Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Holly's stumped

Raising a Super Dog

Well, you know what they say around here.

When life hands you a lemon, you add a lime or two and make yourself a nice, chilled Sangria.

And then you sit on the patio and make a toast to the memory of your favorite Buckeye tree.

[sniffle] I loved that stupid tree.

We knew the buckeye was a goner after the trunk split from windstorm damage back in July.

And The Husband took the chainsaw to the rest of it. Right down to the nub.

Anyhoo, nothing to do about it but make a photo op outa the thing.

In lieu of the blackboard this week, we gotcha Holly stumping her twenty six week birthday announcement.






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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Six Month Interview

It was on this day, two years ago, that the world welcomed eight new yellow packages of puppy goodness.

And our hearts melted at the sight of them.


Remember this? We spent the next eight weeks watching them on the Eukanuba Livestream as the tiny critters opened their eyes and ears to brand new experiences. Then in a blink, they were off to their puppy raisers for socialization and training for the next eighteen months.

This past May, our Extraordinary E's - Emma, Everett, Ella, Elmo, Euka II, Emily, Ethan, and Eliza - returned to Canine Companions for Independence to enter the Advanced Training program to learn the ways of being highly trained Assistance Dogs.

Euka II ready for
Advanced Training at CCI
When we were nearing the end of our volunteer puppy adventures with Miss Euka, I sat her down for a James Lipton-esque interview. Using those familiar ten interview questions offered up by Mr. Lipton, we got a inside view of our little polar bear celebrity.

Of course we know that Miss Euka needs to focus on her education and so is not available for a follow-up interview on today, her second birthday. There'll be time for all that later after training has been completed and her destiny determined.

No worries, y'all. Holly has stepped up and said she'd be glad to talk about herself with you instead. You see, she has a birthday coming as well.

The Hero litter, born on March 18 this year, will be six months old on Thursday.

So lessee here ... in dog years, the Heros are something around seven years old.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Temptations



Holly poses for her weekly shot at the scene of Micron's misadventures.

She is doing a fine job of turning her head away from the delights found in one's patio herb garden. No noshing upon the cherry tomatoes or jalapeno peppers.

Sure, it helps that Micron ate them all already.

Still, some credit is due here. She didn't even look for anything to roll around in her mouth.

Growing up, y'all.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Garden Salsa

Do you know why I pulled you over? asked the Dayton City cop.

The Husband doesn't respond at first to those least favorite eight words of the wayfarer. He's focused on going through the preliminaries of getting out his license.

Well, continues the City's Finest. To tell you the truth, I normally wouldn't have bothered with someone just a couple miles over the speed limit like you were. But since you passed me, I just can't let it go.

And that's it. A matter of maintaining street cred. We're moving down a four lane road, this section of State Route 35, and we actually did pass this cop just as he charged. Guilty and guilty, can't deny it.

We drove away a few minutes later with a well-rehearsed tongue lashing, not suffering ticket for our trouble. But we didn't tell him about the precious cargo in the enclosed bed of our Chevy S-10 truck. Enough delay already.

Because we're on our way to the only emergency veterinary clinic in the Miami Valley area.

This all came to happen a few years ago with Jack the Wonder Dog. Our impulsive, garbage overturning, dead bird eating friend. I had come home from work to find our young dog nearly unresponsive on the kitchen floor.

A panicked call to the vet's office (His gums are white? He's gone into shock; get him to the emergency clinic) and we wrapped the big guy in blankets and carried him to the truck for the trek across town.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: A majestic air


 

So serious, this Holly puppy, with a touch of a majestic air about her like an aura.

Naw, just kidding, y'all.

This is Holly.


Not a prob. I was done taking photos anyway. Silly girl.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ask me about my grand-dog


Here are my grand-kids, says my sister, holding out her smart phone for all to see.

Ooh, we say. Aaah. The phone slowly passes by in an arc for the benefit of those seated at the kitchen table.

Well, that's only some of them, she continues. A couple of swipes with an index finger and now we're provided a look at a few more kids in various poses of eating, swimming, and even one in mid-tantrum.

Huh.

I sit quietly, as I do at these events, clutching my own smart phone in my lap. If anyone's ready to see photos of dogs, I'm your girl.

Oh wait! I remember now. I have a grand-dog. Heck yes, people. Nobody leave yet, cuz I have family photos too. Hang on a sec and I'll pull them up.
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