Thursday, December 30, 2010

Update on Sprite the Foster Dog!

I'm happy to report that our foster Dachshund, Sprite, is healed from his surgery!
Sprite posing for the camera
He's getting his staples out tomorrow morning.
He now goes outside and runs after Dolly (our Weimaraner) barking happily in his deep bark.
He's been trained now to go in his bed while I'm preparing his food (and the other 2 dogs).
He comes upstairs and either curls up on his bed while we're watching TV, or enjoys sitting in our laps.- He apparently never sat in anyone's lap before and likes it (although he loves trying to get a bite of a cookie if we're eating one).
 -He knows where the treat cabinet is and gets excited by giving a couple of short, deep "woofs" in anticipation.
- He comes up and downstairs and follows us around. He loves company and is so, so easy going.
 -  We're trying to convince Tom's parents to adopt him and "keep him in the family." He follows Dolly and Franklin outside all the time, and is usually the first or second to come back in out of the cold (our Weimarner comes in quickly). We always have him in a toddler shirt or sweater outside, as he gets cold.
- He's also been enjoying walks around the neighborhood (with our other "kids") and goes slow and steady.
- It's so great to see him healed, smelling good, teeth in good shape (he doesn't mind the daily brushing, either), and eating well. He's such a happy boy.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next