We hit the road for a little mini vacation to the coast... While it was a stormy weekend, it started out well as it was bright and shiny on our brief stop at the Maryhill State Park...
Just an overnight stay in Portland; the dogs didn't get to see much here... Cassie and I did get some super yummy Bibimbap and some ice cream at the Salty Spoon!
Here we were at Munson Creek Falls... it was just a short trail to the falls... but a tree fell down and we couldn't make it all the way.. but we got a nice view of the falls! and while wet, the dogs enjoyed the new place for new sniffs and exploring...
The real sightseeing was at Cannon Beach and we saw as much of the beach here and in Seaside as much as we could... Sasha loves the beach, couldn't get enough.. Skeeter not so much, though as long as she wasn't near the water, she was fine and happy...though she eventually figured out it was just part of what was happening and it wasn't so scary :) I did carry her a few times :)
It was a crazy stay... it was pretty windy and raining the first day and then power went in the whole town around 9pm until the next morning. (yah, we had a fireplace!). THEN, we were out in the town the next morning and for about 1/2 hour- there was a tornado warning! (a tornado did touch down about 15 miles south of us) But really, after that...the wind died down, rain would start up for just a bit and then stop, and the sun came out... We took advantage for sure!
They were adorable in their matching raincoats!
We also explored Astoria and got up to the Astoria column for some sightseeing... Needless to say, Sasha could have stayed for a lot longer... She loved the beach!
It's actually been a year this month when Skeeter came into my life as a foster dog
so it was fun to celebrate in this way..She also turned 12 this month (I picked her day - October 3rd)...
and Sasha turns 14 next month... so an early birthday celebration for
They had a busy 4 days for sure and I have some tired pups at home... (and in desperate need of a bath!)
Baxter, (formally Mulder) got to finally welcome baby Max to the family... Sleepy dad, says all is going well with the new baby Max... they are interested in the baby, some licks and checking out to see if there is any food... They are making sure they get attention and baby-free time time too. They look like a happy family to me!
ah.. Simon... I grabbed these pictures off of instagram... the post on the picture below was "These two are exhausted after a day of ripping up toilet paper
and tearing down anything hanging from the wall that is less than 4 ft
from the ground." Sounds like they are partners in crime! They sure try to look innocent don't they?
Then, they got to experience some rainy camping days, which maybe wasn't so fun, but they got to cuddle lots. They look like such a fun pair to me - I'm happy they have each other...
And some pictures of Sparrow! All recovered from her dislocated toe injury and ready to rumble. It's fun to watch her grow up.
Lola (former foster Scully, ) and new sister to Silas (now Teddy).. got to be in a photoshoot for her dad's shoe catalog... I think her and her mom look great! Lola and Teddy are doing great together.
It's weird to not have any foster dogs these past couple weeks and sometimes I feel like I'm missing a dog...but I don't think Sasha and Skeeter are missing it so much and are enjoying the mellower pace (aka, lots of naps!).
So we are taking a break for the next few months from fostering, but i get to pup sit Skittles a couple times... He came last Saturday and then went home the following Saturday this time and it was so good to see him. He's got the routine of the house down and Sasha knows him well so they get along fine.. While this wasn't the first time Skeeter had met him, it was the first time he was at our house since we adopted her..
A visit to the dog park for Skittles... a little overwhelming to him.. .it was a busy day and a new park, though he enjoyed sniffing around... not so much enjoying being sniffed!
This pic sums up how Skeeter felt about Skittles... While they got along fine, she was a little jealous of the attention that Skittles got. Defiantly didn't not like him on her desk bed and it looks like he knew he wasn't welcome either! He spend most of the time at my feet being warmed by a blanket and a foot warmer so he was a happy boy.
We really enjoyed all the snuggles that Skittles had to give...
Hugs and kisses for Cassie after she came home from work... We loved having Skittles for the week and we'll get him again at the end of the month for a slightly longer stay...
So until the next visit from Skittles, it'll just be Sasha and Skeeter resting up.. plus we have a trip to the beach planned where we are taking them in just a few weeks which should be a lot of fun for them (and us too!).
Of course she is! and she is in for a treat - she's been adopted by former New Rattitude adopters of Sandy, my foster foster dog. :) Sandy is just as sweet as and now with Summer - they have twice to sweetness! I hope they become good buds!
Some last pictures of Summer before she is off to Portland to her new family! Gonna miss her sweetness and cuddles.
A bully treat for her last weekend with me.. She didn't like me taking pictures up close... And while I wouldn't let just any two dogs lick the spoon of peanut butter together (why there is no Sasha), these two were just happy to enjoy the treat!
Having fun with Summer in the yard... I was throwing treats and she had fun running and finding them. t was nice to see her get to run and get some energy out. She's nervous at the dog park for such play still but at home, she's free to relax and have fun. She's got excellent recall when treats are involved.
Come see her videos - Chasing Treats & Chasing Treats 2 - she had a funny little hop to her run today. I think it was because the lawn was freshly mowed. Silly girl.
Then she found something nice to roll in that I always think is a worm though I don't really know, but she got her wiggle on.
And she let me know that grass doesn't taste nearly as good as treats!
Then time for bed... She would really like to sleep in a family bed... She is an awesome snuggler.
So I like to dress up my dogs... and when I saw pet halloween angel and devil wings with harness, I knew I had to get them... Summer was so not impressed with this great idea of mine... Sasha and Skeeter are always great sports about it...
This expression below kills me! It's likes WHY you making me wear this? I think it's because the angel wouldn't fit her. But how cute are Summer and Skeeter together>... These little wings came with and velcro to the harnesses too, cause I can always use extra harnesses! We had Sasha in the devil wings for a bit, but she figured out fast that if she went under the coffee table, they would come off! She's a smartie for sure and I didn't get any pictures. But I think they are all pretty adorable.
Skeeter and Summer have been occasionally playing together.. I'm not sure it's as much playing as Skeeter just wanting to steal all the toys; but Summer enjoys it. ;)
Cassie and I tried howling to see what Summer would do.. Turns out she will howl too! She has such an interesting voice to her! ----->Summer's voice - she's not much of a barker at all, but she does whine and yes, howl! I wish it was longer but maybe another time
I have found a couple of vegis and fruits that Summer will eat.. She is a HUGE fan of banana's. and will eat them whenever I get them.. I like them too and now I have to share them with 3 dogs, but it's all good.. and then one night I got her to eat a few carrots, however, carrots 3-6 were left on the rug uneaten. I even got a video of the carrot eatin'! Carrot Eatin' video <----
Everyday she relaxes a bit a bit more and gets a little more active.. Today she tried engaging Skeeter is play by running real fast around her and playbows for quite a bit of time... super cute but Skeeter wasn't haven't it so she had to settle for me :)
She gets very excited to see when Cassie comes home... She's even takin
to looking out the front door when she things she hears her car..