January 22, 2015

Reggie and Lexi were of course excited to seen me this morning. I always get greeted with a smile and a wagging tail. There two are great to walk! They both like to take their time and take in all the sights and scents. During groups Reggie followed Pluto around before heading off to do some sniffing of his own. Lexi of course initiated play with bogart and then went bouncing around with a rope toy.  

Charlie is doing great! She loves the liver sprinkles and has been eating all of her meals! She was a ball of energy on both of her walks today. She gets so excited and does laps all around Kodi and I. Stopping to play bow in front of him to initiate play. She is so funny! In groups she ran around with all of the others and then threw herself on the ground to roll all around.  

Bogart and Shiraz Were not fond of the weather this morning. I bundled them up in their coats and they were ready for their walk with Pluto! During groups time Shiraz explored while bogart played with Rayna. Every time I sit on the bench Shiraz comes right over for a pet. These two both love attention!

kodi had a great walk with Charlie this morning. He played with her during his walk and then played with a toy during groups. He loves his toys! He was playing with a black rubber ball and starting rolling on top of it. Too funny! 

Newton is a social boy with lots of energy! He loves going for his walks with Lexi and Reggie and always walks like a gentleman. In groups he had a great game of toy stealing played with Rayna. These two keep each other very busy stealing each other's toys l. If Newton isn't paying attention to her Rayna will run up to him with a toy and then take off running. Hoping Newton will chase her which he usually does.

Pluto is such a kind boy. He takes his time every where he goes. He loves being outside and spends his time smelling everything in the yard. He had a nice afternoon nap on the couch today. He looked so comfy! 

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Morning play session with Rayna, Kodi, and Charlie  

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Newton and Rayna

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kodi and his favourite ball

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Rayna  

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Newton and Rayna

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Newton and Rayna  

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Newton and Kodi  

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Rayna, Newton, Kodi with their toys

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reggie, bogart

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shiraz

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lexi and ReggieReggie

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charlie and Lexi playing

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Reggie and Pluto

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January 21, 2015

It started off quite frosty this morning, but by the end of the day It warmed up a bit!  we had Rayna join us for her first day of daycare here and Charlie, and Pluto came for their stay!

Reggie and Lexi are always smiling when you go to get them ready for their walk. They had a great walk with their buddy Newton! For groups today I kept Reggie with the oldies and Lexi went for some play time with the younger dogs. Reggie was very interested in his new friend Pluto. He followed him everywhere with a wagging tail. It was adorable. Lexi had a great play with her new friend Charlie. They chased each other around for a bit before Charlie took to rolling in the snow. During indoor time Reggie perched himself supervising everyone while Lexi took a nap.

Bogart and Shiraz had a great walk this morning! They had their cozy coats on and trucked right along. During groups Shiraz explored the yard with the oldies while bogart had a good play with his friend Rayna. These two chased each other all over the yard playing and then shared toys inside. Taking turns stealing them from each other that is. Shiraz kept herself busy inside with a rope toy and then a nice back scratch from me. 

Rayna made lots of new friends on her first day of daycare here. She played with Newton and Kodi. She loved stealing their toys or playing tug of war with Newton. She the. Had a blast playing with Bogart! When she isn't playing with another dog she keeps herself quite amused throwing around toys and taking them to the other dogs to see if they want to chase her for them. If that fails she brings the toy right to me to be thrown. Such a busy girl! 

charlie had a great day today! She had a nice walk with Kodi whom she played with the whole walk! In groups she played a bit of tag before rolling all around. She really liked Lexi and they had a good little play bow session. She was happy to get to the indoor playroom. She played with Rayna before deciding just to supervise the others. 

Newton had a good day today! He was happy to make some new friends and had a blast playing with everyone. He loved playing with Rayna and Charlie. Rayna was a good match for him because she loves toys just as much as he does! Inside he played with everyone and a ball until he took a nap by my feet.  

