We played it pretty easy this last Labor Day weekend by hanging around the house, going out to eat, watching movies and spending a day up in Estes Park, CO with the pups. It was so much fun and here are a few photos of our lovely holiday.
Oh boy has it been hot here in Colorado! I can’t imagine what it must be like to have fur. This year we decided to shave our Heeler-pups, but were told by the groomers that they highly recommend NOT shaving Blue Heelers (and some other breeds, so ask your groomers), because there is a 50% chance that their hair will NEVER grow back!!! I’ve never heard such crazy talk. We were also told that if their hair does grow back, it won’t be the same as before and they can get alopecia. Yikes! Who knew a shave could be so risky. I didn’t believe it at first, but the Mr. Googled it and what she said was confirmed. So, we decided not to shave them and we went the de-shedding route. They look the same, but when I saw how much hair they pulled from their under-coat, I was more convinced that they’d be cool for the summer. It’s just so hot for them right now. Then, with our outrageously cold winters here, I didn’t want to risk them being bald forever, so I think we made the right choice. In the end, they got a bath, blow dry, ear and eye wash, nail trim, de-shedding brush-out and bows. They are shiny and new. How about your pets, do they get any special summer groom?
Today I thought I’d share just a FEW photos that we took yesterday at our little picnic in the park. Ron and I had a picnic dinner and we finished off with one of the pups’ favorite games — FETCH!!! They had a blast, as you can see. They were so tired when they came home and slept hard.
I love how they are carrying the Dogzilla back together. So sweet!
Look at that little eager tongue that’s sticking out!
Tucker taking a little break…
Frankie is too silly!
Longest tongue in town…
They had so much fun and so did we. I love days like this. What is your pups favorite game?
Oh! I took some product photos today for the shop update on Friday, so I’ll share a sneak peek tomorrow! Night! ♥RobbieLee
On Monday I was photographing for another post, when I was distracted by the cuteness overload of these guys! So, naturally we held an impromptu photoshoot, featuring Frankie Li, Tucker Bean and Brutus James. I love how they interact with each other, especially when they don’t know that you’re watching. They were just too cute not to share!
Have a great Wednesday! ♥RobbieLee
Oh I am soooooo excited because today is my little Tucker Bean’s 1st Birthday! He is growing so big just like his brother and sisters. Here are a few sweet photos of him and his siblings to celebrate the big day!
Here is a picture of my little Tucker Bean the day he came home from getting neutered (August 2009). I felt so bad for taking him, but it was the responsible thing to do. I gave him a little scrap quilt that I made, and now him and Frankie Li fight over it every night before bed.
So, I have a super funny story to share with all of you! My 4 1/2 month old puppy, Tucker Bean (above), just managed to open and empty a 9 Fl. Oz. bottle of Cat Nip!!! Unsure of how much he ingested, I immediately grabbed the bottle to read the warning label… to my surprise there was none. So I called the number on the back of the bottle and a kind woman answered. I told her that I didn’t know how much he might have ingested, but I made him drink a lot of water to hopefully flush it out. She gently responded by saying not to worry; Cat Nip is actually in the Mint family and it is not toxic or harmful. The only thing is that he will be hyper for awhile. When I said thank you and got off of the phone, I thought to myself, “Oh dear, he is already bouncing off the walls and now Cat Nip is added to the mix?!” Needless to say this makes for an interesting afternoon…
I wanted to share this with you all because even if you think something is non-toxic for your pet or child, call and ask anyway. It’s ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry!