Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hot breakfast

Heated up the leftover canned food and gave to the kiddos this mornng. Hopefully th temp will hit 40 by the time they wake up and they can spend an hour or so outside. I'm running out of clever ideas for the younger dogs-napping all day suits the younger ones. I'll just have to resort to that old standby-stuffing a kong. Sometimes the old ways are the best ways....

Friday, December 28, 2007

Snowwwwww again?

Ok, if this is a dry winter then I'm not sure Oklahoma is the place for us....sheeesh. Although, the chihuahua haven in the bathroom is a big hit for the little bitty's. In fact, if I go through with my plans to pull out the carpet I am going to have to create an "alternate" space for them. The two old dogs especially seem to benefit from the extra warm room.

Greta, Cody and I can't get comfie at the temperatures they require, so this works out well for all of us. Makes me wonder how people with vastly different dogs-like a chihuahua and a newfoundland, cope.

The tiny ones do seem to have extra problems with both the heat and the cold. They really are more fragile creatures than my big dogs.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tiger Thoughts

Regarding thetigerincident in SF...

I do feel awful for the families, but I doubt very seriously the tiger just casually decided to jump out of the cage. In Deb's Zoo-anyone caught taunting the animals would be escorted out immediately, no refunds.

I don't mean to sound unsympathetic, but people do stupid things sometimes. Taunting a tiger because you THINK it can't get out? Yep, that's a stupid thing. And not very nice.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

And Snow the Day after....

The kids are insisting on their snow rations feeding schedule, a lot, and frequently.
The bigger dogs don't seem to suffer, but when it gets below 30 degrees the little dogs can visibly drop weight in a 24 hour period. I guess that is the big drawback of a superfast metabolism. Personally, I wouldn't know.

Cody is taking advantage of the devestation of the sycamore tree (limbs down everywhere) and is learning the command "over". Dogs use what they have.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sunny spots on Christmas

After the turkey coma the dogs staggered out in the sun light and had another good doze. They have now managed enough energy to bark at the squirrrels. We like sunny days here better than snowy ones.

Monday, December 24, 2007


I came home today from Jake's bearing gifts (green beans and rib scraps). But I've learned that table scraps are a dish best dined on at noon. Late night leftovers keep me scrambling for the door and the air freshner all night long. Ahhh, the reality of dogs.

Well, 5 little dogs keeping it real after a rib feast is a bit much, even for me.
Tomorrow is the turkey feast, followed immediately by the turkey coma.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Dog Genius

Nat Geo put out an awesome program about dogs and how their minds work....and what they are capable of. Now many of us already knew that...but it's nice that Nat Geo has made it legitimate science.

Rotating Chihuahuas

Another snow storm, but this time the power stayed on. I've turned the bathroom into a little bitty dog haven-it's the only carpeted room in the house, so I put three beds in there, shut the door, and the temperature is comfortable for the three black and whites. In the meantime to rest of us don't melt. The little one's seem to like having their own "room".

I think I'll let Greta and Cody play in the sunroom today when it warms up. Right now, at around 25 degrees, the cold and the damp is just too much for Greta's hip. But, with a little heat, maybe cold and dry will work ok.

The sun is out today, so they might even find a sunny spot to snooze in.