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A hard day's play at Hazel Run...

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
One thing the Hazel Run Mama loves about the Pack is their capacity for self-exercise.
They do tend to pack a lot of cardio workout into just a short amount of time. :thumbs up

Now that the meds are doing their magic, Princess Lil Belle decided that it was time for payback.
She got right in Esquire Brier's face and barked

"Hey, dweeb! You wanna play?!"
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Ms Muddy Mossy Messy Macie thought it was a fine idea.

The pairs event looks a bit like a dance.

Circling
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Nibbling
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hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:17 AM
Cheek-to-cheek
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Ending in a quick wrassle...
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...and
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"Arrrggghhhhhh!" complains Lil Belle.

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:23 AM
This turn of events signals group play.

Sheriff Cole narrates the action:

"Well, folks, looks like Lil Belle thinks Brier is being a bit of a boob."
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"When she gets that look on her face you know there's gonna be some major fun!"
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"Whoa! And while the Princess is focused on Bratty Brier, Grace comes in and for an amazingly sneaky flank attack!"

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:28 AM
Face off
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Suddenly, from a quarter mile to the SW, a wolf howl echoes!

"To the perimeter!" barks Sheriff Cole...
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...and he and his posse run off to make sure there are no incursions on Pack territory.

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:35 AM
Repelling wolves is a wonderful exercise--keeps the body, mind and lungs in good shape.
And the Pack is quite good at it. No more howls...

"Now, where were we?" thinks Brier to himself after a few minutes.

"Oh, yeah..."

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"Wanna play, Ember?"
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"No, I don't."

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:41 AM
"Well, alrighty then! I'll just lie down and relax for a moment..."
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But Lil Belle never lets an opportunity to roll Brier pass.
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"That's the ticket, Lil Belle!" rowfs the Sheriff.

And pretty soon there's a free-for-all in the Big Yard.
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hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:46 AM
First the tricolors team up on the Sheriff...
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...then Ms Muddy Mossy Messy Macie and Amazing Grace chase him toward the shed
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"C'mon! We can trap him behind the tank!!"
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hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:55 AM
Miraculously, Cole escapes the trap and leaps free toward the gate!
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By this time, though, the Pack is beginning to think it's had enough exercise and things begin to wind down a bit.
The Sheriff takes Lady (in Waiting) Ridge for a final dance...
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...and most of the Pack heads inside for a nap.

But not all...

The two youngest, Brier and Grace, haven't quite exhausted their supply of energy.

"If you're gonna stay out here with wolves in the area," calls Sheriff Cole from the door,
"then at least come up on the deck where it's safer!
Remember, you're gonna be without back up once we get inside!"

So up on the deck fly Brier and Grace, circling and feinting
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hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:59 AM
"You wanna piece o' me?" roars the Esquire...
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"Nyah-nyah, Grace, your stumpy little arm isn't long enough!"
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"No, but my teefies are sharp, sneaky, and ready for action, you big Bozo!"

Dracko
January 22nd, 2009, 02:05 AM
Oh man, your stories always bring a :D to my face. I don't have near the imagination you do. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 02:06 AM
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"Aha!!! Got your ear!!"

"Whoa-ho! Got your neck!"
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"Hey!!! That's cheating!!!"

The Hazel Run Mama opened the door and stuck out her head.

"Hey, you two nudniks! No wrasslin' on the deck! Why don't you come on in for naps!"



So...are you tired yet? I'm exhausted! Too much exercise...time for bed...

