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Amazing Grace at play

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Let me know when you've had enough of the Hazel Run Pack... :p

Hazel Run's Amazing Grace knows that on cold winter days you have to play fast and hard to stay warm.
There are days that Grace moves fast enough and plays hard enough to keep the whole Hazel Run Pack warm!

On a typical play day, Grace will warm up with a fine case of the Zoomies.

She scrambles across the snow...
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...she cavorts with abandon...
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...she makes a magnificent twisting leap...
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...and comes up with...

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:39 AM
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...the Hazel Run Mama's glove!

"Grace! What are you doing with my glove?!"
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"Nom nom nom..."
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"...nom nom nom..."

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:43 AM
"Grace?"

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"Nom nom...yes, Mom? Nom..."

"I've got your muzzle."
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"mbbbmmmbmmm..."

By this time, King Ember and Princess Lil Belle are thinking that Grace is having too much fun and they aren't getting in on any of it. They prance over to where the HRM is hanging on to Grace's muzzle.

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:46 AM
"Hey, Mom! We'll take over from here!"

The Hazel Run Mama lets go of Grace and stands back to watch the fun.
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"Okay, Mom, here we go..."

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"Woof- Woof, Grace!"

A pause....

...and she's off!!
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"Can't catch me, Ember!"

diandpat
February 7th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Let me know when you've had enough of the Hazel Run Pack... :p


Never happen...could look at them all day!!! :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:51 AM
"I'm too fast for ya, fella!"
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"I'm gettin' away, Ember!"

"Wanna bet, Grace?!"
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"ARRRGGGGHHHHHHH!"

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Princess Lil Belle decides it's high time she get back into the game. But Ember and Grace are too busy to pay her much attention. She creeps closer and closer while Grace and Ember wrestle and even reaches out to tap her brother on his shoulder. Still, they ignore her. But the Princess doesn't give up, and eventually the two combatants stop and take notice.

"She's still looking at me, isn't she, Ember?"
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"Yes, Grace. I think she wants to play."

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"She's certainly noisy enough, Ember. What are we gonna do about that?"

"Well, maybe, if we both bark at her..."
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"...we can drown her out!"

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:57 AM
After a fine game of making Lil Belle popular, all three of the rowdies are pretty tuckered.
They pant happily all the way up the deck stairs to the door and wait patiently till the Hazel Run Mama lets them in.
The rest of the Pack is waiting for them.

"Hurry up! We're napping!"

"I love naps!" carols Amazing Grace.

She settles in a patch of sun streaming in through the window. Ember and Lil Belle settle on Kuranda beds.

And, for a brief moment in time, all is quiet at Hazel Run.
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the end

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hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Never happen...could look at them all day!!! :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

Me, too...but I know I'm biassed :laughing: :o

rainbow
February 7th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Never happen...could look at them all day!!! :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

Me too !!! :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:

I just love watching them at play :lovestruck: and love the "stare down" pics. :D

And, of course, always love the nap time ones. :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 01:13 PM
The problem is that they're just too busy being cute... I weeded through all the pics I took in January....weeded again...and yet again...and was still left with 277 to print when I went into Wal*Mart last Thursday. :eek: I'm spending all my time going through pictures instead of cleaning house :o...not that you can notice since I never was much of a housekeeper. :laughing:

ancientgirl
February 7th, 2009, 01:37 PM
LOL, looks like she almost got away.

JanM
February 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM
I have to say I truly enjoy your stories and pictures! They are great fun!

luckypenny
February 7th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Oh man, I just love the one of Grace nomming on your gloves :cloud9:. Look at her face!!! She's sinfully cute :D :lovestruck:!

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 02:42 PM
LOL, looks like she almost got away.

She's fast as lightning when those little legs get going--and slippery as a greased pig! :laughing: She darn near does get away...but she can't resist going back to body block her pursuer and that's when she gets caught! :D

I have to say I truly enjoy your stories and pictures! They are great fun!

Thanks, JanM. :D

Oh man, I just love the one of Grace nomming on your gloves :cloud9:. Look at her face!!! She's sinfully cute :D :lovestruck:!

