June 14, 2009

Dragging a BIG stick

Major felt like this was a good stick to select today! He dragged it about 20 feet, then settled down next to his prize. Goofball!

Can I get out?

Major takes a look out the car window at the ferry terminal. This was the day we picked up Hero!

May 31, 2009

Happy Six-Months Birthday, Major!

A dog and his squeaky ball. You'll see these squeaky balls throughout this series of photos!

Two boys playing ball.

First, Ollie has the ball.

Then Major has the ball.

View the video!

Here is a video of the squeaky ball game that gets played over and over at our house!

Hurry up, Mom! The sun is bright in my eyes!

It's wonderful to lie in the sun, for a minute or two.

Still a little sleepy early in the morning.

Nice profile.

Aren't I a handsome birthday boy?

Ollie loves his squeaky ball!

Major is pretty near Ollie's size now!

Playing squeaky ball games at the water bowl.

Yes, I am the handsome birthday boy!

Giving me that sarcastic look!

Here's Ollie, still looking like a pup at 7 years old.

Running toward the water bowl!

Video of Pool Games!

In this video Major decides to join Ollie in the pool.

Finally stepping in!

Stop Action!

Where did the squeaky balls go?

He had a lot of fun! Happy six-months birthday, Major!

May 3, 2009

Three good dogs

I'm pet sitting Bella again. Here they all are having a rest.

Major at 5 months old

Here I am at 5 months old.

Heading for the stick pile.

Picking out a stick to play with.

I grabbed a great stick!

My stick!

Playing tug with Ollie

April 15, 2009

Major and Bella: A size comparison

Here are Major and Bella, a dog I petsit occasionally. Bella is (best guess) a pit bull/greyhound mix (9 years old). She weighs 50 lbs., and is 22" tall.
Major is 19 weeks old now.

Can you see Ollie's face from inside the cat door panel?

Lunchtime walk in the park

Hi, Mom and me went for a walk in the park today. Follow me ...

Here's my look from the side.

I'm so happy that my ears are up again! But the flash washes out my golden-brown colors :-(

On to the next sniff.

Just passing by.

April 4, 2009

Saturday in the sun

Both on alert!

You can see the wheels turning in his mind!

Major likes to play "keep-away" with Ollie. Ollie dutifully follows Major around, waiting for his chance to out-maneuver Major. Major does seem to understand that his body isn't coordinated enough yet to keep the ball, but that he certainly can, and does, use his brain to keep the ball - and to get it back if he does lose it for a moment.

April 2, 2009

Major and his Chinook friend, Chaka

Chaka is a Chinook who is the same age as Major. While we were out on a walk break from work, we came across Chaka and his owner. We were thrilled to meet another puppy, and now we meet many work days at 2:00 pm for puppy play time. What could be better!?

Sometimes good, clean fun can look so vicious!

April 1, 2009

A Chew Fest Evening

Major spent about 20 minutes gnawing on his Dino Cuz. He chewed the bumpy spines off it within about 15 minutes of first getting it. Better that than my shoes!

When Major first arrived, Ollie wasn't very happy about sharing his toys. Now, though, Ollie is really enjoying his "chew mate."

March 31, 2009

Major's growing and on the move!

He's getting close to losing his little puppy looks, and heading toward a teenage appearance. I'd better get all the pictures I can before my little pup is gone forever!

Looking a little wolfie!

Major's got a smooth, ground-covering trot.