Monday, December 31, 2007

Memories of 2007

We just want to take a minute to reflect on the wonderful year we have had.

Although 2007 started with some sorrow, as our brother & sister lost their best friend Jesse to a violent car accident, he may be missed but will never be forgotten. Dad also went to WI to witness the scattering of his cousin's ashes below his favorite tree stand. A toast was held high in remembrance of JC.

We can all take comfort in the fact we know they are looking down on us, keeping us safe as our guardian angels..

We also have many, many good memories .....

Aly got married and is expecting. Mom spent a wonderful week on the farm with Grandpa, Grandma and her brothers.. That was a week of hard work preparing for an auction but many nights were spent reminiscing childhood memories and a few beers had by all. Dad chased deer through the woods, didn't catch any but that is because he runs on two legs not four legs.

Oh, and WHO could forget that horrible day when mom & dad brought me, Louie. Just kidding, well, he is asleep at the moment, so ask me later when he isn't sleeping.

In all reality, the adoption of Louie was truly a blessing for us .........

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, wishing everyone a great 2008 !!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Want a shower brother?

I thought this was great. That silly brother of mine was trying to steal my stick so I gave him a nice shower!! Funny thing is he didn't mind. Kids!!!!

We are hoping that it gets a little warmer here today. We really would like to go to the lake. Mom says after the lake we are the best dogs ever. Of course we are sleeping!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Who said it was to cold!

Mom said it was to cold for us to get in the water and play but I just couldn't resist. Of course that Louie did as Mom said. He is just a wimp! Mom wouldn't throw the stick for me but I did get a nice drink after our walk...

I don't know what she was talking about telling us it was to cold. I have a nice thick coat can't she see that?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Louie is so goofy!

That Louie is so goofy. Doesn't he know that it is cold out.
He won't get in the lake with me but he sure can fight with that hose!!
When is this kid going to grow up??

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What's in the box Dad?

I had to check out what Dad got for Christmas this year. I don't understand why he didn't want me to put my bone in the box with his present!!!

Everyone seemed really interested in my prime rib so here is the link to the Easiest Prime Rib ever. It turns out everytime..

Easy Prime Rib Receipt

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ok when do we eat.

We decided that maybe, just maybe if we laid on the floor in the kitchen Mom would get the hint that it was time to eat!! Well we had to wait for the kids to get home first. They had to go visit a friends Mom first..
Mom had prime rib, smashed tators and broccoli with cheese.. Mmmm it is just so hard to wait..

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to everyone!!
Sloppy kisses from, Gus Louie, Sis and Toph..

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunset at the lake

We went to the lake on Friday afternoon and it seemed to get dark really fast. Mom was busy trying to get a good picture of the sunsetting. I think she did a pretty good job.
It looks like it is going to be a nice day here in Texas. Dad said that maybe we could go to the lake here in just a bit. I sure hope he hurries. I can hardly wait...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What ya looking at?

While at the lake I was busy hunting for treasures and the Louie just had to try and interrupt me. He can be such a pest. You see sometimes I find old bones that some humans have just thrown away. Can you believe that, just tossing perfectly good bones away!!
The weather in Texas is nice, the sun is shinning but it is very cold. There is frost on the cars. I sure wish it would warm up so we could go out to the lake again. We love the lake..

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I think I got him!

We went to the lake yesterday after Mom and Dad got home from work. Louie and I had so much fun wrestling in the fresh air. I am not sure who is winning but I think I am. He is a slippery little guy though. He always manages to get out of a jam..
The sun is shinning today but the wind has kicked up again. Not sure if we will get out to the lake though. Mom is busy doing laundry which can't be a good sign...

Friday, December 21, 2007

What you doing out there Dad?

Dad brought home a funny looking tree and he stayed outside to cut off some of the trunk. We just couldn't figure out what he was doing. It was cold out there but he just kept on sawing. He did finally drag that big green tree in.. They won't even let me mark that tree so that everyone knows it is mine!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Look he has all of Mom's rugs!

Look at this nervy puppy! He got all of mom's rugs and put them in a pile and decided to lay on them. Of course he had to chew on them and play tug-of-war with me before he finally decided to take a nap.
We are so proud of him. He has actually slept all night the last 3 nights in a row. He usually get Mom up 2 or 3 times but not the last three.. Ya, he is finally getting bigger....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Who's rug is it...

