A back view of Muffin, but a great view of the deep snow -- so very different from this year when we've had none.
My husband with all three of the dogs (remember that this was still before we got Twinkie). Belle, our rescue shelter dog, is in the middle.
Fortunately, all of our dogs love cats (with the possible exception of Butch, who pretends not to see them). Not only do I need to update my photos of the dogs, but I need to get pictures of Twinkie and Ladybug (our only outdoor cat). Coming soon...
Here is a good photo of Belle taken February 19, 2012. She is an excellent sitter as long as there are treats in the offing!
Here is a prison photo of Butch. He's our oldest at 14 years old. Because of an incident when Muffin was young, Butch has to be kept in a separate yard to keep him from being accidentally injured by the larger dogs. Butch was raised with a Doberman and has a BIG DOG complex. He knows he's a Doberman at heart. He never lost a fight with PeeWee the Dobie behind him. Unfortunately, we lost PeeWee to Wobblers three years ago, and since then Butch has had to be stitched back together a couple of times. The first time was when Belle broke him out of prison and took him up to the neighbors house to meet their pack of dogs. The second time was when Muffin was a rather too enthusiastic and possessive puppy. She didn't realize that she could hurt him. Now she takes great care around him.
Muffin is our best sitter. She sits without being told, just because she knows it's what I want. She and I are very close. This is good because she's one hundred pounds of love, and she can drag me anywhere. She doesn't taste treats since she swallows everything whole, so I really NEED her to want to behave. Muffin has a longer nose than Twinkie and more of a Great Dane look.
A side view since Muffin was busy watching Belle try to dig something out of a stump. Thankfully, it wasn't a skunk! I'm not a good enough photographer with my phone to be able to show just how large Muffin really is.