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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Friday, March 10, 2017

(Almost) treatless in Rural Hall

DIXIE DOESN'T LIKE SOME BRANDS OF TREATS.
We have some treats in the cupboard that Lady used to love. Dixie, for some reason, isn't so high on them. My wife Holly puts sour cream or peanut butter on them, and she'll eat them. Otherwise, she's not so interested.

This morning, I broke a small biscuit in two and gave both pieces to Dixie, one at a time. She put the first down, then put the second down, then walked away.

She eventually came back and ate them, but she didn't seem overjoyed. Unfortunately, I didn't have any peanut butter or sour cream handy.

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

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