Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vacay and home poopers

This is the first time in nine years that I have had 2 weeks off. Well, sorta two weeks considering I went in on Monday and will probably do so again tomorrow. But, hey, going to work with the dogs while wearing shorts and flip flops doesn't really count as work, right? I am more of a long weekend person. I kind of get bored easily. I like my relaxation condensed, but more frequent. And, historically, filled with agility trials. The girls get a little bit of the short end of the stick thing going on, too. I have been feeling no need to get up early to get them to park before everyone else gets up. So, they get back yard time instead of park time, But, they are graced with my presence all day, so that should make up for it. 

Oddly casual 


One thing that I have been noticing a lot being home is the amount of people that let their dogs potty on other peoples’ lawns. Do you do this? I am thinking maybe my opinion on the matter is….overly sensitive? Must be if so many other people do it. I never do this. I think it’s weird. Just because someone doesn't have a fence doesn't mean it’s OK to be on their property? Yes? 

 We don’t do a lot of neighborhood leash walks as I prefer to go elsewhere, but we have our Thursday morning walk loop. I always potty my dogs before we leave. I give them opportunities to go in more public spots like a park or green space around the grocery store parking lot. If they do have a need I try to at least direct them to the area between the sidewalk and the street. 

I have watched so many people just stop in front of our neighbors’ lawn, extend the stupid flexi leash and let their dogs wander up on their lawn to potty. They are picking up after their dogs, but still, so weird. Seems like a very rude thing to me. 

Kangaroo tail! 


Kate is so funny. She is a master at waiting… 

Sidebar – She know the difference between “Kate” and “wait” but not “Kate” and “cake.” So, all you long-named-dogs people are wasting your breath, they stop listening after the first letter. :) 

…Physically she is a great wait-er. She will stay right where she stopped. Mentally, though, not the best wait-er. I have them take turns in the back yard because it’s not that big. Making her wait brings out The Wrist of Angst. Any built-up anxiousness lives in her right front leg. :)


Get in my belly! 


No idea how these things happen 


The other good thing about time off….washed all the dogs beds. They now all smell like Bounce and are static-free. 


We will go down to Carmel for the Fourth. Well, actually the fifth. The fourth we will be holed up in a hotel avoid drunks with explosives. Hoping to enjoy early morning beach time and PCH while folks are sleeping it off.

So, American folk, have a safe and happy Fourth. Don't blow any appendages off or set your neighbors house on fire. Keep those dogs inside. And, remember designated drivers!

Everyone else, proceed with a normal weekend. :)

1 comment:

  1. Sadly where we live now there is no strip of grass between the road and the sidewalk. Just road, sidewalk, and then lawn. So yes our dogs go on neighborhood lawns (and we pick up). I don't use a flexi lead with my collie so she goes right next to me. Husband uses a flexi with our wee weaner dog and he does let Bogie wander, but frankly Bogie is so dumb that if you don't he just gets confused and won't go. :P Something to be said for collie brain.