Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Quiet Moment

Okay, well there aren't a lot of quiet moments around here when the Ricardos are together, but occasionally, it happens.  And here is a photo to document that!  Of course, within minutes of  snapping this photo, the never ending wrestling match had resumed.

I walk and train Lucy and Ricky separately.  Same goes for field trips.  And lots of time just hanging in the house- one's crated and resting while the other is following me around being my little shadow.

But they also get time together each day.  But only about a total of an hour.  (I know that's hard to believe, but if you lived in the house with these two, it would make sense--- Trust me!)When they get out in the back yard, it becomes a race track.  And the bushes, an obstacle course.  They also do lots of wrestling.  Although they wear each other out pretty quickly, they haven't ever figured out (yet) how to rest when the other is near.

Some day, we'll all spend loads of time all together, but for now, there's lots of separation.  I can't wait until some day comes.  I walk them each a couple times a day for about 30 minutes a piece.  I'll have so much more time if and when we can ever do those walks all together!  And I did get them as a pair so they would have a buddy to spend their days with, after all!

But I know this first year or so, they have to learn good manners.  So although it feels like a bit of a pain the way I'm going about it, I know in the long run, it's going to pay off!
...and the quiet moment is just about over.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lucy's Song!

I'm currently involved in a challenge of writing 50 songs in 90 days.  Of course there are lots of songs being written about how smitten I am with my pups.  This one is about Lucy-- Expect to hear another one soon about Ricky!

This one's called "I'm in Love With Lucy".

She wakes up with a smile on every day
She sees the fun in every little thing
The sun it shines a little brighter because I get to walk beside her now.

I'm in love with Lucy, and I know that she loves me
I'm in love with Lucy

Her happiness is rubbing off on me
Her love's contagious and bit me like a flea
All my days they just seem better ever since the day I met her- wow!

I'm in love with Lucy, and I know that she loves me
I'm in love with Lucy

I'm in love with Lucy, and I know that she loves me
I'm in love with Lucy

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I'm pretty sure this is what heaven must like.  Sweetness all around...
Beginning with Ricky, on the left, and going around:  Ricky, Sophia, Lucy, (Me), Hunter, and Daisy!

And of course, in heaven, dogs can tell you their secrets!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Road Trip

"All our bags are packed, we're ready to go..."
The pups took their first road trip over this past weekend.  We were a little nervous about our 5 hour car trip to visit friends thinking that the 5 hour trip could turn into a 7 hour trip that could feel like a 20 hour trip with the puppies along.

But we were pleasantly surprised by our little well-mannered pack!  They were pretty much perfect.
At first, they mistook the crate for a wrestling pen.  But Fermin told them to settle down, and they did. 

We just stopped for a quick potty break twice during the drive, and got to where we going in just about 5 hours!  Way to go, Ricardos!
Arriving at our destination, and very eager to meet all the dogs, sheep and people!
More about our fun trip, coming soon!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Our First Walk on the Red Carpet

Ricky was my date earlier this week to an SPCA fundraiser at the Hotel Palomar.
Me and my handsome boy!
Ricky's cousin/my nephew, Deville.  
We arrived a little early, so we sat in the hotel lobby with my brother and his dog, Deville.  Ricky was not so interested in socializing with the other dogs or people, but he liked watching...

Hounded by the paparazzi!
Once it was time to go into the party, we waited our turn to walk the red carpet together.  We got some photos taken by a professional photographer- Had we known, we might have dressed up a little better!

Ricky found one little girl he liked as soon as we got in the door!
Ricky likes 'em young!
But for the most part, Ricky stayed by my side, on the couch, not wanting to even be on the floor, when other new friends came over to say, "Hi!"
Very comfortable on the couch between me and my brother...
Fermin showed up towards the end of the party-- and Ricky was very happy to see another familiar face!
This event seemed to be a great success, and hopefully they raised lots of money for SPCA.  If we're lucky, they'll have one again soon and Lucy will be my date!  Two 4 1/2 month olds together is a little much for outings like this for now...