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Saturday, May 29, 2010
Gabby, and Karen and I went hiking up Big Cottonwood Canyon today with three awesome guide dog puppies. It was so much fun and a great way to tire out the dogs. It was also a great place to take pictures, so here they are. *smile*
[Picassa sitting in front of a mini-waterfall.]
[Mara, who we are puppy sitting, sitting in front of the same mini-waterfall with her head tilted to the right.[
[Me and Picassa sitting on a rock in front of a rushing river. Picassa refused to look at the camera so she is looking off the the left.]
[Gabby, Mara, Me, and Picassa sitting in a big crack in a rock.]
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Now that I am all caught up on posts I can share the news I got today. It's not happy news and I am actually quite devastated, but Paris was career changed today. She was CC'd because she has Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, which in plain English means she has blurred vision. The condition is not expected to be progressive. I feel horrible because I should have noticed there was something wrong. There are just no words for how disappointed I am, Paris was the perfect dog and would have made an excellent guide. I hate health cc's they are really the hardest. Since no other organization will take her with a vision impairment I have a very difficult decision to make. I just can't imagine her being anybody's pet but mine, but I just can't think of a way to make it work. What to do, what to do. . .
After our nature walk it was time for Picassa to get a bath. Saying she was dirty would be an understatement. I looked around for some dog bath places but decided to just do it at home. I have never had a dog look quite as pathetic as she does during a bath, but she was a good sport.
[Picassa laying in the tub as it fills with clean and clear water.]
[Picasas licking the water off her nose while laying in the bathtub.]
[I gave Picassa a Mohawk during her shampoo because her hair is so darn long.]
This one is of her playing with her jolly ball. She loves the jolly ball and will shake her head so that it hits her in the shoulders/head. It's pretty funny.
These last five are her after bath crazies. She is pretty ridiculous spinning in circles and rubbing herself all over the place and turning somersaults. She is a nutter!
Maybe after these videos my puppy club will believe me when I say she is crazy. :D She is so good and calm at puppy class (which I am truly thankful for) that they don't believe she is a nutter. lol. I am loving this dog more and more every day, she is really fun!
Me and my roommate were trying to find a fun place to walk the dogs when we stumbled upon a trail that runs next to a river. It feels very secluded and there is lots of trees, birds and other various nature things. We probably walked about 6 miles because we wanted to see where the trail led, but had to give up, it's a very long trail. Along the way we got a lot of pictures because it is very pretty. The dogs did great and slept for a good day and a half afterward (the humans did too)
Part way through the walk we went over the freeway, Picassa handled this one much better than the one a few days before.
[Picassa sitting in front of a chainlink fence with cars on the road below.]
[Picassa sitting in front of the barrier with the river behind her.]
[Me holding Picassa under one arm (she weighs practically nothing) and climbing up to the slide. Oh the things I do to make my dog happy. . .]
It was a fun walk and we look forward to doing it more often.
Earlier this week we had a Sushi Party at my parents house (My dad spent 2 years in Japan and can make some of the best Asian food ever.) It was so yummy, afterward we let the dogs blow off some steam in the backyard. They had a great time.
[Picassa running across my tramp, most of my dogs avoid the trampoline but Picassa didn't care in the slightest.]
[The three dogs running in a row, black lab Moose farthest from the camera, GSP Boone in the middle, and yellow lab Picassa at the front.
[Follow the leader. Moose made a tight turn and the other two followed him this picture looks like they are running in a circle with Moose in front, followed by Boone, and Picassa in the rear.]
Over the weekend me and my roommate got to puppy sit Breeze. She is a ten week old puppy and we loved having her. She was wonderful! Picassa was so gentle with her it was really cute. Since I have been having major puppy withdrawals lately I was more than happy for the puppy fix. I took a ridiculous amount of pictures of her so here are a few:
[Breeze lounging across Gabby's lap on the way home. She is such a calm puppy.]
[Breeze with her mouth open wide over a wishbone.]
[Breeze with a bone sticking straight out from her mouth, I thought it kinda looked like a cigar or something.]