A Look at ABC’s January

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January in Michigan…oh how we could live with you! We are having bone chilling temperatures here right now. Temperatures will be in the teens until Monday when we get anywhere from 5-8 inches of snow! Then a polar vortex of cold air hits us – daytime wind chills will be in the -20 range, while the night time wind chills could be as low as -40!

Meanwhile, ABC have decided it’s not too cold for them and they take their own sweet time outside, while this mommy freezes her buns offs! Next week it will be dangerously cold so I hope they do faster business! Maybe I should have been pad trained them for conditions like this. Oh well, too late for that!

Of the three dogs, Coby is definitely the snow lover! When we get a fresh coat, he will roll all over in it and rub his face. So cute to see, especially when his face is snow covered. Of course, as with most small dogs, they come in with snow caked to their bellies and legs, sometimes even their noses as pictured below. As a friend on Instagram said, “You catch a snowball there, Coby?”. coby snow

Besides the cold temperatures, things are good for ABC. Artie visited the doctor recently for an ear infection so he gets ear drops twice a day. He continues to take Apoquel for his allergies, but with those floppy ears, an infection still caught up to him. Ear infections are marked by scratching of the ear and head shaking. Artie was doing both, in fact, his ear was red, raw, and swollen before heading to the doctor.  Usually things don’t get that bad before I step in to help, but hubby and I were on a cruise in the beautiful Caribbean when the infection showed its ugliness.

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Hoping things are well with you! What’s the weather like where you live? Hopefully you are enjoying warmer temps than us!

Thanks for stopping by…we appreciate our readers. If you’d like to see more adorable pics of ABC, head over to our Instagram page. We’d love to have you follow us! For now, woof woof woof!

 

 

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year from ABC

Happy New Year 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, I want to take a moment to reflect on the lives of Artie, Buddy, and Coby. With the new year approaching, one of my goals is to share more stories and photos of these three with my readers. They bring so much joy to my life and they can yours too! So follow along as 2019 brings new adventures and fun!

It’s hard to believe that Artie (the oldest) will be 10 years old in February. I remember the day we brought him home. We were immediately in love and have been since that day. Artie is a unique boy – he doesn’t need much in the way of attention and his gentleness shines as he aims to please his mommy and daddy. He loves to hunt small critters, he chews on his paws continually (due to allergies),  he suffers with anxiety yet loves walks, the dog park, and his brother, Buddy, to pieces!

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Buddy and Artie

Buddy is the middle boy, who just like a child, is always looking for attention! He will be 10 years old in September, which means he and Artie are just six months apart. Artie and Buddy share the same bloodline and are best friends!! They love to kiss each other, cuddle, and sleep in the same cage (house). Buddy suffers from reoccurring bladder stones and has undergone two surgeries in less than two years. He’s on a very strict prescription diet and has to take a couple different medications every day. Even so, Buddy loves to eat and you can frequently find him sneaking into Coby’s food dish!

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Coby, our rescue, is the youngest at four years old (9/11/14). He has a spitfire personality – so sweet yet so sneaky! His brothers have a love/hate relationship with him due to his dominant personality. His sweet and innocent personality can quickly change, which means his brothers have difficulty trusting him. Even so, Coby brings so much laughter and entertainment to our family because of his fun and loving personality.

These are my babies in a nutshell. I hope you will follow along as begin to document more from their lives. And as 2019 approaches, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Take care and hug your babies (human or furry).

Evening in the Park

Last night we ventured to our community dog park just down the street. It’s something we haven’t done enough of this summer. The boys always love to go to the park, even though they spend most the time right by our sides. They are people (and dog) watchers just like their mommy!

 

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Life with Dogs

My husband and I have a hard time believing that we’ve had Artie for 7 years! Time sure flies and we are so grateful to have Artie in our lives. Adopting our first dog wasn’t any easy decision. I was mainly worried about my allergies, but I’m sure there were other worries. Lucky for us, we had a lot of support in the decision.

Our friend, Tami, was the owner/breeder of both Artie and Buddy. When we first found out Artie was available for adoption, she really encouraged us to adopt him. She KNEW what joy he would bring to our lives. She KNEW there was a missing piece in our lives. She KNEW this would help two people who were unable to have children.

She was right! So much so that Artie lead to Buddy and Buddy lead to Coby (ABC). Three is a handful, don’t get me wrong, but we can’t imagine life without any of them.

Today would have been Tami’s 54 birthday on earth. It was about 2 years ago that Tami was taken from earth into Heaven. It was a terrible car accident that took her life, her husband’s, and her 3-year-old granddaughter’s. We know Tami is in a better place, but it’s still heartbreaking. We love and miss Tami and Ron very much. Thanks for giving us two pieces of you (Artie and Buddy). We are forever grateful.

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Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009

Buddy the Poser

Buddy is my poser! I can ask him to sit for a picture and he does so just to hear,”Good boy, Buddy!” I love that he is so photogenic. It makes our Instagram account simply adorable. By the way, have you checked out our Instagram? If you love adorable dogs, especially Yorkies, then check it out and follow us! Here is a sample of Buddy pics!