Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"

"You will go far," said Theodore Roosevelt. I prefer to just get a big dog to do it for me.
Baron

Ready to march.

Heading out - down the driveway
Heading back towards the house
 
BB joining Baron



Keeping Mom company on her walk

Almost back to the yard. Hard working boy...

139 comments:

Kerri said...

What a Sweetie!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sometimes finding a stick big enough can be a problem. :) Very cute.

Kathy said...

Love it!

Pierre BOYER said...

A good dog...
Greetings from Paris,

Pierre

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
OMG, How sweet Baron and BB♡♡♡ They must be a good compassion and know the emotional state of yours. Mine used to be so long ago(*^_^*)

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

Very cute, Baron and BB are beautiful dogs.

Mike said...

I half expected to see a pic of BB challenging Baron to a tug of war over the stick.

Buttons said...

Morning Tex I do believe I need a handsome fella like Baron to carry a stick in the woods on my hikes and BB would love it too. We would have so much fun. You are lucky Tex. Hug B

Jeevan said...

Looks like he’s on a training track! Really wonderful and sweet :)

Janey and Co. said...

I enjoyed the walk. Do you have to make that walk to the mailbox?

It's me said...

Lovely !!!!...xxx..

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, Such good boys.....they are beautiful......What a lovely walk, I would love to walk down that road too......Blessings Francine.

Karen said...

Such a pretty patch of earth you call home - and those pups are so lucky to hare it with you.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

He is well-prepared for anything!

MarmePurl said...

I certainly enjoyed that walk.

Sandra said...

Jake carries big sticks, but not down the road like this, he carries them to his favorite spot and chews them to smithereens. Baron looks like he has found a diamond in the rough... so sweet

Tammy said...

Those are some beautiful pups! My dog would love your driveway!

rainfield61 said...

That is the way to earn a living.

In a dog's style.

nic.b van es said...

nou en dat het hele eind volhouden.knap hoor.

Nancy Claeys said...

Best toy ever invented. :)

georgettesullins said...

Something about carrying a big stick makes a dog look so proud. Cute pictures.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Wow, I wouldn't want to throw a stick like that for anyone to fetch.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Yeah that stick carrying job comes with lots of responsibility! Love your long STRAIGHT driveway.

DJan said...

What a good dog! You can tell how much he loves his job, it's coming out of every pore! :-)

Sally in WA said...

One happy dog, for sure!

Honest Abe said...

Nice winter walk.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great series of shots!

Linda said...

That long driveway makes a perfect place to walk, for both you and the dogs. You're all blessed. Happy Sunday to you.

Molly The Wally said...

Nice to see the pups. That is one pawsome driveway. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Barb Brookbank said...

Sweet! Love the great driveway too!

Joop Zand said...

Great shots...... nice dogs.

Tanya Breese said...

awww ozzy loves big sticks too. as soon as it's time to come back in, he tries to sneak one in the house but i never let him because he chews it up and makes a big mess :/

Debbie said...

oh theresa, i love that walk, up that beautifull, tree lined path.

everything is so pretty, so well maintained....what a great spot for a walk with the pups!!

bff!!

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful photographic series.
Great dogs. I love dogs.
I have a white West Terierr.
Her name is Bella.
I send greetings.
LUCIA

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A dog's job in never done! Happy Sunday:@)

Red said...

Okay, I get it. Every day there is a walk up the driveway that everybody likes!

S. J. Qualls said...

He does look determined!

Good Sunday!

Muffy's Marks said...

Good Boy!!! Loves his sticks, doesn't he?

Jan n Jer said...

S0 sweet to see them together. you have a looooong driveway.

Tombstone Livestock said...

He could be a big help in keeping the kindling pile full if he doesn't walk off will all of it.

nyloncamera said...

Somehow i hear Nancy Sinatra singing

Breathtaking said...

So nice to see Baron carrying his choosen stick, on the walk to your post box.Two special coompanions:)

Melanie sometimes chooses one twice her size, and carries it for ages then just as we are approaching home, lets it drop and quite happily leaves it behind!!!

MTWaggin said...

He picked a great "big stick", true to his breed indeed.

Montanagirl said...

