Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A New York Hot Summer

This is the water play station in my neighborhood.  It is amazingly cooling, I run the dogs through it every time they open it since it is on my way to the dog park.  Heeding all the advice about exercise, the dogs and I go to the park every day for 30 - 45 minutes.  Since the walk there and back adds another 30 minutes they are getting a lot of movement.
A lot of the people who bring their dogs to the park sit and read their phones or their kindles and "let the dogs play".  If I did that my two girls would be staring at me from 30 inches away trying to figure out when I had been transformed into someone else because I am supposed to throw balls and let them bring them back to me.  I am also supposed to push the button on the dog level fountain ever 30 minutes or so and try to keep little stones from attaching themselves to the balls .. dog spit is apparently a very good adhesive.

New York in the summer when it sizzles.... and it has been sizzling a LOT lately.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Who, ME??????? NO!!!!!

Is there a sprayer that I could use to cover all my rugs with hot sauce? Tinta seems determined to eat her way through every oriental rug I own. She has eaten about 6 inches of the edge of one and is working on a big hole in the main rug. Now mind you, she is creative. She takes her chew toy of the moment. Lays down with it in her mouth 2 inches from her intended hole, puts her mouth on the rug right next to the chew toy, so it looks as though it is in her mouth and then proceeds to eat the rug, every once in a while running her teeth over the chew toy if she has the idea you might be looking at her.

Of course, that is in between sessions of trying to eat the entire New York Times by lunch, or her leash, or a cat, any cat, or invisible things, or a book, or the only remaining corner of a pillow on the couch. It is not that I don’t watch her, I am LEASHED to her most of the time, she is just the picture of doing what is right while actually doing what is not right.

"Eating the rug? Who? ME???? NO!!! I was sucking my paw. I was eating my chew toy! I was dreaming and just smacking my lips!!! ME???? Never!!! Look I even put the carpet back down after I ate the padding out from under it. See?? You can’t even see it!!"

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