Monday, January 23, 2012

First Snow!

I am about a week late posting this but we ended up with about 12-15 inches of snow, lost power, and there were other weather-related worries but another first - Bodie's first snow!
What is this stuff?

It started snowing last week Friday night and by the time we let Bodie out Saturday morning, there were about three inches of snow in the backyard and big snowflakes were coming down.  The puppy stood on the porch for a minute just looking.  Then he cautiously put a paw out on that strange white stuff, waited a minute, and did what he does with everything - he bit at it!  It must have tasted good because he was off like a shot gamboling all around our huge backyard!  He would run like crazy to one end of the yard, stop, change direction and then run some more.  It looked like he thought everything was new and exciting, trees and bushes and anything snow-covered.

It was so much fun to watch him enjoy the snow, running and jumping and trying to catch snowflakes in his mouth!  That is one thing I have always loved about dogs, they can have such unadulterated joy in the simple things.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Then and Now

Comparing the then with the now and you can see how much Bodie has grown!  Where is our cute puppy?  Back then his rope toy was almost as big as he was.  Now, he could probably fit the entire toy in his mouth!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

King of the Hill

Bodie, King of the Hill, surveying his kingdom from atop his cushion - which he is ripping apart as we write!

He is turning out to be a wonderful German Shepherd.  Bodie is devoted and protective, wacky and silly, and above all intelligent.  I am amazed at how long he will wait after we drop a treat, and how quickly he picks up new commands.  We really need to get him into Schutzhund training.

Monday, January 2, 2012