We both decided we wanted to play with Mom's rug. Mom says the rugs have a certain place on the floor but Louie is always busy rearranging them. He has chewed a few holes in some of them and chewed off the fringe but Mom doesn't seem to mind to bad. She said the were pretty cheap rugs at Home Depot and they wash really well... We have such a good Mom!! We love you Mom!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What you got Dad?

Dad brought this funny smelling green thing home this weekend. It looked like a tree that should be outside but Dad put it in a stand. He put some pretty little lights on it. He said we were just going to put lights on it so that Louie would not be tempted to take the ornaments off..

Monday, December 17, 2007

Look at what Louie has!

Louie was busy rearranging Mom's rugs again yesterday. He decided that this one would look much better on the window seat. I just left him move it since I thought he would get in trouble and not me! Of course since he can not hear he is oblivious to the scolding.. Sometimes I think he is really lucky that he can't hear..

Sunday, December 16, 2007

That nasty vacuum cleaner

Mom and Dad decide it was time to vacuum up all Louie and my hair this AM. Louie thought the vacuum cleaner was something fun to play with. He is such a silly dog...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Just waiting

Here we are waiting for mom to find us a stick. She threw the one we had to deep into the water and as you know I do NOT get my head wet. Louie does what ever I do so he is waiting to. You would say he is somewhat of a copy cat...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Wait for me!!

I got the stick and as you can see that Louie is after me to get it again. When will he ever learn, I am the big brother here!!
We have had yucky weather all week. It has been rainy, foggy and drizzly. We so hope that the weather will be nice again this weekend so that we can go back here and play some more in that wonderful lake..

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wow look at how deep I got!

Mom threw the stick really deep this time and I wasn't afraid! I went way in there and got that stick.. Usually when it gets this deep I just stand there and bark at it. I think if you bark at it long enough it will come right to me!! Of course you can't see that Louie but he is standing on the shore again waiting for me to come back with that stick...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Yes we have one of these furrbies that have ginsu knives too. Actually we have 2 of them. This is Jordie. Louie and I try to chase him but he has figured out how to stand up to us so he doesn't run he just extends those sharp claws of his and tries to hit us in the nose.. We really don't like this guy but Mom says he is one of the family so we all have to just get along!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Louie waiting for stick!

Louie is good at just standing waiting for me to bring him back the stick.. I think he can wait all day as long as he isn't the one that has to get the stick... He seems to be frightened to go to deep into the water. More so than I am. At least I can go into the water up to my head but he barely wants to get his feet wet.. I don't think he will ever get good at fetching sticks but one can hope. I really would like a break at doing all the work!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Our tag from River

River has tagged us with the 7 things we hate the most. So here goes..
1. We hate those nasty baths.
2. We hate going in our kennels. Louie digs and moves it all over the kitchen.
3. We hate waiting for our walk. Can't Mom and Dad hurry up?
4. We hate it when our trips to the lake get cut short because of bad weather. We can get wet why can't HM's.
5. We hate those cats being able to sleep on the bed.
6. Louie hates it when mom sweeps the floor. He has to bark and chase the broom.
7. We hate having to sit and wait till Mom thinks it is time for us to get fed. I usually sit and stare at her and keep nudging her to get her attention. She thinks I can tell time. Not, I am a dog... What does she mean it isn't 6 o'clock yet??

Louie wants to help!

Once again I do all the work and that Louie tries to take my stick away from me. He did get wet this time though I made sure to splash him good when he was trying to steal me stick!!
The weather has changed again here in Texas it has been foggy and drizzly all day long. It is only like 42 degrees so no chance of icy roads.. Ya..

Sunday, December 09, 2007

My first Video

This is a test. We have never done a video before we sure hope you enjoy it..
This is me Gus getting the stick and little brother Louie watching.. He is really good at letting me
do all the work...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Time to go home!

Louie decided it was time to go home so he took my lead! I am not really sure that he knows the way but he sure was bound and determined that I was going his way.. I think he was just leading me back to the lake which is fine with me... I love playing in the lake..
It is supposed to be another record breaking day here in Texas again. We had 84 degrees yesterday breaking a record of 83 so hopefully we will get back to the lake today...

