Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dixie's new bed

DIXIE AND I GOT CLOSE AT THE DOGPARK.
MY WIFE HOLLY WANTED to get Dixie a small bed so she could sleep near me when I'm working in the office. We went to Big Lots today and found just the right thing.

It's small and square, not as comfy as her regular bed, which we got originally for Lady. Still, she immediately laid down in the new bed, then got up and rotated a few times before laying down again. Then she went into the rotation thing again.

Then she laid down again.

Right now, she's lying peacefully in her new bed. She'll probably return to her old bed in her crate overnight, but for now she's just right. I have companionship, and she's comfortable.

Dixie had another new experience today as Holly took her off-leash in our backyard. She checked it all out, and I suspect I'll take her back there again Monday.


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Two early morning walks

DIXIE AND I OBVIOUSLY HAVE GOTTEN CLOSE.
IT'S 8:41 IN THE MORNING , and Dixie and I have already walked twice. When I awoke at 6, it was obvious that she wanted to walk, so we did. We walked a short distance down the lane.

When we got home, she got water and breakfast, and I worked on the computer. Then she wanted to walk again, going much farther this time.

It's amazing how hard Dixie pulls with three legs. The unusual part, I guess, is that she pulls her best almost every minute we're out there.

Lady had 10 times Dixie's pulling power, but she rarely used it. If she'd used full power as Dixie does, I wouldn't have been able to walk her. I've often said that it felt like I was being pulled by a little tractor.

But Dixie's a good girl, and she tries mightily. The funny thing is Dixie's pee dance. She can't use her back feet; she only has one back there. So she mostly uses her front legs.


CONTACT: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.
Blog entries by Tom Gillispie
• Advice for be and would-be novelists

Anecdotes by Tom Gillispie


EDITOR@WORK blog entries

Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)