Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

More Irish Setter Invasion II

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Here is Cillian looking handsome, with Sully and the terror in the background:



Irish Setter Invasion II: Attack of the Nina

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

The Irish Setters invaded again last weekend. Cillian was horrified by Nina, he’d play with her and then suddenly realize that she was small…then he’d react like a person with a leech or an Asian Giant Hornet on them (“is it on me?! IS IT ON ME??!! GET IT OFF ME!!!!”).

Sully, Cillian and Nina (hopefully you’ll know which is which):



Saturday, August 18th, 2007

So we have a pretty big drop off the deck for a little pup, it’s about a foot, and we were concerned that it might be too far down for little Nina, so what did we do? We built a step, just for Nina, in fact it’s called “Nina’s Step” (it’s labeled that way in all the guidebooks). Nina used it a couple of times, then decided that it was much more her style to just Geronimo off the side (agility here we come):

Leap of Nina



Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Nina’s first official nickname is “Squeaker”, although I don’t think that’s really suitable for a ninja.  Seriously, how cute is this puppy? She’s still such a baby, only has “on” or “off”, and here is “off”:
Sleepy Nina

Sleepy Nina

More Nina

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

More pictures of Nina taken today. She’s wonderful, so calm and sweet and adaptable (you’d think she’d been here forever).

Nina 03


Heeeeeere’s Nina!

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Today we welcomed home our newest family member, her name is Vastgota Nina Ricci, and she’s adorable.

Nina 01


Irish Setter Invasion

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

My sister Jennifer was here for a visit (where “visit” = “help us paint, or else”) with her two Irish Setters Sullivan and Cillian (or “Skillian” when you get confused about which one you need to tell to stop doing that, although when it doubt, it’s Cillian). Since Sullivan, Cillian and Rakki are best buddies, non-stop playing and hijinks ensued.

Everybody loves Sully (or at least the stick Sully has):

Everybody Loves Sully


Warning: Happy Dog

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Rakki LOVES his new back yard:

Rakki Happy

The Pet Food List

Friday, May 4th, 2007

The Pet Food List seems to be updated regularly and has a good overview of affected brands.

The AVMA Weighs In On What’s Up With The Contaminated Food

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, what may be happening in animals who eat the contaminated pet food is a chemical reaction between melamine and cyanuric acid, which forms instant, insoluble crystals. They also say (encouragingly) that “Most affected cats and dogs are recovering through use of standard fluid therapy and supportive care.” So that’s good, I guess. But Rakki had what we had for dinner anyway.