Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bath and Basement

Thomas is back home and Beren is missing his friend.  And it was Beren's turn for a bath!  I love the way he holds his ears out like Yoda!  Hahaha!  We spent a lot of time working on a project in our basement.  Beren got to tired to stay awake, but wanted to be close to us, so he curled up to sleep at the bottom of the stairs.  I think that was his way of making sure we could leave without him.  What a smart little boy!  I accidentally woke him up when I tried to get a picture of him all curled up!  He looks so tiny when he does that!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Trying to Share Toys

Merry Christmas!  
Thomas hasn't really shown much interest in playing with toys until today.  He really seems to like this little blue toy!  Beren wasn't sure he wanted to share so he tried to take it from Thomas.  Thomas made it clear that it was his turn to play and that sharing wasn't an option.  Haha!  Poor Beren!  :)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Thomas gets a Bath

They are loving hanging out together!  Thomas was smelling pretty bad, so he got a bath.  I couldn't get him into the tub because he is so big and strong, but once he was in, he was perfect!  Beren could learn a thing or two from Thomas!  Haha!  Thomas was happy in a Christmas sweater from our neighbors that is still a little too big for Beren.  :)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Best Friends with Thomas

Look at that sweet face!!  Thomas is a good boy!  And he and Beren are quickly becoming best friends.  :)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Meeting Thomas!

My parents' finally got a doggie!  This is Thomas!  He is big old sweetheart!  He is a 5 year old Brittany Spaniel.  He was found as a stray with a terrible flea infestation that made him lose his hair.  He was rescued and treated before my parents adopted him!  He is hanging out with us for a few days.  :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Just look at the cute face!!  He doesn't love baths, but he definitely doesn't hate them.  I think his favorite part is when he gets dried off with a towel.  He thinks its a game where you attack the towel.  We are still working on making him understand that there are delicate fingers underneath that cloth he tries to bite.  :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ball with Fluff

Beren was so sad that he was not allowed to play with the ball that moved on its own and comes with a tasty treat inside!  He knew it was off limits because this ball was running around in the guest bedroom and Beren is not allowed in the guest bedroom.  So he sat and moped outside the bedroom.  Haha!  Poor puppy!  If you want to see adorable pictures and read about the fluffy rodent in the ball, you can head over to Tarcil's blog at: http://www.talesoftarcil.blogspot.com  Enjoy!  :)

Monday, December 12, 2016


Beren LOVES snow!  I know he looks calm in this picture, but that is only because he had just run through the yard!  He really enjoys being outside!  I can't convince him to stay inside!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Tree and Ornaments!

Beren is getting so big!  I thought it would be nice to get a picture of him by the Christmas tree!  We have been teaching him the command "stay" and he has been doing really well with it!  Honestly, that is the only reason I even tried to get these pictures.  Haha!  :)  I also bought these ornaments in honor of his first Christmas in our family!  Isn't he cute?!  I don't think he has a clue what the ornaments are.  He just knows that he can't play with them.  Haha!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Meeting Bailey!

Beren got to meet Bailey on Tuesday!  Bailey is basically Beren's cousin (she is my brother's dog).  :)  I couldn't believe that they are basically the same size except that Bailey weighs more.  It really made me realize just how much and how quickly Beren has grown!  Anyways, they had fun playing together!  I was surprised at their interactions.  It didn't go like I thought it would.  Bailey made it clear from the beginning that she was going to be the alpha dog, and she communicated this by barking at Beren which made him run and take cover under our Christmas Tree (that poor tree took a beating that day!).  She also was the one that initiated the playing (which was super surprising to me!).  She would bark at Beren and then they would run around together and take turns chasing each other.  She seemed to like Beren a lot at first.  She was so excited that she was foaming and drooling everywhere.  But after a couple hours, Bailey seemed to be annoyed with Beren and was trying to figure out where to go to get away from him.  He finally seemed to understand and went back to his usual method of annoying me, which is to bring a ball and try to stuff it into my lap until I throw it for him.  You should definitely watch the video to see them running around together!  :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Playing in the Snow

This video is from Sunday when we got our first snow of the season!  Beren had fun playing in it.  I wasn't able to let him play for very long since it was getting dark quickly.  He had a lot of fun!  :)

Monday, December 5, 2016

First Snow!

Beren experienced snow for the first time yesterday!  He seems to like it!  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Calm and Crazy

Beren can be so sweet and calm!  The first picture is his sweet face when I was telling him how handsome he looked after a bath.  The second picture is, well, my crazy pupper.  Hahaha!  :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016


This is Beren's face when I asked him to give me the ball and he thought it was so I would play with him, not so that I would keep it away from him.  Soooo much lip curl!  Hahaha!!  Also, in case you were wondering, I took it away for a little bit because he has no sense of personal space.  Just none at all.  Hahaha!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Handsome Little Boy

I finally got a sweater that fits Beren!  He seems to actually like it!  I mean, at least he isn't trying to rip it off.  :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Getting Clean

Beren got dirty from all this rain and had to get a bath before he could go for a car ride.  Isn't he so cute peering around the seat??!!?  This is what he does when he is waiting for my husband to get in the car when we pick him up for work.  :)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Playing in Leaves

I caught Beren destroying the pile of leaves I had on the deck.  He stuck his tongue out at me and then continued playing.  I had to record it because it was so cute!  Enjoy the videos of my crazy pupper!  Haha!  :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

That Tongue

This is Beren's way of saying he wants to join in the Thanksgiving Dinner!  Haha!  :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stretching Out

My little guy isn't so little anymore!  He is getting very lengthy!  He loves stretching all the way out to take a nap!  :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Last Shots!

Beren got his last round of shots today!  He was lonely and got bored while we were waiting for the appointment.  Eventually a hefty girl named Zoe joined us.  She was twice his weight but the same height!  Haha!   Beren did so well during the appointment!  Unfortunately, the vet thinks he is partially blind in his left eye.  :(  We noticed when he was about 6 weeks old that his eyes weren't lined up right, and thought that there might be a problem.  My husband and I have joked since the beginning that we got the "special" puppy.  Unfortunately, we didn't realize just how true that was.  But despite Beren's growing list of health issues, we love him so freakin much!  He is our good boy!  :)

Monday, November 21, 2016


Beren LOVES playing in the back yard!  He seems like he would rather live outside than in the house.  I have to convince him that it is cold and he needs to come inside to warm up.  Sometimes he gladly responds by curling up in the sun.  :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Beren got a LOT of baths last week because he kept digging in the yard and getting mud caked on him.  Since those baths were unplanned, they were pretty rushed and I didn't get any pictures.  My schedule for bathing him also got messed up.  So yesterday night, when I noticed that some of Beren's fur felt rough and kinda dirty, I decided to give him a bath.  He feels nice and soft again!  I do think that parts of his hair still feel rougher because he is losing the puppy fur and getting his adult fur.  I guess we will have to wait and see!  :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Begging to Play

This is how my derpy eyed dog begs me to play instead of work.  He is cute, but unfortunately he will have to wait another hour until my work is done so that I can play with him.  He is cute though...  Maybe just a couple throws...  I will still have time to finish my work even if I play some first...  :)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Playing Outside!

I took these pictures earlier in the week when the weather was still a little warmer.  Now that we have finished replacing some of our fence, Beren gets to enjoy being outside without being on a line or anything.  He loves the freedom!  Unfortunately, he has also started abusing that freedom by digging.  There are always so many things to teach him!  But he learns fast which is awesome!  :)