Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!

Dobby recognized his stocking and was being nosey...

We usually give a chewie to the dogs first to distract them while we open people presents.

Gracie with her big Christmas bone!

Silly Christmas ornaments I bought for the dogs :) (click to see bigger)

Grandmom visited; she gets a kick out of Dobby sitting on her lap! Grace was overwhelmed.

An afternoon pig's ear :)

The day really wore out little Dobby. In the evening we all just relaxed by the fire and Dobby was curled up in my new afghan my grandmom made me.

Hope you all had a wonderful day!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Week!

A quick round-up of December Fun!

Dobby loves the little heater!

Dobby helps my best friend, R, write a final paper.

Dobby has a nice visit with Zinnie!

Snuggles on the couch in PJ's.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call for Addresses!!

Hi everyone! I got the Christmas card list from the Fiesty Three, but a lot of you are not on the list!! I have some of your addresses from past years, but if you've moved or if we just met this year, please send me your address so I can send you a Christmas card. You can leave it in the comments or email me at sekelly2 (at) gmail (dot) com.

Happy Holidays!
<3 S and D

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Quick 'Hello' and- Christmas Card Exchange??

Hi everyone! We are still here, just having a busy fall. The weather has been uncommonly nice so we have been taking lots of trips to the park, which Dobby loves. I've been busy with school, but that just means Dob can enjoy quiet evenings snuggled next to me while I work :)

I just this week got out my Christmas things- I'm going home to Maryland for Thanksgiving, so I am decorating before I leave (so I will get to come home to Christmas cheer!) I found lots of great cards from four-legged friends from the past two years we have been a part of this great community but it made me think "HEY! What about this year?" So: Are we having a card exchange? I would love to send you all cards, and would really enjoy getting cards from anyone who sends them out. Please email me if you're interested in swapping cards (or just receiving one!) at sekelly2 (at) gmail (dot) com.

UPDATE: Thanks for telling me about Fiesty Three! I emailed them. If you're not on their list, though, please still email me directly if you'd like a card!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Dobby's annual Halloween photo shoot :)


Thursday, October 28, 2010

RIP Much-Loved Doggies

My boyfriend's family has just had to help their 15 year old fox terrier across the Rainbow Bridge. Calvin was just very old and recently developed tumors throughout his body, including several that stopped his liver from working. I got to meet him a few times, and he was a quiet little old man with a funny little kinked tail and sweet gray eyebrows.

Shortly after Calvin passed over the bridge, my best friend's childhood dog, Belle, also had to be helped to the other side. She was a very big chow / german shepherd mix, about 14 years old, who was very loved. She was pretty sick and although everyone is sad, it was her time to go.

Also recently, some relatives of mine lost their old pup as well. My cousins, aunt, and uncle were very sad to see their 17 year old terrier pass. I have very good memories of Buster as a young dog, frolicking in the fields behind their house.

Please send happy thoughts their way.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Every year, Dobby and I go to pick out pumpkins together. Next year I will probably be moving to a new town during the summer, so we will have to find a new pumpkin patch. I was extra careful to take pictures this year so we could remember our first falls together! I got Dobby on October 13, so picking out pumpkins was one of the very first special things we ever did together. We go to a local church that fills their front lawn with pumpkins to raise money for their youth programs. (I like the idea that my pumpkin money is going to a good cause instead of a big grocery store!)

Those pumpkins are bigger than Dobby is!

These are more his size...

A happy outing!

Yesterday, I turned two of the pumpkins we got into jack-o-lanterns! I'll post pictures of those and Dobby in his Halloween outfit soon :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Well, I still haven't gotten back into blogging as much as I'd like, but I hope that I can start posting more often soon :) For now, just a quick update! I forgot to blog about Dobby's two special days!

Dobby' birthday was September 1- he turned 4 years old! The evidence is in his increasingly gray beard :)


Dobby's gotcha-day was October 13! I've had my little buddy for 3 years now. Time flies when you're having fun. This picture is from the first time I ever met him at his foster mom's house. It was about 2 weeks before I brought him home with me.

