Sunday, January 27, 2013
Winter arrived here in our Windy City, snow on Thursday, if only an inch or so, and an ice storm today. So we chose this picture of me enjoying some winter sunshine in the park before our winter actually became winter.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Mom is very upset with me this morning. Yesterday a package came for me, it was from BaxterBoo.com, with two new coats. Mom was so excited she spent lots of time, and money, trying to find me something to wear for our walks when its really cold out.
The first one she tried on me is the fuchsia fleece by Ruffwear. It has reflective piping and a zipper, which mom found very hard to start. But the fit is nice and roomy and covers me up good, even my bare tummy. I don't look very happy with it though do I?
The second coat she got is by Hurtta, for the active outdoor dog, which mom must think I am. I don't like it at all but Mom loves it. She likes the way the flap folds under and a belt adjusts around my middle. There are elastic bands that my back legs go through keeping the coat down, which is what I don't like the most. It doesn't cover up my tummy at all though.
So this morning mom and I were up early and I new she was going to try and put that coat on me so it took lots of coaxing, chasing, and some treats to get me in the back porch and get ready to go outside. She was so excited it was finally snowing out! I did not cooperate at all! She has been trying this new trick lately when I don't want to walk. She drops my leash, after making sure it is safe, and then walks off without me! She got me most of the way down the alley that way with a few treats then I turned and headed for home. She took the leash off me so I could do a quick potty in the backyard and then we went inside. She has ignored me ever since. But that's okay I went back to bed.
If any of my followers can understand what we are going through and have any advice we would greatly appreciate your comments! Love, Dolly
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I love the snow but so far this winter we have had only a small amount. I still get lots of walks in the snow, mom puts musher's wax on my feet to protect them from snowballing and salt. My first winter my feet would get icy and I would cry for mom's help. She'd warm my feet or carry me home. Then she heard about musher's wax and now I can stay out and play for a long time. But its not snow its the cold and since I won't wear a coat no walk.
My first winter we had a huge blizzard! I loved playing in the snow! I even had a little coat but I outgrew it.
|You think I am going to wear this?|
I must be doing a pretty good job of being annoying today, especially when mom is at the computer trying to type. So she went online and spent a lot of time trying to find the right coat for me that would fit and I would wear.
Stay tuned to see if I wear my new coats when they arrive or if I give mom one of these looks again!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I think I am on to something using photos from warmer days on a day that the temperature is in single digits. Too cold for me to go for a walk (because I won't wear a coat). Don't let the picture fool you. I know mom is very disappointed in me but I do not like the water. My second summer was a hot one and she thought the pool was a good idea to help me keep cool. I only got my feet wet.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
|John and Daisy on left, Ed and Zoe on right.|
BJ stayed around for a lot longer than we expected. John took him to the vet for his annual checkup and the vet thought he was in good shape considering his age, which was estimated to be around 13. One day we were walking around the park when John walked over to clean up some poop and we overheard one of the funniest things ever said in our group. Muttering under his breath while pulling a baggie from one of those containers that attached to the leash he commented, "1200 bags don't die on me now dog." John is known to be a bit frugal.
Well, like all good dogs go, BJ did leave us. Mom lost track of the group last summer when she was working part time. One morning there was John with a new dog! Then the others told us that BJ had gone OTRB. Mom offered John her condolences and he replied in his gruff voice, "Aw he was old and he died." End of story and time to move on with Daisy. Adopted from PAWS Chicago, she's a sweet Lab mix with tons of energy, loves to chase balls, and roll over on your feet causing you to trip.
|Daisy with the morning group while I get a good morning sniff by BFF Casey.|
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
After just getting back from a walk where temperatures had dropped from the 50s to the 20s and sidewalks were icy, I decided to use a picture from the summer. Mom and I had gone on a Sunday morning walk later than usual on a day that had turned very hot already. Mom realized we had over done it when I kept laying down in the shade not moving. Unable to get me to walk the rest of the way home, and worried she had given me heat stroke, she called dad and next thing you know there he was in his truck to take us home. Winning!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Love, Dolly xoxox
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
I've noticed a lot of bloggers are blogging about the new year and I haven't posted anything. What's there to say? It is my third one I will be three years old this June and so far I think I have accomplished a lot for such a little doggie. I went on vacation with Mom and Dad to Washington, D.C., I have lots of friends at the park, mom lets me walk with her off leash there (when its empty), I've got a blog and now I'm on Facebook! It is hard to imagine what the new year can bring for me! I know that mom wants to go back to work full time, I am okay with that. I am grown up now and don't mind staying at home by myself. But I have been thinking of things that I can do better since I know I'm not perfect so here is my list:
Dolly's Improvement List:
- Don't be possessive of Mom around other dogs (except when she has treats no dog can do that).
- Don't chew up new squeaker toys the first day.
- Sniff less on walks so Mom doesn't have to stand and wait so much.
- Don't eat things I find from sniffing.
- Stop sitting down when Mom walks me to tell her I don't want to go.
- Wear a coat when it is cold.
- Stop being stubborn.
Well, that's a good start. But if I changed all of that what would Mom have to do?
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See you around in 2013!
Love, Dolly xoxox