Sunday, August 23, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Well...hello there!

Can you tell what it is?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Porch sitting!

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Dirty nose!

Sometimes Gracie likes to bury things in our yard. Can you see her dirty nose?

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Black and White Sunday: Having fun at agility practice!

This was fun! Mum upgraded our computers this week to Windows 10 and found the Adobe Photoshop Express app and had some fun with it! This is Rach waiting his turn at agility practice last weekend. 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Do you know what the 'Dog Days of Summer' mean?

It's that time of year, time for the Dog Days of Summer!

But do you know what the Dog Days of Summer are?

We investigated and wanted to share what we learned with you.

The term the 'Dog Days of Summer' has a rich history.

Some believe that 'Dog Days' goes all the way back to Roman times when they referred to it as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius which they considered the "Dog Star" (as it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major which means (Large Dog)).

The specific days change from year to year as these days originally were the time of the year when Sirius rose just before or at the same time as the sun. But as time has evolved so does the timing of this occurrence, which is why you will find many conflicting days listed for "The Dog Days of Summer' depending on where you live and which year it is.

Some used to believe that this time was when dogs went mad, and the emanations of Sirius affected dogs in a negative way. Their proof was excessive panting, lethargy and general malaise shown in dogs during this hot time of year made them susceptible to many diseases.

I like to think of them as time to get out there and enjoy Summer and all that Summer has to offer....hiking, swimming, agility, and just enjoying the great outdoors and the long warm days.

To read more about the 'Dog Days of Summer' check out these sites:

The Farmers Almanac


Monday, July 06, 2015

Happy Gotcha Day Rach!

It was one year ago today that I met Rach for the very first time; the day Mum, Gracie, friends (Diane and Rocco) and I drove to SC to pick him up from our super blogging agility friends at 4 Dog Craziness and got to meet their pack for the first time in person!

What a fun, long, tiring, wonderful day!

It was also the very first day that Mum got a smooch from Rach the minute she picked him up for the first time. It was love at first sight I tell ya! And there have been many smooches since that day.

Rach is all grown up now, he stopped growing about two to three months ago. Here he is at about 14 weeks and 14 months.

Little does he know how much fun he's gonna have coming up as he's  getting ready to kick his agility obstacle training into high gear! Oh how I remember those fun days...


Happy Gotcha Day bro
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