Sunday, July 31, 2011

Birthday Party, 2011

Finn turns 4 next week, we decided to have his party this weekend. A bunch of Finn's human and dog friends came.

We had Finn's pool filled with water, and lots of balls, tug toys and stuffies. I made carrot cake pupcakes, turkey cookies, and banana-peanut butter frozen yogurt for the dogs. The humans had to make do with a shrimp ring, vegi munchies, burgers, hot dogs, Greek salad, pasta salad and brownies.

Carrot Cake Pupcakes!

Cookies, made with whole wheat, oats, rice and turkey.

The frozen yogurt.

I also made Finn a giant bone shaped cookie cake for his birthday. All his friends helped him eat it, and it was gone in about 2 minutes! I never got a photo, LOL!

Corky, Kelly, Chloe and Cody.

Cody, Bella, Corky, Kelly and Chloe.

Kelly watches Finn and Bella from the shade.

Cody and one of the many toys scattered around for play. (and party favors!)

Pogo and Cody play with a toy shaped like a cartoon cat.

I didn't get any other photos because I was having too much fun playing.

Finn, after the party.....

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday morning

Every morning, I get up and take Finn for a walk before work. We both enjoy the walk, it's our 'together' time and a chance for Finn to check out his friends in the neighborhood. Usually we walk around 6:30 am.

On the weekends, I would like to sleep in a bit. Finn is somewhat understanding. He will nudge my arm, I'll tell him I'm not getting up yet, he will sigh, and lay back down to wait. Today he waited, and waited, nudged, sighed, and finally decided to try a new method. He stuck his nose under my pillow and lofted it and my head up. That had the desired affect, I was then laughing too much to go back to sleep.

So we had our walk.

As I usually do, I let Finn off the leash and the end of our road, so he could run home. Our neighbor, who is fond of Finn and whom Finn always greets was walking up his driveway with some tools. Finn galloped up to him, but instead of going to the front of him like he usually does, he ran up behind our neighbor (who had headphones on and had not seen or heard Finn) and shoved his nose rudely into his butt, scaring the poor guy half to death. Finn dashed away to run gleefully laps around the yard.

Yes, he knew exactly what he had done. I called him to come over to properly say hello, but Finn just kept running and bouncing, laughing the whole way.

I have very tolerant neighbors....

Monday, July 4, 2011

More 4th photos!

Finn wearing his red, white and blue bandanna, supervising the yard work.
This is after I did his toe nails and cut one a bit too short. Not bleeding too much, but I felt so bad for him. :-(

Happy Fourth of July!

Finn has had a play-date, his toe nails trimmed and some supervisor work in the back yard.
He's resting up before tonight's fireworks start so he will have energy to bark at them.