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finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Thursday, March 12, 2009

rainy day



our chessies
bronte' jane, the dark chocolate
buster brown, milk chocolate

35 comments:

Darla said...

They blend in with the sofa! Very beautiful dogs, their coats are so shiny, must be very healthy!

ShySongbird said...

What beautiful dogs, they are gorgeous. I don't think I could imagine life without a dog.

Seeing Monet's Lady With Parasol on your sidebar makes me feel very at home as we have a copy on our sitting room wall!

grammy said...

I have been hoppin around today saying hi here and there. Your dogs are so pretty. we had a black lab for awhile...loved it, but what a handful. It was our sons dog, so he went to live with him. I am tempted to get myself a lab (o:

Cheryl said...

They are lovely dogs Marmee....you can see by the light in their eyes how healthy they are.....

Wonderful names by the way......

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your Chessies are gorgeous animals. They remind me of my Chocolat Lab, Mishka. I had him for 15 years. I miss him even though he has been gone about 5 years. I can't forget those beautiful eyes and soft ears.

Susie said...

You have such pretty dogs. Poor Bronte looks sad that she can't go out and play.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! They look so happy.

marmee said...

darla that is actually their bed a very large one. they both weigh about 80 pounds. they are treated good and eat organically.

marmee said...

shysongbird,
dogs are wonderful, sometimes i get in over my head with animals, it is a weakness.

i love monet's paintings and need him around for ispiration.

marmee said...

grammy,

our dogs get regular exercise and then they are quite well behaved. on days like today with all the rain they are definitely restless and a little mischievous. we love our chesapeake bay retrievers. they are water dogs by nature and are fowl hunters. but ours are just companions. i would highly recommend with the understanding they need plenty of outdoor time and exercise.
i am glad you found your way to "things i love". welcome grammy!

marmee said...

cheryl,
thank you, these dogs are treated very well and fed well too. they are part of the family.
we have so much fun with the names of these two.

marmee said...

lisa,

our dogs are in our hearts forever. i have a 14 year old that has been so healthy until christmas but she is better now. i have no idea what i am going to do when she is gone. my dh calls her my shadow.

marmee said...

susie,
believe me i wish they could go out. just had my house cleaned yesterday and today muddy footprints everywhere but i guess that is what wood floors are for.
bronte' can throw those sad eyes at you, yes she can.

marmee said...

wendy,
thank you we are very fond of our dogs and spoil them a bit. they are glad to have each other, too. the older one, who is not picture, because she hates the flash doesn't want to be bothered by these two young whipper snappers.

Meems said...

Love that Buster Brown... and Bronte... well, she grows on ya. Great capture of them together... being them.
*hugs*

tina said...

They are gorgeous!

Deb said...

Such beauties! I love their little monogrammed sofa - it looks very comfy.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Rain or shine, you can tell they are ready for anything.
Marnie

Bren said...

Beautiful buddies.... I bet they help you in the garden! ;-)
Happy Friday!

Rusty in Miami said...

Cute dogs and they have perfect names, my dog Rosie is not permitted on the couch, but it is her favorite place to sleep when we are not looking. Aren’t dogs great.

marmee said...

meems,
you know i have to get a picture of bronte' doing something good so i can keep that in my head, instead of seeing all my outdoor cushions destroyed one by one. our whole side yard looks like a white chicken got plucked because of that sweet dog getting a feathered pillow. jesse's last set of books were in the field next to our house(i am glad they shrink wrapped them) otherwise they would have been gonners.
but that buster's a keeper. bronte' just passed the one year mark in feb. so hears hoping for a little maturity in her.

marmee said...

tina,
thank you. i hope your day is going great and looking forward to the weekend.

marmee said...

deb,
their bed/sofa takes up a lot of floor space but they look so cute and comfy when they are actually laying on it.
have a great weekend, deb.

marmee said...

bren,
they are beauties and good watch dogs. they keep the coyotes at bay and i think the deer are less likely to come around because of them.

marmee said...

rusty,
our 80 plus pound dogs are not allowed on the furniture either. but we had that bed on the floor made for them so they would be comfy. rosie is a cute name. we also have a maggie. she is camera (flash) shy.

Gail said...

Your pups are beautiful~~and I can hear from your conversations that they are dear to your heart and very much a HUGE part of your family. gail

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, Marmee. I looked at one of my blogs where I keep extra photos of the garden and found you had left me a comment in January. I haven't posted in this blog since July last year...so, I apologise for not getting back to you sooner.

I mostly post on my main blog and my current post is at

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/03/coming-in-from-cold.html

I love your two dogs. They are so beautiful and look very much at home on that chair...and I love their names :)

marmee said...

dear gail,
yes they are a big part of our lives. they are feeling a little bit of cabin fever with all this rain. our dry creek bed is high with running water today. i am sure your project is on hold too.

marmee said...

wildlife gardener,
i will check out your other blog.
thanks for your kind comments on the dogs. we take naming our pets very serious. they are both feeling a little restless because we have had rain for so many days.

Dani said...

My daughter would love your doggies!! Very cute!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Marmee~~ I finally found your blog. Your dogs are beautiful. Shiny coats and I love their ears. I've always had a fondness for dog ears. They're so soft and furry. :)

marmee said...

dani,
our daughter loves these dogs too.

marmee said...

grace p,
was my blog lost>? lol!
glad you could find me again.
these dog ears are very soft and they have a fondness for someone petting them.

NCmountainwoman said...

What lovely dogs. We had some much needed rain recently as well. Our girls don't care much for it.

marmee said...

ncmt woman,

glad you decided to stop by the "things i love".
we had a couple of sunshiny days and the rain is expected again.
at least we got the gardens tilled.
my dogs actually are water dogs but i hate all the muddy footprints on the wood floors.
my dh said that's way people used to have dirt floors, lol.