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My favorite Bostons are back!

15 Mar

Just ’cause they’re cute, I thought I’d put up my photos of Em and Matt’s Boston Terriers (that have made an appearance on my blog many times now) that I shot last weekend.  Hopefully they make somebody else smile out there, too 🙂

Clark.

Betsy.

Clark.

Betsy.

Clark.

Clark.

Battle!  These two wrestle and pretend to battle all day long.

They can be so cute and so (pretend) ferocious sometimes!

Mid battle pause HAHA!

I hope this gave you a good laugh like they did me when I was reviewing them.  We are almost to Friday and that’s a wonderful feeling :)!

My Favorite Bostons

8 Feb

So on my puppy wish list I mentioned Boston Terriers as being one of the pups.  This is because of Emily and Matt who introduced me to such a cute breed.  They got Lord Clark Edwin Hamilton the third (haha or we just call him Clark) when they first began dating 5 years ago.  When I moved in with them for the winter after my college days had ended, Clark was my morning heat warmer.  When Emily and Matt would get up and leave for work super early in the morning, Clark would quietly come into my room (because of course I always left the door cracked for him) and jump into to bed under the covers curled up near my feet.  I will always have a special place in my heart for Clark for this very reason.

After a few years, Em and Matt decided they should get another Boston so that Clark wouldn’t be so lonely during the day while they were at work.  This is where Betsy comes in.  They are both as cute as could be and although Betsy still acts like a puppy and has high energy I really just do love these two.  When they get going though, these two are wrestling and putting on quite the show when other people are around.  You may remember them from this past post.  Here are a few pics of them from this weekend.

My dearest darling Clark 🙂

Betsy and Clark show boatin’.  They pretend to fight and bite each other but really just slobber all over each other while snorting.  They crack me up!

Me and B.

Em and B.  It’s like B is trying to have a human conversation with Em in this one.  You can’t see Clark in these ones where we are lounging because he snuggles under the blankets.  They really are just so cute!

Clark, Betsy and their love for tennis balls

20 Sep

I am such a huge animal lover and I make no exception when it comes to my friend’s pets.  One of my closest friends Emily and her husband, Matt, have the most adorable Boston Terriers you will ever see.  They were down in the San Francisco area this weekend visiting so of course Ian and I had to go visit with them and see the pups.  I used to live with Emily and Matt in Lake Tahoe right before they got married.  At that point in time they only had Lord Clark Hamilton the third…. Or just Clark 🙂 (top left photo).  Before I would leave for the day to go snowboarding and after Em and Matt would head to work, little Clark would crawl under the covers with me and put his head on the pillow right next to mine.  It made my mornings, every morning.  Then when it was time to wake up, his little snorting breaths would increase as he’d hop up and jump rambunctiously around waiting for me to hopefully throw his beloved… tennis ball.  The only snuggle time you get with Clark is before you fall asleep or right before you get up for the morning.  Besides for those times his focus is strictly on the tennis ball.  I knew dogs loved these things but Boston Terriers take love a little over the line to obsession.  After I moved back to the San Francisco area, they got another Boston Terrier named Betsy to keep Clark company while Em and Matt were at work.  Betsy is so adorable but has joined Clark in his obsession with tennis balls.  Now they fight over the tennis ball and like energizer bunnies, chase each other endlessly in search of the ultimate “find” of the tennis ball.

This is how they look at the tennis ball when you hold it just out of reach.  Their attention span lasts for hours, I swear.  Once, we tied a tennis ball to the top of the stairs just out of reach and when we came back later that day Clark was still sitting right beneath it staring at it waiting for it to magically fall into his mouth.

This is where it gets good…  They also are avid swimmers.  Well at least Clark is and Betsy waits for him to bring the tennis balls back so she can love fight with Clark for the prize.

Here you can see it in his eyes… HA!  Since the tennis ball is almost as big as his jaws, he has quite the tough time actually wrapping his jaws around the tennis ball.  He bobs it a few times before locking it in to bring home to Betsy.

If Clark doesn’t reach it the first time, he launches back in to try again.

His extension is really remarkable.  Eye on the prize.  He is committed to getting that tennis ball 🙂

Finally Clark gets the ball and heads back to his girl Betsy.

She appreciates is but after all Clark’s work, Betsy is getting tired.  The two of them don’t easily tire but when they do, they are ready for a nap.

(This is Em’s photo)

Finally, at some point they do forget about the tennis ball and remember what’s most important to them.  Each other 🙂