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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"This Photo Speaks For Itself" feat. Mack

*Raises right hand*
I solemnly swear that I do not (for the most part) favor Mack more than others (all the time). I just happened to be slightly more enthusiastic about decorating for his special day.

Today is Mack's FOURTH birthday! Another year older and another year wiser.

Although I've only known Mack since the beginning of June, Mack's open personality makes me feel as if I've known him his whole life. 

What can I say about Mack?
- He is spunky
- He is the Boy Next Door
- He KNOWS when lunchtime is
- He loves his little friends
- and he loves his big friends too
- Mack loves a good scratch
- He LOVES to run around
- and he loves going to the pond
- He loves to nap 
- BUT only on the couch in Pup Paradise

Mack is such an easygoing guy. He is such a good boy (as I type this he sleeps peacefully on the couch behind me). 

Mack, we are so happy that you are our fur-friend. We love to see your smiling face when you come in. Thank you letting us celebrate your birthday with you today, we love having you here.

So a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Mack!
 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

"Smile!" feat. Izzy

Izzy's First Day

The new kid in pup paradise
knowing nobody,
she is surrounded by everybody
they are all interested in the new smell.
Lefty bombards her
bouncing and prancing around
at the excitement of a new friend.
The ladies and gents lay unfazed
by the stranger in the room.
Izzy partakes in a romp with Lefty
until his energy becomes too much.
She'd rather be loved
by the human at the computer desk
her smile charms
passing out kisses
she cuddles with her human friend.
Izzy helps with pictures
and even writes a poem for the blog.
Her first day of daycare
has her smiling the whole time.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

"Smile Big And The World Will Smile Big With You"

Bipolar Michigan

Not a cloud in sight
the sun shines bright
Easy to forget
that October is 4 days away.
Where is fall?
Cold mornings
cool afternoons
warm mugs of liquid goodness
fuzzy socks
snuggling up in blankets.
Summer packed away too soon.

Take pleasure in the pond
the troughs 
and sprinklers on.
Before we know it
Mother Nature will change her mind.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Two Peas In A Pod" feat. Tillie and Buddy Franks

Once upon a time there lived a little girl named Tillie. She stood no taller than a stump and had smooth, short black hair. Tillie lived in a castle on top of a hill by the sea. Tillie loved to venture down to the waters and search for starfish and seashells to add to her hefty box full of collections. 

Tillie was afraid of very little, her adventurous spirit made her brave! 

One exception to Tillie's bravery was the woods. The woods sat just behind Tillie's house. At night the trees would stretch their witchy branches across the yard as if trying to grab Tillie.

One beautiful partly cloudy, but mostly sunny day Tillie was frolicking around the yard catching butterflies with her net when she saw the most rarest butterfly of all the butterflies that she has never caught, and she wanted to catch it! Tillie began to chase the golden butterfly around the yard. She stalked it everywhere that it went. The butterfly kept 'just a hop away' distance from Tillie. Each time that she lunged towards it, the butterfly would flutter just more hop away. 
 
As Tillie chased the butterfly she became unaware of where she was allowing the butterfly to lead her...right into the woods. The dark, howling woods. Tillie absentmindedly hopped along with the butterfly from one tree, one bush, one flower to another deeper and deeper into the woods.
 
Tillie watched carefully as the butterfly ever so delicately landed on a blooming blueberry bush. Without hesitation Tillie swooped her net in and captured the butterfly. In all her excitement she started to dance around hip-hooraying at her triumph. Something started to hip-hooray along with Tillie in a slight howl. Tillie stood frozen. She glanced from side to side and turned all about. She looked left to right and up and down. She swallowed a big lump of uh-oh...she was in the woods and she wasn't alone. Tillie turned in the direction that she thought she had came from and started to creep away. From behind she heard dry branches snapping and fallen leaves cracking, the sound getting closer and closer to her. Tillie started to pick up her pace but the path that she had chosen didn't seem familiar. Tillie was lost.

Shaking and shivering Tillie listened to the tune of the woods. Birds chirping, leaves rustling, branches snapping, leaves cracking, mice scurrying across the forest floor. Tillie felt something staring at her from behind. Ever so bravely and ever so slowly Tillie turned around. Nearly jumping out of her boots and yelping so loud that even the birds became scared, standing in front of Tillie was a big, black dog! Seeing that Tillie was afraid the dog backed up a little. He didn't want to frighten her.
 
The dog decided to introduce himself. "Hi, I'm Buddy Franks. Are you lost?"
 
Tillie blinked several times and shook each of her ears, not sure if they were working right, but did that dog just talk?! "Yes," she hesitantly said, "I'm lost. Can you help me find my way home?"
 
"Of course!" Buddy said.
 
Relaxing at Buddy's outreach of friendliness and kindness Tillie softly smiled at Buddy as he started to lead her in what was hopefully the right direction.
 
Do Tillie and Buddy Franks make it out of the woods? Stay tuned!
 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match" feat. Beauregard and Archer

Today I've decided to compile a list of adorable duos.

