Saturday, November 12, 2011


Somehow I don't see Mom sporting this as the latest in fall fashion.

WHY should I?

Fine - we hear hunters in the area around the farm and Mom and Irish just want me to be safe.

What - I did just say Fall, right? Then WHAT is this?


Snow in October! (Yes that means I'm couple weeks late with this post - at least I didn't have to wait until summer!)

I am chest deep is this dreamy white stuff - and couldn't be happier!

Do you think there might be sticks hiding under here? I do!

Now that Irish has been so kind as to install high speed wifi at Five Fields (that's what I named the farm) - I should be able to blog more often!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Well There

At The Farm - ON THE COUCH

As you can see by the stern look on my face - I AM NOT HAPPY.
It's been months since I was allowed computer access so I could blog.
And my people took a walk in the country without me - so I protested by sitting on their precious couch. SO THERE.


I'm now a year old (and some change). Gee - you would think there would have been a party with lots of pictures! NOT.

I am enjoying my playtime at our NYC dog run - and loving my weekends at the farm. (I think we should call it Five Fields Farms - since there are indeed 5 different fields/meadows for me to play in).

I am sad that Aunt D is moving to a new neighborhood and won't be right around the corner from us (although she promises to meet us in Central Park).

I am embarrassed that my blog has been slacking and PROMISE to be better at posting.

I've been spending time in Daycare every Thursday - and LOVE IT!

I'm very lucky that when Mom is out of town on business Irish takes me up to the Farm for some quality one on one time! Man and his dog - does it get any better?

I am officially a BIG GIRL - meaning I am crate free day and night.
Of course I have found the best place to sleep is curled up with Mom!

Now that took all of 5:00 to pull together. I will make sure I get more computer time - and to reward myself I think Mom should take me to dinner at Parnell's tonight with Aunt D so we can BOTH wish her a fond neighborhood farewell - and celebrate her new adventure on the west side !

- Ellie

Friday, July 29, 2011

Help Wanted

Hours flexible. Knowledge of iPhoto would be helpful. Experience in puppy discipline is absolutely NOT required. Pay negotiable. I can only offer loving looks and the opportunity to scratch my belly on a regular basis - but let's face it - that's PRICELESS.

(Yes - after a month of NOT POSTING - I had to make the painful decision to fire my previous assistant. She could just not handle work, me, weekends in the country, me, dining out with Irish, taking me for walks AND posting my blog entries. For this I apologize.)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I guess this means I won't be allowed to roam free unsupervised.
Oh well.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Girls Night

AKA Pizza & Puppy Night

Mom and Miss D are the only 2 in the office who have yet to see the movie, THE HANGOVER. Now that the sequel is out - and the original is "on demand" - they decided to get together for a little pizza and wine to watch the movie. Sounded like a good idea so I joined in.

(I got biscuits and lots of pets - but these 2 gals were not about to share their pizza or wine).

The verdict - it was ok.

Funny yes - but does not compare to the classics -

Caddy Shack - or Animal House.

Bradley Cooper - that's another story.

Let's just say that man can give me belly rubs anytime! Yum.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

My Dad, aka The Irish Man or "Irish" for short.

Due and his Dad

Abbey with Huni (Mom's Dad)

Here's to all the Dads that love us and take care of us. Extra treats for all!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Almost Perfect

This morning was almost perfect.

Due and I met up at the corner and strolled to Central Park.
The rains have passed and the sun was out. BEAUTIFUL.
Due's been under the weather. He was just diagnosed with Addison's Disease. He got his meds and is on the mends so it was terrific to be back with him in The Park.

We romped and made all the other dogs jealous.

I basked in the dappled sunlight, with a stick, some mud stains,
and my tongue a-waggin'.

I hid my harness at The Farm so Mom and Irish would "forget" to bring it back with us last week. I thought I'd "run free" and drag Mom
willy-nilly up and down the streets of Manhattan.
At least that was MY plan.

But NOOOOOOOOO. Mom caught my friend Parker wearing one of these. A "Gentle Leader".
She had a chat with Parker's Mom - who told her it was indeed "the best" option. Really cuts down on the pulling, etc. Irish keeps mentioning a choke collar - and Mom has resisted. I hear her asking around and folks who have tried both say the Gentle Leader is the way to go.

Due doesn't care. He's by my side no matter what. I still think this is ridiculous. I have asked every doorman on my block for assistance in the removal of this device.
No such luck.

So to get even - I did what only a dog could do.
Quietly laid in a muddy puddle while the peeps had brunch!
So there!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Sticky Situation

Listen up People. This is not that complicated.


And when you leave these items laying around,
they will also be considered (for canine purposes)..STICKS
Not a "screwdriver" or a "weeder"
If you don't pick up after yourself....your sticks may just end up where the rest of mine do...
buried somewhere in acres of meadows....good luck!

