Filed under: animals, border collies, dogs, mutts | Tags: animals, border collies, dogs, fitness, life, mutts, pets, running
….we’ve been running again, the dogs and i. nothing funny about that, right? first of all, border collies do NOT respect the practice of stretching. apparently they don’t need to stretch so …why should anyone else?
but if i don’t stretch properly i get shin splints. must…stretch…fastidiously. so, i get down, start doing the stretches and puppykin comes up with a full body wag and jams her head under my chin and tries to push my head up. she growls and pushes and wags. i move to another stretch: more growling and pushing and wagging. her whole body wiggling, her little paws dancing up and down in excitement. she gets me laughing so hard, then she starts jamming her muzzle in my pony tail. growl. wag. meanwhile cody bear is about to explode, he’s so excited. you see…he thinks running is hunting.
so dangerous running with these two. every time cody bear sees a tiny animal i have to brace myself for “trials of life”. last week we were running towards a pomeranian. we didn’t see it and we were running very fast to cross the street before being hit by a car. said pomeranian starts SCREAMING in this otherwordly pitch. my dogs went bonkers, pulled me across the rocks where i took a face plant in a grassy area. the lady wouldn’t move away,she just stood there holding her pommy while i pulled and tugged at my dogs. she was frozen, looking down at me as the wires to my ipod strangled the life out of me….and just then….the sprinklers went on.
here they are with their game faces on.
“what up g?”
now, i’m totally addicted to mapmyrun.com. i’ve got all our jogs and all our dog walks mapped out to the exact hundredth of a mile.
it’s been in the high 90s when we go so hydrating is very important. (note, one should not do a wine tasting before running in 98 degree heat) also, it’s dark. thankfully noah gave me a flashing bracelet from the “three olives vodka company”. (classssyyyy) makes it easier for the drunk guys to spot you and shout their “damn you look good” at you as they walk into circle K for their next 12 pack. sigh.
last night’s play list: “butterfly” – crazy town (i like running to one hit wonders), “not an addict” – k’s choice, “all mixed up” – 311 and “leave home” – chemical brothers.
Filed under: agility, animals, dog, dogs, mutts, pets | Tags: agility, animals, cute, dogs, mutts, pets
a kiss upon greeting….
Filed under: animals, border collies, canine, dog, dogs, mutts, pets | Tags: border collie, canine, desert, dogs, mutts, pets, pictures, random
innnnocent, miss pickles???? i think NOT!
what do you have to say for yourself???
Filed under: animals, canine, dogs, life, mutts, pets | Tags: animals, border collies, canine, dogs, life, mud, mutts, pets
strange things are afoot at casa de cody bear.
first of all, you all know how cody bear HATES being dirty? he loves his bath, freezes at the site of a mud puddle, requires a clean doggie bed.
well….what is THIS????
even though we know there is another storm coming tomorrow that will fill the back yard with mud, he still got a bath tonight. i’m pleased to say he was all wags when he heard he was going to the dog wash. and he’s been loving his new clean self.
still….the mud puppy seemed to delight in filth for the first time in his 5 plus years. sigh.
then…i came home for lunch today and somehow the laundry had found a way to spread itself allll over the bedroom floor. nothing was damaged….merely rearranged.
but the weirdest part? at lunch i walked in and the dogs were spastic. wagging and spinning. cuddling me like i was a celebrity.
now, i don’t let them in the back yard just like that, you know. they know that when i go to open the door to the yard, they sit and wait until they’re ok’ed: first cody bear, then pickles. i give cb the go ahead and he tears out of there like a side of beef is waiting. i turn to pickles and . . . as sassy as you please….miss picky punk BARKS at ME! “what?” followed by a series of impatient and entitled barks follow.
i just shut the door. where did THAT come from miss sassy pants? “don’t you get lippy you little mini muffin!”
all seems to be normal now. the dogs are resting. i’ll get up to go to bed soon and they will follow me in and stare at the bed or curl up on a doggie mat.
we’ll see what they have in store tomorrow!
maybe cody bear will be scared of mud again….
