Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

We brought Ricky and Lucy home a year ago today.
Little bitty Lucy- The day we brought her home.
Little Ricky- 3/31/11
I can't believe how quickly this first year together has flown by.  They were such cute babies!
This day last year...Ricky and Lucy: 8 weeks old
And now, they are growing up to be such beautiful dogs!
Gorgeous (even posing for me today with the sun in their eyes) and so sweet!
Happy Anniversary!  How lucky we are...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wide Open Spaces

One of the spots that both Ricky and Lucy love going to lately is a field near White Rock Lake that also has lots of little trails to get lost in.

I put them on a 30 feet leash because I'm an overly protective mother.  Lots of people use this area as an off-leash park.  Hopefully we can get to that point eventually.  (Fortunately for us, we do have a huge gated field we go to some days--but that's a whole other blog post, which will be posted soon!)
It's a great, big, beautiful world out there!
Ricky hiking on a trail...
and here's Lucy!
Lucy practicing her "stay", and looking so little and cute!

I take Lucy and Ricky to as many different places as I can think of.  Walking around the neighborhood streets each day just isn't enough!  Walks on the trails give them a whole new world of scents to work their noses.  And giving them a big, long leash (or even better-- no leash!) let's them move like dogs naturally do- speeding up and slowing down, stopping for a sniff when something's is really interesting, and just rolling around in the grass every now and then.