Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Fun!

Wow, I cannot  believe it has been 25 days since we have posted anything. I'm sort of glad though, it means I unplugged and spent time with family and friends, enjoying the holiday season. Zinfandel learned that the holidays can be super fun, especially when you celebrate Christmas twice and there is a lot of travel involved. The girl put in 3000 road miles between Nov. 12th and Dec. 24th. Enjoy the past month through our photos. and Happy New Year to each of you.

End of the world party.

Minnesota Christmas

First Christmas present. She gently strips one section of paper off, spits it out and then grabs another until the gift is fully unwrapped, gives it to Kristi to take out of the packaging and then takes it back. She did this with all of her gifts, what a good girl!

That was fun!

The stockings were hung with care...........Christmas Eve in Colorado.
Zinfandel enjoys her new bed and Chardonnay sleeps in hers after a big day celebrating.

I really love this new bed, thanks, Uncle Brian and Uncle Steve!

At the Denver Museum of Natural History to visit Pompeii.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Girls are Back......

 On Friday, Kristi met Brian in Des Moines and picked up Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The girls had a big weekend!

Sleeping is the best way to past the time when driving in the car!
We're here!
Bringing the stick back, together is more fun.

Chardonnay is one happy puppy.

What's that noise?

Happy Puppies!

We can do this all day, well we got to do it for 2 hours on Sat. and 2 hours on Sunday!

Here comes Super Dog, Chardonnay!

Taking a break.

All ready for Christmas.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunshine Award

The girls will be back, tomorrow afternoon. We are so excited to have Zinfandel home and to spend more time with Chardonnay! In the meantime, Hannah of Days with Dante, has awarded us the Sunshine award. Thanks, Hannah!

Here are the questions:

What is your favorite holiday movie?
  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, it's the only movie we can all quote over and over! 

What is your favorite flower?  Lily

What is your favorite drink?  I should say Zinfandel, but
in truth it's Cabernet.
 What is your passion?  Giving back and volunteering. Thanks, Lee for working so hard so I can do this!

What is your favorite time of the year?  Fall

What is your favorite time of the day?  Early morning, just as the sun is rising.

 What is your favorite physical activity?  Swimming, but not laps, in a body of water for fun.

What is your favorite vacation spot?  There are so many......

And now it's time for me to award.  I am awarding YOU.  If you are reading this, you are now awarded!  Take the award on you blog, copy the rules, answer the question and have some fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Missing Zinfandel

Lee and Kristi are off on a cruise for the Thanksgiving week. So, Zinfandel is spending some time with sister Chardonnay. It's been less than 24 hours and we miss her so much! Hope she is being good, having fun and learning lots.
Driving Denver to Kansas City - Are we there yet?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mirorr Mirror on the Floor

We are getting ready to paint the entryway and hallway of CO home. We already know Zinfandel is pretty good about staying out of a room we paint, as Kristi painted the family room in MN, last month. So, today Kristi took everything off the walls in preparation. The large mirror that hangs on the wall is on Kristi's office floor. Look who found it and found another dog.
You're a pretty dog, what's your name?

Look at that, your tail wags when my tail wags.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Squeaky Toys on T.V.

Last night we were watching one of our all time favorite shows. When the dog on the show began chewing his squeaky toy. Zinfandel was in a deep sleep at our feet. She shot up and stared at the t.v. She has been known to watch t.v. with us. And last night every time the dog chewed the toy she would jump up and watch the t.v. Finally, it drove her so crazy she had to go get one of her own toys. Super cute, if you ask us.
Watching the dog on t.v.

Squeaky Lamb and bone.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zinfandel's First Snow

This morning Zinfandel and Kristi went for a walk in what was Zinfandel's first experience with measurable snow. As predicted, she LOVES the snow. More on the way tonight, so she's going to enjoy the next couple of days very much.
Good sit-stay on a wet cold sidewalk.

She's on a slope, not the camera.

Almost a sit in the snow.

Found the toy in the snow.

Funny face!

Friday, October 19, 2012


I'm glad this blog doesn't have smell, I stink after a big play at the DP!

Enjoying the fall sun.

Playing with 'Bear' after my bath.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Urgent Care Visit

Lee has been coughing for weeks now and has a hectic travel schedule coming up. So finally he agreed it would be wise to go to Urgent Care on the way to the airport. We were in the waiting area and had no issues. However, as we went to go back into the exam rooms, both duty nurses had issues with Zinfandel going back. One nurse asked if she was a service dog (yes her Puppy in Training Vest was on and visible), so we started to explain the situation. After much discussion, Kristi and Zinfandel decided it would be best for everyone to head back to the waiting area. We are in the process of educating the management of the situation in hopes that no one truly needing to take their service animal back to the exam area with them will encounter this same issue. It's just so sad the lack of education out there in the world.
In the waiting area.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Running Errands

Yesterday, Kristi and Zinfandel ran a whole bunch of errands and went to a business lunch. Zinfandel is such a trooper and did very well including sleeping under the table at lunch with no one really knowing she was under the table. YAY! However, Zinfandel is definitely in her fear period. We went through the car wash and she wasn't to keen on it at first. With a few pieces of kibble and lots of "What a good girl" from Kristi she was ok by the end of it. But we will probably need to test it out again.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Outing

There is a debate in our household about the best place for fall, Colorado or Minnesota. We were in MN during the peak colors and decided it would be a good outing for Zinfandel. We also wanted to post some photos for Sarah of Operation Puppy Raiser, since she is missing her WI fall.
St. Croix River

Looking south towards Stillwater, MN

Getting ready to go into the visitor's center.

In the visitor's center.

Trying to figure out where the frog noises are coming from.

Above the dam on the St. Croix.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chardonnay is Back Home

Chardonnay is back with Steve and Brian! We miss her, but look forward to her next visit in December.

Football Sunday, Ah!

Back to the office.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Naps and Toys

After training or going out on a training adventure, Zinfandel and Chardonnay always seem ready for a nap. Today was the pet store, grocery store and liquor store. Can you guess Zinfandel's favorite?
Zinfandel is thrilled with the loot she got on her outings today.

We should go on this type of outing more often.

Sisters nap together.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Days Make Better Play Days

Weekends are the best, Lee and Zinfandel get to play and sleep all day!

Chardonnay loves her Fire Hose won at PUPS Days!

Chardonnay is always such a happy puppy!