Filed under: animals, border collies, canine, dogs, mutts, pets, wildlife | Tags: animals, aussie chow, border collie, coyotes, cute, dogs, pets, wildlife
here’s a small update on the dogs since the coyotes arrived(click)
pickles thinks she is SO tough when cody bear is around, but the truth of the matter is, until these coyotes finish eating the ferals and move on, little miss gran pick macgregor is NOT allowed in the back yard without her big brother.
she’s too small. a delicate flower, really.
cody has the ability to fluff up and make himself look very big. and he moves fast, and he barks and the coyotes look at him like, “ok, dude! what’s your problem?”
plus, he is well versed in weaponry. here he wields an intimidating stick.
but seriously,….do you see how the sunrise makes his bun fur just glow in these photos?
Filed under: animals, border collies, dogs, life, mutts, pets, photography | Tags: animals, border collies, cute, dogs, life, pets, photography
now look at her here, so majestic….
and then there’s cody bear, just being cute and all.
and tomorrow is friday!
Filed under: animals, dogs, life, love, mutts, pets | Tags: animals, dogs, life, love, mutts, pets, photography
2009 had its ups and its downs, but cody bear ended up where he started when this whole crazy blogging thing began:
dusty paws skimming the dirt in the backyard, smile on his face!
i still go home for lunch every day to medicate and feed the guy. he’s still on 4 small meals a day. he still loves his baby sister, pickles. and he still runs like the wind. and i love him more and more every day. more and more still.
only now….he has a winston churchill impression…
he’ll be six this year, and you can tell. he’s reallly into sleeping late and cuddling extra moments lately.
now, if you haven’t visited my dog daily photo blog, please do. i put up a different photo every day, sometimes my dogs, sometimes a client’s. click here to see the photoblog’s new goals for the year ’10!
alright, back to walk. talk to you later!
Filed under: animals, dogs, friends, life, mutts, pets | Tags: animals, dogs, friends, life, pets, pictures, saturday
“fiiive days to work….one whole day to play, come on every body where your roller skates today. its saturday. saturday saturday…ee-ay-ee-ya-ee-yaaay” – de la soul.
so yes, in fact, it was saturday. and it was jam-packed with mingle-y goodness!
dog baths at the self serve dog wash, one at a time. lunch at the burger shot: tasty garden burger! dinner at the pizza and salad joint with visiting friends, then a “fringe: season one” viewing at d’s. the dogs were walked, movies were viewed, and three loads of laundry were done. one load of dishes.
and the dog daily photo blog was updated.
cody bear? well, he’s ready for bed.
and please check out the daily dog photo. it’s pickles and our tribute to master dog photographer, elliott erwitt!!!!
Filed under: animals, border collies, canine, dogs, love, mutts, pets, photography | Tags: animals, border collies, cats, dogs, love, mutts, pets, photography
friday night. exhausted from the week, i opt to stay home. watch a little hulu, edit some photos, what have you.
the cat, often forgotten in the bustle of canine activity, was nestled on the bed in the folds of a quilt. she was looking cute and was open to some photos.
that didn’t last long. before i knew it, pickles was there with her spitty ball, gumming it, resting it on the bed then leaning back for me to notice it, gumming it some more.
fine picky…you can have some pictures too.
how does a mandarin collie do it? he sits behind you, passive-aggressively, burning holes in the back of your head with his eyes till you turn around.
Filed under: animals, dogs, gastroparesis, life, mutts, pets | Tags: animals, canine, dogs, gastroparesis, health, life, pets
our water filtration system broke! a few days of hard tap water got our sensitive little cody bear all . . . barfy. the water filter mechanism company is sending a replacement unit, gratis, but in the meantime….bottled water. after a week of barfing cody bear was back to a barf free existance after just 3 days of bottled water. 5 days sans throw up.
oh….sooo…yes, no you know why i always buy huge bundles of paper towels. you go through many, many paper towels when you have a dog with gastroparesis.
oh, and yes…you go through a fair amount of red wine when you have a dog with gastroparesis. JK!
but, we’re glad to say he is feeling MUCH better.
ready for playing. hard core romping!
we had an ok vet visit yesterday, in fact. he weighs 49.7 lbs. i still try to get him to 50 lbs. it’s been my goal for years. the doctor thought he looked healthy, but, as i said, the visit was ….ok. we have a lump we’re watching….
i think he’ll be fine. right?
for more info on cody bear’s gastroparesis…click on “gastroparesis” in the tag cloud to the left.