July 6, 2012

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Daisy's Introduction at The Dog Park

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special Thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the badge to the right with the animals circling the Earth that reads The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Happy Hopping!      

Daisy's Introduction at the Salem Rotary Dog Park

It has been a crazy busy couple of weeks. I went to BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference in Salt Lake City and I had a blast. Our sister blog Deaf Dogs Rock came home with the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Award for Best Cause Blog! Talk about excited and honored not to mention I got to meet so many nice people. We also did a Flat Pet Flash Mob at our BlogPaws Conference this year.

When I came back to Roanoke I wanted to start worked on finding our friend Andrew and his wife a rescue dog. My friend Cathy Miller at Deaf Paws Haven Rescue in Georgia sent me a photo of an adoreable11 month old boxer named Daisy.

To make a long story short, our friends from the park adopted Daisy so the following photos are of Daisy and her new daddy Andrew, their other dog Goober playing at the Salem Rotary Dog Park over the past couple of days. Oh did I mention, we also had a bad storm and I lost power for 5 days? I'll save that story for another time all together. Anyway please enjoy "Daisy's Day at The Dog Park.

Isn't she just a doll baby?

Nitro was smitten at first site of Miss Daisy.

Trixie and Daisy had a few rounds because Trixie is the top dog at the Dog Park and she wanted to make sure Daisy knew her place in the pack.

Nitro had an itch and I sure got a kick out of this pretzel of a dog pose!

Yada, Yada, Yada...talk to the PAW!

Trixie policing the area....

By the third day Daisy was finally starting to relax and figure out where she was fitting into the pack when it comes to our morning play group.

Daisy is also starting to bond with her new daddy Andrew. Daisy is only 11 months old and as far as Nitro and I are concerned she just won "the dog lottery" being adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Null. You go Daisy girl!

This is Daisy's new brother Goober. Well actually it might be her new live-in boyfriend. Goober is the best dog at the entire dog park because he loves to play with everyone and he is such a clown.

I call Goober a total BEEFCAKE! What do you think?

Here is Ozzy, one of my deaf dog Nitro's best friends. In the background you can see Ozzy's mom Cherri loving on Miss Daisy.

We have such a handsome pack of dogs at our morning play group at the dog park.


Beefcake Goober early in the morning standing on the big cement culvert at the park with Daisy standing next to him on the right.

Got Beefcake?

This is the new family at the Salem Rotary Dog Park. Daisy is on the left, Goober is in the center and Andrew is on the right. What a happy new family.


Isn't Daisy one of the prettiest boxers you have ever seen. She is very athletic. As a matter of fact she can jump over and clear the 5 ft fence in the background so Andrew has to keep her distracted and occupied so she doesn't jump over the fence. We all try to help out and keep an eye on her while she is playing at the park.

My sweet husband Chris with our dog Nitro playing with his friend Ben. That is John in the chair (black dog Trixie's dad).

Our morning play group...

Sweet Miss Daisy...

See how petite Daisy is when Chris holds her in his lap?

I love this shot...

Daisy and Goober playing...Goober is a ...well...he is a big GOOBER~

Goober is like "hey baby, I am a beefcake so you need to play with me!"

Two "land sharks"...

Landshark! Goober is so sweet he lets her think she is tuff...such a GOOBER!

My sweet dog Nitro patrolling the area...

There were two new dogs in our play group on Wednesday morning. They both were Laberdoodles and they came from the same litter. They were simply adorable!

Such a pretty Blonde!

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Baily and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy Hopping! ~ Christina

July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday America!

 Nitro celebrating the 4th of July -  Independence Day 2012

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. ~Thomas Paine

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis

Let freedom never perish in your hands. ~Joseph Addison

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
 ~Adlai Stevenson

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin
The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Happy Birthday America!
According to my dogs Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, and Bailey we are proud to be Americans! Happy 4th!