Kodi is doing great as well! He keeps himself pretty occupied outside with the toys or exploring. He found out pretty quick that Rayna was a toy stealer as she ran off with his stuffy. He waited for her to drop it and then he ran off to get it again. He had a blast playing with Charlie. He loves her! Inside he got some good scratches before he stood back to watch the others when they were playing.  

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January 20, 2015

Everyone had a great day! We got through all the walks and did short outdoor plays because of the cold. Harlow and Zoey weren't phased by the cold today because they were running around like maniacs so they got more time out. The rest got tons of indoor play. 

Zoey made a best friend today. She immediately clicked with Harlow and they were inseparable the entire day. Wherever they went they made it a wrestling match. Including the walk, which provided a nice arm workout for me. 

Chester had such a good time with Newton today. He also had a wrestling match with Lexi during outdoor play. Inside he played a lot of fetch in the morning. Tonight he hung out with Lexi and I on the couch watching tv. He's such a good boy on his walks and never pulls. 

Lexi and Reggie get funnier by the day. The second Reggie sees the leash he gets so excited for his walk and then he gets Lexi going and they both scruntch up their face and prance around. On their walks they like to go nice and slow and investigate everything. During outdoor play today Reggie took a nap in the snow while Lexi went absolutely crazy wrestling Newton, Chester and Kodi. She can hold her own against the boys. Tonight Reggie splayed flat out in front of the tv and Lexi hung out with me on the couch.  

Newton is always up for a good time. He has moved on to loving Kodi and getting him to chase him around for something he has in his mouth. His favourite part of the day is when he gets his treats in his bed and of course walks and fetch! He's the first one to greet me in the morning. 

Bogart and Shiraz love indoor play with the toys. Bogart literally bounced around the room for 5 minutes straight with a squeaky toy in his mouth while Shiraz batted around a tennis ball like a cat. During outdoor play Bogart wants me to follow him around while he carries the tennis ball. Eventually he will give it up and then goes crazy for me to throw it. They both get so excited for their walks that they circle around like crazy while I try to get their coats on.  

Kodi is the sweetest boy. He gets along with everyone and is happy to share all the toys. He LOVES rolling around in the snow. Even though there was 15 tennis balls loose in the play room, he just had to have the one lodged under the couch. He barked and cried until I rescued it for him.  

 

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The trainer in me made them all do sit and stays before throwing the ball hehe.  

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Chester mid catch

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Newton hanging out with me for a couple minutes and getting a scratch.  

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Kodi sitting like a good boy! 

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Down and stays during fetch

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Pleaseeee give me the hedgehog

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Shiraz

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The disaster duo

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Good girls! 

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Zoey and Harlow wrestling

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They were exhausted

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Kodi

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Newton  

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Lexi

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Lexi, Kodi & Chester

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Just follow me around

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Lexi vs the boys

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The referee Reggie

Nap time for Newton & Chester

Lexi resting with me on the couch tonight

January 19, 2015

The cold is back :'( ! It wasn't too cold for long walks though. Everyone had a nice walk in the morning and some group play outside! Tonight we had long walks when the sun was still out, more group play and then indoor play which everyone used as "sleep on the couch time" except bogart (more fetch time) ahha!

Shiraz and Bogart had such a good time in group play. They are ball crazy. We played fetch for the entire time. Shiraz likes to bat the ball around like a cat. Bogart doesn't like giving me the  ball but then finally caved when he couldn't stand it any longer and wants to fetch. Shiraz sat with me on the couch tonight while Bogart played more fetch. 

Lexi and Reggie's coats are made for this weather even though they just moved here from Florida. They lay down in the snow in outdoor play, roll around like crazy. Lexi LOVES the couch. She sprints to the couch the second she spots it. Reggie prefers to park himself on the cool floor and watch the tv. 

