Trixie Diaries: 15 Weeks And Needing Lots Of Sleep

I may have more formal photos later this week, but for now, going with crazy, sleeping puppy.

It takes a lot of energy to grow a puppy to Great Dane size, so there is a lot of sleeping going on…and poor Scout is her favorite pillow.

Every time I come into the living room, she’s found a different way to sleep on her sister.

Occasionally she uses a real pillow, but still needs Scout close by. She’s very attached to Scout and I’m actually working on giving her some more confidence separate from Scout. Starting with her vet visit and shopping excursions, where she can ride in the basket and get lots of attention from strangers.

She does enjoy her walks around the block with just me. Scout enjoys her much longer walk alone with me, too. Gives her a chance to have one-on-one attention.

I feel like I owe you guys some menus…but I am just not feeling the cooking vibe right now. I suppose after weeks of cooking working my way through the holidays, I’ve lost all my creativity. But I’ll try to do better in the coming weeks.

Until then…

Trixie Diaries: 14 Weeks And Look At Those Feet

Trixie at 14 weeks

Our vet visit was a bit delayed by holidays and then the snow last week. But we finally got there on Monday.
Trixie – skinny butt that she is, weighed in at 39.6 lbs

For comparison:
Scout at 14 weeks was 26 lbs
Bixby at 14 weeks was 36 lbs and he was a chunk.

Her feet are almost the size of Scout’s.

I’m pretty sure this is how Clifford the Big Red Puppy started out. 😲  This keeps up, I’m going to need a bigger car.

She just keeps growing… Continue reading


Bea, in warmer weather, from nearly ten years ago. She still loves to perch on the patio garden benches.

Leftover ribs and crinkle fries. The sauce on the ribs is from a bottle I’ve been hoarding since the before times. It’s a Kroger Private Label brand dark ale and chipotle sauce that I haven’t seen stocked in a long time.

Here’s the same sauce on a smoked pork sammich. Anyone else like slaw as a topping?

I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this photo here. Buddy is leading Annie up the hill from the back pond. It was snapped while we were on a doggie run after a light snow in February of 2010. Buddy always, always had to be in front. We miss them both.

More breakfast pr0n.

Trixie and Scout: First Snow

Trixie and Scout love the cold. I’ve been having a hard time getting them to come in, unless it is in the single digits. I make them come in, warm up, and then they are back out again running around.  And unless it’s single digits, Trixie eschews her warm sweater.

This was her first snowstorm. We are on our second one tonight and she really loves it. We all went out tonight to shovel, again, and despite the very cold temperatures, they both enjoyed running around.

Tomorrow should be fun, now that Trixie has her first experience, she might just cut loose tomorrow in the fresh powder.