Monday, April 30, 2007

Check out my new trick!

Mom taught me this new trick so that my leash would get tangled up when I went under the cable. She says "over' and look what I can do. I am a very fast learner.. If I say so my self I am very good at it.. I can jump really high..
Dad thought he should take a picture so that we can share my new trick with everyone....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

i am so tired

We went to the lake this morning and I played while Mom took pictures and Dad dug in the dirt. I did some major exploring trying to find that bunny we saw yesterday. Later on in the afternoon we went to Ponder and Krum. As you can see I am totally wiped out. Mom caught me in my restful state. Tonight I will sleep well. Mom will probably have to wake me in the morning to go out before she goes to work. It sure is ruff being a dog!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

He I am in retro

Dad had to work today again and Mom had me cleaning all day but, when Dad got home we went to the lake. Mom caught me here in an A.D.D moment. I don't know why but those moment seem to come often for me. I did have a great time at the lake though. I found a bunny rabbit but he was to fast for me. I also found a field mouse but Dad rescued him from me. Dad I just wanted to play with him...

Friday, April 27, 2007

Here I come mom

I hope you are ready mom because here I come. I don't understand why mom flinches when I come running at her. She said I have a problem with stopping once I get to her. I don't see that as a problem. I do manage to knock her on her bum most of the time.. I am just so happy to see her, what is the problem there?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I can jump!

Look at me I can jump over this log. I am such an athletic puppy. I found this log while we were out exploring and I jumped right over it Mom caught me in the act. Maybe this next weekend Mom will catch me doing some more athletic things...
Did I mention how much I love going to the Lake!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hey Mom what are you doing outside

Hey Mom what are you doing outside. Dad isn't home so Mom decide to be nice and mow the yard so I just watched. I don't think she had to much fun but she got done in no time. I was kind of upset though when she started that noisy thing so I got noisy too.. No matter how loud I barked though that machine kept making that loud noise.. Maybe next weekend Mom will let me go out and help..

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Look at these sleepy ducks

Look at these lazy ducks. They were just kind of chillin at the small pond on Sunday. They posed so Mom could take a nice picture of them. If you look really close you will see there are actually three ducks there. 2 are on the bank and one is in the water.. Doesn't Mom's new camera rock?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mom's new camera, Gus in Black and White

This is the cool picture that Dad took of me down by the stream this weekend. Look I am in Technicolor !!!
Dad shot this picture while we were out shooting pictures of the old Alton bridge on Sunday. Ain't I one handsome fella? I was checking out the stream standing high up on the bank. It was a very beautiful view. I think you will enjoy the future pictures with Mom's new camera...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Mom got a new camera

Mom got a new camera. Don't I look good. We went to the lake last night when Dad got home from work. The water was great. Mom enjoyed taking pictures of the scenery.
Of course Dad spent his time digging in the dirt like always. He also really enjoys downloading Mom's latest pictures of me and of course some of other critters that she sees.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I don't think this is the right weather for riding bikes. The bikes were on the auction but Mom said nobody bought them. I guess the people at the auction did not think it was a good day for riding either.
Mom says the weather has warmed up this week so Uncle Doug will be able to get his corn planted. He only hopes that the people that bought the farm equipment gets it off his field so he can get it done....

Friday, April 20, 2007

Remembering the snow

This was the pile of wood that Uncle Doug and Uncle Bill were going to burn after the auction but as you can see it is to pretty to burn at this moment. Mom is not sure if they got it all done on Friday like the plan was. It sure was beautiful on Wednesday though. Isn't Wisconsin pretty in the winter time?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

More of auction day

This is another picture of the day of the auction as you can tell it was a beautiful day if you like snow that is. It made for an interesting day. A bit cold but I think everyone had a good time. I do not think that anyone will ever forget that day...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


While in Wisconsin Dad got a picture of MeMaw's cat Loki. She is quite the feline. She is very mischievous. She likes getting into MeMaw's plants and playing in bags. She has this little fuzzy ball that she carries around and chases. She will even fetch it if you throw it for her.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Look what I found!

I walked out in the backyard last night and this is what I found. He was a really fat one. I walked right by him but Mom saw him and got out her camera. He sat there nice as could be for Mom to take his picture and then I spotted him. When he jumped I tried to step on him but Dad saved him. He picked him up and put him in one of the flower pots.. I am not really sure what it was. Mom said he was a hop toad. I sure hope he comes back again..

Monday, April 16, 2007

My Cousin

This is my cousin Buster. Mom and Uncle Bill went to help Grandma and Grandpa get ready for their auction and Buster got to come along and help. As you can see Buster is a well fed puppy. He was so excited to get to ride in the back of the truck although Uncle Doug and Mom had to help him into the back. Then Aunt Lori and Mom had to back up to the bank so he could jump down. He so enjoyed having Mom there to visit...

Saturday, April 14, 2007

More pictures of the snow

This is a picture of Grandma's old house the day of the sale. As you can see it is a beautiful house even more so with the snowy scenery. The snow was coming down so hard you can barely see the field across the road. Of course the day after the sale it warmed up and turned into a muddy mess.