Friday, December 07, 2007

Louie thinks he's got me this time!

We had so much fun at the lake this past weekend. Louie was up to his old tricks of wrestling with me. He really thinks he has the upper hand here but I don't think so. He is getting bigger but I am still the bigger brother and I weigh more that he does. He is pretty fast though for a little guy. I may have to start worrying about not being the biggest soon. But I can worry another day.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

I am so fast!

The lake was so much fun I just couldn't resist running as fast as I could around that Louie. He is a pretty smart heeler though, instead of chasing me he just stands in one place until I get close and then he attacks.. We sure had a lot of fun playing this game. Hopefully it will be warm again this weekend so we could play this fun game again...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Louie found a leaf!

That Louie can always find something to play with. While we were at the lake the wind was blowing and Louie had to try and chase them all. He finally decided on one to carry around.. He looks so silly running around with the leaf in his mouth... It wasn't long before he grew tired of that one and was looking for another.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Louie gets so excited!

Louie didn't like to get anything but his feet wet so he would wait until I brought the stick back. Then he would try and get it from me.. Look he gets so excited all 4 feet are off the ground...
That Louie is such a pill. Always trying to take what isn't his. We sure had a great time playing at the lake....

Monday, December 03, 2007

What is this?

While at the lake I found this yellow round thing. I don't know what it is but it sure looked interesting. Mom said it was some kind of a boundary marker for boats. I don't care what it is I think it really looks interesting so I bit it. To my surprise it popped... Wow now I can shake it.... Ya, more fun for a blue heeler.....

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Is this really December?

Yes we went to the lake today. It was 75 degree and the wind was really blowing but we just couldn't resist getting wet. Louie is still a fraddie cat when it comes to getting wet. He usually stands with just his feet in the water.
I chased the stick and Louie usually met me when I came out of the water.. I really love going to the lake. Hopefully next weekend it will again be unseasonable warm...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

What is that Louie doing?

Dad was busy working on the ceiling again this AM. After he finished and was cleaning up ,that Louie thought the air coming out of the shopvac was something he really wanted. Of course he had to stick his nose in there to see exactly what it was. I just can't believe how silly that puppy is.. Will he ever grow up?

Friday, November 30, 2007

I want that!

Once again that Louie is trying to steal my toys. It seems that what ever toy I have he thinks I should have it and he takes it. Well the wrestling is about to start. I am the bigger brother so you know I am going to win....
Mom laughed at him again last night. He lost another tooth and this time it was one of his canine ones. He looks so funny when he smiles!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Louie is always rearranging Mom's rugs1

That Louie is such a mess, he is always moving Mom's rugs around and then dragging them up on the couch to chew on them. It seems Mom is always putting the rugs back in their places. Mom and I both hope he soon grows out of this chewing stage.. We can only hope...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Where is the deer?

Dad went hunting while in Wisconsin and Mom and Cousin Baggs saw a buck run by. Well Mom was to excited about seeing the deer in the woods that she got this picture of him. If you look very closely you will see his tail.. Dad just laughed at Mom over this picture... "The one that got away"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Loki is a bad cat!

While in Wisconsin Mom caught MeMaw's cat Loki watching the birds at the bird feeder. She is an indoor cat so all she can do is watch. Mom said she is a bad kitty always jumping on MeMaw's counters and getting in the sink.. MeMaw has a water bottle to squirt her but I think she likes getting wet because she just doesn't seem to learn...

Monday, November 26, 2007

Just a bit of snow in Wisconsin!

Mom and Dad went to Wisconsin so Dad could go deer hunting. Mom was hoping for a lot of snow but as you can see they just had a very small dusting of it the first day they were there. Of course the second day they had sunshine and the snow all disappeared.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Watching the people go by!

We are just watching to see when brother Toph or Sis show up. Louie has to do whatever I do. As you can see he is trying to take over my window seat and my favorite look out!

Today is another cold and rainy day. Since Mom and Dad have came to Wisconsin the weather has been this way.. I think they brought this weather back with them. MeMaw says they have had some snow up there at least we have not seen that although it might be fun to play in!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Helping Dad!

Dad was busy shedding yesterday so Louie decided he needed to help. He grabbed his own piece and took off with it.. Mom had to chase him around the house in order to retrieve it. It was quite a sight to watch.

