It’s been forever since I posted an update so I thought I would post some quick pictures I’ve taken.
Tobey and Baby Leo standing guard defending the house. Effects completed by Google Photos
Baby Leo – Galaxy S8 – Untouched
Took this picture on the way back from the dog park. I love the color. – Galaxy S8 – Untouched
Columbus Zoo – One of the new Polar Bear cubs (almost certain Nuniq) – Loved how he was chilling in the water – Galaxy S8 – Untouched
More Nuniq (in the water) and his sister Neva – Galaxy S8 – Google Photos with the black and white
Another from the Columbus Zoo. This was one of the sea turtles chilling in a corner. Looks like something out of Finding Nemo – Galaxy S8 – Untouched
Baby Leo and Tobey Boy – Tobey was playing with a toy and Leo wanted it. Managed to get them to sit still for just a second – Galaxy S8 – Untouched
This is from our first Fourth of July at our new house. Galaxy S8 – Untouched
Hope you enjoyed the photos and hopefully, I’ll start posting more on a regular basis than once a year.!
I was going through my blog dashboard tonight and stumbled across this article that I wrote a few months ago but never published. It’s a little rough, but enjoy.
I have the greatest two dogs known to man. Without Tobey, my life wouldn’t be as rich. I wouldn’t have a dedicated running companion and friend, and more importantly, I wouldn’t have met my wife. For those that don’t know the story, we met at the Alum Creek Dog Park during Pupapolooza because she had a weimaraner puppy named Lillian and I had Tobey. We started talking and the next thing we knew, we had a play-date set up and the rest is history.
The problem with the dogs is that they put on a magnificent facade by acting incredibly sweet and innocent while secretly being cold-blooded killers (especially the Blue (Lillian)). Take a look at the pictures below and try to say they aren’t some of the sweetest dogs you’ve ever seen….
As sweet as they are, the pups are still incredibly protective and territorial. So far this year, Lillian has a squirrel and multiple birds under her belt. In his lifetime, Tobey has tree’d multiple cats, chased many many deer, and also has a few birds and field mice on his resume. Their crowning achievement was a groundhog that they combined to kill two days before our wedding. I can say without question, this was the worst wedding present we received.
Tobey after killing a bird… admiring his work
As I mentioned…. worst wedding present ever
As much as I love the dogs, my only wish is that they could dispose of their prey far far away from the house.
Just a picture from Labor Day of Tobey wearing some sunglasses.
Editors note: I had this post written and ready to post and somehow ended up deleting it. I apologize for the delay in posts.
This is part 4 of my ongoing series of some of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken. If you are new to the blog, the previous posts are: Favorite Pictures, Dog Edition, and Tobey and Lillian Part 1. I encourage you to check them out and let me know what you think. I tend to take a lot of pictures of the pups because of how much they mean to my finance’ and I (we met at the dog park so without the pups….). Anyway, without further reading, I present part 2 of my favorite Tobey and Lillian photographs.
The first picture was taken at Christmas in 2011. Everyone was getting ready to open presents. We gave Lillian hers first so she wouldn’t be running around or scared by all the commotion. She didn’t leave her bed until the bully stick was finished. I love the look of pure joy on her face as well as the vibrant color.
The next picture is of Tobey running at full speed. Nothing makes Tobey happier than running at full speed. When he comes back, you can see the pure joy on his face. My finance’ and I think he would be a horrible hunter in the wild because he gets so excited when he sees or starts chasing something that he starts yelping in a really excited high pitched sound. What I like most about this picture is that you can see the pure force and speed. Another cool difference between the two pups… when Tobey runs, he puts every ounce of energy and passion into it… when Lillian runs, she is graceful like a gazelle and is much faster than Tobey. The contrast is really cool to witness.
Tobey absolutely hates baths. I can’t stress that enough. Giving him a bath is a two person job. One to make sure he doesn’t make a run for it and another to clean him…. However, when my niece was visiting and bath time came… all of a sudden, he got really jealous of all the attention she was getting. The look on my niece’s face is absolutely priceless. I don’t think she knows what to make of this big gray monster. I like to think this was Tobey being protective as weimaraners are some of the most loyal dogs there are.
The next picture was taken in a field near the house. I call it ‘See No Evil.’ I’m not sure what they thought they had, but they were fascinated with whatever it was. I like the whimsical nature of this picture. There are a million captions that could be made but really captures the friendship between the two weims.
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