Sunday, December 18, 2011
Keller has been annoyed. There are loud noises from the hardwood floor work in the house, the backyard is muddy (wait, she doesn't care about that! - until it's bath time), the house stinks with fresh paint, dad is ignoring her and playing with power tools, and mom is ignoring her and experimenting with Christmas delectables in the kitchen. But it's not that we're trying to ignore her. It's just how it is right now. We play, go to the dog park, talk, and then try to get her tired enough so we can do work.
She was, however, highly interested in being my sous chef this weekend as we madly baked to accomplish Christmas cookies. She is a faithful taste tester, and helped Dave take on the quality control responsibility. Which, in the end, makes her not annoyed anymore.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Keller and Santi got together over at Seth and Sarah's on Friday night, after I took Keller for a beautiful 5-mile run during the afternoon. The leaves were still turning in some areas, and it was warm enough - but just cool enough with the wind - to keep switching between a long-sleeved shirt and my running fleece. So Keller was tired Saturday, and Santi even came over then TOO - so she was even MORE tired today (I love a tired Keller Puppy - my favorite kind of Keller Puppy!).
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Keller was helping me take pictures of the now-empty backyard this afternoon. I got her unexpectedly in this shot, and I love her reflection. She can't put her snout against the door anymore because Dave plastic-ed the windows last night. :) But she can still neighbor-hood and trail-watch, so she's a happy girl!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Holy cows, I'm sorry it's been over a month since we've updated. Here are some super cute pictures of my biggest garden pest....Keller. But I love her, so it's the one pest I allow in my garden!!!!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Keller was my assistant landscaper the past few days. She helped me convert the front entryway that was empty and loney-looking to a welcoming hosta garden. It's something I've been wanting to do since we moved in, and Dave didn't know I was up to it, so it was a bit of a surprise for him too (and free with the free hostas!) She was such a good helper! Here's a before and after.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Keller on the assist for updating our way out-of-date fire alarms. Yes, they were hard-wired, but they didn't have battery back-up, nor were they able to detect carbon monoxide. Dave went and bought new ones so now we can sleep soundly at night. :) Or maybe not. Did you know that smoke alarms are radioactive???
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Guess who I caught running in my garden today (here's the week 1 picture)....this little Keller puppy!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I learned something about Keller tonight. She doesn't tolerate not being the center of attention. Nonnie has Ella for the night and Keller can't figure out why she's not being given the cooing and fun. Ella also tested out those vocal chords tonight and Keller thought she had done something wrong, she cowered and stared at me as I alternated petting her, watching the Office, eating my dinner, and doing homework. Then she tries going over to Ella, cowering and wagging her tail. She's probably thinking, "Who are you and why are you stealing my Nonnie?!" My heart is sad for Keller. I wish she knew that she was still just as much loved. It also makes me realize that when we have kids someday, this is going to be a big change for her, and not an easy one.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Keller ventured with me to Neenah last weekend. Of course she was spoiled (duh!), and she didn't get a lot of running in, so she was a bit squirrely. So here she is in her squirrely self at Conni and Brian's, solo and with the kids. :)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
"Want to go for a walkie walk?"
"Where's the squirrely squirrel?"
"Did you farty fart? You're a farty fart."
Thursday, March 31, 2011
My dog misses me during the day. Nonnie snapped these pictures yesterday and today. Keller's done this before - she'll pull out a shoe or two and either get the hankering to gnaw on it or to just...sleep by it. So that's what she did yesterday and today she decided to pull out my scarf...my slipper...my shoe....and then downstairs...she went through our laundry basket...and pulled out many of the fine undergarments in there.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It was a bit cool today, but the sun was out, so Dave and I took an anxious dog for some exercise for the day. The Bloomington Dog Park continues to be an evolving mud hole...in spots. Tis the season. :) Keller, somehow, has become very well aware of where she's stepping - she hesitates before jumping over mud. I think she finally knows that if she gets dirty, it's BATH TIME!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Keller was no stranger to uncle Tyler. Here she is with him at Bob, Trudy, and Beth's last winter. At this specific point of the night, Keller was trying to steal Bob's cigar. I don't know what that means, but I love this picture. After we all graduated from college, we still managed to get together, usually at Bob's, since they lived in Minnetonka and it was a good meeting place for all of us. We had so many get-togethers that involved wine, hummus, cheese, beers, and for the guys, cigars. And many late nights where Keller outdid us all with her energy. :)
Friday, March 18, 2011
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Keller loves her new temporary home! We tell her that we are looking for new home that will have a very big backyard so she can chase squirrels. She keeps demanding that if we have to cut something out of our "high-of-the-list" priorities on our homes list, it would be less square footage in, more square footage out...for the squirrels!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I got these cookies for Keller at PetCo when we were there a few weeks ago. Aren't they adorable? They almost look good enough to eat. Keller loves 'em. That's OK - I got my own Valentine's Day candy package in the mail - thanks mom and dad!
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
This is Keller and my new album cover for our rock band (kidding...kidding). No, but we're still rock stars. This is us after a very cold run this morning. The wind chill was around -20. I tried to cover as much skin as possible. We were out a little longer than expected, about 45 minutes. BRRR!!! But, we mean business in the winter. And Keller badly had to get outside. So did Steph. I always appreciate a sunny, although cold, winter day. The birds were chirping. Good for the soul.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
...but my studying trumps all. I'm a bad mom...except for the hour I took her to the dog park, and the twenty treats I let her eat today, and the rawhide she got to chew, and the stuff outside she got to bark at....
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Keller had so much fun with Grandpa and Grandma Anderson and Auntie Lynnie that she assumed this zonked-out position on New Year's Eve while the five of us played a stirring game of Bingo. Don't worry, she was the usual rascal during Seth and Sarah's New Year's Eve Party. :)