Saturday, June 27, 2015

Road Trip

We were signed up for a bike ride this morning but there is a huge amount of rain in the area so, the bike club bailed out. Sandi and I rode up to gather all the packets for the bike club members.
Like you need another tee shirt!!

Gypsy was pleased with the weather forecast. A rainy day means she doesn't have any alone time while we ride. Plus, she got to take a ride with us. 

She has always enjoyed riding in the car. Ever since she was a puppy. She hangs her head out the window for a bit the comes back inside the car and looks for wildlife. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015


It has been really hot out for the last week or so here on the Eastern Shore.  Chloe aka: Queen Mother huddles up behind a curtain over a vent to keep cool. Smart kitten.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nap Time

Gypsy refused to get in her bed the other day. Upon inspection, this is the reason why. Taken over by two of the boys.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jumping Poodle

 Standard Poodles are extremely athletic dogs. Gypsy is by far the most athletic dog I've ever been around. She is willing to walk, run, jump, play, and just about anything else at the drop of a hat. One thing she excelled at from an early age is jumping. I made the jump out of some PVC and she immediately started jumping. We started showing her off when we had friends over, setting up the jump and letting Gyp do her thing. She would know that she was the center of attention, prancing out to the jump and circling it a few times. She would clear the bar with ease, never missing a jump. She always had perfect form going over the bar. Ears flying. When she was done, although tired, she would smile for ear to ear enjoy all the accolades and attention.
It has been some time since she jumped and so the other day with friends over we decided to let her do her thing. She grew excited as I set up the jump, knowing that she was going to be the center of attention. Sandi was out there with her and told Gypsy to go ahead and jump. Gypsy started her approach and jumped way to early, crashing into the cross bar, knocking the entire jump over. All our friends let out a collective. Gyp got up and limped away, dragging her left rear leg. She was totally embarrassed with herself. Her leg was OK, the only thing bruised was her ego.

At 10 years old maybe she is getting a bit old for the jump? I put it up for now.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dino Time!!


 We have a little garden in the backyard. I should say that Sandi has a garden in the backyard. She takes care of it. This year it is a garden on steroids. Growing like crazy.
Gypsy guards the garden, standing between it and the many bunnies that are just waiting to hit it hard. I need to figure out what to do with a massive amount of Basil.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

10 Years

Gypsy is showing some signs of age. 
She is getting a bit of gray hair.
Look who's talking!!!
This is true.
She is sleeping much more.
She is beginning to huff and puff on walks.
Her eyes are looking a bit cloudy.
She really has to focus on going down the stairs in the morning. She has fallen down them a few times.
She can't jump like she used to.
Sandi can actually tag Gypsy during a game of tag.
She still gets happy feet when she sees me putting my shoes on.
She still loves to go on walks and search for bunnies.
If she does see a bunny, she prances like a show dog.
She loves it when we have people over.
She still plays tag with Sandi, just a bit slower.
She is still crazy about Dino. The only toy she plays with.
She still gets excited when she hears me get my keys. Thinking we're going on a road trip.
She continues to keep our air space free from big black birds. Birding when ever required.
When I come home from work she still runs to the door with a smile on her face.
She is still our quirky little poodle.

Birthday Girl!!!

We can't believe it! Gypsy turned 10 years old this past Friday. This was cause for much celebration. While I was at work, Sandi and Gyp paid a visit to the $1 store and went crazy picking out party hats. After work we met some of our friends at one of the many dog friendly establishments in our little town for a "Poodle Party."
Gypsy ordered the usual cheeseburger with fries.
Make it as rare as possible! I want to hear my burger Moo!
And she always passes on the lettuce and tomato. They even put a birthday candle on her plate.

We stopped by and met a big German Sheppard. We gave him a party hat so he didn't feel left out. 
He isn't really my type!!

By the time we returned home, Gypsy was exhausted. She dropped to the floor and was out. She had a big day. 
Party like a Poodle!!