Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Louise is still growling at unknown snowmen and generally likes playing in the snow. Lately she has decided that chasing cars is fun too, so we are taking steps to curb that sort of behaviour. Sorry for the obvious pun.
This shot was taken during one of her 'pause before action' moments. She often comes to a complete standstill, only to take off after her latest source of amusement. I think she was listening to another dog bark at the time.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Of course, the kids in our building had already been out, and they made a snowman. That startled Louise a little - she had to growl at it and approach slowly, until she discovered the grapes in the snow that they used for the 'eyes'. Since the snowman smelled like food, he was okay.
One of the things that I noticed was that not everybody shovels the snow off the sidewalk in front of their house. We would walk along and note that some would take extra care to completely clean off the sidewalk, while others would barely uncover a path.
Then there were those who would shovel the driveway, but not the sidewalk, even though the neighbors on both sides had already cleaned off theirs. Of course, Louise didn't mind. She would tromp through watever snow was in her path, although she still tries to avoid puddles.
For the sweater fans out there, (you know who you are) you will note that she was wearing one of the first sweaters we got for Louise. It wasn't really that cold out, but we put it on her mostly because it's easier to clean her up after the walk is done. Simply remove sweater and wipe down paws. Doggie bath is optional.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Fashion notes: Louise wanted me to say she felt the other dog's jacket was very stylish and had a good fit. As a dog who struggles to find clothing that fits well, Louise takes note of such things.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Still, I think even she appreciates the extra layers when it gets cold. And little dogs get cold when they play in the snow.
When it gets really cold we have some booties for Louise. We haven't been able to keep them on reliably though, and she clearly doesn't like them too much. Usually they will flop off after about 10 steps, which isn't particularly useful. Hopefully we will figure out a better solution for her before the temperature dips down far enough for us to need the boots.
Monday, November 14, 2005
On Friday we went to the dogpark, and I let Louise play a little longer, since it was warm in the sunshine. I didn't take many pictures because I was trying the video mode on our camera. I have about half a dozen crappy video clips now, mostly of Louise trotting along the path.
When taking video on my camera, the resolution is low, the contrast is too high and overall picture quality looks like I should be filming something like Sasquatch or Ogopogo.
The other problem was that as far as walking the dog goes, this was one of the more uneventful outings. But I shouldn't complain - it was an enjoyable afternoon, and Louise had fun exploring her turf.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Once on my lap, Louise likes to scan the parking lot for, you know, stray dogs and stuff. Or cats. Or friendly people. She's not real particular, so long as she either has someone pay attention to her, or she gets to bark her head off. (usually at other dogs or cats, but in today's case, just for the fun of it.)
I couldn't decide which photo to post, so here are both.
As a bit of an update, we also dropped by the vet today to get more occular cream. It seems to be working, I guess. Louise still gets 'eye boogers' but she seems to have less irritation in her eyes. (At least, when I'm poking around her eyes with a tissue, they don't seem so red and swollen as they used to be.) We still have to get after her for rubbing her eyes but not nearly as often now. Hopefully it's doing some good.