Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New haircut

Bella plays very hard in daycare. She also loves their pool. I have watched her when I drop her off. In less than a minute she is in the pool and wet up to her neck.
With her beautiful long thick double coat, she is soon a big soggy mess and never dries quickly. Consequently, after a day or two of that she starts to - how can I say this politely? - she stinks!
Poor thing - I wash her face constantly, brush her teeth, wipe her down with deodorizing wipes - and she still smells bad.
So I decided the only way to solve this was to either stop daycare which I knew she wouldn't like - and I wouldn't either - or change her hairdo.
So this week we opted for a shorter 'do.
It will take getting used to but I think she looks really cute. She needed reassurance. I think she knows she looks different and was unsure of herself. But I heaped lots of praise and attention on her and she is coming around.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Friends in high places

Riley just loves to climb.
I was in my office when I heard the distinct sound of something falling - never a good sound. So I went in search of the cause.
I couldn't find anything, which confused me.
Then I walked into the laundry room and was surprised to see Riley looking down on me. He had managed to climb up on one of the shelves. I knew he had done this before because I had found things on the floor that used to be on the shelves but never caught him in the act.
And he was quite content and pleased with himself.
And totally unremoreseful. I tried to get him down but he tried to bite me. Clearly, he intends to stay for a while.
He's safe there. There is nothing he can get into trouble with. The noise I heard was just a plastic cup that I use to fill the iron with.