Adorable duos:
- Lefty and Piper
     Lefty and Piper played today with a great amount of energy and chemistry. They loved taking turns to chase each other around.
- PJ and Charlotte
     There is no denying that these two are absolutely adorable together. What they have is just downright golden. PJ loves to dote on his sweet Charlotte, and as we all know Charlotte loves to be doted on!
- Bruno and Wilson
     It was Bruno's first day at the Ranch today, and thanks to Wilson he had a great day playing with her.
- Mack and Gracie
     These two are sweet together and they also look great together because they are both Weimaraners!
- Mack and Finn
     Mack to a real liking to Finn today and it was great to see them play so well with each other.
- Briggs and Maize B.
     These two are our absolutely loveable (yet slightly crazy) fur-friends. Briggs and Maize love to play with each other and it is so great to watch them hang out.
- Dixie and Barkley
     Dixie and Barkley are two adorable little white fluff balls that are just full of so much energy! It is a hoot to watch them romp around while on their runs.
- CeCe and Ben
     CeCe and Ben are our older fur-friends. These two love to stroll alongside each other on occasions. And sometimes CeCe shares her energy with Ben and they chase each other around for a bit.
- Teddy and Ben
     Teddy and Ben are another cute pair together. Teddy is Ben's little shadow, always following him around and wanting to do whatever Ben does.
- Milo and Dickens
     This one is pretty obvious. Milo and Dickens are siblings, but boy! They are just so gosh-darn-adorable. They are never seen apart. They love to be by each others side. They've got such a great bond.
- Maize and Barkley
     Did you see the picture of them embracing? How can you not think that that isn't adorable?! Maize and Barkley loved chasing each other around in the park today.
- Archer and Beauregard
     What do you get when you have a Great Dane and a Mastiff play together? A lot of adorable pictures of a Great Dane and Mastiff playing together! Archer and Beauregard are probably my favorite from today because of how handsome they look with each other. These two men aren't afraid of being rough and tough. It is hilarious to watch two giant horse-like dogs race around the pond!

Who is your favorite?

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"What if..." feat. Cece
Two Boxers and a Boston!
Our Main Characters:
Charlie the Boston Terrier
Dozer the Boxer
Greta the Boxer
Zoe the Boston Terrier
Sam the Mixed Breed
AND...
Buddy the Mixed Breed
Previously on Two Boxers and a Boston!

The bond between Charlie and Dozer seems to have weakened. After Charlie and Dozer decided to take some time off from seeing each other, this break appears to have drifted them apart. Because neither one seems to be talking to the other, it is hard to say whether their break was because of a spat they had over Greta. 

Absent from today's daycare, Sam was greatly missed by Dozer. Dozer confided in Lefty yesterday about his conflicting feelings. Although he has this infatuation with Greta, Dozer can't hide his feelings for Sam. And although he would still like to be with Greta, Sam is there for Dozer in a way that Greta is not.

The last we saw of Charlie and little Zoe, Zoe was head over heels in love with him. And although Charlie has started to reciprocate Zoe's feelings, is it too late? Today Zoe was seen putting on quite the Greta-esque performance. Is it possible that the more that Charlie barked about how he was only interested in friendship and denied  his feelings for Zoe, that he has finally pushed her away?

Zoe was perfectly comfortable in the paws of Charlie today until... Buddy showed up at daycare and stole Zoe's attention away from Charlie. This did not make Charlie happy in the slightest. Instead of being relieved that Zoe had been distracted away from him, Charlie experienced a tinge of jealousy. He constantly interfered with Zoe and Buddy's play. And even now while Buddy is away, Charlie is trying to nuzzle his way back into Zoe's paws. Zoe has no problem bouncing between Charlie and Buddy. After all, isn't Charlie just interested in friendship? Why would he care!
Having had thought that Greta was losing both of her men, it appears that she has decided to move on. On Greta's most recent visit to daycare she stayed alongside Chief, the handsome German Shepherd. Chief, differing greatly from Dozer and Charlie showed Greta what it was like to be with a REAL man.
Is Chief just a way for Greta to make Dozer and Charlie jealous, or has she actually moved on? Just as Zoe has finally wiggled her way into Charlie's heart, has Charlie lost his chance to be with Zoe because of a new man? As the saga continues, it appears that Greta has found a new man to occupy her time. Will Dozer finally be able to let go of Greta and go for Sam? Could Dozer finally be thinking "Greta who?" How will Charlie show Zoe that he has feelings for her? Or is it too late. Will Zoe have to make the choice: Charlie or Buddy. The plot thickens...

Tune in next week on Two Boxers and a Boston!


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Monday, September 22, 2014

"Pretty Woman" feat. Maggie

Maggie Enters A Beauty Contest
 
Talent: Maggie talented at Tap Dancing. Her performances are quite theatrical, oftentimes her performances take place in the rain. Water works are always a part of her show. As her paws tap out a handmade tune, the water splishes and splashes about her, the colorful lights reflecting in the droplets. Maggie's performance is a crowd favorite.
 
Formal: Maggie chooses to wear two beautiful bows, one on each ear. Maggie is an absolute doll in her formal wear. All the judges love it.

Series of Questions:
     What is most important to you?
"Many things are important to me, but there is nothing more important to me than my parents. My parents are most important to me because they support me and love me unconditionally.  I would not be who I am today if it were not for my parents."    
     What would she change about the world?
"If there were one thing that I could change about the world, I would make shelters obsolete. Every shelter dog would have a happy home where they are loved and cared for as much as I am loved and cared for."
     Describe your perfect date.
"That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket." (Miss Congeniality)
      What are your hobbies?
"I love obtaining as much beauty rest as I possibly can. The most relaxing part of my day is when I can lay down anywhere and take a nice long nap."

Thank you, Maggie!
 
What do you say folks! Does Maggie deserve to win?

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