Monday, December 4, 2017

Dixie caught by a power cord

DIXIE AND ME
The other day I was working at the computer, and I had a couple of devices plugged in and charging.

Suddenly, Dixie came up beside me, and I realized with some consternation that she was tangled up with the cord that was charging a phone. The power strip came off the desk as she backed up, and I grabbed her to prevent more damage.

I hollered for Holly to come and disconnect Dixie from the cord while I held her in place. She got unhooked, and we had no major damage. I put the power strip back on the desk.

I'll just have to be more careful in the future.

It reminded me of this old post: Lady among the electrical cords.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Not my dog; or is it?

I DON'T HAVE A PHOTO OF HER
CLIPPED CLOSE, SO THIS MUST DO.
I was just thinking of the first time I took Lady, our late mutt, to the groomer.

As you can tell from the photo at left, Lady was a fuzzy girl with white-and-brown fur. I had taken her to Puttin on the Petz, and I was waiting for them to bring her out.

I was standing there wearing shorts, and they brought out this little white dog. While I looked around for Lady, this little dog sat down in front of me and waited. Finally, it licked my knee.

I looked down and suddenly realized that THAT WAS LADY. I wish had a photo of her alone and us together. Without her fur, she looked like another dog.

Why was she all-white? That was the color of her undercoat.

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