Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Toy

What's all the fuss about?

It's a new toy which everyone wants a piece of....
... an icicle off the roof.....

dawn raid

They're running up and down the drive like maniacs. It all seems to be in fun... otherwise BB's tail would be considerably lower in the wind....

Although sometimes Ginny really gets BB down for the count. If this were something other than play you'd hear loud high yips and screeches from the Pulik- all they do is grumble loudly and roll over for more....

Sunday, January 27, 2008


If nothing else you have to admit Ginny is determined. There's a nice hard pack trail to walk on- but nooooo- the big Corgi has to plow through the snow......

afternoon hazards

I made the mistake of taking everybody out on a snowshoe walk in the afternoon. By afternoon the sun was out and the snow had started to get wetter. That's a bad thing with a Puli.

In the cold mornings the dry snow just dusts the dreads. In the afternoon it clings and makes snowballs the size of grapefruit.


Ginny seems to enjoy barking at Sadie. Her ears are up, her eyes are bright, her little butt is wagging and she's ready to jump right in.

In fact this is the biggest grin I've seen on her face since we lost Jinksy.

keep away

As previously mentioned BB and Sadie are non-stop.

Sadie's favorite game is keep away.

Which normally devolves into a boxing match.

dog jam

They start in a line....

Then they get in a circle of barking frenzy...

Then they just mill in a "dog jam" a loud dog jam....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Our house guest

Sadie is visiting for a few days while her people are on a trip out of town. The crew started at dawn by waking up the elk. If you look up the road you can see the elk crossing. The elk were not thrilled about their early morning barking alarm clock. I'm pretty sure my neighbor on the other side of the road is even less thrilled. The elk like to eat the hay he puts out for his cattle.

Sadie and BB just play non stop.

Ginny tries to keep up best she can.

That's quite a bit of snowplow action she has there. We're lucky it's not a wet snow.

The whole crew got crazy.

All through the day.

Right up till sunset.

Why am I the only one who's exhausted after all of this? They should have slept like little doggie logs but I got my 5 am wake up licks as usual.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


The wild pulik brothers

Here's Ginny doing her best "Call of the Wild" imitation.

Monday, January 21, 2008

3 black dogs

Sun today but cold. Not super cold but cold enough for squeaky crunch snow ....

Sadie came over for a visit. Sadie is a pound puppy lab (mix?) who was rescued by a friend. She's about 2 1/2 and still full of energy. Sadie and BB tear the place up. They met when BB was just a little hellboy. Sadie had her first trip pheasant hunting this fall and has decided that is the best thing in the world. I doubt she'll see any pheasant out here and the snowshoe bunnies are too fast for anyone to catch.

We all had a nice little snow shoe walk out in the meadow.

Ginny finally caught on that it's better to walk behind the snowshoes and have someone break trail. She was panting pretty hard there for a bit but once back to the plowed drive she was fine.

Of course nothing stops the hellboyz.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Around 3:30 the shadows start getting long and clouds start to gather around Sopris.

By 5 pm the sun is behind the mountain and the moon is already up.


I'm afraid there are unforseen consequences from rolling in the snow, like a little snow up your nose.


If Luverboy looked like this all the time he'd be a Pumi.

In your face

The Hellboyz were in fine spirits yesterday . Ginny tried to join in . That's a little play bow she's doing there and her little butt is wagging like crazy.

She managed to get their attention.

But the Puli puppies are more about hopping and speed. That's Luverboy jumping over Ginny. A game of Corgi leap frog wasn't Gin's idea of a good time so she went back to barking at the Boyz.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Why we call them Herding Dogs II

Under Ginnys' watchful eye the hellboyz are kept in line.

Well, as straight a line as any Puli takes. Straight lines are not in the Puli lexicon.

Unlike Jinks, Ginny makes this a non-contact sport.

If you didn't know they were Pulik you'd swear she was pushing a couple of sheep down the drive.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Yesterday the sun was out in the afternoon. The snow was a sugary powder so I decided to take a little snowshoe walk out in the meadow.

Luverboy was the only one who wanted to come with me. He seemed to enjoy it.

The elk were there in the night. As you can see elk tracks in the snow are quite different than deer tracks. They sashay through the snow instead of dragging their hooves.

Here are a couple of elk sitzmarks where they spent the night.

These are tracks with an elk moving slightly faster. That's about an 8 foot stride.

Luverboy's stride is considerably shorter. He finally decided to catch up to me.

So that I could break trail for him.

Ginny looked like she'd been having her own brand of fun while we'd been out on our walk.