Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 156 ~

"let the wild rumpus begin"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 145 ~

After a full day of sniffing every corner of the yard, chasing all creatures smaller than herself, retrieving the treasured tennis ball and playing with Willow and Murf, someone needed a relaxing, soothing, water massage in the hot tub.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 142 ~

it doesn't get much better for this little yellow girl,
  the beach and her tennis ball ~ life is good

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 140 ~

beach baby, beach baby there in the sand . . .

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 139 ~

Yellow Girl enjoying a quiet moment before sundown.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 137 ~

someone is happy to be at the beach

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 130 ~

She wanted to jump in the hot tub to get the tennis ball.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 129 ~

Get your bikinis on girls! We’re going to the beach.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 128 ~

I can't believe it's been almost a month since her last photo.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 105 ~

Sleeping in on a rainy day.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 103 ~

I am frequently asked about the dangers of bringing my camera to the beach. Sand and water can be a great cause of concern when it comes to photographic equipment. I live at the beach and I enjoy taking photos while there, whether it be of the often found sandcastle, the shells which have washed a shore, the sun setting behind the dunes, or the dogs playing in the waves. I am as careful as I can be and fortunately for I have my older yet very functional camera. I generally bring this one, leaving my prized D7000 safely at home.

This evening the tide was low and calm, B and I took the girls over for a swim. For some reason us humans can not fully understand, the mussel shells were of particular interest to Yellow Girl. Not only for sniffing but before we knew it and before we could pry open her mouth, she had ingested several. I was certain they would pass through by the morning and we went about romping and playing.

Back at the car, I gave the girls a drink of fresh water to help wash any sand and ocean water out of their mouths. We gathered up the leashes, towels, water bowl, camera and 4 legged friends and started back to the main land. When suddenly there was a loud retching sounds and the splatter of water, remains of mussel shells covered the car seats, camera and lens.

Next time I am asked about the dangers of bringing my camera to the beach, I may think twice.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 102 ~

I have been a bit remiss in keeping up with my, self promised, daily photo of Yellow Girl. I had a few extra minutes last week and jumped at the chance to borrow a 500mm. This being a wonderful lens to capture Osprey, they have become the focus of my attention and lens. With it’s return tomorrow, I am certain the now 5 month old girl will be my main subject once again.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 101 ~

enjoying the morning light

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 97 ~

See this sweet angelic puppy face? It is the face of a Yellow Girl, who in her quest to learn about all things, uprooted one of our freshly watered impatients and ran through our house shaking it about. As we were getting ready to meet friends for lunch, Yellow Girl was entertaining herself by splattering mud from floor to ceiling.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 95 ~

a day @ the beach

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 94 ~

Poor Willow never a moments peace.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 93 ~

a 2 mile walk = 1 sleeping puppy = 2 happy humans!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 88 ~

Her Papa, still half asleep and seemingly unaware of his sock being eaten by the small Yellow Girl.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 87 ~

A labradors dream come true!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 86 ~

Yellow Girl has spent the last two days laying and watching me plant all the summer flowers. In order to keep these plants safe from all quadrapedals I have surrounded the beds with small green wire fencing. We have had a discussion on how she is to leave all plants alone and there will be no decapitations. This is the look I received after the talk.

I think she is laying in wait and laughing at the fencing.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 84 ~

Always on the hunt for some hidden "treasure".

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 83 ~

can't wait to hit the waves!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 82 ~

telling secrets

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 80 ~

early morning, what lays ahead?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 79 ~

the rain let up for abit this afternoon and we headed down to the beach to get a some sun

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 78 ~

still with everything in the mouth

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 77 ~

B & his girl

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 76 ~

It seems as though it has rained nearly everyday for well over a week. Today the sun final make a brief appearance. It was blinding.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 75 ~

My camera had been in the shop getting a good Spring cleaning.  Go figure, it had dog hair and sand on the sensor!  To make up for the absences of 2 days, today I post 3 photos.  Our puppy raiser club had a trip to a local minor league baseball game today.  It gave our puppies great exposure to noises, smells and people, and "Yellow Girl" was given the chance to visit with two of her littermates. 

no game is complete without a pale of ale


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 72 ~

One can be stronger and braver when you know someone has your back.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 71 ~

Intrigued by the ducks in the bay. She finds such joy in the little things life has to offer.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 70 ~

Out for a run through the fields with a side of mouse!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 69 ~

After being awaken by thunderstorms last evening, the girls slept in.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 68 ~

After nearly a week of rain, final the sun came out.
Yellow Girl decided on soaking up some of the warming rays.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 67 ~

After a trip to the Vet for some "puppy shots", Yellow Girl gets some comforting from her Papa.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 66 ~

As a general rule, Seeing Eye puppies in training and Seeing Eye Dogs are not permitted to have human food. Since most dogs are food oriented; and should they became accustomed to having table scraps, this could lead to potential problems such as a blind individual having their food taken by the dog. I do adhere to this rule, and have actually applied it to all of my dogs; those in training and my family pets. As a result, there is little to no begging for food in my house, making meal times pleasant.

B and I arranged several vacation days in which we planned to refurbish our old shed. All was going according to plan: we were going to put the finishing touches on it today and call the project completed….…then the rains came.

Plans were changed and as my Mom likes to say, “idle hands are the devil’s best friend”. I went out and purchased small ice cream cones in celebration of my birthday.

Shhh, don’t tell ‘cause I’m thinking “Yellow Girl” could be hooked on this sweet creamy treat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 65 ~

As a reward for her good behavior while imprisoned, Yellow Girl was given time in the play yard. To our surprise she just layed on the decking watching her "Papa" work on replacing the roof on the shed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 64 ~

We should nickname "Yellow Girl" Q-tip. She loves to clean ears!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 63 ~

Day 2 of captivity, I am starting to climb the fence!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 62 ~

Family is busy working on rebuilding the shed,
so poor Yellow Girl was stuck on the fenced deck today.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 61 ~

Really, how do you know if it's edible,
if you don't try it??