Saturday, October 23, 2010

Petsmart Howl-O-Ween Party

The boys and I attended the Halloween costume contest at the local Petsmart. We had to go by ourselves. We sure missed getting to go with our friends back home. But we quickly made other friends. People fell in love with my boys in their costumes. People were lining up with their cell phones asking if they could take their pictures. Of course! You know my dogs are camera hounds. So I was able to get a lady to take a couple pics of us.
Sitting pretty while people take their picture
Bradley is wearing his bull costume with a cowboy riding his back. He's holding on with one hand while waving his hat around with his other. Brodie is wearing a chariot with a gladiator on his back who is waving his sword around in the air.     

They won second place. The Mad Hatter took first place. The Mad Hatter was at the photo day from their school too. This was the prize. Two gift bags. The stuff was pretty good. Pill pockets which we can use. The wipes that are like baby wipes, but for dogs, great when they need freshening for company. Two Toys. Toothbrush and paste. Chews. This stuff you put in their water to make their breath fresher. Various treats. A medical records booklet and stickers for your window to alert firefighters to save your pets. Plus they got an award certificate with their names on it. We also got the regular goodie bags that they were giving to everyone. So it really paid to go to the party.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dogtobier Fest

 This weekend we went to Dogtobier Fest. It was thrown by the boys' daycare to raise money for their favorite no-kill animal shelter. So it wasn't all about the beer. There was a band, food and lots of mingling between the dogs and people. Which meant that sausages were being stolen left and right. If you turned your back on your food, it would be gone. Brodie and Bradley worked the crowd over begging for the dog treats that had been so carefully placed on all the tables I'm sure as a means to help deter the dogs from eating the human food.

It was a nice try. So once they had begged their way into the hearts of everyone there, Brodie turned his attention to the feet of everyone there. Why? Because that's where the good stuff is. While Bradley ran around playing, Brodie spent the entire evening diligently searching for scraps as if his very life depended on it. You can see in the photo below that he has put some weight back on. In fact, his medicine is working really well. Even though he was fed lots of treats that were not in his "approved diet" he did not relapse. Although they both had doggie hangovers. That being defined as, well, never mind.
  Let's just say I had to pay for it, too, picking up the yard. Our friends came and brought their dog Blue whom our boys had never met. He is a Fox Hound, only about 6 months old. He was hilarious. Bradley loved running around with him. I've never seen Bradley so active. I wish I hadn't forgotten my camera. These pics were taken from either my phone or the owner's camera. Blue gave Bradley a lesson on howling. Blue was singing with the band. Bradley tried to sing too. Let's say that he's not as musically inclined.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Yay for Bradley

Bradley is a big boy! He has started trying to raise his leg to go potty. I know it sounds funny, but he's over a year now. The other day he was trying to hike his leg against the fence. He was trying so hard and his other three legs were quivering with the challenge of holding up his body. His hiking leg kept trying to come down to the ground, but he determinedly kept it up. But Brodie interrupted trying to get the ball out of Bradley's mouth. So Bradley didn't get to complete his first three legged potty mission. I told Bradley it would be easier to do without a ball in his mouth. That's just too much to think about. And Brodie interrupted him. But he's trying!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Portraits 2010

Here are some of the portraits taken by the photographer at the fundraiser that we went to recently. I assume that it is okay for me to post them on my blog because he had them on his Facebook page with a link for you to download them in high resolution. So that is what I did. So don't freak out that I'm posting his pics here. If he tells me to take them down I will. 

It was very difficult to get them to sit still long enough to take a pic, especially to jump up on a hay bale and pose. But we try and try and try and try.

This dog was having some fun that day. He was acting exactly like what he was dressed as. Bradley is a bull. He has a brave cowboy trying to hold on. You can't see the expression on the cowboy's face because his bandanna was covering it, but was scared, as he should be. Look at the wild in his eyes.


Look at that face! The attention in the eyes, the ears forward. I just wanna smush him all over with kisses. Anyway, you would see his costume better if he was standing up. He technically is the horse because he is wearing a chariot carrying a gladiator into battle.