oh yeah. I may have snuck in a few more. :)







Black and White Sunday #65 – Shelties and Snowflakes

December 15, 2013 42 comments

Normally I don’t include descriptions with my Black and White Sunday photos, but these last few needed a brief background.

The second photo was taken yesterday at the dog park as it was snowing. We were leaving when I noticed all these amazing snowflakes landing on Jasper’s back. I just couldn’t resist taking a few photos. The snowflakes are real and Jasper’s fur served as the backdrop. (The last 2 are closer views of the snowflakes.) Pretty cool huh?

No two snowflakes are the same.





My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

Unfortunately, doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here.


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