Saturday, April 30, 2005

Meeting Sammy's Mom

Tonight Charlie got to meet Sammy's mom. She was just as much fun as Charlie hoped she would be.


Pet me?

She petted him and slapped his nose and fed him treats. And she even made noises and played with him - it threw him into a barking frenzy, it was soooo fun!

Sunday, April 24, 2005

The Vacuum Cleaner

Charlie is not a big fan of the vacuum cleaner. He alternately sniffs it, runs from it, and then works up his courage to attack it!

Checking it out

Working up courage. Scarieeeee....

Saturday, April 16, 2005

6 months and 66 pounds

Today Charlie is 6 months old! To mark the occasion, we started at the vet's, also known to Charlie as "You-Know-Who", for a weight check. 66 big pounds!

Then it was party time. Wahooo - doggies, off to PetSmart!! This was Charlie's first time there, and he was blown away. So many people to pet him! So many doggies to sniff! Dry puppy food scattered on the floor where a bag broke - just waiting to be eaten. And the manager assuring him that it was very fresh and all right to eat!! So fun and so distracting that Charlie took the treat given him by the cashier and then dropped it, uneaten, and forgot about it until mom reminded him.

What a tired and happy little dog he is now - crashed out in the hallway with his new chew, dreaming about his first birthday party!

Birthday dreams

Haley just released a new song!

Charlie's new all-time favorite singer/ songwriter is Haley the Fabulous Ball-loving Black Lab. She just released something new, called Take Me Out. Charlie thinks it's awesome!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Nosing Around

Walks with Charlie tend to be slow and nasal, with spurts of activity. We creep from one house to the next, checking every bush... every lamp post... every spot on the sidewalk.

Hmmm... John has new firewood.

At some locations he sniffs every little thing, and it's only with great regret that Charlie consents to move along. Other locations hold no interest and we rush by.

This way, Mom - let's hurry over to the phone pole!

The best scents are clearly those left by others.

Pekes... I knew it!

And a kitty?

Then, as we get towards home, Charlie will take the leash in his mouth and lead us home - the faster, the better!

Heading for home!

Saturday, April 09, 2005

The Sincerest Form of Flattery...

Cal's latest post has inspired Charlie to take up the camera yet again.

Charlie? Is that you....


Better... at least he got all his head in this time!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Self portrait

Cal and China had this great idea to take pictures of themselves, and when Charlie heard about it, he had to try it, too! Gotta work on that timer a little...

Self portrait