Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Making up for lost time

Alex has gotten short shrift during my blogging hiatus. No blogging = not many reasons to take pictures = not many photos of the cutest ears in caninedom.

Hence, I'm trying to make up for some lost time.


Posing comes quite naturally to her, though how that leg bend can be comfortable is a mystery.


She has a wicked side eye and is not shy about using it.


Do you think she knows she's not supposed to be on this chair?
All is forgiven if it makes for a pretty picture.


Alex doesn't spend nearly as much time outside as Smooch did. She only wants to be where I am. We are absurdly, though unashamedly, co-dependent.


She's very alert and watchful. In this case, she's keeping an eye on the chickens on the other side of the fence. She loves chickens...for lunch. E Street chicken Clarence, who hasn't learned her lesson, likes to fly into the garden. Twice I've had to remove her from Alex's locked jaw and twice she has survived, which is a damned good thing because a steady supply of eggs is important in these crazy times. 


Some things just can't be explained.


Alex turns 2 on Saturday.


Long may she live.

26 comments:

  1. She's very photogenic and looks like she has a fun personality.

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  2. What a treat to find a trove of Alex photos. She does know how to pose, doesn't she? That tongue one is hilarious! So glad you are posting again! /Gretchen

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  3. Love the tongue picture. Hopefully she outgrows her taste for fresh chicken. Betsy

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  4. Two already?! How can that be... ha ha I love the chicken story. She has the prettiest markings and always looks worried.

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  5. Thank you for blogging again. Your pictures of Alex are amazing! The tongue....LOL! Two years old already? Stay well.

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  6. She is gorgeous and cute as a button... May your egg layer continue to have many more lives despite Alex! Our Toby loves to play watch dog, but being blind, all he can do is strut his stuff toward where he thinks the threat/squirrel is, and bark his fool head off! Half the time he is pointing in the wrong direction:-) Carson, check out his new goggles! https://mainenaturegreyhounds.blogspot.com/2020/03/toby-on-movewith-his-gq-goggles.html

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  7. Gorgeous photos - love seeing your portraits again!

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  8. The best ears for sure! I kept thinking they would pop up. Wow...2 years old, that went by fast! Have fun getting back in to the photo taking mode. You take wonderful photos. Lisa G in TN

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  9. my hubby says she is absolutely beautiful. I love her too. those ears are wonderful. poor chicken, I wish we had a couple of chickens, 1 doz eggs allowed and I always use 2 per week.. all of these photos are perfection to me....

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  10. Before you took a blogging hiatus, you were scouting the country for a possible move. Anymore thoughts on that?

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    1. I blogged about myy decision in this post:
      http://www.the7msnranch.com/2017/08/decisions-part-1.html
      I just went back and read it again - still feel the same way.

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    2. How the heck did I miss that?

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  11. So glad to see you blogging again. Someone I know in the German Shepherd community calls those “party ears”. That’s some professional level side-eye!

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  12. So glad you're back. Really missed all the animals and your good writing.

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  13. I always thought your chickens were scary beasts. Alex is taking care of that! Camera and photographer love her. She poses so sweetly in the forbidden chair. Didn't even check for a post yesterday so this is a wonderful surprise. Two years old. Such a big girl. And good bodyguard.

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  14. We never could keep chickens because of our bird dogs. They think chickens are a lot of fun to chase! Maybe Alex has a little bird dog in that DNA! My neighbor has a few chickens and their dog (collie/shepherd mix) doesn't bother them. ... mine however.......

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  15. Welcome back, Have you done a DNA test on her? Her face and ears remind me of a boxer.

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    1. I have. Here's a link to the post with the results (spoiler alert...no boxer)
      http://www.the7msnranch.com/2018/09/alexs-family-secrets-revealed.html

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  16. I hope you continue your posts, even if just pictures or short comments. Such significant losses over the past few years will take everything out of you.
    Anna Galentine

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  17. Not only the cutest ears in dogdom, Alex has the prettiest eyes!

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  18. Alex looks like a sweetheart, except for that side eyed look. It looks like she's trying to get you to feel sorry for her in that last picture and come pet her or sit with her. I've missed you so much that I copied those 2 links you gave to old posts and read them again, even though I knew the answers to the questions. Welcome back.

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  19. That pose with the bent leg should be an oil painting! LOL!

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  20. OMG, that tongue! Oh, and yes... those ears are marvelous!

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  21. Love it! So much personality! Happy Birthday, Alex!

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  22. I agree ... come on November! At least reading blogs helps to alleviate the agony the Orange Blob creates in my gut! Ugh!
    So glad to see you back ... you and Alex have been missed -- a LOT! :O)
    Stay safe ... stay well ... stay on-line!

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