Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous
a contest of speed, as in running, riding, driving, or sailing.
urgent need, responsibility, effort, etc., as when time is short or a solution is imperative
Rock, Champ, Sam B, Meg, Rosie C, Bo B – STEADY CRUISE
even or regular in movement
steadfast or unwavering; resolute: a steady purpose.
to travel about without a particular purpose or destination.
to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained travel.
Phoebe, Jack, Brady – SPIRITED TAG
having or showing mettle, courage, vigor, liveliness
animated, vivacious, ardent, active, energetic, lively, vigorous, courageous, mettlesome.
to follow closely; go along or about as a follower: to tag after someone; to tag along behind someone.
Tucker, Sasha – INTENSE TRACKING
having or showing great strength, strong feeling
strenuous or earnest, as activity, exertion, diligence, or thought
to follow or pursue the track, traces, or footprints of.
to make one's way through; traverse.
Molly, Stella, Red, Konig, Aspen – ROWDY ROMPING
rough and disorderly
boisterous, unruly, obstreperous.
to play or frolic in a lively or boisterous manner.
to run or go rapidly and without effort, as in racing.
Gilbert, Makers, KC, Harley, Sissy, Willow, Lilly, Tre, Buck, Bodean – CHAOTIC FETCH
completely confused or disordered
disarray, jumble, turmoil, tumult.
to go and bring things.
to go by an indirect route; circle
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Buckley, Buster, Evan, Beene, Tristan – Now the puppies they know how to have fun. They romped and wrestled and ran a little too. Tristan and Beene pulled double duty, running with the big guys and the puppies. Buster and Evan played tug of war with a stick. Tristan stole tennis balls and teased everyone into chasing him. Buckley played keep away with a chunk of wood. And Beene did a little bit of everything.
Lilly, Tre, Stella, Belle, Rocksey, Beau, Sugar, Fletcher, Aspen, Buck, Aspen – The big guys were full of it today. They took up the whole park. Aspen did acrobatics on the play set. Lilly and Stella became the best of friends right quick. They tag teamed anybody that would take them on, that is if they could catch them. Belle was having a blast laying in wait and ambushing Beene every time she ran past. Beene loved running past Belle because that meant they got to wrestle. Tre was on a mad hunt for a tennis ball, and when he finally found one everyone kept trying to steal them and he had to chase them down and get it back. Fletcher wouldn’t give up his tennis ball, he loved chewing on it and bumping it into the Star Buddies leg. Sugar was off to the races, dashing here and there. Tristan could hardly keep up, but he was awfully determined, but Sugar is super cute. Rocksey, she thought watching everyone was pretty entertaining and just a little bit exhausting. So she ran in big circles so she could keep an eye on everyone.
Konig, Phoebe – Phoebe was wired and ready to go after lounging around on the couch all afternoon. Konig was excited too, he just arrived. They took off into the park, running back and forth across each other’s path. Then they ran up the sand dune and Konig slid down it head first and Phoebe dug some holes trying to make his trip down a little bumpier. I think Konig enjoyed it more that way.
Well that’s it for the daycare dogs. Now it’s time for everyone to get cleaned up and for the Star Buddies to take a nap.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Today we have a happy little helper who is a Star Buddy in the making... Allison is joining us all the way from Tennessee. She's on her Spring Break and decided to spend it in Michigan with her Aunt Carol and the Dogs of the Ranch. All she wanted to do today was work, work some more, and spend time with the dogs... The Daycare dogs really gave her a workout and gave her the grand tour of the Ranch. By the end of the day, the backside of her oversized DSR sweatshirt, her knees, and her feet were dirtier than some of our Daycare dogs and that is quite a task to accomplish!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The big guys took the next round and boy was it ever intense. They exploded out of the gate all fighting for position. Tristan squeezed out first and settled in on the outside rail. Gracie and Jackson pulled up behind him stride for stride bumping each other all the way. Casey and Buck pulled up short taking themselves out of the running when they got tripped up by tennis ball. Buddy flew past them heading for the front. Otis took his lead and pulled up behind him with Scout at his heels. Noah and Bode were sitting comfortable cutting the corners to pick up time. Lilly liked toying with the competition pulling forward and dropping back at her will. Aspen was with her all the way and Buster kept up too running right underneath her. Sasha stayed strong in the back field and Beau was making quick work of the field picking up lengths with every stride.
The day ended with the Big 5 taking the track. They moved through the starting gate calming. And when the bell rung they were off like a shot. Brady was out first with Jack right next to him fight for the lead. Phoebe was a length and a half back and coming on strong. Out of nowhere Konig pulled up next to Brady and took the lead then stopped to roll in the fresh sand on the track. Banjo preferred sticking close to her Jockey. It almost seemed like she’d rather cuddle than race, but as soon and Brady and Jack passed her she was back in the game and giving the boys a run for their money.
