Then there's Paco, who is excited to go to the pet store, but also afraid of what might be around the next corner; he'll lunge at other dogs so we have to keep him on a very short, controlled leash at all times. He doesn't care about the toys but was interested in some snacks near the checkout, so we encouraged him to choose one. He would stick his nose in and sniff and then jump back, then cautiously approach the treats again. Jackie would have slammed one down her throat and come up with another mouthful, given the same opportunity. We finally got him to take one and bring it to the cashier (there wasn't anyone else in line, otherwise we wouldn't have taken so much time with this). She rang it up and gave it back to him but he wouldn't take it back, silly dog. Of course, once we were home he couldn't wait to get his treat:
He has to smell and contemplate the treat...
...before gently chewing on it.
I love how he holds the treat in his paws - so cute. For the record, Jackie would have destroyed the treat in a fraction of the time it took Paco to finish it - she sure loved to eat, my sweet Jackie did.
I know I've shown this picture on the blog before, but I love it - my two favorite little redheads, Jackie and Pumpkin.
Kip and Henry reached a détente recently in the kitchen:
Separated by a table, each getting the exact same chair. I'm sure the morning sunlight was the real draw, but they are so rarely in the same room together that I almost always have to document it when it happens.
Meet Chip Charles!
No, we didn't get another dog - this is Chip, who belongs to Karen and Jimmy. Why do I have a picture of Chip on my phone, you might be wondering? Well, not too long ago after a race, we were all sharing pictures of the race via Air Drop on our phones, and we'd be right in the middle of sending pictures when a new Air Drop request would pop up - it was this picture, courtesy of our joker, Jimmymeow! Pretty sure everyone in our group has a picture of Chip, LOL. I haven't met Chip in person, but we get to watch him and his brother, Frito, on Saturday mornings at Blue Baker, thanks to the pet camera in their home. Mostly they are sleeping, but we can call them over the microphone, which is very entertaining.
We have a pretty chill weekend on tap - a little running, a lot of socializing at breakfast, perhaps a nap (you know Jeff will claim the hammock, darn it) - ahhh. Have a great weekend!