Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Growing Up

K came home this past weekend and couldn't believe how much Sophie had grown!!! It had been quite a while since she had seen her. We didn't get much time with K... but enjoyed what time we had! She'll be home for a week around Thanksgiving (A will be as well) so we are looking forward to that!!





She did come with me on a couple of our walks around the back pasture. These walks have quickly become one of my favorite times of the day. The dogs love them too!!!















It is amazing how Sumo's stamina has increased since we started. He even breaks into a run now and again!! I really do think that Sophie has added a missing element to Sumo's life. The puppy in him is emerging and I do believe he's happier.







Sophie still enjoys her daily fence visits to the llamas. I am pretty sure that Sophie would love to play llama round up or something. If we'd only let her inside of the pasture....















She's content to play fetch with whatever ball she can find. This is one of her favorites. (A semi deflated red rubber ball). When she first came she could barely drag this thing around. Now she can run full speed with it in her mouth!







And just for fun I thought I would share this picture of the lone Alpaca who lives next door. His name is Hoover and he just cracks me up. Whenever I feel that I am having a bad hair day, I just need to go stand by Hoover and the feeling goes away!! Isn't he a riot?













Sophie's tip for the day: Find someone that you really look up to and want to learn from and go for a long walk. (You may not want to lick their face and nibble on their ears... it's not as socially acceptable for humans as it is for dogs!!)








Sumo's tip for the day: Take advantage of nap time. (Both your own and that of annoying little puppies!!).

















Until Next Time.....

9 comments:

Nancy said...

I do believe Sumo is smiling!

PatQ said...

I told you it would make Sumo younger. He looks like he's having a ball. Give them both a big kiss for me.

Kelly said...

what a beautiful pic of K and Miss Sophie!
My Molly was the exact same way as Sumo when Boston came on the scene. She is older, didn't want to be bothered but now she chases him around all day long. It really has made her a younger dog.
Glad Sumo has a buddy :)

Evan said...

Awww Sumo and Shophie look so happy to have each other.

OMGoodness, what a bad hair life Hoover has... poor thing.

danielle said...

sophie just EXUDES puppy doggie goodness. what a cutie. and i LOVE hoover-- that skinny neck/puffball head is a good combination....

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Hi to K! And that photo of Sophie and the ball makes it look like she's blowing a bubble with a big wad of chewing gum in her mouth .... :-)

hootski said...

What sweet heart-warming pictures!

hakucho said...

Oh, my goodness...Sophie is almost as big as Sumo!! Wow :) Enjoy...

gaylen said...

thanks for both Sophie and Sumo's tips. They are both absolutely correct! Love the blog and all the doggy pictures. g