Hi! My name is Zeta

and my name is Bo'sun

Gracie at Olympic Nat'l Park   and I'm Gracie,

 

and I'm Marli, aka "the new kid"

 

we live with our mom & dad in a place called the Blue Hole.  The town's real name is Sequim, but they call it the Blue Hole because the sun shines here so much.  That's 'cause we're in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.  Dad likes to take pictures and since both of us are hams, we sometimes sneak our way into them.  Here's a few.  If you click on one of the thumbnails--we like to call them toenails--you can see the same picture really big. 

 

Dad is a sailor--that's why they call my brother Bo'sun.  I'm not much of a sailor, but I'll put up with anything to be with dad.
Zeta

 

The images on this page are in chronological order with the most recent images at the bottom.

A Three Dog Day

Hanging out on the back porch in Alameda

 



Grandma and her body guard, just hanging out on the stoop.


Man, is she BIG.  Sure glad she seems to like me!


Funny looking kid.  Probably gonna be a hippie when he grows up.

Bo'sun and I love to go places with mom and dad.  I think Bo'sun learned it from me because I crossed the whole United States twice before he was even born.  We used to take trips in dad's big Benz--he liked to call me his German Benz Sitter, sort of like an Irish Setter.  Get it?  Now we have an RV.  I like RV's better since I we always have a place to lay outside and watch stuff.    Zeta

Bosun arrives on June 9, 2001

Ah, i've got this lady right where I want her--me in the palm of her hand.
Bo'sun

Could you say that again in French?
Bo'sun

Airey lived with us when I was a kid.  I had so much fun pulling her tail.  Mom said she was my grandma.
Bo'sun

 

 

 

 

I tried to get out of trouble once by looking sad.  Didn't work as well as cute--i think I'll stick with cute.
Bo'sun


Airey, aka "Grandma"
Passed away October 18, 2002
at 18 1/2 years old.  Wow, no wonder mom called her 'Grandma'.
Bo'sun


Seamus
Technically, Seamus is a grandkid since he is Brittany's Border Collie.  Dad calls him a crap-head on speed. 
Zeta
The Oregon Coast, July 2001

Dad tied me to this stupid pole and told me to look like a Rottweiler.  What was I supposed to do, look like a squirrel?
Zeta

 

 

Mom says I'm cute.  Do you think so?
Bo'sun

 


Bo'sun loves to run in the sand on the beach.  I get tired just watching him zoom all over.  He gets tired and mom carries him.  Dad never carries me.  What a wuss.
Zeta
 
Sequim, Washington -- our new home, July 2003

 

  Here's a small part of our bathroom.  Bo'sun likes to use the gravel behind the garage, but I prefer the grass next to the barn.  Both of us like to sit on the big deck and watch the neighborhood.    Zeta  

Welcome to our home!
Zeta must be sleeping--silly Rottweiler. 
Doesn't she know we have company? 
Bo'sun

Mom loves to drive around in that tractor.  Stupid thing doesn't have a seat for me, so I have to follow on foot as if I was a dog or something like that.
Bo'sun



After a hard day following mom & dad around, we need some rest.
Bo'sun

 


This is mom's favorite picture of me. 
Bo'sun
 
California & Oregon, Spring 2005  

Usually I lie on the console between mom & dad.  I like to tuck my head under dad's arm.  Sometimes, I'm a really pooped pup and then I sleep in the back with my sis'.  Can you believe she's using my butt as a pillow?  Bo'sun
April 2005

 
Bend, California
April 2005

My mom is
my favorite people &
dad is Zeta's favorite people. 

I like to stay inside with mom 'cause she's a really good cook.
Dad says it's 'cause I'm a wuss.
Zeta likes it outside with dad so I guess she's not a wuss.


 

 

 Winchester Bay, Oregon
May 2005

 

 

 

Can you believe this silly Rottweiler?  She's in my bed!
Bo'sun 

 

  Dad's checking his E-mail while I'm checking my Z-mail.
Bo'sun
The United States & Canada, Summer 2005
Holy smokes is it hot here!  107 degrees for 9 days. 
Bo'sun @ Sedalia, Missouri
  Zeta and I share taking care of home when mom and dad go out.  They say I'm the watch dog and Zeta is the guard dog.  I'm not sure what that means, but if something scares me I bark and Zeta comes a runnin' and then I hide behind her.   Bo'sun @ Sedalia, Missouri


 Man, this sure looks like an ocean to me.  Bo'sun @ Lake Superior
 

 

Mom and dad call this our RV.  We call it home 'cause wherever we are with them is home to us.  
Bo'sun @ Hawkstone, Ontario, Canada

 

