Thursday, February 24, 2011

Schnauzers on Ice

Prancer thought it was water! She hit the ice and went sliding to the other side. They are so happy that the snow came back. We went out really early while it was still 22 degrees. We almost beat the thaw and mud. They LOVE this trail, it's their favorite.. It goes back to an old rock waterfall. They love the stream, so do I, I don't have to carry water for them! I never see them as happy as when we're on the trail.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Wilma

We rescued Wilma 5 years ago. I was at a Petsmart, on a Mobile Adoption, when a man came in with her and said that if I didn't take her he would take her to a kill shelter in Vegas. I thought I would foster her till I found her a home. Turns out she had found her home. She is the most loyal little girl I have ever known. She is also the hardest working dog I've ever known. While all the other dogs are napping on the couch, she is working with me. She is my right hand man no matter what I'm doing. Sometimes I have to sit down so she can get a break.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss Ella

It has been an honor to care for this little one. She is possibly the BEST puppy on the planet! Her parents, Kathy and Marty have done a wonderful job with her. She is socalized and loving. Smart too! I am going to miss this sweet baby. She loved another daycare kid Buddy. She even gets the old blind kid to play.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WWE Smackdown

Look at this angel! Ella is visiting from New Hampshire. Her parents are volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society, so Ella is in daycare. She's 8 months old, a long haired Doxie. I am so in love with her. She and Lois Lane played for hours.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


For a big guy he can really move. He loves hiking, playing and massages! What a SWEET Labby. I'm in love! He goes home today, i'LL try to talk his Dad into including him in our hikes. OOPS, Dad just called and Buddy will be spending another night with us. WOOHOO!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Buddy is a new client. He's going on Auntie Pat's Biggest Loser Program!! We're going hiking today. His Dad brought him for a meet and greet yesterday. His nails were over an inch long. Dad asked if I trimmed nails. OF COURSE I DO. Buddy is now walking much better with his pedicure.


I can't believe there's still ice on the stream but there is and the dogs love it. It's been so warm for the middle of winter that the Lizards are coming out, which explaines the next picture. Kiva in hunting position.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Twinkie's new dress

Isn't she gorgeous?? That's Sean (my Grandson) and Kiva. Not to be outdone There's Sofie and Lois.


The kids found a stream still with ice on the hike. They were running across and skating along. Prancer, Kiva and Ginger are the best skaters. Of course Kobe, Kaylee and Blitz had to try. I laughed so hard I could barely take pictures.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kiva's back!!!!

Kiva is joining daycare 3 days a week. Ginger is soso happy. They love to play and run all over the yard. Kiva has the best play bow I've ever seen. She is perfect for daycare and she loves coming.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The tiny hiker

Another wonderful day. Sofie decided to throw on a sun dress and join us on the hike. She also convinced Twinkie to join her. Twinkie doesn't have any cloths of her own yet so Sofie lent her something. We met some  Best Friends Volunteers on the trail, Joann and Alan, from Canada, who asked if they could join us. They had never been on a hike with 9 dogs. Sofie is 3.2lbs. That doesn't slow her down. She walks as far as everybody else. It was Twink's first hike so she was in a sling on the way back. She has a heart murmur so we didn't want to push her.
P.S. I have ordered Twinkie 2 new sundresses, all her own!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I had minor surgery on my hand and wasn't allowed to pick up any babies so it had been 6 days since our last hike. They were wound up tighter then a drum. Prancer & Kobe barked all the way. The kids went wild! They were so excited and full of energy they couldn't stand still for pictures. Ginger and Kaylee would stop at every patch of snow for a nibble. It felt so good to be out again. I find myself smiling ear to ear and thinking how blessed I am. I love dogs so much. I'm living my dream.