Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Growing Our Family

Ok, I"m taking one day off from posting Halloween or fall-themed pictures, but I promise it's for a good reason. 

I caught Wiley lounging around using my laptop this morning.



When I went to investigate what was keeping his attention, I saw a picture of us!



Regular readers of the blog may know that my husband and I would like to adopt a child. We finally have an information site ready to share with the world, and that's what Wiley was perusing. 



Please check the site out and share it with anyone and everyone you can. On the site there are printable flyers and other suggestions for how to help. We know there's a child out there who needs us and we are just anxiously waiting for our connection. Maybe you can be the one who provides it. 



Click here or use the web address www.ourbabyadoption.blogspot.com 

There is also a link at the top of the Rescue Dog Blog called "Our Infant Adoption Journey" that will take you to the rest of the resources.

Thank you so much for all your love and support with this. You can contact me at pabibliophile@gmail.com.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Looking Soxy



I know my readers think Wiley is wonderfully patient for allowing me to dress him in so many silly things,  but the truth is he is normally a lunatic. Carrots are the great motivator. They persuade him to do things he would otherwise never do, including wearing these Halloween socks.


I never thought I'd see the day he let me handle his feet long enough to get socks on.



He hates to have his paws manipulated. It took months for me to be able to touch them after we first got him. Even the softest of touches would result in bared teeth.



Eventually I got him to let me trim some of the hair around them, and I can usually get a toenail or two clipped before the teeth make their appearance.



But apparently he's down with the socks.  He was surprisingly cooperative in wearing these witchy Halloween socks, and he got lots of little pieces of carrots for his troubles. 



Was it worth it?  Just look at him! Of course it was!


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Myopia

We have a few actual costumes for Wiley, and this is a sneak peek of one of them. It is going to be PAWSOME!


I also managed to snap just one picture of Jenny in this hat before she managed to knock it off. 


People are starting to submit some good pictures for the upcoming weeks. We're waiting for your contribution. 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Not Quite Ready Yet


When I took Wiley on a nice long walk today I was partially motivated by the hopes of getting some good fall pictures, but on our regular trail there are still a lot of green trees. 



Now, make sure you hear me loud and clearly. . . I'm not complaining. Green trees are a beautiful thing. 



The elevation of the walking trail just isn't high enough and the nights haven't been quite cold enough to get most of the leaves turning.  Although this gigantic one Wiley is standing on below is obviously quite yellow.


In case you can't appreciate how huge it is, I put it on his head for comparison.


I hope there are no big storms that blow through and knock down all the leaves before I get the chance to enjoy them, which happens all too often in October.  


Check out Wiley posing like a champ on this huge boulder. I've never asked him to get on one before.


I'm sure many of you are taking your dog for walks in the fall weather. Get some pictures and share them with us!



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Festive Fall Friday with Rosco



How about a quick visit from Rosco for our fall-themed month of pictures? Rosco's story is one of the first I shared here, and just look at Rosco now. Here he is enjoying a fall camping trip at a nearby lake, soaking up the great outdoors.




And here he is barely disguised as a minion, "roughing it" on the couch at home. 


What a sweet boy he is. Many thanks to Katie for sharing. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sneaky Peak

This is a very short post today as the day has been super busy. We took our students to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on the field trip and I can't wait to write about all the animal-friendly things we saw today. However, I can't give it the time it deserves right now, so I'll just share this picture of Polka Dot, part of Fool Hearty, performers at the Faire.  I have plenty more where this came from.  




Also, here's your obligatory Wiley fall picture. He was begging for a piece of Granny Smith apple in this picture, and yes-I gave him some. 


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thing One and Thing Two

Readers- it is so hard to get a decent picture of Wiley and Jenny together! SO HARD! It's hard to get a decent picture of Jenny to begin with. She never stops moving. And then Wiley gets anxious because she's moving all over the place and well. . .  this is the best I've been able to do so far.



The good news is neither one of them seemed too afraid of their first experience with the balloons, so I can keep trying there.


Still, a year ago at this time this wouldn't have worked. I know, I tried. You can actually see her leaning away from him, while he looks petrified.


Also, look how long and healthy Jenny's fur has become since last year. Her coat is unbelievable.  Sometimes I forget just how far she's come. . . how far they've come. Here they are trying to cuddle with me first thing in the morning, as I sit down to enjoy my coffee. She is on an ottoman, while he has sandwiched himself between me and the footstool.


That's a new thing they've been doing the past few weeks, a moment of silent companionship, a "Good Morning Mom! Even though we slept on you we missed you. Do you have to go to work today?" type of moment that I should know better than to take for granted.  I am blessed, whether they'll pose for me or not.

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