Newton and Kodi are new pals and love ripping around chasing eachother for toys. Newton is the keep away master. Kodi loves the green football and running around like crazy with it in his mouth. Newton loves standing on the couch and staring out the windows and then pouncing on other dogs from on top of the couch. 

Chester is such a gentleman! So patient with the puppy and such a good boy on his walks. For indoor play he just wants to sit next to me and get lots of pets. I did get to see his crazy side in group play and he chased me around and I chased him back! He's so sweet inside and happy to hang out with anyone we put him with.  

Cooper LOVED daycare! So many friends to play with. His favourite was Chester. He loved his walked and ripping around in the snow trying to get his walking buddy to chase him. In outdoor play he got his entire group rowled up and chasing him with a giant football in his mouth. 

 

 

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Lexi & Reggie on their morning walk! 

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Cooper & Kodi

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Cooper & Kodi

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Shiraz

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Bogart  

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Shiraz trying to find her ball

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Kodi soaring through the wind

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Chester

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Kodi

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Lex & Reg

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Newton

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Bogart

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Shiraz

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Kodi

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Kodi & Chester

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Chester

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Cooper

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Cooper running the front desk

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January 18, 2015

What a beautiful day out! Too bad this nice weather isn't going to stay long. We did lots of outdoor groups and extra long walks today. Everyone was happy!

Reggie and Lexi are such kind souls. Overtime you say their name or pet them their tails never stop wagging! Reggie is the supervisor in his groups and when he isn't exploring the yards you can find him sitting down and watching everyone. Lexi is so playful! She had a blast playing with her friend Newton, and then went on to play with Bogart. She really enjoys chasing after the ball with everyone, but it seems she can never quite beat Newton to it. These two spent a lot of time outside today as they didn't seem to want to come inside! I don't blame them one bit it was so nice out. By the end of the day they were quite tuckered out. Lexi perched herself on her spot on the couch while Reggie passed right out in the middle of the floor.

Newton had a fantastic day. He is such a loveable guy! He had a great walk with Reggie and Lexi. He zig zags all over the trail smelling and looking at things. He was very intrigued when he saw a cat on the trail. Poor guy really wanted to chase it, but the cat was smart and disappeared into the shed. During group time today he had a blast running all over the place with Lexi. He dug up a ball and after playing with it on his own for a bit, he brought it over to me to be thrown. He is so good at fetch! Brings it back every time :) When it was indoor time he played with all the different toys and then had a quick nap before playing with Lexi again.

Ollie had a great day today. He is such a happy dog! He knows the routine very well and gets super excited when he sees me with a leash. He had a great walk with lexi in the afternoon. When it was outdoor playtime we played with a few toys and ran around the yard before he wanted some pets. Once you start petting him you can't stop. He just sits there soaking in all the attention. He loves to play with all the toys in the indoor room and then he comes to lay right by my feet.

Bogart and Shiraz arrived today! These two had a fantastic morning walk together and zig zagged all over the place checking out all the scents. They fit right into Reggie, Lexi, and Newtons group. After greeting/sniffing everyone they headed off to smell everything all over the yard. when that was done Bogart played fetch with Newton and Lexi, while Shiraz kept herself occupied with a ball. It is so funny watching her throw it around and play with it by herself. Too cute! 

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January 17, 2015

Holy moly it's cold! I did shorter more frequent walks with everyone so they could still get the same amount of time without being frozen stiff! We did indoor play all morning. Little Flynn loveeeed Newton. Newton looks like a giant version of him. Lexi loved playing with the puppy Flynn. Reggie slept on the couch while the chaos of play happened around him. He did open one eye when Flynn barked at him continuously haha.  Newton is such an easy going guy, doesn't care who he is walked or out with. Such a gentleman. Ollie is my little buddy. For indoor play he just wants me to pet him the whole time and he nudged me continuously if I stop. He didn't mind the cold one bit either on his walk! Reggie does this hilarious thing where he curls up his lip when he's excited before his walk, it's like he's smiling. 

