Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Chase!

In some ways it doesn't seem like a year at all, yet I also can't remember life without this little man :-).
There are many faces to this special boy, and it's been fascinating watching them all introduce themselves over the past year... There's Mensa Chase... this is the curious, thoughtful boy boy who audits every new experience ...Every molecule in his world is examined from all angles before being processed and then sent along to Judge Chase...Mensa Chase also provides the know-how and dexterity to by-pass any door, fence, x-pen, crate and lately, a set of boots! :-)
Judge Chase determines whether this experience is good or bad, whether it requires further processing, or can be passed along to Mardi Gras Chase... :-). There is no arguing with the judge. You will be found in contempt and dismissed. Much better to make the judge feel your way is actually his idea ;-).

MG Chase is the boy who brings his own party wherever he goes :-)...A wildly infectious sense of humour, easy going inclusive nature, and joyful essence that draws everyone in and makes them glad they were invited to the party. :-)... Worships the other two boyz, loves training new tricks, and more than anything wants to please :-)... Still confuses kisses with nibbles which are delivered straight from his heart to anyone who allows.

Put them all together and he's clever, athletic, strong and loves to work whether it's following me around doing yard work, romping through the bush clearing paths, or doing agility and obedience.  Can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Happy Birthday Chay Chay!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Bryce!!

Six years ago today I got the word that Bryce and his sisters had arrived.... 6 girls... and ONE BROWN boy! And what a brown boy he turned out to be :-).
Bryce squeezes as much action out of every day as possible. My hyper-vigilant little house monitor doesn't miss a thing. Everything has a place and he spends his day making sure all is as it should be... Ensuring that I'm constantly on his radar is also a priority...I'm quite sure that I've never drawn a breath in his presence of which he wasn't fully aware :-).
Intense, impatient, loving and loyal. If there were titles given for loyalty, this boy would surely have his championship... I gained not only another partner, but also a second shadow when Bryce came into my life! My 55lb lap dog is never far, except when rushing to greet a friend with that trademark full-body wiggle :-)...And nothing will keep him from his target... not doors, crates or x-pens... All have failed to contain this boy from his mission as my personal guardian.
My go-everywhere, do-everything boy who adores his peeps. Always up for an adventure and quite happy to tell the world all about it as he goes ;-). He is "of good voice" as they say... :-)
As much as he's a love, Brycie's is all business when there's a job at hand, and doesn't  to disappoint... An easy partner in everything we tackle...Agility, Rally, hiking, tricks...
Happy Birthday my Honey Boy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy 9th Birthday, Mick!

Nine years ago Mick launched himself into the world, and my life, with an unparalleled zest for life and adventure.

...He brought along with him a strong mind, unpredictability, and a passionate drive  for discovery.

This is spiced with a wild sense of humour, a laser sharp mind, and unbelieveable problem solving skills. 

Whatever he tackles. it's done with an all or nothing attitude! An unforgettable experience when he lets you in to ride along, and one this (former?) A-type-continues to throroughly enjoy :-).

Mick's also gentle, sensitive, stoic and very perceptive. Without fail, he shows up at my elbow, 15 minutes before I'm planning to  go somewhere, and gives me "The Stare." It seems he pays a bit more attention than I suspected..:-).

He's also remarkably tolerant of young puppies, and has never let me down as the world's best nanny.

Saying he's unique is an understatement!

...Because of that, I suspect that doG paused when she created him, and even gave this fawn boy a customized look ;-)...

I keep expecting that Mick will start to adapt a more tranquil lifestyle, but at 9 years, I've yet to see any signs of it. That wicked twinkle is still very much evident in those soul reaching eyes, so I know there are more eventful journeys in our future :-).

I think George Bernard Shaw must have been thinking of this same spirit when he wrote,
" We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."...

Happy Birthday, Big Guy :-).