Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, June 28, 2010

Big Carl in the hood

Since the little guy gets so cold we bought him a hoodie.

He seems to like it.

The problem?

Baily and Mesa think he is now a stuffie.

Hmm, this could end badly

Friday, June 25, 2010

Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite


We're in trouble.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A survey

The Basics

1-Name and Age:
Baily- 3 years

Mesa- 3 years

Big Carl- 2 years (we think)

Baily- Pit Bull/Boxer/? Rescue said mom was 85lbs and dad was 90. Baily is all of 51
Mesa- Pit Bull/Am Bulldog
Big Carl- Chihuahua

Baily- Bug, Baily Boo, Baily Roo, Pup Pup
Mesa- Moose, Moose Goose, Dip Dunk, Dozer
Big Carl- BC, Little Man, Escape (pronounced Es-cap-eh), Carlos (his evil alter ego)

4-Where do y'all come from:
Baily- Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue
Mesa- Anchorage Animal Care and Control
Big Carl- Strangest Angles- LA


Baily- Kong
Mesa- Ball
Big Carl- Mesa

Baily- Raw Fish
Mesa- Bread
Big Carl- Parm Cheese

Baily- Mom
Mesa- Dad
Big Carl- Alex

Funny Stuff

1-Worst Habit:
Baily- Whining for attention
Mesa- Being thick headed
Big Carl- I like to go to the bathroom in the human bathroom when they make me mad

2-Most Embarrassing Moment:
Baily- As a pup, I got beat up
Mesa- Nothing embarrasses me, I pretend bad things don’t happen
Big Carl- pffffffffft

3-Family Dynamic:
Baily is alpha
Mesa could care less
Big Carl just likes to cause trouble

4-Your human's favorite thing about you:
Baily is super snuggly
Mesa is the life of the party
Big Carl is just crazy

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some days I wonder about my dogs

They are just so weird...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Not so sneaky Mesa

The hubs caught this happening on video. I can't figure out if she is contemplating going back into the food closet or if she is erasing her memory and pretending she didn't get caught.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baily and the Prozac

Ok, time for a controversial subject. Prozac and dogs.  Turn back now if you don't want to know...

So as is noticeable, I am still having quite the time adjusting to the new schedule. When I'm home, I'm trying so hard to catch up that I don't have time to get to the computer and when I'm on the road I work so hard I don't have time to get to the computer. BUT I am slowly figuring it all out.

Baily, on the other hand, is not. She has always been a bit high strung. She came to us at 7 weeks old (her entire litter was dumped out) and her foster parents told us she was so cuddly she was never not being held. Uh oh. She spent her first three months going to work with me everyday. She slept under my desk, or in a chair if I was in a meeting. After I got a job where I didn't get to take my pup, she went to doggy daycare. Spoiled, no?

Then we moved to Cali. In NorCal, I worked days while the hubs went to class and the pups were rarely home alone. Same thing once we moved to SoCal. But then I started traveling. Yes, my hubs is almost always home (he has the best class schedule ever!) but I am not. Baily does not like this. AT ALL. She always was a bit of a whiny butt, but I would call home and hear her crying in the back ground. Her shedding was out of control (a sign of stress) and she jumped whenever a door shut. The hubs has said for a couple years we need to get her on meds (we have done so much training but none of it has taken). I kept putting it off but finally gave in.

A month ago I made an appointment with the vet. I talked to him about the situation, all the training (he said he wants to make sure we worked on training first and not looking to drugs to be the answer) and he agreed it was time to try puppy prozac. So I got the bottle, went home and proptly gave it to the hubs.

When I returned the next week guess what? Baily wasn't shedding any more, she hadn't cried very much and she was going on the patio with us (something that used to terrify her). Three weeks later she keeps getting better.

I have to admit, a part of me feels like I have admitted defeat by drugging my dog but its the solution that works for us (short of me quitting me job). We have had a busy couple weeks. I was in Baltimore last week, Virginia Beach last weekend, Baltimore this week, Vegas next weekend and get to work from home for a week. I plan to enjoy my time on the sofa with Baily as my assistant

Sorry no pics this time. There are none I have that can fit the mood.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010