 

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Newton and the hedgehog (no real headghogs were harmed in the making of this picture)

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Ready to pounce... On me of course. I'm the launching pad for all dogs it seems. 

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Lexi and Newton playing early this morning before the sun was hardly up!

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Well you look an awful lot like me. 

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Learning off the big kids how indoor playtime goes. 

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Lexi the sweetest girl to Flynn. 

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Lexi barking at Newton till he chased her. 

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Reggie getting some love

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Watching tv

January 16, 2016

Although it was crazy windy, the sun was shining and walks were in full force this morning starting with Opie. Opie likes to check out every flake of snow and make these strange snorting noises (his 140lb mastiff frame denies any question that he is part pug). We did a full 20 minute walk and then did a little indoor play. Aka Opie crawled up on the couch and took a nap. The life of a dog these days... He was eager for his afternoon walk and spent an hour drooling all over the dog couch with his rubber bone. 

Lexi and Reggie arrived and I got them settled into their new bedroom for two weeks. Lexi loves the beds and went straight to lay down. We went for a walk almost right away once I set them up. Lexi was trying to play with Reggie the entire 20 mins and when Reggie would ignore her she would move on to me to play. She is the sweetest angel. They both were happy to have a milk bone and a nap after their walk. They followed me around the building while I did some work. Reggie was interested in what I was doing. Lexi was more interested in all the fun toys! We spent 2 hours together watching tv and doing some office work tonight.  Lexi slept on the couch the entire time. Reggie stuck by my feet. 

Zoey was such a good girl on her leash walk. Never pulling but full of beans! She would jump around me and grab the leash and shake it in her mouth and deak and dive to get me to play. She got to meet Abby when she had her indoor play and was eager to sniff her out and see who she was. Tennis balls were the key to her heart. We played fetch till she got picked up to go home. 

Newton had a nice walk when he got dropped off this evening. Then he hung out with Lexi, Reggie and I, watching tv and playing with the toys. Him and Lexi had a great time! Reggie even got in on some chasing when Newton had a toy in his mouth.  

 

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Nap time for Opie. He was snoring like a freight train, I'm not kidding. 

 

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A little game of fetch for Opie. 

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Zoey meeting Abby and getting a little scratch. 

 

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A little evening playtime for Reggie and Lexi

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Hurry up and throw that ball. 

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Zoey in her "play" stance. 

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Zoey getting ready to pounce

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Zoey chasing me around the yard

 

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What drool?

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Zoey and some fetch before home time from daycare 

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Tv time for Lexi and Reggie

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Newton patiently waiting for the ball to be thrown

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All tucked in for bed after a long day of play :)

January 12, 2015

It was nice to have one last day of warmish weather before the deep freeze came! Everyone had a  great time playing outside. Especially with the toys I found for them.

Apollo loves to chase after toys. He gets very excited and bounces everywhere. When he is bored of the toys he then jumps all over me to play. It didn't take him long to figure out when walk time is. The second he sees me with a leash he starts to make some funny noises and gets all fired up! We got some new (used) couches which he absolutely adores. I think it makes him feel quite at home as it isn't long before he curls up on them for a nice nap.

Louis was full of beans today! He chased after every toy I threw for him. He doesn't like to bring them back to be thrown again, but will chase after anything. He had 2 nice long walks today. He was definitely enjoying himself, and the weather because he would get all excited and start to play bow. He is also a big fan of the couches.

Tink and Dolly are the two most happiest girls! They had nice walks today with Turner and then lots of play time with him. Think found a green football which she carried everywhere with her! Turner and Dolly were nice enough not to try to take it. They were to focused on playing with each other. Poor Turner was sad when they went home!

 

Dolly & Turner playing tug of war. 

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Dolly and Turner 

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Dolly

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Turner

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Louis 

January 11, 2015

The weather was awesome today! Everyone went for nice long walks and had lots of outdoor time.

