Saturday, June 13, 2009

The way we were

I’m away from my desk at this time and thought it would be fun to do an auto-post featuring puppy photos of George.

And I’m lying about the desk. I write all my posts from my couch.

I took all the photos you see here with my old camera, a little Sony Cybershot I used for years. It was my first digital camera and I think it did a pretty good job, considering. However, some of my digital memories are a little misty and water-colored.

I just can't believe how cute he was as a puppy. George was born in July of 2007 in Ellsworth, Maine and these photos were all taken in October when he was about 2 1/2 months old.

Please don’t look at my coffee table. Ok, well. I guess now it’s too late. Also don’t look at the covers we have on the couch. It was a valiant attempt on my part to keep the furniture free of dirty puppy paws and a husband who worked with horses.

The one thing that I demanded when we were discussing getting another dog was that the puppy not be permitted on the furniture. None of our other border collies had ever been allowed to do this and it was important to me at the time. Unfortunately, my single demand fell on deaf ears. And I eventually got over it.

He enjoyed this elephant for quite some time. I think it had something to do with the trunk. I seem to remember that it squeaked.

I always liked this photo. It was taken in our backyard at Northview Stallion Station, outside of Chesapeake City, Maryland. In the background, you’ll see an attempt by my husband to fashion a piece of equipment in the hopes that George would someday compete in Border Collie Trials.

It stayed like that for a week or two when we realized that the puppy just wanted to have his way with a piece of driftwood in the yard that was about twice his size. It provided much chewing and dragging satisfaction.

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You’ve come a long way, baby.

Hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane with me. Until later, my friends . . .

PS ~ I’m sorry to say this, but I’m going to be taking a small break from blogging. Could be a couple of days, could be a week. I just need to relax and want to see if I can actually stay away from technology for a little bit.

I appreciate the wonderful and encouraging comments from a couple of posts down when I mentioned the school year closing out and just being so busy. I’m glad for the busy, I honestly am. There are so many who don’t have jobs (my husband included). I’ll miss all of you. But I promise, I shall return.

55 comments:

Days and night said...

How sad..... i'll miss you and your wonderful works.. please don't make us wait for a long time..
be back very soon...
we'll miss you.

http://days-nightblog.blogspot.com/

Ellen said...

Enjoy your break. See you when you return.

Daisy said...

Sweet doggie! I understand the "cover the couch" theory. My guilty parties aren't puppies, though; they're pet rabbits!

Living on the Spit said...

Enjoy your break sweetie...you deserve it. Let us know when you're back and take lots of photos to share....and drink lots of tea~

Love you!

SuzieQ said...

I LOVE puppy pictures!! And grown-up dog ones, too! Have a great break.

Sharon said...

Oh George is adorable! I love that smile in the first photo.

I always wanted a border collie but never had enough land, or kids. ;)

Enjoy your break.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Puppy photos just steal my heart away... Have a great rest while you are away from the bloggy world.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Hilary said...

I had to laugh out loud when I read your caution about not looking at the coffee table.....mine is a disaster, and my kids harangue me about it all the time.......must be creative muses. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Mrs4444 said...

George is a beauty. Very smart breed, too. Enjoy your time away....

Amy said...

awww he's lovely, I understand your break :-)

Cindy said...

Wow George you sure were/are a cutie. Enjoy your time away.

Cindy

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Oh Kate, I have missed so many of your posts due to working...but I had to stop and say how much I love George...which you already know!! He was just as gorgeous and photogenic as a pup! Thank you for sharing :)

LouDuk said...

He is a beautiful, beautiful dog.

sweetpea_path said...

No worries...take whatever time that suits you and think not-a-zot about it. You offer/share soooo much here on your blog, day in and day out, heh, sometimes one just has to **check out** and recharge the 'ole batteries. This little slice of George's puppy life will shure last me a number of days :>]]

p.s. my dawg is not allowed on the furniture but this post has gotten me to reconsider this decision. dang it. George, you are TROUBLE!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yes, take your break, but please come back to share with us.

Natarojo said...

I must admit I've missed visiting your blog! I've been without a computer for a couple of months now and its really getting old. I miss my blog and catching up with my new blogging world friends. Enjoy your hiatus and we shall see when you get back!

Char said...

beautiful puppy pictures and a happy upcoming birthday to sir george. i will miss you but understand a well deserved and needed break. see you on the flip side.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful friend!
Thanks for sharing; Hope you return to us soon! Aloha-

Mary said...

OMG, can you say A-DOR-A-BLE? Enjoy your break!

Simply Heather said...

OH, how I love this sharing!!! I shall miss you posting, but I truly understand and feel the same way at times...

DO enjoy your rest and I would be willing to say that we'll be filled with wonderful treats for our eyes when you return :)

Love to you.

Daryl said...

Oh that George, he was always such a cut up and a cutie ...

Staci said...

I'm already wishing you were back!

Enjoy your time away from the desk...

Deb said...

George was such a cute puppy...I miss that puppy smell.
Have lots of fun! That is an order!

Tricia Anne said...

