Notre Fidele Ami

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Patriot keeps us entertained, he's a laugh a minute!

Earlier in the week we were playing fetch with him, we tossed his toy and then gave the command to "get it." He took off at full gallop across the tiled floor, needless to say, he couldn't stop in time and slid right through the full length screen door.  I wish I would have had the camera going, the expression he had sitting outside looking in was priceless!  Never a dull moment since he took residence in our hearts....."GOOD DOG"...pat..pat

Saturday, April 16, 2011


A cross between a Moose and Marmaduke!
 Patriot's having a good time and acting what's new!  He never ceases to amaze us, what a personality.  I decided from the beginning to write this blog for a couple of reasons:

1.) I wanted to share with Patriot's "Forever Person" his early beginnings and also some of the joy that he has brought to our home. There has not been a morning "Forever Person" that you have not been in my thoughts and prayers, I've wanted  to raise this dog for you for the last forty years.  I will do my very best to give you an exceptional dog.  This blog may help them understand some of the crazy things he does and likes.

2.) To let our family and friends take the "Patriot" journey along with us.

That being said, let me tell you about Patriot. 

 He loves ice cubes, I mean he really loves ice cubes!!!

Patriot trying to open the freezer drawer

I am so thankful that I do not have a ice dispenser on the front of the refrigerator.  His love of ice cubes can be traced back to me, I gave them to him when he was teething.  I'm the guilty party!

Ornery with a capital "O"

He likes his picture taken

His capacity for love is endless

He'll be six months old in a couple of weeks, he's a sweet boy, very intelligent and can at times be a handful.  Nothing that we can't work through! Patriot has quite a bit of training ahead of him, one of which he'll enjoy is learning how to swim.....

Looks inviting

Have to wait until your six months old!

to be continued.......

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Patriot's obedience class was generously invited to tour "Gatorland" in Orlando, Florida. It was a good experience for the class, so many new smells, sights and sounds.
Lots and lots of gators!

Checking out the gators!

Class taking a break

Emu's checking out the dogs

Class photo

A good time was had by all!