Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Congrats to Ingrid (aka Dr Anderson)

The Menagerie members add their congratulations to those of the Bunny Princesses to Ingrid on her successful defense of the dissertation. Moose, Raz, and Lucy send her many kisses (on the part of Raz & Lucy) and affectionate sniffs (on the part of Moose).

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving family

OK, so technically this is not a Menagerie photo, but it does feature Lily, Mamita's fawn pug (in Mamita's arms) and Rudy, Mamita's black pug (in Eric's arms). The humans in the photo are (L. to R.) Chris, Kate, Daniela, Eric, Mamita, and Roberto.

Friday, November 25, 2005


These are Negrita and Nadi, two of Mamita's miniature goats. They are pretty skittish around humans they don't know, unless... are holding some of their favorite food! The whitish goat is named Lakshmi, the friendliest of the goats. She will actually come up for a scratch even if you don't have food.

Nadi and one of the chickens who share space with the goats. Everyone seems to get along fine. There were even some chickens who as young ones insisted on spending the night in the goat shed instead of in the the chicken coop

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving doubles

Looks like a Raz-dog...

No! It's a Lily-dog. This is Mamita's (Daniela's mom) pug dog. We visited Mamita (and her very own Menagerie) in New Mexico for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2005

2nd Law of Moose-o-dynamics

A Moose will contract to fill precisely the space available on a dog bed. (Also file under: turnabout is fair play. If Raz can steal Moose's bed, Moose can do likewise.)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Raz Queen of All

Raz leaves no one - least of all her sister Lucy - in doubt that she is the most dominant being around! When it strikes Raz that Lucy might have forgotten who alpha dog is, Raz will often do something like this- just sit on top of Lucy. I love the long-suffering expression on Lucy's face!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Goodnight Moose!

Time to go to bed! Moose does not want to wake up for a cuddle with Eric.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Moose Missing Mojo

Moose has been acting quite strangely the past couple of days-- as best I can figure, he caught the smell of something late last week which freaked him out. Now he is reluctant to go outside (if you know Moose, you know how unlike him that is!), and when he is out, he is very nervous, tail between his legs, glancing furtively side to side. And he is eager to get back into the house. Very strange... Any theories from the "blogosphere" on what could have caused this ?

Seems a bit better today... we'll hope he's back to normal soon.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


The little black one meets a REALLY big white one.

In the woods

We took a walk at the Griffey Lake Nature Preserve...
The dogs really love hiking about and playing near water.

Lucy peaks out between two trees.

Phew. Raz in her favorite position, RESTING.

Moose loves to run around while near water. Who knows why...