Boy did we have a big day today!
It started with a morning in the dog park. The weather cooled off overnight so both girls were pretty frisky. Daisy ran around the park a lot! Someone brought a squeaky ball to the dog park. Now, of course Daisy freaked out! She wanted to kill the ball.
Now, as a side note to all the dog owners out there. If you are going to bring a toy to the dog park you can not assume that your dog will be able to maintain control of it and it isn’t fair to assume that everyone’s dog plays fetch. Daisy loves to chase the ball, but bringing it back isn’t a concept she understands. So don’t get upset when that toy is in some other dogs mouth and they are having fun with it. I don’t allow my dog free access to squeaky toys at home because she becomes possessed and tried to keep them from me, so guess what happens when you bring them into the dog park?
When Daisy finally dropped the ball Bella was right there to try and pick it up. Luckily I caught her by her back legs as she tried to dash off. I walked it back to the owners who huffed out of the dog park. Daisy looked for the new fun ball for a minute or two but went back to playing with the regular tennis balls.
I let her out on the balcony for a bit. The downstairs cat was out. Daisy is so funny! She is so focused on that cat but she doesn’t bay. She get so much energy and her muscles are so tight and her whole body just shakes while she watches it walk around. Then I gave her a kong with some sticky dog food and dry treats to work on while I got ready for the party.
The party was a lot of fun; it was at a place that does doggy daycare and boarding. They had snacks and a costume contest. They also had kiddie pools set up with mini pumpkins floating for “bobbing for pumpkins” contest. Daisy just looked at the dogs in the water like they were crazy. I think she looked super cute in her t-shirt, what do you think? We came home and she walked right over to her favorite place and slept for hours!
Looking for a squirrel!
And the girls are trying their best to be spooky.
Have you ever tried to pose your dogs, or get them into a frame shot together, eyes open, not looking terrified? Ugh! These girls managed to wear me out in less than 20 minutes. Actually, despite what the picture looks like, neither girl minded wearing their Halloween t-shirts. More pictures to come!
Shhh! I'm sleeping!
So, some will read this post in horror, others will be happy as am I.
I wanted a dog who would relax with me and lay on the couch. Turns out, Bella is not that dog. She is much happier with her feet on the ground. I’m ok with that. She has on many occasions jumped up to ge a pet or maybe a treat but as soon as she realizes she isn’t on a firm surface, she jumps right back down. The only exception to this is when she was sick. She came up cuddled with me, jumped off, threw up, collapsed and had to go to the ER. So, Bella on the couch = scary.
Today Daisy Mae was in a particularly cuddly, affectionate mood. She jumped to put her front feet on my shoulders while I was sitting on the couch. So, got a sheet to cover it and convinced her sitting next to me was cool. She laid there until it was time to go to the dog park. When we got home, after dinner, she came over and started sniffing her place on the couch so I told her “come on” and patted the cushion. She jumped right up and has been next to me for the last few hours.
I love it!
MOM! The flash is too bright!
So, Grandpa has moseyed on home. Bella did try and sniff him a few times and she let him pet her for several minutes last night. They might be friends yet! Thanks to Grandpa for taking the coonhound mobile to be cleaned! Too bad they will have it dirty by tonight….
In other odd news the girls and I were laying taking a nap earlier this afternoon. Fedex scared me to death when they knocked on the door really REALLY loud! It was the first time I’ve ever heard Daisy growl! That’s right, she stood up and growled at the door. I may have a guard dog yet!