Abby, “Mom, did you hear that?”
Since the weather was terrible, to say the least, Abby volunteered to help me put our laundry away. Oh, she was also on guard duty, as you can see.
To be quite honest, I don’t know how much help Abby really was, but I know that she always tries her best to help me out with chores at home.
I know, I know. I shouldn’t work Abby so hard. Let’s keep in mind that she volunteered to help me out. Enjoy your weekend!
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Abby, “Mom, you are doing it wrong!”
I can’t believe 2017 is almost over. Time certainly flies and December is usually a blur. Some of us, ok some of them, like Abby and Cynthia will be busy decorating.
Others will be traveling to spend these holidays with family.
Abby, “Moms, stop hugging me”.
We, like many others, will be spending our time with cute but ungrateful children like Abby. Why ungrateful? She wanted to pose for the picture without being hugged.
Abby, “Mom, hurry up!”
Some, those with adventurous souls, will be traveling with their furry kids. Why not? Let’s add a little more stress to the trip. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?
Abby, “I am posing and looking straight at the camera. Do I get more treats than Champagne?”
Yes, then there are those that prefer to hang out with friends rather than family like our Abby. But I can’t blame her. Champagne is an amazing pit bull. Regardless of how you plan to celebrate these holidays, enjoy yourself and the time you have with your loved us. That time is priceless.
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And this is how we started our Thanksgiving day, with an uncooled turkey. Cynthia started to cook right after breakfast.
Abby, “Where’s the cooked turkey? I am already hungry”.
We, of course, explained to Abby that the turkey doesn’t magically turn up cooked, but as you can see in the above picture Abby wasn’t buying our story. Let’s remember she just finished having breakfast.
Once everything was cooked, we set up the table and showed it to Abby. She was very happy, to say the least. She got a nice helping of turkey, potatoes, and carrots. It all worked out perfectly.
Abby, “Mom, let me kiss you”.
Abby was beyond grateful for the food she inhaled. Yes, inhaled. We had a great Thanksgiving day, and at least for me, what I was the most grateful for was having Cynthia and Abby with me. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving day
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I know, chaos may be an exaggeration, but for most people holidays tend to be pretty busy and somewhat stressful. What I like about holidays, of course, happen to be the food “we” cook, I am using we very loosely since Cynthia is the one that cooks, while Abby and I end up being the “critics”. I know, what a hard life we have, but hey, someone’s got to do it. Right?
Along with all the food we are planning to enjoy, comes plenty of relaxation and/or sleeping, which Champagne gladly demonstrates for us all the time.
Abby, “Mom, did you remember to pack my food?”
And then we have those that will be traveling to visit family. That won’t be us this year, but for those that are traveling my suggestion would be: have patience; carry food and water; take your dog with you; and above all, enjoy your family. What plans do you have for these upcoming holidays?
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Abby is 2 1/2 years old and what I’ve found out is that she does well when she wears a backpack because it gives her a job to do, carrying things, while she exercises, and as a result she seems to be more relaxed. The first time I saw her with a backpack I couldn’t stop smiling. I think she looks adorable. Then again, I am biased since I am her mom.
Since she is part Beagle, she gets to use her nose for a bit although I think something got her attention in the above picture.
I’ve never had a dog like Abby. What do I mean by that? She is the first canine kid that needs a lot of structure in order to be a balanced dog. But you know what? She is certainly keeping me on my toes and teaching me a lot about dogs. Like I said many times, dog are great teachers. What is your dog teaching you?
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I’ve been asked many times by pet parents, “What can I do to drain some of my dog’s energy?” One of the things, there are a few, that I recommend to use is a dog backpack. Here are some of my reasons:
- A backpack will give your dog a job to do
- It will drain your dog’s energy faster than just walking
- It can hold treats, bags, water, etc. (Please don’t over load it)
- Your dog will look adorable
Before you go out and get a backpack, please remember the following:
- Ask your vet if your dog should wear a backpack. Senior, puppies, sick and dogs that are recuperating from an illness or surgery should Not wear one until your vet gives you her ok.
- Do not overload the backpack. Start with nothing in it and then add light objects.
- Make the walk shorter until your dog gets used to walking with a loaded backpack.
Abby, in my opinion, looks adorable, but then I am her mom. Does your dog wear a backpack?
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