Smile! Spring has sprung…at least in my neighborhood! Mom says now that I’ve learned to smile, I can’t stop! [Read more…]
Spring has really hit my neck of the woods, so I dug out some of my spring fashions. My bug glasses are the only kind of bugs I want to see this spring! [Read more…]
We had a real long, cold, and snowy winter here in Minnesota. We loved it, but by April we were ready for some spring. 2014 was not real helpful with getting spring going. It didn’t really happen until mid May this year but once it happened, it was beautiful! I would like to offer this quote I find nice about flowers:
Just living is not enough…
one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
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. [Read more…]
It is spring, can you tell?
On the weekend I got mail, yay! I won some bookmarks over at Peggy’s Pet Place and they arrived. Now this is really great because I don’t have to read my books all in one sitting anymore! Thank you, Peggy! Stop by and take a sniff around her site when you have a chance, she is very into pet health and fitness which we feel is so very important!
Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota…we are celebrating a week with no snow today! I spent the first couple days of the week just hanging out in the yard, sniffing the grass, enjoying the warm sunshine on my fur and relaxing on my dog cot on the deck. Rain moved in late Wednesday, but we needed some of that so we don’t mind. The grass, plants and trees are starting to turn green as well.
My sister Katie has had an issue with dragging her back left foot for some time now but it has gotten worse and she actually wore the claws on the two middle toes down to the quick. We feared it was a neurological disorder but mom had Katie to the vet where they took x-rays and did lots of tests and determined it is just arthritis. They say she has the hips of a young dog which is wonderful but she has arthritis in her paws and some of her back leg joints, so she is trying some new pills to see if it improves and she may go to physical therapy if it does not get better. In the meantime, she is wearing a shoe on the paw that drags to hopefully help the claws grow back. She has one heavy duty shoe for longer walks and a Pawz shoe for shorter walks. She is totally embarrassed when people notice her shoe but mom can’t find any white dog shoes…I wonder why that is??? My friend Sugar gave us the tip to put some baby powder in the Pawz shoe and that has sure been great advice! Thanks Sugar! Sugar wears Pawz a lot and on all paws. Katie is turning 11 next month but she still loves walking and playing so mom does not want to leave her behind. She walks fine with a shoe on even on our 2 hour walks, so we will just keep walking.
Wednesday was my spa day…ugh…I so prefer being shaggy and smelly but mom likes me all fancied up. Since I am a new driver I am not allowed to have the radio on when I drive…upps…mom busted me with the tunes cranked, howling along to the music as I was leaving for my spa appointment! My friend Miss Harper Lee asked if I had a license…of course I do! I got it back in February!
Emily at the spa was so nice as always but it is still a stressful few hours for this pup. When I got home mom had to take an after pic and then I went in the house and just crashed! It does feel good to have lots of my coat stripped off but I could really do without that awful clean dog smell. Mom says I am so nice and soft so she snuggles even more than usual with me. I guess it is worth it going to the spa!
The last piece of news that I have is that the wabbits are out! I think they sensed spring too and they are hopping all over the place. I have been shagging them out from under the Pine Tree across the street every 2 days or so, that is so exciting! I just love wabbits. Squirrels are pawsome too but I can’t seem to catch them.
Today I am going to join in the Follow up Friday blog hop sponsored by Jodi at Heart Like A Dog and cohosted this week by Misty. This is the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend!
As you know, Buddy is here and there is nothing more fun than being flying dogs on a brisk winter afternoon in January! Woof! Wait a minute, it is spring time. It is March. Buddy is here for spring break, not winter break…this weather has me thinking it is January! No matter, whatever time of year it is, the sun is shining, we have cold and snow and us dogs enjoy a good romp in the white stuff which can end up in flying dogs. If mom would just stop what she is doing and let us out, that would be a great start! She obviously is not paying enough attention to us or she would have seen us all stacked up by the door to go out!
Most of our friends are tennis ball freaks and Buddy is no exception. He finds a tennis ball and that is all he wants to focus on…boring…zzzzzzzzzz!!! Katie and I are not into tennis balls, well, I am not at all, but Katie likes to steal it when another dog is playing with it and then get a game of chase me going. Usually this works unless there is more than one tennis ball in play. Katie
is always trying to animate Buddy into playing but he is still afraid of her, so he never chases her for the ball.
Then there is me, Emma, queen of the yard, best chase and wrestle dog in town. I love to just run, jump, attack and continue. I have learned that if I pester Buddy enough he will finally give in and play my game with me. It is a lot of fun and that little fellow does some pretty good flying of his own! We had so much fun, and don’t worry, even though some of the shots
look like we might be fighting or someone might be getting body slammed, no one was hurt or injured, we just had our wild pants on and wore ourselves out racing through the snow so much. Now for some fun flying dog photos…real down and dirty action shots of me and Buddy, yay! Remember you can always click on an image to see it in a larger size!
Happy First Day of Spring!
Here in Minnesota with a ton of snow and single digit temps it sure feels springy! Actually, I only found one spring!
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