Squirl's Nest

Saturday, April 29, 2006

She's growing up so fast

We went over to visit Ichabod's parents last night. I hadn't seen Annie for almost four weeks. I couldn't believe how big she's getting.



But she is still a puppy and loves to play. In fact, I'm lucky I got any shots at all because she doesn't stay still for long.


And she's still drinking.


She just loves to play outside. Her favorite outside toys are to go to the woodpile and choose a stick or hunk of bark.


This is what I meant about it being hard to get a good shot of her. You might not want to look at this in the large size. It's kinda scary.


Of course, I had to get a couple of flower shots. This first one is forget-me-nots. It's clear enough that you can look at it in the large size and see decent detail.


I got a picture of a redbud tree that I posted from the Sedona trip. Up here, in Michigan by the lakeshore, the buds aren't open yet. I'll try to get back and get a shot of them once they open, too.



Blogger SoozieQ said...

Awwwww, she IS getting so big! What a pretty girl though (well 'cept for that one nasal cavity picture ;-)

Sat Apr 29, 01:23:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

SoozieQ, thanks. I almost deleted the nasal cavity picture, but then I decided it was too funny and had to share it. :)

Sat Apr 29, 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Awwwwww, fluffy girl!!! And her nose is wet and cold, just like it's s'posed to be! Good girl, Annie!!! Brizzy sends some butt-sniffs and some wiggles.

Sat Apr 29, 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Annie looks like such a cuddly baby.

And a drunk.

Just how I like 'em.

Sat Apr 29, 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, I'll make sure I tell her next time I'm over there. Of course, she reciprocates. :)

Bucky, cuddly and drunk, huh? Okay, that could work.

Sat Apr 29, 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Oh wow--is she ever growing! She's losing that puppy-look but probably still chock full of energy!!

I LOVE the forget-me-nots! That has to be one of my very favourite flowers...maybe I should plant some in my planters...

Sat Apr 29, 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, yes, she still has all of that puppy energy, hence the nose shot. :)

I love those little flowers. I forgot to tell everyone that Annie dug one of them up and had to be chased down to get that little clump back. She has no remorse.

Sat Apr 29, 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I just want to hug that big 'ole pup! So cute! I can't believe how much she's grown either... seems like only a blink ago she was little!

Those forget-me-nots make me wish I had my camera handy for the wild violets I saw out on the trails today. I'm glad I can live vicariously through the eyes of your OBB!

Sat Apr 29, 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Nice nose shot.
Was that before or after the beer?

Sun Apr 30, 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger August95 said...

Wow she sure is growing. They get big way to fast.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for checking in on me.

Sun Apr 30, 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, where were you walking on Saturday? Ich and I went to Lamoreaux Park. Lots of pretty violets and other gorgeous wildflowers out. I'll have to get my act together and post those now.

MD, actually, it was before. She's just a puppy spaz. :)

August, they do grow up too fast. You have a great weekend, too! Hope you're doing okay.

Sun Apr 30, 08:38:00 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I suppose you're saving the nasal cavity picture to show Annie's dates (when she's old enough of course) to embarass her?

Sun Apr 30, 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I was on the white pine trail that I took Ich on last year when we took that trip to Rockford. You guys should take a drive up to Belmont and catch the trail there and go up to Rockford - it's 4 miles but the trail overlooks several cool ravines and there are even some mini-waterfalls visible right now. When the foliage fully leafs out, ya can't see 1/2 of the cool stuff down there.

Sun Apr 30, 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

We have a lot of nose shots like that too. Z actually got a wonderful nose shot of Hairry, that looks like those "The Dog" greeting cards.

Sun Apr 30, 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Squirl, my sister
Happy Birthday to you!

(And ahem, I am actually purty pleased with mydamnself for remembering ;)

I love you. BIG HUGS.

(oh, and um, I'll be very embarrassed if I'm wrong; but I think I'm right.)

lelcat: no, she's not a lel cat, she's a lel squirl.

Sun Apr 30, 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Sister Susie beat me to the punch!

Happy Birthday to you
Your sister lives in a zoo

Um, not even getting into the "monkey" issue, though.

I love you, sis, even though you used to beat me mercilessly when we were children.

OK, that's not true. She beat me with great amounts of mercy.

Sun Apr 30, 05:47:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

happy birthday squirl :)

hope you had a great day

Sun Apr 30, 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, so nice to see you here! Yes, I think she'll be very embarrassed. You know that her betrothed is Eclectic's dog, Brizzy, right?

Chia, that sounds like a good walk.

thshmom, that was a first for me. It was too funny to not post.

Susie!!! So happy to see you, too! And it IS my birthday. Thank you for coming and singing to me. I love you and many BIG HUGS back to you, sis. lelsis :)

Bucky, are you saying you live in a zoo? Does it have anything to do with the cats and dogs?

