Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lola and The Squirrel Encounter

We all know how horrible those tree rats are.  Lola and I got so close to a squirrel that we both so studded that we did not know what to do.  Here is what happened.

A few weeks ago we were on our normal evening walk.  We were close to home, and then all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I saw something.  I looked down and realized there was a squirrel about 3 feet away from me. ( It freaked me out so much I almost thought it was going to attack me.)  Lola was beyond excited about it.  She was trying to get as close as possible to it.

At this point we were about a foot away from it.  Lola was trying to get as close as possible to it.  At first I thought it was dead because it did not even move.  But then as I was letting Lola look at it, it moved its head. But it did not run.  I am not sure if it was injured or scared.

I did not want Lola to get so close to it that it would attack or bite or scratch her (who knows what type of diseases those tree rats carry.)  But sure enough, the next day, the squirrel was gone.  Lola was not happy that she did not get to get as close as she could to it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

We're Back

Lola and I have disappeared for a while.  Nothing happened, except for summer distracting me.  (And Lola is not happy about it.)  But now we are back!  Since it has been so long, I think the best place to start is the status of some toys.  Destroyed or survived, we all know it is a valid question with Lola.

First is the the ring with the tuff scale of 10, see here.

Surprisingly, this toy has had help well.   I took some advice from Maisie's Mom's comment about trimming up the frayed edges.  This has helped a lot.  I know this toy will one day be destroyed. It is par for the course, but it is holding up well with only a few tears.

Then there was the ball rope.

This has been thrown away.  Lola destroyed the rope and started pulling off lose strings.  At that point she was chewing on them and I was worried she was going to swallow them.  So it went into the trash.

And lastly, the Planet Dog Cosmos Ball.

Lola goes through phases with this ball.  At times she is always playing with it and other times she does not really care.  But it is going to last for a long time.  For whatever reason Lola has no desire to destroy this ball, which is amazing.