Saturday, March 10, 2012

Zoe & Dallas

Our friends rescued a chow puppy who's only a few months old and about 1/2 of Dallas' whole 37 pounds. And yet, true to Dallas' nature, as soon as the puppy set foot in our house, Dallas immediately began showing submission to the youngster. Seriously girlfriend- this is your home! grow a backbone! But it worked because the two are fast friends!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mardi Gras!

We took Mardi Gras very seriously in the DuMont household this year...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jake & Dallas

Yesterday I was on the computer and Chris was reading. Dallas was glued (as usual) to the front window when she suddenly starts making awkward whining noises, racing around between us and jumping up at the window. Chris and I looked at each quizzically, wondering why our dog was instantly nuts. Then I followed her gaze. Her BFF, Jake (a Swiss Mountain dog) was on leash with his parents, walking by our house. I quickly opened our front door and invited them in.

Hi. I'm Jake.

Tolerant Jake as Dallas tried to snake his squeaky toy.

Surprisingly from this photo, Jake actually weighs in at about 3 times what Dallas does. Neither one of them seems to realize there is a difference, though.

Wait- is there something out there?

And to the victor go the spoils.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Opening Christmas Gifts

We may never have to buy anything for Christmas for her, other than wrapping paper, again.... Chris, too.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dallas at Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Chris found a headband for her with a small piece of mistletoe attached. She's exhausted here because we just spent the night chasing her for kisses.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Poor Dallas. I became intent on dressing her up, and she indulged me, unentertained though she was. The block's first trick-or-treator was an adult pillsbury dough boy. Inexperienced in the concept of Halloween, Dallas was most certainly not willing to accept him on her block. And this became one of the few times she absolutely found her voice. "Sound the alarms! Sound the alarms- I'm not sure what this guy is, but he is MOST unusual!"

After the dough boy, neighbor Liz sat with Chris, Dallas, and myself on the front driveway and effectively handed out 900 pieces of candy in two hours. Dallas and I were the only two of the foursome dressed up.

A 'Wicked Halloween': Elphaba & Galinda

"I wanna be popular"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dallas' First Birthday

We adopted Dallas, so we really don't know when her birthday is. But, we adopted her at 3-4 months old, we can pretty much guess she was born sometime last October. So, one cool autumn evening, we invited our friends (and their dog) to the house (actually, the back yard), bought her a little dog-biscuit cake and roasted s'mores to celebrate. OK, maybe that was more for us then her, but I didn't hear any complaints concerning the black lab friend or dog-biscuit treats.

 Dallas prepares for her cake...

She's literally drooling.

"Team DU" Noelle & Maree helping us celebrate.

 The dogs stayed pretty close to 4 year old Maree, during the marshmallow roasting.

 Black labs, united.

After treats, getting birthday snuggles.

Sunday, November 6, 2011