Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Boston Harbor Walk

We headed into South Boston to walk a portion of the
Harbor Walk to Castle Island.  The wind gusts were quite strong that Norwood's ears were like kites flying high.  I am glad we didn't blow away!

Monday, December 29, 2008

a preview of spring

OH BOY! The warmer weather has melted the snow from last week.  What's great about MA is that there are tons of trails everywhere. We looked thru our book The Dog Lover's Companion to New England and picked a new place to explore. We went to Weston Reservoir today. A nice flat trail around the reservoir.  It was our first trip.  

It looks like we are looking out from prison fencing but the reservoir is protected and the trails run along the fencing.  


Norwood was a blur of constant motion.  Between running through mud puddles, eating tasty presents from other dogs, meeting dog after dog and taking sips from streams.. this is my view.. a blur. 

Finally, caught him. Thanks to our new friend Buddy.  Buddy is a rescue dog from KY and a regular here.  They were peas and carrots.  Besides his dad didn't mind the nice tackle greeting Norwood gives humans.  I swear the Packer's defensive line could have used him for blitz option plays.  Now time to scrape the mud off and zzzzzzzzzz nappy time.  

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I am such a good helper.  I went to the grocery store today to help.  First I made sure we were going the right way.  
Next I checked the bags before we left the store. Yep got everything!  

Then I checked the bags when we got inside!  Yep lots of things for me! Opps got caught... look cute for a picture. 

Then I was a blanket for my mommie.  I am tired now. 

Posted from FAD's iphone. viola!
Thanks fun aunt dee for showing us how to mobile blog from our iPhone:P

Meet Norwood's Friend

Crazy weather- 40's and 60's the next couple days. All the snow is melting away.  The fields and trails were too sloppy to run in so we walked through downtown Hudson. Norwood always stops to say hi to his restaurant friend.  We don't know his name. He doesn't say much but he was much too tall to get a full shot without stepping into traffic.  He doesn't pet Norwood. Norwood must like the smell of pizza pie coming from him.  Or maybe Norwood is trying to find a daddy.  Who knows. Norwood is not very discriminating.  

Friday, December 26, 2008

Today's Walk

Today we took a long walk through the Northboro neighborhoods and park.  We haven't been there in awhile- we forgot how much we liked that route.  In the field there was a hole in the snow,  Norwood didn't know what to do about it. He slowly moved forward but chickened out to look in it. It was only a sewer drain.  Geez! Norwood then picked out the best decorated house.  He liked this one the best.  And took a minute to pose for a snow photo at the elementary school. Next time we are going to bring our sled and hit the hill behind the school.  Quite a fun walk and he was a good boy.  We didn't even know we were being followed by his cousin Tula- that's how much fun we had. 

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from Norwood

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Doggie Day Care -Winter Solstice Party Photos

As promised, I am posting Norwood's BEST KISSER award from the party.  He really embraced the staff person.. not sure who he is in a lip lock with.  And his snow globe photo- ears down for a change. Doggie day care sure is fun. Thanks Best Friends in Sudbury!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Working from Home

This morning it was a crispy 3 degrees for our walk.  It didn't seem to bother Norwood...I guess chasing a ball will always keep you warm. We ran into his friend Zoey who is a mini dachshund/Chihuahua mix.  She was wearing her new blue parka but still was not happy about the weather.  I wish I had my camera handy.  A pouty little girl- all dressed up and mad.  

Today I worked from home.   Norwood's version of "work from home" is a little bit different than mine.  Good thing I earn the pay check. :(  

Monday, December 22, 2008

Doggie Day Camp- Winter Solstice Party

I hate to keep posting about the weather but this morning it was a chilly blustery 14 degrees. The snow pelted your face- it felt like dermabrasion.  Norwood went to day camp today for the Winter Solstice party.  He came home with an award.. Best Kisser!:)  I will have to scan the award and post in the morning.  He also took a minute to pose for his winter photo in the snow globe.  In the meantime, here is a snapshot of Norwood and his camp friends today. Time for cuddling.

Oh no! I am up late watching the Green Bay Packers and they just lost in overtime to the Chicago Bears.  Another heartbreaker.  I can't believe another close one- lost it. There is a tear in my beer. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Where's Norwood?

