Puppies!

I’ve said it time and again, we’re just not home enough for puppies.  And even if we were, I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge.  I never had a puppy, and I don’t think that will ever change.  I love the idea of adopting adult dogs— you know what you’re getting.  BUT, what would I give to see Knox as a puppy!  His big head!  Oh wow, I’d give anything.

Anyway, that’s neither here nor there.  The point is, everyone needs their puppy fix now and again.  So despite the fact that I can’t foster puppies, nothing stops me from transporting them!

This week, I was blessed with not one, but two adorable little angels.  These boys were so well-behaved in the short time I had them.  They were dropped off at 6:40am, and with us just a few short hours before I dropped them off to their next destination!  I got puppy snuggles, puppy kisses, and of course, a little puppy piddle.

Basil boy

Check out these boys, Wally and Basil.  Basil is up for adoption through Mid Atlantic Bully Buddies!  (I believe Wally is spoken for!)  And the ears.  Oh those ears!

Basil

finger nibblin’

I have the cutest ears in the world. It’s true!

What?! You don’t enjoy licking kennel doors as your past time?!

If your interested in adopting Basil— fill out an application through MABB!

Saturday Stoopin’

What can we say, we’ve totally embraced “stooping” in Baltimore.  We’re transplants (neither of us were born or raised in Baltimore), but we welcomed the stooping tradition with open arms.  Urban dictionary, for those of you who are unaware of the term, defines “Stooping” as: “The act of hanging out in a group of three or more people on a stoop”.  We thank goodness we (party of 2) plus dog (currently Bodie) = group of 3!

It’s a great thing to do on a Saturday morning after a run (often cooling off with a big iced coffee), or a Friday afternoon with a cold beer catching up with the neighbors.

Bodie Boy helping me stretch after a local 10K this weekend

It is also a great way to pimp out the foster de jour.  Case in Point:

We love sticking the ‘Adopt Me’ vest on our fosters, and going, well, no where.  It’s one of the many things we loved about being smack dab in the middle of our little Charm City.

Despite my lack of pictures, he does get a lot of love just hangin’ outside.  I’m just not that talented to talk to people about Bodie/pitbulls/fostering/best coffee shops, etc, and take pictures and hold a leash (and usually a beverage too!).  Call me a poor multi-tasker but I’m just not that good.

Despite a really rainy Sunday, we fully enjoyed our Saturday outside this weekend… if you’re a fan of our facebook page, you also saw Bodie lounging on our outside table!  I (accidentally) forgot to put our his lounge chair outside for him, and when we peeked outside the window, there he was, out top of the table.  He cracks me up.

Bottle Pups, Take II

Here they are again!  The Bottle Pups!  Seriously, don’t you want to just squeeze there big ‘ol pot bellies?

The Bottle Pups

From left to right: Poppy, Peanut, Pancake and Patience

Patience is the big mama of the group…the lone female and the leader of the pack.  It’s so funny watching her run the boys around.  She’s the largest as well.

Patience
Patience

Her Partner in crime: Poppy

Poppy

And then there is Peanut

Peanut

And last but certainly not least, Pancake.

Pancake
Peanut

I had so much fun taking pictures of these babies!  They are getting ready for their forever homes.  They are almost 7 weeks and will be available for adoption around 8 weeks.  It took a lot of effort on behalf of their foster mama to keep these babies alive, but wow are they thriving.  It’s almost time to hand them off to their forever families.

If you are in the market for an itty bitty pittie, please visit Mid Atlantic Bully Buddies to fill out an application.

Evening Activities at the lake

 

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to sleep away camp.  It’s pretty awesome and the evening activities always were a gamble.  They could be super fun, like man hunt or scavenger hunt in the dark, or fairly boring, like a movie on a rainy night.  For Knox, the lake is always the man hunt!  However, he prefers ‘stick hunt’.  He was so surprised that all day long he was running right by an entire pile of sticks!  He just didn’t know it (due to the plethora of woodedness at the lake).

Well wouldn’t you know, the humans went to go play with fire (Knox believes that is strange, for the record, and has no idea why humans would play with anything that dangerous!) and Knox played with sticks.  Surprise. Surprise.

“Yea, that one looks good!  Give it here!  C’mon!  Throooow it!”

ooooooH that one's even better

Best.Stick.Ever.

Who says you can’t do downward dog at night?!  Tushes in the air!!!

 We also did a little cooking. See the horseflies, mosquitos and gnats have quite the crush on our boy.  C’mon I mean who doesn’t?!  But since lil pitties have such short hair, their bellies are completely exposed.  So while Knox is busy sticking, the skeeters were having a feast!  So I found this recipe for a homemade insect repellent for dogs.  I combined a few of the various ingredients, figuring the more ingredients, the more potent!  I just boiled down the rinds of citrus (we had plenty, thanks to all the G&T’s that are consumed at The Lake), then added in some catnip and a mint leaf and let it steep (like tea).  It made a delish smelling concoction that reminded me of citrus tea.  I let it cool and slathered it onto his back, neck, ears and belly. Now it may just be a placebo effect, but I do think it helped.  It definitely didn’t hurt!  I think it was more effective on the skeeters and gnats then the biting horse flies…plus it un-stinkified Knox from lake water before his evening bath (which seemed to soothe his itching as well- Oatmeal shampoo).  But hey, if your on a mountain and you have some citrus, mint and catnip (thanks to resident lake house cat), try it and let me know what you think!

And just because Knox said I had to, here’s a few more favorites from the lake on our last morning.

Are you gonna row this thing lady, or just take pictures all day?!

Are you gonna row this this lady, or just take pictures all day?!

Till next year, Muskoday!