1.30.2009

two years of tala

Another Redsock guest post - L

It's Tala Day! Tala has been the most entertaining member of our family for two years.

Here are some pictures, chronological for the most part.

The first photo is the one that started it all. About a year after we lost Buster, we decided we were ready to adopt another dog. At work, we would each look at dogs for adoption on Petfinder and email pictures to each other. But because we knew we were moving, we decided to hold off for a few months. ... But Laura kept looking.

One day she emailed me a link; subject line: "Where is Churchville, New York?" I took one look and replied: "I don't know, but that's where we're going!" Here are the pictures that stole our hearts.

tala from petfinder 01


tala from petfinder 03


tala from petfinder 02


Churchville turned out to be near Rochester, in Western New York - and we were going to be passing by on our US Thanksgiving road trip. We brought her a Maple Leaf bandana as a present. [L Update: these pics were taken at Husky Savers, the amazing Husky Rescue home in Churchville.]

meeting tala 04


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We moved after New Year's, went to the Ice Hotel for our 20th anniversary, then brought Tala home at the end of the month.

Winter 2007

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Summer 2007

tala cody backyard 03 105


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tala cody backyard 03 136


dogs in the sun 10


dogs in the sun 01


dogs in the sun 04


Autumn 2007 (Cottage)

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cottage sept 07 019


cottage sept 07 036


Winter 2008

backyard snow feb 07 08 009


backyard snow feb 07 08 010


tala & cody august 08


Summer 2008

halton hills 009


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Praying The Hose Will Suddenly Start Spraying Her

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Autumn 2008

cody dirt 004


bones 001


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tala cody autumn 2008 049


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tala cody autumn 2008 038


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Thanks to L's new phone, we now have video capability. We haven't gotten anything really great yet, but we'll post a bunch of videos sooner or later.

21 comments:

Amy said...

Happy Tala Day! She is certainly adorable. I hope you all have a great day.

Meg said...

Yay, Happy Tala Day! We love Tala pctures, she is so expressive. :)

James said...

It's been a lot of fun watching Tala's progress over the past two years. She did great at High Park on New Year's!

More Tala photos here.

L-girl said...

Vintage Flapper to the Rescue, you are still here! I'm honoured.

L-girl said...

Thanks, James! (We were posting at the same time.)

It's been great fun watching your family grow, too. Denim tops all of them for sheer energy and hilarity.

L-girl said...

It turns out we accidentally missed a pic we wanted in here, so if you've looked through the pics, look again. Check out Tala's head through the fence - from the other side. :)

James said...

Denim tops all of them for sheer energy and hilarity.

You should see her when we're driving to the beach. She tries so hard to contain herself that we're not sure if the high-pitched noise is her whining or if it's steam escaping her ears.

When the snow is gone, we'll have you four over to the beach with our gang.

redsock said...

I have a feeling that videos of Tala and the hose will be a huge hit this summer.

L-girl said...

When the snow is gone, we'll have you four over to the beach with our gang.

Definitely!

We love High Park, and it's kind of halfway between our place and yours.

I have a feeling that videos of Tala and the hose will be a huge hit this summer.

Oh yes...!

L-girl said...

I added a link to Husky Savers in the post - the great folks who were fostering Tala.

Cornelia said...

How cute, thanks so much!

David Cho said...

Happy Tala day! Very cute. Gotta love those ears.

Scott M. said...

Happy, happy, happy day Tala!

M@ said...

Oh, Tala? Yes, we believe we have met her at some point. She may have made some impression on us at the time.

It's hard to say, because there was this whitish blur jumping around Cody, and then moving in the direction of a thrown ball. Hard to say, yes.

L-girl said...

Thank you everyone. :)

I see Cornelia has succumbed! Not only to non-resister posts, but to dog posts! My evil spell is working... bwwahahahah...

redsock said...

TALA

Cornelia said...

The magic spell is that your blog is so interesting and covers so many different areas! I will check out kitties next time, haha...

Cornelia said...

And Happy Tala Day, Laura!

L-girl said...

Ha ha, well, I'm allergic to cats, so no kitty pics here. But thanks for checking out the dog pictures!

L-girl said...

Obamicon! That's weird.

Cornelia said...

Ha ha, well, I'm allergic to cats, so no kitty pics here. But thanks for checking out the dog pictures!

No worries!