Sunday, November 21, 2010


As Betsy, Jorinda, and I crawl into bed tonight we are watching big fluffy snowflakes fall from the sky! How I love winter :) and busy days!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jo

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. I love the crunchy leaves, the brisk air, and most of all the colors! I have always had my puppies walk through leaves, just to get used to the crunching. Jorinda wasn't too sure what to think. So while there were still leaves on the ground we walking through tons and tons of crunchy leaves. We played games and sat in them. Eventually she stopped noticing them.

Such a little princess!

Jorinda standing in a a small pile of leaves. She has her head turned to one side and is staring off in the distance.

Jorinda sitting in the leaves with her head turned and eyebrows wrinkled. She is looking right into the camera

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Friday, November 19, 2010

Late Night! [[Not puppy related!]]

First off, Harry Potter was pretty amazing. I didn't really understand all of what was going on, but I still enjoyed it. I would advice against bringing children though. There are some very disturbing scenes of the movie, especially towards the end. I think the part I enjoyed most was spending time with my friends. Waiting in line for 4 hours. Freezing outside because they wouldn't let anyone seeing Harry Potter in until 11. Playing Catch Phrase with complete strangers. Making Starbucks and Wendys runs. Driving at 3am. It was great :) I adore my friends!
But getting up at 6 this morning was absolutely torture! My parents told me I was allowed to go to the midnight showing on one condition, I had to go to school the next day. You could say I don't function well on 2 hours of sleep! I survived the school day and shopping after, but I think I'm going to head to bed pretty soon. Going to bed at 4am one night and 7pm the next. Gotta love it!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


So tonight my nerdy side is coming out and I'm going to see Harry Potter at midnight! Woo! Mainly I have a friend who loves Harry Potter and wanted to go see it, so I'm a tag-a-long! I am excited, but getting up at 6am tomorrow for school is going to come so early after 3 hours of sleep! Oh well, it'll be worth it!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jo

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Halloween

Better late than never right?
And Blogger is done being tempermental for now. I'm beginning to think it's my computer though, not Blogger.
 Either way, Happy Wednesday...halfway there!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda...AKA Mini, a Princess, and the Chicken!

Betsy, Jorinda, and I dressed up for Halloween. I am dressed as mini mouse--black spotted dress, ears and a red bow, red gloves, red heals, red belt-, Betsy is a princess-just a purple fluffy tiara-, Jorinda is a chicken- white fulffy costume, red tail, red little head thingy-.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm about ready to quit blogging! Stupid Blogger won't let me upload any pictures!! Is anyone else having trouble?

A very annoyed...
         Maddie, Betsy, and Jojo

Monday, November 15, 2010

A good worker!

Jorinda is so incredibly good in public! She loves to go, go, go! I can take her on all day shopping trips and she doesn't get tired. She is very good about not greeting every person and she is a pro at loose leash..for the most part!
We do have a problem though, after a short outing she refuses to get in the car! She backs up, sits down, and refuses to get in the car! She isn't done working, so she isn't ready to leave! Any advice on how to tackle this bump in the road?

 {{I can't upload pictures again!...Grr!}}

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kitty Friend!

Jorinda laying next to a black and gray striped cat on a dog bed
This cat, name Kitty, is the best cat in the world! He has put up with all the crazy puppies I have brought into the house. Today Jorinda saw him laying on her bed so she walked right up to lay with him. Best Friends! :)

Maddie, Betsy, and JoJo

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This past week we got our first snow here in Colorado! This is really late for us! Normally we have our first snow by October 1st so to wait until November 10th was a really long time! I'm a snow lover and all of my dogs always have been too! This was Jorinda's first time experiencing snow, and I don't think she even noticed it! We'll she what she thinks when we get 2 feet of fluffy white stuff! Betsy of course recongized it right away and ran like mad! She loves snow but hates wet grass. So as long as it stays snow she's a happy camper!
Oh my silly girls! <3

Betsy standing in a yard full of snow. She has her tongue curled up touching her nose
Betsy playing in the snow last winter. I swear she wait until I hit the button to stick her tongue out!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda
                    ...walking in a winter wonderland

Friday, November 12, 2010

Squeaky, Squeaky, Squeaky!

Betsy laying on the ground with a pink Cuz toy sticking out her mouth. 