I have really enjoyed your stories and pictures of George. What a sweet guy he is!
I hope that you receive the rest from technology that you are seeking. I can understand the need in doing so. :o)
You will be missed, however I am a new reader to your blog and I will have a nice opportunity to become even more familiar with you, by reading your past entries.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

imom said...

Oh. My. Goodness! He was an adorable puppy!

Enjoy some time off! We will all be here when you are back from your break!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Awwww what a cute boy....enjoy your break!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Enjoy the break.

Egghead said...

George was adorabe. Have a great break and relax.

Marla said...

Ahhh... these pictures totally make me want to get another Border Collie puppy. He's just so cute.

Mental P Mama said...

I didn't think it was possible to love George even more! Enjoy your break!

A Joyful Chaos said...

what a sweet dog! Thanks for sharing.

Torsdag said...

Did not stop by for a long time, good to see George again.
Hartmut

Donalyn said...

Hope you come back soon, but a break is not a bad idea - posting daily can be very taxing! Enjoy your time off :)

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Who couldn't love a face like that! What an expressive face! Don't stay away too long!!! Hope you'll check out my Stickhorse cowgirl partner "C"'s new post. It's a good one! And the little filly, Ivory, is doing great.

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh, I will really miss your daily posts. Your blog is one of a very few that I check each morning. I hope you get well rested and refreshed and ready to return.

tj said...

You've got a friend in us.
You've got a friend in us.
When the road looks rough ahead,
And you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed.
You just remember what your ol' pal said.
Girl, you've got a friend in us.
Yeah, you've got a friend in us.

You've got a friend in us.
You've got a friend in us.
You got troubles, and we've got 'em too.
There isn't anything we wouldn't do for you.
If we stick together we can see it through,
Cause you've got a friend in us.
You got a friend in us.

Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than we are.
Bigger and stronger too.
Maybe, but none of them will ever love you the way we do,
It's you and us, girl.

And as the years go by,
Our friendship will never die.
You gonna see it's our destiny.
You've got a friend in us.
You got a friend in us.
You got a friend in us.

*"You've Got A Friend In Me" lyrics by Randy Newman; updated for Kate from 'tj' and fello' CGPeeps* :o)

...I couldn't help it...lol My fav' movie is Toy Story.(I know, I know, hardly the movie for a 47 year old woman)...lol But when my sis' is down I sing this song to her to cheer her up. As far as I know it works. It's either the song or my Edith Bunker style of singing...*giggle* ;o)

...I'll miss ya girl but take all the time you need. It's like everything in life, you just need a break every now and then.

...Love George's baby photos! He's got the cutest lil' baby face...(oh, I hear another song comin' on...*hee,hee* ;o)

...Blessings to you & your family...

JAN'S PLACE said...

wonderful pictures of George

Pat - Arkansas said...

Loved the baby pictures! You can trot those out any time!

Have a calm, peaceful, and restorative break, Kate. See you on the flip-flop! :)

Jill of All Trades said...

How can you not fall in love with that precious face. He's adorable.

Have a good rest and hope to see you back soon.
Carla

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Puppies are so cute and George is exceptionally cute. I love the fluffy look!

Do come back to see photos of Sparky's puppies, I'm hoping it'll be about 10 days time, if my reckonings are correct.

Take care and take it easy.

CJ xx

Woman in a Window said...

He's always been a star.

Be well and enjoy your time absorbing some of that real world.

TSannie said...

Enjoy your rest! See you in July!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Puppies are wonderful and dogs are great companions. I've two old girls and two puppies now and love, love, LOVE them all. We multiply our love, not divide it so there's always enough to go 'round.
Rest well.

Betty said...

Enjoy your break I will miss you.
I love George.

Leif: A Voyage said...

hey there Miss Kate,
it must be contagious. I hope your "time off" is as helpful as it was for me. Best wishes, and like you said, you know where to find me.

You have been so INCREDIBLY faithful to your blog...to our delight and comfort.

Rest well, dear friend,
Katie

Sue said...

I get back and you leave....it's not fair!! I really really enjoyed seeing pics of dear George as a puppy...It makes me want to rush out and get a border collie...he was and still is adorable....Oh, I hope Boo didn't hear that...enjoy your time off we all need that now and then....Sue

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Farmchick said...

Awwww....love those photos. Enjoy your break.

Maria said...

Oh that puppy fur and that baby face with that nose!!!!!! That George is so dang cute. Young or old. Just CUTE!!!!

Kate-Have a wonderful week off doing absolutely nothing or everything. And as for getting away from technology? Let's see if you can do that. Ha ha ha. :-)

Oliag said...

"He must have been a beautiful baby..." couldn't have been truer! I want one of those dogs!

Enjoy your break...the short time I have been blogging I have come to realize how much a break could be needed...

Ava said...

Your photos are beautiful (I am a huge dog person). I grew up very close to the house you're living in; you're very lucky to be there!

Shimmy Mom said...

He is the cutest thing in the world. Give George an extra hug from me.
I hope that you are enjoying your break. Take care of yourself.
*hugs*

Shellmo said...

I loved seeing George as a puppy - so magnificent!! I hope you enjoy your blogging break and look forward to your return.

P.S. I pick up my Bernese pup at the end of the month - I think she's beautiful - but George still takes the cake! :-)

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