Friday, January 31, 2014

Bath Day!

Sandy got another bath and while a little freaked out about what we were doing, she hung in there, enjoyed a nice foamy massage by Cassie and now she is fluffy and smelling good!  Having a towel down does wonders in making them feel a little more secured in a tub or sink... I had actually never thought of it until I saw it on another foster mom blog a few months ago and then I was like "duh"! Silly things you don't think about...sorry previous foster dogs and Sasha!  I'm on it now!

getting all foamy!
paws washed!

getting her paws rinsed

not sure she enjoyed the "butt rinse"
this wasn't post-bath, but too pretty not to share!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Sandy is sooo pretty!!!  Cute little face, hypono eyes that try to get you to do her bidding...
 She tried to maintain eye contact but fails... Crazy slippery slide tongue!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Playtime with Foster Sister!

  Sandy sure gets excited to see Cassie, cause she knows it time for play, kisses and belly rubs!
 She also isn't opposed to show off her dance moves with the help of Cassie!
 She really is tolerant and she loves people (and dogs and cats and whoever else will play with her)...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Good Times

How excited was Sandy to thieve a Styrofoam soup cup...So excited!   Admittedly, I took a picture before exchanging the cup for a toy...she knew it was happening and just tried to lick as much as possible as fast as she could!  Her head disappeared in the cup!
She is a sweet little thing and has the doggie door down pat... I was excited to see that when it snows, it didn't deter her a bit and she doesn't seem to mind the snow at all!    Maybe we will get some more and she can play in it!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Wonderful Red Spot

FOUND IT!  (Cassie did)... Sandy's favorite thing... Chasing the ever elusive RED DOT!   She just plain tuckered herself out trying to catch it but just couldn't quite get 'em. 

On her butt!  she can't find it!

now she found it!

 She ran, she twisted, turned this way and that... She had so much fun and her tail was going about 1000 miles a minute... Tomorrow she will try to catch him again!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sandy Snood!

My neighbor Kimberlee made Sandy this cute little snood for Sandy to keep her neck warm ... it is pretty cute and Sandy is down right adorable in it and didn't mind wear it a bit!  I am pretty sure it keeps her cozy and warm for her potty breaks and being outside so totally WORTH IT!  I'm sure Sandy agrees! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lookin' Good

Sandy is a pretty little dog - love this nose shot... and she is learning quite quickly to cues.. She's very food motivated.... This week she will be practicing her "sit" before eating... I have no doubt she will have it down in no time!

  Love her snaggletooth pic!  Goofball

Monday, January 20, 2014

A New Friend!

 My neighbor has a visitor dog friend over so we brought Sandy over for some playtime...

First she met a cat and this one she did very well with, sniffing and then backing off at a hiss (or 4)... No barking or chasing after her when she left...

It took her just a few minutes to decide Lucy was a fun friend...

Sandy and Lucy Video - watch the video.. Sandy was pulling some flying squirrel leaps of the couch at her... Lucy didn't mind a bit.. They both did a lot of playing and later got some tasty. hot dog snacks for showing nice sits!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dog Day Afternoon

Sandy at the dog park video <----   The whining you hear is Sasha who wanted in on the chasing!

Took Sasha and Sandy to the dog park yesterday... Met a nice man with 3 dogs... Oh boy, everyone had fun!   Sasha snarked a couple of times and tried to be a fun sponge, but everyone was having to much fun to be worried about her and she got into the chasing too, though she's a little slower than the youngins
 Sandy has good dog manner and so did her new friends... They hung out, chased, sniffed together and peed together!  I was glad that I put the orange dog sweater on her so I could spot her!
 Sandy made friends with the puppy and they chased a lot!  If Sandy thought she was going to get caught, she would let out a squeak, at first it worried me, what she hurt?  No, just being a bit of a drama queen.

All and all, it was a great visit, gave some much needed energy blow out for Sandy... We came home with some tired and dusty dogs!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Little Shout of to Sasha (And Sandy smelling her feet)

Sasha, 12 years young... She's been with me and Cassie since she was 1 1/2 years and owner surrendered.  She came from a house with a dozen other Pom/Chi mixes, not house trained as they all went potty in the basement and a fanatic for chasing the tennis ball....She's been friend and companion and sometimes I swear Cassie and her act like real siblings... She's on thyroid meds these days, she's getting grey, joints a little achy and her eyes are getting cloudy but she still loves that tennis ball and she's never turned down laying on, or snuggling in my clean clothes...
Sasha's favorite spot, warm clean clothes, she burrowed right in!

it really sucks, she's extra sheddy this winter due to the mild weather...but it warms her bones, so I let her be, I love her.

she spots Sandy...She's telling her with her eyeballs.. my spot!

Sandy found her own spot, and seems to enjoy a snooze while smelling her own feet!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sandy = Adorable!

Sandy has many adorable qualities... She is playful, but has an off switch and enjoys snuggles and naps equally as much as play and walks... She lets you hold her about anyway you want to and even let you grab her paws to take a million pictures of them.  She also flops on her back to patiently await a belly rub!  She is much different and confident when she arrived a couple of weeks ago... She still likes to get underfoot from time to time but less often as time goes by... She is about the most talkative foster to date, whines, grunts, howls, and barks... Not annoyingly so, but just communicating!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lovin the toys!

Sandy Howling - Sandy will howl with you! See the video!

She also love play tug with me with her Christmas toy!  She rattie shakes all toys she encounters and enjoys an occasional de-stuffing... She will play fetch for a bit, but seems to prefer just getting her nibble on!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Oh Sandy!

What a pretty girl!  When Sandy got here, she was about 8.7lbs, pretty skinny and some really protruding hip bones... Now she is now 9.4 and not so bony, just trim and looking good...

Those light brown spots on her cheeks?  I call them her kissie spots!  The white blaze on her forehead?  Scratch it and and she will fall under your spell (and asleep!)
 I C U!!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I'm in a BOX!

Maybe Sandy is part cat... dunno... but when I was cleaning up, I stuck a dog bed in an old box (that i used to keep shoes in) and made herself at home immediately.  She snuggled in and didn't leave, even if I moved the box.  When she left to go potty, she came right back to her new box bed  She slept in the box all night long and when Cassie got home, after breakfast and play, put herself back in her dog box for a morning nap!

Sandy in a box <----video