Being part of the Birdsboro pack is the dog equivalent to growing up with a lot of siblings. We try to make sure to give every dog individual attention and make sure they get to do their favorite independent activities. Here is a visual representation of our dogs lives:
Whether it’s running in the woods, going hunting, playing in the yard or just hanging out we try to keep things fun around here.
Tug of War is a very popular game. The Pointers have a couple of favorite games that they innately seem to understand (and often dogs of other breeds that visit do not). One is stalking, pointing, and pouncing on each other (not pictured). The other is the staring game (A.K.A. stand-off). The staring game is the all-time favorite Pointer game in our household. And Boone thinks that it is never too early to start teaching the youngsters. They will stare and make subtle maneuvers for toys and bones. This is one of their favorite games, and they usually play for at least an hour at a time. Boone, being the alpha dog of the house, typically wins.
The College Years - This is Erin at Green Lake Park in Seattle with Hopkins (left) and Boone (right) in 1999. Boone was about 4 months old in this picture. From left to right: Oz, Ben (Lab), Hopkins (Beagle), and Boone. This was in the Summer of 2001, a couple months before I graduated (and a couple months after the arrivals of both Ben and Oz). The dogs are watching me do yardwork from the comfort of our bedroom. All of the dogs had a whole lot less white on their faces then.
Massachusetts 2003 – 2004 - left to right: Garrett (5 months), Boone, Maya, and Oz. Note that the Beagle did not feel her presence was required for the first picture (she was off doing Beagle things). In the second picture, from left to right: Boone, Maya, Hopkins, Oz and Garrett.
Massachusetts 2003 – 2004 - Boone trailing one of my former roommates dogs. Garrett (5 months) facing off for a ball with his dad (Boone). Boone cohogging (clam digging) yes that really was what he was doing! Garrett was trying to figure out what his dad was up to.
Michigan Dogs - Even the toy box gets used as a dog bed.
Michigan Dogs - Bray likes to say hi to things in the trees that will not come down to her.
Boone and Garrett are hard at work.
Saffron is learning the ropes as a pup.