Nitey-nite! :D

:sleepy:

the end

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 02:07 AM
Oh man, your stories always bring a :D to my face. I don't have near the imagination you do. :thumbs up
I can't take credit. It's those creative dogs that hang out amongst the hairballs in my living space. :laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
January 22nd, 2009, 02:17 AM
Another excellant story Hazel :thumbs up

Everytime I see Macie she always looks so happy :) 'specially when she's barking her head off :D

I guess Brier & Lil Belle have a special play bond since she taught him about Toys eh? those two are always wrassling. :laughing:

Timy Ms Gracie so cute always in the middle of everything :D

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 02:21 AM
Yes, Grace was being particularly ubiquitous today! :laughing: What a busy-body! :D :cloud9:

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
It must be an absolute hoot to watch your fuzzbutts playing together. :cloud9:

I love all the pics :lovestruck: and, of course, the story telling. :thumbs up

I would love to see it on video sometime. :D

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
There are some videos online at Yahoo! Video... Not any new ones, though--they're all from a while ago. :o I don't have the links, though, and I'm too tired to go out and find them tonight...so I'll have to do it tomorrow... But haven't you seen them, rainbow?

growler~GateKeeper
January 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
I've got the site bookmarked :D

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
But haven't you seen them, rainbow?

Not that I can remember. :laughing: :o

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
I've got the site bookmarked :D

Are you going to share? :D

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
Not that I can remember. :laughing: :o

I love being senile!! I can watch my movies and read my favorite books time and time again and it's always like the first time! :laugh:

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
I love being senile!! I can watch my movies and read my favorite books time and time again and it's always like the first time! :laugh:

:laughing::laughing::laughing: ...now that is definitely cheap entertainment. :D

growler~GateKeeper
January 22nd, 2009, 02:43 AM
Are you going to share? :D

nah....don't think so








:p



http://video.yahoo.com/mypage/video?s=556276

There are 44 vids in total, click "older" near the bottom to see more

They are loud & barky :D this is a good short one of them playing: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/846444/3475463

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
nah....don't think so








:p



http://video.yahoo.com/mypage/video?s=556276

There are 44 vids in total, click "older" near the bottom to see more

They are loud & barky :D this is a good short one of them playing: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/846444/3475463

:eek: Loud and barky isn't going to go over well here this time of night.....I'll have to play them tomorrow. :D

Thanks for the links growler. :2huggers:

growler~GateKeeper
January 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM
The videos are all on the first link, you just click on the pic of the one you want to see & it plays for you :D So much fun happening at Hazel Run :cloud9: Duffy likes watching the videos too, especially the really loud barky ones - "not allowed to play on the deck" for example :D :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 10:40 AM
Ooo...I actually remember that one! :laughing:

I don't think there are any recent ones out there. Maybe I'll try to get some clips ready to upload later today. Then it will all depend on the strength an integrity of my phone lines! :rolleyes: I'm doomed :o

breeze
January 22nd, 2009, 10:52 AM
great story hazel and the pictures captures the moment..

some of the expression make me giggle every time I look at them..:thumbs up:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 11:04 AM
Grace and Brier have some of the most expressive faces I've seen in setters! :laughing: They crack me up, too, breeze! :D

Ford Girl
January 22nd, 2009, 11:35 AM
Love it hazel - too cute. your pack has so much fun!!

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 12:50 PM
Thanks, FG. They were just out doing more of the same. Even darker today, though, so I gave up on pictures...good thing, too, cuz Chris's modem would never forgive me if I threw more pics at it! :o :D

rainbow
January 22nd, 2009, 01:31 PM
They are loud & barky :D this is a good short one of them playing: http://video.yahoo.com/watch/846444/3475463


LOL.....I just played this one and Jasmine went running under the bed, Ziggy ran out of this room and Chase came running in to see what was going on. :D

Chase looked all around, behind the computer desk and under it :rolleyes: as I kept replaying it and then he finally looked at the screen. :D Watched it for a few seconds then ran out to the living room window and back again. :laughing:

Such a bright boy I have here. :rolleyes:


Hazel, I have never knew you had videos posted on that site and now have it bookmarked for when I have more spare time. :thumbs up

What a hoot....I love watching them. :D :goodvibes:

14+kitties
January 22nd, 2009, 01:41 PM
:thumbs up:D:cloud9::clown:;) So cute!! Love the storyline as always. If my back weren't so sore I would be on the edge of my chair!!

