Monday, April 30, 2012

Pet Sitting

 This was a big weekend for Amy. She has lived with room mates since she moved out of our house some years ago, and this weekend she moved into her first apartment with out any room mates. It's all hers and Coco and Ofie's.  She actually has to pay rent for the animals.

Going in for the first time
Inside with her house warming gift from the apartments, a plunger and 2 cokes

 Actually these pictures are not really right, to make a long story short, when we got inside we realized this apartment was not really ready to be moved into, so the apartment complex gave her another one and it was totally up graded with all new cabinets and counters, and tubs, and carpet, tile. She got lucky I think.
 I got to watch Coco and Ofie while they were moving everything.  Most of you know I'm kinda afraid of cats, cause I've never really been around them. You know what, I'm really okay with Ofie. She likes me.

The second bedroom
We stayed in the second bedroom with the door closed, while they were moving things, so we were out of the way and neither Coco or Ofie could  run out. In between trips I let them out so they could explore the place.  Coco was okay with just a walk in each room, but Ofie had to check on everything.

Hello outside

She loved the closet

She is getting big 4 months old now
She really seems to enjoy snuggling at feet

 I really enjoyed pet sitting for Amy this weekend and look forward to doing again some time. They were Good Girls. I'm sure they are gonna be a very happy in their new place.

Friday, April 27, 2012


                                    Wonder what he's looking at?

                                             He's a Good Boy

Thursday, April 26, 2012


                                         Abby is a good babysitter

                                                She's a Good Girl

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In The Middle

                    I think this time, it's the baby in the middle of the dogs

                                                   Good Dogs

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jake's Bed

       We finally made Jake his own bed, since he seems to like Lucy's so much.

Jake followed Pete around like he knew this was for him

Pete made this one a little stronger by adding a middle leg
He was not sure about it

I put a blanket on it he seemed to like it better
24 hrs later I thinks he likes it now

                                                 He's a Good Boy
 These are Coolaroo replacement pad, that I got off Amazon for cheap. Then we made the frames, thought it would cheaper that way, but turns out it was about the same if we'd have just bought Coolaroo's with frames.Oh well these just have some love put into them. We do not know if they really help with cooling the dogs, we kinda of made them to help Lucy with her elbow's, and they have helped her a lot.

Monday, April 23, 2012


  I'm pretty sure I over reacted with Elvis. Next time I'll just ask him if he wants to go for a ride before I call the vet. He seems fine, thankfully he has not shown any signs of leg/hip/joints/ligament problems what so ever. Just to be sure he spent his weekend like this.

Jake making sure he does not want to play

                                                    He's a Good Boy

Friday, April 20, 2012


 Yesterday I went out and when I got back I found Elvis limping. Oh no, he's had issues with his leg since he was about 2 months old. We think, him and Betty were playing rough and he might have torn a ligament at the bend of his hind leg. After taking him to the vet once a month for almost a year with multiple x-rays, they really could not find any thing. So with the vet we decided to just let it go and watch it. Every now and then he will hold it up just a little, but today he wouldn't walk on it at all.

He's having a little trouble getting up
It hurts mom
He won't put it down, poor baby
I had to work to get him to go out
 Pete said just let him be and watch him, but I ALWAYS over react. I took him to the vet. I had to trick Jake so I could get Elvis out without him, I don't think Jake will fall for that again, he was unhappy he was not going.  I got his bed stairs and put them at the truck so I could get him in, figuring he would not be able to jump in. Yeah right as soon as he realized we were going for a ride, magically he was all better. The vet says it happens all the time.
At the vet, he's standing firmly on both hind legs
still standing on his back legs
standing with his front paws up on the seat with both back legs planted firmly on the  floor
 Elvis thinks everyone at the vet is there to give him treats, and they did, even sent him off with 2 baggie of treats and some dental sticks. The vet and I decided to just keep him from playing rough, and no running for a couple of days. I'm sure I just over reacted and he'll be just fine.
                                            He's a Good Boy

Thursday, April 19, 2012


                                                   Nap Time

              Abby is such a Good Girl, of course she'll take a nap with Amy

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


                                                 Happy Birthday  Pete

                                    We love you and we are Good Dogs

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


   Grandpa is having a hip replaced today. We wanted to make sure he knew, we are thinking of them. And that we are sending lots of good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. 

We love you Grandpa & Grandma 

                                                     Good Dogs

Friday, April 13, 2012


 Wonder why,  he thinks he can now all of a sudden take naps in Lucy's bed?  I really have no idea why. I know when he gets wet or after a walk/run he liks to woogle on it, but napping on it is a new thing

 I keep finding him here
I keep waiting for Lucy to do something to run him off

 I guess, I will make him one of these beds before Lucy really gets mad about it.
                                              He's a Good Boy

Thursday, April 12, 2012


 This is what happens when I go off and leave Elvis and 1- it's early morning, he likes to drink a lot of water in the morning, or 2- I did not get him to do his business before I left, or 3- he is unhappy about being left alone. This used to happen a lot when he was younger. He has recently been able to go about 5 hours, but not yesterday morning.  Here's a tour of my living room.

So it starts and stops here
And it continues on 
Then he walks a little ways on to the floor
Nope he comes back to the carpet
He's between the love seat and coffee table
The other end of the coffee table headed to the middle of the living room
Looks like he stop for a second, in the middle of the room
Back along the couch to the beginning 
He says he did not mean to do it
Okay, it was early, he did drink a little bit of water, but he did go out before I left, and I only left him for 3 hours. Maybe he really did not want me to leave. Sigh
                                       He's a Good Boy