Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's Been Awhile

I haven't posted in over a year! Been really slacking off on this blog. Here's a quick update on Lance and Mick.

They are both very healthy. No illness or injury since Mick had parvo. Lance will be four this coming August 10th! I can't believe he's almost four years old. And Mick turned two years old last November 15th. I've been working on building agility equipment for use at home and they are both doing really well at it, especially Lance. We'll be joining an agility group soon. Here are a couple recent photos. (Oh yeah, I did end up getting a nice DSLR camera)



Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Evil Parvovirus

We learned a big lesson in keeping vaccines up to date last week. Mickey contracted parvo. For two days he was in and out of the Vet's getting fluid and antibiotic injections. On the third day he started to eat and drink a little and on the fourth day he was back to his normal hyper-playfull self again.

If your dog(s) aren't up to date on their shots go get them! It was a very scary experience for us. But luckily it wasn't that severe and Mickey made it through without much trouble. We had Lance tested the same day that Mick started showing symptoms and he was negative for parvo and got his boosters right then and there. Mick will be going back in for his in a week or so. This photo is of Mickey the day he felt better.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Mickey Pics

Mickey has grown a lot, really fast. He's now at that lanky stage in a pup's life. Here are some pics taken this morning.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


It may not seem to be a big deal to the dogs but when it's storming and the water is 2" up the side of the house and rising it's not good! Today is the second day of a storm front here in the foothills of the Sierras and we got a good mix of hail, rain, and lightning. None of it bothers Lance and Mickey, in fact they enjoy it, but flooding of our backyard has been an ongoing problem for years and right now it's getting pretty bad. We've put in drains and used "waddles" but sometimes it's just too much rain.

Lance playing with the water from an over-flowing gutter

Monday, December 31, 2007

Lance says Hello!

I think a lot of people think that some dog tricks are harder to teach than they really are. Once you know how a dog learns things it's pretty easy to teach them tricks like roll-over, wave, shake, speak, etc. Lance learned how to shake, wave, and give high-five all in about 5 minutes. Sure they are just variations of the same action but you can impress your friends with each :)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Mick Pics - As Requested :)

I really need a new camera. Four out of five pics are always too blurry even with the camera set to take action shots. So all the pics of the dogs playing in the snow didn't turn out :( Here are a few from in the house though.

When Mick first got home. My mom holding him.

Mick sleeping with Lance.

It's hard to get a good face shot, lol.

Checking out the living room.

Sleepy Pup :)

Mick found a cat toy!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

More Toys!!!

We really made out on Christmas with new toys. Lance got a new frisbee (a Kong flyer), a new rope tug toy, and some new tennis balls (can never have enough tennis balls). Mick got a tire tug toy and a Kong that is supposed to help with teething. And they both got a lot of attention from everyone. Lance got to show off some new tricks and Mick got to show off his cuteness. They will undoubtedly enjoy some scraps from Christmas dinner as well :)

Merry Christmas!

Brandon, Lance, and Mickey