Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dobby got a surprise!

The lovely Bijou sent Dobby a "paw it forward" gift! Thank you Bijou and family! It was exciting to receive it, and it will be even more fun sending something to someone else :)
"Oooh! Something for ME??"
"Hurry up and open it mom!"

Dobby reads the note Bijou and Banjo sent :)

Wow look at all these goodies!!

Dob meets a new toy.

Opening packages is always fun and exciting!

Dobby in his new shirt gets a cookie. He really likes these cookies! Thanks again, Bijou and family!!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Woah, it looks like I have missed a bunch of tags and awards! Jack and Patrick gave us these two. I'm not really one for all those rules they ask you to copy and paste and answer- let me just say "THANKS!" to J and P :)

EDIT: I just realized Star gave us this International Bloggers Community one, too! Thanks, Star :)

They also gave us this one:

And it came with some questions, too!
Things Dobby loves:
1. Sleeping under the covers.
2. Going for walks!
3. Playing fetch with plushy toys.
4. Belly rubs first thing in the morning.
5. Doing tricks (and getting treats!)
6. Food and eating :)
7. Being with mommy and daddy wherever they are!

Dozer also tagged us with a fun game a looooooong time ago and I promise I haven't forgotten! Maybe I will be able to post about it this weekend.

I also got a little behind on reading all of your blogs- sorry! The weather has just been so beautiful, I have a feeling I will get behind again soon ;)

The Crazy Eye

...well somebody is intent on chewing that bone! (Click to enlarge for the full effect.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Hi everyone! From the comments on yesterday's post, I realized there are some newcomers who don't know who Zinnie is :)

Zinnia belongs to a friend of mine, and we dog-sit for each other. Zin and Dobby are best friends and like to play together sometimes, but Zinnie usually likes to sleep instead. She even steals Dobby's nest! Dobby is nice and accommodates her when she's over, and in return she tries not to boss him around too much.

Try clicking on the tags below to see other posts about Zinnie.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Guest Starring: Zinnia

A Fuzzy Tummy

Two Little Circles

Sleepy Heads

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tag from Behr

This pretty little award is from Behr Behr the bear... I mean great dane :)

The award is for people who Love Blogging! I do love Blogging, and the award says I have to tell you why.

I am a major dog person, and I really enjoy meeting so many people who are so enthusiastic about their dogs (and cats), too!! It is a lot of fun following all your adventures and sharing some of my own. I love looking at all the cute and funny pictures of your dogs, hearing about the goofy things they do, and especially the occasional videos. I love having such a neat way to share Dobby with all of you, too, because he's so special to me. Although this blog started as a way for me to send pictures of Dobby to family and friends, I've come to love the whole community I discovered here.

I'd like to pass this award on to one of the best bloggers I know, Pedro, Libby, and Ziggy's mom- why do you like to blog?

Dobby's Favorite Perch

Dobby loves to sit on top of our green couch. From one end, he can watch out the back doors, and from the other he can see the front door. Sometimes he sets up camp for a long shift of guard duty, complete with snuggle blanket.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lost in the Woods!

I am extremely lucky in that, whenever needed, I am able to bring Dobby to work with me. It's a small office and everyone loves him (of course) so since the house is showing today, the little guy is here with me at the office.

I often drive past a little park on my way here, and today I decided to take Dobby there on my lunch hour for a walk. It was a little cloudy and calling for scattered thunder storms, so I took my umbrella and figured we wouldn't be out long, so it would all be alright.

I had been there once before with Dobby, sticking to the main roadway through the park. It looked like it was about 2 miles long, and I figured the park couldn't be much wider than just the area I could see. The trail there is called "The Big Loop", but I had no idea how 'big' the loop was. It seemed like just a small community park. Boy, was I wrong!

As it turns out (I've just looked it up) the park is 250 acres, and the Big Loop is over 4 miles long! Dobby and I started through the woods from a parking lot entry point, and quickly got "lost" (can you really get lost on a trail called a "Loop"?). After about 45 minutes of walking, we ran into another hiker and he let us know we were almost smack-dab in the middle of the loop- darn! We couldn't even get back faster by re-tracing our steps back the way we had come, so we kept moving forward. It was raining, but the trees kept us from getting wet. It wasn't too hot, but it was extremely humid! We were both damp and tired by the time I recognized the golf practice area of the park and cut through the woods to get back to the main roadway. It was another 500 yards or so to where we were parked.

Once we got out of the woods, I could see the dark clouds all around us- it was still only sprinkling rain, but the thunder was happening more and more often! We were both very happy to get to the car to cool off in the AC. I was happier than ever about my habit of carrying a water bottle in the car, too.

Now we're safe and sound, back at the office, Dobby asleep in my lap. What an adventure!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


It's nice and warm out now, but this was back in February- chilly! Dobby liked to lay by the heat vent and get toasty warm :)

PS- I think my posts have been pretty boring lately! Soon I hope to do a thing Dozer tagged me for a while ago, and hopefully update more often.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where's the Nest?

The house that I rent is for sale, so we have to keep it looking tidy and neat for showings. On this day, I had just folded up Dobby's blanket, taking away his nest. He was determined to get comfortable anyway :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009