Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Zeke wants to wish everyone a joyful and safe 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

11 months old

Today Zeke turned 11 months. Over the weekend we weighed him at 86.0 lbs (must be too much holiday snacking) and we went for a hike at a new spot.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

Zeke knows he should have posted last night, but his first Christmas was a very busy and fun one.

Zeke is ready to open his presents!

A Turbo Disc AND a flying squirrel!

What's a chuckit??

Candy Cane Rawhides from grandma

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Hanukkah Everyone!

(special thanks to Charles and Missee for loan of the menorah)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Zeke meets puppy Carolina

At a birthday party yesterday Zeke got to make a new friend.
This is Carolina; what a cutie and quite a fireball.
Zeke and Carolina had a GREAT time playing in the yard. Carolina was not at all concerned that she was about 1/8 the size of Zeke.

Time to stop for a drink.
Climbing the big chocolate brown mountain.

Friday, December 19, 2008

company christmas dinner

Fox Music had our christmas luncheon today, with some DELICIOUS eats. Zeke was such a well behaved boy , for the most part he laid down by his mom's chair and got a few treats passed to him.

Zeke and Santa Matthews.
Thanks Santa Matt!!!!

That food looks scrumptious! (Like Z's improvised holiday collar?)

Uncle Vic sneaks Zeke some turkey.

(Above) Zeke and Jane and the future Steve Jr.

Mom and Zeke with her opened early Christmas present shirt

Thursday, December 18, 2008

a fun day, with no pictures to prove it

This morning Zeke went with his mom on a service call. The secretary at the church just let him walk right in like he owned the joint. Then later we stopped by a friend of Zeke's Uncle Vic who has two labs and an awesome pond. Zeke had a fantastic time playing with Brutus and Porsha. Brutus is a hardcore fetcher but the Z man was way into 6 month old Porsha. We were hoping he would pick up a few pointers from Brutus, but I don't think that worked. Anyway, it was a great time.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

christmas concert

Zeke went to his friend Sarah's Christmas concert at town hall today. It was awesome holiday fun, and Zeke got to meet some new people and see some old friends.

The new restaurant by town hall, Ladles, had a Christmas tree outside with dog biscuits tied to it. They are taking donations for the local SPCA.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Father John comes to visit

We got a visit today from Zeke's breeder! He comes by to see Zeke when he is in town.
(sing to the tune of Father Abraham)
Father John, had many pups, many pups had Father John. Zeke was one of them and he is cute, so lets just praise the Lord. Right paw!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

playing in the leaves

It was a cold fall day today, but that didn't stop Zeke from getting out and enjoying the weekend.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

10 month update.... a few days late

Due to traveling we were a day late getting Zeke weighed for his 10 month old weigh in...and even later in posting it, but he was 83.4 lbs.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

our gracious hostess

Zeke and Sadie's Thanksgiving wouldn't have been the same without the welcome the recieved from Mrs. Hess. They had a fabulous and fun time staying at her home. Thanks!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

on the road again...

Today we traveled back home (and have arrived safely), we stopped at a nice rest area as you enter into North Carolina. Zeke seemed to get a little anxious driving through the mountains, he was panting and shaking some. We thought it might be related to the pressure change, maybe his ears don't pop and adjust as easily as human ears do.
Zeke said it was fun to travel but great to be back home.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Williamson WV

For the Thanksgiving holiday we went to visit the family in West Virginia. Today Zeke got his formal introduction to Williamson. Above he is pictured at the floodwall.

Here is Zeke at the "Coal House". The area chamber of commerce is made entirely of coal, a symbol of the areas leading industry. Unfortunately the coal house was closed today, so we didn't get to buy any souveniers or meet any of the welcome wagon.

Sadie, Zeke and Dad take a break in front of Chief Logan of the Mingo tribe.

The area also has some great ATV trails, so we all took a hike to check out the Buffalo Mountain Trail of the larger Hatfield McCoy trail system.

MMM, that WV mountain water tastes delicious.
Here are Zeke and mom taking a breather on the hike. Very fun and educational day for Zeke. The trails are really fantastic.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

good ol rocky top...

We made a stop in Tennessee to let Zeke and Sadie run up a scenic overlook to let some energy off.... it worked. Elevation 2,707 ft.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

its not summer anymore Toto

As we prepare to depart northward for Zeke's first Thanksgiving ever..probably in the snow(yuck). Here are some shots from our last trip to the beach of this summer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Zeke at Work Part 5

Here is Zeke with Bessie, our Accounts Receivable and Piano Moves Superwoman. Zeke has found Bessie susceptible to his "SAD EYES" look and uses his power against her whenever she is trying to eat her lunch.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Trip to Harbison State Forest

Today Zeke made his first visit to Harbison State Forest. It was awesome, we hiked for a few hours on some really great trails. Then we stopped for BBQ on the way home and Zeke discovered he prefers mustard based sauces.