Daily Dog: Gratuitous Cuteness

There is no good reason for all this cuteness. I saw the cuteness and took a picture of it. Now I’m just sharing. And bragging. These doodles are being both sweet and cute. Oh, and they are being fun. That’s not unusual, in case you haven’t noticed.

We went for a good hike this morning and did some photographic experiments. Well, I did the experiments. These guys got roped in as little as possible. They spent as much of their time sniffing, trotting around and chasing each other as they could. Posing for Mom only when absolutely necessary.

We are safely back inside, and I’m working away on another post on this decidedly fall day. This is exactly the kind of weather for hanging out inside, watching some football, snuggling with some dogs and doing some blogging. We’ll see if I get my project done. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t!

In the meantime, you are local and want to join us in our Doodle Day of Beauty, be sure to let us know!

Run for the hills!


I love to go hiking or running with the Doods in the morning. There really is nothing better. See that structure in the background? That’s three miles in from our starting point. It’s also where there were a group of admirers… They had to pose for pictures. Again. Poor doods.

So that was three miles in, and if my math is correct, that means three miles out. Six miles-ish. This was intended to wear them out. I was pretty sure I did a good job of that.
Here’s what they decided to do after the hike (and breakfast)… image

So…maybe not so worn out?

Sunday’s Hike to Ice House Canyon Saddle–second round of pictures!

[singlepic id=821 w=320 h=240 float=left]For those of you who have been waiting, here’s the next batch of pictures from yesterday’s hike. I am still working away on them, so I’ll keep updating the gallery tonight until I run out of time or out of steam!

Now, whenever I get moment, I need to figure out a new place to hike! Baldy is fun and it’s accessible and close. But we need to get the Doods off to a new hiking place for a fun adventure. Not that we are not already having fun!

Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think!

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Some Photo Fun From Today’s Hike

[singlepic id=812 w=320 h=240 float=left]It’s really, really late. I’ve been goofing around with Photoshop, watching TV, napping and generally trying to recover from today’s hike. I am going to have to work a little harder at being ready for these hikes. That translates to some targeted workouts! Whatever. In the meantime, I have a LOT of pictures to work on. Here’s the first wave. It’s just a few, but here we are.

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A Teaser For Our Next Post

I had fun with the cameras again today. Some of it worked out and some of it didn’t…soI’m weeding through all the shots and playing in Photoshop. It’s a Puparazza’s Prerogative!

Once we got to the mountain, got parked and I got my stuff together (somewhat), here’s one of the first photos I got. I like this one. The boys were definitely ready to go…

Lots more photos to come. I have some serious work in front of me tonight!