Thursday, March 18, 2010

Soaking up Spring


It feels SO good! After a very cold & snowy winter in Ohio, it seems although we are being rewarded with an early spring! Another beautiful week of sunshine and temperatures in the 60s!

I'm giving the boys a few days off from posing for crazy photos. Since several of you asked, Brutus really doesn't seem to mind it. As far as "studio" shots, he's happy to work for a while as long as some treats are involved! I just give Brutus the "props" and then wait to see what he does with them. I take LOTS of photos, then sort through them for the best moments. Very little cajoling goes on, as Brutus manages to come up with the vast majority of his crazy poses (like the "Kiss Me" one that headlined yesterday's post) on his own. Frenchies just seem to have an amazing sense of humor, so it all comes naturally to Brutus, I guess!

We went for a LONG walk yesterday, then hung out on the deck just enjoying the sunshine. This is just perfect weather as far as I'm concerned, I'll take it any day of the year. Just chilly enough for a jacket in the morning & evening, and never getting hot so that you get overheated even when exercising. As mild as it is Brutus really soaks up the heat, and is already panting as you can see in the photo below!

I'm getting ready to head out for a nice morning walk, so that's it for the post today. Hope you all get some of your own sunshine to soak up!!


Tucker said...

Ah Brutus that sunshine looks comfy - enjoy it!

woof - Tucker

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great day in the sun - love that last shot:) We have a great day on tap today FINALLY. But we hear there is snow coming in for the weekend. Mom hopes it is very shortlived.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

SUN glorious SUN!! You two surely know how to gather it in!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Love seeing the pictures of the Brute and Mason.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Maxmom said...

Nothing like sunshine!!! We have plenty of it! GO BRUTUS!!! Work those cameras :)

Smushie Ranch said...

Brutus, you know I LOVE seeing all of your pictures, specially the goofy ones. You're just so handsome. Betty and I know how you feel about getting overheated quickly. Mom puts my favorite bed in the shade so I can cool off after laying in the sun for a few minutes. You know, there's plenty of room in my donut bed for you too cutie.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Brutus, the bestest supermodels always know how to works the camera! Your sunshine looks so friendly and warm. Enjoy it!

Wiggles & Wags,

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Flat Brutus is packed up and preparing to leave Rocky Creek Farm. Thank you for letting him visit us. We promise we didn't play bitey-face with him.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

PS - that you for your sweet card - it was so thoughtful and we will put it in Java's record book.

Amber and Nala said...

Soak it up boys! I plan to do a bit of that today myself. :)


Martine said...

So glad the sun is shinning and allowing you guys to get outside!!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Just love the first picture of Brutus and Mason.

We are enjoying the sunshine here to - it's been too long since it has been warm out!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

kissa-bull said...

yes! we are loving the warm weather
here in texas we love this weather right before summer caush then we get weally hot and humid here and its not so much fun so we weally take advantage of the pretty spring
we were wondering if you'd be so kind as to peemail ush your snail mail addy
we are helping mommish make some easter cards and wanted to mail you one
our peemail addy is thehoustonpiitiepackATyahooDOTcom
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Dog Foster Mom said...

Brutus is so cute in all his outfits, and without any accessories at all. You take great pictures!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

We surely are enjoying every second of sunshine we get. You two look quite happy on your porch.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

The WriggleButts said...

Being out in the sun sounds great! And we loved the kiss me-photo!


Unknown said...

We're doing the same over here. Taking in the pretty. As for Brutus' posing, he looks perfectly happy. I was personally commenting that he looks more confident as time passes.

houndstooth said...

Isn't sunshine just the best? We've been enjoying that here, too!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Brutus tell us the has got you posing huh..BOL..Loving that sun
Benny & Lily

Niamh said...

We love to soak up the sun! It feels so good. We can see you are enjoying basking on the deck. No outfits are a good thing

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Shelley said...

Hi Brutus,
I saw your cute face on my friend Hootie's blog and I had to come over and say hi! I wish my ears stood up like yours!
Puppy smooches from Scout

Lorenza said...

Sure you two had a great sunny day!
And I hope a nice walkie too!
Kisses and hugs


Hi Brutus,

What's wrong with the weatherman? We live in Texas and it's supposed to be 34 degrees! We're moving to Ohio to live with you! Do you think your mommy would mind.

We luuuuv your Green hat! Sooo dashing!

Riley and Star.

Sam said...

I like the relaxed pictures today. Photoshoots are fun, but nothing beats the picture of a dog and his brother sunning himself contentedly!

Dexter said...

Oh yes, we love the transition seasons where it is warm during the day and cool at night. I have been baking a lot too.


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! YES absolutely it feels GOOD. Glad You had FUN FUN sunny day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in Alaska said...

isn't sunbathing the best!

the teacher's pets said...

Hi Brutus,
So glad you two had some time to sunbathe together! It was in the 60's in NH too and we are hoping the nice weather sticks around for awhile too! Adorable photo of you two on the porch!

Joe Stains said...

Hope you are enjoying your sunshine. Mom grew up around there and thinks you might not be in the clear yet, Spring in that area comes and goes :)

Molly the Airedale said...

Enjoy this beautiful spring day, Brutus! We sure are!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

The sunshine is the best! Enjoy!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi brutus!
oh we love all of your photos!
Happy Happy Spring!
m & e