Pool Day!

So this morning the girls and I woke up and just laid around being lazy. After bfast I gave Daisy her bully stick to chew on.  Bella spent her time looking out the window then as soon as Daisy got up to stretch, she went in and grabbed the bully stick and started chewing.  Daisy didn’t seem to mind though.

Then it was off for our meetup group at the pool.

One of the city’s around here allowed dogs to come play today. Your dogs had to be UTD with with the rabies vaccine and it was five bucks, which went to the SPCA.  The two legged people were not allowed in the pool.  It was set up very nice.  They had made a double gate, like you find in a dog park for the entrance/exit and had a gated grassy area for the dogs to use the bathroom.

So, we go in and get a lounge chair. I felt like a mom. I had to have their shot records, my purse, their towels, ball, leashes, ect.  I let them go and the first thing Daisy did was pee next to the pool.  Oh well, what do they expect?  Technically she was outside!  She later found the grassy area and put it to good use.

At first both of the girls were running around, meeting dogs and Daisy was checking out all the people. I kept catching her running up to the people on lounge chairs and getting in their faces to smell breath.  I did take them and make them get in the water. I think it’s called “dunking”.  Neither girl had any inclination to really swim but at least it cooled them off!

There were dogs form 3 pounds to 200 pounds.  They had swim noodles cut into 1 foot pieces for the dogs to fetch. Some dogs of course loved swimming out in the water. Some just liked getting their feet wet on the steps.  There were even a few taking jumps off the diving board!

In the beginning Bella was doing well, she was sticking close to me and following Daisy.  As the hour went on, she became more frantic.  She started darting away from movement, then I caught her trying to dart out the gate. They had people standing there so it wouldn’t happen but I could see it just wasn’t fun for her anymore. I tried putting her on her leash, but for her that just meant we were leaving so she wanted to pull me towards the gate. So we came home.

I think that hour did them in!  They have both been asleep for hours. Daisy hasn’t even gotten up to move around.

In an hour or so I’m going to head to the dog park to let them run around a bit.  Then tomorrow we have another meetup.

Mom, I'm wet!!

I don't like being wet!


Yesterday the girls had their first half day of doggie daycare.  I was told they had a great time.  Apparently Miss Daisy decided the little dogs had a better party going on and jumped the fence over to where they were.  Apparently she didn’t bother any of them and none of them were bothered by her so they let her hang out a while.  They both came home nice and tired!

Is it wrong to put your children in daycare so you can get work done?  It was great being able to come home and get a whole bunch of chores done while they weren’t here.  Typically they need to go out, be entertained, and by the time they have settled I can breathe a couple minutes.  Then its dog park time and I’m too tired for chores after that.

Sweet Bella is on doggie Prozac.   It was too hard to try and work with her anxiety because her threshold was so low.  Any little noise just about did her in.  Well, its been 2 weeks and I think I’m starting to see some changes.  You see, she even has trouble being comfortable in the house. It’s sad that sometimes in her crate she doesn’t even act like she feels safe.  Well, the last few days she has been spending much more time outside her crate.  After her meals she comes and lays at my feet.  Maybe she has a little dog in her somewhere!  It is exciting to see the changes, even if they are small.

We are trying out a new nighttime sleeping spot for Daisy. I have to be careful because when she has her bouts of nausea she tends to eat anything in an effort to induce vomiting.   Even carpet.  BUT, I’d like her to have a little more room sometimes.  Last night was her first night in the alcove and all was well.  So, we’ll see how things turn out.

Tomorrow morning I am taking them to a human pool. I hope they will play and have a good time.  Daisy thus far hasn’t shown much interest in water but I’m hoping repeated exposure will change her opinion.  I’ll try and get some pictures for y’all!