I think we can all take a way a few valuable lessons...
1) Pick up your tools
2) Bright handles are a good idea.
3) and if you don't pick up....HAPPY HUNTING!

You may have noticed that I have a stick obsession. I'm a 8 month old puppy, spending her weekends either at The Farm or The Park. Sticks are my life.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sticks for Mom!

I've been very busy at The Farm and my assistant has been dearly lacking in her blogging assignments. For that I must apologize.

This weekend was very busy. It was Mom's birthday - and although I have yet to celebrate one - if this was any indication - I too will look forward to my own 4 day holiday extravaganza!

First we had to gather sticks.

Then I had to trim then down a little to get them JUST RIGHT. Apparently we needed kindling for a little bonfire. 'smores were on the menu and since I can't do the grocery shopping - I thought I would add my sticks as a contribution.

Of course I had to take a moment to catch a butterfly or too.

A girl's got to enjoy herself!

Here is all that's left of my hard work.
The important thing - we all had a good time sitting around the fire, staring at the stars in the sky, and roasting marshmallows. I understand the 'smores were very tasty.

Smiles all around!

I hope you have all been enjoying your own adventures.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fun Times

Irish was here....
Mom was here.....
I was not!

Somebody better coordinate our calendars a little better.

The weekend is coming. Let's try to get it together people.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Princess Muddy Paws

Yes- this is how I spent my weekend.

In between raindrops - I dug for more mud!

I'm a puppy - it's my job!

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Life NOT In Pictures

That's right. I'm about to catch you up on my FABULOUS week - but I will have to do so without any recent photos of MOI. Why you ask? My personal photographer is slacking in her duties.

So thanks to the World Wide Web - here's what I've been up to.

I got to spend my first 2 days at sleep-away camp. Unlike the dogs above - I had no ocean to frolic in - but I still had a great time. Everyone took great care of me and I can't wait to go back. After all, I am still cute and adorable - as evidenced by this photo of me when I was 4 weeks old!

SATURDAY - Central Park! I met up with my man, Due and we headed over to the park. We had a good romp - although I try to stay clear of these fellas. SUNDAY IS PANCAKE DAY. We have a tradition of Blueberry Pancakes on Sunday mornings. We needed more of the magic batter stuff -so we went to the grocery store - and I proudly carried this container all the way back to the apartment - IN MY MOUTH. Now that would have been one cute photo - ha! After breakfast dishes were done - it was back here for day #2 Then we headed west for a little sidewalk dining. Not in Paris - but kind of like this.
The mean restaurant people made me sit OUTSIDE the railing - although I kept trying to sneak in to curl up under the table. I guess I can only do that on the East Side!

That's OK. After lunch we headed over to this HUGE dog park right next to the Natural History Museum. All in all - a pretty great week. Too bad there are no photos of ME enjoying it!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


YES - Life is SWEET!

I am exhausted from having SO MUCH FUN at The Farm this weekend - that my little bed was not enough for me.

I let my nyla-bone have the dogbed - I needed a little more room to stretch out in - so I just took over Mom's favorite comfy chair !

I don't think she minded - after all - she left this little step stool in front of it to help me come and go!

Note to Ellie - that's a Foot Rest - not a Step Stool! Now get out of my chair! -Mom

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Great Escape

What is so difficult for the 2-legged ones to understand?

I have a bed at The Farm. That's where I will hang out when you two decide to go village hopping, grabbing a bite, antique shopping, WHATEVER.

There is no need to resort to THIS. A travel crate. (Shown here in it's upright - "before" position)

Here is what it looked like when they returned after 3 HOURS of being left to my own devices.
Flipped on it's side - which by the way is NOT difficult to do if you have MY talents.

Unzipped. Yes - my people assist the blind - we can certainly figure out how to UNZIP something.

I was waiting - napping - right inside the front door. NOTHING WAS DESTROYED. I just didn't see the need to be confined. WHY is that so difficult for you people to understand?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What a MESS!

Excuse the lousy quality of this pic.
Mom took it with her blackberry to email her boss. She had to explain WHY she was going to be a little late for work this morning. Apparently I'm not allowed to bask in my muddy glory all day. Mom made me take a bath before she left for work. SMART DOG that I am....I made such a mess that Mom then had to take a 2nd shower before she headed out! HA! GOTCHA!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

City Girl

We stayed in the city this weekend - which means CENTRAL PARK SATURDAY.

I ran.

Due chased me.
And I ran.

Then the battery died on Mom's camera so that's all the photos we have.

You missed....
Me chasing a Robin.
Me romping in daffodils
Me chasing Due
Me eating horse "deposits". Mom was NOT happy with that one!

The battery is currently being re-charged as I can't wait to show you me newest toy.
It's a keeper!