Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Rachel asked in the last post who this black doggie is. This "little" girl is Sierra. She is Mr. H's dog... or was his dog. This is my in-laws dog.

Everyone meet Sierra.

She is named Sierra because when she was a puppy she travelled through the Sierra-Nevada Mountains before she got to Texas. She was previously owned by a fireman whose dad was Mr. H's math tutor. He couldn't keep her at the fire house where he was living so his dad (the tutor) brought her back to Texas and Mr. H and his parents adopted her.

Sierra is a 14 year old Rottweiler/Labrador mix. She's an oldie but a goodie. She's got a tough exterior but she's a softy at heart. She a protector and an alpha dog. Emphasis on the Alpha. And she LOVES LOVES LOVES to chase squirrels. So much so that she tore a ligament in her leg and have to have surgery :-(

I took these pictures a couple years ago for our Christmas photo. They pose so well when I hold treats right above the camera :-)

She is also Autumn's best friend. Notice I said Autumn's best friend, not Autumn is Sierra's best friend. Autumn drives Sierra nuts because she's always trying to give her kisses and Sierra is just too cool for that. And also because Autumn is so hyper and these days Sierra just wants to chill. Who could blame her, she's only 98 in people years! When Sierra comes over, like she did this weekend, Autumn gets so excited. But when she leaves, Autumn is down in the dumps for a couple days. She just mopes around the house- it's so sad.

These next two pictures were taken on our trip to Durango last Summer.

And lastly, Sierra is also Mr. H's best friend. Did I mention she was a protector? This was taken on Thanksgiving Day 2007. Doesn't Mr. H look so cute in his bibs?

Like I said. Softy. She's such a sweet girl.

Thanks Rachel for asking about her!


Seraphim said...

I got your beautiful cards today. Thank you so much. I don't really have the right words for once. So I will just move on and say yes Mr H looks just adorable in his coveralls!

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing. She sounds like a great dog.

PS I got your card with jewelry in it. Thanks!

mrsmuelly said...

What a great story. She sounds like a fabulous dog. My DH's dog is definitely his protector too!

The Nanny said...

Oh, that last little picture...I just wanna smooch her sweet face!

my3sons said...

What a cute group! Mr H too:)

Selba said...

Very nice pictures of Autumn, Siera and Mr. H plus his dad :)

Thanks for sharing.

Sophie said...

Awww, I used to have a black lab. She's beautiful -- my husband wants one :).

jaded said...

oh, i adore the photos. Sierra - how apporpriate a name. i especially love the photo of Sierra and Autumn. So cute.