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!