Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dragged Along

Bean and Wally managed to get wind of a tantalizing scent. I was dragged on my stomach like a cowboy behind two horses for about 20'. I think that we made a comical sight, me trying to hold onto the boys for dear life. I didn't want to let go of their leashes for anything for fear that my boys would run off. I'll take ripped clothing any day to not have lost dogs.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

One Year Anniversary

Today is Wally's one year anniversary of coming home with us. Wally has changed so much in the course of one year. When he first came home I never dreamed that we would be able to let him have the run of the house while home alone. The other big change is food. Dh would have to hold Wally while filling up the food bowls.

Bean still asserts his dominance but has accepted Wally as a member of the family. Bean is also a Jan. home coming. I'm embarrassed to say that I'm not sure of the exact date. I have it filed away some where and will look it up so that I can celebrate Bean's exact home coming date too. For this year we are celebrating the boys on the same day.

I don't know what I would do without my boys. Both boys are compassionate with lots of love to give.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cuddly Bean

Wally is confused about something.

Bean doesn't want his picture taken.

Bean is the greatest little hound. I was feeling a little blue which Bean did not like. He did his best to cheer me up by demanding lots of cuddles, hugs and belly rubs.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Cozy dogs

Today was our first snowfall of this winter. The temp. dropped below freezing. Dh went to take the boys out for their bedtime walk but had a hard time convincing them to go out . Both boys lay on their sofas not wanting to go out into the snow.

We've had Wally for almost 1 year. His anniversary is Jan. 24th. Bean has been with us for 2 years, his anniversary is the beginning of Jan.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Wally watches the Ham

Wally supervises his daddy carving the Christmas ham.

Wally decides that I make a nice bed.

Bean investigates a scent.

Yesterday evening dh and I attended a banquet for his running club. Our son was at a friends house. He told us that when he returned that there was food all over the kitchen floor. I had put some food in the microwave earlier in the day and had forgotten about it. Wally had opened the microwave and helped himself to my food. I should have know better because Wally knows how to open the microwave (he had figured out how within days of moving in with us).

I feel like I have two little children that I need to toddler proof against. Bean knows how to open the cupboard where the treats are stored. Bean is also smart enough to push a chair to where he needs it, than climb onto the chair. I also have to lock my oven because Wally knows how to operate this too. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the boys can open the refrigerator.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Shoe Laces

Yesterday morning I heard dh going "Oh, no!" The shoe laces we're chewed off on all of his running shoes. We found out today that it was most definitely Bean that ate the laces. The funny thing is that my shoes and my son's shoes we're also by the door. We think that Bean did this out of spite because he only touched dh's shoes (both pairs that we're sitting out). Usually before dh runs with Wally he will walk Bean around with them first, than drop Bean back at the house. Because dh wanted to catch the light he decided that he would walk Bean after the run. Bean was not happy about having to wait awhile for dh and Wally to return.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stubborn doggies

Earlier in the day dh tried to walk Bean and Wally around the lake. About halfway around Bean refused to budge. For some reason Bean has been refusing to go around the far side of the lake. Bean dragged dh and Wally down the Savage Trail. When dh decided that it was time to turn around for home both boys anchored themselves in place. Dh said that he had a tough time turning the boys around.

Tonight it was raining hard for the bedtime walk. The boys knew that it was raining outside and didn't want to go out. Dh called for them and both boys wouldn't get up from their sofas. Dh finally came up with the leashes. Wally tried to run away and hide and Bean tried to keep his stomach glued to the couch so that dh couldn't put his harness on.

I love that these boys have personalities. I think that hounds are some of the most expressive breed of dogs.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wally's first New Years Party

Wally has very expresive eyes.

Wally was a very good boy for his first New Years eve party. I was wondering how he would react to having a large number of people in his home. He circulated getting many pets, most of the guest are dog lovers.

I was surprised that we had to watch Bean around the food table and not Wally. Last year Bean had an injured hip from being hit by a car so standing on his back legs with his paws on the table was not an issue. Wally left the food table alone. When Wally first came home there is no way that he could have been off leash around a food table. Wally has come a long way with his food aggression. At first he would growl if you came anywhere near him while eating. Now he will let you pet him while he eats.