Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sit! Look!

New barn residents get a week or two to settle in to the barn routine, sleep off any stress, and learn about their new barn crew friends. Then the work of learning to be an amazing pet dog starts.
Sit, look - YES!
Sweet and clever Elton caught on quickly. He knows that putting his wiggly end on the ground and staring deeply into the human's eyes makes treats and love happen.  

Gooood boy, Elton!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

three little explorers

While Donna & Tim were handling serious rescue business in Idaho, 3 young barn pups decided to do a little exploring led by the ever curious Gum. 

Hey Sammy, Elton - somebody's staying here.  Who could it be?

I wonder if there are any cookies in there.

Come on, let's see if we can get in and check it out!

Hmmm - I don't see any cookies here.

Sammy, Gum - here's a nice bowl of cold water! 

Mmmmm - slurp, slurp, slurp.

Golly, I wonder what's up these stairs?  Sammy, I'm gonna do it, I'm going on up.

I'm coming too, Gum!

Oh no, it's kinda scary up here!  I wanna go back down Sammy, out of my way

Oh Elton, I'm so ashamed...I just couldn't do it - it was too scary up there!

Sammy...are you OK?  Come down and play with us.


Hey look guys, I can see the barn!!

Ah ha! I think I found the cookies!!


Someone's coming?  Oh quick, let's get outta here!

OK - this is more like it!  Dog Mountain's so much more fun than scary cabin stairs, I don't care what Sammy says!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Shhh. Sneaky photo through the barn window of Tim stealin' a little nap, with new kid Sammy looking like she might have a devilish plan up her sleeve.

Good thing Tim's protecting his um, family jewels - even while dozing. On the job safety is a big priority around here.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Who's taking Jilly camping? She'll even carry her own gear.

dog pile

Gum:  Wanna play Sassy?

Sassy & Gum:  Come on Elliott! Wanna go, huh? Wanna go??

Elliott:  First, must do a smell check on Sassy.

Dog Pile, Elliott's down, ha ha ha!!

Sassy:  Woo wee, this is fun. Gum - you're it!!