Friday, June 9, 2017

FMM - Your Weekly Dose of Pets

Last week after we picked up Paco from his day of boarding at the vet, we stopped at the pet store to get some flea spray for the cats (side note - if you want to see a cat BOLT, the first blast of spray will definitely do that).  As we walked through the store with Paco, once again we were reminded of how different he is from our beloved dachshund, Jackie, who loved to go to the pet store.  Jackie would happily trot around, finding every scrap of dog food hidden under shelves, and she'd help herself to new toys from the bottom bins - she loved rubber squeaky toys the best.  She was like the proverbial kid in a candy store, grabbing as many treats as she could while we tried to distract her and put them back, but she always got to leave with one, walking out of the store proudly with the new toy in her mouth.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

16 comments:

  1. I only have Cocoa, but she's enough! LOL!

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    1. I can only handle one dog at a time. Cats? Let's just say there were times when I was verging on crazy cat lady status for a while...

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  2. When my dad gives Baylee a busy bone she holds it like a popsicle but Belle just tears right into it! Pets are awesome!

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  3. What a surprise to see my Chip!! I think a few strangers may have his picture too.

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    1. Oh yeah, I forgot that Jimmy was airdropping to everyone, LOL!

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    2. I am laughing at the names "Frito, & Chip".
      Have a great weekend, Shelley.
      Chrissy

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  4. Your description of the difference between Jackie and Paco is so funny. Except for being shy, Sophie would act exactly like Jackie. She sure has a nose on her, and of course, low-hanging treats are right up her alley. I have a theory that red dachshunds are the calmest of all dachshunds. I have that in mind for my next dog (NOT FOR A WHILE!!)

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    1. Well of course not for a while - you cannot usurp the Queen! But I'm interested in your theory...

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  5. Pets sure can have different personalities. My three dogs are a sight for sure.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Three dogs?! That's a handful - I'm impressed!

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    2. They are an odd bunch....a boxer, a rat terrier and a wired hair terrier.

      I also have a sugar glider!

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  6. Wait a minute, isn't it normal to have pics of other people's pets? I'm pretty sure I have a pic of Paco, and probably one of Pixie as well. 😉

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  7. Nothing better than a good dose of pet pictures on a Sunday morning!!!! (Which is when I'm reading this!!)

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  8. Love the pet posts!

    Bella is also so different from Roussy. She's more like your Jackie was. Give her a bone and before you blink your eyes it's gone LOL.

    And how cute is Chip Charles, it's a terrier right?

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