Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Friend Joins the Household!


We are fostering a young male Afghan Hound named Pharaoh. He is a delightful boy--very playful and affectionate! Here are a few pictures from the last few days. He is fitting in very nicely.We are glad to share our home with him.


Pharaoh is very fast and he loves the snow!




Pharaoh hasn't had access to a safe enclosed yard, so you can see he is enjoying himself immensely!




I can't believe I captured this on film!




Isabella and Pharaoh are fast friends already! They are sharing Isabella's bed, each enjoying a hoof. 

Isabella and Aspen Playing in the Snow








As you can see, Isabella and Aspen play hard!








Can you find the white dog in the snow?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

8 months old


I just took a ton of pictures of Isabella and had to post this one of her hunting for one last tomato of the season. This is our neighbor's garden and she is looking for anything coming through the fence. But Isabella is always willing to pose for the camera!

AKC Canine Good Citizen!!


Isabella passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen test on November 3, 2009. She was only 7 1/2 months old! This is pretty impressive, as most dogs don't have enough impulse control to pass this test until well over a year old. She now has initials after her name:

Nalaney's Isabella of Arrian's Grove, CGC

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Show Practice-- One More Time!


Now presenting
Nalaney's Isabella of Arrian's Grove!

Show Practice 6 months old


Isabella and I are learning how to stand for the conformation show ring. We are taking lessons, and this is after one week of practicing. Not too shabby, don't you think?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Isabella 6 months old


Even though the lighting isn't the best, I love this shot; Isabella's expression is just wonderful. Don't you agree?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wet Dog 5 months old


Isabella right after her first outside bath. She is too big for the tub now!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Isabella investigating Romeo!


At 11 weeks old, Isabella is very curious about the cats. Here she is getting a little too close for Romeo's peace of mind!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

First pretzel pose 11 weeks old!


Isabella's first example of the famous pretzel pose. She is laying with the front of her body one direction and her rear in a completely different direction. This is a classic Irish Wolfhound pose. Very silly girl!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Isabella 9 weeks old with moose


Isabella with one of her favorite toys, her moose. This makes me sentimental because this particular toy was Eleanor's favorite toy also.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Isabella 9 weeks old


This picture of Isabella is a very nice stand that she did all on her own!

Sunday, April 12, 2009





















I visited the Laney's today and got to see the two week old Irish Wolfhound puppies from Anie and Connor's litter. They are darling. Nancy Laney told me which puppy we get to take home. Her yarn collar is white and her name is Isabella. We have decided to keep the name; it is really cute. Lots of great nicknames from it.


Here are some pictures from the day.