Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Kitty-corner, or should I say doggy-corner, from our house is Zephyr's house. He's a black lab whose a big galoomp and friendly. Digby took to him right away and whimpers when the Big Z is outside on his porch. I have no great clue as to why Digby likes some dogs right away and others not so much. He does seem to have a preference for black dogs, as well as old and infirmed ones (not a threat). Susie, of course, is fine with the whole setup, because she likes just about everybody.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Lots of huskies here in the Great White North, but not too many bulldogs, pugs, etc. I must admit, though, that a sled dog team composed of bulldogs isn't going to compete in the U.P. 200, much less the Iditarod. If they did, it'd be the mini-mini-Iditarod.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Monday, November 21, 2011
Digby, SusieQ and I are getting used to being Yoopers, although I've been told if you're not born here, you're never a Yooper. Anyway, we are developing favorite haunts, including the Lake Superior shoreline by the Dead River. Could Digby and SusieQ become wilderness dogs? Doubt it. I'm settle for them getting less afraid of the shoreline waves.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Digby, SusieQ and I are moving to Marquette on Sept. 16. So it's good-bye to the Northern Tail Dog Park, which I will miss dearly. In fact, when I make a list of the things I'll miss in mid-Michigan, that's at the top of the list. Angel is in a good new foster home now, but I'll take the little ones in the car. They like it with Dave and me!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Hambone still has that Hereford-cow look, with the brown body and white head. He really scoots fast, too, for a Hereford imitation. Brother Bruce wasn't at the park, but Hammy's mom and dad brought a beagle, Copper, that they were babysitting. I want another bulldog...someday. No exclamation mark needed.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Two of my favorite breeds, a French bulldog and a "regular" (English) bulldog, have been mixed in the form of Jigsaw, a white hybrid who showed up at the park Sunday with his friend, Fiona the Presa Canario. Jiggie really flew, although his legs were a bit awkward, and played very hard until he finally pooped out and flattened out on the cool ground. Plus, he was all white! Hopefully I'll get a photo sometime soon.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I am now the proud owner, or temporary guardian, of Angel, who happens to be one-third bulldog (the other ingredients are Boston terrier and pitbull terrier). It's quite the combo. She's a sweetie who loves to snuggle and rest her head on my head, sometimes simultaneously snoring. However, Angel's still a bit undisciplined, so we're working on that. After great soul-searching, I decided to close the door of my spare room because it contains too many vulnerable stuffed animals.
Anyway, Angel, Digby, SusieQ and I had a very fun day at the dog park on May 19. They frolicked near the pond that's really full because of the recent heavy rains. Plus, many gray tree frogs and toads were out, spewing their spring songs. Angel played tug-of-war with a vine with another dog and showed great interest in other dogs' rough-housing. More fun to come, I'm sure.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I'm sorry Butler didn't win the NCAA men's hoops championship. Actually, "didn't win" is an understatement, considering the 18.8 percent shooting percentage. Yet, they made it that far. Besides, Blue the bulldog is its mascot. Speaking of blue, I'm really into Blue Buffalo dog food, providing I can find it someplace. It's coming to Soldan's in Charlotte soon, I'm told.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hamlet, the former-puppy-now-adult bulldog, made a return appearance to the dog park Monday, Feb. 14, along with parents and "brother" Bruce. I can give him a big juicy butt rub as I did my Tugboat. I didn't spend enough time with him, but I'm hoping their schedule opens up so he and Bruce can frolic more at Northern Tail.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I saw an online classified ad on the Lansing State Journal Website about bulldog puppies for sale. One was all white, another was mostly white with a dark eye patch and the others were various other colors I can't recall. Boy, did I want one, or two, but not yet. Someday, though, someday.