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The big 4

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.

Here’s a puppy picture, in celebration:
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Rigby!

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He just lucked into a great family with Piks’ good friends, Judy and George.

Get a load of those ears!
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

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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.

Friends of Pickles: NER

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Piks doesn’t have too many long distance pals – she tends to live in the moment. But NER is 100% pen pal.

You should be impressed – the fine art of letter writing does not come naturally to dogs.
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Happy Pickleversary

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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.
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Monday morning wake-up: Huskycam

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:

Friends of Pickles: Bandit & Pogo

We’re glad to see that Bandit is settling in to his new home. Big brother Pogo has been showing him the ropes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, happy Halloween! Here’s a collection of crazy-funny pet costumes to amuse you.

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