Saturday, February 14, 2009

stinky things and fluffly things

Madison found more than the usual wonderful things at the dog park this morning.

Among her favorite discoveries are what has become known as "Madison's stinky thing," and she finds one of them almost every morning. It is the grimiest, most chewed up, ripped and destroyed toy imaginable, something that has been abandoned by its owner and completely offensive to every other dog at the park.

This is fairly surprising for a diva-dog, but indicative of her multi-faceted personality. This princess can really get down and get dirty.

This morning, she found a macerated plastic and fabric frisbee. At least that's what H-Mom thinks it was. This inspired an hour of chase, run, prance and show-off.

After all that dirt, H-Mom takes Madison to the dog lake for a 10 minute dip before getting in the car. Madison loves the water, and she splashes, runs and almost swims.

This morning, there was a group of people already by the lake, unusual for a Saturday morning. They were sitting calmly, with a couple very friendly black labs circling, and a male and female Australian Shephard.

And a litter of 9-week-old Aussie furballs.

H-Mom says its nice to be in love on Valentine's Day, and it's nice to fall in love on Valentine's Day. Well, H-Mom loves Madison, and she fell in love with these little balls of fluff. They were little inquisitive, kissing, bundles of cuteness. This is our friend, a local dog trainer, and the new mom of the little merle girl sitting on her lap.

It was fun to pet rolley puppies in the morning, but H-Mom knows we already have enough "dog per square foot" in our condo.

Happy Valentine's Day! MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Happy Valentine's Day to our beautiful friend, Madison!

Tom and Tama-Chan

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Happy Valentine Day :D
Aww~ Look at those puppies !
Sissy is falling in love with thos Blue Merle's ones . Oh NO !

Sherry said...

Can't rival a fuzzy puppy for cuteness. --Sherry
Hmph, I've had puppies and was happy to kiss their sharp little teeth goodbye! --Alanis

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh, how lucky you were to see something so lovely...and on Valentines too! (Hope they didn't nip you with their needles!)
Hope you all had a Happy Valentines Day!
Slobbers xx

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Valentine sweet Madison
Hope your Valentines Day is filled with extra kisses, treats, hugs & belly rubs!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What cute, cute pups!
Happy Valentine's day, Madison!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Madison! Thanks for your furtography thoughts. Those are some cute pups there!

See ya!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Cute puppies!! Yur mommee iz stronger than arr mommee. She wood have taken one home wif us!!

Happee Valentine's Day!
Gus and Waldo


Are any of those pawsome Aussie Shepherd puppies planning to become DWBers?

Hope you had a great Valentines Day.

Essex & Deacon

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We hope you had a great Valentine's Day, Madison! Those puppies are just tooooo cute! It looks like you had a great time!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

the professionals said...

sorry for the late valentines slobbers madison and good on you! you're certificate is very flash!!!

musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package