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:45 PM
I keep forgetting they're out there, rainbow :o Since I can't play them once I upload them, I guess it's not too surprising that my senile ol' memory can't keep track of them anymore. :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:46 PM
:thumbs up:D:cloud9::clown:;) So cute!! Love the storyline as always. If my back weren't so sore I would be on the edge of my chair!!

Oh, no! :eek: What did I miss? How did you hurt your back?! :grouphug:

14+kitties
January 22nd, 2009, 01:50 PM
No, you haven't missed anything mf. I have just had a very sore back for the last few weeks. I am going through tests now to find out why. No biggie. I have soft tissue damage from repetitive motion before. It could well just be a reoccurance. Sorry to be :offtopic::o.

hazelrunpack
January 22nd, 2009, 01:56 PM
It's my thread...and I'm the queen of thread-jacking...so we can go off-topic in my thread if we wanna! :thumbs up I won't complain :p

:goodvibes: Hope they figure out what's ailing your back soon! Back pain is...well...a pain. :o

14+kitties
January 22nd, 2009, 02:06 PM
It's my thread...and I'm the queen of thread-jacking...so we can go off-topic in my thread if we wanna! :thumbs up I won't complain :p

:goodvibes: Hope they figure out what's ailing your back soon! Back pain is...well...a pain. :o

:laughing: thanks mf!! :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
January 23rd, 2009, 01:20 AM
LOL.....I just played this one and Jasmine went running under the bed, Ziggy ran out of this room and Chase came running in to see what was going on. :D

Chase looked all around, behind the computer desk and under it :rolleyes: as I kept replaying it and then he finally looked at the screen. :D Watched it for a few seconds then ran out to the living room window and back again. :laughing:

Such a bright boy I have here. :rolleyes:


Hazel, I have never knew you had videos posted on that site and now have it bookmarked for when I have more spare time. :thumbs up

What a hoot....I love watching them. :D :goodvibes:

:laugh: Dogs are such silly creatures :lovestruck: Duffy loves watching videos on the laptop esp if they have The Pack in them or chirping birdies :D

All Hazels' videos are great :thumbs up there's one there where Lil Belle is teaching Brier about Toys :lovestruck: And Lil Belle amusing herself :lovestruck: Pack snow zoomies :lovestruck:..........love em :D

hazelrunpack
January 23rd, 2009, 09:42 AM
So the Pack contributes to the entertainment of the Marvelous Ms Duffy? :cat:

That makes me and the Pack happy. :cloud9:

angeldogs
January 23rd, 2009, 04:58 PM
Great story hazel,always look forward to them and pics of the pack.

hazelrunpack
January 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks, angeldogs. :o

growler~GateKeeper
January 24th, 2009, 12:43 AM
So the Pack contributes to the entertainment of the Marvelous Ms Duffy? :cat:

That makes me and the Pack happy. :cloud9:

Yes they do :D She loves having the loud, barky, jumping dogs in the box & not in her face :laughing: She loves the bigger dogs but prefers to meet in calm situations, then after a while she warms up to them :pawprint:

TeriM
January 24th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Woohoo Hazel, love those pics :thumbs up. Grace just cracks me up, she always seems to be in every playing shot barking her head off :laughing: and wow you can really notice the size difference with her and Brier on the deck :eek:.

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Brier is almost twice Grace's size. Grace plays harder, though. :rolleyes: She has a real Alexander complex, that one does. :laughing:

K9Art
January 24th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Beautiful pack Hazel. I am very familiar with Setter antics! My father raised them in Michigan.

wdawson
January 24th, 2009, 03:15 PM
i love pack pics.....and the stories :thumbs up

14+kitties
January 24th, 2009, 05:29 PM
:laughing::laughing: I just watched the short video of the pups playing and barking. I am such a mean mommy!! I picked Keesha up to see her reaction. She just sat on my knee listening. Sammy came over and kept checking Keesha to see what she was barking about. :rolleyes: Poor Dayle was on top of my monitor but took off like a shot!! Guess she's not too impressed by doggies barking. :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks, Wayne! :D

Beautiful pack Hazel. I am very familiar with Setter antics! My father raised them in Michigan.

