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I wish it weren’t Monday

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Who gets the ball?

Yesterday the girls and I had a great day.

It started with a meetup at a new dog park.  It was huge!  The benefits of land out in the country I suppose.  We met a couple other dog owners (plus all the dogs that were there anyway).  The girls had sooooo much fun!  They chased each other, they tried to wrestle a bit too.  Of course they tracked all over that place just to see what they could smell.  Then there was the mud pit.  All last week our area had a ton of rain, so in this low spot was a good sized mud/water pit.  Bella loved it!  She ran through it, laid in it, and rolled all over the place.  She and Daisy would be running and Daisy would stop right on the edge.  I think she knew she’d get a bath if she kept running and got dirty.  Bella also met this cute Italian greyhound she kept trying to chase.  If was funny and a bit sad.  There was no way she could keep up but she kept trying!

We were all tired and come home to take a nap when we got home. Our evening dog park run was cut short by rain showers, but the girls did some play time with a couple puppies.  The girls are so good with the young ones.

Then came my busy night. I made my first frosty paws treats, which the girls haven’t tried yet. They are a mixture of unsweetened applesauce, vanilla yogurt, and p-nut butter. I also stuffed a couple kongs for Daisy will wellness core fish. Bella had her chicken boiled, deboned, minced, and mixed with some boiled egg.  Her meds right now have decreased her appetite so it has to be something really good to make her want to eat.

Last night Bella even chewed on a bully stick for a while, just like a real dog! I think that Prozac (Reconcile) is taking over her brain.

Daisy is doing ok in her new alcove instead of her crate. I’ve been putting her there anytime she won’t be left alone too long. When she has a bout of nausea, she tries to eat anything in sight, which is how she ended up with a bowel obstruction and emergency surgery.  Right now during the day, I still put her in her crate.  Plus, the pest control guys came today she she had to be crated no matter what.

This evening we went a little early to the dog park and they had fun. there was a 4 month old cute puppy that just followed them everywhere. It was really cute.  The mosquitoes were horrible, even with it still being hot out. Thank goodness for bug spray.

A video of them “fetching” notice how the ball doesn’t exactly make it back.  LOL


Blog Hop!

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OK, so I added my blog to the blog hop.  I’d love more traffic and I know that link can get you to the list.  I have no idea how to get the list onto my blog! So I hope clicking that picture takes you somewhere.  Lets see…

Ok, so that picture will have to be it.For some reason I can not do the html link for the list. Honestly, I wonder if it’s cause I use a mac? I have never been able to get an html code from flickr/photobucket to work either.  Copy and paste isn’t working for me, and I’ve tried to get the “linky code” from two different blogs.

Pool Day!

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So this morning the girls and I woke up and just laid around being lazy. After bfast I gave Daisy her bully stick to chew on.  Bella spent her time looking out the window then as soon as Daisy got up to stretch, she went in and grabbed the bully stick and started chewing.  Daisy didn’t seem to mind though.

Then it was off for our meetup group at the pool.

One of the city’s around here allowed dogs to come play today. Your dogs had to be UTD with with the rabies vaccine and it was five bucks, which went to the SPCA.  The two legged people were not allowed in the pool.  It was set up very nice.  They had made a double gate, like you find in a dog park for the entrance/exit and had a gated grassy area for the dogs to use the bathroom.

So, we go in and get a lounge chair. I felt like a mom. I had to have their shot records, my purse, their towels, ball, leashes, ect.  I let them go and the first thing Daisy did was pee next to the pool.  Oh well, what do they expect?  Technically she was outside!  She later found the grassy area and put it to good use.

At first both of the girls were running around, meeting dogs and Daisy was checking out all the people. I kept catching her running up to the people on lounge chairs and getting in their faces to smell breath.  I did take them and make them get in the water. I think it’s called “dunking”.  Neither girl had any inclination to really swim but at least it cooled them off!

There were dogs form 3 pounds to 200 pounds.  They had swim noodles cut into 1 foot pieces for the dogs to fetch. Some dogs of course loved swimming out in the water. Some just liked getting their feet wet on the steps.  There were even a few taking jumps off the diving board!

In the beginning Bella was doing well, she was sticking close to me and following Daisy.  As the hour went on, she became more frantic.  She started darting away from movement, then I caught her trying to dart out the gate. They had people standing there so it wouldn’t happen but I could see it just wasn’t fun for her anymore. I tried putting her on her leash, but for her that just meant we were leaving so she wanted to pull me towards the gate. So we came home.

I think that hour did them in!  They have both been asleep for hours. Daisy hasn’t even gotten up to move around.

In an hour or so I’m going to head to the dog park to let them run around a bit.  Then tomorrow we have another meetup.

Mom, I'm wet!!

I don't like being wet!


