Friday, December 31, 2010

Center Hill on New Years Eve

We hiked around Weld today--up Center Hill and around the snow mobile trails. The temps got up to 40 degrees! Too high for winter....
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Pete, Bubba, Gabby, & Jane make the newspaper!

Bailey's buddy Pete out for a walk with his family!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hiking the Mountains

I took Bailey for a 70 minute hike into the mountains behind my home. He loved the freedom of running without a leash.

Monday, December 27, 2010


My friend Gayle asked this morning, Did Bailey slither through the snow? And he did. Long and lean and stretched out fully, he lavished in today's 8 inches as if swimming in a heated pool. Berners know how to live life fully... now, if he could only shovel!

Boxing Day... the day of the dogs

Boxing Day... former athletes and friends pop by

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Way too much Christmas....

After presents, a short mountain hike, playing with cousin Zellie, and too many treats, this happy pup is ready for bed.
Merry Christmas
& Good Night!

THANK YOU SANTA BARTASH! WooFhoo! A napsack for hiking!

Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS! But, alas... It's All About the Book.

This holiday, it's all about the book. I'm happy as a puppy working on this project. And Bailey? As long as those peanut butter treats keep on coming, he can live without the mistletoe, tinsel, The Jolly Elf, a tree, presents--well, maybe a couple--or an electric car set that goes round and round. A bit Grinchy or not here on Prospect Avenue, we wish our family and friends a ... Joyous Christmas!

A present from the Bartashes!

Since we've had no mention in the Kent household about Chris....shsssh...mas, Bailey is a bit confused by the big gift from the Bartash family pets. We'll wait until tomorrow to open the large package. The stuffed skunk pet has already been devoured, and happily so.

Thanks, Barbara & John & Furry Children!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Looking for Santa? Nah, hoping Victoria, his God-Dog-Mom will visit!

Bailey is on restricted activity ... a case of watchful waiting on his belly button hernia.... poor boy. Dad may have let the little guy play too much this past week following his initial surgery. Bad Rich, bad Rich....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The working dog surfaces

Today, upstairs in my office, Bailey showed himself as the work dog his ancestry led him to be. Here he is looking out the window watching the snow fall and my neighbors shovel. In this photo I can see the adult dog Bailey is becoming. He's just a few days shy of 7 months. In days gone by, Bernese Mountain Dogs pulled carts for their farmers and kept watch on the comings and goings on the homestead.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bailey at Chapel....

Please don't send me to Uncle Dr. Fred's for THAT again!