Thursday, December 30, 2010

Company is here to play

Last night our cousins arrived with their luggage and their enthusiasm.   They will be staying with us while their family braves the snow back in St. Paul.   They brought their food bowls, they did not want to miss out on any food.  In the photo above, you can see the vicious pack of wild Goldens, about to tear a bag of treats apart in a feeding frenzy, that is if the treat dispenser will let us get up from our sitting position.   But alas, we are only seven Goldens.   Below, we assemble for the afternoon treat time. 

Above, Nala is working on her treat.   She does not usually get a hard treat, she has very few teeth left in her mouth, she gets soft treats when we get chew sticks.   This time she grabbed a chew stick and proceeded to gum it to death.    It lasted her almost all day. 

Lulu did not make the trip.   Lulu was upset with Emma, Molly and Piper.   She was stressed out in sharing her home with three overwhelming Goldens.   Her Aussie blood was having trouble living in the madness of constant wrestling and playing.   Lulu was very submissive, and she was being pushed into the background, or out of the picture entirely by the three permanent dogs in the home.  Lulu went back to rescue where she was welcomed with open arms, she is the mascot for the front office at the kennels.    Lulu is spending her days as the greeter dog at the front door.   We hope she finds a forever home soon.   We would love to take her back once we are down to fewer dogs in the house, but we can't give her the level of attention that she needs and the level that she is now getting.  Lulu does not want to compete for attention.  

If you have time, go over to Trudi's blog and give her and Earnhardt some kind words at her blog, .   Earnhardt and Trudi both are in need of crossed paws and a some furry encouragement.   

Meanwhile, we party on at the Dog House.    All seven of us have been well behaved today, we have gone outside to do most of our wrestling,  but we did manage to wrestle a little bit in the house.   Here are some of the high speed moments.  You could call it a flurry of activity.

It was 43 degrees this morning, by noon it was 26 degrees and snowing.   After the sun set it dropped to 10 and will go to 0 tonight.  The snow is very pretty, we went out and ran in it while the sun was still up, tumbling and chasing each other.   We invited the camera outside, but it was too cold for them, they stayed in the warm chair while we had fun in the snow.      

We are working on our lists of New Years Resolutions.   No, not for us, we are perfect.  But for our family.   We think they could use a little improvement.  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Mogley,
    Have some fun to usher out 2010 and greet 2011.
    We are happy that LuLu is the greeter mascot, and we hope that her problems can be worked out and maybe you again will be able to help.

    Thanks so much for mentioning Trudi's blog, she is a friend of our and a wonderful lady who loves animals and does much for rescue.

    Hamish & Sophie and
    Mom & Dad
    Sheila & Bob

  2. *SNOW!*


    That pakhk of ferocious Goldens is KHWITE skhary!

    Khyra The Snowless Siberian

  3. It looks like you are all set for a pretty exiting New Years Eve party. The rumballs would be just the right thing for your two-legged ones in this case.

    We think Lulu is in the right place with the right job for her for now. Pretty soon she will be used to people and end up the bell of the ball.

    Mogley, Earnhardt sends a special thanks for your caring.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  4. Hi Mogley,

    Y'all look like you'll be able to have quite the celebration! Can't wait to see the party pictures!!


    On my way over to Earnhardt's!

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. you guys are a great looking group :)


  6. How fun! I always like pictures of large groups of goldens. We will keep paws crossed for ulu, and go and visit Trudi's blog.


  7. I am surprised you could catch the wrestling on film, all I see is a lot of fur in that blur of a speedy moment. looks like a house full of fun!!