Friday, January 26, 2007

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Oh, what fun it is to ride
On a one dog open sleigh!


Bullet went sledding for the first time tonight, and he did great! I think he was super excited because I haven't run him in a few weeks due to the freezing weather.

Although he's pulled the scooter, bike & skis, he's never seen the sled before so I wasn't how he'd react. He didn't even blink.

My biggest worry was stopping. When I say whoa, Bullet whoas. Quickly. He stops dead in his tracks and spins around to look at me. Not a real problem with the scooter or bike since they are more manoueverable and have good brakes, but the sled doesn't have the same steering or braking power. Slamming a pulling dog from behind is never a good idea if you want them to keep pulling and be happy!!! It actually wasn't a problem, he spun to the side and I jumped off, dragged my feet and held onto the sled.

Another new thing tonight was booties. The snow we've had just packs in between his toes and the flesh around his nails got a bit raw from one outing last week. They've healed but I don't want it to happen again. He did the standard cartoon walking for the first few steps then forgot he was even wearing them.

It's SO much fun! Dog Powered Sports are truly addictive. Bullet was brilliant!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Blue Monday

Bullet, my party animal, would like to wish everyone a happy belated Blue Monday. Cheer up!



(‘Blue Monday’ is the most depressing day of the year according to happiness and motivation expert, Dr. Cliff Arnall.)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Schnauzer Slam!

"Schnauzer Slams!" are the official Giant Schnauzer gatherings in Southern Ontario. Localized "Slams!" are held throughout the year on whims organized through Giant Schnauzers in Ontario, and we have a "Grand Slam!" once a year to raise money for Giants in need. It's amazing that the dogs get along so well, but everyone is great about watching their dogs.



Onyx and his stick:






They are crazy to swim at this time of year.


What do you do when Glory gets in your way?


Another near collision:


Hey! You're wet, get off!


Honorary GS for the day.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Trust

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Friday, January 05, 2007

Kingston over the New Years

It snowed in Kingston over the New Year! If only I'd had my X-country skiis, not that I had much time for skiing, but still, I can dream.







Elephants

Elephants are great with their skin texture and folds. It's perfectly made for pen & ink. These are two drawings I did in 1995.

I'm planning on working on my website very soon, with a section for drawings and a price list. Stay tuned.




German Shepherd Dogs





Pen & inks.

Ceilidh



Ceilidh is doing great, it was nice to see her again. I drew this as a Christmas present for Mary, Cei got a squirrel frisbee :)

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The day and hour unknown

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

Matthew 24:36-44 NIV