I don't think I took any special pictures of him on his special days, but he got extra love and treats. We need to go to the pet store some time this week anyway, so he will probably get some fancy cookies!

I also look forward to posting our annual Halloween photo shoot!!! This year I even remembered to take pictures when we went to pick out pumpkins, so I'll post about that soon, too.

Much love!
Sharon and Dobby

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Hiking Trip

Last weekend, Dobby and I went with my boyfriend and my (new!) neighbors to Hanging Rock State Park, which isn't too far from where we live in NC.

It's a pretty good hike- about 2.5 miles total, and billed as "moderate difficulty." I've done it before, so I knew I could handle it. And Dobby is always so energetic and good on walks I figured he could do it, too! My neighbors also brought their dog.

It was a beautiful day!

My neighbor Lora with her dog, Harper, and Dobby.

Sam, me, and Dobby at the top!

It is so beautiful! Visibility is about 60 miles.

I picked Dobby up once we got to the top- for his own safety, mostly. He was very frustrated though, and kept whining to walk around and explore!

On the way down, I made sure to get a picture of some of the trail. I was totally impressed at how well Dobby did the whole time- some of these steps are twice as tall as he is!

What a great day it was :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hi again!!

Well I was intending to post about my recent hiking trip with Dobby... but I took the time to catch up on ALL of your blogs, and now it's super late and time to go to bed :)

We're going out of town this weekend so it might not be up until next week, but check back again soon!

<3 S and D

PS Here is a quick pic of Dob enjoying our new house :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Article

Hi all!
Dob and I are settled in to our new home and I've just been lazy about getting back into blogging :) I just happened across this article, though, and knew I had to share it!

Pit Bull Saves Two Strangers

I still hope to be back in the swing of things soon :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The New House

Well, it has been a busy week! Dobby and I are all moved in to the new house, and I dropped off my key at the old place earlier today. So it's official: we've moved! Here is Dobby checking out his new place before we got all the furniture and stuff in:

And here is his new favorite spot in the living room: a seat with a view!

We'll be back again soon with more pictures :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New News!

Alright, I'm still here! (Sort of!) Our most recent news is that my beautiful little bungalow just sold. So Dobby and I are moving this week! It will be a little crazy for a while, I admit, but I fully intend to post at least once in a while :)

I have been in this house for 4 years, and it is the only house Dobby has ever lived in with me (3 years). I hope he adjusts well to the move! Here are some pictures of Dobby enjoying our house... in memory of all the good years spent here.

Dobby loves the deck:

Dobby loves the dining room sun-spot:

Dobby loves the comfy, cozy living room:

Dobby loves the fire place:

Dobby REALLY loves the deck...

Here's Dobby the very first time I brought him home, to this house:

He was so skinny! That was also before we remodeled the kitchen.

Goodbye, house. We will miss you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Old News

Hi everyone! So I'd like to explain two factors that have kept me from Dobby's blog. My computer is broken again so I'm using my friend's computer again. It just limits my ability to save and access old pictures. I've also been back and forth between MD and NC all summer which makes organizing my thoughts a little more complicated. I'm still hoping to get back into blogging regularly, but wanted to start with some old news :)

In March, I made a trip up to MD to visit my parents and on the way back down I was asked to do a dog transport! Here is the little fuzzy girl I took from northern VA down to NC:

What do you think: is she a Pomeranian? She barked for about 2 hours in the car, but Dobby was a little angel as usual- I am continually impressed by how well he goes with the flow- he just completely ignored her.

Some other old pictures of Dob, from March. Enjoy :)

Ok, back again soon with more!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Oh My Goodness!

Well! Coco's comment on my last post has brought me back to reality. I have been busy but there is just no excuse for being away from Dobby's blog for so long!! I fully intend to be back in the real swing of things within a week. I miss you all!!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

It's crazy season at school again, and I've been neglecting Dobby's blog! I have been trying to keep up on all your blogs though. Here's just a little something until I have more time to post :)

Dobby trying to get tall....

....and snug as a bug