I never beat you and you know it. Of course, the was the occasional spanking...


Dawn, thank you!

Sun Apr 30, 07:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

The word is out that someone is having a birthday. Hopefully it's not some kind of rumor or urban legend and more importantly, hopefully it's a happy birthday.

Sun Apr 30, 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Happy Holy-shit-I-love-me-some-brownies birthday!

Sun Apr 30, 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, it's no urban legend. Having a very wonderful birthday today. Everybody coming 'round to say hi makes it even better. Thanks!

Sun Apr 30, 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, you snuck in whilst I was answering Bone Machine. Thanks! :)

Sun Apr 30, 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Speaking of someone growing up soooo fast, I heard it through the grapevine that TODAY is someone's BIRTHDAY! Happy Birthday Squirl!
Go over to my site and insert your name into the Happy Birthday singin--it's for you too!

Hugs & here's to many more happy years!

When's the party start??!!

Sun Apr 30, 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

Bucky says it's your 21st birthday. i think it's so cool that you count in Celsius ...

Happy Barfday, Squirlliegirl!

Sun Apr 30, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Those packaging bastards travel in packs, like a roving gang of street thugs or the cast of Up With People.

Sun Apr 30, 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...


Sun Apr 30, 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...


Bucky told me it was your birfday.
Happy 21st and don't forget the tasty beer. ;oD

You crazy kid, you...

Sun Apr 30, 09:57:00 PM  
Blogger Madame D said...

Happy Birthday!
Now, go have a drink with the dog.

P.S.-I LOVE the nose shot.
It's the view I most often get of dogs...that, and an ass in the face.

Mon May 01, 01:50:00 AM  
Blogger Jomama said...

Happy Birthday, Squirl!

Mon May 01, 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Happy Birthday, Squirl-Bob!

Mon May 01, 09:39:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, party? Well, I did have a glass of wine last night. Thanks!

Nilbo, I can take that remark graciously as I know you're older than I am. :) Thanks!

Bone, I will remember that. The packaging group travels in packs. Sounds kinda dangerous and skeery.

Jess, thanks sis-in-law!

MD, I had wine, does that count? Annie will stick to beer. Thanks!

Madame DeBarge, hi! Thanks, the dog would love to share a beer. That nose shot cracked me up. She moves too fast.

Jomama, thanks, hon!

Mon May 01, 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuu
You blog in a zooooooo
You look a little bit like Bucky....
But that's okay, 'cause you're family!
::end singing::

Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday, Squirl. Hope it was wonderful!

Love and hugs to you, my friend.

Mon May 01, 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Annie is such a sweetie.

Those forget-me-nots are gorgeous! I don't think I've ever really seen them before, or at least if I have seen them, I haven't known what they were. Cool!

Great photo! very clear.

Mon May 01, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

cHappy Birthday! :)

Mon May 01, 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I missed you there. Thanks!

Ladybug, I LOVE your birthday song. :) I had a wonderful birthday. And everyone here only makes it better. Love and hugs right back.

Danielle, you'd love Annie. Girlie-girl probably wouldn't, but, that's the way things go. Those forget-me-nots are very tiny flowers, they're easy to overlook.
Thanks for the e-card!

CK, thanks! And thanks for the picture, too. Hahahahaha

Mon May 01, 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

A day late and a dollar short (as usual)!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Mon May 01, 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Don't you wish they could stay puppies forever?

Mon May 01, 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Happy Belated Birthday Squirl! I hope you had a good one.

Mon May 01, 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

OMG, my own sister, and I missed your birthday??? Gah! April 30 is also my brother's birthday. What? Are you two twins and all this time I never knew? Happy Spankings, and many returns!!!

Mon May 01, 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, I'm just pleased that you're here! Thanks!

Kranki, I do. Well, I do until they're chewing things up and acting like crazy little fools. :)

Soozie, thanks! I did.

Eclectic, well I didn't advertise it, either. So your brother is an April 30 baby, too? That's cool. As far as being twins, well, not that I know of. That would make us blood sisters, though. :) Thanks!

Mon May 01, 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

So...get any birthday booty?

What? I meant presents, you sickos!

Mon May 01, 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, I thought you were getting a little personal there for a second.

Um, yes, I got presents. :)

Mon May 01, 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

I'm late for the party and the birthday wishes. And I knew it was your birthday . . . we had just talked about it in Sedona. Well I am wishing you a wonderful year, filled with joy & love! The pictures are great, love the Annie pictures and flower pictures. Hope you had a great birthday! Sending you hugs and Mateo nips. :)
P.S. the nose one made me laugh!

Tue May 02, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you, Nina! I'm glad you liked the pictures. Give Mateo a kiss for me.

Tue May 02, 02:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

No matter how big or old they get, dogs are always puppies at heart. Rather like many men I know—and Bucky.

Wed May 03, 12:23:00 AM  

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