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Archive: January 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/31/2009 at 12:20 p.m. Pacific

The girls were exceptionally good walkers today - very little pulling! When we got home Lucie wanted to cuddle in the chair but Stella was being very fierce with her teddy bear skin - finally Lucie couldn't stand it any longer and chased her sister around the house until they were both tired out. I can just imagine how crazy happy they will be when their people get home!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/30/2009 at 4:45 p.m. Pacific

Luce on lookout

Very cold foggy day today but the girls were full of sunny energy. Stella was in a talkative mood and told me very clearly how excited she was about (1) her walk (2) her treats.Stella on red leash Lucie was not as vocal but was full of kisses and wiggles. I suggested posing for one last picture so you are sure to recognize them when you get back - Stella gave me a big grin, but Lucie preferred that her photo show how faithfully she is watching for your return...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/28/2009 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific

The pups had crazy energy to spare today, so we had a longish speed walk around the neighborhood which seemed to mellow them out a bit - ! I counted down on my fingers for them to show when you would be getting back and, I'm not kidding, they went nuts - I thought maybe I stumbled on some secret hand signal you had taught them that meant something really good was going to happen. Or maybe they can count!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/26/2009 at 4:10 p.m. Pacific

The snow is almost gone, except for a few slowly melting snowmen that the dogs actually found very interesting - ! - who knows why. It's very cold but your back patio is nice and sheltered so we were able to soak up some sun and pretend it's not January for a few minutes, then had our usual brisk walk. The girls seem fine - Stella very playful, and Lucie wanting hugs even more than usual. I started the countdown for them today so they know you'll be back home soon!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/25/2009 at 3:45 p.m. Pacific

It finally snowed so we had a great walk in a winter wonderland! There was just enough to make everything look pretty, not enough to make it hard to get around, so of course it didn't slow the girls down at all. I tried to get a picture of them playing in the snow but they had no interest in posing - they were quite busy as they had to work twice as hard to sniff the important neighborhood smells!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/24/2009 at 12:45 p.m. Pacific

Very cold this morning so we had an extremely fast-paced walk, which Lucie and Stella loved (I don't think it's possible to walk too fast for those two!) Big grin on Stella's face the entire time. Then just to show me that they were not tired out at all, when we got back to the house they ran around like crazy, chasing the tennis ball and each other (which I hope they are allowed to do inside - ! - they certainly were having a blast). Finally they were ready to cuddle up and relax for a few minutes before I left.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/23/2009 at 5:25 p.m. Pacific

The girls were sweet and funny as usual today, and had some very exciting squirrel sightings on their walk! Too funny. When I wouldn't let them chase, Stella stood up on her hind legs and pawed the air as if she was saying "Please, squirrel, come and play with us!" After our walk we played with the tennis ball for a bit, then curled up in the chair and got them settled for an afternoon nap. Nicole mentioned that Lucie seemed to be shivering/trembling yesterday but she was fine today - I know some terriers tend to do that sometimes so she probably was just extra excited to see Nicole - ! - but if it persists will let you know.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/21/2009 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific

Lucie and Stella

I keep hearing that the weather is supposed to turn bad (maybe even more snow - yikes!) so we had an extra long walk today to take advantage of the sunshine. I think they got tired out, since they both curled up with me in the big chair when we got back, and I think Stella was almost asleep! They were very good on the walk, except when Lucie felt the need to bark at a little tiny girl across the street who was not being obnoxious at all - ! - maybe little people freak her out (I've known dogs like that!) Anyway, the little girl seemed sort of delighted by the whole thing so it wasn't a problem. Maybe she recognized it was Lucie's way of saying hello...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/20/2009 at 7:25 p.m. Pacific

Not as windy today so we actually sat in the backyard in the sun for a bit! Lucie likes to sit in my lap while Stella sniffs around to see what interesting information she can find. Then we had a good walk, great exercise! - they set a brisk pace. Then back for a cuddle with Lucie while Stella showed me how well she can guard her tennis ball.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Pets: Lucie and Stella

posted on 01/19/2009 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific


It was so good to see these two today after being away for a week! They were as wriggly and bouncy as ever, and we had a great walk despite the cooooold east wind that is blowing (at least it's sunny). Stella Then we came inside and sat on the couch together (Stella was more cuddly than usual), and pretty soon they hopped down and showed me how they can play/fight (they did a great freeze with Lucie standing with her paws on Stella's back - sadly did not have my camera ready to go! - but very impressive fierce girls). I did get a couple of shots - one of Stella with a big smile, and one of Lucie coming in for the face lick! I think they're fine - Stella was doing more vocalizing than usual but she's being very good, and Lucie is her usual sweet self.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pet: Sky

posted on 01/09/2009 at 4:30 p.m. Pacific


Sky was sitting on the couch with Sebastian when I arrived today, and it took some coaxing to get her to leave her new friend's side! But she finally decided to come for some belly rubs and then we went outside for a while - it was a nice sunny day so she enjoyed lots of sniffs up and down the sidewalk. And she was definitely up for treats! She wanted me to include a picture so you won't forget her, and she wants you to bring home a dingo for her to play with.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pet: Blue

posted on 01/05/2009 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific

The neighborhood was very quiet - I guess everyone has gone back to work and school - so Blue and I had a nice uneventful walk. He definitely seemed up for a longer walk but was a good boy and kept it to 15 minutes, then we sat on the couch and he told me with his big sad eyes that no one ever feeds him and he needs lots of treats! What a character. Hope he's back to his regular walks soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pet: Blue

posted on 01/03/2009 at 3:10 p.m. Pacific

Today we headed toward Division - apparently there are a lot of invisible squirrels on those streets that Blue needed to check out. We also had a nice chat with Karen and June, who were out for a stroll (Blue looked a little smug that he was getting the walk and June wasn't - not that June cared of course.) Then back home for some ear scratches and treats. He seems to feel great, tons of happy Blue energy!