Piper the WonderAngelYoga dog obviously masterminded and staged the entire photo shoot. He carefully arranged all the vine material atop Picante and then went and arranged himself fetchingly in the background as he signaled the photographer that the photo styling was complete, take tha pikchah!
I entered this feat in the Great Book of Lists under the section 'Things I Should Never Ever Do". Piper is such a smart dog. I can tell she's thinkin 'Mon chere I don't think barking will help in this situation"
YIPPEEEE!!!! You GO GIRL Piper! Piper MUST come and visit me and conquer Damien. I am trying to teach the crazy ole cat the 'kill' command regarding Damien. The crazy ole cat just looks at me "Really? Ya think so?"
Piper would love to meet you, Dahlia, and she would have a great time chasing Damien. However, she doesn't like car rides much. Do you happen to have a transporter that would work for a dog? It has to be vibration-free.
Wow. Piper needs to come teach her skills to Cosmo. I am trying to get him to catch the infernal bunny that has decided it really likes my yard and gardens. Bunny is a bit too clever and has learned when it hears the kitchen door opening, the dog is coming, so it gets a great head start. At least they are having fun, I guess...
Virginia Creeper is great for hiding chain link fences, but certainly can take over. I love it in the fall when the leaves turn color. I don't think I am allergic to it, but have never touched it very much.
Piper looks very wise and steady. here is a very soulful picture of Raja.
Will do. Raja is a great jumper. Here is a picture of her jumping to see over the garden gate. She hates to be left out of anything. She has learned to stand on my compost pile in the backgrounds so she can peek over the wall. I hope she doesn't realize she could probably jump over it from there. Will probably have to move it eventually.
I wish we could get a picture of her standing on her rock. We have a great big rock in a flowerbed in the back yard. She loves to stand on top of it to look out at the world, preferably with a bone sticking out each side of her mouth. You can just read her thoughts -- "here I am, Raja, the queen of North Mesa. You many now bow to me.".
But the minute anyone picks up a camera she jumps off to see what that person is doing.
Adorable dog. Of course I am not prejudiced in any way.
Yes, when the imp doesn't get too carried away! Raja is a puppy and often behaves like one. But she as sweet and loyal as she can be. Right now is asleep at my feet. We had to leave the dogs with a vet-tech when we went to Arizona last week. For the first time, it didn't seem traumatic for her to have us go away. Of course the vet-tech had 4 donkeys, a gaggle of geese, and 5 dogs and no cages. I think my two dogs thought they had gone of to summer camp. They love being with other critters.
Sweet Raja! Love her! We are away from our dogs for the first time ever (except when we only had the chocolate lab, we went away for one night, put her in a "really good" kennel... she was completely freaked out when we picked her up. We have friends living in our house taking care of dogs and cats right now... still, I miss them like crazy! I am such a sap.
Oh , what sad eyes. What a beautiful chocolate color. Glad you could find people to come stay with them. We found our summer camp for dogs through our vet who knew our 16 1/2 year old keeshond was in very delicate health. The woman who took them in was a vet-tech who had just started her own dog-care business. Dogs sleep in the house -- you have to bring their bed, eat their usual food -- you bring it and get to meet the donkeys, the geese and the other dogs. Raja started out barking at the donkeys but when we brought her up to them and petted them, she first cowered, then calmed down and wagged her tail. It was really cute. But for us, what counted was that she could give pills to a very stubborn old lady dog and she could administer subcutaneous fluids.
Ask your vet next time you need a dog sitter -- but having someone come to your house is also very good.
Too bad. This lady had worked for the vet and they knew her and knew she was starting a little business at her tiny farm. Worked so well. She even had the necessary medical skills for the sick dog. But getting someone to stay with them is equally good. It's just that we couldn't find such a person with medical skills -- they exist here but are booked months in advance. We just didn't have that much lead time.