Friday, July 19, 2019

Best Seat in the House

My couch, my window and my pillow.  This is the best seat in Doggy Nanny's house. 

Smooches,
Poppy

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Drive Home From Daycare


Goes much the same every day. 


 Im all smiles when that cold ac his my furry self.  Ahh!

Here is why.  Its been in the upper 90's when momma picks us up.

Then as I lay down to rest so does Poppy.  I am her chin-ny rest.  Its a big sisfurs job to take care of the little sisfur.




Smooches,
Lucy

***SHHH Don't wake her please***

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Therapy Dog Thursday

Recently the temps have been quite...well...just plain hot!  In an effort to keep the house cool Grandpa decided to scoot the house back a bit to get more shade coverage and had a little fall.  I told him I would help...I am small but I am strong!  He ended up in the people hospital for a few days.  He hurt his ribs and lungs pretty bad.  When he came home I thought this would be the perfect time to practice my Therapy Dog skills and see if this is something I would like to train for in the future.  Heres how it went.

A grandpa and his poodle in total comfort-ness.  I do declare this was quite fun!  Definitely on my future train list.  Momma says I have a long way to go before we could consider it but this will keep me motivated.

Pee-Ess to a special reader: Get Well Soon! 

Smooches,
Lucy
*Future Therapy Dog*

**Currently freelancing if you would like a visit private message me and we will work it out. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

One Year With Poppy

One year with Poppy, has been amazing, for Lucy and I both.  I love how every morning I wake up tell the girls its time to get the day started and Poppy gets up on my pillow and does her pterodactyl yawn.  The moment I get home from work or we get back from day care she runs around the apartment crying for supper like shes been starved.  She patiently stalks Lucy for what ever toy she has at the moment or me for my socks.  She is always down for cuddle time and nap time.  And no matter if I am gone 1 minute or 1 day she is all wags and kisses when I return.  Sometimes I even get a toothy smile.  Shes everything I wanted in a dog and a chinese crested.  I still don't know how I got so lucky!   


Onto current stuff...
For a while now Poppy and I have been working on tricks for her TKN.  I had been a bit, erm, well, less than proactive about getting out some props.    However she had been doing well on the tricks we had been practicing.  I contacted an evaluator and almost had a date set.  Then I pulled out those 2 props to refresh her on them.  Poppy has developed a fear of going in her kennel and jumping through the hoop.  Sadly I cancelled and the evaluator was very understanding.  We are now working on all tricks now, like we should have been.   So that is where we are on TKN for Poppy.

We are also working on some behavioral issues.  For a while now (since getting my new job and having new hours) we are out when "normal" people are out.  So we run into neighbors more often.  Unfortunately I have seen an increase in Poppy's fearful barking and lunging.  I have been trying to work with her on redirecting.  Its working to a point. 
Who me?

However sometimes situations come up and don't go as well.  Like before day care reopened, I had both dogs out on leash during lunch.  I was trying to get a poop bag out of the holder when the maintenance man walked up the side walk ( I was in the grassy area behind the apartment) and Poppy saw him before I did.  She lunged and I wasn't prepared for it thus dropping her leash.  She ran up to him hollering like wild banshee.  Thankfully he didn't seem bothered and just picked up her leash and walked her back to me.  Shes also had a couple of incidences where people want to pet her and she nips to make them go away.  Not a bite,  just a little warning nip.  Again we are working on this issue too with redirecting.

It still makes me sad that she is so scared of someone coming up to her that she feels she needs to act this way.  Improvements I have seen are when people ignore her and allow her come up to them.  Its a less threatening situation in Poppys mind and all is well.  She will sniff people or just simply walk away.  

I will end this with saying we are a work in progress as a team and I literally wouldn't trade her for anything.  Other than that she is my spunky, sneaky, sweet pup that loves to cuddle and give kisses! Which is what I need in my life! 


-Katie the Momma

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My Kind of F-U-N!

Nothing says fun quite like diving head first into the dog bed full of toys and knocking them out one by one.  

Then I sneak attack a few sole survivors from the opposite side!

What is this?!?!  Move Sis-fur!

Inspecting the wreckage.

My work here is done!


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Smooches,
Lucy

Monday, July 8, 2019

Getting Picked Up For Doggy DayCare

Waiting...waiting...waiting.

Bursts of joy when we hear the key in the lock.

Excited jumps when the door knob turns.

Doggy Nanny!  We have been waiting for you!

Coming in for the pick up...

And we have lift off!

Hi Ho...Hi Ho...Its off to Day Care we GO!!!

Smooches,
Lucy N Poppy

Sunday, July 7, 2019

MANIC PANIC - Cotton Candy Pink

So......momma came home with this.  

She said that with this product I can have a pink tail...Yep you read that statement right I can color my tail pink!!!  My response was "Um yes please!"

Momma went light on the application of the gel since this was our test phase.  Then she wrapped my tail in tin foil and said I have to sit for 30 minutes.  I gave her furry suspicious eyes for this part! 30 minutes later we rinsed the product out of my tail. 

Here are the final results.  It is lighter than expected but it sure is fun!

Here are a few shots we got in the car on our way to retrieve Lucy from her spa day just to see how it looks in the sun light.



Since it has no harsh chemicals we can reapply (and leave in longer per our research) to hopefully achieve a nice bright pink.  Until then I am just rocking my baby pink tail like a boss!

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Smooches,
Poppy