Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ridgeback Rompin' Part 2 & the Rest of my Weekend!

As many of you know from my last post, I got to play with my brother, Remi, again this weekend!  It's like a dream come true...two times in one month!  I can hardly believe my good fortune.  I must admit though that the boy wore me out!  I still consider myself a young and playful pup at almost 4 years old...I mean I tend to be more silly and playful than most but wowzers, a 7 month Ridgeback pup sure can make me take another look at my fitness level. ;)  As you can see, I am clearly looking more exhausted than my bro...his little ears and playful expression let you know that he can get up and go at any moment.  Me, I'm down for a bit longer.  I even got hot enough to dig in the cool dirt and stick my muzzle in.  I never do that unless I am really tired and hot.  Mom and I must start training immediately as I must keep up with the little bro! ;)

I know what you are thinking, how innocent and sweet little Remi looks over there as I am carefully keeping my eye on him, but I assure you he is in predatory mode.   He is silently and sneakily stalking his prey...ME!  He really does do this stealth stalking thing...it's quite cute and then he pounces just like a lion!

Don't worry, I may be in need of conditioning but I am still quick enough to take off and escape with him in hot pursuit.  For the most part, I can outrun him but I fear he is slowly catching up the older he gets.  Mom, we MUST train now!

Eventually, I LET him catch me as I am in need of a break.  Then, like a little shark, he attacks, but don't worry I do my own shark attack on him too.  It's all part of the fun! ;)

After all that playing, we share a drink and then say goodbye.

Now onto the reason I was over his way in the first place.  We were celebrating my Nanny & Grampi's 70th birthdays!  Aren't they so cute blowing out their candles!  Notice the picture in the bottom right corner...that is my Nanny and her two friends.  They found this painting a long time ago and thought it was funny and cute how they resembled these ladies, so they bought it and now they take turns with it in their homes.  They switch every birthday so now it is my Nanny's turn to bring it to her home.   Also, you will notice the yummy cakes, red velvet and ice cream cake, that my Auntie Alison made...she's a great cake maker, at least that's what Mom says.  I wouldn't know as they kept me away from the foodables. BOO!  On the top right is my cousin Cody with Grampi...such a cute boy and almost ready to be driving on his own!

Mom always makes the rolls for family get togethers but she had never made this many.  Luckily, they turned out great...she attributes that to the addition of sea salt and rosemary sprinkled on top.  She got this little tip from Pioneer Woman.

She also made some of the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls....they were pretty tasty too and VERY sweet!  One of these is plenty...no need to go back for seconds here.

And because I was such a good girl while the family celebrated, not only did I get to play with my bro, but I also got a booty rub from Mom.  Ahhh, I love booty rubs! :)


BRUTUS said...

Looks like a great time for the whole family! Did you get to sample one of those yummy rolls??? I can almost smell them from here, our mouths are watering after looking at that photo!! Oh, and glad to see you had your "pawtective" bootie on while you were romping!! How is that footie of yours these days??

Brutus the Frenchie

elbouwii said...

nice family photo! :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That looks like one inkhredible weekend!

Happy Birthday to your nanny and grampi!

The painting exchange tradition is khwite khool!

AND OF KHOURSE, Mom wants BOTH kinds of rolls!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: I'm so furry happy woo get to keep Remi on his toes!

Sagira said...

That looks like a great playdate with your brother. I got to play with my brother and sister once after I was adopted, it was fun.

Happy birthday to them to! :)

Mango said...

Booty rub! Oh yeah! Happy Birthday to Nanny and Grampi. They sure look happy. Who wouldn't be with those nommy foodables.

As for the attack shark running around brother. Well, do try to pace yourself. These youngsters just go go go.


The OP Pack said...

What a great time you all had!!! Happy Birthday to the grandparents too! We boys could probably learn a few things from you in how to handle this little sister we have here, she is quite the handful.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Hi Nala! My name is Mayzie and I'm pretty new around here. But I just wanted to stop in and say hi and tell you that your mom takes awful pretty pictures of you. My mom and dad have some good friends that have THREE whole Ridgebacks. Well, two whole ones and a a half a one. The other half is German Shepherd, I think. So they like Ridgebacks a whole bunch!

Oh, and my mom and me drooled over those rolls. (Mom says she didn't either but I saw it!)

Wiggles & Wags,

Remi said...

Yum! Those cinnamon rolls had me and mom drooling all over. Mom laughed out loud at that picture of my Jaws/Alien imitation. Can't wait to play again!

Twinkietinydog said...

I had Rhodie fun myself today. I went to hike by a creek with my furiends, Sue and Hank, they're brother and sister, just like you and Remi. I've missed our tall and gawky furiend.

The Musketeers said...

mmm~ I am drooling over all the food ! *drool* Nice photos ! Thanks fur sharing ;)

Life With Dogs said...

I think you can now make a solid case for getting another dog. :)

kissa-bull said...

so furry much fun
we're glad you enjoyed your weekend oh sho much
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Clive said...

Great play photos and great foodie photos! Those rolls loved very yummy!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

awww--your parents look sweet Amber! are they both 70 on the same day? or just close together...

we think it is funny about the picture of your "mom and friends" stuff like that is cool--all taking turns--hehehe

and Nala--puppies CAN indeed be tiring!!!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello nala its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like a grate party with lots of yummy fud and yoo cannot go rong with a booty rub!!! ummmm wot is a booty agin??? ok bye

Beaudor said...

Yehhhh,me too i love Bootyrubs and cinnamon Rolls.....
Think ur Mom has the same hobby like mine Ridgebacks and cooking.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi twin!
OMD what a pawesome weekend you guys had! I love the pics of you and your brother together. And your grandparents are sooo cute!
Your mom's baking looks delicious, my mom is drooling, BOL!

Honey the Great Dane said...

HI Nala - that looks like the most awesome weekend! I know what you mean about not being so fit anymore though (am 2 yrs older than you but coz am a giant breed, that's actually a LOT older) - I had a playdate a couple of weeks ago with a younger Dane and although I had a fantastic time, boy, did I pay for it the next day! I was so stiff! My humans say I have to take it a bit easy now that I'm a "middle-aged gal" but seriously, it's just no fun when you're not playing rough!!! :-)

Mmmm....those bread roll things looked SOOOO yummy! You know I'm crazy about bread - yup, I actually prefer it to liver & chicken & sausage when I'm training! So your photos had me DROOLING!!!

And I loved that sweet & cute story about the painting!

Honey the Great Dane

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - oh yes, bootie rubs ROCK! And we love your photos of you playing with Remi - you both look like you're having SO much fun. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.