Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mikaela in her Ruffwear Cloud Chaser jacket.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The cardboard boxes in the background signal another move. Mikaela is quite convince that all those boxes are giant doggy chew toys. Apparently a plain old box is more fun than shiny colorful puppy toys.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
The Venice Canal is a neighborhood of expensive houses built on a man-made waterway. It has cute bridges connecting the different section and a concrete path that follows the water. What makes it exciting for a bird dog is the numerous birds that populate the canal, primarily ducks. And Mackenzie loves ducks!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Mackenzie did her usual beach rounds: chasing birds, going for a dip in the ocean, etc. Mikaela was braver this week and even went into the water. We had a picnic on the beach and I even packed a thermos of tea... It was chilly last week!
Once the weather got too hot, Mackenzie dug a hole in the send and we helped them create a doggy heat-busting habitat. Mikaela was so happy to share an activity with her big sister.
J also made a puppy shelter for Mikaela while she had her post-lunch nap. We left the beach earlier than planned. Mikaela was content to stay at the beach given her shaded napping spot. However the humans were baking in the sun and so we left.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
She is now limited to a space of 4 feet by 4 feet. No more stepping on her toys, no more tripping over the puppy. I like that it folds flat as I don't intend to have it setup permanently in one spot.
Mackenzie is finally getting some rest while the little one gets to play in her pen.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
I was measuring the space an exercise pen would occupy in our living room, marking the corners with tennis balls. I kept an eye on those tennis balls while little Mikaela was prancing around with a chew toy. Instead of running away with a tennis balls, she started attacking the measuring tape. Barking, pouncing and chasing the metal tip attached to the end of the tape.
All that excitement makes a puppy tired. She's curled up around my feet dreaming of measuring tape battles. This little cocker spaniel will strike back!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
She's such a sweetheart. She slept most of the way home in the car, then played with her new toys and explored her new surroundings. Mackenzie wasn't impressed with the new addition. There will be an adjustment period.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
What We Like About the Precision 24-Inch Deluxe Great Dog Crate
The Precision 24-Inch Deluxe Great Dog Crate is a versatile design suitable to various stages of your dog's development. With a few adjustments, the heavy-duty wire frame conveniently pops up into a sturdy...
Great Crate for our Cocker Spaniel
Pros: Comfortable, Easy to Clean, Compact, Easy To Carry, Protects Animal
Best Uses: Easy to assemble, Long Trips, Short Trips, At Home
Describe Yourself: Long-time Pet Owner
I have owned a few crates by different brands. This Precision crate is sturdier, nicer looking and has great features. The 3 doors make this crate so flexible. I like that I can remove a door. The rubber pads at the bottom of the crate prevent scratches on the floor and movement of the cage. It's the perfect size for our cocker spaniel.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I initially wanted a black dog, mostly because Sierra - the mom - and her daughter Diamond are absolutely gorgeous black cockers, but upon seeing the litter, the tiny black and tan girl caught my eye and stole J's heart. She was tiny at birth and likely would not have made if it weren't for the constant care of our breeder.