We had a very windy week. Like batten down the hatches and tie down the ducks week. Somehow a basketball ended up in our yard. While all the neighbor kids know to come ring the doorbell if their ball goes in my backyard, this one could have come from anywhere. So I let Bixby keep it. He’ll puncture it in no time and then it will become a tug toy for Scout and him.
Everything becomes a tug toy for them. Tree branch falls? Excellent, let’s strip down to a single stick and PLAY TUG! with it. Soccer ball? Let’s deflate it and then PLAY TUG! with it. Piece of trash in the yard? PLAY TUG! This is why I buy inexpensive bath towels, tie a knot in the middle and toss them in the yard and in their indoor toy box. Instant cheap and easy to replace tug toy.
I’m watching a cooking show as I write this. I so rarely have time to watch any lately. He’s making beignets, and if I actually deep-fried anything, they look sooo easy to make. Continue reading
Look at these well-behaved pups. Santa must have some really good treats. Missing: reindeer antlers. Scout broke hers in her enthusiasm to get them off, so we went without. May get individual photos with the remaining pair. Because what’s a holiday without embarrassing my pets.
One more Holiday Gifts recipe coming up, as I finish baking the last of the spritz cookies.
I came out of the office to this. I’m thinking either Gabe is planning a coup and enlisting the pups, or this is the quarterly staff meeting and my review is not going well. #notreatsforyou
How are you spending your last day of summer?
Gabe’s favorite hangout
Zander guarding the garden
And bonus puppies
It was really hot the last two weeks and Scout kept climbing into the duck pools. So I dragged out the large pool the ducks wouldn’t use (for various reasons described here, LOL). And filled it for the pups. They really enjoy it. Continue reading
I mentioned in a previous post that Penelope’s hormones have hit hard. She comes to me for skritches when it gets to be too much. Which is adorable. But lately her focus has been Bixby.
I will get it on video if I can. But this series should give you a good idea of what’s going on in my backyard. LOL Continue reading
Bixby had another PT appointment today. He’s down to once a month. The vet is really pleased with how much mobility and stability he has regained and retained. He loves going there and loves Dr. Deb. Continue reading
I’m a terrible pet person, I don’t remember birthdays or adoption days. But this year, of course, different with Bixby. We didn’t think he’d have a fifth birthday. So grateful for this day.
And this little girl is sixteen. I remember hers because I adopted her on my birthday and she was eight weeks old…and I can count backward, LOL. I saw her little angry face at the shelter and knew she was a good fit for our household.
I tell her she’s the last of the divorce crew and we’ve been through a lot together. And she’s raised her share of Great Danes in her sixteen years. But I’ve made it clear I expect her to stick around till she’s twenty-one or more.
It’s been a good day.