Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wishing For Cooler Weather

Rowe-Quinn was 3 months old when I volunteered to foster him. I really wanted to pick a female from the litter of 3 that were at the founders place. But, something about this boy drew me to him.

It was his face and his personality

This is where he liked to nap in the beginning

He was special from the start

RQ was so good with the younger fosters

He never 'ran' with them though

But he gave them confidence

Taught them

and napped with them
When he was 4 months old I had him x-rayed for hip dysplasia and sure enough. The reason he wasn't running with the pups was the fact that the bones in his hips were malformed and rubbing bone on bone and it hurt.

He's pain free at this time with homeopathy and supplements, daily walks & good raw food. I'm so glad he's with me.

Too Hot To Play Outside

I was looking through my photos for puppy photos of my fabulous five! I don't have any of Sookie or Alissa and Sugar was 2 when she came to live with me. Here's Rascal:

Just a pup when he first came into rescue

It took him at least a year before he trusted me

But slowly he gained confidence

He matured & became elegant
 He still shies from me if I move too fast or if he thinks he's in my path. But funny! Yep he's a goofy boy and I love him.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Son's Weekend Get Away = Cheezmoe's In 'da House

This evening Cheezmoe found an itty bitty piece of rib bone (cow's rib, not human) in the backyard. She's been gnawing on it for about 15 minutes.

She turned her back for a moment and Rowe-Quinn stole it. Giving Cheezmoe a throaty 'grrrrr' (he's got nothing to back it up, but he is bigger and older).
Surely he'll be giving up soon.....

You let him have it!!

I'm going to pretend not to watch.

He's losing interest I can tell.

Where'd Cheezmoe go?

One more throaty warning from Rowe-Quinn

Thank you Grandma T

I apologize for the doggie bile on the doggie bed. No worries, it's dry and I'll brush it off outside one of these days.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dog Sitting

I have the privilege of taking care of my boss' dogs, Penny, Charlie & Lily while he's out of town for the gift shows he attends. I also am getting paid to do it. They are great love-starved dogs when he's gone.

He's had Penny the longest, she's a pretty black Border collie mix. Low maintenance and such a sweet, smart girl.


Charlie is a very high-energized Chihuahua mix. He's got personality plus and is very needy. I love him the most though, there's just something about him.


Lily is a Yorkie, probably a purebred, over-bred little girl. She's got chronic ear problems, too much cartilage, so much that I think she may have a tough time hearing. The ears are almost closed off. But sweet, oh my goodness she's the sweetest thing.

I'd give my right arm for this yard though. It's stone, grass, pebbles & almost completely shaded. What a wonderful time and good money taking care of these three!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Plenty Of Hot Walks

My dogs look forward to their evening (and only) outing everyday. Every now and then I will skip an evening, but I can't deal with my self-imposed guilt when the evening winds down and they realize that all chances of going out are gone.

Rowe-Quinn Without An Outing

Rascal's Bored
 So you see, I can NOT skip their outings. If it's hot, cold, raining or otherwise unpleasant for me, too bad ~ they're getting their outings!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I Live For Moments Like These...Happy Dogs!




Rowe-Quinn's too tired to smile
Sugar's just restin'

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Clouds Of Home & A Rainbow

And family.

What A Wonderful Vacation

I've just returned from a vacation trip home to see family. The farm where I grew up stays the same. Beautiful, serene, home.

My childhood home.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Told You... More Photos Of Dog Fun

Sometimes this is all I could get, a butt.
Sometimes a tail and a butt.

...and more butts.
It's just so much darn fun for the dogs and myself.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

We Had Fun Today At Our Park Across The Street

With a little preparation:
1. Dust with diatomaceous earth, check
2. Rake the cat droppings out of reach, check
3. Water bowl & water, check, check
4. Camera, check
5. Water for me, check
6. Secured spaces not allowed, check

Now for fun...

Rowe-Quinn running towards Sugar

Sugar running to me!
Rascal and Alissa from above

More to come....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Own Personal Dog Park

The piece of property is owned by one man that is hardly ever home. The property is fenced and is a wonderful alternative to bicycling with my dogs. They can run, sniff, explore, smell grass, eat Hackberry tree leaves (I'm not sure why they like those, but they do).

Below, just to give you an idea of the size of this yard. It's almost a whole lot sitting on 3 lots.
We don't have grass in our puny yard, so this is really a treat. The only real down-side is there are fleas over here. 
Rowe-Quinn enjoying the grass.
So, I've treated once with diatomaceous earth and will do it again before we go over there again. Sugar especially enjoys exploring the balconies of the uninhabited apartments.

Sugar loves stairs

Rascal and Alissa

Rascal pulling out all the stops

Quinny never really runs-just trots really fast

One more ~ Sookie watching Sugar on the balconey.


Rascal's New Haircut-Before & After

Rascal Before His Haircut

Rascal After
I didn't take a whole lot off, but I am really new at doing this and the dogs of mine that do get a trim accept it with no problems. I really think that they love the one-on-one attention.