Saturday, December 25, 2010

Charlie chasing snow:)

This was a couple weeks ago, Britney and Charlie have been getting along pretty well! (Britney is the one throwing snow) No petting yet, but maybe one day. Charlie isn't allowed to jump up like this normally but he was having a lot of fun chasing snow and I was laughing so hard I forgot to tell him no... oops. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This blog post is overall about driving but here are some of the more specific things i'm going to blog about.

1. Getting my license
2. Elderly people and driving

So to start the story of me getting my license I'll go all the way back to tuesday night, before I took the road test. My mom dropped me off at The Urban Plains Center  The Scheels Arena, for my hockey game, in the big red van I've been driving in since I got my permit. My dad met my mom at the rink and they decided to go to the store because there were still two hours before the game.

This is getting boring right? Well just wait.

As my parents were driving someone ran a stop sign and slammed right into the side of the big red van that I needed the following morning to take my driver's test. Now the only vehicle that I could use on the test that I've driven before was totalled. So my parents were okay, my dad who was in the passenger seat (the side that got hit) said he hurt a little bit but overall was fine even though 911 was called and both vehicles were totalled, everyone was okay.

So what am I supposed to do for my test? Sure we have this truck but who knows when this thing will fall apart? We also have my brother's car but the only car i've driven was manual transmission. Oh and we have this other little crappy manual transmission car that I can't drive very well.

Lucky for me when my hockey team's parents heard what happened the Blevins offered up their big red van. It was very different but still big and red which helped a lot. So the first time I ever drove it, I got my license. Now I get to drive that truck "that no one knows when it will just fall apart" to school! So a happy ending but I was seriously not happy on Tuesday night.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I'm baaack! I know it's been a while but I didn't take any pictures of the dogs last week and I couldn't go this week because I had a photography assignment.

I needed to take portraits, I only got a couple to use but I will be taking more next weekend with my friend Carly for the presentation next Monday.
Today I hung out with Tirzah and her exchange student from Germany, Thien. It was really cold outside but we braved the temperatures then went inside and took a few more pictures. I think the pictures turned out pretty well, this was the first time my dad let me use his camera without him close by and he usually helps me with the settings on the camera.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Little More About a Little Mutt

So you know I have a dog. You know he's 4-5 years old and you know that I got him from a rescue. What don't you know? First the bad.

What scares me the most is when you're little daughter in her pink frilly dress runs at Charlie yelling "Puppy! Puppy! Puppy!" Weeeelll, If you have a young daughter go to her now. Tell her that no matter how cute "puppies" are they should always ask the owner before they approach one. And tell them if the dog doesn't have an owner with them to stay away from that dog.
Charlie bites at strangers. He has more of a problem with older men and people wearing bulky clothing. He's getting better. At first he couldn't be around another person, now I have friends come over and as long as they don't reach down to pet him, Charlie will smell them and move on to more important things. A few of my friends even play fetch with him now.

Now just cause Charlie has an issue with strangers doesn't mean I want a different dog. In my opinion Charlie is the perfect dog.

Charlie is my dog. Not my mom's, dad's or brothers'. It says my mom adopted him but only because you have to be 18 to adopt a dog. otherwise I paid for him. My mom helps pay for food, and lets Charlie out to go potty when she gets home from work, but otherwise all the responsibilites are mine.

Charlie loves walks, rollerblading, biking, fetch, and going to the dog park. 

Charlie hasn't had a problem with any dog and gets along great with all of them except one... Britney's dog Bleu. They just didn't get along.

Charlie's favorite holiday is thanksgiving. We go to the farm and he gets to run around with his big cousin Sarge (viszla) and a few other random lazier dogs all day and he gets to sleep on my lap on the way home. Charlie will not run away when you take his leash off unless there is a squirrel or rabbit and he sees them, but even then he always comes back.

 is the cutest terrier mix in the world
is afraid of ducks
is not a fan of baths but doesn't complain too much
loves to play fetch
loves rawhides
is a cuddly dog
is photogenic

Did I mention adorable? Okay I might like my dog a little bit.

Here's some pictures from this summer/fall when it was warmer out, I'll add some pictures of the rescue dogs on sunday if I can!


Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Candy & Charlie's photoshoot

Last night I told my mom not to hesitate to bring candy home, so my dad asked me what I wanted and I said skittles... Well Now I have a HUGE bag of skittles. So naturally I picked up this giant bag of brightly colored candies and I said... This would make a perfect picture! My dad let me try out his new camera for the first time so here's what I came up with. Surprisingly it doesn't take that long to group the skittles by color, but I was asked how long this took me and it seriously didn't take long. Oh and thanks for letting me use the candy dish mom, even though I have a bad history with carrying things made of glass... (sorry grocery store guy, if you're reading this I haven't carried a big jar of apple sauce since.)

Today Charlie was looking pretty cute (as always) so I decided to take some pictures of him. I didn't get to use the new camera today but I had a cute subject so it didn't really matter. I haven't edited or cropped any of these pictures and I don't have much to say about them, I just wanted to share them with you! Anyways, the Mentalist is on in like four minutes so I have to go watch it! Thanks for visiting!