Walked Jody and Dee today. The sun was beating down and Jody was panting, and who am I kidding, so was I. So we took a break and sat in the grass. Without exception, every dog I have walked there, when I stop and sit or squat down, they come immediately over to my side and press themselves against me. It’s kind of comforting that. Anyways, we took a break and Jody thought it was a good time to roll over and get her belly rubbed. I obliged.
Jody Gets Her Belly Rubbed
After I walked Jody, I walked Dee. Dee is very good on the leash and hardly tries to pull. She knows how to sit but wasn’t that interested in treats. She sat, took the treat, ate half, and threw half into the air. I tried to give it back to her but she didn’t want it. Oh well, maybe not treat motivated, but still a people pleaser, and listens very well. The Stats:
- Name: Dee
- Sex: spayed female,
- Breed: Pit Bull Terrier.
- Age: @ 1 year and 4 months old.
- Weight: @ 52 pounds.
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Patches Illustrating the "Sit" Command
Patches and I went on a very long walk today timewise because we were working on some obedience commands and her not pulling. She has sit down pat, well if you have a treat that is. Nevertheless, she knows the command. And is not doing too bad with Stay. The biggest thing is the pulling because she still has all that puppy energy and wants to run run run. I ran with her for a bit because I need the excercise, but she has four legs and I only have two, so it’s not really fair. Ha. She’s also very very curious. She watched some of the big construction machines for a while and also explored a lot. I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but Patches has the most beautiful green eyes I’ve ever seen on a dog! (or a human for that matter). And her big ears are so expressive! After we got back to the shelter she curled up with a teddy bear on her bed.
Patches, Urban Explorer
The Humane Society was crowded today (with people, cars, and dogs). There were puppies on the main floor and they were so small and squirmy and adorable. Usually they are in the puppy room. I wondered if they might be expecting more visitors because of the e-waste drop off program going on. You can drop off your old electronics for recycling for free (many places charge a fee to recycle these), while helping the humane society raise funds as well.
A walk with Nicolas Cage (photo by Karl Polacek)
I love to take long leisurely walks with Nicolas Cage. Nic is such a ladies’ man. I love his big ears and expressive eyes. If only I didnt’t have to pick up his poop. Of course I’m talking about Buff and white Pit-bull terrior mix Nicolas Cage, not the internationally known actor Nicolas Cage. Why would I want to go on walks with him? Anywaaaaays, here are some extra pictures that Karl Polacek took when he was putting together the Humane Society article and gallery.
Deep in conversation with Nic (Photo by Karl Polacek)