Betsy absolutely adores her Cuz squeaky toy! Jorinda thinks it's so unfair that Betsy gets a cool toy, but she never tries to take it! Betsy just loves to lay on the ground and squeak it. She's not a fan of fetch, it's too much work with not enough benefit for her! Silly girl!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Thursday, November 11, 2010

What's in a name: Jorinda

Remember wayyy back when I did a name for for Betsy? And even longer ago for Gabrina? Well today I was planning on doing one for Jorinda, but I ran into a slight problem. Her name isn't the most common name in the world, in fact, I can't find a origin anywhere! So thus, her name was invented at GDB and I have taken it upon myself to give it a meaning!

Meaning: A spunky little girl with lots of personality
Origin: San Rafael, CA
Nicknames: Jo, Jojo, JJ, Jori, Jay, Joey

Jorinda laying on a blanket. This is a face shot. Her ears are perked up and she has big puppy eyes!
All the spunk makes a girl tired! Doesn't she look like Gabrina in this picture?
Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This 30 in 30 thing is way harder than it was last year! I guess my life just isn't as exciting as it was a year ago! haha
Let's see, today Jorinda and I went to blockbuster and got gas....yepppp that about sums it up! I could tell you all about my personal life, but do you really care? I doubt it! haha. Who wants to read about the life of a junior in high school. I bet you can guess what goes on...friends, boys, school, sports, boys, guide dogs, music, boys, homework....:)

But look....pictues!
Vernon is a male yellow lab who is almost 7 months old. He had a huge blocky head and big brown eyes. He is laying down and looking into the camera
Mr. Vernon!

Jorinda is laying on the outside, Vernon is laying in the middle, and Betsy is laying on the other side of Vernon. They are all looking up at the camera 
Jorinda, Verono, and Betsy!
Hopefully I'll have something more to say tomorrow, but don't count on it! I guess my plan to not bore you guys isn't really working out. Sorry bout that!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jojo

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bye Bye Vernon!

Vernon went home last night. We really enjoyed having him. He is such a sweetheart and fit into our lives so well. He reminded me so much of Betsy. He is calm and loves to hang out at home.
I wish I could upload some pictures of this guy. I'm about to punch blogger! :( I reported an issue so maybe is will be fixed!

Sorry for such a short, super boring post! Jo and I are rushing off to a 4-H meeting! Pray for pictures tomorrow!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Sunday, November 7, 2010

School Play!

As I mentioned in my past post, Jorinda and I went to a play yesterday. Jorinda did so good for being 6 months old! The production ended up being close to 3 hours and she only got a little bit antsy!
I had never been in the auditorium of the school that was hosting the play so I had no idea about the layout. It turns out they have a very slanted, slippery floor. Jorinda ended up sliding on the floor and getting stuck under the seats in front of us. As expected, getting stuck under the seats was very scary for her, and caused her to whine whenever it happened! My friend and I ended up holding Jorinda up with our legs. She laid behind our legs and we tried not to let our feet slide forward!
After we got this all worked out, Jorinda did great! She slept through most of the play or chewed on her toy. Thank goodness I brought a Goughnut that didn't slide all over the floor!
Next week we will be attending my school's play, hopefully Jo with do just as good as yesterday! :)

Maddie, Betsy, Jorinda, and Vernon

(Still can't upload pictures!!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Failure already!

This whole 30 in 30 thing is already not working for me! I missed a post on the 6th day...oops! But in my defense, I was home for a total of 3 hours yesterday. It started with a soccer team sleepover on Friday night. I woke up Saturday morning, rushed home, showered, and rushed off to school to help run a debate tournament. When that was over I came home, ate dinner, grabbed Jorinda, and rushed off to see a school play. After the play we came home for the last hour and a half before midnight. Ahh the life of a high schooler, I love it! :)

And Blogger still won't let me upload any pictures, so sorry my posts have been so lame!

Maddie, Betsy, Jorinda, and Vernon.

PS I love my parents who watch my puppies while I run around from event to event :). What would I do without them?

Friday, November 5, 2010

A visitor!

Meet Vernon!

