Saturday, December 27, 2014

"She'll be home tomorrow,"

I told Zeus.


"I'm sure, when she returns, she'll give you a little peanut butter for bringing her your raccoon."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

"This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine..."

sang a lovely little girl named Elaina as she and her family shared the fire Zeus and I built out on Picnic Point. What a gift her song was!

Beautiful sunny weather here in Madison, Wisconsin. We must have greeted — and were greeted by — more than 60 people out for Christmas Day hikes as we tended the fire all afternoon. Here's a short video as the fire ebbed and the sun went down:


 Zeus made many new friends.


 "...let it shine, let it shine, let it shine."

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"Once again as in olden days..."


Happy golden days of yore 
Faithful friends who are dear to us 
Will be near to us once more 

Someday soon, we all will be together 
If the fates allow 
Until then, we'll have to muddle through somehow 

So have yourself a merry little Christmas now"

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Abby enabled. (UPDATED)

P1260642 P1260710 P1260600 P1260736 P1260697 Best guard dog ever.

(More Abby here.)

UPDATE: Here she is almost 2 years ago:
(photo by Ann Althouse)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nehi to a Saint Bernard.

P1260463 Hogan is a 5 and 1/2 year-old Nehi. One parent is a St. Bernard, the other is a Brittany.

P1260442 P1260437 Here is Hogan's first meeting with Charley, the cattle dog, Juniper, the Golden, and Axle, the Lab.

Simon and Quincy say hi.

P1260047 Last year, Quincy was still a pup and Simon was fitting 2 tennis balls in his mouth.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Zoom fail.

P1010226 P1010231 P1010240 That's better. Bowie and Cooper.

P1010244 Cooper zoom. More Bowie here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A hot-nosed cool Coonhound.

P1130406 P1130446 P1130444 He's Bailey, the Treeing Walker Coonhound. You should hear him bay. Like a beautiful bugle.