Monthly Archives: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

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Yummy! Let’s eat.

This was the first year that I did not see Cynthia cook for hours on end.  For a change, this Thanksgiving day she decided to cook less things and take a nap.  That is something unprecedented for her, but I was glad.  Every year she asks me, “Why do you think my feet and legs hurt me?” To what I respond, “Because you’ve been on your feet cooking for hours.”  And then she says, “Oh,” as if she has not asked me the same question year after year.

txs 2014 (2)Anyway, one tradition for sure we have in our family/pack is to take pictures every year.  Why?  Aside from the memories we are able to immortalize, the year we didn’t take pictures we had a yucky year to say the least.  Alex, of course, even after 12 years with us has not learned how to pose.  But you know what?  That’s ok.  At least we get to laugh at the pictures we “tried” to take of all of us.

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After we all ate, yes Alex got to eat turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies, we went out for a walk to see if we could burn some of those calories.

txs 20144We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  For those traveling back home, have a safe and uneventful trip, and for those already at home, take a nap, you earned it.

Bundle Up Your Canine Companions

bundle1Many times, we assume that our furry kids can deal with a cold climate like the one we get here in Maryland, but that is not true.  Our furry kids, just like us, do get cold and we must make sure that they are  properly attire to withstand cold weather.  Alex, in the above picture, is wearing a jacket, but since she gets cold very easy nowadays I am adding a sweater to that jacket when we go out.

bundle2Some dogs like Alex and Dexter with short hair need to be protected from the cold even when they are home.  Depending on how cold the day is, I make Alex and Bella wear a sweater.  Puppies and senior dogs are more sensitive to extreme weather than young, healthy dogs.

bundle3With that being said, please make sure that your canine companions have a comfortable bed that includes at least one blanket, and when venturing outside a sweater and jacket would be nice.  Of course, do not forget to bundle up yourself.