Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dexter House Guest

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 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

Birthday Party For Gracie

I love having parties for dog they love parties. I have alot of dog parties and dog are always on their best

behavior. I only invited dog that Gracie has met and only calm dogs. Gracie was great she torn her party ribbons off because  is a tomboy. Bud kept bringing a dirty yard toy, he barked for attention, He believes that all parties are for him. Ginger the boxer -pit cutie pie, Dexter as sweet dog.
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

Diva Prince Bud

Several times a day Bud will get up and look out the doggie door. He will check to see what the weather is like.. if it is stormy or rainy or too cold he will say "oh I guess I will just hold my pee." He will also look out to check for people coming to visit. What a lazy boy, but he is getting older and doesn't have as much energy. He saves his energy for play time instead. He is my prince Bud. I love him so much.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Who's knocking?

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

The waiting game

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?"