Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Peace on Earth

How peaceful is this on Christmas Eve. And you just have to wonder what might be dancing in our boy’s head, where the love light gleams.
While we’re at it – Happy Christmas from Gene, Victoria, Casey, and Stella.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

If a tree shines in the forest

So what Christmas tree isn’t perfect? Today we set out to see if the Whatcom Falls interurban trail version for 2013 comes close. While minimal best describes our mysterious Yule elf’s effort this year, the effect is heartwarming.

And this year Casey didn’t lift his leg to mark the occasion. He was more interested in the onlookers, a couple of them even resembling distant cousins.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Let it snow

A snowy winter wake up came as advertised by the Weather Service and totally surprised Casey when he ventured out for the first time today. Joyful barks, followed by romps and roll overs in the white stuff before I could even pour my first cup of coffee meant we’d have to get going on a walk around the ridge.

So, you think he looks anxious? We really had to get a move on because this Border collie winter wonderland should be gone by tomorrow with rain moving in and sticking around until after Christmas.
Enjoy it while you can, kid.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Many happy returns

And while we’re at it, guess who turned six years old this weekend? An awful lot of folks wrote Casey off way back when he was the runt of the litter in 2007, after he had been ignored, picked on, and beaten up. All because he was the timid, soft-touch, beta reject of a litter of seven. Well look who’s got the last laugh now - and here’s that smile that stole our heart. Happy birthday, kid. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Tis the season

An hour before turning in and Casey is busy ushering in the Holidays.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DNA crouch

This video clip of the “Border collie walk” was posted on Facebook today and is so very typical of the breed. And in almost every case, Casey’s crouch DNA kicks in as advertised, particularly if an approaching stranger is accompanied by a canine companion. Believe it or not, the kid can seem intimidating. While in reality he’s just being careful, until and unless the play mode is more appropriate. 

You just can’t be too careful.