Monday, September 29, 2008

Excited dogs

Well its Monday again,its amazing how fast that comes around. I often wonder how dogs think of time. I suppose mostly, its they know when they get fed, and when they get to go outside. I know one thing, when you leave them for long periods of time. They are sure excited to see you. We were in Tulsa Oklahoma for a race this weekend. The girls had to stay home. The minute we got home they were just ecstatic. They had to sniff us, love on us, and just have all kinds of attention. Thats one thing about dogs, they are always glad to see you. And all they really want is affection. You always have to wonder though. If they could talk, what they would have to say about us. Of course we might not want to hear some of it. But it could be interesting at times. You can see alot of things in their expressions. But I guess we'll never really know what they think of us. The girls are being lazy but they bid you good day!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dharma's favorite past time

All dogs have their funny things they like to do. Our cocker spaniel Dharma loves to help you pull weeds. You tell her to come help you, and she will trot right on over. She will grab a hold of whatever your pulling up, and help you get rid of it. She will take it from you and go lay down and chew on it. I had never seen a dog do this before but she is quite the little helper. Pulling weeds is one of her favorite past times. I think she would do this all day, if you had enough for her to pull on and play with. All dogs have unique personalities. And this one definitley is full of personality. A dog pulling weeds was a new one on me but she's fun to watch. She can make quite the ham of herself some days. Have a good day !

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Under The Weather Dog

We have a boxer with a cold. She's a bit under the weather. I sure wish that dogs could blow their noses like humans. She has the mucus thing going on and she can't do much about it. You know, they are so much like humans in some respects. You can always tell when they don't feel well. You can read it, in their expressions and in their eyes. Hopefully she'll feel better in a few days. I read something the other day, that I did not know. Dogs actually produce their own vitamin c and d. I found this very interesting. Its funny that they can but we can't. This is a short one today have a good day.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dogs and Baths

Hello everyone,
Its Friday once again and its a beautiful day outside. This week has been bath week for all of our girls. It's amazing how different of personalities they have, when it comes to being bathed. For example, our yorkie Tracy absoluteley hates to get wet. Bath time for her is not her favorite time. Its very funny when she gets all soapy she looks like a drenched rat. On the other end of that. When she gets all dried and brushed out. She just prances around like she's a little queen. Secretly, to a point she likes the bath but would never admitt it. Our boxer Sadie doesn't mind getting a bath. She will just stand in the bath tub, and let you get her all clean. Afterwards she will rub her head on the floor a little then she's good to go. Now Dharma, our cocker spaniel she is a different story. She doesn't mind the bath too much, once she's in the tub. But when you first mention the word bath ,she will run and hide. After she has a bath, she runs around like crazy, and rubs on everything she's quite the character. They all have very unique personalities. They always keep you on your toes and waitng for what they will do next. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sadie at play

Good afternoon,
Its a lovely day today, and Sadie's in the mood to play. This spider is one of her favorite toys. She loves to throw it around and shake it. She really loves for you to pull on it while she's shaking it. She has put the poor spider through
the ringer. He has some holes in him, but she keeps right on playing with him. I guess you could call him well broke in. He use to have a huge squeaker in his center but she completeley wore it out. Its fun to watch her throw him up in the air, she just has a ball with him. When
she's tired from playing, then she
has to guard him. She's a lot of fun to watch play. She wore herself out I think, so its probably time for a nap soon.
Good day and happy playing!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dog behaviors

Have you ever noticed, when you get more than one dog in a household.They tend to find more things to bark at. They have a chain reaction going. If one doesn't hear someting, one of the others do, and then they all go off. Soemtimes its funny but sometimes its annoying. They have a competition about it. They have to see who can bark the loudest and the longest. What's weird is when they bark at noises from within the house.When someone opens the pantry door, or the opening of the bedroom door. Some days I wonder about these three.You can't help but love them though, so you just find ways to deal with it. For some reason, they are hyper sensitive to noises .Whether its something they should be barking at or not. Most of the time, they are pretty well behaved. They have their days though, that anything will set them off barking.

Good Day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Good evening,
Just another drizzly evening outside Dharma wishes this weather would leave as much as we do. This is our little mother hen. She likes to think she is the boss of the house. She's very sweet and loves to give you hugs. Her form of play is rather funny. She likes to take her toys,roll around on top of them, and growl at them. I had never seen a dog do this before but its cute. She has a number of knicknames, we call her eeyore when she's slow about coming inside. She walks at a snales pace some days. All in all she is a sweet dog and she is well loved. She hasn't got into the other two dogs way of playing but at least they've been getting along
so we won't push the issue. Maybe someday she will learn
other forms of play but for now we will just let her do what she does best.
Happy playing to all and to all a goodnight.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Good day everyone,
Its another rainy day in paradise says Sadie my boxer. She is my most playful one in this bunch. She loves to play tug of war. She also just likes to take her toys and shake them. She can be quite the riot some days. She is a happy dog and very loving. Any of you have boxers you know they love to give big wet sloppy kisses. She's very good at that. She's been with me a long time. She has seen me through the best and worst of times. Dogs are the best at knowing when your having a bad day and need some cheering up. Sadie loves to run ,although she doesn't run as fast as when she was younger she still has fun. Have a wonderful weekend with lots of play and grass sniffing.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Good afternoon,
Its a rainy day here in Kansas, Tracy my Yorkie hates rainy days. She is very finicky about getting wet. She doesn't like to go out and do her duties very good when its wet outside. She takes some prodding. She always walks very gingerly like through the wet grass. The other two don't seem to mind it. I guess she just thinks she's a little princess and doesn't think she should have to get all wet. But eventually she takes the hint and does what she is suppose to. Have you ever noticed how dogs can be very active and excitable in this weather. Sometimes they just want to play and play. Although today the three in this house are kind of doing the sleepy day thing.
Hope you all have a good day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Our three dogs

A few months back I moved in with boyfriend and his cocker spaniel. I myself have two dogs that came with me as well. It has been an interesting transition for the three of them. My boyfriends cocker spaniel had never lived with any other dogs so she has had a lot of adjusting to do. The boxer and the yorkie have done reasonably well with the move. It took some time for them to get use to different surroundings and people but for the most part they took it okay. My boxer did have one physical battle shortly after she moved in. She wound up getting a case of alopecia ( hair loss in dogs). It can be caused by a number of things, but I believe hers was due to stress. We had to give her melatonin a sleep aide for humans. Sounds funny but in dogs it can regrow hair that is lost. It worked and she looks normal again, but it took about two months before she got it all back. My little yorkie got use to things pretty quick. She warmed right up to my boyfriend. She lays by him in the office just quiet as can be. She has become his little shadow she follows him everywhere. My boxer and his cocker have fought a little, but for the most part have tollerated each other. They both want to be boss of the house some days ,(the alpha female thing) so occasionally we have had to intervene. But for the most part its been good. The biggest problem we have had, is his cocker spaniel doesn't understand what play is. When my boxer and the yorkie get to playing she acts like mother hen. She goes over to them barking, like she's trying to get them to stop. As a result we have knicknamed her Henrietta. This is a nice place to stop for the day enjoy!!!