Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011! Some photos we took today, December 27th, in front of our cabin and of Hoss playing in the snow.

Hoss and Bill

Hoss loves to eat snow and dive into it head first, every chance he gets.

Best stack photo Mom could get. Hoss is usually on the move outdoors.

Handsome boy!

Even in the winter, Hoss has collected sticks for his stick yard.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hoss Figures Out Daddy Is Leaving On A Business Trip Again

I don't like the looks of this one bit, Paw! You're not going on another business trip are you, Daddy?
Oh, no, you are leaving on another trip. BUMMER!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Hoss is 1 Year Old Today, Happy Birthday, Hossey

Happy Birthday from Hoss and us to all the Story/Nero August 2, 2009 pups! Hi from Hossey to Sarah, proud 'LilMomma! We hope all the new puppies and their future homes and people enjoy their Story/Nero 2010 puppies as much as we enjoy our sweet Hossey boy. He is our big, teddy bear, loves to play big goof, that we love very much!!

Photo Taken August 1, 2010, Hoss finding a cool place to hang out on a hot day.

In the loft of our cabin, Hoss is in his 'Hossey's Hideaway, Ole!', which is behind the sofa where the high pitch roof line comes down behind the sofa and makes a little place where he likes to go and can see what is happening downstairs. The pine posts are part of the stairway that goes downstairs.

This photo was taken mid June a few days before we moved. Hoss actually stayed at a nice boarding place while we did the UHaul truck moving, and he enjoyed playing with several other dogs at the kennel. In the photo he is enjoying a bully stick amongst all the packing and chaos, and sea of boxes. Isn't it amazing how much older he looks in the more recent photos (the other two photos in this post)--taken just six weeks later!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Cute Hossey Story

Sarah, this story is especially for you.

Each night when we go to bed, Hoss has his nylabone and donut toy to sleep with. In a previous post (Lovey Puppy In The Morning), we described how in the morning Hoss takes each toy to the living room, drops it and waits for us to come give him lots of praise.

Well, the other afternoon, Hoss picked up his donut toy on the living room floor and took it to the bedroom and then immediately turned around and raced out to the living room with the donut toy in his mouth. He dropped the donut toy on the living room floor and looked up at us with his happy Hossey face, waiting to be praised.

Of course, we made a big deal about it and gave him lots of praise and lovey puppy affection.

This shows how smart these Shiloh Shepherd dogs are! Hoss figured all this out on his own. This also shows how praise motivated he is, which is great for training and having a loving, loyal companion.

After Hoss received lots of praise for taking his donut toy to the living room on his own, he was all excited and proud, and started the racing through the house zoomies. We cracked up laughing. He loves to play!

Like Father, Like Son

Like his father Nero, Hoss likes to eat his kibbles lying down. After finishing his kibbles, he gets his mush, and either some sardines or raw chopped up chicken livers and yogurt, and then a couple raw chicken wings to munch on. Yum, yum!

We measured Hoss a couple days ago, and he is 31 inches tall.

Exploring Around His New BC Cabin

Happy Hossey in the tall grass with a stick. What more could a puppy want!
Found some nice birch tree bark to chew on.

The Hoss expression. Maybe he sees a bird in the trees, that we haven't spotted yet.

Lots of new smells to experience.

The nose leads, and the body follows.
Hossey can hardly wait until we move into his new Cabin in June!