Watching Neptune in the snow was hilarious! He is like a giant puppy! He's still really gangly and his paws seem out-of-proportionally large compared to his body. He's also incredibly playful and just seems to take delight in even the small things. Here he is trying to catch snowballs in mid-air. When the snowball fell, you could just see those little wheels turning trying to figure out where the ball went. I apologize that so many of these are blurry-these two were moving fast!
Levi got in on the snowball action too.
There was also a lot of running around and playing.
You have no idea how much I wish this picture was in focus.
While Levi and Neptune went crazy, my brother and sister-in-law's dog, Zoe, mostly hung back and observed. She is a gentle old lady. They adopted her a few years ago when she was a spry 10-year-old dog. She still gets excited about food and will play a little bit, but she is too delicate for my unruly pair. Apparently someone once commented that she looks like a Jim Henson creation and I think that's just about the most apt description for her.
I had to get a glamor shot of each of my boys. A beauty shot, as Tyra would say.
And last but not least, the photo that makes my heart grow bigger each time I look at it. This was the dog portion of our Christmas card this year.
Happy New Year, everyone!