It certainly was an exciting race today. Everyone finished strong. We’d like to say a quick thank you to our loyal spectator Roo who devotedly cheered everyone on from the comfort of the couch and we’d like to thank our Jockey for allowing the racers to get her as muddy as they liked. What a great day for a race.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Toby was happy go lucky and eased right into the group. He had a blast learning all the ropes.. and here to teach all the new pups were...O.K. are you ready for the list, this is in random order...
Here it goes, Sam B., Lewie, Tre& Stella, Keeli, Noah, Sophie, Beene, Brady, Belle, Smokie, Hans, Stell, Onyx, Copper, Aspen, Cole & Phoenix, Haley & Sisco, Abbey, Bo & Ramsey, Rock & Red,Faeden, CoCo... try to say that 3 times fast?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Faeden Bosley Copper Jola Lilly Sam B Lewie Beene: They’re the big guys and they had a blast. Lewie and Beene are best friends and they ran all over the parks, wrestling and chewing on each other. Faeden she was enjoying digging up some snow and running circles around Jola. Mostly he loved getting loved on by Star Buddy Liz, but he loves a good romp with any of the other dogs too. Lilly and Bosley are a ton of fun. They’re both really tall and they love to lope all over the park playing keep away with sticks. Copper he loves everyone and he plays with everyone. He digs here, wrestles there, and chases everywhere.
Coco Boogie: It was just the two for daycare, but there were plenty of little pals boarding that could come out and play. There was Jack Lucy Pippin Cosmo Baxter Harry Perkins and Benji. The run was great. Coco and Boogie ran around with Perkins and Baxter and Pippin, they hunted up smells with Jack, played queen of the hill with Lucy and wrestled with Cosmo, Benji and Harry.
Elf Buckley Teddy: It was puppy heaven today. Elf and Buckley and Teddy were inseparable. And really full of energy. Star Buddy Liz tried to make herself useful, but the puppies preferred playing with the puppies. They ran up and down the sand dune and mulch mound and dirt hill. They traipsed through the melting snow and wrestled on the patches of grass peeking through the snow. They wore each other out.
Rock Red Thea Aspen: These guys well 3 guys and a girl definitely know how they like to have fun. Red and Aspen love to pick on each other; bumping into, tackling, chewing on and just basically romping all over the park. Rock he’s a bit more independent. He enjoys running around checking things out and then jumping in to wrestle with Red and Aspen when the mood strikes him. Thea, she just loves her fetch. A stick, a ball it doesn’t matter. She loves to chase it down, grab it up and bring it back whistling all the while. She is pretty talented. At fetch too, but I meant the whistling.
Friday, March 7, 2008
“Would you like some Medium Fries with that?”: Sammie B, Elf, and Meggy combined with Sammy, Molly, Kodi, Bailey, Max, Madeline, and Katie. Now this group put their noses to the grind stone and they were the top explorers of the day. No tree went un-sniffed, no fence line unchecked, and no hole left unexamined. The parks are in Tip-Top shape as far as we can tell…
“Family Bonding” time: Rockingham and Red team up with their bud, Gar, for some quality time. Out they go with one of the newer Star Buddies, Sarah. He he he… Let’s see if we can show her how we like to play… Catch us if you can. Rock and Red take off after the ball while Gar comes in from behind for the sneak attack…
“Four peas in a pod”: Banjo, Stella, and Phoebe joined together with Brady and Star Buddy Katy for some quality time. The ball was in the air and snow/sand was flying. This group was ready to play and make the most of the sunshine. No one could resist taking a roll around in what they could find, either crunchy snow or sandy dirt.
“Larger Pieces” of the puzzle: That leaves us with Buck, Aspen, Reggie, Lewie, Tre, Gilbert, Makers, KC, Lilly, Maggie, Chewy, Molly D, Jackson, and Maya. No one ever knows what to expect when you put all these happy pups together. It generally involves digging, running, wrestling, racing, and swimming (when the weather is right, summer has gotta be close…). It’s great to be a Dog Star!
All the Daystars are wishing their Star Buddy Liz a speedy recovery from the flu bug. They’ll be ready to get you back into action when you return…
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Daycare fun and the pictures say so!!!
The sun is shining and we are playing with our new friends.
Copper's Birthday was a hit, the star buddies were hyped up on chocolate brownies, while we had milk bones... yum. Star Buddy Becky brought in some new tennis balls and you see that on the video.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
The third group to go was Phoebe and Broker. Phoebe liked playing tag and chasing after Broker when she was playing fetch. Red and Rock was the forth group to go on the run. Star buddy Becky took them to the star buddy park to play fetch. The slush didn’t slow them down at all. Banjo got to go with Broker, Buck and Aspen. Banjo would race them to get the ball. Becky made sure that we all got turns to get the ball. All of us Day Stars had a blast and are hoping to come back to play in the slush soon.