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Yesterday the girls had their first half day of doggie daycare.  I was told they had a great time.  Apparently Miss Daisy decided the little dogs had a better party going on and jumped the fence over to where they were.  Apparently she didn’t bother any of them and none of them were bothered by her so they let her hang out a while.  They both came home nice and tired!

Is it wrong to put your children in daycare so you can get work done?  It was great being able to come home and get a whole bunch of chores done while they weren’t here.  Typically they need to go out, be entertained, and by the time they have settled I can breathe a couple minutes.  Then its dog park time and I’m too tired for chores after that.

Sweet Bella is on doggie Prozac.   It was too hard to try and work with her anxiety because her threshold was so low.  Any little noise just about did her in.  Well, its been 2 weeks and I think I’m starting to see some changes.  You see, she even has trouble being comfortable in the house. It’s sad that sometimes in her crate she doesn’t even act like she feels safe.  Well, the last few days she has been spending much more time outside her crate.  After her meals she comes and lays at my feet.  Maybe she has a little dog in her somewhere!  It is exciting to see the changes, even if they are small.

We are trying out a new nighttime sleeping spot for Daisy. I have to be careful because when she has her bouts of nausea she tends to eat anything in an effort to induce vomiting.   Even carpet.  BUT, I’d like her to have a little more room sometimes.  Last night was her first night in the alcove and all was well.  So, we’ll see how things turn out.

Tomorrow morning I am taking them to a human pool. I hope they will play and have a good time.  Daisy thus far hasn’t shown much interest in water but I’m hoping repeated exposure will change her opinion.  I’ll try and get some pictures for y’all!

Wordless Wednesday

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Oh Happy Weekend!

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I like the weekends. They are too short, which many people would agree no matter who you are or your course in life.

Saturday started bright and early with a meetup group at a dog park near me.  I had met all the people there and their dogs.  It was good fun.  There were several other dogs not associated with our group and the dogs had a great time running around.  Daisy and Bella kept checking to make sure there weren’t any critters up in the trees and they did chase the tennis ball a couple of times.  It was a small park, but there was plenty of shade and water for everyone.  The biggest downside was the heat and humidity!

After the park we drove down to a local dog boutique that was giving away free doggie ice cream.  It was cute, shaped into dog bones.  They had big ones and little ones.  Daisy ate hers and Bella’s.  Bella was too freaked out by the new place to focus on anything but getting out the door.  I did see a rhinestone collar that would look fabulous on Bella and I think I’m going to take g-ma over there for Christmas gift shopping!  Daisy did show some interest in a squeaky toy but I think that would annoy me so we’ll skip that idea for now.

We went to the regular dog park in the evening.  The girls had great fun playing with balls and smelling other dogs.

This morning I was a bit lazy. I just took them for a walk, then went out and had bfast then on to grocery shopping. The girls had a couple other walks.  This evening has been filled with thunder so I left Bella here and just took Daisy to the park.  It had rained just a few hours before.  She found a fresh squirrel trail but there was a fence in between where she was and where she needed to be.  So, I opened the gate in btween the park areas and she took off.

Daisy is such a beautiful animal!  Her whole body is tense and focused on her goal.  She looks sooo happy when she has a squirrel up a tree. She bays to let me know where she put them and that she’s ready for me.

Now we are home and it’s storming.  Bella is hiding in her crate curled up and Daisy is standing at the glass doors watching all the action.  She can hear the rain out the front door and keeps running over to listen, trying to figure out what it is.

I’m charging my camera battery to try and get my non existent readers some new pictures and video!

Good Day All!

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So, today we all woke up to almost 90 degree heat in the apartment.  Yep, air was broke.  After the morning potty walk the girls decided to be dramatic.  Daisy came and collapsed in front of the fan and Bella was sitting right beside her panting up a storm.  Gee thanks girls, as if I wasn’t already feeling guilty for leaving you here so I could go and earn your kibble!

Someone at work takes their dog to a doggy daycare near me.  So I called them first thing this morning and they could take the girls and they could get a bath.  I took them at lunch and they went for a few hours of daycare fun.  This place is awesome, I took a tour after work.  They have different play areas, one with a pool.  Apparently Bella liked that one.  Daisy, not so much.  They also do boarding there and I think it could be a good place to take the girls.  They could deal with their diets and needs and they could be together.

Bella did not want to go in when we got there but when I picked them up she seemed really happy.

So, we came home and I wanted to eat dinner.  There was a SQUIRREL on the balcony.  Oh my.  Nothing like a 65 pound coonhound throwing herself against the glass.  Actually at first she stood 100% still, with her nose pressed against the glass. Then the craziness trying to go through the glass.  In her defense, the squirrel sat there teasing and taunting her from the banister.

Then this evening, it was a walk at the park.  No, like an actual walk in the park.  Then when we came home we got to try Nupro for the first time.  Both of the girls liked it I think. Nothing like stinky liver gravy!  Yum!  Daisy got a good case of the zoomies and now both girls are passed out sleeping.

It's right there!!

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