Our backyard photo journal - a collection of pictures of Skippy and the plants and flowers in our backyard. Also pictures from Skippy's walks & stories of his therapy work. Skippy is working hard at learning to be a Therapy Dog.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I haven't been doing very good at keeping up with this blog. Please check my other blog: Skippy's Vegetable Garden.

Monday, June 16, 2008

evening swim

evening swim

It was a bit muddy at low tide on the Ipswich River, but Skippy always likes a nice swim.

Monday, May 26, 2008

water dog

water dog
Nothing link a nice cool pond in the hot weather!

life's a beech

life's a beech beech leaves

Thursday, May 08, 2008

summer clip

summer clip
Yippee Skippy! He has a brand new summer clip. Last night was sooo hot for Skippy - he panted instead of sleeping. He's much more comfortable now with his short haircut.

I do have to make a quick comment on the ticks this year. Terrible! Poor Skippy gets so many of them. I hate stop him from running through the tall grasses. He loves this. But even in relatively urban Belmont, he picked up a dozen yesterday. If we walk in towns to the north or west its worse. Also, he often picks them up in our community garden. Seems like its just a bad year for ticks.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

hot weather for a long-haired puppy

Skippy is SOO hot today. He still has his winter coat and the weather is up into the 70's now. Skippy is a puppy who likes to sleep on the snow all night when his fur is long.

The good news is he has an appointment for a haircut tomorrow. Its a big deal to finally get a grooming appointment around Belmont. All the groomers are booked up weeks in advance. Thanks goodness people/I don't need to wait so long for a hair cut!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

doggie water fountain

Can you believe this cool water fountain! The City of Cambridge installed this one recently at Fresh Pond. Skippy is ready for a cool drink! Looks like the water is not on yet though. We'll definitely come back later.

Does your town care for its dogs so well? Unfortunately there's nothing quite like this in our town of Belmont.... Oh well. Cambridge is right next door.

Monday, April 07, 2008

muddy (happy) dog

... and why is it that Skippy gets a bath so often? I remember now. There's something about the spring that is very very muddy. Today Skippy swam in the lake, then played ball in the dirt. Then he went home and had a bath and jumped up and bed and slept like a puppy.

Skippy runs

I love the way Skippy can run at full speed and still squeak his toy the whole time!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

what a day!

spring pond
Spring in New England is beautiful. This is Callahan State Park in Framingham, MA. Skippy had fun running and swimming and looking at wildlife. He thought it was pretty nice.

swim pussy willows
turkey vulture deer
running more run
dogs fileds

Sunday, March 23, 2008

easter is skippy's birthday!!!

baskets2 skip with basket
skip with basket 2 tuckered out
Skippy is 3 years old today. He was born on Easter (or maybe late on the night before?). Easter was March 26 the year he was born, but we like to celebrate on Easter Sunday.

Happy Birthday Skippy!! He's 3 years old. What a dog. He's very special.

Skippy had a birthday Easter basket filled with plastic eggs, dog cookies, Merrick dehydrated lamb lung (!!!) and a Merrick Flossie (chewy dried beef tendon). He eat all but the eggs and then stretched out on the porch floor for a nap. Aahhh... the life of a dog....

The photos below show the nice new haircut he got on Friday at Laundromutt (by his favorite groomer, Alana).

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