Monday, June 20, 2011

Wieners, Wieners, Wieners.......

My weekend started off with a Cocktail Wiener Party with the Gateway Lo-Downs on Friday. They have these socials once a month, usually at a doggie boutique called Lucky Dog. Unfortunately Lucky Dog is closing its doors the end of this month, which makes me really sad, I have had some great times there, either at a fundraising event or adoption event. They have always been very good to our group. The Cocktail Wiener Party consists of Lo-Down members and their doxie's. We have food and beverages and let all the weens socialize. I took Hazel and Izzy and as usually Izzy was a drama queen... she cried and cried, wanting to be held, wanting to get out of the heat...LOL I have created a monster! Here she is in a picture my friend Kim got of her. I would like to say Izzy had a good time but I'm not sure, she didn't seem happy to me, maybe because it wasn't air conditioned LOL who knows.....shes a diva.

I think Hazel had a good time, she was quiet and she did venture a little bit but never too far. When we walked in both girls greeted Moxie, he is another friend of mines doxie. They both seemed to like him and all the other dogs. I know I had a good time just watching all the weens run around, there is nothing that makes me smile more than to see a bunch of weens. I enjoyed talking to friends and visiting too. One things for sure, Izzy and Hazel were both wore out afterwards, they slept in the car the whole way home.

Saturday I went to a adoption event. It wasn't overly busy but seemed pretty steady. I had a good interest in Dooley but I haven't heard anything else since. The family already had 2 other dogs that have the exact same issue as Dooley, home protectiveness and they are used to dealing with it so I was really hoping these people would follow through. Who knows maybe they will eventually, till then he is safe here with me.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tweet Up?

If you don't know what a Tweet up is don't worry your not the only one lol Our group had a Tweet Up  Fundraiser today its a Fundraiser that you can attend either in person or via Twitter. A restaurant called Noodles & Company , on Manchester, was generous enough to donate 25% of their proceeds from anyone that mentioned St. Louis Senior Dog Project to our group and the Treats Unleashed next door let us have a Meet and Greet with some of our adoptable dogs, do a raffle for a beautiful quilt and allowing anyone that had a Noodles & Company receipt to get a half a dozen yummy treats for the dogs for free! I took Dooley and he was a very good boy, except when I left him to go get something to eat.....sorry about that Kathy ;)

I think a good time was had by all, it was such a beautiful day! I got to see some friends who stopped by to support us and visit with friends in the group. Dooley seemed to enjoy himself also, I think the treats helped. I brought home the free treats I got to share with the rest of the pack. Oh my they were a BIG hit, they've had them before but not in awhile. This is a picture of Cashew, licking the bag clean LOL she actually stuck her head all the way in it and was biting the bag like "There has GOT to be more in there!".

On the way home, I looked in the back seat to see this......Dooley crashed. I think he is zonked out for the night. I love a tired dog.......

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pool Side

Cashew taking her first dip.
 Today I got out the kiddie pool for the dogs, and well kinda for me too. While I sit out there and watch them I put my feet in the pool to keep cool. Hazel knew exactly what I was doing, she kept walking up to the pool and looking in like "Come on mom, fill it faster" none of them will get in it while its filling, they don't like the spraying water......This is the first time having the pool out since Piper has joined our family and since Dooley came here. I had to make Piper get in because it was too hot, she didn't like it one bit but when she jumped out she ran and jumped all over the yard LOL We had no idea how much energy Piper had until well after we adopted her, when she first came here she was docile and I guess trying to find her place in the pack, well she has her place now and boy does she have some energy!

"I got it, I got it!"
 I had to coax Dooley in, I stood in the middle of the pool and kept calling him. He went to put the first foot in and jerked it back like "WHOA that's cold" but eventually he made his way in and let me rub him down with water, I could tell he had never been in a pool and he was unsure but once in there for a few minutes he started wagging his tail. He bolted out of the pool and took off running. I threw a tennis ball in the pool and Hazel went diving after it, she got it and jumped out, only for Dooley to grab the ball and take off again. LOL this picture is of him celebrating his victory of getting the ball. Of course Hazel sat there and just looked at him then back at me. Hazel loves the pool, she is the one that likes it the most, Izzy and Cashew like it but usually only get in a couple times. Hazel will get in and out all day long, she also likes to blow bubbles in it, she tries to grab blades of grass on the bottom of it. Hazel is at her happiest when she gets to get in the pool, I'm at my happiest when I get to watch her.

Just like people that want nothing more than their human children to be happy, all I want is for my furry kids to be happy.