Sunday, May 25, 2014

Springy Sylvia

 More silly pictures using the picture blast feature on my iphone - then google combined them to the picture above (hope you can see it!)

 She looks like she's sitting weird in the picture above on the right, but it's just a moment before springing up for another try...

a snuggle and kiss from her foster sister for all that jumping!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

i like twigs and i cannot lie...

Lovely pictures brought to you but a small twig!  She's not hard to entertain and gets happy over the simple things in life... I love it!

my favorite picture of the bunch... "my precccciiioooouuuussssss"

I liken this to a Snoopy Pose, but I think it's the love of the worm that caused this gem of a picture

Friday, May 23, 2014

Funny Girl

Sylvia just needed to go outside and play in her pretty dress...

 And I discovered how to use the "burst" feature on my iphone - where it takes a bunch of pictures superfast and then you can pick the ones you like - I saved all the goofy ones and of course some cute ones too!  Hate to do it to sweet little Sylvia but it was pretty funny!

this one caught her with the wind keeping getting her ears up!
 Speedy girl showing off her running skills for Cassie!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

What Is In There?

Cassie was in what I call the "hobby room"... The door is usually closed, it's really a no dog area for the most part as there is my sewing machine and lots of tiny little sharp things in there that are not dog friendly... This made both Sylvia and Sasha very curious to what was happening... And of course right when we had put a cute little dress on Sylvia that made her extra adorable (to me anyway)...

 Oh she caught me taking photos of her! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

WORMS are da' Bomb!

Sylvia smells something wonderful in the air... what could it be?

 Yep, she found a dried out dead worm...   It deserves some closer attention... and a chew (or three) for taste testing purposes and to really get the fragrance going...
 Then it's ROLL TIME!  It was the routine I got the privileged of watching for the next 1/2 hour.. chew it, spit it out, roll on it and REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT
 Then it was Sasha's turn... no need to chewing on her part, she just really got into the rolling.. I don't love the rolling on worms business she seems to enjoy but I just love seeing my 12 year old girl finding joy and being silly even though it freaked out Sylvia a bit...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dog Park Day

Nice Saturday afternoon - we decide to take Sylvia to the local dog park and see how she would do..She was excited to go...

 When we got there there was 5 dogs all various sizes... They were interested in her and there was some sniffs exchanged.  She did some running with them but wasn't interested in playing and let them know by showing her teeth.  They were all pretty respectful of her space which was nice!

 She was very interested making sure that no one got too much of Cassie's attention!
 Soon, we had the dog park to ourselves and she got to wander all around exploring with Cassie!  She even crossed a bridge which was great!


 She came home exhausted and dirty... She had  good day!

Friday, May 16, 2014


 The puppies that came to New Rattitude last August, officially turned 1 year old this week!  I heard from Millie this week who is living the good life with her rat terrier sibling and while still a puppy, growing up so fast!  She had now graduated to a small collar!  When she first came to me, she was so tiny and only a xs kitty cat collar would fit her! 
baby skye - Millie!
grown up Millie!

Millie with her sister, Moxie!

This means Sawyer is also one year old too!  Here he is with his brother Ollie and doing super well over in Seattle. 

We miss these little tornadoes, but it's good seeing them thriving and growing up to the dogs they were meant to be!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sylvia's favorite things...

  • favorite spot on the couch
  • snugly blanket
  • awesome ragged old toy
  • sunspot
When all four of these things collide - Sylvia figures out a way to have it all...Fun in a Sunspot  <----video

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sylvia's new roommate!

Sasha got her summer hair and Sylvia thought a new playmate had come to play!  She ran at her, playstanced, jumped and tried all kinds of methods to get Sasha engaged.. The closest she got to play is when Sasha ran after her but Sylvia too fast!  It took her a day to get to know this "new dog", but now we are all back settled into the routine... Sylvia playing and Sasha supervising.. :) 

Saturday, May 10, 2014


We had some rain and the weathers gotten a little chilly so it's time for Sylvia to burrow some more....But she's a cute burrower so it's okay!

Another small breakthrough tonight too... While she hasn't let my neighbor friend pet her or get in her lap when we are outside (though she goes for occasional sniffs before jumping away), tonight at my house when Kimberlee was visiting,  Sylvia came over to her for a visit and sat in her lap for a bit accepting some pets! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Goofy side of Sylvia!

Sylvia loves being outside and she loves playing with her people... The easiest and funnest thing to do is pull up some grass and toss it at her and she thinks it's the best thing ever.. She will also gnaw on it, chase it and just have all kinds of fun... You  can also throw a ball as long as it's small enough or a small stuffed toy and get a little fetch out of her...
She got her nails clipped later this day.. look at those little daggers!

 Look at her joy of being outside and her goofy faces as she plays with me and little tuffs of grass...

 The outdoors is always when she just relaxes and becomes herself... She's much much more comfortable in the house and inside these days but she sure does shine outside!