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Winter Break

January 16, 2018 - Wherever there is sunshine, Mannie will be in the spotlight.
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Sunning

January 13, 2018 - Must run in the family. When the sun is out, it's time to hit the beach.
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Dressed for Service

December 30, 2017 - That's Mannie trained to help me out. He always is by my side. Thinking of changing his name to "Velcro". It's a match m...
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Xmas 2017

December 25, 2017 - And much to his surprise, Santa dropped off a toy for Mannie.
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Happy " Holidaze"

December 25, 2017 - Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and the coming new year. Mannie
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End Game

December 22, 2017 - In addition to hiding squirrels, this tree stump also makes a great pillow. It's especially good after digging out, chas...
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Guarding His Lady

December 19, 2017 - That's Mannie's "girlfriend Nell at the dog park. When she's around, he is totally focused on her. What a guy!
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Seasons Greetings

December 17, 2017 - This is me, Mannie, celebrating my first "Holidaze" with my new family. Looking back over the past 9 months since we met...
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Time to Leave

December 12, 2017 - Mannie first real experience in the snow at our place in Michigan. I think you can tell by the look on his face, he feel...
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The Look

December 12, 2017 - I got th message. "That's close enough"!
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Mannie & Nell

December 08, 2017 - This young lady is definitely one of Mannie's all time favorites from the dog park. Whenever Nell arrives after Mannie,...
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The Referee

November 26, 2017 - When Mannie sees that play is getting to be a bit rough, he likes to get in the middle and referee. If ignored by his bi...
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Not Ashamed

November 24, 2017 - Mannie did nothing wrong. He's not hanging his head in shame. He's just trying to avoid the camera which always seems to...
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Best Friends

November 23, 2017 - It doesn't' get much better than this.
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My Favorite

November 18, 2017 - Mannie brought this toy with him the day he came home with us. Of all the toys he has, this Xmas cow from Chick Fil A se...
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Thinking

November 13, 2017 - Wastes are known for their high level of intelligence and independent thinking when routing out creatures. Mannie appear...
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Ready to Party

November 11, 2017 - Fluffed and buffed in preparation for my birthday party. I'm 8 years old today and I can hardly wait to see what my new...
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Bonding

November 10, 2017 - This is Mannie right after his latest grooming with "Mom", just before she heads off to the hairdresser.
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Mannie the Energizer

October 19, 2017 - When the big dogs need a break, Mannie tries to keep them moving. He'll be 8 years old on Veterans Day, but has the ener...
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Let's Play

October 14, 2017 - A gift from friends. This one makes a lot of noise so I really like it.
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In the Mix

October 04, 2017 - At the dog park mixing it up with the big dogs. This is a bit of Mannie's heaven.
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Bonding

October 02, 2017 - You can see it in Mom's eyes. This pup is mine, and I will protect it no matte what it takes, so you may want to conside...
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Patiently Waiting

September 30, 2017 - Arriving at the Dog Park, Mannie encounters one of his pals. Five seconds later, the pack was into the running game. The...
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Where's Mom?

September 27, 2017 - Looking into this pup's eyes, I read a little separation anxiety. Perhaps it was more curiosity about the camera or me....
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End of Playtime

September 20, 2017 - A great way to end another indoor play session.
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Got You Covered

September 13, 2017 - Our first alert system never lets us down. Neither vehicle, nor person, nor animal shall trespass and get by Mannie.
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Who's Hiding

September 09, 2017 - This round thing makes lots of funny noises. Sounds a lot like "Alvin the Chipmunk", but it never comes out to play.
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Let's Play

September 01, 2017 - Mannie always is ready for a good time. He loves people, other dogs, play time, riding in the car and just about everyth...
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Guard Duty

August 29, 2017 - Mannie making sure no one and no wildlife sneak up on us. With Mannie on duty, there is no need for an alarm system.
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What's on Your Mind!

August 26, 2017 - Alright, go ahead and take another photo if that's what makes you happy.
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Open Wide

August 24, 2017 - Okay I have this figured out. Now it's time to show it who's boss around here.
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Are You Coming?

August 20, 2017 - This is the look when it's time to play, so you better stop whatever you're doing and join in. How can you say no to tho...
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New Home

August 15, 2017 - This was the day Mannie arrived home with us. Things haven't been the same since and it's all good.
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Play Ball !

August 10, 2017 - There always are lots of choices. I wonder if Dad ever will et me on the pool table to play ball with him up there????...
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Afternoon Break

August 04, 2017 - A little R & R (rest and recuperation) after a morning outing at the dog park running with the big dogs.
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The Day We Met

August 01, 2017 - Our first meeting with Mannie began with a bonding and smiles, both of which have continued to grow. It definitely was a...
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The Look

August 01, 2017 - Can you only imagine how a small animal feels when the coyote locks its eyes on you.
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Smells Good to Me

July 26, 2017 - Got to figure this one out. Something new just arrived and it makes funny sounds when it moves. It's different, it's bi...
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Fluffed & Buffed

July 21, 2017 - Yup! That's me with my latest look. Just right for summer.
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My Profile

July 15, 2017 - Is this my good side????
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Rise and Shine

