Friday, March 28, 2008

Snails, Snow and Simplicity!

So, why did I ue a snail as our picture....? Well, Abbie's family is in the snail and slug business. Her house is filled with wonderful, whimsical snails and slugs. I never thought I would say this about little creatures who make me say 'Ewwww', but this family has found a way to redeem the reputation of the snail and slug! LOL.
Abbie and I are hanging out today. We have spent a lot of time together this visit as I have had a pretty open schedule this week. In the animal companion world, schedules are erratic. I can be booked solid for a month and be slow as a snail ( the way I tied that in) for a month.
And, believe it or not, it is sowing again today! So, we have decided to stay in and relax. Abbie has been out in the snow this morning and is looking forward to our walk this afternoon. I may take her for a ride today when I go to my house to pick up a few things. She loves her rides!
Well, that's all for now......check in later to hear more adventures of Abbie and Dee!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

No Picture but lots to say.....

Here I am again! I am so lucky to get to spend so much time with Abbie. I really do enjoy my visits with her.
I am without a camera today. I have been traveling and keep forgetting to get it from my bag at home. So, I'll have to be a little more descriptive!
Abbie is her usual sweet self. I have to say.....I think she knows I am coming before I even get here. She always greets me at the front door and welcomes me as if to say "Are we going for a walk now?" She's so cute and full of personality. We went for a short walk the first night (Tues) as I got here at 7pm. We were both shocked yesterday when it started to snow. I told Abbie....(no, really....I speak OUT LOUD to Abbie and I am NOT ashamed to admit it)....the snow was coming at a wierd time of year and probably won't stick. Wrong! We had six inches of snow when we woke up. There was a little less in other parts of our town, but Abbie lives on a little higher elevation and they tend to get the most. The snow didn't stop Abbie....I was so disappointed when I realized I didn't have my camera (that I usually have ALWAYS) because Abbie darted out the door and made a snow dog angel in the snow. She was so funny rolling around on her back in the snow. No one should ever call her a senior dog because she truly doesn't think so!
We didn't walk this morning as it was a little too cold, but caught a quick walk in the afternoon.
Now she is crashed out on the floor waiting for her next cookie!!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hip Hip Hoooorraaayy!

That is what Abbie is saying in this picture! She knows her Mommy and Daddy come home tomorrow night.

Abbie didn't get her bath I promised. She has been feeling a little 'punky' the last two days. Nothing serious, but maybe a little viral bug. I left more information for her parents when they come home.

Other than that, she's great! I know she is looking forward to seeing 'the family'. As good as 'Auntie Dee' is.......You just can't replace Family!

I'll be back with Abbie at the end of March! See you then!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Isn't she Regal!

Another day in paradise. Abbie is her usual good-natured self. The weather has been good to us and she is enjoying Long walks and naps in the sun.

This picture was taken just a few minutes ago. She will sit anywhere you tell her too. Of course, she knows me all too well. Every time she sits, she gets a treat! No wonder she sits all the time. LOL.
The second photo (to the right) was taken in her favorite part of the property. It looks like she has a 'Cher' hairdo with that bush in the back!
No matter what, she always gives me joy and it is always a pleasure taking care of her.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Rainbow and Abbie

It doesn't surprise me that a Rainbow would appear directly over Abbie's house...she is one of the brightest Rainbows around!

We have had some pretty awesome weather the last few days. From sunshining to thunder and lightening! Saturday, the skies were still dark, but managed to clear long enough for this rainbow to shine through. Abbie and I went outside to snap some photos.
Of course, she wasn't as impressed with the Rainbow on Saturday as she was with her Bone I brought her today. She has now spent a total of 3 hours chewing it. She thought she might want to hide it, so I let her outside. Only to find her later, still laying on the grass and grinding away at that bone!
She is now in the house and when I asked if I could take her picture, she looked up at me with the darn thing hanging out of her mouth!
Everything is going smoothly as usual. Abbie is getting a walk a day and if the weather permits, two!
Katie and Katja, her next-door neighbors came to visit today and she enjoyed that.
We are off to watch the boob tube! More from Abbie later!