It’s a rainy day in California. I actually see water dripping off of leaves. It’s been awhile. Above you can see Annika pretending to be asleep, so she doesn’t have to go out for a walk in the wet. Unlike Annika, my garden is very happy to see the rain. Continue reading
Yesterday we took Annika to Home Depot with us and she loved riding in the cart as we did some Christmas shopping. She also enjoyed a couple of head scratches from fellow shoppers. Continue reading
Yesterday was Annika’s day at the groomer. She always looks so pretty when she comes home. She didn’t like wearing the scarf, but I left it on long enough to take her photo. Annika is 3/4 shih tzu and 1/4 wire fox terrier. She doesn’t shed as many dogs do, but because her breed doesn’t lose hair, she must go to a groomer every five to six weeks. We adopted Annika from Bichon Fur Kids. She is not Bichon, but if you look at their web site you’ll notice that this wonderful group rescues small dogs of various breeds. When Annika was rescued by Bichon Fur Kids, she had to be shaved down, because her previous owner hadn’t had her groomed. Her coat was badly matted and she had an ear infection. I can’t even imagine what her beautiful tail, which must be combed daily, must have looked like. Budgeting for a groomer is something dog owners must consider when thinking of owning this type of dog. It’s an additional expense, but well worth it. When Annika comes home from the groomer she has been bathed, had her ears cleaned and checked, and her nails have been clipped. Our groomer also looks at Annika’s teeth during the appointment. She comes home looking adorable. Below is another photo of her from a past visit to the groomer. Note the different scarf. She has one for every holiday and season.
You have to agree, she really is cute, isn’t she? I found an interesting and helpful website called, four paws, that talks about the need for grooming you pet. I have no personal connection to the site, but I found it had some good information on pet care. I do wish Annika would wear her scarves for a longer time, but once she is home she is ready to have the scarf off.
Today’s photo challenge is, Something That Makes Me Happy. There are many people, and things in my life that make me happy. I don’t think of Annika as a thing, but then she isn’t a person, although she thinks she is. Continue reading
This is the face of a little dog who loves vegetables. I’ve been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, and this afternoon while chopping veggies, I turned around and there was Annika giving me the stare.
She had earned some, because earlier in the day we’d gone to the park for a walk. Annika loves to climb stairs, and I knew it would be great exercise.
Come on Mom, what’s taking you so long? She’s obviously in better shape.
It was a beautiful day and we both enjoyed our walk, and the flowers. I think we’ll repeat it tomorrow. Maybe I’ll be quicker on the stairs.