Monday, September 8, 2008

Pillow Fight

Sadie:I get to lay on the nice fluffy guest bed with the new comfy pillows!

Boatie: Nos, I's gets to way on the fwuffy bed!

Sadie: Yeah, well take that!

Boatie: Maybe wes should share?!?!?

Sadie: yeah, whatevah!

I wuv car rides

they's the bestest thing in da whole wide world!


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Big Move

Yep, We did the big move this summer. We went from Boise, Idaho to Eugene Oregon. Things are very different here. For one, there are trees everywhere. That makes squirrel hunting much easier, but way more time consuming. Also, Eugene is a real cat town. There are cats everywhere. They are under cars, in driveways--just everywhere. Somedays, we don't know whether to hunt cats or squirrels, so we end up going in all different directions.

Our uprights have been very busy with the move and starting a new job and going back to school. They haven't had the camera out too much. In fact, we went to the coast yesterday, and they didn't take a single picture of us playing in the water (just getting our toes wet) or climbing logs, or hunting in the tall grass.

However, a few weeks ago, we did go on a nice hike up a butte south of town. We made it to the very highest point, and dad snapped a picture.

Here are a couple of us on the way up:

Also, there is a really cool cemetery near our house that lets dogs walk through it. It's great because it is left in a really natural condition. Unfortunately, there is this certain type of bush

that leaves really nasty, black, hooked seeds in your scruffles if you stick your head in it.

We will remind them to take more pictures, so we can show you our new life.

Ruff ruff,
Sadie and Boatie

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Did I hear someone say cheese?

Lazy Days

We adore relaxing in the cool grass on a nice, sunny, breezy day!

ruff, ruff,

Boatie's Handiwork

I wuvvvv socks: cwean socks, dirpty sock, socks on the gwound, socks in the hamper, socks on daddy's wegs!

ruff, ruff,

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Tennis Anyone??

This weekend daddy played some tennis with Grandpa. Grandpa is a really good tennis player; he used to coach and give lessons. Well, the tennis court is next to Grandpa and Gramma's house, so they just leave the gate from the yard open. We got to play a little tennis, too. Sometimes we would jump and catch the balls. Mostly, though, we just collected the balls and took them into the yard. Notice how our side of the court is virtually ball free!

The only thing better would have been playing on a clay court. We hear clay is perfect for digging!

ruff ruff,
Sadie & Boatie

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I love Saturday!!

Look what I get before our Saturday morning hike. Scruffle rubs from Daddy:

Well, off to hike.


Friday, April 25, 2008


Gwess what'n weees saw on our hike tonite???? That's wight, SHEEP. There'n was a huge herd trailing thru the foothills. This is just a fwew of 'em:

There'n was soooo many we could smell 'em from weally farrrr away, and we acted all cwazy. Mum and dad made us walk on the leash when'n we gots close. Good thing--there'n was a weally big dog gwardin the sheeps. He looked weally mean.

Other than the leash thing, the hike was'n nice, but windy!


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Super-Dooper Catch-Up Post

Yes, it has been a very long time since we have posted. Today, we aim to catch-up!

April showers?!?!?!

Hmmm, we thought that meant rain.

Apparently not, as this was what our yard looked like this morning:

Big News

Soon, the our Blog title will change to: Oregon Airedales.

That's right. This summer we are leaving Boise for Eugene, Oregon. Mum got a new job there, and Dad will be getting more education.

Fluffy Puppies

We got our new spring hair-cuts. But before we trotted off to the doggie barber shop, we posed for a few shots. Aren't we lovely and wooly??

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What Comes After Winter????


Yes, it is the return of mud season here in the Treasure Valley. The weather has been warm lately (around 45*).

We love the mud:

The best part about mud? Digging!!!

Of course, Boatey prefers finding a stick to digging.

Yes, hiking and mud make my day!

Ruff ruff,


Thanks Bogart!!!!

thisin post has taken a wooooong time, but the hoomans haven't beens so good 'bout lettin us'n post. anyways, Bogart sended us some wonderpul jerky. We wuvvvvvs it.

Thanksn ssoooooo much!!

Boatey & Sadie

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

More Fun in the Snow

This weekend was great. First, on Saturday we made a new friend and went snowshoeing. Our new friend is a German Wirehair Pointer named Raina. She is still a rambunctious little puppy, but she was fun to play with.

We didn't go as far this time. Instead, we went just outside of Boise. We were on an old logging road just past the treeline in the Boise National Forest. Here is what Boise looks like from the trail:

By the time we finished snowshoeing, it was starting to snow. The road at the trailhead is really nasty. It is the only road up to a ski resort outside of Boise (Bogus Basin). Right after we left, there was a nasty car accident that shut the road down for a long time. Fortunately, we made it off the hill no problem.

The next morning it was still snowing, so our humans took us to our favorite park. It has lots of trails through the hills, and we can run free. We had a great time!

Yes, it was a great weekend!


Monday, February 4, 2008

I'm a Little Teapot, Part II

So, the humiliating weigh-in has occurred.
Sadie +4
Boatie +3

I have been informed that this means I must loose about 4 lbs, and Boatie is good, but could still gain 2 lbs or so.

We shall see what this means . . . .

It might mean, they are more careful to not set down the whipped cream bowl:

I'm a Little Teapot

Well, we went to visit our aunti and uncle yesterday. They have tons of toys and three English Setters. They even gave us a great squeaky toy to take home.

However, since the vet said to put a couple more pounds on Boatie, we have been getting lots of extra treats (now, I am not complaining, just stating the facts). Well, uncle Greg saw me and thought I was a little tubby. Mostly, I am convinced, it is not excess poundage, but is instead my luxurious winter coat.

Mom promises that tonight I will have to get on the scale--how humiliating! In the mean time, she has given me a new theme song:

I'm a little treat-hound
short and stout

Here is my handle,
here is my snout.

When you get the treats out hear me shout,

By the time she gets done grabbing my tail and tuggin on my beard I leave in disgust!

So, we shall see how life progresses after the great weigh-in of '08.

Updates later. . . . .


Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Sadie

Today is Sadie's third birthday. As her mum, I thought we would celebrate with a bit of a "This is your life" -type photo montage.

The pictures of Sadie the breeder sent us. Who wouldn't fall instantly in love with that pup?!?!?

Sadie spent her first few days with us playing and lounging. Come to think of it, that is still how she spends her days!

Here is Sadie trying on her doggles (they help protect her blind eye when we hike through tall grass). Isn't she stylish?

Sadie also graduated (twice) from obedience. Once on her own and once as a repeat to make it easier on Boatie!

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention a few of Sadie's favorite activities.

Helping with yard work,

playing on the beach,


playing in mud puddles,


and sleeping!

Happy Birthday Sadie!!!