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Christmas is Coming – Is That The Mailman?

presents2014Just like us humans, dogs also wait for their presents when Christmas is approaching, as you can see in the above picture.  The bad thing about it is that I don’t know yet what to get for them.  Any ideas?  I think an orthopedic bed.  They all go to the front window when they hear the doorbell ring expecting goodies for them.  Brats! presents2014 (2)And this is what most people end up seeing once I open the door.  Two adorable furry kids waiting for presents.  Talk about not having any patience.  Have a great weekend.

TGIF – Siesta Time

tgif1Around 1pm, I took Alex and her canine companions out for a short walk around the neighborhood.  When we were a couple of minutes away from home, it started to rain so we had to hurry up since I did not want them to get wet.  After I dried them, they had a nice snack and went to bed.

tgif2Even Bella, who has boundless energy, was tired after our walk so she decided to follow suit and take a well deserved nap.  What a great way to start this weekend.

Going Back Home

Dexter, sitting pretty

Dexter, sitting pretty

Dexter was picked up by his mom this morning, and I finally remembered to ask her why does he like to sit pretty?  She said that he likes to sit pretty so he can get his belly rubbed.  The mystery was finally solved.

bckhome2Sarris will be picked up this evening.  She is one of the many dogs that I call, My Shadow, because she follows me everywhere.  But on her defense, I’d like to point out that Weimaraners are called Velcro Dogs because they love to be close to their human so I don’t hold it against her.  Actually, I find it funny because whenever I am doing chores she and my other shadow, Dexter, go up and down the stairs with me.  That is why when is time to go to sleep they are pretty tired.  Well, that and the walks/runs that they take with us during the day.

Sarris, Alex, and Dexter (L-R)

Sarris, Alex, and Dexter (L-R)

By the end of today, Alex, again, will be an only child, but she does not seem to mind at all.  Alex is the type of dog that can have other dogs living with her in peace, but can do just as well being the only canine kid.  That’s why I always say that she is perfect for me.  Enjoy your weekend.

My Weekend Pack – Alex, Josie, Dozer and Sarris

Josie, Marcela, Alex, Sarris, and Dozer

Josie, Marcela, Alex, Sarris, and Dozer (L to R)

This weekend, I’ll be in good company with Josie, Alex, Sarris and Dozer.  Relaxing in the morning.

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Josie was the first one to arrive early in the morning.  I was glad when her mom said that she took my advice and took Josie to the vet.  The growth I pointed out on Josie’s last visit, according to the vet, needs to be monitored but so far there is nothing to be concerned about.  I was so glad to hear that.

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The second ones to arrive were Dozer and Sarris.  It took them a couple of minutes to get settle, and this is what they looked like after they sniffed Alex and Josie.  The novelty wore off for all of them in a matter of 5 to 10 minutes.  When I introduce dogs to one another, I always take them for a walk, let them sniff each other during our walk and after about 40-60 minutes we come home.

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Although that is my routine for introducing dogs to one another, I was not able to do it this time because it was raining very hard today.  So, what did I do?  I put all of them on a leash and allowed them to sniff each other while watching their body language: relaxed, curious, but calm.  After a couple of minutes I removed their leashes and collars, as you can see in the picture, and they were off to sniff our kitchen while I was watching them.  I do prefer to walk them as a way of introducing them to a new dog, but when the weather does not cooperate I have to improvise.  Always, and this is very important, look at the body language of the dog.  If he is tense, fixated on one dog, does not move, etc., chances are that he is ready to strike.  My best recommendation is: if you are bringing a new dog home, go for a long walk with all of them, 40-60 minutes, and then go home.  Living with dogs should not be stressful, but rather enjoyable and rewarding, but it’s up to you to make this happen.  Enjoy your weekend with your pack.

Hanging Out With My Pack

Alex, Cynthia, and Walter (from left to right)

Alex, Cynthia, and Walter (from left to right)

This is my pack for this weekend.  Alex can walk around the house, as long as she does not run, and go outside to do her business for no longer than 15 minutes.  Cynthia is busy with school, therefore Walter is my constant and fun walking companion.

fri2Cynthia is very affectionate, and Alex already knows, or should I say, puts up with all the hugging and kissing that Cynthia bestows on her and Walter.

Walter and Alex

Walter and Alex

I am hoping that this weekend is really nice so I can take some pictures outside and explore our neighborhood a little more.  Enjoy your weekend.