Welcome!! This is a journal about my dogs and what we do.
All my dogs have their own websites that you can see by clicking their photo in the sidebar. Jake's site is the most active right now with new posts.
This site is a work in progress and has become a source of information. When asked a question I would write a post to answer
it which led to a post to summarize the questions. Check the sidebar for this type of information.

Enjoy the visit and feel free to email me at
laurelsdogs@gmail.com.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas - again!


So people said...  Don't you still have Olivia!!  and Joshua?? 
 So here is the new picture with them all!!!





Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Photo

Thanks to the gals at Century 21 Acre Realty for taking
 90 pictures and all us looking in different directions!  

So out of the 90 - here are the best!  




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Friday, December 2, 2011

Olivia and the mouse….

…..yes … if you look close … it IS a mouse…

Olivia had what was probably her last grooming this year or shall I say the last time we will blow her coat out in the front yard. After we were done I wanted to take some pictures so called to her and she bounced toward me and then stopped, and sat down right next to a dead mouse! I didn't realize it was in the pictures until I looked at them later. Needless to say, I kicked the mouse away and so there was some sniffing around and then she settled in to look beautiful. I was regretting that I didn't have my good camera but pictures with my phone are better than no pictures at all!

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I was struck by how the red showed up in her coat because that is usually brought out before sunset…..  then I realized that it was before sunset now that it sets at 4:30!!!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Brita!

OH ---- and to you to Mr. Jake ---- a month late!!  but in all fairness we did go to McDonalds for ice cream a month ago to celebrate..  just no pictures!

 

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Jake - 2 years old on 10/20/11                                   Brita – 5 years old on 11/20/11

 

A walk around the cold damp yard and a few pictures…

where is the sun that was supposed to come out today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Name that dog–Volume 3!

The 3rd is what is apparently going to be a series… 

  1. Name That Dog! – Ari and Jake (bitework, standing and head shot on couch)
  2. Name that Dog Again!  Jake, Brita and Bob’s puppy.
  3. Name that Dog – Volume 3! – 2 fuzzy dogs looking up (Joanne’s dog and Olivia), the “look” (Ari and Jake) and Jake and his papa.

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The fuzzy dogs…. Joanne’s dog and Olivia catching the Frisbee!

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The LOOK!  Ari watching a decoy from a truck during a trial and Jake watching Brita.

Name that dog-jake         Jakes papa

Jake and his Papa – Crack!  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree here does it??

 

 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Laundry and backpacks!

My washer wouldn’t spin..  ok… so..  off to Winneconne we (Jake, Brita and myself) go to the laundromat.  A few days before the backpacks arrived that I ordered for them so I thought while I was waiting for the laundry,  it would be a good opportunity to practice walking the dogs with the backpacks on.  I had decided if we were going to walk Jake and Brita were going to carry their own stuff!  This was the first outside adventure with the packs on… up until now they had tried them on only once and this was in the living room.   So after starting the laundry, I got them out of the van and already it’s an adventure as I hooked one dog at a time to the van and attempted to get the other “dressed”.   I notice the Winneconne police car drive by and wondered why it wasn’t turning into the lot where I was because that’s what normally happens when I am doing something with the dogs.   I only needed to wonder a minute because, sure enough, back it came and turned in.  So. of course, I enlisted the help of the officer on duty to hold their leashes while I took pictures with my phone.  Yes..  it was an adventure…   The only time they stopped to look in the same direction was when people were starting to gather to watch the goings on so they had to watch them!    Walk… did we ever walk?  No..  by this time I needed to get my laundry and so I “undressed” them, put them in the van and we cruised around the town (village) I called home for 10 years! 

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Somehow it’s just cuter….

…….when they are puppies…..

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Jake still enjoys a good lick from the dishes!

 

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

He shoulda been a model…

 

…. because he sure seems like he likes to pose…

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                    Opps… well he does have to relax sometimes….

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Jake… soon to be 2 years old….

 

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Out for another walk..

We lost walkin’ time for a month when the temperature hovered around 90 and the humidity was high.  Yep..  not only did Olivia not want to go out but I didn’t either!  It was brutal…  and we didn’t have it bad compared to other parts of the country! 

So it cooled down and we’re out again!  She is such a hoot!  When she could see and hear, she hated having her picture taken..  the BIG EYE you know, watching her…  and she would hear the click and run the other way!  Now, she has no clue I’m taking pictures and I holler really loud at her and she perks up and prances.  She likes to go through the long grass… I think all of my dogs like that.  When she’s had enough, up the nose goes and she turns and heads through the woods to the house.  I, however, since the woods were filled with mosquitos, decided to take the scenic route past the flowers and corn!   Click on the pictures for close-ups!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Who was that masked dog…

Recently I was walking with the dogs in the training area and Brita was being very cautious because she has come out with the short end of the stick at times with Jake.  So Brita is in the first 2 photos and then Jake comes crashing out of the trees and around the large pine tree.  In the next 2 shots, Brita is oblivious to what is going to happen but at the last minute sees Jake charging right to her so she ducks and he jumps right over her, swings around the tree, grabs a toy and puts on an innocent look!  In the next few shots Jake is being goofy while Brita is staying clear of the action still not sure of what happened!  (Click on the picture for a closer up shot…  everything seemed to blend together in the action shot)

 

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