Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bell's Day at Stratton Brook State Park

Bell was hoping for a stroll in the water but I wasn't up for a wet and muddy back seat.


But it was a very beautiful place.

Nick's View From the Top


Nick's view from the top of Talcott Mountain today.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bell's Wild Adventure

I just have to tell you this story:

Bell and Nicki were playing a crazy game of catch me and Bell came tearing through the kitchen with Nicki hot on her tail. Well as she flew by one of the kitchen chairs at the speed of light she somehow got the loop of KC's pocketbook (hanging on the chair) around her neck. The pocketbook didn't stop her, instead it also flew off the chair and became part of the game. Now we have Bell running like a maniac with a pocketbook attached to her neck and bunched under her belly, only she's moving so fast I couldn't tell it was a pocketbook. She made a wild spin turn on the throw rug and I thought she somehow got the rug bunched on the side of her. Off she goes tearing back and forth spinning crazily in the kitchen...now trying to get this thing off of her.

It took several turns before I recognized what it was that was stuck on her and then I couldn't stop laughing. I finally stopped her long enough to get the pocketbook off of her. Bell was much relieved but I was much amused!

Ok, Bell's adventure with pocketbooks has nothing to do with the video but it was all about Bell. Her and I took a hike at Soapstone Mountain in Somers. It was a first time there for Bell. These are some of the pictures I took on our hike.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nicki's Day Out

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Nicki got her day out with Mom too!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bell's Day Out

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Both my girls need a day out with Mom once in awhile. Unfortunately I don't have a good time when the two of them are together. So I take them one at a time. They both complain bitterly when being left behind but never complain if it's their turn for an outing.
This time it was Bell's turn. She had a great time and so did I!

I've decided Bell is best suited to being outside doing doggy type things...sniffing that; digging over here; checking out various trees and bushes with the occasional encounter of an unknown bug or animal. When she's unsure of the situation she always turns to look at me as if to say...what is this Mom? or Is this thing ok to touch?
I've never had a dog look at me for information/reassurance like Bell does. I think I like it.