Friday, May 29, 2009

Cooper falls in love!

Cooper (Yorkshire Terrier) has developed quite the crush on little Zoey (Lab mix). He was fawning over her all day. Zoey didn't seem to mind the attention. I wonder if she likes him back. Avery (Lab/Pitbull mix) and Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix) enjoyed their time together as always. Guinness (Terrier mix) and Einstein (Eskipoo) did a lot of running around. Tiki (Golden Retriever) wrestled with Avery. My buddy Maya (Border Collie/Spaniel mix) loves climbing the jungle gym in the room. She should look into taking gymnastics lessons, or maybe agility.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our logo dog came to visit today!

Here today are JJ (Lab mix), Zoey (Lab mix), Blitz (Bearded Collie mix), Poppy (Bearded Collie), Otto (English Setter), Maya (Border Collie/Spaniel mix), Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Avery (Lab/pitbull mix), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Winston (Border Collie/Beagle mix), and me(Beagle)! We all split our time between the two playrooms, since we all get along. No one was really small and no one was really big today, just a happy medium sized bunch. I played mostly with Maya, then we competed in our daily "who can jump the highest to look out the window" contest. I think Maya wins. Zoey, Avery and Raia all piled into the chair mid-morning for a nap. I don't know what they are going to do when they get bigger. I guess we'll have to get a bigger chair in here. Otto spent his time mostly with JJ and Tiki. Blitz and JJ played, while Poppy kept the humans entertained with ball chasing.
Winston is the dog on our logo. She is 15 1/2 years old, so she doesn't usually come to see us at the lodge. She needed a little spa day though. She hung out in the playroom for most of the morning, but will probably be napping the rest of the day. Another spa day girl today is Jujubee (Shar Pei). She had a nice oatmeal bath and is looking spiffy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back in the saddle again

We were so busy (and down one employee) that mommy and I had trouble finding time for our blog lately. We are now staffed back up again, so we have time to write. Today we are welcoming Ashley to the Cold Nose Lodge staff!

Today we have Mulligan (Golden Retriever), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Chase (Lab/Border Collie), Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Avery (Lab/Pitbull mix), Lily (Weimeraner), Chico (Lhasa Poo), Shiloh (German Shepherd), and Zoey (Lab mix). Chico and Lily are running around and keeping an eye on all these youngsters. They both seem to like Ashley. Chico found his way up onto her lap, but Lily is a bit too big for that. Chase and Mulligan had a little singing contest when Tiki arrived. Did they think she was the judge for Cold Nose Idol? Raia, Avery, Shiloh and Zoey alternate between wrestling, running and napping. The weather could be better, but we are having a great time inside the playrooms here at the lodge.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

My good friend Koco wants to be sure her grandma knows how much she loves her. Happy Mother's Day!

(Happy Mother's Day to everyone from me, too.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

TGIF weekly round-up

Some of you may not know that in addition to running the lodge, I also have two human kids at home to help mommy raise. They have been keeping me up at night this week, so I haven't had time to write. Here's the entire week in review...

We welcomed several new friends this past week - Maya (Border Collie/Spaniel mix), Blaze (Lab), and Keeta (Neopolitan Mastiff). We also welcomed a new foster puppy, Katie (Rottweiler mix). She joins Avery (Lab/pitbull) mix who is also looking for her forever family. To keep this welcoming going, we also welcomed back two friends who took some time off for surgery. Rowdy (Boxer) and Mason (Border Collie) had the big snip.

Over the weekend, Lucy (Lab) played with Jager (German Shorthaired Pointer) and Avery. Avery also played a lot with her new BFF Indie (Carolina Dog). Sashi (Tibetan Terrier), Falko (Schnauzer) and Maya joined in on the fun, too. I made an appearance for one play session on Sunday.

On Monday, the large room was hopping. Koco (Lab), Blitz (Bearded Collie mix), Poppy (Bearded Collie) had enough action for an entire herd of puppies. Later in the day, they combined groups with the small room. Tiki (Golden Retriever), Riley (Lhasa Poo), Molly (Mountain Cur), Chico (Lhasa Poo), Otto (English Setter), Jaycie (English Springer Spaniel), Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Daisy (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Avery, and Indie rounded out the crowd. Jaycie made her rounds, playing with everyone and anyone. Riley, Molly and Chico were less interested in the craziness. Otto played mostly with Avery and Indie. The ladies let him into their new clique. JJ (Lab mix) joined us in the afternoon and played hard with Blitz.

