do all this and even become CGC certified.
1) We have a go-to calming position
Miss M just loves life and part of her problem was she would just get over-excited by everything causing her to jump around and play with the leash. We learned a couple of positions to help her calm down and refocus. One class taught us to hold her from the chest and let her legs dangle in the air until she's calm:
2)We treated all of our walks like training exercises
3) We tried new things
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
When most people think of graffiti, they think of vandalism and gang tagging:
At the same time, we also have graffiti crews which are still illegal, but view graffiti as an art form. They go out and tag, and even get some really high up or unexpected places:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Ms. M could rest her head on most anything, but her favorite head rest, other than Mr. B is this orange ottoman.
Mr. B tries his best to separate himself from Ms. M and he goes to extremes such as placing two ottomans between him and Ms. M.
After the sun goes down, Mr. B loves to lay by himself in Ms. M's crate, but he soon finds that he has company.
Sometimes he finds himself getting pushed out of the crate.
Other times, the bed gets pushed around such that they have a little fort.
Though he tries to escape the clutches of Ms. M by running to his tepee, soon enough Ms. M has found a way to make that space her own as well.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Pumpkin is the miracle dog food; canned pumpkin has the amazing dual ability to combat diarrhea or clear up constipation. We always keep a can on hand to spoon out as needed. While the pooches always get their pumpkin from a can, they were kind of curious about these white pumpkins we set up for Halloween:
And I had never even thought about cooking a real pumpkin until I heard this amazing recipe from NPR; a pumpkin stuffed with bread and cheese and all things good.
During the interview the host actually stopped, with dead air, to gasp for breath because her first bite was so amazing. When I saw a friend's Facebook page saying she made it, I knew I had to give it a try. I really don't know how to cook, but this was surprisingly easy. We bought mini pumpkin pie pumpkins and you just toss in stale bread, cheeses, bacon, herbs and bake it for about 2 hours. The only change I would make is not to salt the pumpkin per the recipe; the bacon and cheese already have enough salt. It was amazingly good, simple, and will become our go-to holiday dish.
Of course, we didn't feed this one to the pooches. Though I thought I saw Miss M trying to get some ideas about the mini-pumpkin decor:
Monday, November 22, 2010
before. In this video, you can see that both pooches are quite subdued when it comes to getting dinner.
Friday, November 19, 2010
we documented before, she has a whole process so she won't get caught. She sleeps with one eye open: