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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Keller Sammich (With Cheese)

Keller herself enjoyed the Cheese Party (not that she told me - but I could tell). Bob and George (left) give Keller a big squeeze! It's a Keller Sammich - with Cheese!!!

Ted and Cara's Madeleine had come over with a feather boa that Keller could NOT get enough of - she kept trying to eat it after I ended up with it. A few times during the night, if I didn't watch the length of the boa wrapped around my neck, I would suddenly feel a sharp TUG as Keller attacked it.

Anyway, she did great, we worked on manners as people arrived, and she actually passed out for a good hour during the event, to the point of which I had to make sure she was OK. Totally not-Kellerish.

By the way, Keller did great with Duncan for the few days she was over there during our Splash-In trip. I didn't have cell phone service while we were in Whalan, so I got this text message from Randy on Monday that said, "BTW, Keller loves bacon." Apparently he had been frying up some bacon and here's this little snout next to him that's poking up in the air and it's Keller sniffing the bacon-filled air that obviously she's never smelled anywhere else, living with vegetarians, and Randy says he thinks to himself, "I wonder if Keller likes bacon...?"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

At The Spa?

We finally managed to remember to take a video of what Keller is like while taking a bath vs. afterwards. It is too, too funny and here's the YouTube link to it (you can also watch it on the side of this page). I think she knew a camera was rolling because she wasn't as crazy as times past!

Keller is going to Randy and Julie's today to spend time with Duncan for several days. I am certain they will have a blast!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Garden Dog

Keller's an excellent garden dog. Except when she walks in it. She hasn't for awhile, and she at least keeps the bees company. Look at how the Brock's/my garden faired this year! SO MUCH GOODNESS!!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

More Neenah

Oh yeah, and Keller met my cousins too, and her new best friend Duke (The Wonderdog). Remember Keller, to look up to and respect your elders!

L-R: Keller, Angie, Abbie, Alex (B-day Boy!), Duke, Me. :)

P.S. Thanks to Conni the Photographer and Brian the "Make Sure the Dogs Stay in Place" Photographer Helper.

Keller's Vacation

Keller's visit to Neenah summed up in a couple of words: "I could get used to this.....ahhhhhhhhhhh"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"nee-na-nee-na-nee-ner"...hey, Neenah!

Keller in Neenah at the 'rents. Goofy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Harness No More

This morning I put the harness on Keller to go for our run, and I turned to put my shoes on, turned back around, and here to find out she had chewed the harness ON HER into two pieces. I could only stare and gape at her.

For some bizarre reason, she ran like the wind without that thing on. I haven't seen her run like that on a leash with me in a loooooooooong time.

So, either time to bust out the sewing machine or buy a new one. Probably a new one, considering she was getting close to out growing it. :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Play Dates

After Keller spent a few days with Santi when we were up north, Santi came over for Saturday and Sunday while Seth and Sarah when up to a ball game in the Cities.

Needless to say, the two (the dogs that is) picked up riiiiight were they left off and proceeded to wear each other out, eat each other's food, chew apart each other's toys. By far, the Toy Of The Weekend was the stuffed pheasant, which I hear is SO popular with Santi that it's been stitched up and even temporarily replaced (with a duck). Well, there's no stitching left to the thing after the stuffing or honky-honk thing either (see above right). I'll put a video up on YouTube, too.

Dave and I took them to Leads and Leashes on Saturday before we went to the McNally wedding (left picture in the Vibe). It was fun, but I won't go back really for much except to buy Keller treats or something. Kind of pricey.

Time to get outside for a run. Keller's feeling a bit lonely today, I think. We are headed to Neenah on Wednesday, and that will be her longest car ride yet!