Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Peek Inside My Weekend With My New Friends, Cody, Pearl, Dakota, and Pocco

Last weekend I fell in love with my newest Collie friends (from left to right), Cody, Pearl, and Dakota, because they were not only gorgeous but they were also very sweet. 

As soon as I met them I knew I was going to be extending my usual 30 - 40 minute visits to an hour because they looked at me with longing eyes right before I was about to leave. I couldn't help but give in to their wishes. Would you? 

While they basked in the sun I attended to their friend, 

Pocco (pronounced paw-coh), a cockatoo, who loved to climb onto my hand as soon as I said, "Step up!", and since I am fascinated with birds I was in amused by this.

Another thing that amused me was that he loved to walk all over the house while he said, "Hello!", repeatedly 

until he heard me say, "It's time for breakfast!", and 

within minutes he ambled his way back into his cage to munch on his favorite ingredient, Cheez-Its, right away and by the time I visited him that evening the remainder of his meal was just about done and then he and his Collie friends were ready to start their routine all over again.

As you can tell, I was delighted to have spent time with these new friends!

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Dog's Last Will and Testament

I've always believed that when an abandoned dog is adopted he is even more grateful than a dog who has comes from a breeder because he has gone through so much physical and emotional pain. Furthermore, I believe that in his final breath he is thanking his owner for the chance to love and be loved. I am also certain he looks down from heaven and hopes his owner will give an unfortunate dog another chance to have the comfort he once had. No other dog will replace the latter but I believe adopting another pooch will help in the healing process. 

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What I Learned About Dachshunds

I saw Max three times a day for the past two weeks and during that time he taught me that dachshunds are  

 excellent travelers,


deep thinkers,


and jokesters

which is why it was so difficult to say goodbye to Max on his 32nd visit!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

No Bones About It My Dog Is Polite!

Daisy has been living in Dover for almost three years and has learned where she can snag a milk bone and one of her favorite places to wait for one is at the barber shop. I'm convinced that she also loves to gaze at the barbers because, I have to admit, they are a sight for sore eyes but that's besides the point. 

Just about every time Daisy waits for one of the barbers to open the door with a treat in hand but on this particular day no one came outside and she couldn't understand why even though the barbers held up their hands to indicate their milk bone box was empty. Still, she waited and waited and waited until she lifted her eyes up to the "Don't Kick" sign and walked away figuring that if she disregarded the sign she wouldn't get a bone the next time she stopped by. 

So there you have it! She can read, she's polite, and I've trained her well!