Meet Oscar

Oscar is a labradoodle who will be one in August. He’s enjoying being part of Laura, James and Charlie’s family. They’re enjoying him, too. ❤️

I don’t think he’s supposed to be on the couch but I wasn’t going to tell him
How do those balloons stay afloat?
A secret for cousin Jack
He moved his head so it’s a blur but he certainly looked tall when he joined me on the couch

Highland Park in the Snow

If you look down into the woods, you can see the grave of the first settler of Highland Park- Alexander Negley (1734-1809)

I’d just driven Steve to work and I wanted to see my favorite tree in the snow, so I drove through the park on the way home.

My #perpetual_puppy_Airedale was along for the ride.

Border Collie Cookie

Friends dropped off home baked cookies and this specially decorated dog cookie definitely resembled their Border Collie, Beau.

I’d say they nailed it.

I photographed Beau December 2018.
Cookie is this Christmas.

Penny the Golden Doodle: a Family’s Best Friend

The unexpected loss of a beloved pet, who’s a big part of the family, is a painful and sad experience. Laura, James and Charlie will miss her so much. Here are some photos when Penny was featured on the blog.

Remembering Penny today and the happiness she brought to her family.

RIP Penny

Penny liked to watch TV -The Dog Show, Marie Kondo, Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation

Penny thought she was a lap dog.
She liked to nap with her Dad.
Here she is meeting her cousin Henry when he was just a pup

Remembering Penny the Golden Doodle: a Family’s Best Friend

Airedale Fun

I’m in Ohio with the family for a couple of days. Almost four months since I’ve seen them. Josie and Henry, the Airedales, were enthusiastic for my visit and they were warming up the trundle bed in Maura’s room. where I’m supposed to sleep!

Yes, I have a dog treat on my head!
Puppocinos for the dogs. Whipped cream in little cups from Starbucks.

Michael Photographs the Airedales

My grandson Michael (14) is the guest blogger today. Michael took some photos of Henry and Josie, their Airedale Terriers, over Memorial Day weekend.

The family visited the other grandparents in Virginia and celebrated Mark’s birthday.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Michael.

You captured the humorous duo!  Keep on photographing, too.

xxoo FF Ruthie

New steps on the back deck in Ohio. Debating whether or not to take them.

In 2013 I blogged your first Airedale, Murphy, under that very same tree in Virginia.