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Busy Day But Pool Time

We had a very busy day and I will fill you in later after washing Teaser who is going back to Paula's in the wee early morning.

But until then, here are some photos of Coco, Doozie, Mia, Tiger Lily, Benji, Milo and the Bichon Hugo. :-)

Okay, Teaser is washed. Her crate is ready. She's now in Nathan's office after having a tiff with Miss Abigail. Think Teaser is saying all the boys are hers.

We will see how things play out after Teaser goes home. Till now Abigail refuses to breed but it may still be early or sometimes a dominant gal controls the house and the breeding. It happens.

Crossing my fingesr Teaser is pregnant and Paula gets the gal she wants.

Okay, why was today so busy? Had to get food - fridge was a tad empty. Had to groom the crew - some twice after their swimming. Then the daughter who asked me to take photos vs. a pro for the bat mitzvah wanted the photos so today I had to go through each one and delete the junk, convert the rest and upload them to dropbox. That took me hours and I had started it last week. Well, let's look at it this way... it's not on my plate any longer. For that, I am glad.

Oh and last night the Hugo let me sleep oh 2.5 hours so I am living on I don't know what so now its 8 and I am counting down to having the gals vs. the boys and Nathan can say - well he slept for me. That's okay. We had him swimming laps over and over so I do think he is tuckered out. He's a fun dog though... just on overdrive.

Tomorrow is a new day.

PS: Coco is an Abigail and Kat pup and Doozie is a Wasabi and Kat Pup. They take dance and do all sorts of fun competition. I am is impressed with their parents. They fit in here like putting on a well fitted glove.

Everyone who swam had a roaring grand time and if you look at the photos Mia takes on Benji like he is her size and they seem to adore each other. It's a riot. Doozie as usual got in the thick of it and even Coco did. It was a blast and I missed a lot of it on the camera as my stick was full and I refused to go back in, grab another and then miss the fun. You know how that goes.

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Reader Comments (11)

I LUV seeing the dawgs swim. Warmed my heart to see the Bichon. Looks a lot like my Tia. One day we should find out if there is a blood line there. Dogs in the pool - such great fun! Glad to see you had a fun day! :-)

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebi

Looks like they all had a great time. Mia is so cute, she looks about 4 lbs soaking wet :-) it never ceases to amaze me how small they are under their fluffy hair!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Greta pics as usual!! They look so different when they are wet. I agree with Lori-Mia is so darn cute. They all are but she is extra cute because she is so small. She sure does hold her own though. Wish I had a pool.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane Waring

Tre got to step in and out of a kiddie pool tonight at his puppy class. They had one outside in the play area. He quite liked it. We took classes through our SPCA who have a lovely new facility. Great news is that they now have a swimming pool ( haven't seen it yet) but the intent is to offer dog learn to swim classes. Can't wait. And I must brag a little as tonight was grad and Tre scored top marks with ' pet perfection' in every category. What a good boy!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGerda

Congrats Gerda and Tre!!! Brie also graduated from puppy class last weekend.. So cute. They put a grad hat o her and she looked cute. Did she like it----No. The picture was cute

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane Waring

Congrats Gerda! I know what it's like to be a proud mom of the puppy class grad, it's a really great feeling!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I 2nd that! :-)

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebi

I 2nd that!

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebi

Congrats to the class of 2012!! :)

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

We all enjoy hearing about the sucesses of these smart little Hav's.
I am amazed at how eager they are to learn something new. I think that
they want to please their humans. They are such a big part of the family.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Love to see her swimming and playing with the others like that! Thank you so much!!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa C

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