Thursday, December 19, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Miss Mags (aka Lola) at the shelter here in LA.  Sad eyes...

Maggie's first day at home with us...I didn't really know what to do with her. 

She really was a pocket pittie then still...only 35 pounds! 

Just as sweet as she is now.

The day we took Mr. Nigel home to California!

Making himself at home back in Los Angeles.

Making us laugh since we first had him.

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Almost Wordless Wednesday

As you can of Maggie's favorite positions is curled up into a tiny pittie ball.  Most of the time, Nigel is more spread out, but once in a while he takes a cue from his sister.  I just want to kiss her little velvety head when she's all curled up!!  This is how pitties with short hair stay warm...all of you stay warm too!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Glamping with Glamorous Pooches

We packed up the car and took our inaugural camping trip a few weekends ago!  (Finally!)

The pooches had a quite a bit of gear.  We brought the following dog-specific stuff on our trip:
- camping dog beds (special bottoms that help insulate)
- snoods
- Maggie's hoodie (minor fiasco with purchasing a size XL Zack and Zoey hoodie for Nigel...they have an issue with their order page on Amazon, beware!)
- dog bowls for water and food
- extra collars and leashes, just in case
- antlers
- stuffed Kongs
- doggie bug spray (no deet!)
- a tarp to lay down by our campfire so they wouldn't get super filthy
- lots of blankies and towels
- Wet Wipes to clean their paws off being settling into the tent at night
- a little speaker to hook up to music (or a white noise app, they're used to a fan on at night which helps with outside noises)

The two were VERY alert when we were first setting up so we tried to get the tarp with their dog beds down first.  Then, to give them a little treat and some distraction, we gave them Kongs.  Maggie thoroughly enjoyed hers!
Nigel didn't really seem as amused as I was when we pulled his snood over his ears but his ears were really cold!

In her usual high alert nature, Maggie decided to perch on one of the camping chairs we brought for us humans.  She hung out on that chair a lot and even adorably fell asleep on it later when I was playing guitar and we were just hanging out.

And of course, they were both EXHAUSTED by the time we left (even though it was less than 24 hours of camping!).  But hey, it's tough being a pittie!!!

They did so great.  There was one moment that Maggie got a little spooked by a group walking back to their campsite and started barking a lot but besides that, they were perfectly sweet companions.  They were hyper aware of all the birdies in the trees behind us which is great to keep in mind next time we go.  Otherwise, they seemed to have fun too!