My new neighbor's dog is a very sweet boy. He spent the night and the next day he could not resist himself to food on the counter top. The story is, that my helper left the house with him in the house alone. She left plates of chicken and quinoa while walking Gracie. Well the rest is very predicable............dogs are opportunistic feeders. So of course he thought how nice of Denise to leave food at his nose level.....
Dexter is a mix Catahoula dog from Louisiana the dogs are bred to climb trees to corner raccoons ....so getting food on the counter was eazy pesy! The next day he gave me flowers and an apology ..............he could not help himself ..........that is really in his nature .
The Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog is believed to have originated from
Nordic Wolfhound being introduced some three to five hundred years
before the Spanish arrived, however, no one will really know for sure.
The state of Louisiana is cited as the point of origin, particularly the
area of Catahoula. In 1979, the breed was designated the state dog of
Louisiana. The Catahoula was named after a Parish in northeastern
Louisiana and after the mottled spots on its coat. At one time this
breed was used to round up feral pigs and cattle—livestock that had
escaped, and was living in woods and swamps. It involved team effort
that is highly coordinated and organized, fast paced, dangerous and a
marvel to watch. The ideal dog team usually numbers three, and they must
work together. Otherwise, one pig can kill all three in a matter of
minutes. Each dog has to be aware of what the pig and the other two dogs
are doing and react accordingly. Hunters sometimes used the Catahoula
to trail and tree raccoons, but this dominant breed is more at home
acting the thug with obstinate boars. This dog is used particularly on
the difficult task of driving and rounding hogs and unruly cattle.
I will forgive any boy who gives me flowers for anything. He is a sweet boy!
Monday, April 17, 2017
We served the dogs meatloaf cupcake made on hamber meat,with frosting of mashed potatoes, they were a big hit. And party favors, wrapped like and Easter egg, were low cal peanut butter biscits from Trader Joes. Only the best for are beloved dogs.You should try it is really watching the dog have fun.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Who could it be? I think it might be Gracie girl.. She is checking in to see when the food is going to be ready. The dogs love the doggie door to see whats going on. Bud will poke his head out to see what the weather is like before he goes outside. Gracie will go out no matter what weather, but she likes to poke her head in occasionally to check on Bud and I. It is sometimes hard to get her to come inside! She will freeze out there in the morning, but won't give up her job of guard dog. On the other hand, Mr. Bud doesn't even want to go outside and pee if the grass is the slightest bit wet.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Every morning while I am eating my breakfast, the dogs wait for me to be done so they can lick the yogurt cup. Gracie gets the spoon and Bud gets the cup. Gracie is cheating a little bit, she knows she has to wait on the carpet. Dogs are opportunistic feeders. I am amazed when I drop something how fast Gracie will get it.. before it even hits the ground she has swallowed it. Whether it be a prune or cranberry, She gets it before Bud even notices something fell. He says "what happened? what did I miss?"