Following up on last week’s post about Isis…
Yesterday, the weather in Denver was gorgeous. Diggs and I decided to take a quick jaunt down to a local park with a lake to enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. Fair warning, lots of pictures in this one.
Once we got to a more empty part of the path, Diggs got to go off leash. As you can see, he really enjoyed being able to wander on his own. This was about the edge of my comfort zone though, but he was a good sport about coming back.
But he had fun exploring the dock. This is especially impressive considering his initial fear of water. We came to this park 14 months ago, and he wouldn’t go out onto this dock. Hurray for improvements!
But a dog can dream, right?
Edited- I was so excited to hit “publish” that I forgot to ask how everyone else’s weekend went? Did you and your four legged family get to do anything fun?
I realize that I write and post about Diggs, both here and on Facebook, far more often than I do about Isis. This is due in part to her being a cat, who is happy to do cat things all by herself, and partly because she’s keeps weird hours. Let’s be honest, her most interesting activities happen when I am practically unconscious, thus, I don’t always know what she’s been up to. So, you might be asking yourself, “How does Isis occupy her time?”. Allow me to share 🙂
Isis spends a lot of her time hiding behind things and under things, debating whether or not to pounce on unsuspecting feet.
She also spends a HUGE amount of time sleeping, at least the way I see it. Luckily, sometimes that sleeping pulls double duty as cuddling, and she decides to hang out with me.When the weather is nice enough, she loves to spend time out on the balcony.
Occasionally, Isis will watch tv with us. On the left side, she’s watching Happy Feet and on the right side she’s watching a video (don’t ask me which one).
And she also absolutely loves plastic bags. She plays in them, she sleeps on them, she hides her toys under them and then pretends she can’t find them. A very cheap form of entertainment that she adores. Her favorite kind are the HUGE ones from Kohls. You would think it was Christmas if we leave one of those on the floor for her.
If you’re not familiar, Bella is a beautiful pup with two of the most patient owners in the world. Bella struggles with some fear and reactivity issues (sounds like Diggs, huh?) but Leslie’s writing about these tough topics is so heartfelt and honest you can’t help but be pulled into their story. Bella is smart as a cookie when she tackles problems and shows her own unique signature of love (aka sneaking in for cuddles in the middle of the night). She also enjoys tackling agility courses indoors and out and sniffing through the grass and snow… even if whatever she smells is very, very buried.
I’ve compiled a Pinterest Board of some of my favorite posts to share with you all. If you haven’t had a chance to wander through the older posts, take a look and see for yourself how much progress Bella has made over the years thanks to Leslie and Jan’s hard work. I just know you’ll enjoy it as much as I have. If you have an extra minute, be sure to stop by their Facebook page and give it a like as well.
Thanks for helping introduce us to our first Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange, Bella. You’re a wonderful four-legged friend to learn more about and it’s been a joy to find a kindred spirit in Leslie as we jump into the blogging world.
For a complete list of the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange, check out the link list here.
I apologize for the delays and technical difficulties I’ve been dealing with for the past two weeks with WordPress. Their technical staff took the holidays off, so I’ve been struggling to sort out what the problem was by myself. Fingers crossed, I think it’s all better now.
We’re wrapping up another freezing cold day in Colorado, with more cold days ahead. Luckily though, there are some things to help keep us warm and happy.
Things like the wonderful pet blogging community. I started this blog less than two months ago, and while I still have a lot to learn about the whole blogging adventure, the best part so far has been the warm reception I’ve received from other pet bloggers. The joy of the internet is that I can reach out to other bloggers who I admire, and they’re friendly enough to say “hello” back to me.
With that, I can’t tell you all how excited I am to participate in my first Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange!
The Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange is organized by Pamela from Something Wagging This Way Comes and Pup Fan of I Still Want More Puppies, and provides an opportunity for pet bloggers to be partnered together to support one another. A highly valued gift if you ask me.
You’ll never guess who Pamela partnered me with… Bringing Up Bella! I have to confess, I’ve been an avid reader of Bringing Up Bella for some time now. Bella is a beautiful Sato, rescued from Puerto Rico, and the blog describes her activities. If you’re not familiar with Satos, Bella’s owners describe her as being very similar to an ACD/Basenji mix. Which is perfect, because that’s what we think Diggs is! I can’t wait to get to know them a little better over the next month, and share some of my favorite parts of Bringing Up Bella with you!