Friday, January 14, 2011

Zephyr's 4th Birthday

The Sweetest Face!!!
Zephyr had his 4th Birthday on January 6.  It's hard to believe he is four, most of the time it seems like he's still a puppy.  He had a fun day.  We went for a long walk in the afternoon and after dinner we all had some pumpkin pie.  Yum!  

Right before the New Year we had a good snow storm so Zephyr and Astro have had a lot of fun playing in the snow.  I never get tired of watching them play.

They never seem to get tired of playing in the snow either.  One of the funnest things I like to do is to run downhill in deep snow, kind of like glissading, you can jump really far and the landing is so soft.  So, I can understand why they think it's a blast too.

I usually don't make them wear their jackets because they stay plenty warm running around.  But we had a few days of high temperatures in the teens and low twenties, cold for us. 
Laughing Hyena's?
I just want to know what these two are saying to each other?  

Astro Catches Some Air!

On the day our high temperature reached a balmy 15 degrees I took the boys out for a walk around the neighborhood.  I had them wear their booties, which combined with all the snow made them extra skippy.  Wee!

Happy Little Mountaineer!

Happy Big 4 Year Old Mountaineer!


Sue said...

What fab photos.

Happy Belated Birthday Zephyr. You stay young and beautiful.

My Song wants some of thoe boots.

houndstooth said...

Happy Birthday, Zephyr! Bunny just turned four in November and I'm so happy with what a sweetheart she's become. There was quite a bit of sighing as the girls admired the boys working out in their gear! Does Astro have a pack of his own yet?

IHeartDogs said...

Happy Birthday Handsome Zephyr!!

Kinipella said...

Your pictures are just wonderful! They both look so happy! I sure wish Ferguson liked playing in the snow :( He wants nothing more than to get back inside asap!

Hiking Hounds said...

No pack for Astro yet, but I get him one soon. He's worn Zephyr's a few times though. Zephyr has really matured in the last year too. He's actually a lot calmer and I think even more affectionate. I think having Astro has made him so happy. Not that he wasn't happy before, but I think it helped him feel more confident and "centered", if that possible for a dog.

Too bad the boys and girls can't go on a hiking double date. Zephyr says he would love to help Bunny train for her race.

Lauren said...

Yay! Happy Birthday, Zephyr! No birthday is complete without pumpkin pie :-D Bernie is drooling right now...LOL!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

Happy Birthday Zephyr--what fabulous pictures! The Mango minster people's choice votes are not posted yet, thank you so much for asking--and don't worry, you don't REALLY need to vote, it is just a silly on line contest and we don't really take it too serious! hehehe

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

And by the way--four is a big deal, especially for us bigger dogs! enjoy your day beautiful Zephyr

whygreyhounds said...

Happy Birthday Zephyr! You look like you had an awesome time!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Happy Birthday Zephyr. You're just a bit younger than Beryl. She's never experienced snow and probably never will:) But it sure looks like you guys had the best time. I love the coats and boots. Stunning.

Sarah Regan Snavely said...

Happy Birthday, Zephyr! Love the photos...

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday!
Wow, you have quite the gear for your pups.. Where are those boots from? Looks like they would stay on well.