June 24, 2017 - This is the look I get most mornings when I tell Mannie it's time to go out. I'm beginning to think I'm dealing with a t...
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Lazy "Daze"

June 17, 2017 - Can't you tell. I am not ready to get up.
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Play Break

June 12, 2017 - After more than half an hour of playtime, the boys decide it's time for a break.
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Manolo & Sonny

June 11, 2017 - Good friends hard at play.
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Working on My Photos

June 06, 2017 - Sometimes you just have to take control of the situation.
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Dozing Off

June 05, 2017 - The deck beckoned again, but after a 15 minute sunbath, I had to take a break. Life is getting tough around here.
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Pure Sweetness

June 01, 2017 - Mannie has to be the sweetest guy in town!
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The Good Life

May 29, 2017 - Like I said, now that the weather has gotten better we all get to spend more time on the deck. This is what I call "livi...
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End of Playtime

May 26, 2017 - Met some new friends who brought me a new toy. I've been working on it to get it to stop squeaking. It's a tough job, bu...
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Crashed

May 25, 2017 - I was soooo tired. Been running with the big dogs at the park today and just couldn't wait to take a nap.
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My People

May 22, 2017 - This is me with my Uncle Jim. I can tell he's a dog lover too!
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Chipmunk Carry

May 17, 2017 - This is the indoor practice field for thinning out the chipmunk population. I've been hired by one of the neighbors in c...
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Snack Time

May 15, 2017 - They think it's all about dental health. I say it's all about the taste.
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Soccer Time

May 13, 2017 - A new toy that needs to be tamed. Especially;;y as it makes all kinds of strange noises when it's moving.
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The Terminator

May 10, 2017 - After tossing around this toy, I decided it was time to "terminate" this session.
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Bonding

May 06, 2017 - Mannie also has bonded with "Mom". He just plain loves to ve with his people and to cuddle.
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Safe Haven

May 05, 2017 - Mannie is very much unlike many Westies who demonstrate their independent nature by sitting just out of reach. Mannie is...
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First Kill -1

May 03, 2017 - Just to prove he hasn't lost his inbred instinct to route out vermin, Mannie showed us what he can do quickly with a stu...
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And My Name Is

May 01, 2017 - After several weeks of being called a variety of names from Mannie to Manolo to Good Boy, I asked for a vote among Famil...
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Taking a Break

April 27, 2017 - After running at the dog park with the big dogs, I just couldn't keep up the pace without a break,
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Domination

April 26, 2017 - After working over my toys, I like to roll over on them to let them know who is the boss.
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Contemplation

April 22, 2017 - Here's a little bit of "Westie" attitude or "Westitude" coming out. They keep trying new names on me and I just look at...
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Respite

April 20, 2017 - After chewing on this "dental treat" for about half an hour, I decided it was time for a break. Don't you worry, I'll be...
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Pre-Rescue

April 16, 2017 - I was warming up Mom to make sure she got to know just how sweet I am. Also had to make sure I could rescue her, before...
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The New Look

April 15, 2017 - Here I am all 'fluffed and buffed". There seems to be a difference of opinion at home as to the pre- or the post-groomin...
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Mannie the Wolf

April 14, 2017 - This was the night before I was taken to the groomer for a "fluff and buff". I'll show you the result later.
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Who Is That?

April 14, 2017 - Now there's the Westie in Manne showing up. That's a tree stump with various openings and hidden "chipmunk-size" squirre...
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Practicing

April 11, 2017 - Mannie in one of his practice sessions with a "chipmunk-like" toy. Can hardly wait until he sees the real thing as we wi...
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Sunbathing

April 07, 2017 - WOW! I can't believe it. The sun actually came out and we don't have to walk around in the rain and snow. They tell me p...
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Bed Test

April 03, 2017 - Manne was not too sure of what to do here. After a few minutes of sniffing, circling and trying different positions he g...
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Crashed

April 02, 2017 - This is Mannie, one week after he rescued us. It's been a great learning experience and I think we passed the test. YAY!...
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Couch Potatoes

March 27, 2017 - Here's Manne totally adjusted and watching the Red Wings game with me. It's hard to believe Manne only has been here one...
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Mannie at the Rescue

March 21, 2017 - This is Mannie, the 7 1/2 year old Westie we are going to meet and rescue/adopt later this week. They say good things co...
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Hooch, Just Hooch

February 18, 2017 - They say the "Westie" is a clever little dog. They are intelligent and they also are independent; they do a lot of indep...
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Got My Attention

September 29, 2016 - Once again, this tundra wolf was on the alert. Don't know if it picked up a scent or heard something which I couldn't, b...
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Frolicking

September 27, 2016 - Just like any other playful dog, this wolf was happy to be running free.
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Double Trouble

September 23, 2016 - Not sure what got this wolf's attention, but I was happy to be off side.
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What Is That?

September 07, 2016 - This Tundra wolf's curiosity was peaked by something in the water. Never did find out what was so interesting.
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Taking a Break

June 16, 2016 - After another beach outing chasing pelicans, "wind surfers", the Goodyear blimp and anything else silly enough to cross...
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