Wednesday, August 20, 2014

say uncle!

thanks to blog paws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


this is a regular occurrence when aoife is visiting: bailey doesn't finish her meal and doesn't want any more but when aoife gets near her plate, all of a sudden bailey gives her the stink eye and goes into guard mode if aoife gets too close. aoife will creep towards the plate but will always stop short to ask me if it's ok to finish bailey's leftovers. aoife: little miss manners.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 18, 2014

my secret place

aoife is back! and with aoife comes lizard hunting.

she is sure there is one hiding behind this sign. i'm sure the poor lizard was hoping it had found his very own secret place. after all, that is what the sign says. but there are no secret places with aoife around. she is a super snooper and can always find lizards in their hiding places.

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 15, 2014

good news / bad news

what has gotten bailey feeling, and looking, so out of sorts?
yesterday, she had the dreaded dental visit.

good news is she now has clean teeth.
bad news is they had to pull 2, as they were already loose!

this is how she was ever since we got home. she only woke up to eat and then right back to sleep. poor little baby. hopefully she will feel better today and be back to her normal sweetie pie self.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, August 14, 2014

a sun umbrella for your dog

bailey needs a sun umbrella that can be left open on a daily basis. the problem is that we live in a very windy city and a regular 8' tall umbrella would get blown away. she needs something closer to the ground so a gust of wind doesn't come up and carry it away (like dorothy's house on the wizard of oz). so we put on our thinking caps and came up with a solution.

enjoying the warmth of the day while being protected from the sun

all you need is a patio umbrella, a piece of pvc pipe, and an umbrella stand. by using pvc, you can cut the pipe to any length with just a hacksaw. when you buy an umbrella, the pole comes in two parts but you will only need the top half. just slide the umbrella half into a piece of pvc pipe. it will fall all the way into the pipe, but we want it to do that.

now just slip the pipe into the umbrella stand and ta-da, you have a custom height umbrella for your pooch. the pipe we used, fits perfectly into our umbrella stand, without any wobble, and keeps our umbrella standing straight. (for bailey we used a 6' umbrella and a 4' piece of 1 1/4" pipe.)

the umbrella stand is perfect for the mobility but we also wanted to have a permanent spot for the umbrella. she mostly hangs out on the south end of our yard, so we cemented a plug into the ground between some stepping stones. it's flush with the stones and does not create a tripping hazard when the umbrella is being used on the north end of the yard.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

guard dog on duty ... not!


blog paws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 12, 2014