Boots

It’s been a while since I’ve been here due to lots of weird circumstances with health, family members, etc.  Like I said in a FB post, it seems that the Universe is dishing out some shenanigans lately. So it’s good to be back.  I’ve missed all my blogger friends and followers.

I know I’ve posted some dog pics lately.  But you know me … I love these furry kids.  So here’s another one … meet Boots.  He is such a cutie pie and full of energy.  Only two years old, so Daisy thinks our household has been invaded by some crazy ninja canine.

He is one of my first dog-sitting clients.  He’ll be back in April for a few more days so Daisy will have some rest in the meantime.

His dog mom says he’s a mix of Chihuahua and Labrador Retriever.  Huh?  I just don’t want to picture how that happened. Namaste’

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Ahhh … the Girls

I was having a little fun today with some post processing and thought I’d share this one with all of you.  Foxy (L) and Daisy (R); two of our favorite creatures on the planet.  Foxy is our senior dog and Daisy is what we lovingly refer to as the “teenager.”  You all know how teenagers can be, right?  Ha!

I was making some garlic bread this evening and … well … I left the sliced loaf too close to the edge of the counter and before I knew it, Daisy put those little mitts of hers up there, grabbed the bread in her teeth and was about to make off with it, when hubby came around the corner and busted her.  She’s such a food sleuth!  Probably because she had a history of being out on the streets before she was picked up by the SPCA.  We adopted her six years ago and it seems she’s been a chow hound ever since.

But we love her anyway, the little scoundrel!  Namaste’

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The Boys of Vegas

From the archives today, I found this shot of “The Boys of Vegas.”  Well, technically, they all live in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas.

I sure enjoyed photographing them when hubby and I visited his twin sister, Carryl, and her husband a couple of years ago.  She’s a pet sitter and all of these guys were in her charge while we were there.  From left to right, there’s Jazz, Jake (her dog who passed away recently), Buddy and Deuce.

When we lived in close proximity to Carryl several years ago, our dogs would get so excited when we said, “Auntie Carryl is coming over.”  They would run to the front door and wag their tails until she arrived.  If I was a canine, I would want Auntie Carryl to take care of me for sure 🙂

I think the “Boys of Vegas” is the perfect description for them.  Namaste’

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Drink up!

With the heat in the triple digits here in southern Arizona and other parts of the west, it’s time to take a lesson from our canine pals.  Here’s Daisy taking a nice cool drink on a hot day.  I’ve noticed that both dogs are drinking more water even though they don’t spend much time outside these days.  They just go out, do their business and get back in as soon as possible during the heat of the day.  Mornings and evenings are still fairly decent; in the 70’s.

Dehydration is very serious, so we can all take Daisy’s advice during this hot weather … “drink more water, you silly humans!”  Namaste’

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Breathing in Sunbeams

I just came across this picture today that I took a while back.  We were visiting hubby’s sister in Nevada.  She’s a pet sitter and happened to be sitting for this cutie pie.  His name is Jazz and he certainly captured my heart.  His owner is the daughter of the great jazz musician, Miles Davis.

I call this one “Breathing in Sunbeams” because he looks like he’s taking in some angelic light, doesn’t he?  Namaste’

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In Fairness to Daisy

It dawned on me as I watched Daisy lying around this morning that I have posted more pictures of Foxy than Daisy.  Poor Daisy!  So here she is all comfy and just hanging out with me.  She fans her back legs out to cool off her belly sometimes.  We should call her Froggy.

When we adopted Daisy, I spent the night with her on the floor of my office because the shelter told us she had kennel cough and shouldn’t be around other dogs.  Say what???  Well, one night on the floor was enough for me, but we sure bonded.  The next morning she met Foxy, showed no signs of kennel cough and the rest is history (or should I say her-story)?  She’s a sweet one, this Daisy.  Namaste’

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Focused Foxy

I had my camera handy while walking our dogs and just happened to get this one of Foxy.  She looked so red in the dusky light.  We adopted her eight years ago and were told that she was part Golden Retriever.  It shows up in her personality and her coat once in a while.  She’s such a character.  Now her eyebrows, the inside of her ears and snout are starting to turn white.  I told her she has to stick around for a long time.  She said she would 🙂  Namaste’