Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Chillaxed Fourth

As happens each year in Portland, summer finally decided to show up (for good, we hope) over the 4th of July weekend.  It was a pretty low-key 4th for us people; with it being Hurley's first, I wanted to chill at home and help him relax during all the bangs & booms.

We also were dog-sitting this weekend and hosted Maggie's doppelganger, Olive.

I told the hubster we should have Black & Tans on the 4th to celebrate our bi-colored pack for the weekend!

Olive was the perfect houseguest.  Olive's an only dog so our house was a bit overwhelming for her.   She doesn't know quite how to play with other dogs.  But even though she wasn't sure what to make of Hurley, she did an awesome job being tolerant of my dogs' craziness.  Her presence also seemed to calm my pack down a bit, which was key on Monday.  Through all the bangs & booms, Hurley napped and wasn't fazed in the slightest.  Maggie & Sadie were fairly relaxed as well - just insisting on laying right next to us through the evening and refusing to go outside at 10pm for their bathroom break.  No panting or pacing here!  Thanks Olive for showing my dogs how to chillax on the holiday!

It was my goal to get a bunch of pictures showing how ridiculously similar Olive & Maggie are but alas, Olive was much happier napping on her bed than partaking in the photo shoot.  Instead, here's some of Hurley torturing playing with my girls.


  1. Hi Y'all,

    Looks like your pack had a great Independence Day!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. Wow, Hurley's gotten so big!!

  3. Look at that little curly tail! By next year he'll be towering over the others!

  4. I love those mirror-image photos. I wonder if the dogs ever get confused from afar like we might?