Friday, April 13, 2007

What Mom and Dad saw in Wisconsin

Yes it is April! Mom and Dad got some real cold and snowy weather when they were in Wisconsin.
Grandma and Grandpa had an auction and this is what the weather was that day. It was pretty unbelievable so they took pictures. Mom mentioned that it was very cold the entire time that she was there but the snow was beautiful.
Although the weather was bad a lot of people turned out for the auction so we can call it a success.

Monday, April 09, 2007

New Park !!!

Hey mom !!!

Check out the new park !!!

Have ya ever seen so many beautiful trees !!!

Dad will take us there as soon as you get home !!!

nips and licks to you mom, hurry home, I will be sitting in the front window waiting for you !!!

Dan & Me Again

Check out this plastic bottle I found floating in the lake, I put it right by Dad's hand to show him my new prize toy.

He was ignoring me again !!!

What this picture doesn't show is I got water in my ears, well actually I was soaked to the skin. So right after mom snapped the shot, I stood up and started shaking that nasty old lake water out of my ears.

It is truly amazing how fast Dad can move with stinky old lake water flying everywhere !!!

I should do that more often, Dad needs a little more exercise !!!

Licks and nips to you mom, come home soon !!!

Me & Sis

You will have to excuse the picture being a little dark. Just as Sis was about to snap our portrait I turned my head and planted a big old wet tongue across her face. I am a quick one !!!

Dad was a giggling at Sis's attempts and I was getting a lick in every chance I could, I mean it may be a day or two before this opportunity comes around again !!!

Don't be jealous mom, I saved a good face washing for you when you get home !!!

Licks and nips to you mom !!!

PS, Dad fed me early again ...................;-)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter !!!

Happy Easter everyone !!!

We went to the lake today, my weekly exercise, I get to run without the leash if there isn't to many people around and today was no exception.

So here is a picture of sis and I, it took her a couple of attempts to get a self portrait as I kept turning my head and giving her licks on the cheek. I was just telling her "Thank You."

Then it was time to come home and share a traditional Easter pizza with dad. Dad says it was a homemade Tombstone pepperoni pizza. I just know it is dad's favorite meal and what better way to spend Easter than to share dad's pizza.

Licks and nips to mom !!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Tease

As you can see, I am an instigator when dad is trying to concentrate on digging something out of the ground.

Don't think Dad hasn't noticed me inching up on him with my frisbee, he has, but is ignoring me until I get a bit closer.

At the moment I got the edge, the metal detector is between me and his hands, when that left hand comes over the detector I shift my weight as I know the game is on !!!

Licks and nips to mom !!!!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Dad and Me

Mom is off spending time with her mom & dad, so that leaves me stuck with my dad.

He is kind of a softy when it comes to feeding time. He got home an hour early today, so I ran right over and sat by my bowl, wagging my tail the whole time, giving him the old sad eyes I am starved look. And ya know what happened, dad fed me early !!!

Here is a picture of me and dad at the lake, I had found a frisbee, but kept my distance as dad would pretend to ignore me and then try to take my new frisbee.

Licks and nips to mom, love ya and miss you .............

Gus .................

Mom is off to Wisconsin

This is the Day that Mom is off to Wisconsin. I am going to miss her. She won't be home at her regular time to play ball with me. I guess I will just have to wait till Dad comes home. That means that supper will be late.
The Lake was beautiful last week. I sure hope Mom hurries home so we can go back there again.
Mom said it is going to be cold in Wisconsin so I thought she might enjoy looking at this. It was such a warm sunny day...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

playing in the water

While at the Lake on Sunday I played in the water again. I really like tromping through the water and chasing what ever shows up. I was still trying to find some of those fish. Blue Heelers really like to swim and fish. The weather is cool again today but I am sure by the time Mom and Dad come back from Wisconsin the weather will again be warm enough for swimming.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Look at these funny ducks

The other day we went to one of those Tot Lots and there was a small pond there with these funny looking ducks swimming on it. Mom said they were not ducks at all but that they were geese, Canadian geese. I guess they just stopped here to visit there friends the ducks. Maybe they will soon go to Canada to visit my friend Sandy. I oh so miss her. She was nice enough to bring me that nice squeeky bone the last time she was here. We miss you Sandy!!! Big HUG..

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Another beautiful day at the Lake

While we were at the Lake Mom took this picture of the beautiful blue water and sky. As you can see the Lake has came up quite a bit. They are predicting more rain so perhaps the lake will even rise higher. I think it is still down a few feet. I am sure even if it does rain there will be plenty of room for me to go fishing and play in the water.

Monday, April 02, 2007

More of Me fishing

See how close those fish were. If you look really close you can see 3 of them right next to each other. Then there is another one to your left. They didn't stick around long after I noticed them. I jumped in the water after them just to see them scatter and jump.. Oh I so like to go fishing. I hope they are there again the next time I am at the lake...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Fishing at the Lake

Today at the Lake there were fish spawning so I got to go fishing. They were splashing all about as you can see. I would get close and they would splash and swim away. I few times they frightened me but I continued to investigate. I had never been fishing before but it sure was fun.