Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  I haven't blogged lately, but everything is going well and everyone is happy and healthy.  We had a late start to winter this year.  Our first snow came about a week and a half ago and it seems like it's been snowing off and on ever since.

It was a big storm and we got at least a foot and a half of snow.  At the start of the storm I saw a few birds searching around my empty feeder.  I filled it up and the next thing I knew all the neighborhood birds were at the feeder.  They are really pretty in the snow.

Zephyr and Astro had a blast romping in the snow as usual.  About two months ago Zephyr did pull a muscle in his left rear leg.  So, I guess we've had a small health issue.  It happened while he was behaving like a crazy pup flying through the house, spinning 360s, jumping and spinning on my bed, and ruffing it up with Astro.  It's actually a reoccurring injury, but this is the first time it's happened in almost two years, before his encephalitis.

Luckily, it hasn't been quite as bad as before.  I've been taking him for cold laser therapy to help it heal.  I'm not sure if it is helping.  He still gets sore some times.  Obviously it's not keeping him down much.  Actually I should try to keep him down a bit more.

But, it's hard to keep a good dog down.  It was so great to see them so happy playing in the snow again.  

A short video of them zooming around.  Sorry for the annoying focus motor noise.  I tried shooting the video on a motion tracking setting and it caused the focus to constantly adjust.

After a busy day of watching birds on the deck, dogs playing, and Mom clear snow Pablo needs to rest.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Sue said...

Loved seeing the boys playing out in the snow. It would have been nice to have some white stuff here, but we wouldn't have wanted that much:)

Today is actually brightening up, but we have a bitter wind.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Angela J. said...

Nice to see Zephr and Astro have so much fun in the snow! Our first snow this year turned icy and hard so we didn't get to enjoy it. Happy Holidays!

What Remains Now said...

So fun to see the boys having a blast. Hope Zephyr continues to heal well.

Claire Krigbaum said...

Merry Christmas guys! The boys look so happy. Sorry to hear there was a muscle pulled, hope it heals up quickly! Very beautiful snow you have! We just got some last night, Christmas night!

jet said...

They are so cute playing in the snow!! I think the closest my guys will get to that is soft sand on the beach ;)

houndstooth said...

It's so great to see them out there having fun! Bunny would love to join them, that's for sure. I feel like Pablo right now! lol

gyeong said...

So frisky in the snow. What fun. My guys did not run around in the cold rain. Pablo is a cutie.

Mr. Pip said...

Thank you SO MUCH for all your good wishes for my health!

I love the pictures in the snow - though I think Pablo has a good idea, too!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all of you! :D

Wow! Just look at all that gorgeous snow! What a blast you two had tearin it up :) Glad your leg's not holding you down Zephyr. Hope it heals up all the way for you soon!

Such a pretty site with the little birdies around their snow covered feeder :)

Waggin at ya,

Jennifer said...

Great photos! Look at them go! :)


Aragon greyhounds said...

I wish I wish I wish we had snow although recently it has been cold enough. They look like they are having SO much fun playing.

Declan said...

Oh boy do they look like they are having fun! Belated Happy New Year to you all! Deccy x