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In 2010, Louise was about 13 months in this picture, she helped us with our first little holiday tree. Once the kids were bigger, they didn’t care as much about decorating the tree (which used to be a very big deal, so much so, that we had to have 2 big trees so that everyone could have every decoration on them), which freed us to start getting ‘Charlie Brown’ trees – little and cute.
Holiday time is a happy time here at DogDaz Zoo. Make sure to keep your furbabies safe and tether your tree to something so that climbing cats and zooming dogs won’t bring it down to the ground. We have a permanent eyehook near where the tree goes every year. In the non-holiday season, it has a cat sculpture over it. Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday!
Sofie sometimes decides that she would rather lie down under the front tree in a pile of leaves then come in the house with the rest of us. Who could blame her? Squash E Bear used to do the same thing. There is something about a good pile of leaves that just makes you want to lie down.
Have a lovely Black and White Sunday.
Charles thinks he owns the bed, but Mini Cooper thinks she owns the bed.
Détente means the easing of strained relations
This is the closest I have ever seen them lie.
“If we don’t look at each other then the other must not really be there, right?”
Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.
Some dog(s) must have left a very loud message on the swing set down by the river. I am always in awe of the dogs’ incredible noses. Especially, when you have a hound, like Louise. Her nose is never far from the ground tracking something. I call her a ‘Hoover,’ (like the vacuum cleaner). …They possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in us. And the part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is, proportionally speaking, 40 times greater than ours.(NOVA – Dogs Sense of Smell)
A good sniff is worth a thousand words. Enjoy your Black and White Sunday!
Getting this trio’s attention is easiest when there are high-value treats involved. My go-to treat is a training bit made of liver or beef. It makes my hands stink (which grosses me out because I don’t eat meat), but the doggies will do almost anything for them. I like freeze dried training treats made from a single ingredient only. They don’t bother Louise with her sensitive tummy nor Sofie’s allergies and they are only 6 calories for Charlie’s waistline.
This was Halloween night and I was doing everything I could to keep them from going crazy with all the witches, goblins, superheroes, and princesses that came to the door. Treats are treats in any language.