Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh Happy Dog!

Okay Carrie, I know I am about 6 weeks late on keeping my promise of dog pictures, but better late than never, right? We are proud dogsitters of two puppies. I should know their breeds but don't. I'm not that cool. All I know is Kali is made for Norway, lives in the tropics and was bred to look like a lion. Most of our visitors are convinced she is part lion.

Above Kali lounges for James. She loves a good excuse to lounge. Oh look, it's sunny! Time to lounge. Wait! it's getting dark out. Time to lounge. Wow, my tummy's full. Time to lounge. You get the idea. Kali is a professional lounger. If only I could say the same...

And here's Moshi:

He is the opposite of lounging. Shall we say lunging? Twenty-four hours per day Moshi carries around one of 3 different chewable toys begging someone to throw it far and high. Okay, maybe only 22 hours per day. He has all the energy Kali doesn't. I've seen him nap a few times, but usually he's sticking his cute little nose in the front door begging for a playmate. He also loves chasing airplanes, which is remarkably endearing in a dog. I suppose it's not that different than chasing cars. He can do 3 laps around our house trying to get that plane before it's out of sight! Moshi will run laps with the boys, but our kids definitely prefer the patience and cuddles of Kali the lounger, aka 'Kali Kali Big Dog'.

No this is not a dead dog! She's lounging!
Anna made her a little more comfortable by sharing her beloved pink polka-dot baby blanklet (like we were worried about keeping her warm!). She really is one of the most sweet-tempered, patient 'lions' I've ever met! The boys quickly discovered how fun it is to put huge grasshoppers for a ride on her back. I think I saw her eat one once...

You know she's thinking, "Why do I put up with this?"

2 comments:

Michelle said...

What great dogs! Patience... a good thing...

Kim and Dusty, Tessa and Jack said...

OK, here's my guess: Kali looks like a Norwegian Elkhound/Mutt. And it's funny that she's named Kali (Fierce) but is actually a sweetie. Moshi is definitely a Border Collie, always known for lots of energy and looking for something to do. They can be a real handful if they aren't given jobs. Good luck!