Saturday, March 7, 2009

BIG DOGS

Hey Hounders,
It's the Big Dogs, Max and Shiloh. We're Newfoundland dogs and since we are black and white we are referred to as being Landseers. Another famous Newfoundland dog, not unlike ourselves, was Seaman. He was a black Newfoundland dog. Seaman was the dog of Captain Meriwether Lewis. Seaman accompanied him on the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the western territory of America in 1805. Seaman probably looked a lot like Pooka whereas we ourselves look more like Nanook.
The snow storm we got this last Sunday was our very first really big snow. We were born in April 2007 so we missed the winter of 06-07. Last winter, 07-08, we only had one snow and it was maybe an inch or 2 at the most; definitely nothing to write home about and it melted the very next day. So the 10-12 inches we got Sunday was a lot of snow for around here and it has been so cold this week that it only started melting today when the temperature went into the high 40s. It's gonna be in the low 70s this weekend though so the snow in the paddock will magically turn into the mud in the paddock which will then magically turn into the mud in the house. Anyway, we get to wander around the entire paddock while the whimpy retriever dogs are in the house. But before the retrievers can come out, we two goofie newfies have to go into the special pen that dad built for us after the Max-Jack-Shelby incident last summer (ouch - it took a while to pay off that vet bill). Anyway we were out in our pen the other day when dad took some video of all of us in the snow and "communicating" to each other. That's Shiloh on the right of the video over by our doghouse, she has ticking (black flecks on the white part of her coat) and the big black spot on the top of her backside towards her big butt. Max is the one on the left with very little ticking and the large saddle markings. He is standing up against the fence gate. In case you're interested, the fence is almost 4 feet high. Shiloh is bigger, and taller, than Max. Shiloh weighed 169 lbs when she went to the vet's last Friday for her annual shots. So we are The Big Dogs.
- Max and Shiloh of The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
OBTW: HAPPY 9TH (DOG YEAR) BIRTHDAY TO ZEKE AND JOEY'S DAD. STOP OVER AND WISH HIM A GOOD DAY. http://joeythegoldenretriever.blogspot.com/2009/03/zekie-weekend-happy-birthday-dad.html


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MAX AND SHILOH GREET THE RETRIEVERS

3 comments:

Gus said...

OOOh...do you guys know Nooka and Pooka? Muzzer loves Newfies, SHE knows a couple of REAL ones, but we never get to visit them. Hah. Teka would take care of me.

You are both lovely dogs, and she wants to give you big hugs. Enough of that. Have a great weekend

gussie

Tee said...

Woooo, what handsome newfies you are!

Can we be friends?

licks and Wags,

Tuffy of Dog WOods

Joey said...

Hey Hounders Big and Small, My dad loved your comments about his birthday on my blog - he laughed out loud, and he says to say thank you. He feels much better now. And thanks for mentioning his birthday on your blog! That was really nice of you.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

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