Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Trip To Grooming Tails

My best friend that I have known since the 6th grade just started a grooming business and its doing pretty well, I don't wonder why though. Since we first meet we have both been animal crazy, we are the girls that all the stray dogs and cats find, obviously because we could never turn our back on a sick or hungry animal. She is really good at what she does and get this....she actually loves and pets on them the whole time! They also get treats, get to enjoy running around a house and a back yard too. Just like home, well as close as you can get. She does do home groomings too for those dogs that aren't up for traveling or get extremely nervous going places. So if you are looking for a good groomer that won't freak your dog out, she's the one!

I took Izzy to get done since her full coat was starting to come in and I just wasn't up for doing it this time. Of course Amy does a much better job than I do, I mean look at this picture......she just looks so darling and I'm shocked but she still has her bows in! Her frizzy black hair on her body was covering her silver dappling, I'm amazed at how much I can see the silver now! She was a pretty good girl, it took some getting used to the dryer and get her feet hair trimmed but other than that she was a good girl. She is totally worn out tonight, first thing she wanted to do when she came home was crawl up in her bed on the ottoman. I brought 1 of her little dresses to put her in afterwards. See the pic below.

It even matches her bows! That's her "Girly Girl" dress. Trust me she isn't really a "Girly Girl" but is a Diva in the sense that she knows what she wants, and won't stop till she gets it but she can certainly get down and dirty with the rest of them LOL When we came home the other girls were all over her, especially smelling the bows in her ears, I've never been able to keep bows in their ears but come to find out, there is a certain "magic" to it. We'll see how long my rough and tough girl keeps them in ;) I really had to share the picture below because its almost too cute for me to look at.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One Of Those Moods

My mood is easily explained by this picture of Cashew, this is her death stare and you can gaurentee that she is getting ready to snap when you see this look in her eye's. This is exately how I feel.....its been a awful last couple days and there is still nothing resolved. One of the few things that keeps me going is the dogs, they are a constant for me, they never let me down. In this picture she is staring at Dooley, just waiting for him to make one wrong mood. I always say that when she gets crabby like this she can't stand herself, I'm totally relating to her lately.

I did manage to take Dooley to a adoption event on Sunday, there we met a very nice couple that was interested in getting a another dog as company for their current lab mix. They didn't like the idea of crating Dooley when visitors come over so he won't be a good match for them but we have several in the group that will be, hopfully we'll come up with a good match. Here is his regal self, wearing a party collar I made a few months back. I don't think were going to a event this weekend, I'm just not in the mood. Who knows we might stop by 1 on Saturday and Sunday briefly, really I just want to go to bed for a couple days ;)

Just thought I would share a picture of Hazel and Piper, these 2 have bonded very tightly, very quickly. They are each others best friend, you should see them run and play in the yard, they remind me of rabbits, hopping and jumping around.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Its Electric!

I get such a good laugh out of the girls after they have been rolling and rooting around and when they look up their hair on their ears is sticking straight out. LOL Here is a pic of Cashew looking ELECTRIC! Someone needs to invent a photo editor specifically for animals. Animals don't usually get the "general" red eye that most programs are set for, they'll get a whitish, or green or even blue glare. For me I take many more pictures of animals than people. We are thoroughly enjoying this wonderful weather we are having and are hoping it sticks around so we can declare this winter over with! Its been a rough winter, we got a ton more snow and ice than usual for us.

I am ready to spend some time out in the yard doing some work and playing with the dogs. The last few days its been in the 70's and we have been able to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Here's a picture of Dooley scoping out the yard from the kitchen window. We'll be attending a adoption event on Sunday, maybe we'll meet some good potential adopters. I would really like to see Dooley get in his new home soon. He has become WAY to attached to me and our home. Its really sad but it takes so much longer to place bigger dogs than it usually takes to place smaller ones. These big guys really tend to be more grounded than the smaller ones, most smaller dogs feel like they have something to prove. Trust me I've got a house full of little doxie's and they can be a whole lot of attitude in a little body.

Here's Izzy and Piper looking out the other window in the kitchen. You can see Piper's colic up the back of her neck in this picture lol it certainly gives her character. We're going through a hard time with Piper right now, since she came here about 5 months ago she proved to be house broken, this past month she has been pottying in the house and we can't really figure out why. Its not the weather, she loves the snow and the cold doesn't seem to bother her much. There is not blood in her urine, I actually think the problem is she is so busy playing around when she goes outside she forgets to do her business. I'm considering taking her to the vet JUST to be sure its not a urinary issue but I really don't think it is. I guess the thing that bothers me the most is that there is always puppy pads down and available but she never uses them, she chooses to use a rug or carpet. We'll get it figured out, unfortunately now when we leave for longer periods of time she is going to have to be crated till we can get this issue under control. I know potty issues can be too much for people to handle, infact there are a lot of people that give up their pet because of it but I truly believe you can potty train any pet, with just a little time and patience. That doesn't mean they will always be 100% all the time but you have to be able to compromise, no body is perfect 100% of the time.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bubble Baths & Beds

I was thinking today that my dogs have the life I can only dream of. Their meals are prepared for them, they get to nap when they want, go outside when they want, get love when they want, well you get the idea......These last few weeks I could have used some pampering, I fell down the stairs 1 day last week and OH buddy do I hurt! Thats why I haven't blogged in a while, all I could think about was pain LOL

Dooley had his first bubble bath last night, he really wasn't too certain of it, I think he was prepared to be drowned or something. He had this true look of worry... you know the one where they pull up at least one of their feet and look down like OMG its getting deeper! He has had plently of baths, but not the bubble bath kind and man was he ever glad to get out of there lol He looked especially handsome today for the adoption event with his Valentine party collar on and smellin good. There were a few people that looked at him but no serious inquires, oh well his day will come, that I am sure of.

Now this is Piper trying out the new doggie bed......I think she likes it. We need another dog bed in this house like I need to fall down the steps again! I think my husband might be right, I might be a dog bed hoarder or at least obcessed with them. So this is what brought me to the thought that I could only dream of being treated like my dogs, I know I could have really used a luxuarious bubble bath and a new bed too, especially these last couple weeks but hey that's life right?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just Surviving.....

My hopes for no more snow were crushed. Yesterday we got a whole lot of sleet/ice with a little snow, and more snow today. Thankfully we haven't lost power, which is my worst nightmare, since in 2006 we lost power for a week. Its bitterly cold and windy right now so we are just surviving, wishing and hoping for spring to come very soon! Here's a 3 pile of wieners, Piper, Isabelle and Cashew. The other 3 were piled on the sofa, their picture below :) Mine all like the snow except Duncan, he doesn't hate it he just prefers 80 degree days, I can't say I blame him!

There's Hazel in the middle, flanked by Duncan and Dooley, she's no dumby, she knows those big dogs put off some serious body heat! I hope to have some more doggie snow pictures for you soon but since I fell down the stairs the other day, I haven't felt much like wondering out into the Winter Wonderland lol. I took Dooley to a adoption event this past Sunday, and he actually struck some interest but I haven't heard back from them yet, course it could have something to do with this wintery mess! Cashew our persnickety doxie has actually started liking Dooley, its interesting to see because she has only really liked 1 other foster dog and never a BIG foster. She is still intimidated by his size but little does she know, he wouldn't harm a hair on her picky little head. I'll leave you with this photo below, a picture of Cashew and Dooley taking a nap together!