Buster is a kick in the pants. Almost every waking moment will find Buster with one of four of these balls in his mouth. If he could fit two in his mouth, he would be ecstatic. And yes, we have to have four – one isn’t enough, because the boys keep losing them. Buddy and Buster always want the same ball. Doesn’t matter that all four are the exact same ball. If the ball isn’t in Buster’s mouth, it isn’t far away.
Buster likes to think he is the alpha dog and tries to tell Buddy who is boss, but Buddy gently (mostly) lets him know he isn’t. Buster is a sweetheart and loves to give puppy dog kisses. He aims for your mouth and his aim is good. Buster had his birthday sometime this month (don’t know the date) and he is one year old. He’s a keeper.
PS Did I mention he likes to chew? Six pair of shoes? And a checkbook? And the bills?
Graham at One Man’s Travels issues a monthly photography challenge and November’s challenge is “Happiness”. Each photograph should represent something that makes you feel happy. One of my happy thoughts are my two pups, Buddy and Buster. Buddy is approaching three years old and Buster will soon be one. I tried to get these two to sit down side by side. Yeah, it wasn’t happening.
Buster and I had to take a trip to the vet yesterday. Thanksgiving day both of his eyes were looking pretty red, but I just figured it was because we went to bed at 1:30 am the night before and got up at 6:00 am Thursday morning. With company and another dog, there was lots of excitement for both dogs. Friday he slept all day and didn’t want to play catch, which is highly unusal. By the afternoon I noticed both of his eyes were rather goopy so off to the vet we went. He has ulcerations in both eyes, probably from playing too hard with Buddy. Home we came with four different meds and he seems to be feeling much better today. We’ll have to go back to the vet on Monday for a glaucoma test and to see if there is improvement and healing. I sure hope so. It is amazing how much you worry about a furry companion, especially when they can’t tell you what is wrong.
All’s good with Buddy!! Yay!
This is the final image for November in Black and White, a challenge issued by Maya at Springtree Road – click here for more info and more wonderful photos. For those of you enjoying the black and white images, never fear, there will be more to come.
I can just hear Buster, “Wanna play? Huh, Buddy? Huh? Let’s play! Come on, let’s play! Hey, Buddy, wanna play? Huh? Huh?”
Buddy is pretty patient with Buster. Buster likes to nip at Buddy’s heels and pull his ears until Buddy gives in and starts playing with him. Buddy starts out chastising Buster, but Buster is so persistent that Buddy always caves in and soon they are in serious dog play/fight mode. They are pretty funny to watch and are at it right now!
This is the fourth installment of November in black and white – a challenge at Springtree Road to post November photos in…black and white – click here for more info. This photo was taken with my camera in the black and white setting – no desaturating in Photoshop on this one.
Buster loves playing catch. He’d play catch 24/7 if I was up for it. Buddy USED to like playing catch, but he seldom gets to the ball before Buster, unless I throw it just right and still Buster usually beats him to it. If Buddy does gets the ball before Buster, we have a hard time getting it back. I’ve been using two balls lately and that has helped, but they both usually want the SAME ball! What is up with that?
Poor little guy…I woke up Buster (unintentionally) to take his picture while he was napping a few evenings ago. He looked so peaceful with his head on the arm of the couch, while the rest of him was on a pillow, which he needed, of course, to reach the arm of the couch. Have I mentioned he snores? Yeah, he snores like a runaway freight train. Like a buzz saw. Like a fat lady who’s had too much to drink. Like a…
I went out to the trash the other day to empty the canister of my vacuum. Buster was standing on the other side of the fence watching me as the last bit of dust was blowing right in his face. I told him, “Get out of the dust, Buster” and just about cracked myself up. Yes, I’m easily amused.
Buster likes to lick and as I was bending down to pet him yesterday, he jumped up to lick me. I got tongued by a dog. Right in the mouth. Eww.
I took this photo with my Canon Digital Rebel XTi and I’m so proud of myself. I took this with the monochrome setting. This is the first GOOD shot that I took without using the auto settings.
When my co-worker first got Buster, he brought him to the office a few times. I always have my camera with me, so I took some snaps. Buster was just a couple of months or so old in this photo. Wasn’t he cute??