Category Archives: Gizmo

Giz­mo the won­der pup. The Bou­vi­er des Flandres. 

Hello, my name is Gizmo.

This is my baby picture.

I will, no doubt pay for this when he's 3 years old.

too damned cute for school

Lara took it a cou­ple of weeks ago when she and Jim came to vis­it us. No doubt when I am old­er I will wish that I hadn’t post­ed it here. But for now I hope you enjoy it and all of the others.

Here’s some video of us play­ing tug.

Pups play with tug toy from lar­isa har­riger on Vimeo.

We sent hours play­ing and chas­ing each oth­er and hav­ing our pic­tures tak­en. Boy were we all tired by the time the sun was going down.

who requested turn-down service?

all fall down

In a cou­ple of weeks I’ll be at my new home on the west side of the moun­tains where it is cool­er and there is a lot more grass. I’ll have to share the house with some cats, but there will only be one oth­er dog and there will be inter­est­ing ani­mals in the pas­ture and new places to go and new peo­ple to meet. I think it will be fun. And maybe a lit­tle scary. I’m sure my folks will take good care of me.

Going Home

July 21st. The big day.

He was just wait­ing for us to come for him.

yup, it's me.

Just Wait­ing for You to Say the Word

There was some play time. All the young­sters get­ting in on it. There’s a pile of chew toys under there somewhere.

all those puppy butts!

Pup­py Playtime

Susan showed us a lit­tle of what the boy could do. Here he’s start­ing a Down.

um, it's going to where?

Down, Fol­low­ing a Treat

He sits so very hard. As if sheer deter­mi­na­tion will get big­ger, bet­ter cookies.

i'm sitting, i'm sitting, i'm sitting

Extras?

It was a long ride home. Giz­mo gets car sick. He’s a pret­ty good sport about it, but it’s not how he likes to spend the day.

Once home he had a good run around the work yard and got some treats.

really? aren't all four paws supposed to be on the ground?

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Met the old dog.

hey, what's that big floppy thing you brought home?

Meet­ing Dee-Dee

Posed for a nice por­trait. My Two Dudes

handsome!

Jim and Gizmo

Had a real­ly wild run from the barn to the rock wall and back and forth chas­ing Jim.

exrecise

Run­ning Laps

He can real­ly get the ears and lips and tongue flying.

::snork::

Def­i­nite­ly Some Sort of UFO

Then got to wade in the bucket.

splash

Buck­ets are for Wading…

drink it? nu huh.

Right? Oh, Drinking…

That wet dog look is one that we’re get­ting used to.

i wanted to be a water dog

All Wet

This isn’t going to be quite as cute in Jan­u­ary. No, he isn’t going to give up play­ing in the buck­ets just because it’s 30 degrees out­side instead of 90.

ahhhh

Relax-Mode

At the end of the day — at the end of almost every day. He smiles.

and I like your tile

Hap­py Pup­py Smiles

Puppy, Puppy, Puppy

(edit — this is old. I mean, real­ly. The pup­py already lives with us. It’s utter chaos.)

I didn’t intend it to hap­pen this way. I mean, I did intend to some day, per­haps not too long from now, get anoth­er Bou­vi­er. But not right now. Except that right now is how it hap­pened. Or will hap­pen. Real Soon Now.

Ivan passed away on April 4th. Sud­den­ly. It was all a bit dra­mat­ic and unpleas­ant and, well, unfor­tu­nate. So I wrote to Susan to let her know. And then it all hap­pened. There were pup­pies. And one male unspo­ken for. And Jim and I talked about it and… and…

in the words of my friend S. Pup­py, pup­py, pup­py. She’s also the one who said, omg _eyebrows_

So here we are with a pup­py in-bound and I gave away all of my baby gates to peo­ple with actu­al­ly babies and the ex-pens last held sheep and the crates are bro­ken down and stored in the barn and the old lady dog will not know what hap­pened to her qui­et, order­ly, bor­ing life.

We vis­it­ed last week­end. They were 712 weeks old and goofy and adorable in the way that Bou­vi­er pup­pies are. I have pic­tures and video to prove it.

 

 

Pool Time

Giz­mo was born in Yaki­ma. It’s hot in Yaki­ma. He learned to love play­ing in a wad­ing pool.

Late­ly we’ve had some almost East­ern Wash­ing­ton tem­per­a­tures. So we’ve got­ten our own wad­ing pool out.

1st Away Game

before we can switch from pup­py nose work (cook­ies and box­es) Giz­mo needs to do 6 search­es away from home or the train­ing facility. 

this is loca­tion one. the park next to the train depot and the police sta­tion in Duvall. we did two search­es one along the path and one along the rock wall. shown here. 

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2nd Away Game

after obe­di­ence class. no he’s not very good at it. an before a bor­ing car rode to lyn­nwood to retrieve a for­got­ten cred­it card we did a quick 2 search­es on a load­ing dock behind the Barnes and noble in Wood­inville. we had an audi­ence for the sec­ond search. G was unimpressed. 

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Fooling Around with a New Camera

We’ve got a new cam­era on the farm and I’m work­ing out the kinks in my fin­gers — they still remem­ber the old cam­era… Today I took some pic­tures around the farm.

white sheep

Dot — the old­est of our sheep.

buff colored chicken

Yel­low Hen Has Scary Eyes

borwn alpaca head

Dorky Alpaca

Bouvier des Flandres head shot

The Big Dog Watch­ing Me

napping Bouvier des Flandres

The Big Dog More Relaxed