Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My. Dog. Has. A. Problem.

My dog has a problem... maybe it's an addiction. He loves balls. Squeaky balls, rubber balls, plush balls, Chuck-it balls, Hole-e roller balls... he doesn't care as long as it's a ball and there's someone willing to blow out an elbow throwing said ball for him.

His newest, brightest, best ball is a Christmas gift from Tammy. I think this was meant as a torture device for the humans connected to the dogs. Everyone got one - no one was spared. Fortunately, the ball Vinnie got was a bit shy in the squeaker department (thank you God!!). He loves his ball - it goes with him everywhere. I think the egg babies are being neglected. That's fine by me. The egg babies get stuck under the furniture. This results in said Poodle scratching at the side of the offending furniture until I can't take it anymore and move furniture to get an egg baby - and it must be THAT egg baby. Never mind that there are TEN other egg babies scattered about the house. But I digress...

Here is the newest addiction in the house:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Martha's Fault...

Don't worry about Martha... she'll take the blame for poor Vinnie's addiction (ok... it's the best toy ever!!). When he was a poor innocent little puppy (yeah right) she gave him an alligator with these yellow "eggs" in it's belly. I don't think Vinnie has ever played with the alligator, but he has loved those eggs for the last year and a half. A couple of them have "died" and gone to egg baby heaven. He carries those eggs everywhere and panics if they get under the couch or dresser. He will pace and scratch at the offending furniture until the egg baby is rescued from the grips of rabid dust bunnies.

Today, after finishing up some Christmas shopping, I came home to some boxes on the porch (love UPS!!). Sitstay had been delivered. Did you know they make egg baby refills? Someone was thinking!! The funny thing about this video is that Frank NEVER plays with toys...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ICDOC 2010

ICDOC (Iowa City Dog Obedience Club) had another successful trial. It is always a great trial with lots of good friends, food and FUN!! This year our days were color coded. Friday was orange. Saturday was pink. Sunday was red. Saturday's pink was for breast cancer awareness. Jeff made some fantastic agility equipment (I REALLY REALLY wanted the weaves, but they went to Tony O. in Minnesota - I offered to store them for her, but she declined) and they made over $1000 for the Susan G Komen foundation!! Here's a little sample of our weekend: