Monday, August 13, 2012

Photo Dump!

Since Lucy's birthday post 7 months ago, we decided to make Kale a permanent member of our family!  Kale became an official Lorenz in March 2012 after a few close calls with potential adopters.  Lucy loves her brother and we couldn't imagine our lives without him.

Today's photo dump are a lot of pictures from the last 7 months.  Enjoy!

Day at the dog park

Her favorite toy is an old nylon belt

Neighborhood Watch Team

Uh oh.  Bath time!

Sleepy man.

Best buds!
Crosslake, MN

My favorites.


Happiest dog in the world.
My pretty Goose.

The handsome Monster.

The inside of Lucy's nose.
Relaxing on the dock.

Someone figured out how to get under the beach house!

I love her.

She's gotten to be so big!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Lucy!

Lucy is 1 year old today!  When did our little monster go from this...

March 2011

to this...?
November 2011

Or from this...

April 2011
to this...?

December 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Foster Dog

Meet Kale!  He is a 75lb Great Dane/Pit Bull/ Boxer mix and is as sweet as can be.  Interested?  Let me know :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lucy has a Foster Brother!

Meet Kyte!  We are thinking that Kyte is most definitely part Whippet, and he and Lucy are getting along really well.  Anyone looking to add a new member to their family??

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Eventful Dog Park Day

Since I've been on MEA, I've been able to get Lucy to the dog park more frequently.  This is easily in her top 5 favorite places to go (not including our home, her top 5 includes-in no particular order-my parents' house, Luke's parents' house, Grand Marais, Crosslake, and the dog park).  Every time we've made it out to the park, Lucy comes away exhausted after having made a ton of new friends.  Today was no exception...

When we first got there, Lucy spent a good deal of time chasing after a sweet Jack Russel Terrier (there was no way that she'd ever be able to catch it), and then a Bernese Mountain Dog joined in the fun.  It's amazing how much Lucy loves being in the pack.  Then we started our walk into the woods, where we met up with a pack of 3 dogs (2 aussies and a mixed dog that looked like it had italian greyhound in her).  Lucy had actually met this pack on Thursday, so we walked the rest of the park together (meeting even more dogs along the way!).  When we got back to the field, there were at least 7 or 8 other dogs already at the park, so Lucy wasted no time and began running with the packs (mostly hearding dogs, a few labs, and a couple goldens).  Lucy was having the time of her life.  For a good portion of the running, Lucy was at the front of the pack and enjoyed ever second of it.  Until...

Man, I wish I didn't have to write "Until..."  I also wish that people wouldn't bring dogs that they know don't care for other dogs at the park, especially in the area where the dogs run around and romp with each other.

Anyway, things were going great until this German Shepherd decided to join the pack and single out Lucy.  She was a growly one, but I didn't really think much of it since lots of dogs are vocal when they play.  But then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her get really close to Lucy's hindquarters, and then Lucy let out a painful YELP!  She ran over to me, and I told her it was okay (though I did notice the frothy spot on Lucy's thigh...), and the GS's owner called to his dog and told her to "Stop it."  Did she stop?  Nope.  Lucy was clearly frightened of this dog, and whenever she got close to Lucy, she growled and tried to get in her space.  Every time the dog got close, Lucy would let out the YELP! again.  I realized that this man wasn't going to do anything to control his dog (which was clearly frightening and intimidating my dog), so I called Lucy to come with me to the other side of the park.  The GS wanted to follow, but fortunately the man decided that it would be a good time to take the GS on a walk, so he finally leashed her up.

When he had started down the trail, I started talking with some other dog park visitors and one came in saying, "I hear that I need to steer clear of the black German shepherd!"  so clearly someone else saw what was going on and had warned this lady (also reconfirming what happened and that I didn't exaggerate it in my head).  Another man up there commented that his dog had been attacked by that German Shepherd before, which led to a conversation about responsible dog ownership, etc.

After the unfortunate incident, Lucy was wary of the other dogs for a few minutes, but then became fast buddies with the new dogs that came into the park (including a boxer-mix puppy!), so I know that she won't associate the dog park with mean dogs, but it just sucks that such a wonderful morning full of conversation and good ol' pack running had to be tainted by one dog's actions.

As a reward for getting through this whole post, here are some pictures I recently uploaded from my phone!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Picture Dump!

I've definitely been slacking on posting here, but I've got a bunch of photos to share that I finally uploaded to my computer from over the summer.
One day, Lucy decided that she disliked the big blue chair quite a bit and that it needed to be destroyed.  RIP Big Blue Chair.

Adventure dogs exploring the creek behind my parents' cabin in Grand Marais.

Family photo (+ Griz) at Artists Point in Grand Marais.

Griz got sleepy :)

Continuing down the creek

Took Lucy on her first real hike

Pretty sure that this is Lucy's new favorite place in the world.