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Sad Puppies

Posted by Bill Nance on May 31, 2009

Our two dogs were boarded last weekend so we could go to Vermont to attend the college graduation of my wife’s baby sister.

At any rate, this morning we started hearing the tell=tale signs of the infamous Kennel Cough (Tracheobronchitis).

Of course both dogs will get it because it’s infectious as Hell. which means two, very sick, very miserable quarantined dogs for the next couple of weeks.  Both the boys are healthy so chances are they’ll be just fine, though the youngest one, Pippin, has it pretty bad this time and is just miserable, off his food and very clinging.

The vet/boarding facility is top notch, but I’m seriously thinking I’ll pay someone to come dog sit for a few days the next time. Heck, at the price it’s quite the nice weekend gig for someone.

All hail the sick pooch:

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Puppy pic

Posted by Bill Nance on December 24, 2008

Yes, I know, it’s getting old. Still, this one was just too cute not to post.

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Our oldest Aussie, Nemo, age 5, after a long, hard day of chasing his little brother around the back yard, crashed on his favorite pillow: My footwear

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More puppy pics!

Posted by Bill Nance on December 21, 2008

We have snow dogs. Australian Shepherds, aside fom having webbed feet for swimming (they love to swim) also have several very thick layers of fur designed to keep them warm and dry, along with tufts of fur which cover most of the soles of their feet. The result of this breeding?

Dogs who love snow.

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Competitive Frisbee in the snow

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Pippin gets it

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Nemo gets the Frisbee and won’t give it up til he chews it a bit and rolls it in the snow

These guys stay out for over an hour, and not five minutes after they come in beg to go out again. The deeper it gets, the more they like it.

Now if we could just teach them to shovel the driveway….

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