Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Roo - A Great Toy

While I was away, I had approximately 20 minutes in a TJ Maxx. This is not very much shopping time for a Canadian in the US, but it was better than nothing. My favourite part of TJ Maxx (and Winners in Canada, they are owned by the same company) is the household and pet area, so this is where I spent my time.

I tired to resist getting something for the pups, but I couldn't help myself and I bought them a kangaroo. I wish I had taken a picture of Roo before giving it to the dogs, but after 30 minutes of play, Roo looked like this:

Roo was a wonderful toy, who was much loved, and they had a great time playing with it.

Tugging Phod

Lee sniffing Roo

More Tugging

Lee watching Phod play

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mischief Monday - Precious Runs Away

If you read the blog regularly you will be familiar with Precious, Phod's favourite ball.

Phod with Precious

On Sunday, after being away for 4 days, I decided to take Lee for a special walk through the woods while Man and Phod played with Precious. Lee and I were having an ok walk (she was very excited and not the best walker) when Lee paused. I assumed it was because there was a deer or other wildlife, but then I heard the familiar jingle of Phod's collar. It seemed Phod had another idea, to come and find Hailey and I. I am sure he thought I was lost. He had a big smile as he came running up the path to see us. I didn't have a leash for him, but he was a good boy and stayed with me as we walked back. When we got back to the house and Man says "does he have his ball?"  and I say "no".

What happened was Phod had been playing ball. The Man told him to go poop as it appeared he had to and Phod understood this as "Find Lady". He had taken off with the ball, but arrived with me without it. So somewhere in the bush is Precious. After a walk on the path, we are sure it is gone forever. My guess is that Phod took a short cut through the bush to find us and didn't stay on the path so unless he goes back into the bush and finds it, it is gone.

Here is how Phod feels about having to learn to like one of the 10+ other balls we have:

"I don't want a new ball, I want Precious."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sad Week

Remember our friend Huey? We went to the dog park with him and his family a couple of months ago. Huey died this week.

It was a complete accident. Huey was in the yard alone, like he had been a million times before. Huey's people don't know what happened, but somehow he got into the pool and drowned. He has never gone near the pool before.

We are devastated. His family is devastated. It is so sad. As the survivors of an accident that took a dog life, we know there is not point in going over the should have/would haves. All we can do is go forward. Lady says it is a reminder to be careful around water and a reminder that sometimes for no good reason accidents happen.

We were also sad because our Lady left us alone with the Man for 3 night sleeps as she went to a conference near Boston. She returns today. We will report how that went tomorrow.

Take care everyone and be safe!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Phod Can Jump Too!

Phod won't jump on command like Hailey, but he does have his own great moves when the frisbee is thrown.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Outside Tricks

On the weekend, we let Hailey be semi-free, meaning she had her tie out, but was not tied to anything. She also knew the Man and Lady both had cookies, which increased the chances she would listen.

She had a great time running up and down the hill in the backyard (as shown yesterday) and showing off her jumping. She wasn't as sassy as last weekend, as she knew I had the package of cookies in my pocket.  Here she is jumping!

Getting Ready

So high it is out of the frame! 

Another jump

Another one

Taking payment for all her jumps! 

That was lip licking good!