Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just another day in Paradise!

Well, as you can see, Kira is just relaxing at home with her bone. She hasn't wanted to go outside for the last two days as it has been consistently raining. She just loves being indoors, chewing on her bone and hogging the bed.

I have spent a lot of time with her since I got here. I have been ill for the last four days, so Kira has not been alone for very long.
We are hoping for sunshine this week so we can go on a summer walk. She walked in the rain, but doesn't enjoy it that much.

She had a dream she was chasing rabbits. I know this because I woke up at 2am to the bed moveing. I thought we were having an earthquake. look over at Kira and her little paws were going and going. Seeee, I told you she was chasing rabbits.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I am staying with Kira again for about 9 days. As you can see she is not well-adjusted at all. I told her we needed to take pictures for her Mommy and Daddy. This was her pose. She loves it when I just hang out with her and after having treats and playing a good round of fetch....this is how she relaxes. Wish I could sleep that sound. Even the flash of the camera didn't phase her.

She is an awesome canine. She is so cute when she sees me drive up into the driveway. She comes around the corner of the back yard area and is ready to pounce on whoever is entering her domain. When she realizes it is me, she looks at me as if to say 'Well, where is my cookie'. She knows that I always keep cookies in my car.

Its kind of dreary today so we are keeping a low profile. We will go for a walk in between the rain as Kira doesn't like droplets on her back. This seems funny to me because her Mommy says how much she loves the ocean. But we all have our little quirks.

Kira will have more to come in the next 9 days!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Isn't she an Angel??? Well, Not Always!

She might appear to be an angel in this photo, but trust me, she is like a wind up devil when she is awake. She keeps me on my toes!

Punkin is now 3 and a half months old. She has gained 2-3 pounds since I got her. She weighs just under 7 pounds. However, she is at least 1oo lb.s of dynamite! I used to think that Pugs were like wind up toys when they are little, but Punkin has them all beat.

She is so much fun. She is very smart too. She will fetch and return. She has the memory of an elephant and this doesn't suit well when she goes in the backyard. No matter how I try to distract her she insists on eating the rabbit poop. No, I don't have pet rabbits, just wild rabbits who multiply and disappear throughout the year. She will make a beeline for that little black pebble in the grass. Ewwwwww. I have decided to confine an area of the grass that the rabbits cannot get into where she can run. Its one project after another with her. I have already turned my house upside down for her.

I think the cutest thing she does (and, trust me...they are all cute) is right after she poops. She thinks this is the greatest thing ever. She does her business and then you see her entire expression change and she gets a burst of energy and rockets across the floor. She runs so fast that she runs into furniture, the wall, Peepers, my leg....doesn't matter. She is a dog on a mission. I've known dogs to do this. I guess they are so happy and feel so 'free' they want to show off. Can you imagine if people....well, never mind.

So, there is your update on the Punkin Head. Stay tuned for more to come including a video.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Another Beautiful weekend with our little Josie. Computer problems have plagued me the last two times I have been here. But I think we are up and running now with the exception of new pictures to share with everyone. The weather has been very cooperative this weekend which helps with our walks each day. Although I never leave Ms. Josie alone very long, she acts as if I have been gone for a year the way she greets me. She gets herself all twisted in a knot when she hears the key go in the front door. I hate to brag.....but, I really do have the cutest animals ever!
Not much else to report other than she is doing fine. She loved sleeping with me last night (and every night ) I have been here nearly the entire time so she is loving that. She did tell me though that she misses her mommy and daddy and can't wait for them to come home and spoil her! I told her not to worry, they would be home on Sunday!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

From Olivia to Punkin

The puppy is doing so good. She is very smart
and will be easy to train.
However, the name 'Olivia' does not suit her.
She is quirky, playful, rambunctious and loving.

She is the color of Punkin,
so I changed her name to Punpkin.
She is doing so well at night in the whelping pen.
I don't plan to keep her in there after she settles a bit.

I am taking her into my bedroom so
that she can get used to sleeping with me.
I put the ramp up so she could jump
on the bed. She doesn't know yet
that she needs to lay down and go to sleep.
She shocked me today as she did something
my little Otis used to do. We called it 'Mach One'.

she runs really fast back and forth and in circles.
I can't believe she does this because I have
stayed with a lot of dogs and Otis was the first
I'd seen it. Otis used to love me putting my
hand under the blanket and he would try
to catch it. Punkin did the same thing today.

Maybe, she is Otis reincarnated.
Otis was one in a million, Peepers is the Queen
and Punkin?
Well, Punkin will be the terror!
But an Oh, so smart terror.

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Pictures

Punkin did a great job on her first night with the new family. She sleeps in her whelping pen and didn't cry all night. I had to screen the pen as the holes were big enough for her to put her head through. She tore up the screen, but all in all did a good job. I let her out this morning and she was a pistol. She couldn't run fast enough. She was all over Peepers and Peepers showed her who was boss. Peepers doesn't bite, but she gave her 'the look'.
She is going to be a good dog and I can't wait to take her to obedience training.
She will have her first Vet visit soon.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My new FurChild

I haven't blogged in a while as I have been traveling and my travel computer was in repair. I am back in business and will be blogging soon as I have several pet sits coming up.
But, before I do that....
please meet the newest member of my family.
Her name is Punkin. She is 50% Pug and 50% Shitzhu. She actually has the face of a Brussels Griffon and she is sweet as sugar. I picked her up today and she came home to meet her Pug sister and her Cat sister. The cat ran and my Pug (Peepers) thought she was her baby.
Peepers has never taken to other dogs in the house but she was beside herself
trying to take care of this little one. I am so glad they enjoy each other.
I purchased a big whelping pen some time ago in anticipation
of getting a new baby. She has her own little house to stay in when I am not home.
She gets to run when someone is here to observe her.
She was excellent on the ride home to her new house and we stopped to show her off to a friend. She laid in my lap while I drove and she has this little way of singing. She lifts her head up and lets out a little howwwwwlllll. She's ever so soft about it and it made me laugh when she did it.
She is loving and affectionate. She has been raised around other animals and there was no problem bringing her into the new home.
You will be seeing more of Punkin in the future.