Katie Dog Days - numero duex

Little known fact.. when we were still talking about adding Katie to our family I was worrying -- about whether or not she would like me, would I be a good dog mom, what if she doesn't like to hike and spend time outdoors??!?!!

Mr. Happy laughed.  I worried -- more.

And in the end, like most things... it all worked out.  She fits our family like a warm snug glove and I always have a buddy to explore the outdoors with!  It shows very well in these photos!

And I think she looks rather smashing in her snow mustache!

And I don't think I will ever get tired of how cute her paws are!

Or, how she mimics what I am doing.  I was taking macros of this tree and Katie was doing her version of macros... getting her nose right up close to each leaf and then tasting the branches with tiny licks. 

Doesn't it look like she has a leaf mustache here?  Look really closely!

On our adventures we usually make a mess.  This time it was in the form of 'dingle-balls'.  What are dingle-balls you ask?  They are the catches of snow that form in the shape of snowballs around Katie's fur and then have to melt off.

You see she has a very fine, feathery-like fur that likes to pick up anything from leaves and moss, to snow, dirt, and sticks.  Yes, things tend to get messy.  The good part about Katie's coat is that it's meant to have a quick brush which then loosens those feathers and she looks as good as new afterward. 

It's a hunting dog thing!

Ready for a video?  I really like this one for the somber snow falling... the sniffing... and then Katie's serious looks.  She can be such a goofball one minute and then very peaceful and quiet the next. 


Hug your pup/cat/snake/bird/hamster/fish/horse/goat today!  I think it's often easy to take for granted how fantastic our lives are with these amazing creatures around!!


Heather said...

They are amazing photos, what a gorgeous girl. We watched out chocolate lab, Brownie" romp and play yesterday ALL day in the snow! Yes, they are one of a kind companions!!!! xxoo

MJ said...

Oh I love this post!! And thanks for the video--simply wonderful!

Yesterday we got to spend some time with a sweet German Shepherd named "Sarge". He was "let go" from the police force when they found him too sweet for police work. I actually posted a pic of him today.

My daughter is just pining for some puppy love, I am too. Thanks for helping me live vicariously, at least for the moment :).

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What cute pictures. I had the same concerns when we got a yellow lab several years ago. As it turned out, she did not do well with our family and we had to re-home her. She went to a family with 7 children who lived on 10 acres. I think she is much happier now.

Life in Rehab said...

Beautiful photos, whatever that white stuff is all over your yard.

Dog's are God's way of making sure everyone has access to love.

1000 Goldens said...

Love her and your photos, so pretty!

Jennifer Bower said...

I love the last line of your post. Animals truly do enrich our lives if we are willing to completely let them in.

Farmgirl Susan said...

I love her! Great photos. Thanks for the smile. Happy, happy! :)

Holly said...

Those sweet photos made me smile. Thanks for linking to tickled pink!

ChRiS said...

don't you just wonder what they are thinking...i vision Katie sitting there thinking ok how long must i pose my butt is freezing!!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

What a sweet pup! Love the pictures!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a sweet girl, Buster would just love her♥

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

You have a beautiful dog and I absolutely love the photo with the dog behind the bush. Gorgeous.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

She is a gorgeous dog....and so very photogetic. I love the video too. Thanks for sharing this at my pet party.

shannon i olson said...

She is so sweet! We have a golden retriever that is always depositing snow balls all over our house too... and there is plenty of snow here in ND. Great photos. love the foot one and the snow balls. lol

Mmm said...

You really do have the most beautiful dog, christie. :)

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