HaHa...LOVE it. Playing is just as hard work as working! Nice images.

don said...

A fine series on your dogs. The dog handles the stick very well.

ellen abbott said...

taking his stick for a walk?

Fábio Martins said...

What a big stick for him :-)

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like he had a ways to go to get a big stick.

Brian King said...

That's cool! I've rarely seen a dog that could refuse a stick. I don't think they can help it.

Susan said...

Isn't fun to have such good friends. Wanna be with you on your walk. Such sweeties.

Jo's World said...

A very sweet couple of pups! Even when dogs don't know where they are going, they act like they do!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Michaele said...

Such a helpful firewood gatherer :)
Love you walk. Are you getting the mail?

Daniel LaFrance said...

Now that's a driveway! All that's missing is snow. lol

Do the two dogs get along?

Handsome pair.

Sally said...

They loves you. :)

xoxo

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Found you by way of Kim at Golden Pines.

My Hubby was a farm boy and I was raised on a horse and cattle farm...We still live in rural areas...but not like where y'all live.

Y'all come on by...
BrownDog's Human

Lynne said...

Not gonna let go of that stick is he! Great photos . . . looks like a great "ice free" place to walk!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I wasn't quite expecting that, it really made me laugh, thanks!

joeh said...

Now I miss Minnie, my black lab!

Sylvia K said...

Fun shots! Sam is jealous, can't find one his size!

Crissi said...

They are beautiful dogs!
Nice week
Crissi

Beth said...

The dogs are gorgeous. Lovely, shiny coats. Great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He looks like he knows where he's going and why!

Midmarsh John said...

Amazing how some dogs just have to carry something about.

DeniseinVA said...

Adorable post! Do love your doggies.

Angela said...

Is he carrying a stick because you are carrying a stick? lol My dogs aren't the type to carry sticks. They do carry in deer bones though! lol

Taken For Granted said...

Nothing better than a pair of friendly black labs to keep you company on a walk.

Small City Scenes said...

Just like a Lab. LOL! He keeps you company and the stick keeps him company. Buck carries a ball around when we go for a walk. MB

Margie said...

Dada doggie...love him/them.

Marvin said...

Ya just never know when you might need a big stick.

pattisjarrett said...

You have your own personal body guard. What a sweetie.

SweetMarie said...

I would love to walk down your drive way with your pups! My pups love a good stick.:)

Michelle said...

Love that long driveway! And your furry walking companions!

Larry Ostby said...

Barron is lovin' that stick. I'm lovin' that driveway.

parker said...

Baron has things well under control! And he's got enough stick to keep it that way!

Maple Lane said...

Some of my very favorite photos of yours EVER!!! Sweet dogs to keep you company - such beautiful scenery.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Had some posts to catch up. GGreat ones, Love the pond pictures.
I have got flu for some days...but now better

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful babies, one of them doing a hard job.

Stephanie said...

Love it!

Karen said...

That's sweet!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Mans best friend....or in your case Woman's best friend. either way, lovely photo's




peter

Robin Lamb said...

T, looking high and low for someone to throw the stick for him!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He's taking his job very seriously! I don't think I've ever seen a dog carry such a big stick.

Candy C. said...

What a GOOD dog carrying that stick all the way there and back! :)

Giga said...

Kochany jeden i drugi piesek. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Loved one and the other dog. Regards warm.

Carole M. said...

so what happened to the big stick when back at home? Did it get chewed up or ....?

Fireblossom said...

Bosco says "woof!"

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh my gosh, that is adorable! I love the way Labradors run around with big sticks - they're such happy dogs.

Fjällripan said...

Good boy :) Like that beautiful road to!

Raggedy Creations said...

hehehe that's too cute.

Felicia

Barb said...

That's so cute - he's getting his daily exercise! By the way, I love your driveway - you could run back and forth on it doing sprints!

Ellie said...

Love these pictures :))
Baron looks like a dog on a mission with that stick in his mouth :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a lovely loyal companions you got! Hardworking indeed and unconditional. Hugs to you,
Mariette

barbara l. hale said...

I chuckled through this whole series. Dogs! The wonder of them!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

A dog with a sense of purpose. Adorable!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

A special stick- better save it for the next walk!!