Turner is hilarious. The second he gets into the play room he tried to fit as much toys in his mouth as possible!...If he sees Dolly with a toy he wants he will drop everything and snag that one. He looooves to chase after the toy when you throw it for him, however when it comes to bringing it back he would prefer to play keep away. 

Dolly and Tink are such lovely girls. They are always just so happy! They both enjoy their walks a lot. Dolly tried to get Turner and Tink to play with her but they were much to focused on things to smell. When it's group time Tink spends her time chatting away, getting a bum scratch or sitting and supervising. Dolly spends her time wrestling with Turner or playing fetch with me. She is so good at playing fetch until Turner gets to the ball first. Haha such a silly boy. In the indoor playroom Dolly loves all the toys and is constantly picking out a new one to chew on. She rolls around with it in her mouth and she makes me laugh everytime she does that.  

Apollo is a typical wiggly boxer. He seems very calm and "mature"  until you run around with him to get him playful. It takes 0.1 second and he's off bouncing after me. On his walk he is the same way if you say his name and run a bit he gets all fired up and excited! Inside he just loves to chase after the toys as I throw them or get a back scratch. 

louis is doing awesome!. I have never seen a dog that can jump as far as he can, it's amazing. Outside today he was very happy it wasn't too cold. He was running back and forth the fence line playing with Mischa it was so cute! Inside he litterely bounces through the air after toys, when that tires him out....or sort of tires him out he will go lay on the couch and have a nice chew. He went for a full walk again today without getting cold!

Mischa girl had a good day today. She went for her full walk which she loved and then got quite spunky on. She started doing the banana run all around me haha it was quite the site! Outside during group time she played with Louis through the fence. Inside she had a blast with all the toys. She sure gets very excited when you start playing with her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apollo

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mischa and Lois playing

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Dolly waiting patiently for a cookie

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Turner

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Miss Tink

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Mischa

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Dolly ready for the ball to be thrown again

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Can you tell we had labs in here?

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Turner

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Louis and MIscha 

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Tink

January 10, 2015

This morning we were able to do long walks for everyone which was nice! We did group play outside first thing in the morning before walks. Turner and Tink both were rolling around glad to have some snow instead of ice. Apollo was trying to play with Mischa through the fence. Dolly is desperate for Turners attention, it makes me laugh every day. We had a lot of fun and busted out all the toys for indoor play too!

Mischa & Thor having a wrestling match. 

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Tink has taught Turner how to steal my mits off the desk and prance around with them. 

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Dolly trying to get Turner to give in and just play with her. 

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Tink and her ball which she proudly walks around with but doesn't want to give up. 

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On guard. 

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Handsome Louis! Possibly begging for a cookie. 

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Louis hoarding all his favourite toys. 

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Apollo waiting for a milk bone... Or two. 

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January 9, 2015

Finally a morning where we could walk without freezing up! Everyone enjoyed a 20 minute walk this morning except Tink, I kept hers shorter but she still trucked along beside me for 10 minutes. Everyone was full of energy for both outdoor play times. Dolly and Tink stuck together and then I brought Tink in to hangout with me and I let Turner and Dolly play outside together. They had a great time. Skittles and Piper think they are part Husky, I am sure of it. They never ever complain about the cold. They couldn't get enough of their walk so we kept going longer. Apollo is such an old soul. He loves observing things on the walk. In his yard he got crazy and was running around like a maniac and pouncing on me. Mischa is a southern girl at heart and is utterly disgusted by the cold so we did a lot of fetch in the indoor play room and a shorter walk.

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Tink and Dolly on their morning stroll. The sun isn't quite up yet.

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Turner is busy at work digging to China or somewhere warmer. I am going with him if he finds a way.

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Dolly got an extra walk to keep Turner company. She wasn't complaining.

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Tink following me around carrying my mitts!

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Appollo on his morning walk