Monday, April 17, 2017

Losing her harness

I DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA WITH ME TODAY,
SO I'M USING AN OLD PHOTO AGAIN.
When we first got Dixie my wife Holly bought her a small harness befitting a 19-pound beagle.

Months later, Dixie had gained weight and I bought a bigger harness. It didn't fit perfectly, but it went around the middle of a 27-plus-pound beagle.

She's tried mightily to get rid of both harnesses, and she's gotten out of the second harness twice. In fact, she did it so well that we can't find the bigger harness (and we've looked everywhere but the yard; I'm sure she had it on when we came in).

So we went back to the smaller harness, which doesn't really work. Holly's talking about heading to Walmart to get yet another harness.

Which means we'll probably find that second harness she wiggled out of.

NOTE: Holly bought Dixie a comfortable-looking harness, and we'll see how it works. (She's lost some weight, and the comfortable harness is too big for her.)

UPDATE: Dixie lost her harness again yesterday. She was hooked to her line outside when she wiggled out of her harness. Later, a neighbor carried her to our carport door and asked my wife Holly if we had a three-legged beagle.

Obviously, we did. She's lying behind me, without a harness. We need to find one that fits better.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dixie and I had our own handy helper

I DIDN'T HAVE A CAMERA WITH ME TODAY,
SO I'M USING AN OLD PHOTO AGAIN.
Dixie and I had our own Good Samaritan helper today when we were taking our walk. Dixie got her leash tangled in a neighbor's bush just as our mail lady pulled up to the mailbox behind me.

The mail lady was trying to give me the wrong mail when she realized that Dixie was stuck and I was struggling to unhook her. So she got out of her jeep-like vehicle, took the end of the retractable leash and went down and extricated Dixie.

Then she spent two or three minutes petting Dixie and talking nice to her.

Dixie was thrilled, and I was happy.

Then the helpful mail lady drove along and put our mail in the right box.
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