My perfect Southern gentleman... I will love you forever.
March 24, 2009
March 23, 2009
Other non-dog-related projects accomplished this weekend include new pillows for the sofa (I have NO idea why the seat cushions look to be a completely different color than the rest of the sofa because it's NOT that way in real life), AND creating a homemade magnetic chalkboard to fit an old frame I had (um, PS - it's quite possible my French on the new chalkboard below makes NO SENSE AT ALL since I have no idea how to speak French). See? Told ya I was busy...
March 19, 2009
Let me fill you in on something I've learned... I call it "The Five Dog Rule": Upon learning that a person has five dogs, 98% of the population will immediately consider said person to be strange/crazy/off their rocker.
Case in point: Struck up a good conversation with reasonably cute (and tall... I'm 5'10" so this is an important fact) guy sans wedding ring in line at the grocery store last night. He then notices I'm buying, like, every package of canadian bacon in the store (it's one of the only things I can get my sick dog Sully to eat). He asks... I explain... and then one thing leads to another and before I know it, I've told him I have five dogs. Result: conversation over. Oh well.
March 17, 2009
March 13, 2009
My dogs are awesome. And at least part of their awesomeness is due to the fantastic trainer from whom we've taken classes.
Teoti Anderson is the owner of Pawsitive Results and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. AND she's also authored several books on dog training. AND she's the founding member of Prescription Paws (the group Mona Mae and I volunteer with). AND she has a full-time job as well. (You can read all about her here.)
So considering that she's apparently super-human, it's no surprise that she's been featured or included in tons of different magazines and publications. But her most recent claim to fame is a fantastic article in this month's Southern Living.
Pawsitive Results is based in Columbia, SC, so if you're in the area, I highly recommend signing up to take one of her classes. And honestly, if you're within 2 hours drive time of Columbia, I'd sign up too! It's totally worth driving that far... I promise.
Click here to read the Southern Living article "Sit! Stay! Good Dog!" that features Teoti this month.
March 10, 2009
Over the weekend, we had a party for some of the puppies to celebrate their first birthday. The dogs all had a wonderful time and were all completely zonked by the end of the day. I've posted a video and pictures of the fun times below...
March 3, 2009
Amos is doing well living with his parents in Columbia. He's a big, lanky goofball, and he loves to have a good time. He also has two feline sisters that keep him in line. And while he regularly drives his parents a little crazy with his... vocal nature... they love him to pieces.
Georgia has turned into a beautiful, healthy girl living near Rock Hill, SC. She still sees her sister Lulu from time to time because she was adopted by Lulu's mom's aunt (did ya get that?).
Major (previously Tillman) currently lives in Columbia with his dad. This dog is spoiled rotten and enjoys the good life. And I swear, if I hadn't seen Penny birth him myself, I would never believe he came from the same litter.
Little miss cutie-patootie Genevieve is living the fast-paced life in Washington, DC with her human mom and four-legged sister Tucker. She has the classic head-tilt of her birth mom down pat.
Sweet Lucy (previously Hazel) also lives near D.C. in Alexandria, VA. This little girl holds a special place in my heart because she was with me the longest. She needed surgery to correct her entropion before she moved on to her forever home. But now she's doing great with her new mom and dad!
Pretty girl Lulu lives with her mom in Columbia as well. I get a chance to see her from time to time and she is an absolute sweetheart. Looks like she has some Boxer in her somewhere...
And the little runt of the litter... Ruby Sue! She also lives in Columbia with her new family. She has learned to climb the ladder to her two-legged siblings' playhouse so she can spend more time with them!
I'm so grateful to all the wonderful people who opened their homes to these sweet dogs. It's wonderful to see them all doing so well and enjoying healthy, happy lives. Their mom, Penny, still lives with me (and is still available for adoption!) and is doing great as well.