After taking care of the necessary snow removal chores we all got dressed and went for a walk around the neighborhood. I brought my camera and Chase had a great time running in the deep snow. Very happy dog!
Just finished an emergency dog bath for Chase. I have no idea what he got into, but it smelled absolutely horrible. Hopefully a double shampoo got whatever off of him. Ugh.
“Chase” by Jamie Thingelstad
I just submitted my very first photo to JPG Magazine in their “Shoot Your Pet!” theme. Crossing my fingers that they will publish it.
At least it wasn’t a pillow.
Chase was being a very good dog as my model for some test shots while I was getting my camera setup to do some shooting. I just love this one. It’s really hard to photograph black dogs. The white muslin background really helps to allow the exposure to come up enough.
It needs a caption. Ideas?
Chase and Izzy chilling out on their bed.
I was shoveling the driveway for what seems like the 20th time already. For some reason I haven’t pulled the snow blower out yet. It’s been fun getting out there with the shovel, and Chase in particular has fun running around in the snow. He was having a blast today, and took a break in some pretty deep powder.
I know they are man’s best friend and all, but sometimes there is just no way around it, dogs suck. Lately this has been applying to Chase more than Izzy. For the last few months he’s been really into eating, well, anything. Mazie’s toys. Books. Stuff we cannot identify after he’s mauled it. The newest one that just amazes us is the dimmer light switch knobs. That’s right. He pulls the knob off the wall and eats it.
Yesterday, after being out of the house for a very short lunch, I was welcomed with this scene at the front door.
Ugh! It’s every bit as bad as it looks. What did he eat? Well, it’s the back of one of Mazie’s cool Jennifer Delong Modern Ultrasuede Chairs.
He had grabbed the seat back cushion and went to town. The most amazing thing about it is that the zipper was opened, and not damaged. It’s like he gently opened it up and removed the foam to have a big foam party with. Unfortunately he did chew a hole in one of the corners so we are hoping the seat back can be replaced.
I really hope he grows out of this chewing festival soon. We’ve got dozens of toys around for him to eat, but those generally are spared.
Comments closed December 2011:
I’ve closed comments on this post. It draws a variety of comments that range from odd to disturbing. The blog post was written tongue-in-cheek after the dogs ate some furniture. Any dog owner could relate to this. Some of the commenters seem to be filled with a lot more vitriol on the subject.
I always feel bad that Izzy and Chase don’t get enough exercise. We are pretty bad at getting them the walks that they really could use. One of my commitments for the summer is to get into the habit of getting them out every day. We’ve done some nice 60 to 90 minute walks the last three days.
They love it. Its good exercise for them. And I can certainly use any exercise I can get as well. It definitely mellows Chase to get a good walk in. Izzy is still her usual hyperkinetic self, but maybe a little better.Here are our two routes we’ve taken so far, Dog Walk East and Dog Walk South.
Tomorrow Chase will have been living with us for one month and a week. It seems like so much longer than that. He has a big day. Not a good day, but a big day. He’s old enough now to get neutered.
I realize it’s the right thing to do, and being a good dog owner means getting your animals “fixed”. Izzy was spayed before we got her so we weren’t around for it with her. Chase had to wait until he was old enough, and now he is.
I realize it’s totally a “guy thing”, but man it makes me uncomfortable.