Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another New Year's Eve ...

... another trip down Colorado Boulevard!

Here in Pasadena the whole CITY gets ready for the Rose Parade ... and one of the things WE do on New Year's Eve day is go watch them all get ready!

So here we are ... ready for another Pasadena New Year's Eve Adventure!

And we're OFF!

The bleachers are set to go along Orange Grove ...

... and the Happy New Year stand at the corner of Colorado & Orange Grove, along with ...

... ALOT of other people in cars doing what WE'RE doing!

The museum has its Rose Parade outfit on ...

... and the news vans are all along the road putting it all the waiting-for-the-parade news on television.

Yeow! Our moms say these are the guys that give Jesus a bad name.

Caught in the rearview-mirror-act: snapping pictures down the Rose Parade Route!

These guys have the bundled-up thing figured out ...

And THIS lady gets the sound-sleeper award!

Here's another dog out for a look at the parade route with his dad ... we think he gets better grades in obedience class than we do!

The motorhomes are back ... we saw them last year, too. (Our mom says this is "the way to go.")

We liked these kids ... nothing says "Happy New Year" like signs duct taped to your face!

Dummy alert! Dummy alert! Not a real person! (Dogs know these things -- we're wondering if it worked to save their space on the sidewalk?! Oh well: nothing ventured ...)

WOW! We just drove 4.4 miles down from our house in Altadena!

"Out of the Closet" -- we like this place: they take junk you're not using anyway and turn it into money to help the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

And then it was off to La Canada where more Rose Parade stuff was happening ...

... building a FLOAT!

Pretty cool ...

... especially up close!!

These we couldn't get so close to, but they're still pretty ...

... all lined up in front of the Rose Bowl ...

... from Trader Joe's (we love their rawhide chewey bones!)

And we liked this fish one ... we'll be looking for it tomorrow when we watch the parade on TV from home ... which is where we're headed now.

And so on this Happy New Year's Eve ... Happy New Year's to All ...

... and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

4 Years Ago Tomorrow ...

... my mom came to Husky Camp and picked me!

She was just sitting here remembering how excited she was the night before when she knew she was going to go pick out a new sister for Harvey (even though she was still sad and missing my sister-who-went-to-Dog-Heaven before I was born, Cody.)

This is the picture the Husky Camp people put up of me on the website ... along with my other 10 brothers and sisters ... to find homes for us after we were born on Thanksgiving 2005. Can you believe how little I was?

(me @ 4 weeks)

So my moms liked what they saw online and since my mom Susan was in Kentucky visiting Jamie and Brian for Boxing Day, my mom Louise drove ALL the way up to Wrightwood (that's where Husky Camp is) to pick me out.

(me @ 6 weeks)

They had to wait a few more weeks to bring me home ... until I'd had my shots and they got me "fixed" (don't ask!) ... but here are some pictures of my first day in my family ... January 28, 2006 (and yes, it has been noted that my ears seemed to be growing faster than the rest of me was!):

But we were a match made in heaven -- I loved my new family and they loved me!

So four years later, I've gone from this ...

... to this! (See ... I actually DID grow into those ears!)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Merry!

We're having a VERY Merry Christmas at our house! Hope your day is full of love and blessings and presents!
Merry Christmas from Luna & Juno!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Juno: Recovering from Bath Day

My mom said just because I can't see doesn't mean I need to smell, but I really HATE getting a bath. Pardon me while I sleep off the trauma of it all!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So how's Juno doing?

Lots of folks have been asking it ... "So how's Juno doing?"

Well, she can't see -- but it's not slowing her down.
She's back up stealing Louise's chair:

(What??? You want your chair back????)

Dragging logs off the pile onto her bed to chew on:

(The dog with the most logs wins, right?)

And curling up on the couch at the end of her doggie day:

(Don't bother me! I'm sleepin'!)

Basically, she's a 16 month old puppy who's bizzy, bizzy, bizzy -- when she isn't sound asleep somewhere!
It's really pretty amazing how she finds her way around the house and yard with hardly a bump or a wobble. She's her happy, bouncy, tail-waggy self ... back to talking back in her bossy "get out of that chair and go get me a chewy bone" kind of way. (all good) She's also back to digging her way to China in the backyard ... (NOT so good!) ... but we're working on that.
She gets two sets of drops in her eyes twice a day and her ocular pressure checked once a month. We are SO grateful for all the good wishes and prayers, thoughtful emails and notes and especially for such great vets, vet techs and help from our favorite opthamology go-to-guy, Ruben.
So we're still bummed that she can't see. AND we're grateful, grateful, grateful for abundant blessings.
Here endeth the report on Juno!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Here's our Favorite Halloween Cartoon:

We think this is what could happen if dogs got to dress up their HUMANS instead of the other way around!

( click on it to make it bigger and easier to read)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Training Camp

Today was Training Camp Day at our house. First of all Connie let Juno smell the training treats ... yum, yum!

Then we worked on one of the basics: COME!

Good dog, Juno!

Then we worked on "STAY!"

And a little remedial "DOWN!"

Meanwhile, you can't help wondering what's going on in LUNA'S head here ... I'm thinking it's:
1 - "I wonder if there are more of those treats in there???"
2 - "Can I get them out and not get caught?"

Overall, a good morning. Juno seems to be figuring it out and had plenty of energy and was engaged in the process. Now we've got our homework to do over the next two weeks.
But right now, everyone is following the same command: Ready, Set ... "NAP!"