One of the things I’m happy to report is the grass is back in our yard. It is not pretty, awfully wet, but we are happy to have it back and it means fun! Bailie and I have been having fun racing and chasing, sniffing and rolling around on it. All those great smells are really coming to the surface! It is Bailie’s first spring, I don’t think she really remembers much about the yard before it was covered in the white stuff.
Did you see Sugar’s post on PrideBites toys last week? Mom decided Bailie needed some fun new toys. The ones she has are getting worn out and a bit boring. We decided on Sugar’s recommendation to order a PrideBites toy, but not a special made one. Being spring with hunting on our GBGV minds, she ordered a squirrel. We got the toy within a few days of ordering it.
I’m not much for toys, so it is really just for Bailie. She loved it, but lately she has been in a destructive mood and shortly after she started playing with it, she chewed a hole in the bottom of his feet. Mom took it to the stuffy hospital immediately and was able to surgically repair it. We just have to keep an eye on her now when she plays with it. They have super fun stuff. Stop by their site and take a peek.
Tuesday, Bailie, Mom, and I all got mail from the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Mom got her membership card and Bailie and I each got our own score card, how fun will that be to fill out! These little books are real important and we need to make sure we don’t ever lose them. We have to keep track of all our tests and competitions in them. Hopefully we will each get a pass for Birch next month as our first entry! We finish nose work 2 tonight and start class 3, vehicle searches and exteriors, this will be even more fun!
For fun back in February Mom and I were at the Twin Cities Pet Expo. Mom bought PetzLife for us pups to try. We decided on the Oral Care Gel with Wild Salmon Oil which is pretty tasty! We brush out teeth every night before bed, but there are a few spots that are hard to get, so why not see how this gel works. We’ve been using it for six weeks now. We started using it daily and now use it every other day. We did notice a difference in our teeth. Some of that stuff that hadn’t come off with brushing is now gone. We have decided to keep using this gel along with our daily brushing. If you don’t brush your teeth, I can’t say if it would work or not, but for us it is a great addition to our brushing routine.
The last piece of news I have is Bailie has started attending day care one or two half days a week. Socialization with dogs is so hard in the US. Dogs are not allowed anywhere, we are always on leash and she is starting to learn not to like other dogs. We could go to the dog park, but the one we like is a half hour drive and you are only allowed two dogs. So, Mom found a great day care about seven minutes from home, three minutes from her office. Bailie goes there when Mom is at the office. They have a webcam, so Mom can keep an eye on her too. The first day they called her a wall flower as she just sat in the corner the entire time. Now she is starting to have some fun socializing and moving around with the other dogs. It is both indoor and outdoor, lots of dogs and fun stuff to do.
It is a pretty fancy place, Mom is really happy with it, but they sure have some odd dogs out front! Mom is thrilled that Bailie runs right into the place, but she is also sad that Bailie doesn’t mind being left there…probably a good thing for both of them learning to be apart!
I had a few loose ends to tie up again which made this the perfect post for the Barks and Bytes Blog Hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog! Join up and share in the fun, or just visit a few new blogs!