It's usually dark when we take our morning walks so Norwood sports his blinker.  I am thinking he could be back up for Rudolph guiding Santa's sleigh?  What do you think? 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Tracks

Norwood had fun in our first major snow storm for this winter. We love the snow!:) Chase the ball.... lose the ball in the snow. Dig the ball out and start all over. We made lots of fun snow tracks. We have 7 inches and more to follow-track the storm here.  More snow heading our way!  Good thing he has long legs for a little guy. Here we are walking along the Assabet River.  He thought about going for a dip, but fortunately stopped.  


Monday, December 15, 2008

Time for Play .. oh okay 1, 2, 3 CHEESE

I am really busy playing with my peanut butter kong

Okay... okay.. anything for fun aunt dee and a treat 1..2..3.. cheese. 

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A funny from FUN AUNT DEE-

Always check your kid's homework..........

Note sent the next school day with 1st grader..... 
Sorry teacher. That's not a dance pole on stage in a strip joint! I work at Home Depot, ... that's me selling a shovel.


This morning it was 12 degrees. Quite cold but we still manage to do our 3 mile walk.  Yesterday we came across a little white tail bunny.  It came out of nowhere and norwood ran after it then 30 seconds later the bunny came out of trail running the other way. I laughed. Out smarted by a rabbit again.  

Anyways, on these cold mornings, I like to think warm and think about summer.  Here is Norwood having fun at Hopkinton State Park.  This park is close to the start line of the infamous Boston Marathon. It is a nice woodsy area.  Fun trails, swimming and kayaking available at this park.  

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Yesterday we were hit with an awful ice storm. The power went out at 4am and finally restored by 1pm.  Since I just started a new job, I don't have much time off to take.  Of course I had scheduled a day off yesterday and spent most of it stranded inside.  Go figure. 

 Nonetheless, I put up all my christmas decorations and cleaned out my closets.  This will be Norwood's first Christmas with me.  I found a Santa Hat bandana so I had him wear it while I put up the decor.  Very festive.  That's all from Marlboro

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Christmas Gift Ideas

Just a quick reminder that the last day to order PAWS Christmas Fundraiser gifts is Thursday, December 5th to ensure Christmas delivery. Take a peak at the website- we have awesome gift ideas for dog lovers (an affordable portrait of your dog or cat just to name one possibility). All the money raised will go to support PAWS dogs, so happy shopping!


PAWS New England
Kelly Parker (formerly Salerno)
Cofounder PAWS New England
501c3 All Breed Dog Rescue Group

Our adoptable dogs:

Our website:
Holidays are a time to give and receive. This season, use our interactive holiday display to give homeless animals in our care a chance to go home for the holidays. In exchange, receive a free thank you gift from the MSPCA-Angell. With each donation, watch the animated animals move closer to home as we move closer to our $25,000 fundraising goal to help real animals in need.

As a special thank you for your generosity, you will receive your choice of animal ringtones, holiday desktop wallpaper or 15% off the merchandise of your choice from our online store.

Who will reach home first? The dog? Cat? Horse, bird or rabbit? Please visit www.mspca.org/homefortheholidays to view our interactive holiday display and help homeless animals find homes. After all, who wouldn’t want a holiday jingle cat or dog ringtone on their phone this season?

More MSPCA-Angell News
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Home for the Holidays donations will benefit all animals and programs supported by the MSPCA-Angell.


GREAT IDEA!! AWESOME When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to the address below. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.......and would  show them FIRST HAND.......................that we care, and appreciate what they are doing...................

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

 A Recovering American Soldier
 c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

 If you approve of "our" idea, please, please pass it on.

Fun Times on the Weekends

Let's see, the weekends are dedicated to Norwood. He is practicing a few skills during our adventures outside.  Today we are learning stand and jump.  My sister wants him to do paws targeting since he uses his little snow shoes all the time.  

Looking at the local Things TO DO calendar, there are quite a few events for the holiday.  Looks like the Bay Colony Dog Show is today.  May have to head over and attend. Has anyone been to it before?  It looks like a really good show.