Doggy Day 1


Today I’ve been focusing on the dogs. I had a nice time relaxing on the couch this morning with Hestia and got a picture of her asleep taking up a full third of the couch! Remember she is only 8 lbs!

Later on I gave Ollie a bath with my new Eucalyptus Dr. Bronner’s soap. He was a very good boy and came with me into the bathroom and got into the tub on his own when I asked.

Once he was squeaky clean, I gave him and Hestia bully sticks as a reward. They loved them! I got a few pictures of them chewing on their bully sticks and really enjoyed watching them enjoy them.

Next I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and bright blue sky to take Hestia on a walk! It was 50 degrees, so I put her Empress coat on her. This is her teal Chinese-themed coat. But halfway through the walk she was getting warm, so I took it off. I got LOTS of fun pictures of her (and me!) during the walk.

It’s been nice to focus on the dogs today. I’ve been in a bad place mentally lately. I don’t know what else I have in store for them tonight, but I figured I’d go ahead and post the pictures of our adventures so far!

Hestia is a small white and black Japanese Chin with a smushed nose and googley eyes. Ollie is a silver Standard Poodle. I am a woman with long wavy brown hair and round turquoise glasses.

Hestia asleep on the couch, stretched across the middle seat of the couch.
Hestia asleep on the couch, stretched across the middle seat of the couch.
Hestia looks like she's smiling as she chews her bully stick. Or maybe she's ready to attack you if you try to take it away!
Hestia looks like she’s smiling as she chews her bully stick. Or maybe she’s ready to attack you if you try to take it away!
A wet Ollie looks down and focuses on his bully stick.
A wet Ollie looks down and focuses on his bully stick.
A wet Ollie moves away from the camera in his face (he was in a corner, so I had to really lean over him and put it in his face) while chewing his bully stick.
A wet Ollie moves away from the camera in his face (he was in a corner, so I had to really lean over him and put it in his face) while chewing his bully stick.
Extra wide-eyed Hestia is a chewing monster! It looks like her left eye is falling out!
Extra wide-eyed Hestia is a chewing monster! It looks like her left eye is falling out!
A picture of a more controlled Hestia chewing the bully stick.
A picture of a more controlled Hestia chewing the bully stick.
This picture from the side shows the extent of Ollie's wet curly fur.
This picture from the side shows the extent of Ollie’s wet curly fur.
Hestia stands in the side of the street wearing her Empress coat in front of a big spiky plant.
Hestia stands in the side of the street wearing her Empress coat in front of a big spiky plant.
In front of the spiky plant, Hestia looks to the right.
In front of the spiky plant, Hestia looks to the right.
Hestia braces herself for the wind facing to the right.
Hestia braces herself for the wind facing to the right.
Hestia facing the left, looking over her shoulder at me like "what are you doing?".  From this angle you can see the fancy frog closures on her Empress coat.
Hestia facing the left, looking over her shoulder at me like “what are you doing?”. From this angle you can see the fancy frog closures on her Empress coat.
A selfie of Veronica and Hestia in front of an evergreen tree.  Hestia is taking prominence and looks like a model.
A selfie of Veronica and Hestia in front of an evergreen tree. Hestia is taking prominence and looks like a model.
This picture was taken just after the first, with Hestia licking Veronica's chin.
This picture was taken just after the first, with Hestia licking Veronica’s chin.
Hestia sits in front of a creek with a small waterfall.
Hestia sits in front of a creek with a small waterfall.
Hestia looks the other way in front of the small waterfall.
Hestia looks the other way in front of the small waterfall.
Hestia sits with her body facing left, but her head is facing to the right, showing off the white side of her face very nicely.
Hestia sits with her body facing left, but her head is facing to the right, showing off the white side of her face very nicely.
In this selfie, Veronica has her hair tucked behind her left ear and hanging down in front of her face on the right.  Hestia is looking directly into the sun.
In this selfie, Veronica has her hair tucked behind her left ear and hanging down in front of her face on the right. Hestia is looking directly into the sun.
Similar pose to the last one, with Hestia looking to the left.
Similar pose to the last one, with Hestia looking to the left.
Hestia sits in the middle of a green lawn, with a house with a blue metal roof behind her and bright blue sky in the background.  The trees in the picture are budding.
Hestia sits in the middle of a green lawn, with a house with a blue metal roof behind her and bright blue sky in the background. The trees in the picture are budding.
Hestia stands in the bright green grass with her eyes shut, enjoying the sunshine.
Hestia stands in the bright green grass with her eyes shut, enjoying the sunshine.
Hestia prances casually through the grass.
Hestia prances casually through the grass.
Hestia poses in front of the creek on the other side after it passes under the road.
Hestia poses in front of the creek on the other side after it passes under the road.
You can see Hestia from the back as she looks for whatever made that sound in the creek!
You can see Hestia from the back as she looks for whatever made that sound in the creek!
Selfie of Veronica and Hestia with the wind blowing their hair in front of the waterfall on the original side of the road.
Selfie of Veronica and Hestia with the wind blowing their hair in front of the waterfall on the original side of the road.
Similar picture to the last one, with Hestia’s head turned the other way.
The final of the series of selfies, Veronica laughs and Hestia looks out at the road because a man has stopped his car to ask if Veronica is getting any good shots!
The final of the series of selfies, Veronica laughs and Hestia looks out at the road because a man has stopped his car to ask if Veronica is getting any good shots!
Back at home, wet Ollie is curled up on the couch.  Peeking out from behind him is Hestia's head.
Back at home, wet Ollie is curled up on the couch. Peeking out from behind him is Hestia’s head.

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  • Deb and The Cop

    It is SUPER NICE & FUN to spend a day with your dog(s). Being home all day, I get to spend all of every day with my dog The Cop. (3 yr old GSD bitch.) I can’t imagine being anywhere without her, but tomorrow we will be separated for a hour or more. I’m taking a friend up to breeder friend’s house to see the last 2 puppies from a litter of 8 that she had a couple month ago. Because of the possible transfer of “cooties”, The Cop will have to stay in the car while we visit. (Don’t worry, up in the Foothills it is VERY cool at 9:30am & I’ll be parked in the shade too. Only to return and find Cop in MY drivers seat! I always unclip her seat belt harness in base some thing unforeseen happens and she would need to be cut out of the seat belt to untangle or help her. So for a couple hours I’ll be spending my doggie day playing with puppies and inhaling their breath!!