Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pure Joy

Raleigh finally had his day in the sun!
The campground in Bayfeild, CO has lots of open spaces...
just perfect for a run with your girlfriend.
Kodi has been the love of Raleigh's life since he first laid eyes on her. But they are always on leashes and under the watchful eyes of their people when they meet so they have never had the chance to do much more then sniff each other.... until this weekend.
In a field of sweet grass and dappled sunlight they have finally had the chance to run and play and experience the pure joy that is being a dog.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Naked Poodle

OOPS.... is really all I can say after yesterdays clipper mishap.
Raleigh got a bath in the early afternoon so we could give him a long needed shave when he dried in the late afternoon.
It started out as good as it can when shaving a poodles face and feet. I use a 15 blade to do this (keep in mind the higher the number the shorter the cut).
Then it was time to do the rest of his body, which I do about once every 5 to 6 weeks, while his face and feet get done once every 2 to 3 weeks.  
I loaded the clippers with what I thought was the #5 blade, BUT it was the #10. I went from the back of his neck to the base of his tail before I noticed something didn't seem right. My assistant Savanna figured out I had the wrong blade, but by then it was too late. So away we clipped. Now poor Raleigh is naked... but he wont need a full body clip for a long time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Girls weekend in Sedona

Labor Day Weekend I went to Sedona, AZ for Stamp Camp. It's a yearly pilgrimage I make with my girlfriends, some of us are here in New Mexico, the rest come from AZ, NV and KS. We always have such a fun time crafting, laughing, and making memories together. Below are a few pictures of the fun.
Activity break with Wii, just dance.

My sweet friend Keri posing with a cute bike.

My dear friend Sue.

Crafting madness.