Check out our new merch today!

April 8, 2015

Four-legged Family Party

Although both Eko and Penny received the first booster for Canine Influenza, we’re following our vet’s recommendation and steering clear of any communal dog spaces. But that certainly doesn’t mean we’re steering clear of a good time. Penny tried to steer me clear of the vet, but we
Although both Eko and Penny received the first booster for Canine Influenza, we’re following our vet’s recommendation and steering clear of any communal dog spaces. But that certainly doesn’t mean we’re steering clear of a good time.8.1

Penny tried to steer me clear of the vet, but we were in and out in just a couple minutes

Just yesterday our newest family pup hosted his first family party.8.2

Doc was kind enough to share his backyard with Eko and Penny

We’ve met up with Doc at our place and at the beach but never at my brother’s place. I think hanging out on Doc’s turf was a great way to build the relationship between the pups. For the first time since meeting, Eko and Doc started play-bouncing with each other.

As usual, Penny was not willing to sit this one out.

8.3

Subtlety is not her strong suit

As city dwellers, Eko and Penny don’t often get to kick loose with grass under their paws so they made the most of their time at my brother’s, spinning and romping across the yard.

8.4

This is what Penny looks like while trying to turn both left AND right at the same time

8.5

While mayhem erupted in front of him, Doc stayed perfectly still. At first I thought he was a bit overwhelmed by his rowdy cousins, but in fact he was engrossed in a game all his own

Doc, true to his breed roots, is completely and utterly obsessed with the boom of birds that have returned with spring. He stands perfectly still and watched the birds so intently that my guess is he forgot Eko and Penny were even there.

8.6

A pup with a one track mind

One of the things I value most in life is the great joy we can find in small moments. But it’s easy to forget to look, which is why I’m thankful for my pups. Sitting in that warm spring sun with Doc, Eko and Penny was just about the purest contentment this world can offer. Always appreciate the reminder to live and love the present moment.

Comments for Four-legged Family Party

  1. Penny that’s interesting… please inform me when you found out how to go to all directions the same time… I sadly land always on my butt when I try it :o)

  2. Doonzer says:

    Doc looks great…No way that dog seems 8. Props to James for taking him home and giving him such a wonderful instant family (complete with wacky canine cousins).

  3. So awesome that you have your brother nearby! Not only do the dogs get to romp on open grass, but you also get to hang with the Bro. GOOD TIMES!

  4. Kismet says:

    I need to stay away from that Doc for my own safety.

  5. Beautiful sentiment, and absolutely true. I love that picture of Penny trying to turn left and right at the same time – she’s such a fun girl! You have such a great-looking pup family – Doc fits right in and is extremely handsome. 🙂

  6. Shalini says:

    such a handsome boy! 🙂

  7. Elyse says:

    Since I fell for your April Fool’s prank, I was determined to not do it again. Canine Flu? Never heard of it. Google has though. It IS a real thing.

    It is not in my area yet, but I think the idea of the dog park is out for sure now. Yikes!

  8. Emmadog says:

    We understand, Doc. We do the same with wabbits or squirrels. Glad you all had a fun time.

  9. love it. I also love how each breed is different and how Doc so strongly exhibited a trait of his breed. Quite cool. Oh, and Ms.Penny trying to go two different directions at once? That’s an ARIES thing! lol

  10. audrey says:

    Quote: “Sitting in that warm spring sun with Doc, Eko and Penny was just about the purest contentment this world can offer. Always appreciate the reminder to live and love the present moment.”
    Perfectly penned.

  11. Bear and Scooter have a GSP family member in their lives too- Stella, and she is just like Doc in that she can completely forget about the chaos in front of her- bird watching is a priority! 🙂

  12. KarenS says:

    Beautifully stated. Everytime I loose sight of the importance of enjoying the moment, of the joy of life and all it’s variety, my boys are there to remind me.

  13. Lori says:

    Awesome!

  14. coastingnz says:

    oh that is a very familiar look in our household – that and the pointing. Truer words couldn’t be spoken.

  15. HAHA! Have to admire Penny for trying to do everything at once – I often wish I could go in several directions at once! Looks like all the pups are having a blast and we’re glad to hear that round one of the shots to prevent the canine virus are DONE – no doubt they are too!!

    Pam and Sam

  16. Great photo of Doc. Glad he has some birds to watch now instead of just snow!

  17. That’s a pointer for you, pointng birds. Penny you have some crazy fun moves.

  18. dashlilly says:

    That is one amazing tongue Doc!!! You look very thoughtful indeed! Penny? well… Penny, Penny, Penny

  19. Doc has such a handsome face-love that intense but serenely thoughtful look. Have to admit Penny going left and right at the same time was quite the genius shot. Is that the same as twix and between? 🙂

  20. Cupcake says:

    Left. Right. …I can see Penny’s dilemma there! There’s so much fun to be had! It’s hard to decide which way is the funnest.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  21. Fozziemum says:

    So very true! and Doc looks so happy ..doing his thing..and being in the moment..great shots even if Penny’s left and right made my bad knee twinge! 🙂 hugs Fozziemum

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us on Instagram

@markingourterritory