Sunday, May 5, 2024

Onto May!

 April was a month of catching up. Four of the dogs were past due to go to the vet, and so I got their appointments made and updated their needed care. 

Ree had to go by herself simply because she's terrible in the car. She's a backseat driver, sitting behind me and barking at everything ...

~Back sear driver, Ree~

Even at the cat and dog on my vet's mobile van. 🤗 (I'll add we go to his office because it saves us the house-call-fee of $100). 

Jack also went by himself because he's just not good in small spaces with other dogs. 

~Jack going solo to the vet~

The easiest vet appointments belonged to Daisy and Max. Of course. 

~Max, always good no matter what~

For all of the dogs, aside from arthritis that both Max and Jack have, all four got good reports from the vet. We do have one more coming up in a week or so, that may not bring the best of news. More about that in another post. 

But getting caught up on grooming was also on the agenda. We're lucky enough to have 'Cindy' who comes to our house to trim nails and feet. It's a good side business for her. She's fast, and good, and best of all, our dogs like her because she brings lots of treats for them. 

~Marley, cool and calm during his pedicure~

On a sunny and warm day in late April, Cindy also came and bathed Daisy. She really needed a bath and a good brush-out. And I know I could have taken Daisy to a professional groomer for all of that -- But before we adopted her, Daisy hadn't had the best experiences when taken to one, so I opted to have it done at home. 

~Daisy not happy with her bath~

Of course Daisy wasn't really happy during the whole experience. But all was forgiven and it was smiles all around when it was all over. Cindy did a great job!  

~A very clean Daisy!~

When Daisy came to us nearly 2 years ago, I'd never gotten her a new collar. I thought this was a good reason to get her one that's perfect.  

~A daisy collar for our Daisy!~

And because what girl doesn't like something new to wear? 

Have a good week! I'm back to work after being off last week - something else I'll tell you about in my next post. 
~Milo saying how we both feel about my going back to work!~

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Eyes Have It!

Awhile back, I read a study that said that our most clever pups use their eyes to communicate with their owners, particularly when it's regarding food or attention. I will say I thought that already -- And there was no doubt about what Jack's eyes were saying when it was past dinnertime and I was sitting and doing nothing to change that. 

Doesn't Jack look like he's glaring at me with a raised eyebrow? 

As opposed to this look from Daisy? 

Eyes really are a window to a dog's soul. And ours too.