Abby, “Mom, are we moving again?”
Let me start by saying thanks to our military personnel-that includes the canine units- and their family for all the sacrifices they make for us every day.
I love living in Crofton, MD but we finally found a house suited to our wants and needs in Annapolis so we’ll be busy this holiday moving our pack to our new house.
Abby will keep you up to date on our move, and I am sure she will delight you with tales of how hard she will be working; how little sleep she’ll get; and how few treats will be dispensed. That’s our Abby! 🙂
Posted in Breeds, Crofton, MD, Dog Equipment, dog trainer, Dogs
Tagged 2020, Annapolis Maryland, Beagle, canine companions, Crofton, MD, dog boarding, Memorial Day, Moving with dogs
Abby, “Hello stranger. Pet me please. I could be your best friend.”
Abby, just like Alex, is very people and dog friendly, and of course she was not going to pass up the opportunity of meeting this nice man. Abby has come a long way in regards to meeting people. At the beginning, let’s remember she was a puppy, she’d pee every time she’d meet someone new, but that is no longer the case.
Abby, “Moms, I don’t think that this is a bus stop.”
This past Memorial day weekend, we took Abby to South Boston, MA to expose her to a new environment and to my surprise she did well. She was relaxed while Cynthia took this picture. She needs to learn to be relaxed even when we are not right next to her.
Abby, “Moms, are we going bike riding?”
Abby usually wears a Gentle Leader, but there are times when I change her leash and collar specially when she is so nicely behaved. A Gentle Leader gives me more control with very little effort.
Abby, “Mom, more water please.”
A couple of minutes after we started walking I gave Abby some water. See the Gentle Leader? This is my second Summer in New England and I love it. Winter is another story, of course. Even though the weather here is not as hot nor humid as in Maryland, I still do our outings during the morning in order to make sure that Abby does not overheat.
A million thanks to all those who served and their families for their sacrifices.
Posted in ACL Injury, Breeds, Dog Equipment, dog trainer, Dogs, foster dogs, Humor, Nutrition, Outings, senior dogs, Training, Walking
Tagged Beagle, Boston, dog behavior, dog walking, Gentle Leader, Memorial Day, summer
When Alex, my 12-year-old pit mix, was not able to walk because of her ACL injury last November, I told myself, “I’ll walk by myself while I enjoy listening to some music for a change.” Ha! Do you know how many times I went out walking by myself? Once. Yes, once. I hated it, and I was bored half to death.
Alex, Bella, and Walter (L to R). The smiling human is your truly, Marcela
What saved me from boredom were the doggies that came to stay with us while Alex was recuperating from her injury. Nowadays, Alex is doing better and she is able to walk with us, but not for too long. I still have to be careful with her. On this holiday, just like any other day, please remember to walk your dog.
Alex and Walter (L to R)
And, make sure you add a little extra food if your walks are longer than usual. Have a great Memorial Day from my pack to yours!
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Tagged Australian Shepherd, Food, Holidays, loose leash walking, Memorial Day, pit bull, short walks
Let me start by expressing my gratitude to all the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families, but also to the active duty personnel that every day do their job, however hard it may be, to keep us safe and allow us to have the freedom we enjoy today.
This memorial day weekend we are home hanging out with Alex, our girl, Walter, and Gir.
Walter, a handsome Aussie, looks like this every time we go for our midday outing, specially when the day is like today, sunny and warm. Because Walter is dark with long hair, I make sure that we don’t stay too long out when the weather is warm or starting to get warm to make sure that he does not over heat.
They, Walter, Alex, Gir, all decided that the best place to relax after our midday outing was the kitchen. Walter is watching Cynthia cook.
I told Cynthia, or she told me, I forget, that Walter loves to pose for pictures, as you can see here. Look at those gorgeous brown eyes. How can I not want to take a picture?
Gir and Alex decided to enjoy their Nylabones. Gir is only a little bigger than the Nylabone he was chewing on.
Alex got tired of her Nylabone so she took a break, but Gir was still at it, while Walter, don’t you think he is posing?, was just chilling. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
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Tagged Active duty, Holidays, long hair, Memorial Day, relaxing, United States Armed Forces, Veteran