Thursday, October 23, 2014

Which Witch?

Since I'm going to share Wiley and Jenny on this post, and I got scratched by Jenny in the process of taking these pictures because I wasn't giving her treats quickly enough, this post is going to have to count for two days worth. Yes, I know that's sort of cheating, but I also know tomorrow will be very busy, and I won't get to update the blog. So this will have to do, and this is pretty stinking cute. 

Wiley has developed into a champion of posing with headbands.

Jenny, on the other hand, cannot stand it. I try so hard but it doesn't help when they are too big and she never sits still. 

Luckily Wiley overcompensates for her. 

Make sure you get your pets all dressed up with no place to go and get their Halloween pictures to me ASAP. Next week is going to be fun-filled with plenty of good costume pictures; share yours too!  Email me at or contact me via social media.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fur Nieces and Nephews

I wanted to share a few Halloween pictures from a recent visit to my brother's house. 

I'm at the point in my weird, dog-blog-preoccupied life where I take props when I visit houses with dogs, so I took the headbands Wiley has posed in so Isis and Aries could have their turn. 

The problem is, these two pit bulls never stop licking and loving. Yes, you read that right. 

They're so sweet that as soon as they notice someone is paying attention to them they want to lick and rub and lean and it's tough to get a good picture!

Even as I socialized with my sister-in-law and nieces, Isis climbed on the couch and purposely laid down under the eight year old's legs, where she was subjected to more decorations.

She was rewarded for her patience with some love from Sadie, the three year old.

Meanwhile Aries just continued to act like a typical vicious pittie.

Eventually his brother Meatball, my second favorite cat in this world,  came over to join him. 

While they slept Sadie modeled one of the headbands.

Olivia modeled the other.

When I first got there Meatball was sleeping with his brother Marshall.

Black and orange. . . the perfect Halloween cats.

I wrote about Meatball before; he is pretty much everything I want in a cat. He let me hold him like a baby, while he slept!

After about 20 minutes he finally realized I had picked him up. I honestly don't even think he woke up when I scooped him off the floor.

He didn't seem too concerned.  Previously I had suggested he is half-Gremlin.

However, it was at this moment that I noticed he was part cat, part Grinch.

Look at that face! What's not to love? Sorry, I know this started out as a Halloween post and then I got completed sidetracked talking about my love for this silly beast.

What about your pets? Are you getting fall pictures of them? Be sure to email me at or share them via social media.

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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 

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

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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


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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