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Monday, November 30, 2009


Keller hopes everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!! Here's her family photo to mark her first Thanksgiving. She enjoyed a feast of dog food with turkey, among the various other items she was probably slipped. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Treat Stealer

On Tuesday we had to go to Leashes and Leads to drop off some tickets, and I let Keller wander around the treat aisle, sniffing up a good find (I liken it to being a kid in a candy store. Or me in a coffee shop or craft store or bakery). She found one - started munching on it, actually - so we got that and a bone and upon leaving, one of the customers wanted a picture with me to prove to her husband that she saw me there (time out: heehee).

So her and her daughter had a dog or two and I knelt down with Keller, who in one swift movement, lunges at the plastic treat baggy the girl has, and chomps out a big piece and manages to snatch three treats. I stood there with my jaw open. Like she hadn't gotten a treat in a year or something to that nature.

So I handed over the treat we had bought since I felt bad. Keller, in the meantime, is googly goggly eyed and is now eyeing up where else she can steal treats from. I've safe-guarded everything at home.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Keller has now chewed up two feather pillows and yesterday morning I awoke to this shredding noise...think, soft fabric...and here she's going after the comforter. I thought I was dreaming. No, I wasn't.

After two straight days of hour plus visits to the dog park, however, she's tired out. In honor of my birthday today (or just because it's Friday the 13th - who knows) she rolled in a nice pile of crap at the dog park. I was forced to bathe her when I got home. Oh. My. Goodness. The smell...the smell!!!! I almost passed out on the way home!!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bed Warmers Part 2

Seriously, Keller is too spoiled. This is where she ends up after our morning walks/runs. And she gives you this sassy look that says, "What?"

So...we gave in to rawhides...and so far she is doing good with them. I think she learned her lesson after she scarfed down a huge bone in a day two weeks ago. Now she knows to take her time on them. :)

Keller got to spend some time with grandma and grandpa Anderson on Thursday and Friday morning - they came to the Twin Cities. She's now staying with nonnie and papa MacPhail since Dave and I drove to Neenah late last night to go buy another car to fuzz up. :)