Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Off To Millie Bush Bark Park We Go

I woke up early this past Sunday. With few people out that time of day and the multitude of stop lights we encounter, it is the best time to make the 15 mile trek to Millie Bush Bark Park.
We pass by the Sugar Land airport along the way as some private jets fuel up at predawn.

It doesn't take my girls long to dive in the water once we are there. I almost joined them. The mosquitoes were sooooooo bad when we first arrived just before the sun come up. My legs were covered. It was torture! I ask others that were there at that time if they had been bothered and they'd say "no not really". What gives? What can I say? Mosquitoes and bees are always attracted to me. I guess because we had had thunderstorms the night before but I had never had a problem early in the morning of all the times we've been there.

Enough about poor, poor pitiful you and your bites. Throw the darn ball!

My Lucy poses for me.

My little water buffaloes do love the water. Their hair is always so soft after swimming. Even after a quick shower before leaving. Do you think that blue dye in the water is actually conditioner?

Millie Bush offers two large ponds as opposed to the small one at Pawm Springs Dog park here in Sugar Land.

It's so strange to see Sable as the most successful one getting the ball most every time now. For almost a year, when I first started taking them to the park Sable would only stand at the water's edge and wait for Lucy to come back with the ball then Lucy would pass it off to her. One day I was looking off and then I noticed Sable out in the middle with Lucy. I was shocked! Of course, I didn't have my camera that day.

Unfortunately, my girls are limping a bit after about 25 times of retrieving the ball and running back around the pond to me. But I guess they would stay for hours before finally resting if I didn't leave.

As usual, they like watching all the other dogs from a distance. Well I have finally stopped scratching from all the bites and they have stopped limping so a full recovery by all. I hope you're having great fall days in your area.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

P Uuuuuuuuuuu:Your Butt Dink!

That's what my brothers, who are 10 & 12 years older than me, used to tell me when I was a kid. After seeing this picture of Lucy and Sable, it made me think of that. Sable can be a little gassy at times.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More Anti Socializing At The Park

I'd make a terrible parent. I know that because I'm such a neurotic pet owner. It bothers me how my Lucy is content in her own world and makes no effort to sniff other dogs. It's as if they don't exist unless they get close to me then she shows her dark side.
It was nice to finally have a morning with low humidity and as a result there were several dogs at the park.

This boxer? mastiff? kept coming up to me and standing. I'd pet him and he seemed in his own world but then the owner yelled across the pond that he was deaf and blind in one eye. Lucy didn't seem to mind this fella getting close and my attention. I've noticed that white dogs get her attention much more than others.

I'm afraid Lucy rubs off on Sable so they stick together watching others at play. I wish Lucy was more affectionate towards Sable too, but no such luck there. I guess they are company for each other while I'm gone 11 plus hours a day? I wonder.

They just enjoy the water and chasing balls so I should be happy about that. They're not puppies anymore.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Tell Them No No No Still...

They sit table side and beg and whine. For the life of me, I don't understand.
Maybe I encourage such behavior? Could I be an "enabler"?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Have You Got That Damn AC On High?

No my Lucy girl doesn't bark like that but I was thinking that when I saw this picture. I know to crank up the AC when my girls start pawing the dash.

Good Guard Dog

My Sable bear keeps a watchful eye on some hot dinner rolls picked up at the drive thru. Bless her heart, she loves to eat more than I do.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I was picking up the garbage can curbside recently and a couple driving by stopped and ask me about the area's crime. I was taken aback at first but then they ask me about my front gate. They went on to say they noticed several in the neighborhood. I told them that many of the homes built had gates in the beginning for their "mini" courtyards at the front. Although I have no such courtyard I do have a 20 foot long covered walkway to my door. After I got my girls, when company would come they would make a quick getaway during all the greetings etc. So I thought the gate would make a nice barrier to prevent me from having to chase my well-trained pups every time and it has served it's purpose well. Plus, when the temperatures actually drop below 70 degrees here in southeast Texas they like being out front to see what's going on in the hood. Did I say hood?
We hope you're having a good weekend!

Is It Too Soon To Ask?

We need new balls for Christmas please!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

We Are Ready

For some cooler weather and much needed play time.