This Week in Pictures #19

September 27th, 2015 1:55 pm by Kelly Garbato

— SUNDAY —

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Sunday night = movie night! We saw the YA combo: The Scorch Trials and Paper Towns.

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— MONDAY —

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Halloween may be a month away, but it’s never too early to embarrass the furkids with silly photos. This time around, Peedee is a pumpkin and Rennie is our little princess. She kept breaking away to dig for slugs, so. Yeah.

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— TUESDAY —

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Since we adopted her in 2011, this is the first year I’ve tried to dress Mags up for Halloween. She played the part perfectly, in that she was a total witch about it. That top one is the best I could do with her uncooperative little self.

 
— WEDNESDAY —

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Another round of Halloween pictures of Peedee, for obvious reasons. This time I even thought the get him a few props in the form of holiday decorations. He kept trying to get inside the stuffed cauldron, as if I’d hidden extra treats inside. It’s a stuffed decoration, completely sewn shut, so not so much.

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An evening walk around Smithville Lake! There was a group of three young deers hanging out in one of the picnic areas. It’s kind of shaped like a triangle, with roads on all three sides. Anyway, we unintentionally looped around it during our walk, sending them running from one end of the lawn to the other. Rennie was the only one rude enough to do it on purpose.

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Guess I was wrong after all – the dogs are still down for a quick dip in the lake, even now that it’s fall! This time around they stopped to cool their bellies in two different mini-stretches of beach.

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While Shane was drying Peedee and Rennie off, I tried to photograph Mags against the setting sun. Once again, she was not having any of my bullshit. Note my hand on her harness, to keep her from noodle-walking away.

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She even gave me ye ole “get bent!” face.

 
— THURSDAY —

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I cut the strap off of the witch hat – the headband is more than big enough to fit my dogs, and it looked like a spider creeping under his chin anyway – and tried again. Peedee wasn’t feeling very cooperative, though, so my results weren’t much better. His behavior’s kind of taken a dive since we started spoiling him – it’s like he knows he’ll get the treats even without doing the tricks, so why bother? The logical is solid, if a little frustrating.

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Sooooo….we started fostering again! I know I said I was going to wait until after Peedee passed, but it’s been more than six months since we had a foster dog in the house and I really miss it. We agreed on the condition that Peedee was okay with it and, while he’s not thrilled, he’s getting along with Codename: Ice Cream Star well enough so far. Since I foster for a DV shelter, privacy is a big concern, so I can’t share pictures or even discuss the fosters beyond generalities. I’m not quite sure what this will mean for the “This Week in Pictures” feature going forward, seeing as a) I’ll have less time to put it together and b) most of the pictures will be off-limits anyhow. I was getting a little stressed out as it was; I’ve been taking so many photos lately that it’s been overwhelming trying to sort, edit, and upload them all on a regular schedule. We shall see.

Anyway, we gave Ice Cream Star a haircut and bath his first night here. I think we cut off enough extra fur to make a second dog! And this was only from the first session. He also needs his nails trimmed, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet, trust-wise.

 
— FRIDAY —

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An evening walk at Smithville Lake with the Terrible Trio + Ice Cream Star. Managing four dogs between the two of us seemed a little crazy, but I think we did okay. The huge, open, freshly-mowed fields certainly help. So much space to run!

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She looks even tinier next to a hay bale!

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— SATURDAY —

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One thing I’ve noticed about fostering, at least during the warmer months: my feet are perpetually filthy from taking the newbie outside for bathroom breaks every hour. Twenty pairs of shoes, and they’re never at the right door. Anyway, this is Peedee during one of said breaks.

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Back at the lake! Peedee, Rennie, and Mags came home pooped, but it still was not enough to tire Ice Cream Star out. He’s got mad energy.

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