THE PICTURES ON THIS PAGE WERE
TAKEN IN NOVEMBER, 2006
We had a little visitor last
month.  Her name is Lola.  During
the 3 weeks that she stayed at
our house while her "Mommy" was
in the hospital, Lola also became
one of "The Dogs In My Life".
Tara is the oldest of the
crew.  She recently turned
14 years old.  Tara is still
in very good health
considering all the years
she has behind her. Except
for turning whiter
everyday, she still acts like
a young pup most of the
time.
Dusty is probably very near Tara's
age.  She found her way into our
home in February of 1996 and was
estimated to be 2-3 years old at that
time.  Dusty also must have access to
an eternal "Fountain of Youth"
because she just never seems to age
at all.
Reno is 11 years old.  He had some problems
with arthritis earlier this year, but we have
it under control now with medication.  Reno
loves to play ball and also play with squeaky
toys when he's lucky enough to get one for
himself.
Serena is also 11 years old
now.  She also has a few
problems with arthritis but is
taking the same medication as
Reno and seems to be doing
very well.  She still gathers
whatever is mine and hides it
under the bed where she
sleeps at night.
Benji was born in 1996 making him 10 years
old.  He has only been living with us for a
couple years now and is very happy to be
here.  In these pictures he is showing off his
most recent haircut.  He's getting ready for
the holidays!
This is DeeDee who is now
9 1/2 years old.  Where has the time
gone?  These are the only 2 pictures
of DeeDee that you'll see on this
page.  She still absolutely HATES to
have her picture taken and hides
whenever she sees a camera.
Bailey is 8 years old.  She has lived with us for almost a year now.  She joins Rusty and Jennie in their love
of the swimming pool and squeaky toys.  Bailey is mother to Holly, Sarah, and Jennie.
Holly (left) and Sarah (right) are now
6 years old.  They are the two most
inactive Jack Russels I have ever met.  
We call them our "matching couch
potatoes".  As you can see, no matter
how many baths we give Sarah, she'd
still rather look like "pig pen".
Angel (left) and April (right) are now 5 1/2 years old.  They are DeeDee's two daughters.  No one can
believe that they are sisters!  Angel is the Powderpuff Chinese Crested and April is hairless like her mother.
Next we have Rusty (left) and Tucker (right) who are checking in at 4 years of age.  The two brothers are
very different indeed.  Rusty spends a lot of his time swimming and Tucker likes to play with the water
hose.  Tucker has recently had some back problems that are making him much less active than his brother.
Max (left) and his sister Amber
(right) are going to be 3 years old in
January.  They enjoy  spending their
time lying in the sunshine or playing
with their toys or with each other.  
Max is a big boy and outweighs his
little sister by over 10 pounds.
Last but not least we have Jennie, the baby of the family.  Jennie is 2 years old.
Unlike her couch potato older sisters, Sarah and Holly, Jennie likes spending time in the pool with Rusty
and her mother, Bailey.  Her most prized possession is a pair of rolled up dirty socks that she carries all
over the place with her.
Now that you've met everyone, let's
see what some of them are up to!
Ok, first we have the squeaky toy by
the water dish.  Not a problem - YET!
Next, we have the squeaky toy IN the
water dish.   Hmmmmm!
Now the fun can begin.  First, push the toy up
and down in the water to fill with water.
Second, pull it out and test it for
volume of water.   Serena's
thinking, "Oh-Oh".
Next step - squeeze all the water
out on the carpet.........
.......and then on the bedspread......and
then.....
.....dump it on top of the clothes in the laundry basket.  Glad those clothes were getting ready to go IN the
washing machine.  But wait....Mom put the clothes in the machine and left my toy in the basket.  Now what do
I do?  Jennie, HELP ME!
WOW, that was a close call.  Now I can go back and fill it up again!
NOW, ON TO THE SQUEAKY
TOY SAGA, PART 2
Oh, Bailey has a squeaky toy!

Reno wants a squeaky toy too!
Reno makes his wishes known.  
He wants a squeaky toy, and he
wants it NOW!

OK, Reno has a squeaky toy.
Bailey has two squeaky toys.  Oh my!
If looks could kill, Bailey wouldn't
be with us any longer.  
Oh good.  Bailey went to bed and
Reno has the squeaky toy!  
THE SQUEAKY TOY SAGA,
PART 3
Rusty & Jennie share a squeaky
toy.
Rusty gets a brand new squeaky
toy.
Rusty & Jennie share the brand new
squeaky toy!  Isn't Rusty a nice guy?
Rusty & Jennie took a swim
together and gave up squeaky
toys.

Max & Amber with their toys.  Tucker
looks on and supervises.
The "every morning ritual" featuring
Max & Amber.  "You scratch my
back and I'll scratch yours".
Amber looking "serious".  (Hey,
put that ear back down!)
Max as he's wondering what he can get into
next!
OK, NO MORE SQUEAKY TOY
STORIES.  JUST SOME
CANDIDS.
Rusty & Tucker
Serena
Tucker
Holly & Rusty
Bailey & her squeaky toy
Angel & her "Oscar the Grouch" look
April & her tongue
April enjoying the great outdoors


April making her presence known
April doing her portrayal of a Hunting Dog.  
(Check out that stance)
Must have been a full moon!
Yum!  Whatever that was, it sure was good!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2006
FROM "ALL THE DOGS IN MY LIFE"
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