Luce at the Club

June 8th, 2018

Luce really likes his morning run / stick chase. For the first 10 minutes or so he is really hard to catch. After that, he likes to stop when he gets to the stick that I just threw and chew a little on it. Here he is in his “home” position which is where he runs to if I chase him.

Here he is on the other side of the grass area.

Luce Got His Soft Toys Back

June 7th, 2018

When Luce was a puppy we had to take away all of the soft toys because he would bite off pieces and the eat them. He seems to be much better with them now so he is allowed supervised visitation with them. Here he is trying to say “just hangin’ here, nothing to see”.

Stacey Pets Luce Reflexively

June 5th, 2018

When Stacey works on her computer at the kitchen table, Luce often approaches, then snuggles up close to her. This subconsciously makes Stacey start to pet him. I caught this picture when I came into the room and saw what was going on:

Luce looked at me as if to say “Dude, I’m working an angle here, buzz off”.

Luce Hanging with an older Lab

June 4th, 2018

Luce met a new buddy at the Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society in Scotts Valley last weekend. Luce’s new buddy is 12 but acted very young and seemed to like Luce. They played a bit and then took a little rest:

Stick Time Again

May 30th, 2018

After 15 minutes of running around chasing the stick and/or running around playing keep away from me when he has it, Luce gets tired and lays down:

If I don’t get to him fast enough, he like to chew it a bit:

Luce Crashed Out In the Doorway

May 27th, 2018

Luce likes to sleep in the doorway alcove just outside my home office door. So I am just sitting in my office working and Luce starts snoring pretty loudly. I went to see what was going on and found him pressed against the door and 2 walls and still completely asleep.

Please Don’t Take My Pillow

May 24th, 2018

As has been covered before, Luce likes to use my gym bag as a pillow in the back seat. He usually just pulls back when I come to get it out but this time it was a little different. He looked up without moving his head and had a look as if to say: “Please Don’t Take My Pillow”.

Luce era un cane cattivo. Lui piace il formaggio…

May 20th, 2018

Luce was a bad dog. He likes cheese, and apparently any cheese, such as pub cheese with jalapeno. We happened to leave it on a low table and when we left the room, he decided to help himself. The loud licking sounds gave him away but not before he had a bunch. Being the stubborn dog that he is, he showed no remorse. In the pic below, he knows what remains of the tub of cheese is there and even tried to get a little more. Fortunately, it was a higher up on the counter so he couldn’t reach it. There did not seem to be any ill effects so maybe he is channeling our girl Sasha who had an iron stomach.

Now you might be thinking, he looks so innocent… but I know better. He actually couldn’t keep his cool as the temptation eventually became too great:

There must be something going on in Luce’s family because his brother Max just got in big trouble:

Luce Playing “Chase the Stick” Again

May 13th, 2018

Here we have some live action of Luce chasing the stick and not wanting to let go. He has learned to “drop” it some of the time, but most of the time I count: uno, due, tre and he will let go by tre. Then, back to the game.

Luce in the Mountains (Sort of)

May 10th, 2018

This picture was taken near our house just above a drop off to a valley between where we are and a mountain in the background.