Friday, January 19, 2018

Hailey watching TV

We have been watching the mini-series Godless on Netflix.  Hailey loves the horses! 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Emma - Week One

Cousin Emma is living with us until July 1, 2018 (164 more days) as Uncle Chris has been assigned to the UK until then. She arrived last Wednesday. This was a few days earlier than planned but the weather didn't look good so to make sure she got here (as Uncle Chris was leaving regardless), he brought her here.

The first few days were a little rough for our girl. She was very upset and threw up a lot. It was weird because it would be hours after she ate. We cut out treats and waited to introduce our food. By day 3, her stomach seemed to settle and we haven't had a problem since. 

She also hasn't liked the extreme cold and a few days Lady has had to carry her outside to use the potty. Lady is happy to report Emma hasn't had any accidents since arriving.  She has a history of liking to pee on the dining room floor.

Other that stealing Phod's Precious (a second has been brought into the house), we have no issues. We are lucky everyone gets along and everyone can find a spot in the bed!

We are sure there will be some adventures over the next 5 months!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tasty Tuesday - What Was I Thinking?

Note: I love the company Hero - they employ soldiers with PTSD and/or their families, and they are Canadian. The following has nothing to do with the quality of their product, more to do with me . . . .

On Christmas Day, when I opened these treats, the treats I had picked out for Christmas, my first thought was WTF!  What the heck was I thinking getting furry rabbits feet. They have the bones and nails. I could barely hold them, I was so creeped out. 

While I was creeped out the following happened:

Zaphod ate his so quickly I didn't have a chance to get a picture.
It took Hailey a bit to figure it out, but she got it eaten (see below).
Emma wouldn't eat hers, she just carried it around and as Phod was trying to sneak it, I eventually took it from her and put it away. 

Now that they have had them a couple times, I am not as bothered, although I am not sure they will be my first choice the next time I go treat shopping. (Which will be a long time as Uncle Chris has left a lot of treats for the pups while he is away)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mischief Monday - Destroying Disturbed - by Hailey

The other day I was sitting on my bed, happily destroying a toy. It was a cold day and my walk had been sort so I decided the toy needed to go. 

I am minding my own business when Phod comes over. 

Before I knew it, he was trying to mount me to get him to play.  I told him right off and he moved along.

Then I got back to destroying my toy. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy Birthday - Hailey

Today we celebrate our girl's 8th birthday! It is hard to believe we have all survived to see this day. While she bring so much joy and energy to our house, she was a very difficult dog those first few years and looking back I am really not sure how we got through it all. However, if I could do it again, I probably would . . . .

Here are 8 fun facts about our girl:

1. We call her Hailey Bug because her last foster mom had nicknamed her Bug because her niece was Hailey (and Hailey was a huge bug-ger). We had called our previous dogs Loki Worm and Gemini Cricket as nicknames, so it was perfect.

2. Hailey is super food motivated. The picture above was taken outside, off leash. She is posing for a cookie.

3. If you touch Hailey in her sleep, she will tell you off!

4. Her morning routine is walk, breakfast and then back to bed for a nap.

5. She will scratch the door to tell you she or Phod needs to go out.  Sometimes she scratches it for attention.

6. If you ask her where her dish is, she will go to it and smack it.

7. She is starting to go really grey around her mouth.  The only sign she is aging (besides her mellowing out).

8. She is an obsessive bum licker (for no medical reason, just because she can!)

She still has her puppy eyes


A special thanks to Madi and her Mom for this wonderful card!