She did wake up long enough to play with Dino.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Yuck, what's so special about that??
Prior to her trip we talked about Ram and if he would show any signs of remembering Sandi. I used to buy into the theory that dogs have short memories and will latch onto the person that gives them food. I think many dogs are like that for sure but others seem to have feelings and show their emotions. Gypsy for one is very emotional and shows her feelings all the time. When Ram (Rim) was with us she went into a funk and thus Ram is now in NC. Sandi says that from the time she arrived, Ram was by her side. She felt that he clearly remembered her. They had a very nice visit. The three cousins carried on all night like school girls at a PJ party.
Ram with them the entire time.
To say that Ram is in a great home would be an understatement. He has woods with trails to roam, a creek to splash in, and a loving family that he adores. Ram has already completed his first round of therapy dog training. He was tops in his class. I always felt that he was a special dog. When Sandi left the next morning her cousin told her that Ram ran after her car for a short period. I guess he wasn't ready to say goodbye. We'll make many more trips to NC and make sure to see Ram as often as possible.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Hey, back off buddy! that's my job!
Gypsy was a great dog the day of the party. We had everyone bring lawn chairs over and we hung out all day long. She was very polite and greeted everyone like a little lady. She did show off her jumping skills to everyone. One of the guys got her to play fetch with Dino and she was really excited about that. Sandi mentioned how she and Gyp play tag and that it is next to impossible to catch her. Hearing that one of the guys tried his best to tag her to no avail.
I bet that guy woke up sore the next morning!
The only mishap of the day was when Gypsy caught a few of the guests helping themselves to her "Charley Bear" dog treats we had put out for people to give her.
Hey, those are my treats!
I meant to put a little sign on the bowl, oops.
Sunday, the three of us were wiped out. Gypsy slept the entire day from all the excitement of the party.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Last weekend we decided to let the Bike Club ride without us. This is indeed a rare event for Sandi. Actually she had an excuse from a Doctor. So, we decided to at least travel over to St. Michael's to see them off and get a cup of coffee. Gypsy loves to ride with us. When the weather permits, we take her everywhere. Now that it's a bit warmer out, she has been grounded. She likes to stick her head out the window and search for little furry animals.
I know there is a Bunny out there somewhere!
It was really a beautiful morning.
On the way down we pass this big farm right on the River. It is one of our favorite farms in the area. The owner puts up very cool "yard art" during differant times of the year. Last Christmas he actually had a fighter Jet sitting out front with Santa caught in one of the engines. He has these horses out front now.
Hey, how did he get that Jet in his yard anyway?
Geez, this things are everywhere!
That was all she needed to see and Gyp was on high alert the entire time at the Inn. It was a nice morning anyway. Surrounded by water with great views. You might recognize this place from the movie The Wedding Crashers. The reception scene was filmed here. We'll be back down there soon and hopefully we can avoid the Bunnies.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hey, this one has coconut in it!!!
Go to www.partipoodlepasteries.com to learn more about these treats.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Last week Gypsy had her 8th birthday. I came home from work to learn that Sandi and Gypsy went shopping. I always hear that I'm the one that spoils the poodle but I'm beginning to wonder.
They made the trek down to our favorite pet shop, Flying Fred's. They have a very good selection of over priced things for dogs.
Of course, Gypsy heads straight for the collars. I switch her collars up all the time and I have a difficult time getting all of them in the rotation. Sandi says that Gyp has more collars than she has shoes. That is saying something. It usually doesn't take long for Gypsy (Sandi) to find the one that stands out. This time they were actually after something with crabs on it but could not find the right one. The girls made their way through this vast collection of collars with ease.
Bright pink with flowers, how cute is that? Plus, it is just the right width. We like the collar nice and thick. Can you tell I'm past the point of feeling less manly by walking a poodle let alone one with a bright pink collar?
So many collars, so little time...
Can I have that one please???After a few minor distractions from other dogs, Gypsy has the collar of her dreams picked out.
Can somebody tell me how pretty I am!
Does this collar make me look fat???
Saturday, June 8, 2013
June 5th, mark your calendars!
She is doing great for 8 years old. Maybe getting a bit gray around the edges. She still loves to play tag with Sandi however I think Sandi can actually tag her now. She still loves to take a walk but not quite as far. She still loves it when we set up the jump in the backyard and she can show off for guests. And most of all she still likes to play with Dino. Her favorite toy of all time.
When Sandi and I sit out in the yard, Gypsy will always get in between us somehow and settle in for a snooze. This is when she is most relaxed.
Big black birds and small aircraft beware.
She goes on patrol in the backyard keeping us bunny free. Although this morning when I let her out there was a bunny smack dab in the middle of the yard, munching away. Gyp took off for it like she was shot out of a cannon. The bunny made a bee line for the wood pile. Gypsy just missed that fluffy white tail by inches.
Hummm, rabbit stew!
She is till a picky eater. She will eat if we tell her Chloe is going to get her food. She enjoys the company of the cats but, she just does not like to have another dog living with us. She still takes Dino to a special spot under a Crepe Myrtle as this is "home base." She has to lay her head on the bed every night for some end of the day petting before she turns in for the night.
I guess everyone believes they have the most special dog in the world. That's the great thing about dogs. They get into your heart as a little puppy and become a huge part of your life. Gypsy is certainly special to us and we are lucky to have her.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Come on birdy, make my day!
We set up the jump for her to take her mind off Birdin...