Thursday, February 28, 2008


Beautiful Alki

Beautiful, AND patient...

Week 9

Nine weeks old, that is...

Still lots of sleeping. Play hard / sleep hard.

Barclay and Mouse

Don't feel sorry for Mouse, she has totally brought this on herself! Mighty looks on disapprovingly.

Monday, February 25, 2008

If you think you can handle it... for the close-up view!


Alki and Mouse take a break from Barclay by resting in a sunbeam.

Guess who?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

More Barclay (big surprise, huh)

Alki is still not too happy about Barclay, but sometimes they can tolerate being in the same space. Here they are begging for popcorn in the kitchen. Actually Alki is begging for popcorn. Barclay doesn't know what they're doing there!

Mighty watches Barclay playing, with a surprisingly relaxed pose. I don't know why the cats are even on the floor around him, but they seem to be warming up to him. I think they will be buddies someday.

After a hard day of playing, Barclay collapses wherever he happens to be. I can even pick him up and move him around and he doesn't wake up!

Dave is holding Barclay in a submissive position, which we practice with him everyday, at our vets advice. It's supposed to be a gentle way to remind him what his place is! Sometimes he just lays there, and sometimes he pitches a fit before he gives up and relaxes.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Introducing our new puppy - Barclay!

Barclay is a standard sized American Eskimo, at least he will be someday. Right now he's only 8 weeks old. He can barely run across the room without falling over!

Of course this has thrown the household into an uproar. The cats were very disturbed by this new creature.

Alki wants nothing to do with him until he learns some manners, and at 13 she figures she's old enough she shouldn't have to be the one to teach him.

Chester is handling it best. Since he is kind of a big puppy at heart, they seem to be most likely to play. Chester has no problem telling him what to do, and several times we've seen Chester let out a loud BARK in his direction, causing Barclay to roll backwards across the floor as if hit by a mighty wind. Then Chester wags his tail in approval.

Luckily for all of us, Barclay only goes for about half an hour before collapsing for a nap.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The goats