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Winter Break

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

September 30, 2017 - That was a good run. Now let's take a break and get a drink like the people do after they work.
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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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Alumni

September 01, 2017 - Now we are totally bonded.
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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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Real Pals

July 30, 2017 - That was a great play session. See you in a few days my pal.
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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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Back to Basics

July 21, 2017 - Upon my return after a 5 day absence, Mannie gave me a great welcome home and then we both headed out on the deck to do...
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My Profile

July 15, 2017 - Is this my good side????
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The Family

July 10, 2017 - Front row seats at at the dog show and parade. Mannie said he only would enter the costume parade as a nudist.
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Mannie's Pals

July 06, 2017 - Mannie strolling around with some of his "Big Dog" friends at the dog park. They all were taking a break after cavorting...
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The Race Is On

July 02, 2017 - Mannie and Sonny hard at play.
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Good Friends

June 29, 2017 - MaGreeting time before Mannie and Sonny get into their playtime
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Break Time

June 25, 2017 - Yep, that's Mannie with his new Buddies, He loves to play with all dogs, but especially the big ones, so this retired, "...
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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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On the Deck Again

May 08, 2017 - WOW. The weather finally has gotten warm and sunny. Now we get to spend more time outside, and the deck is a great place...
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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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Patiently Waiting

December 20, 2016 - My pal Hooch waiting for my feet to hit the sand so he can lead the way on today's beach adventure.
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Paradise Found

July 12, 2016 - This is where Hooch grew up. The beach is his backyard, and if you're nice, he'll let you use it.
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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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Playtime

June 03, 2016 - These two never seem to get tired of running and playing on the beach. That's Hooch at 11 years old and Rufus at 1 1/2....
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Beach Buddies

April 15, 2016 - This is Hooch and his pal Rufus doing what comes naturally.
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Who Me!

April 13, 2016 - I did nothing you wouldn't be proud of -- just believe me.
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End of Day

April 10, 2016 - After a hard day on the beach, I need my beauty nap.
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Happiness Is

April 08, 2016 - When Hooch and Rufus get out together, they bring smiles to everyones' faces.
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Where Did It Go

March 05, 2016 - When not romping together, these two pals love to dig up and chase "ghost crabs" around the beach.
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Chillin'

September 18, 2015 - After digging crabs, it's time to cool off the feet, get a drink and go back to the task. Beach life is great!
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Chilling Out

September 01, 2015 - Hooch and Rufus chilling out between beach romps,
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Living Large

July 15, 2015 - Hooch doing some of his favorite things on the beach. Probably the only two things he enjoys more are chasing birds and...
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Reflections of Hooch

June 30, 2015 - Two weeks of consecutive 90 + degrees, but that didn't stop Hooch and me. The conditions were ideal -- low tide, no wind...
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Playtime

April 14, 2015 - Lessons from Hooch & Rufus. This is the way to enjoy the day -- sun, sand, the ocean and a good friend.
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Freedom

February 02, 2015 - Turned loose on the beach to do whatever makes you feel good. This is the life everyone should get to experience.
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Freedom

August 31, 2014 - Turned loose on the beach to do whatever makes you feel good. This is the life everyone should get to experience. Hooch...
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Learnings from Hooch

July 07, 2014 - Hi. For those who don't already know me, I'm Hooch. I'm the guy that taught Charlie a lot of lessons about life. We go...
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