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Favorite Video Friday – Waiting for Grandma and Grandpa

August 14, 2015 4 comments

This weekend is my mother’s 80th birthday. Considering what she went through over the past month (major surgery for an esophageal hiatal hernia) it is a birthday my family is truly grateful for.

While my mom was in the hospital, I cared for her dog, Jake, who adores her dearly. They were reunited this past weekend. What a very happy day! Jake immediately took up his role as her guardian and protector. All is right with the world again.

My mother also has several “grand-dogs” who adore her and will be very excited to see her. They love running up to her and getting special pets and attention from her. Who wouldn’t?

Thinking about my dogs seeing my mom made me wonder if there were other dogs out there who loved their Grandmas just as much as mine do. I had to believe there were more. That’s how I happened upon this cute, and nicely edited, video of a dog waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive. It’s very sweet.

So how about your dog? Does he/she love Grandma too?

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – Nap time for Greyhound

August 7, 2015 5 comments

Whenever there are storms, I can expect to have two scared dogs – Daisy and Maggie.

Two scared dogs, means less sleep. Yes, I am tired.

That’s why today’s video is speaking to my deepest desire today. Anyone up for a nap? :)

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – The amazing Alex and Jumpy

July 31, 2015 4 comments

I am constantly in awe of dogs who can do a multitude of tricks. They are so physical and magical at the same time. The ones who can fly through the air, and manage to look like they float there, are just awe-inspiring.

Of course, we all know that behind every amazing dog is an amazing human. A human who spends lots of time with their dog and who trains them and builds a strong bond with them. These are the people who impress me.

Today’s Favorite Friday selection features an amazing dog with his equally amazing owner. Can you imagine going down the street and seeing them flying and flipping through the air? Wow!

I hope you enjoy the video.  Happy Friday!!!

Wordless Wednesday #250 – Post Bath Time Pics

July 29, 2015 7 comments
Cupcake shakes

The Shake off

Drop drying on the lounger. #Cupcake #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog

The drip dry

Daisy takes a break after her bath

Post bath look away

You said I had to have a bath. You did not say I had to stay clean. #Daisy #dogsofinstagram #labradorretriever

Post bath roll in the dirt look

Maggie got a little muddy after her bath too. #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog

Cheese face – maybe she’ll forgive me?

Bath time with Daisy and Maggie

No more baths please

After bath smiles

Bath? What bath? Cheese please!

Favorite Video Friday – Puppies, Kitties and Mirrors

July 24, 2015 3 comments

After two long weeks of worrying about mom and praying for her recover, she is finally out of the hospital and now in transitional care helping her to get stronger so she can go home. Yay!

She is somewhat of a miracle woman. Her surgeon, a specialist in gastroenterology, has only seen what she had one other time in his career. It is called a paraesophageal hernia, which is a rarer form of a hiatus hernia. Blood supply was being cut off to her stomach, so immediate surgery was the only option. Because of her age, they were very concerned about her ability to recover, but her daily workouts are what brought her through. She was much stronger than they expected.

Anyways, she is on the road to recovery, so I think it’s a day to celebrate and laugh. Being able to laugh in times of worry and fear is a luxury, so we need to enjoy these moments when we can.

Today’s video is full of silly little puppies and kitties encountering a mirror for the first time. I am sure you can guess what happens, but the giggles and silliness is definitely worth watching. I hope it starts your day off with a smile.

 

Happy Friday everyone!

 

Favorite Video Friday – Igor’s Home Away from Home

July 17, 2015 7 comments

This week has been a tough one. My mother went into emergency surgery on Tuesday morning.  Thankfully, she seems to be doing better than even the surgeon expected, but she will be in the hospital for a week and then in recovery for another two to three weeks.

With her being in the hospital, someone had to take her dog, Jake, home to care for him. So, he came home with me. I am glad he and my dogs get along so well. It makes things a little easier.

He was pretty confused and unsure when I first went to pick him up at my mother’s place. He had no idea why my sister and I were there and not my mom. Luckily, his transition at my house has been easy for him and us. I credit the time he spent with me in March, when my mom went on vacation with my sister, for it being a little less stressful for him. I think he enjoys being around other Shelties.

Of course, I’ve also tried to bring a little of his home to my house so he can feel a little more comfortable. I think that’s why today’s video resonated with me. When you need to leave your dog with someone or at a boarding kennel, you want them to feel like they have a bit of you there with them. I think that’s why this week’s video resonated with me so much right now.

This Friday’s video is cute and very sweet. It features a dog, named Igor, and his loving family, who are about to go on a vacation to another country. How they make him feel a little less sad, and a little more comfortable at the kennel he is staying at, is very sweet. I hope you get a smile like I did when you see him with his new friend sharing his special space. It’s adorable.

 

Happy Friday everyone!

Favorite Video Friday – GoPro Beagle Party

July 10, 2015 1 comment

I love GoPro videos. They just offer so much when it comes to dogs and shooting at a dog’s level vs. our own. I’m not a big fan of the ones featuring a GoPro mounted on a dog, they’re just way to jiggly, but I love the ones mounted on a stick that can be used to follow a dog around.

I also love the slow motion features of the GoPro videos. You can see so much in a dog’s behavior and body language when you watch them. We miss so much when things are going at normal speed. It’s also good for us to see what they see, from their level.

This is a great GoPro video featuring Beagles, lost of them. It’s a Beagle Party! Who doesn’t love those cute little faces and floppy ears?

Happy Friday everyone!

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