Monday, December 30, 2013

Our Holidays

     We're down to the final days of our holiday breaks.  Ready or not, I'll return to my students on Thursday.  So, in order to preserve the last few days of relative calmness, we've got a collection of pics from so far on our holiday break.
Eat & Park as soon as we pull into town.

The Panthers at Panther Hollow. 

The Cathedral of Learning from Panther Hollow.

Amazed that without A&P in tow, the geese actually come  close to me. 


More Snow!!!!  (Just enough to remind me that I'm loosing my skills for driving in it.)

Home with Annie trying to find the food for her.  (Mancini's rolls were what we bought for her.) 

Paul could care less about the food, he's just happy we're home.  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Day Snuggles

A night of snuggles is just what I need to recharge my batteries from school.  

What Annie Ate: Holiday edition

     I'm one of those people who bakes in December.  And I'm now at the point that about half of the baking is for dogs and half is for people.  New on my list this year is nut roll.  Both my mother and grandmother make it and there are even special pans my grandmother has for making them.
     The last roll we sliced up this morning for breakfast with our coffee.  The Hubbs and I had eaten most of it and left 1 piece on the plate.  He went to grab a shower, I went to put dog beds into the car to go to the dog mall.  When we came back to the room, this is what we found:

Notice the empty plate and the crumbs on the bed.
And at the foot of the bed, Annie sniffing for the last of the nut roll crumbs.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Photo Out Takes

Out takes from our "family christmas photos."  If you have a favorite family photographer who works with your dogs to get great photos, be thankful for them.  (Wolfgang and Beth, I'm looking at you!!)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Equipment Failure

     You know that moment when you offer up your 5 second prayer of, "Oh dear God, please let my dog come back to me before he hurts himself or others."  And as soon as you say that, your dog comes running back to you full speed (and you can't even see that because it's dark outside, so you just see a cloud of warm air moving quickly to you).  Yes, I know this is horrible sentence composition, however this is what Paul and I just went through with on our evening walk.  We're now both sitting on the couch chilling out together, but it was crazy there for awhile (probably only 15 seconds, but it felt much longer.)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ice Storm?

     Well, If you've listened at all to what the east coast is supposed to be getting today, it sounded like an apocalypse of ice and snow.  If you check out the pics from Oh, Melvin!, you can see the snow in the DC area.  And if you've watched any of the football games for the north east, you'll see lots of snow on screen.
From WTAE TV in Pittsburgh, PA.
     In an attempt to stay warm and dry today, Annie, Paul, the Hubbs, and I have spent the day curled up inside the house.

      Pups to the right, pups to the right.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The simple things

     Paul get's excited anytime he and I go anywhere together.  For Annie, it's the simple things in life.  Just going for a neighborhood walk and getting the chance to sniff wherever her heart desires.  (please excuse the blurry factor of these pics)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Woopss….. we kind of disappeared

     Woopps.  Sorry about that, I didn't realize we had disappeared for a while there.  I guess I should catch up on life here.

We've had the holiday break, the end of a grading quarter, and the usual insanity that comes with a graduate degree.  Add on top of that, nothing new here to really report.

     We still get up every morning and walk Annie and Paul through the neighborhood.

     We still go to the dog mall about once a week.
     Annie and Paul have finally kicked whatever was upsetting their stomaches.  (Hopefully I don't jinx it by typing this).  We're winding down the to holiday break before the spring starts back up and just hanging in there.