She plays like that all the time--she won't chew on my fingers and never does damage to the gloves, though. I think it's a holdover from her first house--they had kids and I think she learned to be very gentle with hands...even if she does want to 'gum' them all the time. :laughing: It's very puppyish behavior, tempered by good judgment on her part about what's 'too hard'. She's a good little girl. :cloud9:

krdahmer
February 7th, 2009, 03:35 PM
:laughing: Now that looks like a fun afternoon!!! Do you all have the nice mild day we're having here too? (although the wind has picked up now)

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Ya...in fact, it's so mild that if it keeps up, Mud Season will be here early :eek: Then the only one that will be happy is Ms Muddy Mossy Messy Macie... :o

Frenchy
February 7th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Grace always seems to have 4 paws off the ground , ready to take off :laughing: she's soooo cute :lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 03:52 PM
She's practicing her in-your-face-all-four-feet-off-the-ground-leap-and-face-shmookie just for her Auntie Frenchy! :dog: She must practice constantly so that when you arrive at the gate in your ninja dog-napping suit, she's ready to great you! :laughing:

Frenchy
February 7th, 2009, 03:55 PM
She's practicing her in-your-face-all-four-feet-off-the-ground-leap-and-face-shmookie just for her Auntie Frenchy! :dog: She must practice constantly so that when you arrive at the gate in your ninja dog-napping suit, she's ready to great you! :laughing:

Tell her she doesn't have to practice too much , I'm only 5"2 :laughing:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 04:04 PM
It's too fun to practice for her to give it up anytime soon. :p I'll tell her she doesn't need to launch herself so high, though. :thumbs up

Chris21711
February 7th, 2009, 04:59 PM
All of that silkiness Hazel, I'd be spending 24/7 running my hands over them :cloud9:

The pic with the rocking chair sitting on the rug, thought it was HRD sitting in the chair, then realized it was just a shirt :crazy:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 07:43 PM
The pic with the rocking chair sitting on the rug, thought it was HRD sitting in the chair, then realized it was just a shirt :crazy:
:laughing: Yeah, hubby's not that skinny! :p

14+kitties
February 7th, 2009, 07:55 PM
I love that last pic!! The rocker sitting in the sun with the pups around sleeping. :cloud9:
Grace is a little cutie! I think maybe........ nah, still can't pick a fav. :o

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 08:33 PM
My favorite is the Pack. :thumbs up

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Ford Girl
February 7th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Great story Hazel - loved it. LOL! :lovestruck: was your hand in the glove?:eek::eek:

hazelrunpack
February 7th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Nope. No flesh. :D 'cept in the shot where she's chewing up by the wrist. But she's very gentle...just sort of gums it. And she won't chew on fingers. She's a very good girl. :angel:

growler~GateKeeper
February 8th, 2009, 01:39 AM
Aww so nice to see a thread with Ember playing :lovestruck: That silly little Gracie :lovestruck: keeping everyone on their toes. Lil Belle :lovestruck: had some goofy expressions there making funny faces at Gracie for ignoring her :laughing:

angeldogs
February 8th, 2009, 07:45 AM
I could never get sick of seeing pics of the hazel run pack.the pack is on my top 10 list of dogs to have (breed):rolleyes::D

hazelrunpack
February 8th, 2009, 02:21 PM
Aww so nice to see a thread with Ember playing :lovestruck: That silly little Gracie :lovestruck: keeping everyone on their toes. Lil Belle :lovestruck: had some goofy expressions there making funny faces at Gracie for ignoring her :laughing:
I like it when Ember gets out there and plays, too, growler. He seems to be loosening up more and more lately--not sure why. Maybe it's cuz Brier is always trying to trounce him and he has to get feisty :rolleyes:

English Setters are a breed apart, angeldogs....in my humble (and, of course, unbiassed) opinion, anyway. :D

Luvmypitgirls
February 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
Hazel, I love your pics and the stories you attach to them! I think you should put it all together in a book!
I enjoy them all so much, and of course as usual your pack is "stunning"!:cloud9::lovestruck::cloud9::lovestruck:

hazelrunpack
February 8th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Thanks, LMP. It's fun putting them all together. :D