Thursday, January 28, 2010 Jake's New Sheets

Having a basset hound that I allow to sleep on my bed, I've learned one very important lesson.  White sheets turn basset brown.  I have a set of regular tie-dye sheets but I'm so used to sleeping on flannel and t-shirt sheets, they aren't very comfy.  I was able to get the person that made the regular sheets flannel tie-dye.  Jake of course, had to try them out.

These sheets don't smell like me.
Uhm, I had a cookie over here...what did you do with it?

Will you stop taking pictures?
It is nap time.
Can I have another piece of elk?

This be my sexy pose.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jake the Helper

 I'm doing a 365 Photo Challenge and I needed my bed to set up today's shoot.  Jake decided he wanted to participate...

I smell liver.  I want it.
(Apparently there was liver treats in the pocket of my hoodie.)

Really Mom, I make your photos better.
Why can't you 365 Days of Jake??

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jake at the River

Hi all!
Jake had a busy busy day today.  He went to Columbia Bottoms Conservation Area and waddled around. Then he went to the Chain of Rocks Bridge and waddled to the middle of the Mississippi River.  Lucky for  me, Jake didn't find any deer poo.  Lots of scents.  He walked with his nose glued to the ground for the most of the trip.

Where are the eagles?
I thought we were going to see the eagles?
I see a fishy.
(Jake is looking at the Missouri River.)

Turtles.  Mommy was talking about turtles.
Where are they?
There are beavers?  Really? Where?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

At the Park

Jake and I went to a different park today.  Here's Jake looking at the ducks.

That one looks tasty.
So does that one.
Mommy, catch me one!

Note:  no ducks or geese were harmed in the making of this post.  :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jake's New Bed!

Jake got a new self-heating bed for the kitchen this week.

Doesn't it look lovely and warm?
It's a little bigger than I expected.

Here's Jake on his new bed.


Here is the cat on the new bed.  The cat, Eclipse, likes to lay wherever Jake has laid before.

She belongs to my sister.

Now we are having disagreements about whose bed it really is.

What is this *dog* doing in my bed????

Compromise has been reached!!!

Jake: zzzz
Eclipse:  I suppose I can share.  But does he have to snore so loud?

Jake:  OMG! There's a cat in my bed.
Is that the one that likes me?
Eclipse:  zzzzzzz

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jake's Latest Vet Visit

Hi all!
Jake is taking Metacam, an NSAID, for his arthritis.  This means he has to have periodic bloodwork to make sure his liver is working.  Jake had his bloodwork done today and it came back great!  YAY!

Here's Jake at the vet.
He has a tendency to leap off the exam table
if he isn't held.
He got a chicken sammich for his troubles.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jake's Snow Day

Hi all!  Jake and I have been burrowing under the blankies as it has been frigid and snowing.  Jake's not a big fan of cold and snow.

See where the snow hits me?
And you wonder why I don't want to go outside?

oof.  snow.
It tripped me.

Aww Mom
do I really have to come and put my snood on??

The shadow Jake....
complete with snood!

The only kind of snowman Jake likes.
Crunch Crunch

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Close Up of Jake

I'm practicing my photography and I have to say, a sleeping Jake is a great subject.  Since he is deaf, he can't hear the noise the camera makes.  I was reading some photo tips and one of the suggestions was to fill the frame.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jake's Interesting Habit

Hope everyone is having a great new year!  Jake is!  He got a new bed to start the new year.  He wishes it wasn't so cold so he could go on more walks.

Jake has an interesting new habit or behavior.  I'm a night owl, so I'm up at 12:30 am or later... Jake has now decided to mother hen me.  At around 12:30 am, he starts giving me dirty looks.  Apparently, he's decided I need to go to bed early.  If I get out of bed, he gets up and follows me around until I go back t bed.  Now, he's decided to sleep in the doorway of my room.

It's time to go to bed!
Turn the computer off and let's go!