Yesterday was Pickles’ fourth birthday! Sometimes we forget that it was only a few years ago that she and Betty met at Wright-Way Rescue.
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Summer means concerts in the park and making friends.
For all you locals, tomorrow is the annual start-of-summer dog wash fundraiser for C.A.R.E. $10 gives your dog a fresh start for summer (don’t worry – they always have another dog wash at the end of summer), add another $10 for a pedi-pedi. The staff and volunteers do a great job, and if you play your cards right, your dog will go home never realizing you had anything to do with it.
Pickles’ birthday is February 15, but it was two years ago on this day that she took over our household. Here are just a few memories from her first summer:
She was very small. Upon hearing that Betty wanted a big dog, the shelter staff swore she’d be at least 70 pounds. She’s not even 55 wet.
She was 98% house-trained when she arrived. We were very impressed and pleased at the prospect of such a trainable dog.
She woke up every morning at 5:30 to murder her squeaky toys. We quickly learned to welcome that sound in the wee hours; it meant we knew where she was and what she was up to.
People would always ask about her breed (she’s the ultimate mutt – a little bit of everything). We once told someone that she was a whackadoodle. The nice lady exclaimed, “Ooh, I love those!”
Here she is in her crate at Wright-Way Rescue, waiting for Betty to show up. Don’t feel too bad – it was a friendly place.
We love Pickles, but who could resist a live video feed of 4-week old Siberian Husky puppies? The 24/7 huskycam is sponsored by The Pet Collective,which will donate 25 cents to New Leash on Life for each new subscriber to its collection of pet videos. New Leash on Life is a dog rescue/adoption center in southern California that also trains therapy dogs. Did we mention it’s a ranch? It may as well be called dog heaven on earth.
Anyway, here are the huskies: