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!

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Dog Park June 2017

The dog park is ABC’s favorite place, well, besides home! We can’t even say P A R K without them going crazy with excitement. If they had a choice, I think they’d go there every night. If only dogs could talk…

Below are some pictures from our most recent trip to the park. As you can tell from their panting, it was a warm night.

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Buddy and Arite

Practicing for Santa Visit

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Tomorrow Artie, Buddy, and Coby have their very first visit with Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi, MI. I’m excited, but not sure how they will react. In preparation, we practiced smiling for the camera at home. Check out our good and not-so-good photos below!

Information about pet photos at Twelve Oaks

Twelve Oaks Mall will offer pet parents a chance to celebrate the holiday season and visit with Santa on Saturday, December 3 from 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., and Sunday, December 4 from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Pet photos will take place at the brand new interactive Santa’s Flight Academy holiday set located in Center Court.

Please note that pets must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and must either be on a leash or carried in a lightweight, portable pet carrier with harness. For more information on this event and to register (this is required), visit www.shoptwelveoaks.com/petphotos.

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Outtakes

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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!

 

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