This Week in Pictures: Typical YA Heroine

August 16th, 2015 5:00 pm by Kelly Garbato

— SUNDAY —

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Making a batch of dog cookies while Peedee supervises oh so closely.

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This time it was the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Emma’s K9 Kitchen. I added a handful of carob chips, so rolling the dough out so I could make cute lil’ bone-shaped biscuits was out of the question. The cookies were really easy to shape, though, and if you overbake them just a tad they have the same texture as biscuits, so it’s all good. This might be the dogs’ favorite flavor yet. Bonus points: they smell freaking amazing. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to try a nibble.

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Naturally I attracted quite an audience while getting my gourmet food photography on.

 
— MONDAY —

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Back to the Bonebender-Camp Branch trails, this time with Rennie in place of Jayne.

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We found a little access point to the lake almost directly across from the swimming beach, but the dogs weren’t entirely comfortable going in – the ground was halfway between muck and sand, and their little feetsies kept sinking in.

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We found a slightly rockier stretch of shoreline by the parking lot, but the dogs were not feeling the waves.

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Mostly everyone just chilled on the rocks while I hunted for seashells. No fun!

 
— TUESDAY —

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Over the weekend we noticed that Mags was favoring one of her back legs, which is why she didn’t get to go walking with us on Monday. She was looking better by the end of the day, but we wanted to give her a little extra time to recover anyway. Welp. As soon as Shane opened the garage door upon our arrival home, Mags shot through it and collided with his foot, taking an epic tumble. She must’ve sprained or pulled or stretched something in her right front leg, because she’s been limping around ever since. Every time we think she’s improving, she slips or twists the wrong way and hurts herself all over again. She’s like a Typical YA Heroine, so ridiculously clumsy that she cannot walk down the street in flip-flops without tripping and braining herself on the sidewalk. I have seriously seen her fall on leaves.

We started confining her to a pen on Wednesday, but Tuesday I took her outside for a little sunbathing. She’s usually content to flop down and lay in one place, even without bars to keep her put. (She did attempt to dig, though. WITH HER BAD LEG.)

 
— WEDNESDAY —

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Officially the Worst Patient Ever ™.

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The Sailboat Cove end of Bonebender. It was hot, so we stuck the shorter little trails that are scattered here and there.

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The beachy area was deserted today, so we were able to take the dogs in for a dunk. They still aren’t in love with the waves, but it was hot enough that they were willing to deal.

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About to shake in 3 – 2 – 1 ….

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Shake face!

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— THURSDAY —

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Movie night! We saw Fantastic Four (Team Doom!) and Pixels (Team Q-Bert!) and I had to carry Mags around the parking lot, off and on, because her leg’s still a hot mess. She managed to hurt it *one more time*, right before we left, by jumping out of a dog bed I’d penned her in. (We needed the other bedding for the van.) After that I just put her in the van with Peedee, where they patiently waited another half hour for us to leave.

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‘NUFF PICS OKAY.

 
— FRIDAY —

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Keeping me company while I finish up One.

 
— SATURDAY —

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I was busy catching up on reviews and didn’t have a chance to take any pictures – so here’s one of Kaylee hunting cicadas on the patio, three years ago to the day.

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