Last of the Norhicans
Like Nigel and Divot before him, Normie loves to hike in the woods. He seems very much at home there, enjoying the scents and secrets that the forest holds. We wondered if he fantasizes about running free with a wild pack, where he of course is the fearless leader. Footage shot in Charlotte, Highlands, and Cashiers, NC.
Normie at Folly Beach, SC November 2013
After a trip to Charleston, we made a stop at Folly Beach. This was Normie's first trip back to the beach since he was a 7-month old pup. Now a year older and wises, we wondered if our little earth dog would take to the water, and with typical terrier attitude, he frolicked fearlessly!
Normie's Shorts - Normie's First Year January 2013
Highlights of our Norwich Terrier Norman's first year! Making sure your puppy gets plenty of playtime and fresh air under your watchful eye is important to his development and be sure you choose your puppy's friends wisely! Grooming, including nail trims can be a stress-free experience for you and your pup when introduced slowly and correctly!
Normie's Perfect Day - Atlantic Beach, NC October 2012
Introducing your puppy to new places, sounds, textures and scents is as important as introducing him to all sizes, shapes, sounds, and colors of people. All new positive experiences go a long way to creating a well-balanced, confident, trusting adult dog. Normie's first trip to the beach was a very good experience for him, as he felt sand beneath his feet for the first time and heard the roar of the Atlantic Ocean. Confident Norman "chased the waves" right back to the ocean! It was a day to cherish!
Introducing Norman The Wonder Puppy September 2012
Introducing Norman The Wonder Puppy! A puppy's first year is a time of rapid growth and change – physical, mental and emotional. Making sure that your puppy is exposed to a variety of people, places, scents, and surfaces in a safe and confident manner will be the foundation for a confident, well-adjusted adult.
Tribute To Nigel June 2012
It's the end of an era in our hearts and home as we say goodbye to Nigel, our first Norwich Terrier. Our dear boy was suffering with severe dementia - a cruel fate for such an intelligent and strong-willed dog. With the light gone from his eyes and difficulty in the most normal of things, we set him free and now he sleeps - free from the confusion, anxiety and fear that plagued him in his last few months. After the loss of his best friend Divot, the dementia worsened and he rapidly declined. Without Divot, he seemed to give up. Nigel lived life on his own terms and marched to the beat of a different drum. He will be missed and remember as a little dog with a big personality, who possessed a delightful sense of humor. He taught me so much about living with dogs, and what it means to think outside the box. He lived a good life, had the best of everything, but mostly he was loved. Thank you little buddy. Thank you for everything.
Nigel Goes On Walkabout May 2011
Nigel has adjusted to life as a single dog again, finding some semblance of contentment. After years of daily walks, 13 year old Nigel has decided that his preferred choice of outing is his own yard. We call it "going on walkabout," and we do it several times a day. Walkabouts are slow ambles punctuated with little bursts of energy and lots of sniffing. After a morning of storms we enjoyed a particularly beautiful spring day – perfect for an elderly gentleman Norwich to go on walkabout.
Tribute to Divot January 2011
On 1/2/11 we made the decision to let our sweet Divot go. Divot had begun to have idiopathic seizures in July of 2010 at the age of 12. Though we tried a variety of anti-seizure medications and dosages, the seizures did not stop. Watching her suffer was unbearable. The loss of my little friend was deeply painful and it was the catalyst for the Norwich Tales book. This video tribute shows some of the highlights of her life with us. She was my dear and cherished friend, and more than I could have ever hoped for.
Rediscovering Snow December 2010
Talk about a dog getting excited! On December 26th, 2010, Charlotte, NC received about 4" of snow. This film shows the exuberant spirit of dear Nigel, who was thrilled to wake to a "frosty" new world. Having grown up in Michigan, then moving to Arizona, it would appear that Nigel missed the snow more than we knew! He could not get enough and kept asking to go back outside to repeat the fun. At nearly 13, even with a damaged ACL, he couldn't contain his excitement. After finishing her morning business, Divot called it a wrap, went back inside for breakfast and returned to her warm bed. I beg your understanding for the poor film quality. The first part was filmed at 5:00AM., and thankfully Mike is just the kind of guy who is willing to run around on a cold dark morning with a video camera to capture an elderly little dog having fun in the snow. The video shot later in the day was shot by me from the front porch.