Today was pretty quiet in this household. I had worked night duty so slept for about 5 hours. My son (I was told !) played a few games on his Xbox and then went for a walk in the afternoon with his dad and the dog. Axel (the dog) is a 14 month old blue staffy. He was our Christmas present to all of us last Christmas.
This was Axel last Christmas as a puppy.
He has gotten over his puppy love of chewing shoes, cardboard, balls, rocks ... well just about anything that was around. He now (thanks to hubby) has numerous handmade rope balls with extra rope lengths that he plays with and chews and pulls to bits. These last so much longer than store bought dog chew toys. Simon makes them out of boat rope (the toys are made in the design of what's called Monkey Fists - ball at one end of a length of rope).
Axel LOVES playing with these.
He has had one for a few months which is looking a bit worse for wear so Simon decided to make him a new one. This one is made of thicker rope so will probably last longer than the last one.
There is nothing better to Axel to grab his rope and run up and down the backyard, swinging the rope from side to side - often with the ball whacking him in he side of his head as he goes. Crazy dog hey !!
Running up the backyard!!
And down again !! Too quick for me to capture on my phone.
He often grabs the rope and presents it to us if we are outside, for a tug of war. These always end with him winning. There is no way he is going to loosen his grip on that rope.
Anyone for a tug of war ?
He really is a beautiful dog. Such unconditional love he shows. He just loves when we are outside - he obviously thinks it's playtime and tug of war time !! But he's just as happy to run around and whack himself in the head !!
Here are my pages as they appear in my album. I added a larger photo of Axel. At the moment I just added holes to the photo and popped in the album. I will pop it into a flip flap (when I can find it !!)
The two pages with the larger photo turned.
The left side. The date card from the kit from te Stamp Spot with a Sn@p DOG collection card in the pocket. The other side of the transparency I used from Day 4. The 6x4 journal card is from the Sn@p DOG collection also.
The right side.
The right side without the larger photo on top. I will be adding extras to this page - but I have now got to have some sleep (night duty last night and really should have been asleep 4 hours ago !!)
Close up of the date card. This was made with the kit from the Stamp Spot. I added a Sn@p 'Dog collection' card that I had trimmed.
Close up of the journalling card.
Sorry for the puppy dog overload !! He is a special member of our family.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
You can find me on Instagram as @bluepondbee. On Pinterest as Beth Patfull @gpirate. I will also be linking up to Ali Edwards December Daily posts on her blog.
Also stop by these other great blog posts on December Daily:
Michelle Hunter http://www.thestampspot.typepad.com
Tanya Watson http://photosandcrafts.wordpress.com/
Stacey-Lee Collis http://www.getonwithitalready.me
Beck Holder http://beckholder.weebly.com
Melinda Sweetman http://www.melindasweetman.blogspot.com
Amanda Horne http://www.scrapping-our-blessed-life.com/
Bernii Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au
Gabrielle Ingerson http://mostlysunshineandrainbows.blogspot.com.au/
Kirsteen Young http://lifeinthecraftlanek.blogspot.co.uk/
Amanda Miller http://mypladventure.blogspot.com.au
Amy Tangerine http://www.amytangerine.com/blog
December Daily® is a December mini-album project initiated by Ali Edwards that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. The simple goal is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day.