Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sad Day

I just wanted to announce to Bu's friends that he crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, August 13th.  His mobility was getting worse and we were having issues with incontinence... I didn't mind and cleaned up after him even though he was making my house smell!  However, I came home on Friday to find that he'd urinated on the floor and had laid there long enough for it to dry into his fur and be all matted.  That had been the sign I kept saying would be when I'd know.  It was very hard to do...Bu had lots of spunk and life left in him, but I couldn't have him being miserable and not able to get up when he needed. We are now a 1 dog household.  Nella just turned a year old and doesn't quite know that Bu is gone for good.  I'll post pictures from this past year of Nella and Bu later, but I wanted you all to know.  Prayers for his transition and for me welcomed.  Much love, Jen.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Days and Fall Nights

I bought a new leaf blower thing today... It was a nice day to try and do some yard work.  Nella thought that I was playing just with her and the leaves.  She ran and got the zoomies through all the leaves.  Glad someone thought it was fun.  Personally, I'm starting to think Fall is the WORST season to deal with having a house and a yard.  Let it snow, I can ignore snow... but you'll see from the picture below I don't think I can ignore the leaves. 

This is the first pile of leaves that are now to the gate of the fenced in area.  They need to be moved to the street.  UGH!!!  Took me an hour and half or so to get them to this point.  Another 2 hours...  BUT, I don't have blisters from raking!  I know, I'm whining.  Big Boy Bu just stayed out of the way and avoided the leaf blower...Nella chased and ran through the wind!  I couldn't get pictures of her doing that tho!

Bu did get a bit jealous that I was taking pictures and not of HIM.... he barked at me till I started taking a few of him too.  So, here he is watching the world go by on this deck. 

Ahhhh the joys of  a nice crisp fall afternoon.

But now, you can see the problem of a "fall evening"  ... this is MY bed.  Nella's bed is on the floor but Bu lets her sleep on MY bed now.  Nice of him isn't it?  I'm starting to think the crib mattress on the floor for Nella is starting to look awfully comfortable.  Especially when they decide to play bitey mouth in bed.  

Nella WINS?!  
 I do love my dogs!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Playing on the couch

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Ah the deck...

She soooooooooo has Bu wrapped around her "little" paws. YUP.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pictures from Today

 Bouncy girl wanders through Bu's legs and barks....he barks back.  We are a noisy family!
 While wandering around the yard isn't Bu's favorite pastime, but Nella LOVES following him around.
 And can YOU resist that face?  Yeah, I'm a sucker.
And get this, she can actually pick that ball up and carry it around!!  Bu hasn't been playing with toys (even when I've tried to get him to play) for a year or so now.  But, because of Nella, there is much renewed interest! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adventures with Nella

 I LOVE this picture.  Just happened to capture it.  (As in, it doesn't take long for this side by side happening to change!) We are starting a brand new adventure.
Okay, Bu really, REALLY isn't sure of this "thing" that has moved into our lives.  However, Nella, she's completely convinced that he'll learn to love her.  And is very much unconcerned with his weariness.  She wanted someplace warm to snuggle and he was there. 

Gottcha Day!

 This is my friend Kasey who helped drive to pick up little miss Nella!  We met Lori at the Perkin's and spent a lovely time chatting and playing.
 Baby Nella with her squeaky pacifier! "Auntie" Kim gave it to her!
 Nella's mom made the trip to meet us.  This is the two of them with Kim in the back ground.  Kasey and Kim were such a big help driving to go pick up my new girl! 
 Sacked out in the back of the car with me.  She rode very well, didn't get car sick, and was a sweetheart!
We left at about 6am from my house and got back around 9:30pm!  Here is Bu meeting his baby sister that first night.  Neither one knew what to expect or how to react!  We settled quickly into bed and went to sleep.  Nella had a pretty good night the first night.  She found her bed very quickly and was sound asleep.  Bu is still adjusting and as long as she doesn't try to get on "our" bed, he's not toooo upset with her.  Ahhh one long day.  It was good.

Monday, September 27, 2010

6 Weeks....and a few more days...

Nella comes to live with us the end of this week.  Here are pictures of week 6

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Bu's little sister's name is: 

Chanoz VaNella Bean Herrmann

My little Nella-bean.... Nella with vanilla specks all over her face.  She's a cute and will soon be coming home. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Old Soul???

My Girl at 5 weeks.
This is Bu's baby sister at 5 weeks.  A friend keeps telling me she's got an old soul!  We're still working on a name and we aren't much closer to having one yet!

I've re-read all of my puppy raising, dog training, how to live in a pack books!  Just a few more weeks.

We also are getting new flooring -- thank God -- something easier to clean.  Bu's not going to be too happy with less carpet but I sure will.

I need to get to work soon, but just wanted to post the newest pictures.  How did you name your dog?

Love, jen.