Thursday, June 12, 2008

Snow on the chimney



Little old, little bent, some snow on the chimney, but still a beauty. Can't make a long term committment? Find an old dog that needs a home. Many beloved pets are becoming displaced as their owner's age.

Animals do not fear their own death, or bemoan their failing selves. Taking in an elderly dog may teach YOU more than you ever thought possible.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What a difference

A little time and love makes so much difference.

I was sitting outside with the dogs and having us all together is Greta's favorite thing. She was just so happy we were all there.

When was the last time you made someone soooo happy just by being there?

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lights/Thunder/Lightening

Lily is starting her flashlight clicker training. Since she can't hear, I am using a flashlight to communicate with her.

It's been raining here since 4 am and it's now 11 am. The kids have pottied, ran, eaten and are now snoozing-what's a dog to do on a rainy day?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Foraging for Fun and Food

Several members of the pack came back too hefty for me to feel comfie having a carnivore Sunday-but I did relent and scatter low fat dog treats about the back yard. My guys love love love to forage, but the problem is, those that need it the least are the best foragers, and I didn't want to put the round pen up for Cody because I may mow today.

For a single dog, measuring and scattering a bit of kibble in the grass can be fun and entertaining. I often think that poor backyard dogs would enjoy their food scattered rather than placed out in a single bowl. At least they'd have something to do for 30 minutes of an otherwise boring day.