Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Finn Speaks Out about Be The Change.

Yes, he is standing on his hind legs with his paws on the podium.

Monday, August 29, 2011

BlogPaws 2

Day 2 of BlogPaws was fun despite the hurricane on the way.

Finn was fascinated with the ferrets.

Made some new dog friends.

We said hello again to Kristin Dewey of Cokie the Cat fame. Finn decided she was one of his favorite people.

Finn posing with a pack of Flat Pet friends.

Finn also go to meet Dr. V from Pawcurious and Dorian Wagner of Your Daily Cute.

Finn was voted 'Biggest Dog' at BlogPaws (unofficially) and was frequently mentioned in the Twitter stream. He must have posed for hundreds of photos, including the entire wait staff of the conference center. We did get him to stand up at a podium, hopefully the photo came out well! I'll be checking Toki Poki for it since it was one of their photographers that got that photo. (plus they have cool stuff!)

I do think the people who stayed in the hotel had the most fun, but we had a great time, and certainly will try to go next year.

Friday, August 26, 2011

BlogPaws 2011!

Finn and I headed off to BlogPaws today.

Just imagine hundreds of blogging pet-enthusists all together at the same hotel for a party...
Add in lots of cool vendors with freebies...
A Vet conference going on at the same time...
A bunch of people in airline uniforms (???)
Really yummy noms..
and a mix of pets, from ferrets to flat pets to enjoy.

You wish you were here, don't you?

Finn had a fabulous time! More details tomorrow.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We were warned...

You never have just one. Once you have one sweet goofy hound, you just want another, and they are so much happier in packs. We were ok with that, we have been on the lookout for another Irish Wolfhound, as company for Finn. Preferably a female, and younger. But we weren't having much luck.

We happened to hear about a litter of Scottish Deerhound puppies at a Celtic event, and our ears perked up. Bill has always wanted a Scottish Deerhound (all that Scottish ancestry...). Scottish Deerhounds are another rare breed. They share a lot of the same traits, same wonderful temperament, but a bit smaller and lighter (and faster) than their Irish cousins.

We thought a SD sister would be just the thing for Finn (and us!) So we talked to the breeder, and this weekend had a chance to visit the puppies.

We got there after the morning energy had been worked off, so they spent a lot of time napping in the shade.

This is two different litters, about 8 days apart. Some are 9 weeks, some 10 weeks old.

This lovely girl planted herself at Mandy's feet and requested attention.

She had visited Bill earlier, and also came to see me.

How could you resist that face? There wasn't a puppy in either litters that wasn't spectacular, so any new owner would be well pleased.