This is the story of life with my two dogs.
Lightning was adopted as a puppy from a PetSmart pet adoption event when we stopped there to buy food for our Golden Retriever. Thumper had been found in bad shape by a local rescue organization. After a couple months of recuperation, his foster family took him to pet adoption day, where I saw him while shopping at the local PetSmart for dog food. Maybe I should sign up for Petflow instead.....
I think Thumper may be growing up. He got this new Iron Man stuffie a few days ago and it is still intact! We also gave each dog a chew bone yesterday and Thumper did not take Lightning's. Normally he would have taken Lightning's bone and hid it in his crate for later. While I'm happy he has learned to share, I hope he still has his silly side or I will have nothing to blog about. :/
Happy Friday from Orange Beach, Alabama. We are here for a USSSA baseball world series tournament. So far we haven't played ball...it rained out yesterday and there is a 70% chance of rain all day today with 3 games scheduled.
We left the doggies at a kennel for the first time, and I'm wondering how they are doing. I'm glad they are there together and aren't alone. I expect retribution when they get home. Thumper will forgive and forget rapidly. Lightning is going to leave us presents - the brown type - for awhile. Ugh.
I leave you with a picture of teenage boys looking for new "friends" on the beach. Lol. It was fun to watch. :)
Thumper loves wubbas, those octopus looking toys with multiple legs and a squeaky ball inside. LOVES them. They live for a couple of weeks before he tears the ball out and we play tug with what's left.
He got a new wubba yesterday. A really big wubba this time. Will post progress on the destruction on the wubba. This one has him perplexed. :)
Since our deck is now finished, I usually spend some time outside in the mornings with the dogs. I'm trying to wake up while they enjoy the cool (and I use that term loosely...it's all relative to 95°F + afternoon temps and high humidity) mornings.
Thumper usually finds something to stalk. A lizard, a leaf, a dewdrop, a wren, or our resident Crazy Squirrel. Today I heard a noise in the big hickory tree in the yard and noticed nuts falling from it. Crazy Squirel was my first thought but Thumper didn't budge. I watched closely and saw some really big black birds (maybe crows?) walking through the branches. These birds are not common to our tree, so I expected Thumper to pounce with excitement at something new to stalk. He let me down though. He just sat by my feet and watched the tree. No Monday Mischief for him. Darn.
This led me to wonder whether he has met this kind of bird before. Maybe so, and one pecked him on the nose to teach him a lesson?? I'll never know, but I have never seen him shy away from a bird. I'm positive there is a story behind is reticence to stalk the black bird, but he's not telling. :)
Have a good Monday, Blog Friends. Just four more work days til the weekend!