On Tuesday, Indie, Jackson (Border Collie), Cooper (Maltese), Molly (Beagle), Raia, Daisy, Dyson (Jack Russell Terrier), and Keeta took over the small room. Keeta started her morning in the large room, but she just wanted to rest. The crowd was too wild for her to relax. Over in the big room were Blaze, Bingo (Border Collie mix), Gabby (Lab), Mulligan (Golden Retriever), Koco, Katie, Avery, and Tiki. Gabby had a great time playing in the water bowl. When she and Koco are playing together, it's really hard to tell them apart. Gabby got a little booboo under her eye and mommy checked both dogs three times to be sure she knew which mommy to tell. We think it's the result of a flying dewclaw in all the crazy lab wrestling. Koalby (Labradoodle) and Midnight (Lab) joined the fun in the afternoon.

On Wednesday, Midnight played with Chase (Lab/Border Collie), Avery, Katie, and Tiki played well together. Once they got their initial energy out, we opened the door between the rooms. They joined Jaycie, Raia, Daisy, Koalby, Maya, Buster (Maltese), Lucy (Papillon), Molly (Mountian Cur), Sage (Pug), and Lily (Weimeraner). Koalby played a lot of fetch. The young puppies did a lot of napping. Everyone else split their time between playing and resting. In the afternoon, Sage and Raia were inseperable. Koda (Border Collie) mix came for some games of chase in the afternoon.

On Thursday, Koco, Katie, Avery, JJ, Koalby, Midnight, Mattie (English Bulldog), and Harley (English Bulldog) were together in the large room. Tiki, Raia, Daisy, Cooper (Maltese), Cooper (Yorkie) , Otto, Chico, Molly (Beagle), Zoey, and I played in the small room. Koalby played with Midnight and Koco, but most of the crowd was so stunned to see the sun that we lounged around. Cooper had some fun playing in the mini-pool, which is known to the rest of us as the water bowl. That's him in the picture.

Today is Friday, and we have a big crowd again. Tiki, Avery, Daisy, Raia, Callie (Sheltie), Cooper, Cooper, Dyson, Koalby, Maya, Barrett (American Bulldog mix), Rowdy, Guinness (Terrier mix), Breezie (Boxer), Katie, Hank (Shepherd mix), Koco, Midnight, Blitz, and Poppy are all here. What a fun week!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame

I had a great time meeting lots of new people and new dogs at the Iron Pigs game last night. We saw a few faces we recognized and a lot of new ones, too. While walking around with mommy I snatched up some crumbs and even grabbed a piece of fried dough that someone had set aside. Yummy!

Today we are welcoming two new dogs - Duke (Golden Retriever) and Gabby (Lab). They played with Jethro (Lab/Shepherd), Tiki (Golden Retriever) and Molly (Mountain Cur). Duke likes to climb on the jungle gyms, and Gabby really likes to splash in the water bowls. She looks like she went to the pool. In the small room today, we have Raia (Doberman/Pitbull mix), Daisy (Doberman/Pitbull mix), and Dora (Doberman/Pitbull mix). Dora is leaving today for her new home - congratulations! Dyson (Jack Russell) played a little with Chico (Lhasa Poo), Jaycie (English Springer Spaniel), but had a great time running around with Bruno (Beagle). Inky (English Springer Spaniel) was more interested in getting some good petting from the people and watching the others play.

Now to get caught up again...

On Wednesday, Lucy (German Shepherd) and Jaycie played together a lot. Mulligan (Golden Retriever) played with Tiki, and both let Raia, Daisy and Dora climb all over them. Chase (Lab/Border Collie mix) played with everyone that would let him. Lily (Weimeraner) and Inky stayed a bit more to themselves, but made sure to get lots of attention from the people. Sage (Pug) played with the puppies and snuggled with them for naps. Koda (Bernese mix) joined the group later in the day and played a lot with Jaycie. Molly (Mountain Cur) played with Tiki and chased balls for a while. She was full of energy!
On Thursday, Otto (English Setter) started in the big dog room with Shelby (Boxer), Cooper (Golden Retriever) and Tiki. Koco (Lab), Blitz (Bearded mix) and Molly (Bearded Collie) joined them, too. Then Otto switched rooms to play with the puppies, Sage (Pug), Cooper (Maltese), Bailey (Cockapoo) and Cooper (Yorkie). Cooper the Yorkie must have heard about all the fun we had earlier in the week with the pool. We had the extra large water bowl, and he just hopped right inside. Silly boy.