They probably think I'm looking at the pretty lake.  Actually, I'm checking out that good looking dog in the mirror. 
Bo'sun @
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
  Are we there yet?  We've gone over 11,000 miles and I've got some serious Ford Fanny.
Bo'sun @ McChord AFB, Washington
Bow wow!  It's a long way down from here.  They told me to pose for this picture, so I did.  Dad says I do things like this because I'm a French dog. 
Bo'sun @ Glacier Nat'l Park
Zeta's Memorial images
Zeta was diagnosed with osteosarcoma the day after Thanksgiving.  Dad told me that means that she's going to go live somewhere else real soon.  I'm sad 'cause I'll miss my sis. A friend of ours took a bunch of pictures so we can remember Zeta better.  Here are some of our favorites.  Wow, do we have a lot of favorites. 
Bo'sun


  Sometimes I forget how big and strong Zeta is since she's my friend.
Bo'sun
Gracie arrives, December 2, 2005
Hi, I'm Gracie.  These nice folks came to my mom & dad's place today.  Bo'sun and Zeta came with them to make sure I'd know that my new home would be a really nice place for a pup to grow up in.  Of course, I was nervous at first, but I figured out real quick that they've got lots of stuff I can chew on. They gave me this real purty new rope to chew on too.  Zeta scared me at first--it's sort of like having King Kong as your friend.  Bo'sun told me that they'll call me Gracie here because Zeta isn't and I am.  I'm not sure I understand. 
Amy, er I mean Gracie


 

Pacific Beach, Washington   Mom says we circumnavigated the Olympic Peninsula today.  I think that means something like we drove around the block, except it took longer.  All of us got to run & play on the beach--even 'Eddie, mom's Expedition.  If you click on this picture, you'll get a video of me chasing Bo'sun.
Gracie
   

 ZETA

April 17, 1998        -         February 14, 2006

 

 Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. 

Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence. 

They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. 

On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

 

You can't scare me, I've lived with a a Rottweiler for 5 years!  Silly collie-wollie.
Bo'sun

Here's another video of Gracie & I doing what we do best-playing!
Bo'sun

It must be Monday because here we are again at the Raptor Center.  Mom & dad are in there feeding those other critters while Miss Gracie & I are stuck out here in 'Eddie'. 
Bo'sun
   I asked Bo'sun "What's a raptor?"  Omigod!
Gracie


Nice kitty doesn't want to share breakfast.  Did you see those paws?  Dad said she'll be twice as big as Zeta, the  Rottweiler!
Gracie
 
HRRVC "Sunshine Rally" at Casa Grande, Arizona, March 2006
Ah, Arizona in the winter. 
Gracie
Wait a minute.  This is Arizona?
Gracie
OK everyone.  Stand up straight--dad's taking anther picture.
Gracie
It's good to be back home in Washington again!
Gracie

Being a dog isn't as easy as those humans think.  We had to supervise mom & dad all day while they moved everything from the old trailer to the new motorhome.
Gracie & Bo'sun

Hey, I don't have an armrest to sit on and watch the world go by, so I'll sit on collie-wollie and look out dad's window.
Bo'sun
 

Even I'm smart enough to know that the Beaver was too big to put in the garage.

Gracie
 

And Rodney Dangerfield thought he got no respect.  Here I am getting another case of Beaver Butt and the collie-wollie thinks I'm a pillow.
Bo'sun

An eagle to watch over me while I relax in the shade of the Beaver.  Life is good.
Bo'sun



Gracie thinks she's such a princess sometimes.  Especially when she's on mom & dad's bed in the motorhome.
Bo'sun
 

The Beaver gets a break, so I guess I can take a break, too.
Gracie

Hey, I'm ready to GO!
How long is it going to take you two to put that stuff away?
Bo'sun

A Bichon's work is never done.  That Collie-wollie sleeps almost as much as Zeta did, so I still have to be the look out.  At least the Beaver has big windows so I can see everything that's going on out there.
Bo'sun

 

These fluffy French dogs make pretty good pillows.
Gracie 

Hey!  Don't I look just like "Rin Tin Tin"?
Gracie

 

After a long, hard day mom expects me to keep my dairy up to date, too?
Bo'sun

 
  Gracie at Olympic Nat'l Park

When you're this pretty, being smart is optional
Gracie
 Wanna see me play in the water?  Click on the little blue arrow.   
Marli
But, if you'd rather watch me play with Gracie, then click on the little green arrow. 
Marli
 
 
I could swim all day if Dad would let me
Marli
 

 There isn't much of anything more fun than catching flying water mid-air.
 Marli
 

Hey Dad!  Is the the stick you wanted?
Marli

 

Maybe if I close my eyes Dad won't see me bring this stick back and I can just sneak ashore with it.
Marli
   
 

My Mom loves me.
Marli
 

Oh man!  I thought that stupid Collie-wollie was a bother.  Sheeesh.
Bo'son
   
   
   
   
   
   

01/29/2012

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