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Hi everyone!  It’s always long between my posts.  But frankly, my life just doesn’t seem to be as interesting to me as everyone else’s!  I always follow in the background, keeping up with everyone’s progress.  I’ve become very much attached to some of you tripawds, and you all are always in my thoughts.  Congratulations to all of you celebrating your big milestones recently.  And my condolences to those of you who have lost your friends.  It’s impossible to understand, and the heartbreak is overwhelming at times. 

As far as Roxy’s update goes, we’re celebrating something pretty big this week.  Tomorrow is Roxy’s 9 month ampuversary!!  She’s still hopping along with her fantastic personality filling any room she enters.  She has days where she seems to be a bit slower than others.  But we’re fortunate in that the majority of her days are wonderful.  I pray she keeps that up for a long time to come. 

She’s going through a phase right now where she wants to follow me everywhere I go.  While it’s adorable that she wants to hang out with me, I wish more than anything that she would just relax and take extra care of her front leg.  For some reason I’ve become more and more paranoid about her hurting that leg.  We recently purchased new furniture, including a big ottoman.  She has decided that her favorite pass time is to hop on and over that ottoman.  It’s almost like she’s showing off for whomever may be in the room.  Look what I can do!  But I guess, the more they use their legs the better, right?  At least to a certain degree, in safe situations.  That way they build up the muscles in those areas that are pertinent to their mobility.  You agree?   

We just recently started getting hit with actual winter-like weather around here.  I worry about Roxy with the cold.  Our dogs are not allowed to stay in the house unsupervised.  Why you ask?  Well, there tends to be giant wet circles on our furniture where Dakota and Roxy like to lick fabric.  Weird, right?  We have had to baby proof the cabinet where our trash cans are because they have figured out how to open that door and drag the trash all over the house.  Now there are scratches in the wood on that cabinet.  They drag anything they can off of counter tops.  That sort of stuff.  Mind you, they are perfect angels when we’re present, but they’re like teenagers in that you can’t trust them to make good decisions on their own.  Plus there are three, so they get the whole pack mentality (psych class rearing it’s ugly head).  But they still have access to good shelter.  They have a dog door from the mud room to a fenced in area, and they have a large dog house our neighbor built for them.  We close the door to the mud room (with them in it of course) then they can stay in the mud room or the dog house has enough space for all of them to snuggle in together.  But Roxy’s lower legs and paws were like icicles when I got home yesterday.  Since she’s fighting so much already, I don’t want her to have yet another challenge to overcome.  So my husband and I are going to put our heads together to try to find a solution.  We’re going to have to figure out a safe way for them to stay inside during the winter, that’s all there is to it.  🙂

That’s all for now.  I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season!


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  1. admin Said:

    on December 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm   

    WooHoo! Happy ampuversary to Roxy! Time for a celebration indeed. Maybe she needs some warm winter dog apparel. 🙂

  2. krun15 Said:

    on December 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm   

    Hey Roxy,
    Happy Ampuversary!!! My rescue pug Obie likes to lick fabric too, I’m not sure what it means. He is smaller than yours so its not too bad. Can you barricade the pack in a small section of the house? Again because of Obie I leave the pugs in the kitchen, which has access to the back room with the dog door. Of course the pugs can’t reach the counters. Have you tired child-proof locks on the cabinets? I did that when the pugs were little and more curious. They have little levers inside you have to manipulate to open the cabinet doors.
    Glad you are still hanging around, even if it is mostly lurking!!
    Karen and the pugapalooza

  3. etgayle Said:

    on December 2, 2010 at 8:24 am   

    first, congrats on your nine month ampuversary roxy!!!!! that’s great, we will celebrate with ice cream and cheese here in ET. our girls stay inside, but i’m fortunate enough to be home with them most of the time (and they have really calmed down with age). have you thought about crates? we’ve used crates in the past, and have had a lot of success in ‘saving the house’ while keeping the pup safe inside where it’s warm. or, is it possible to run some electricity to the dog house and hang some light bulbs for heat, or a heated floor pad, or such? i worry bunches about gayle’s remaining front leg too – i can see it’s much more muscular now, and it seems fine, but…us human ‘sisters’ need to have something to worry over…

    charon & gayle

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