Sunday, July 28, 2013
Hey, Dino is melting out there!
So when I took Gyp to the groomer the other day, I had the idea of getting her a summer haircut. All her life we've taken Gypsy to the same groomer and she does a great job keeping Gypsy beautiful.
I've got a natural beauty to me...
Yes, you are pretty. We always have the groomer do the standard haircut on her. Fluffy hair on top and tail with long ears. This time around I told her to clip her short, head, ears, tail, and make it high and tight.
Girls love to have a makeover!
I think the main thing is that Gypsy has to be more comfortable with less hair.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
We have been having some HOT weather for the past few weeks. The entire east coast has been suffering. We've been around the upper 90's and with the humidity it has been bad. This is not ideal poodle weather to say the least. Summer is Gypsy's least favorite time of year. We don't take her in the car with us while we run errands around town. She hears the car keys and gets all excited about a road trip and we tell her to go chill out in the office.
What a buzz kill...
It's been too hot to walk her with any regularity because of the heat. Even if we go out early in the morning it is hot and humid and she starts huffing and puffing right off the bat.
Hey, those are funny looking chickens!
Sandi and I try our best to get some time on the deck or in the back yard with her but it has been too hot for that too. When we do try to have some outside time, we have to hose Gypsy down to keep her cool and she hates that. So, we've been inside a bunch and Gypsy has been bonding with the cats.
Hello...a little privacy would be good.
The forecast has the HOT snap we are having coming to an end this weekend and hopefully we'll have some time outside again.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
there were other dogs around when we arrive but they all leave shortly after. Not sure what's up with that. This morning we arrive and behold, there are three other dogs in the park. Gypsy was really good entering the park this morning. Usually she is so excited she can't contain herself. This morning she went right in calm cool and collected.
Of course she had to do the traditional lap around the perimeter upon entering. One of the dogs that was there was a Greyhound. I thought finally there might be a dog that can keep up with Gypsy. Didn't get to see them run together. The Greyhound packed up and left. So did the other two.
Is it my breath???
So we had the park to ourselves again.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
I'm a Yankee Doodle Poodle!
It's going to be a hot one again today but that's OK. We'll get a few hot dogs going on the grill and have our own little celebration.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Summertime is here and the 4th is around the corner. We are starting to get some tomatoes from the garden and the squash is not far behind. I decided to take a few days off prior to the 4th for some R&R time. Of course Mother Nature got the memo on my schedule and has decided it was time for a monsoon on the Eastern Shore. We've had rain and storms along with hot and humid weather. Last night I tried to get Sandi to sit outside between storms and she declined. You know the weather is bad when she doesn't want to go out. Gypsy is always willing to go out and patrol her yard. Making sure we aren't being attacked by rabbits, squirrels, black birds, or anything else on her list. After a minute or two, even Gypsy stopped and looked at me to say "Hey, it's nasty out here. Let's go back inside!"
I think we might be in for some drier weather albeit hot over the next few days and we'll be out back again.