Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Maltipoo Puppies for Sale, In Time for the Holidays!

My daughter's miniture poodle has a litter of six puppies which will be ready to go in a few more days. See more pictures and other details at: Maltipoo Puppies For Sale

See a video of the puppies nursing --- before there eyes were  even open: Here.

Granddaughter Shows Grandpa and Grandma a Puppy on Web Cam
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sound of Coyote Barking at Ox and Dog

Ordinarily we think of coyotes yipping and howling. This is an audio recording of the sound of an individual coyote who comes and barks outside Scout-the-Ox and Harry-the-dog’s pasture. You will hear Harry-the-Dog racing back and forth along the fence line, vigorously defending his territory.

The coyote’s apparent calm is a bit unnerving — but that’s the way coyotes are!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Granddaughter Digs Tractors!

Our grandaughter likes tractors as is evident in this video.

In the center part of the video --- after soaking the inside of the block with a special product --- our son-in-law and his brother are attempting to free a froze (rusted) engine. The video captures the eureka! moment when the engine turns over for the first time in many years --- an important step in breathing new life into a tractor that was destined for the scrap yard.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Maltipoo Puppies

My daughter, son-in-law, and grandaughter were raising these puppies in their living room when we were there last. The pups will be 8 weeks old December 8th, 2011.

Harry the Dog Enjoys Chewing a Bone

On an windy autumnal walk Harry the Dog happns on a bone to chew.

Ox and Dog: A Walk on the Windy Side

Scout the Ox and Harry the Dog's last autumnal walk for the year 2011 --- it's a windy one, but that doesn't dampen their spirits.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tug-of-War Play: Harry the Dog's a Good Sport

Though Harry the Dog (black) and Oliver, a Standard Poodle, are similar in height --- at a serious game of tug-of-war the lanky Oliver would not stand a chance. He likely weighs half as much as Harry the Dog, and he's still a pup. When I play tug-of-war with Harry the Dog he is a serious opponent for me; I'm six-four and weigh two-ten. He has the bulldog grip of his Pit-bull father and the size and strength of his Landseer Newfoundland mother.

In the video, however, you will see two dogs who appear equally matched. Harry the Dog invites Oliver to play the game, and then gives him just enough fight to make it fun for the young Oliver.

In the end Oliver even wins the rag!
To see Harry the Dog and Scout the Ox play with a garden hose, click here.
To see photo of Harry the Dog, as a puppy, inviting play, click here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Contemplation: Dog Contemplates Approaching Ox

My daughter Sarah and family's dog came to stay for several days. In the video Scout the Ox was grazing in the yard. I was laying on my back, resting in the shade of the woodpile. Scout's bells told me he was getting nearer and nearer as he grazed. Suddenly, Oliver, who is a Standard Poodle. was standing on my chest facing off with the ox.

I presume he had in mind to protect me. (Otherwise, he would have just kept a safe distance from the ox.)  But, alas, as he contemplated the situation his courage failed.

He's just a pup! Give him a year and he may make a formidable guard dog.   .

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rumination: A Word Definition

Scout the Ox is a Ruminant. He is chewing his cud.
But, what is he ruminating about?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

For Sale: Steer Calf for Ox or Riding Steer

My daughter and son-in-law have this showy little steer calf. Wouldn't he make a beautiful ox or riding steer?