It's cold and windy here in MI, and we're expecting our first snow anytime now.
That's the bad news from my side. The good news is that my dog almost got skunked last night. It would be her 3rd time, you see, and apparently I really did learn my lesson about not letting her out at night except on the leash so I can yank her back if need be ;D
Post by outerbankschick on Nov 4, 2010 22:49:46 GMT -5
Just cooling down here in VA. We're in the mid-fifties for the weekend. Nice fall weather. No snow in sight, but it's been raining all day today, which is good because we were in a drought over the summer and we really need the rain. We were on mandatory water restrictions for awhile there.
Glad the pooch didn't get skunked! My uncle had a dog that got sprayed twice. It was awful! My dog is leashed out of necessity, too. Because she's a bit of a flight risk with her wandering feet. She likes to explore, which is funny since she's nearly 13! I thought she'd lose the exploration itch as she got older, but so far, no dice!
It might be a pain sometimes, but I think it's great that your pup is still up to wandering at 13. Hopefully mine will lose the itch to chase things, though. So far she has killed two skunks, two rabbits, one possem, one squirrel and one robin that she snatched right out of the air. That last one was pretty impressive. Horrible, of course. But still impressive.
I uploaded some shots of Sasha aka killer aka Woo (we call her Woo because she's terribly chatty and woos at us for attention pretty much all the time)
My daughter's 14 year old lab Guiness can barely make it down the two steps out our back door. One night I thought he'd be okay if I let him out. He lifted his leg and then looked back at me and took off for the back of the yard down the hill to a small creek. By the time I'd found the flashlight, he was back standing at the top of the hill shaking off the water and wagging his tail. I swear that dog was smiling at me. And rightfully so.
OBC, your Sasha is adorable!! Isn't it funny how many dogs named Sasha there are? I feel like I run into new ones all the time.
Donna, I know just what you mean. Cats can be wonderful companions, but dogs seem to be more attuned to emotions. My dog always knows when I'm sad or anxious and will come to comfort me. I don't remember any cat I ever had doing that.