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Archive for January, 2011

I am bored!

There’s too much snow and ice to go for a long walk. We’ve been every place that’s “inside” where I’m allowed to go.

And now Josie’s mom says that Josie limps for days afterwards every time we run, so I can’t play with her until she’s better! Worst of all, “getting better” might mean she has to have a Surgery on her knee! If that happens, we won’t be able to play until she’s recovered from the Surgery.

I could visit Puccini, but he doesn’t have a Fenced Yard, like Josie does, so we stay inside and have to put up with his nephew Fezzik, who’s a Briard and just a puppy and doesn’t have a lot of manners yet. He wants to be in on everything!

Hmm. Maybe I can teach Mommy a new trick. Anyone have any suggestions?

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My boots have been getting worned out, and they don’t always stay on if I play, but I just can’t walk around in this awful ice and snow we have now. I need something.

So yesterday, Mom took me to Penelope’s Pet Boutique. Penelope is a chihuahua, so she knows all about what little dogs like and need. And she employs very nice, very well-trained humans to run her store. I really like to shop there. We were looking for a different kind of boot for me, that Mom thought might be more comfortable for me and stay on better. They’re called Pawz, and I know some of my friends on Crush wear them and really like them. They’re really waterproof, and they let you feel the ground, so you can walk easier than in other boots.

For me, though, they were really hard to get on, and to get pulled up all the way, and then when I tried walking in them, they didn’t stay well on my back paws! I was sooo disappointed! No new boots!

But THEN, one of Penelope’s human staff told me that they had something else, something called Musher’s Secret. She said sled dogs use it, and she thought it would be easier for both me and Mom, and keep me comfortable in the snow and ice. So, okay, great, I’m expecting another, different kind of boot. Maybe these will fit better? But no! It’s not boots, it’s a stuff that Mom rubs on my paws. Sled dogs use it to protect their footsies when they’re running races in the ice and snow, and it’s also good in the summer, to protect against hot pavement!

So we decided to try it. Mom rubbed into my paws, on my pads and between them, and it felt really good going on. When we left the store, I thought it would be nasty without my boots, but it wasn’t! I was able to walk in the ice and snow and even slush, and it didn’t feel bad! The staff lady told Mom that she should put more on me when we got home and we could sit on the couch and to it proper, and then twice a week. We put more on before my bedtime walk, and then went out, and everything was okay!

I think I’m gonna like this stuff.

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My new jammies

Part of my Christmas gift from a friend this year was a gift certificate for custom jammies from LaBoneYard! Mommy took my measurements, and helped me pick out the fabric and the design, and then I waited. But finally they came, and here they are!

Addy's new jammies

A different angle!

Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m so happy with them! Thank you, Oscar’s Mom and Sheri!

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It’s wet, it’s cold, and there’s so much of it it’s over my head! It’s not fair! Just look at this–this can’t be legal, can it?

Me trying to find a Spot in the snow. You know what I mean, a Spot?

It’s no fun to walk in. This is what it looked like when I tried:

I got back inside as quick as I could

Afterwards, Mom helped me get all the nasty snow off me and helped me get warm again. But I can’t believe it’s legal for this snow stuff to happen!

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Post A Week 2011

Hi! Mom told me I’m just not doing my job as a blogger, and I gotta try harder. So I’m gonna! I’m signing up for postaweek2011, and I’ll try to post something here every week!

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, please encourage me with comments and likes, and dog treats along the way.

 

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