DIMI said...

Beautiful dogs Baron and BB!!Great walk!Hope you have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Happy dog. It reminded me of a YouTube video I saw where a retriever with a slightly longer stick in his mouth was unable to figure out how to get through a narrow gate. After a minute of trying the owner finally helped him solve his problem.

Lois Evensen said...

What sweet dogs. They look like ours who get up every morning and ask, "What can I do for you today?"

Joe said...

Everyone needs a good walking stick.

A Quiet Corner said...

There's nothing like a little stick to make the day a little brighter!...:)JP

Catherine said...

So cute! Dogs and their sticks...classic.
xo Catherine

Jeanne said...

Good Dog!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

"Someone" looks very happy with their stick!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such fabulous photos! I love them.
Beautiful buddies!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

sharon said...

I guess they figure they can have a walking stick too.

Deb said...

a nice walking friend you have...and the stick just might come in handy...

Betsy Adams said...

HA HA---He wasn't going to turn loose of that stick at all, was he???? Cute post, Theresa.

We've been in Arkansas this week enjoying some time at gorgeous Mt. Nebo. Hope you had a good week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

That is too cute!

Maria said...

I love their black lustrous fur. They are beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Baron is a hardworking and handsome boy!! I have a feeling that anytime you're on a walk with Baron or BB, stick or not, no one is going to bother you! :-)

Jill said...

So sleek and manly!

Barbara said...

He's precious! Belle used to carry a stick around like that. Cracked me up!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful dog and I love his name! :) Beautiful lane to take a walk, too!

Randy said...

What a great companion.

Leave It To Davis said...

My Lamonte looks very much like your Baron. They might be distant cousins! I WANT IT...I WANT IT....I WANT IT!!! I REALLY WANT IT!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh that is funny. Where is he going with that stick? My dog is so dang lazy he would be hard pressed to even pick that stick up.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It reminds me of a former furry friend, Larsson. He was such a sweet boy...a yellow Lab...and he LOVED a good stick! Baron and BB are very handsome!

Grant Blakeney said...

Dogs always bring a smile to my face.

Karen said...

Oh, love this! A girl's best friends! xx

Hanne Bente said...

So cute ♥

Stewart M said...

Train them to brig a stick home after each walk and you would have your winter kindling sorted! (assuming you have a fire!)

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Baron carrying that big stick put a huge smile on my face. He looked rather regal, as though this was such an important task, trotting along with such purpose. So cute when BB joined him.

Ayu Maselli said...

They are adorable Theresa. I'd love to have one of them, Just I don't want to get broken heart again ;)
Have a good day

Wally Jones said...

Happiness is....seeing a dog with a stick.

Thanks for a good start to my day!

Ron said...

Great title to go with the picks!

Marie said...

Too cute! I love him alone with the stick going down that long drive! Just as an aside...when we lived in TX we found that there are almost no designated areas to walk or enjoy nature that are FREE. Coming from Va we found that hard to swallow (though there were plkenty of things we loved about our TX sojourn, that just wasn't one!) and now that we are in Az we find that they are much like Va....lots of free places to walk and be in nature. I understand about having to keep the cows and other critters behind fences, but I was disappointed while there. If we went for a walk, we actually had to do so on the road. Seeing your long drive reminded me of that...fortunately you have that for your daily walks.

JM said...

He looks happy with the new toy! :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww they are so cute! I love the photos :)

Sandy said...

I just love labs. They always seem to have a happy go lucky attitude.

Pat Tillett said...

So DARN cute!
You call that a driveway? Compared to my 15 foot driveway, it looks like a road!

Porch Days said...

Those look like happy, hard-working dogs.

Rose said...

He's a good boy!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Such beautiful dogs! ♥ Beautiful scenery, too.

~Lindy

Lisa said...

This post is so touching. Your dog with a stick reminds me of our dog, Gunner, who passed away a month ago. He loved sticks! In fact, yesterday I got one of them to make a necklace with. Nice photos!

Hilary said...

What a handsome boy!

Furry Bottoms said...

Must always carry something. Its a rule!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

No arguing over the stick?

Betty Manousos said...

oh my word!

awesomeness!!

bon bon said...

lol! love it!!

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