Willy was a goofball and great dog. He never met a person he didn't like and would try to greet you by licking your tonsils. However, a dog or cat was a completely different story and he would go crazy. Not good crazy either. Alan and I had been embarrassed by him more than once out on walks. He would make this weird high-pitched screeching and go bonkers. Despite this he was a very loving, cuddly dog and not only did he love his people but he and his brother, and littermate, Tug were best buddies.
Rest in peace Willy. You will be missed.
12/10/01 - 2/5/09
Willy is on the left (he was twice Tug's size). They are about 8 months old in the above picture.
More puppy shots. They were both damn cute (Tug even has two eyes in this pic).
He got something good to eat.
Matching jackets I made for them Christmas 2002. They were just over a year old.
They both seriously hate cats. I loved this picture of Willy trying to get the cat on top of the fence. That dog had serious jumping skills. It was no problem for him to jump in my arms and he even once jumped on the kitchen counter (got in big trouble for that one).
Summer of 2002. He had a blast playing in the sandy muddy water--not so much fun trying to clean him off with cold water from the tap (we were camping).
Camping in Stanwood with the crew from Seattle. He didn't like the creek very well and didn't go in here on his own!
More camping--he loved it!
Christmas card 2004--Lola, Willy, Tug (notice Lola and Tug's ears are down? They can't stand being near each other).
One of Willy's favorite pasttimes. Humping other dogs. Poor Samson, he didn't have a chance between Willy humping and Tug trying to bite him.
Camping at Valley of Fire State Park--that is a picture of a happy dog!
Willy loved his tennis balls.
Willy loved cocking his head to the side like he knew what you were saying.
and Alan have lived in Las Vegas since December of 2006. We moved from Seattle for Alan's job and we love the desert life! It's fun to be able to play tennis year-round or golf or go check out some cool red rocks. There is so much more to do here than go to "the strip".
I have never been much of a writer (or photographer for that matter), but decided a blog would be a good way to share with my friends and family what has been going on in the desert. However, I am now hooked on reading random blogs and it's been fascinating. I have even made some cyber and real life friends from my blog! Life is good!