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Dee Dee, Too

Dylan and Dora have been taking a break from the dog park because Dora developed an infection in the folds on her neck. Think it could be due to all the time she spends lying in dirty puddles… Nah.

Dora’s doing much better, so today Mom and Dad decided to take the whole crew to a smaller park nearby. Dee Dee, too!

Dylan and Dee Dee protected the perimeter.

They practiced some agility work – sort of. 

Then Dora decided to stir things up a bit. 

Everyone had a great time. Maybe we’ll do it again tomorrow. 

Sign Us Up

Mom and Dee Dee saw this yard sign on their morning walk. 

We’re Just Fine

It’s been awhile since Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora did a blog entry. The entire Red Head crew is doing fine… just not much new going on.

Dylan and Dora head to the dog park each morning where Dora searches for the muddiest puddle she can find.

She leaves no stone, or tunnel, unturned in her quest

That’s gonna need a good rinse…

No one is better at making friends than Dora, whether two or four legged  

Dylan looks forward to his post-dog park rest.

While Dee Dee and Mom enjoy their long morning walk, followed by some quiet time. Mostly the crew is trying to stay safe. 

Mom and Dad have developed a plan for taking care of the crew should they become ill. The first goal is to not become ill. So we wear our masks, keep our distance, and stay home. Do we miss friends and dinners and cocktail parties? Zoom and FaceTime help. But honestly, what more do we need than this…

Sharing….

It would seem Dora needs a lesson in sharing…Dylan wanted in on it too. Dora would not be outdone. 

Muddy Belly

Dylan knows how to have fun at the dog park just like those young whipper snappers. What a sweet boy.

Dee Dee’s Morning

It’s clear that Dylan and Dora have fun each morning at the dog park. Dee Dee has her own special morning as well.

Dee Dee and Mom set off early to miss the heat and make a 1.5+ mile loop through the beautiful neighborhood.

The streets are canopied by massive old oak and cedar trees covered in Spanish moss. Magnolias and palms are interspersed. It’s a beautiful walk. We see squirrels and Dee Dee’s nemesis, two black cats, and even an occasional deer.

It’s a special time each morning leaving Dee Dee tired and happy. Mom too.

We Need More Shampoo

It rained most of the day yesterday. That meant the kids were stuck on the boat. Mom and Dad paid for that transgression last night… Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora had to get some exercise today. Mom formed a plan. Rather than take two dogs to a potentially muddy dog park, the whole crew took a walk this morning and then Dad took Dora to the park by herself.

Turns out it was a wise decision.

Mom’s pretty smart but she definitely needs more shampoo.

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat

Another morning, another dog park visit, eight more muddy paws.

It’s Worth It

It rained last night, hard. At 9:36 am, Mom received a text from Dad, “Mud everywhere…” It’s an SOS concerning Dylan and Dora’s time at the dog park. Mom meets them on the deck of a Red Head with shampoo and towels.

Here is a small example of what happen. Now that’s fun. Even Dylan gets in on it.

A bit of a wash and towel off leads to an afternoon of this.

And this. Make sure the volume is up.

Thundershirt Results

Since Dylan’s Thundershirt arrived, we haven’t had a single thunderstorm… until this afternoon.  Mom heard it coming so quickly put the shirt on Dylan before it arrived. So does it work?

It seems to help. Dylan is definitely calmer. He paced a bit and looked worried after the first thunderclap, and ran to snuggle with his mom. But then so did Dee Dee. Only Dora ignored the storm – she’s the bit of black sleeping behind Dee Dee.

It’s a great improvement. The storm wasn’t as extreme as past ones. We’ll need one more test with a real doozy of a storm. Overall, his mom is pleased. If Dylan is happy, everyone is happy.  Sweet boy.