Charlie seems to take on the expression of other dogs sometimes. I'll think "Oh, that's Freda's serious look" or "how Tin Tin" or notice generally how much Charlie looks like Hammer. So, here is Charlie performing impressions of some of his dogblog buds:
This morning we awoke to SNOW! It had accumulated overnight and was still coming down heavily when Charlie went out to explore and experience it.
This is probably the most snow Charlie's seen. We had some twice last year, but never this much. Gosh, there's almost enough for a little x-country skiing!
At first Charlie wouldn't leave the patio - he walked around and around it, trying figure out what the white fluffiness was. But with a little encouragement he ventured forth. Here are his first steps into the white stuff...
This morning, Charlie awoke to a wonderful surprise... Gabbie! She had come to spend the day while her mom skied.
We started them in the back yard, to play hard and work off some energy. Thus, sunrise found the duo racing and jumping and rolling and playing over the frozen ground!
By 8:30, they were tiring and quieting down a little, so we began letting them in the house. Although big, Gabbie is skittish and afraid of new things, so in and out and around she went for almost an hour, with Charlie close behind.
She had just begun to settle down, when Charlie began to pester Gabbie. First, he slowly walked over her. Then he turned to carefully drape his shaggy tail over her face, and then he leaned in to make sure she couldn't ignore him.
So back outside they went, for some more hard play.
After awhile, it was time for a little lunch and a serious indoor chew session.
Charlie finished first and then carefully watched Gabbie, waiting for an opening to move in and steal the chew. Gabbie, however, was extremely alert and careful not to give Charlie such an opportunity!
Then back outside again for a little terrace-jumping and kitty-hunting. And in again for a little doggie snooze.
So back and forth it went; sometimes outdoor play, sometimes indoor quiet time, but never leaving each other's side... all day long!