Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last day of January and its 60 degrees outside.

We look to be setting another record in strange weather here. Not only have we had just a half inch of snow but we've had warm weather and lots of rain. That means cabin fever to the Rottweilers and they are all dealing with the stress in their typical fashions. Taking naps.
Yesterday, Mom pulled a fast one on our sleeping baby Ruff. She walked past him and woke him up with a big hug and a kiss.
After his rude awakening, Ruff just stared at the camera.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Where did our Winter go?

I can't speak for the rest of the country but in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati region this Winter has so far been literally a wash out. Today is a perfect example. Right now we are drying out from a light rain with outside temps in the mid-50's. Heavier rain due back tonight and tomorrow with expected temperatures in the 60's. What to do at one o'clock in the afternoon? Watch more television. Hey, Gunsmoke is on the local retro tv channel 5.2. Even though its not in hi-def Ruff seems to like it anyway.
Everyone else is taking a nap. Oh well, its almost time to make lunch. That should wake everyone up.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rottweiler watching television.

That's Ruff totally entranced with a very energetic dog competition, the Purina 2011 Incredible Dog Challenge. Only hope he could learn something watching other dogs doing it, like jumping and catching a Frisbee or running and jumping into a swimming pool. Oh, well, we'll just have to love him for what he is.
  Now if only we could get him to not block the television.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

WOW (?) Our first snow of the Winter.

This has been a disappointing Winter to say the least. Last week we had several day time temperatures in the high 50s along with a few more days of rain. The Rottweilers have been anxious for snow and I could tell by the way they sniff the air when they're outside at night. Today we finally got some. Nothing much but at least a half inch gave them something to enjoy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hugs and kisses.

Every once in awhile Ruff seems to know when his Mom needs some special attention. Like last night, for no reason, Ruff went up to Jackie and  she leaned over and gave him a big hug. Ruff responded by giving her a big kiss. They both seemed to enjoy it. My wife has had Alzheimer's for some 4 years now and both Ruff and Axl seem very attentive towards her. The two boys have been a big help to me keeping her company.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Love in the afternoon.

I just took these pictures of my baby Rottweiler Ruff lying on the couch next to his Mom.
Hey, Mom, its getting late and I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.


Happy New Year, better late than never. A look back at 2011.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and had a safe New Year's. I was asked why there are so many pictures here taken indoors and if you consider what our weather was like here last year you might understand. The year 2011 had an historic record breaking year for rain. The normal annual rainfall in the Cincinnati tri-state area is about 43 inches of rain and last year Cincinnati had its wettest year with 73.28 inches. That shatters the old historical record of 57.58 inches. Along with a Spring that was literally a wash out we had a Summer with a long run of 90+ heat. Neither of which made it very comfortable to be outside.

Hopefully 2012 will be better and we can take some outdoor photos.