i can’t believe i haven’t posted since monday. so much has happened:
a loved one was hit with a brick of cream cheese
a coworker passed out one afternoon
pickles decided on wednesday to be stubborn and belligerent and inattentive
cody bear showed signs of improving
i interrupted a meeting at the vice mayor’s office
cody bear had a fight with a cactus…and the cactus kind of won…this round…
so, that’s the week in a nutshell. i vague and disjointed nutshell.
i promise to post more frequently!
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back at the office.
this weekend wore me out, to be honest. here are some of the good points:
took a pet first aid/cpr class, went shoe shopping, d. brought me a coke, breakfast with buzzy.
here are the crummy points:
had to work sunday (but got to bring pickles!), cody’s vet appointment revealed more lost weight, he seems to have even less energy, had to skip class cuz he is supposed to be resting, we’re down to one bee.
so there you have it. i spent alot of time trying to cheer up cody bear. he’s acting very depressed.
not that he looks depressed here…
buzzy is going to visit cody bear tonight while i am helping out with a dog training class. that will totally make him wag!
it will be a busy night, but hopefully there will be some time to relax in the near future…
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last night pickles walked into her crate and laid down like a good girl. bed time. i shut the door, got into bed and told cody bear to hop up. i looked down at pickles and she just looked so big in the little crate. i leaned over and opened the door.
her first free range night! she was a very good girl! at first, while i was reading, she wanted to select one of my shoes and was rooting around my pile of magazines. but “no” worked. and once i turned off the lights, she settled down on her doggie bed. in the middle of the night she went back into her crate for a deeper sleep. at sunrise, she left me and cody bear alone, got up out of her crate, found a dental bone and went over to the doggie bed for some gnawing. she put her paws on the bed once, but that was all. when she saw we were awake, she came over to the bedside, sat, and commenced wagging while giving me the “i was a good girl and i’m so cute can i come up on the bed” look she must have been practicing all night.
i didn’t let her up, though. puppy steps, puppy steps!
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i know you’re just breathless with anticipation to hear about pickles’ hiking trip!
well, let’s get into it then:
that’s picles on some rock stairs at a national park!
picky with hoju on a boulder! i have to mention…she was a really good dog. she is going to be an incredible hiking buddy!
we weren’t in danger of tusslin’ with bears because we had hoju! he’s one of the original macho bears! (cody bear being the other macho bear!)
and here is pickles sitting on a fallen log!
and heeeere she is on a tree stump. mental note: “leave camera at home next time ya freak!”
ah…nature. we likems our happy rock growers!
meanwhile…let’s visit our friends playing in the creek!
so…to sum it up…it was a beautiful day…and i like to pose pickles on stumps and the like…oh dear.
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thank you cody bear. thank you for finding my barbeque tongs!
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don’t read this post.
why are you still reading? fine. if you must know….i’m at my breaking point with cody bear’s illness. after saturday morning i thought we had made a break through. but tonight we had a major set back. and not only did his illness step it up a notch, it severely affected his behavior.
always so confident about his surroundings, able to over come any environmental fear…tonight, upon getting ill, he was suddenly terrified of the building we were in.
i’m about a pencil lead’s breadth away from having a complete meltdown.
meanwhile, after a great day trip with friends and pickles, i come home, take cody bear to his trek that gets him sick and terriried, and return home to a complaint from my neighbor to please do something about pickles’ barking.
she is STILL barking whenever i leave with cody bear. and onnnly when i leave with him, as far as i know.
it was only a matter of time till someone complained. but really,….it was the last thing i needed to hear after rushing home with a sick dog.
so, yes, i’m nearing my breaking point. i love my dogs more than anything…but…why do i have them? oh, right, cuz they make me happy.
‘cept right now. now that i’m worried about one and in trouble because of the other.
i told you not to read this post!
annnywayyys….if you’re wondering about why the lighting in these pictures is so soft and coooool, it is because i used the canon 580EX flash and bounced it off the ceiling above the dogs’ heads. nice, eh?
Filed under: dogs | Tags: animals, danger, insects, life, nature, poll, question, wildlife
today’s topic….since we actually have time to blog about a topic…is ….danger!
not fear. danger. there are some things i’m scared of, but i’m going to list the things that are actually dangerous in my life.
1. me or the pups could possibly get bit by a snake.
2. scorpion stings. that’s all too real here.
3. car accidents.
4. health problems.
5. financial crises.
ok. yes, those suck.
but compared to thins other people are in danger of, (bombs, natural disaster, malaria) i think me and the pupsters have a good thing going here. so…in keeping in line with pennycat, yes, i will be grateful today.
back to our local dangers. it has been pointed out by some of our fellow bloggers that some of the critters in my part of the world are a bit scary. yes…there are some dangerous little beasties here. most of which i can’t mention because the readership will go down. ha ha.
what is the most dangerous critter in yourrrrr part of the world?
is it a mountain lion? a brown recluse? i drunken neighbor who is spying on you? a bear? the tax man? overzealous trick-or-treaters?
who is it? please let us know in the comments! thanks!