Monday, March 27, 2017

Six months with Dixie

DIXIE DIDN'T MIND A LITTLE COLD TODAY.
March 17 marked the six-month half-anniversary since the death of our Lady. And today marks six months since we got Dixie (photo left) on Sept. 27.

It's hard to believe that we've had Dixie for six months. I don't know about my wife Holly, but Dixie's growing on me. If I could somehow get Lady back (impossible, I know), I'd want to keep Dixie, too.

Dixie tries so hard to please. The main aggravations I have are when I hook her to her leash or unhook her leash. She'll lie down, and I'll have a hard time reaching the hook rings.

Dixie and I took out the trash barrel this morning (she's not a hindrance or a help), then took a short walk down the lane. She often rolls in the grass, but, thankfully, she passed on the grass today.

I wish I could walk her more often and for a greater distance, but I can't. It's probably for the best, anyway; if we go far, she'll just lie down.

• Woof! (translation: Go away, kid; you bother me)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cold day for a walk

DIXIE DIDN'T MIND A LITTLE COLD TODAY.
I had to go to the post office today, so I took Dixie with me. It was 24 degrees when I woke up and 29 (according to Weather.com) when we left the house.

I left Dixie in the car when I went into the post office. Then I got her out of the car for a short walk. It wasn't bad at first, but I quickly realized I couldn't stand anymore. So we made a small circle in the parking lots, then got back into the car and turned on the heat.

Dixie was enthusiastic about taking the walk, but she really dove into the car when I opened the door. I suspect she was happy to get warm, too.

P.S.: Oddly, she wanted to go outside shortly after we got home, so I let her out on her line for five or six minutes. I guess she didn't make enough of a mess on our walk.

• Woof! (translation: Go away, kid; you bother me)

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