Archive for November, 2009

Mattie at McDonald’s

Where'd It Go?

Where'd It Go?

Ice Cream!

Ice Cream!

There are actually three! McDonald’s within walking distance of the house.  Here, Mattie is heartily approving of the taste of Uruguayan ice cream from McDonald’s.  A new record for her – three chomps and it was gone.

Happy Tired Puppy

Mattie at the End of the Beach

Mattie at the End of the Beach

Here’s a picture of Mattie after her romp in the water.  You can tell she’s still ecstatic, but she’s also tired!  She even managed to get her Halti off in the water.  Needless to say, it went right back on after the picture.

Kosovo Water Dog

Staring Down the Coast

Staring Down the Coast

Strolling Along

Strolling Along

Outstanding in the Water

Outstanding in the Water

Time to Go Home

Time to Go Home

More pictures from the same set as yesterday of Mattie at the beach.  This is really a big trip for her.  The beach is half a mile from the house, then she gets in the water and plays, and then has to walk another half mile back home.  Her hip’s still not completely recovered from the surgery, but Mattie doesn’t complain and is eager to go to the beach.  We hope the water will help strengthen her leg.

Beachcomber

Ankle Deep

Ankle Deep

Out in the Water

Out in the Water

Sunset

Sunset

The other day we took Mattie to the -real- beach by the embassy and the amusement park (if you look on a map of Montevideo, it’s by Parque Rodo).   She loved it.  You can see her tail in full Sharr plumage in these pictures as she goes on exploring.  We’ll be going back with her tomorrow.

Spotted

It Was Good!

It Was Good!

I believe the spot’s a bit of chicken fettucine that got misplaced as Mattie gobbled her leftovers down.  She really enjoys those.

Sharr Power

Sharr on Patrol

Sharr on Patrol

Mattie at the park again last Saturday.  She’s spotted a bunch of kids and dogs on the other side of the path.

Out in a Field of Her Own

Out in a Field of Her Own

In the second picture, Mattie’s not far from the tree she’d been sniffing earlier, just posing for a picture.

Covered Up

Under the Covers

Under the Covers

Queen of the Sofa

Queen of the Sofa




Last night, Mattie insisted on bringing the blanket over her for the nightly half hour ritual of TV watching.  We do this to spend time with her at home, and she seems to enjoy it.  She lays on the sofa between us and I stitch during the show.  The cover was originally over the back of the sofa.  She dragged it down and draped it around her head and kept tugging at it to get it around her.  I’m not sure why she did it; it was a hot day that she spent most of outdoors, since the maid was in.  Anyway, we finally helped her rearrange the blanket and she was satisfied.  It stayed on the whole show.

More Parking

Mattie Enjoying the Park

Mattie Enjoying the Park

Parking by a Tree

Parking by a Tree

These two pictures are from Sunday at the park.  This one gives you a bit more view into the park and reveals Mattie investigating a new scent.  She does this a lot.

Here she is checking out a tree.  She sniffed at it for a good five minutes.  I have a feeling a lot of other dogs have left their marks there.

A Door-able

Mattie at the Door

Mattie at the Door

One of Mattie’s favorite places in the house is right at the front door.  She lays there and fills up the whole entryway, keeping us safe from anyone daring to speak as he or she passes the house.  It’s also a nice, cool tile floor and it’s just beginning to come into late spring here, with temperatures comfortable but not hot.  She’ll appreciate the tile even more next month.

Parked

Mattie Gets to the Park

We walked to the park today and Mattie was eager to get there.  So eager, in fact, that she jumped the barrier to the grass and went right into sniff mode.  You can see the sign with the park name on it in the background.  The park’s about two to three blocks big and always has a swarm of dogs.  It’s also where the local Saturday and Tuesday market is held.