Pictures from Albany

People have asked about Pilot, the formerly broken puppy. His elbow is healing fine. You can still see which arm was shaved, but he does not appear to be favoring the leg at all.

He is turning into quite an attractive little dog.

And he’s a feisty, bratty boy. Ask his sister Molly.

Mandy and her puppy. Notice the trees blooming in the background. It always seems backwards to me that when we travel north of here to the Willamette Valley that spring comes earlier. No trees are blooming locally, but from Canyonville north it is becoming colorful.

And here’s my Molly at 5 months. Yes, we’re still fighting with the ears.


Photo shoots are terribly boring.

We had an early ring-time Sunday so relaxed in our room early Saturday night. Tired dogs.

Not long after I took this picture I couldn’t find Molly. I looked around and she had crawled into one of the crates and gone to sleep. “Time for the puppy to go to bed.”

Molly at 4 months

We had one of those beautiful early-spring days today. Actually, all weekend was warm and sunny and the dogs got a couple of nice runs in the front pasture. Today was Molly’s 4-month birthday and I decided that she was big enough to go out and play with “the big dogs”. When a big hawk started circling, she had to go in.

Molly had her head down, but I love the way the sun is shining off her mink-colored coat in this picture. Her adult coat is just starting to come in nicely. She is moving with a level topline and is carrying her tail nicely at this point . . . knock on wood.

Molly adores her big brother Digger, as he does her.

This time of year, the grass is taller than Molly in places.

When not in tall grass, she is maybe a tad on the leggy side. I worry less about the stages puppies go through these days. It would be nice if her ears would stay up, however.

I think that I may know how Alice came to consider herself the Queen of the Universe. If she was as pretty and sweet and easy to hold and snuggle as her daughter is of course she grew up knowing that she was special!

Make sure that you check out the 4-month pictures of Clem on Mandy’s blog.