Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Sadie!

Sadie turned 6 years old on October 10th. She (and Nik) have been in my life for almost 5 years now and I love them both very much. 

To celebrate we planned a day that we thought Sadie would enjoy the best. Everything we did that day had her in mind. First thing we went to our local pet supply store and Sadie picked out two huge raw knuckle bones for later and got treats and attention.

"Are we there yet?"
After that we picked up Simon and headed to the dog park to run around and play with all the other dogs.
"How about now?"
You can see that both dogs were super excited to go to the dog park. It had been a while since we had gone and they loved it.

Happy dog.

Now we have to be careful with Sadie at the dog park as she has been known to run so hard and fast that she has worn down the skin on her pads until they were bleeding. For looking so tough Sadie is pretty delicate and her feet especially so. We make a point to have her take breaks and do some leash walk while we check her feet.

She doesn't love this, as she would rather run and play, but she is a good sport about it. She will walk nicely with us even in the park so it can't be to terrible.

Floppy face.

And after a short break she gets to go back to running and having fun.


I mean just look at the silly happy face!

There was a little white pit bull puppy. Sadie didn't really seem to care about him but Simon and the puppy played a lot.
You have to keep an eye on the little dog section they might be getting up to or into something.

Looks like a game of football.
Simon playing with the puppy crew. There was a german shepard puppy as well as the white pit pup. And the brown and white pit mix had just turned two so about Simon's age.

After we had burned off some of their energy we headed to the farmers' market. The dogs got all dressed up; they both had backpacks and Sadie also had a tutu and necklaces. You might be thinking "How is this in line with doing things Sadie likes?" Well; other than she doesn't mind it so much, she loves people and strangers are a lot more likely to love on her when she is dressed up than normal.

"Mom the sun is in our eyes this is the best you get."
I kind of think that people find pitties less intimidating when they look kind of goofy. I also like the idea of Sadie maybe making someone have a different impression of what these dogs can be.

"Why are we stopped? Lets go go go."

Simon was still super hyper so his backpack was also to try and help take the edge off his energy.

We made sure to have lots of treats with us and kept the dogs close to us and under control at all times. I love taking my dogs with me but I understand not everyone is a dog person and I respect that.

"Yes, shade."
As it was starting to get warmer we made sure to take plenty of breaks in the shade.

We also used them as a chance to get some cute pictures of the birthday girl in her birthday outfit.

Everyone mentioned how well behaved both dogs were and some even asked if they were service dogs.

More treats please.

Sadie "Hey look I'm sitting give the treats to me".
Sadie "Simon Sit or we wont get treats"

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Good news!

I totally thought I had already written this, so anyone who was waiting for news on here I am so sorry.

Simon's results came back as just an overly inflamed section of skin. Totally benign. NOT CANCER!

Sorry for the delay. We are thrilled that he is totally fine.

He did manage to rip out his stitches five days after his surgery in normal husky style, so we took him to the vet and they just wrapped it and said he had been healing just fine. He is now back to normal other than having a weird naked patch.

I know not how the meme is supposed to be used but it's what I think of when I hear "Good News".