{{Pretend there is a picture here of a male yellow lab with a big blocky head that still has a puppy-look to it. He is absolutely gorgeous, but Blogger won't let me upload any pictures!}}

Vernon's raisers had to make an unexpected trip out of town so he is staying with us over the weekend. He has been playing great with the girls, but always settles down when asked! Vernon is 2 weeks older than little Miss Jo. She has loved having someone her age to play with, but man, it's amazing how much more work 3 dogs is than 2! I'm just glad they are all so well behaved and listen so well! We are loving having Mr. V visit! :)

Maddie, Betsy, Jorinda, and Vernon

Thursday, November 4, 2010

6 Months!

On the 27th Jorinda turned 6 months old! I can't believe how old she is getting. I have been slacking at keeping track of my favorite things about her. So here are 6 things at 6 months!

1. She is such a sweetheart that is so eager to please! She will perform any command you ask of her at any moment just to make you happy!

2.When you praise Jorinda, her whole body wiggles. It is so funny to watch her wiggle while holding a sit or a down.

3. Jorinda never chews anything up! She had yet to destroy anything. She sleeps loose all night and new touches a thing.

4. Little Jo still chases her tail! It is the cutest thing in the whole world! I absolutely adore this little puppy antic she has held onto!

5. Jorinda is always so happy to see anyone. She stays in her kennel while I am at school and when I come home for lunch you would think she hasn't seen me in years! Her whole body wiggles and she crinkles her eyebrows. She doesn't leave her kennel until I give her the "OK" command. This isn't something I taught her, she just started doing in on her own, but I love it! Jorinda is always happy to go back into her kennel after lunch though! I love her happy-go-lucky spirit!

6. Jorinda is the best "do-your-businesser ever! She will relieve every single time you ask her to, where ever you ask her to! It makes going on outings so much easier! Sometimes when we are in public she will get picky and only relieve on grass, but she is getting so much better. At home she will go anywhere. Even when she doesn't have to go she will immediately try. This is so nice after having Betsy who only peed if she wanted to.

I love my little Jo! She is such a great puppy! I need to get some updated pictures of her! I guess she has "third child syndrome". I'll get some pictures of her eventually! :)

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Joys of a CC

Having Betsy home has been absolutely amazing. I love the freedom of being able to do whatever I want with her. My favorite thing is lifting her into my lap for some good cuddle time!
My parents didn't want her learning to jump onto the furniture on her own, so instead when I want to hold her I just pick her up and put her on my lap. She is small enough to easily be lifted.
Betsy laying in front of my on our leather couch. We are both fast asleep. My pet dog is curled up in a tiny ball by my feet
It's sleepy time after a long cross county practice!

I don't let Betsy sleep with my at night though. I know this is something that a lot of people love doing with their dogs, but I can't stand sharing my bed. I tried one night and Betsy takes up way to much room! She likes to lay right in the middle and not move! What a stinker! So instead she cuddles with baby Jo!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sisters [[Best Friends]]

Betsy is sitting in front of me at the airport. We both have bug smiles on. I am squatting behind Betsy. You can see the large dog kennel beside us. And for the record...I'm wearing a Peyton Manning jersey!(:
At the airport!

Betsy has settled into my home so nicely. It's as though she never left. Jorinda loves having her big sister home! They play so well together, but stop as soon as they are asked to. Betsy and Jorinda can even handle both sleeping loose in my bedroom together. They will sleep until at least 9 on weekends without making a peep. All they ever want to do in the morning is cuddle on the dog bed! Oh my girls, they're not early risers!(:

Betsy and Jorinda laying on the ground next to each other. Jorinda is resting her head on Betsy's back. They are both asleep
I have clicker trained Betsy to wave, shake, fetch, and give high fives. She is great at all of them and just loves learning new things! Betsy never liked to learn how to do anything so it's great to see her so eager to please. She definitely gets upset when she doesn't understand what I want. She will perform all of her tricks and then pout if she didn't get a click. But it's a work in progress!

I'm just so happy my girl is home!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's that time!

First off I would like to apologize for being gone for so long! But I mean I'm in high school, I'm never home! I spent the entire month of October running...literally. I ran cross country for the first time and loved it! Now I run almost everyday after school even though the season is over. I am hoping that one day Betsy will be able to go with me, but I don't know if she has the energy to do it! But I'll save that for another post!

Today is November 1st! Which means the first day of No Shave November and National Blogging Month! I am going to try to post everyday for an entire month. I was able to do it last year. But who knows. I haven't posted in an entire month, so do you think I can post everyday for a month? I'll give it a shot!

Anyways, Happy November! I'll update you on what happened last month throughout the next few weeks!

Maddie, Betsy, and Jorinda!

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