Our first Setter came from a kennel in MI...no longer in business... He was fast! Really knew how to turn on the afterburners on the homestretch! :laughing:

:laughing::laughing: I just watched the short video of the pups playing and barking. I am such a mean mommy!! I picked Keesha up to see her reaction. She just sat on my knee listening. Sammy came over and kept checking Keesha to see what she was barking about. :rolleyes: Poor Dayle was on top of my monitor but took off like a shot!! Guess she's not too impressed by doggies barking. :rolleyes:

Poor Dayle! :eek: :laughing: That's what impressed me so about Mr Kitty--up a tree with all 8 barking at him and he wasn't particularly upset by it. If it had been me, I would've been having kitty conniptions... :p *sigh* Still wish we could've kept him :sad:

14+kitties
January 24th, 2009, 08:56 PM
I just realized about an hour ago that the kitties have really never heard a dog bark. Sammy doesn't unless she hears coyotes or she is dreaming. Then it's just a little woof. Keesha hasn't barked for a long time. Probably six months or more. No wonder poor Dayle was freaked! She finally decided Mom's monitor was safe again though.

You know, it probably worked out for the best for Keegan. He is in a new home. Your pack is still defending their borders from all intruders. It's hard to say what they would have thought about Keegan in their house.

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 09:03 PM
No...I know exactly what they would have thought :evil: Still...I'd love a kitty :o It'd have to be a Crookshanks, though. :laughing:

How is your back?

14+kitties
January 24th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Aw thanks for asking hazel. Same as usual lately. I have my rice heating thingy on as much as possible and try to do the exercises from the physio I had a couple of years back. I will be going to the docs probably next week to get results of the tests and any news. Depends on how fast the xrays get to him. Meanwhile... life goes on. :shrug:
Now stop threadjacking your thread young lady!!!

Oh, forgot to say...... love your voice on that other video I got to listen to with the sound up. You sound exactly like I thought you would! :thumbs up It was the one with Gracie (I think) and the Kong and frizbee.

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 09:29 PM
I have to pull out my CD archive of the videos and watch them again. I can't remember what all is out there!

Oh, and I hate my voice on tape. :o I sound much sexier and less insipid from inside :p The laugh is just as annoying, though. :laughing:

14+kitties
January 24th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Well now, I know what you mean by that. I get to listen to my voice at work all the time if I have to call for a price check or something. Irritating! I don't know how I've put up with it for this long!! I didn't realize the inflections I had in my voice until I heard it back over the speakers at work. :eek:

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM
I know...I often think about having mine replaced... :p

14+kitties
January 24th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I know...I often think about having mine replaced... :p


:laughing::laughing: Let me know if the voice transplant is a success. :thumbs up

Smiley14
January 24th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Oh Hazel, I just love Pack stories! :cloud9: :laughing: And I didn't realize you had videos either! I know what I'll be doing next, LOL! :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Keep the sound turned down if P,B & J are sleeping--as I've been reminded, a lot of them are pretty noisy :o

Smiley14
January 24th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Keep the sound turned down if P,B & J are sleeping--as I've been reminded, a lot of them are pretty noisy :o

LOL, as they are all three in fact snoring around me, good to know! :laughing:

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2009, 11:08 PM
If I play back the video camera, the dogs ignore each other's barks, but don't recognize their own. I think it sounds different to them, just like our voices sound different to us on tape. So if Cass, say, hears herself on tape, she thinks it's a strange dog and raises the alarm...and suddenly there are seven other dogs backing her up, even though they have no clue why she's barking. :rolleyes: This is one reason I have ear plugs handy when I'm editing tapes :o :laughing: