Today the crew and I took our Kennel helper Brian to the river. Brian is leaving for College this weekend. Given the choice of canine friends he chose the pups, Penny & Goliath. Joey is very taken with his Unky B.
Here we go………
Years ago long before the blog I used to go around looking for my missing shoe. I usually found the missing shoe outside. Ariadne- Ari ( Kyrie’s Mom & The Stormin’ Gobblers Mom) would steal them. Never chewed them, just borrowed them. After she was killed by a drunk driver I felt the missing shoe trend would go away. Almost a year later I found one of my missing sandles- still new ( she took out of the box ) in an odd space. It was like she was telling me I still love you Mommy.
Flash forward in time….
Where is MY SHOE!? LOKI! Yep, our resident mischief maker steals shoes! Never chews them, just borrows them. I can’t tell you how many times I have walked out the front door wearing only one shoe, walk over to his treasure area and picked up a shoe. Yesterday I found my missing shoe, and a sneaker the rascal had taken. It was full of water. I pick it up and go ” REALLY?”, his reaction. Cheesy Grin.
When a litter leaves for their forever home, and yes the rescues I always have a ‘talk’ with them. It starts out…
( Insert name here ) You know I love you , and WiLL ALWAYS BE Proud of you. Insert personal memories of antics. I end with NO stealing of shoes, stealing yes- chewing no. No chewing of electronics even if they are tempting ( if they have kids- insert kids here ). If resident dog/cats are present- NO tormenting your new brother/sister dog and remember to bow to the cat ( if applies ). End with hug and kiss.
Today was another adventure. Sadly our usual spot had people fishing. So, we checked out the new spot, and it rocks! A little further to walk but so worth it. Along today were: Athena ( Little Duckling Gang) and her ‘sister’ Annie. Of the crew were: Penny, Willow, Lorelei, Joey ( first time) and Ramses.
Ramses surprised us all he went chasing after a bicycle! It took us almost 3/4 of a mile to catch his wee tail. Determined little guy.
Today was Annie’s birthday! She is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, and a rescue. She adores her little sister Athena.
Good Morning! Well, Mr Jotun aka Joey got to go on a morning walk with his new siblings, Loki and Penny. Ramses was like ” Yahoo, someone to play with”, Lorelei was like ” someone to smash”. Sigh, she didn’t realize he tends to bark first then make friends.
The fun part is Lorelei is 3 weeks older than Jotun, and 4 weeks older than Ramses. If you did the math you figured out correctly Jotun was born May 31st! When you compare the two pups you will note that Ramses has muscles galore, Jotun is petite. I am a country girl, I love being a country girl. As a result I notice those raised in the country have better muscle tone as kids than those who grow up in the city ( always an exception to this rule). Well, Jotun was a Urban/City pup. He was shocked to see so many trees, and the sound of the cicadas singing had him jumpy. No sirens, No horns, just nature. Culture shock in its finest. Well, with all this walking our boy will gain his country muscles soon enough.
Where is Penny? I can’t tell you how many times I have said that. See, Penny loves my SUV. If the hatch or door is open she is in it curled up asleep. Most times we don’t realize it and lock her in. Luckily we live in the woods and it is rarely in the sun, and of course the temperatures here are usually 10 degree’s cooler in the summer. Winter we are 10 degrees warmer on average. Although last winter all rules were tossed aside. Opps, got off track.
Where is Penny? Have you seen Penny? Hmmm, PENNY! PENNY!! PENELOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No response. Where could she be? I haven’t seen her since last night… wait a minute. The hatch on the SUV was open ( airing out the funk from wet doggies) I bet I know where she is. I go to the door and there she is curled up on the back seat sound asleep.
One time I went to work and my friend went to feed the dogs and couldn’t find Penny she was freaking out. She called me. I didn’t know what to think, then an hour later it dawned on me. I called her and sure enough Penny was sound asleep in my SUV. I don’t remember the doors or hatch being open but it doesn’t matter. It only takes a second to misplace her inside.
When we have dog drop offs or pick ups for the kennel ( boarding) sometimes I pop open the hatch just so we can do so without her assistance. She doesn’t hesitate in she goes. And when her pups were chasing her the hatch would be open and she would jump up and look down at her babies with a grin on.
If some of you are worried about her antics… she is microchipped. Most people think it is funny her insistence of being inside the suv.
Penny isn’t my first or my last. Even Loki loves being in the car, although now he has to climb in the side door since he can no longer hop up by himself. here are some fond memories of the “lets go for a ride” gang.
Mercury- Ah, he was always sneaking into the van he loved the seats.
When I did the local flea market to sell pet supplies the gang loved going.
Now, Goliath jumps in if he sees the hatch open. He loves car rides.
Keep in mind if the hatch is open their may be a dog inside… or even a cat……. and that is another story.