Once Louie gets these he manages to get pieces of paper all over the place and not big pieces but very small ones...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Us and Toph!

Brother Toph decided to give us a little lovin yesterday. Toph was just waiting around for the turkey to come out of the oven but we took advantage of the situation getting our pats in...

We are hoping that today Mom will get out some left over turkey and share with use. Mmmm that was so good....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

We are watching out the window. Sis is coming up the drive all ready to eat turkey!!! We gave her a very warm welcome at the door.

The turkey is smelling really good this AM. Mom put it in last night before she went to bed. Mom and Sis were also busy yesterday making 2 pumpkin pies and 2 apples pies. Mmmm I sure hope we can eat soon..

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

See how small that Louie was?

This picture was taken one of the first days we brought that red ball of fluff and teeth home. He sure is growing. I sure hope he doesn't grow up to be bigger that I am!! I think I will still be able to take him though...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Napping with brother Toph

I am guessing that Toph took this picture while he was home between classes one day. Louie really thinks that Toph is the man. He gets all excited when Toph comes in the door.. Louie loves to sleep by him or just be close to him....

Monday, November 19, 2007


I am one handsome devil ain't I? What a pretty pink tongue I have.. Finally a picture of just me without that wild puppy Louie.. I love you Mom!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Our big brother Toph

This is big brother on his Birthday. He got one of those camera's like Mom has. He tells everyone that it is just like Mom's but he doesn't have the big zoom lens that she does. I think he is trying to hint to Mom that he needs one of those for Xmas...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Louie looks so sad!

That Louie has such sad eyes. He doesn't seem to pant as much as I did when I was a puppy. He is getting so big but he still is small enough to be a lap dog. Mom wonders what he will be like when he is full grown. Will he still think he is a lap dog?? I sure hope that Mom has a big enough lap for both of us!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gus as a pup!

Look at the old picture mom found of me, I am Louie sized !!!

I was one ugly puppy, but mom could see through the ugly puppy look and took me home.

Mom says I turned into the swan, wonder if that is something that Louie and I could herd ??

I was such a happy dog even then....

P.S. Louie is feeling better, I think that is the last time he eats a cat cookie.

Dad's got us.

We are still at the lake as you can see. Dad has us again. We just checking out all the scenery. We went for another walk with Dad while Mom wandered around taking more pictures...
Today Louie got sick so Mom came home early and we all got a nice little nap. I think Mom needed it as much as we did...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Louie is getting so big!

Look at that Louie he is getting so big. Mom got a picture of me watching Dad dig in the dirt.. It was a beautiful day at the lake.. There was not to many people so it was a very enjoyable day.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dad's got us.

Mom was busy taking pictures of birds and landscapes and Dad was en charge of keeping us in tow. He did a fine job since Mom had taken us on a very long walk to tire us out.. I think he is pretty talented digging in the dirt and keeping track of us. We do make it a point to keep on eye on Mom, we sure wouldn't want her to get to far away..

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hey what are you doing?

I am not sure what the little guy is doing but I think he maybe picking his nose. You know since he doesn't have fingers this is the next best thing... I guess kids will be kids!!!
Mom took us for a very long walk this morning and we have been sleeping all afternoon. I think she was trying to wear us right out and yepper it worked...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

We're helping Dad

We went to the Lake this morning and Mom was taking pictures again. She caught us helping Dad dig in the dirt.. Mom took us for a very long walk to tire us out. It worked for me but I don't think it did on Louie he still was wound up when we got back.
While on our walk Mom found a quarter. She didn't even need one of those yellow sticks like Dad has...

Friday, November 09, 2007

My was a big tongue!

My I have a big tongue. All the better to lick dad's toes with. I am really good at licking other body parts too.
Mom says today is like any other day Louie and I am wrestling waiting for Dad to come home. When he gets here we can all go for a very nice walk... I sure hope that Dad gets home soon. Louie is wearing me out....

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Herminie and Cousin It

This is Herminie and Cousin It. They are sugar gliders they are also part of the family zoo. Louie and I have to go into our "houses" when Dad gets these 2 out. We also have 3 more but the don't get along with Hermie and It so they usually get to come out first and glide around. The others are called Magenta, Columbia and Francis. Yes Sis likes Rocky Horror Picture Show.