Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Ball From Chewy.com: A Love Story

Recently Coco got a new surprise from Chewy.com. It was another ball! Coco of course was thrilled. Another ball to her is like another pair of shoes for mommies.



This is another Planet Dog ball like the one she got before, but this is a little different.  This one glows in the dark!  This is perfect for the times when I'm walking to the bathroom at night.

The new ball is the best of the ball worlds: Coco loves it and I love it because it isn't a health hazard!

Planet Dog has slam dunk with this one. Thanks again Chewy.com


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fun with Dexter!

Remember Dexter? Well this past week we had the pleasure of having Dex stay with us while his mommy and daddy were out of town.

Coco and Dex got along great after the first day.  Then they spent the rest of the time playing, then napping, then playing again.

We were excited to have him over so Coco could get some good doggy play in!  We will miss Dexter;  Coco is already whining for him...

Isn't he just the cutest?


Friday, July 18, 2014

Dog Dreamin'

Last night I had a dream that Coco's front leg was pulled out of the socket.  How strange!  Does anyone know if that can even happen to dogs?  I'm assuming it can.

Of course I didn't know what to.  What would you do?  So glad that it was just a dream; my dog mom skills can't handle a dislocated dog leg!

Coco can't bare the thought, either. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hot Summer's Day

I asked Madam's Mommy to stop by and check on Coco since she didn't want to go potty this morning. This is the picture of Coco that I received:


Not only did Coco not go potty for Aunt Jules, all she wanted to do was bask in the sun.  She is quite the sun basker on a hot summer's day like today.  Am I the only one with a stubborn dog like this? Any other sun baskers? 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I Think It's Time For Ball Intervention


This evening I decided to see how many balls our ball-lover has, so I went around the house and collected them--with Coco close behind, of course.  I collected 17 balls.  Only 16 are pictured because Coco promptly picked her favorite from the pile and proceeded to play.

Someone obviously needs an intervention, I'm just not sure who.  Coco for being so ball crazy, or Mommy and Daddy for providing her with all these balls?

*Note: The Planet Dog ball is still hanging in there!

Wordless Wednesday: Madam Enjoys Sunset


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Caption It!

This is Madam Star's brother, Sir Henry.  I love this picture of him, and I was going to think of something cute and sassy to say with it.  But I decided I'd let you caption this one!  What do you think?


Caught Red Handed!

We all know Coco is a Pik-Nik Thief , but recently she has started to steal her sister's food, too.  This morning I caught myself saying, "Coco Louise, leave your sister's breakfast alone!"  Never thought I'd say that without giving birth.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

5 Most Painful Dog Toys to Step on in the Middle of the Night

I have been half-heartedly trying to teach Coco to pick up her toys for some time now.  Last night when I stepped on her Tux toy in the middle of the night, I knew it was time to get serious.

Over the years, I have stepped on some pretty painful toys on the way to the bathroom.  I always make sure things are picked up when I go to bed (at least a pathway cleared) but it seems likes Coco takes the most painful ones out again to play with while I'm sleeping.  

I've created a list of the most painful dog toys to step on in the middle of the night:

5.  Tennis Balls:  Our house is littered with tennis balls and if you kick them in the night, it isn't so bad, but if your weight lands on one while stepping mid stride, it can be disastrous.  

4.  Nylabone Durachews: These things are brutal on the bottoms of your feet!  Made for power chewers, there isn't any give to them at all, so if you step on them, you are out of luck.

3.  Squirrel Dude: Since it is one of Coco's favorite toys, it is out of her toy basket a lot.  The Dude is painful.  Ankles may roll.
2.  The Tux:  Since it is made from a firm material and it is an awkward shape, the Tux is perfect for inflicting pain in the wee hours.  

1.  And the MOST painful toy to step on, an Antler. These things get sharp, they are long and as hard as can be and they're round.  Let's face it, in the wild, their purpose is to inflict pain.  Success. 
Time to get started on whole-heartedly teaching Coco to clean up her toys on her own!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Coco's Ultrasonic Eyes

For her 4th birthday, Coco got an Ultrasonic Hear-Doggy toy from Cousin Madam Star.  This toy is supposed to squeak at such a pitch so that only dogs can hear it.  The point was moot because Coco destroyed it before her party was over.  But what has remained of the cute little blow fish is the eyes.


Coco has become quite attached to her eyes and will bring them to us to play.  Many mornings I wake up with those eyes looking up at me waiting to be thrown.  Often she will bring her eyes to daddy to play tug-of-war.  Even though it is nothing more than a piece of embroidered cloth, she prefers to play with it more than just about anything.  I am considering buying another Hear-Doggy just for the eyes!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Ever Feel Like Someone's Watching You?

No one can eat anything in our house without Coco very nearby.  Here I try to enjoy a Jello Temptation, but the temptation proved too much for Coco puff.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Weekend I Took Care of the Clowder

This weekend my parents are away at the beach, which means I am on cat duty.  My parents have 4 cats.  I have determined (after having to take care of them) that this is enough to make a clowder.


They are all very sweet cats and not hart to take care of. And anyway, I am their big sister. It is what I'm here for.  Little Rocky has diabetes and needs insulin shots twice a day, so this weekend I have been big sister and nurse.  

Let me introduce you to the rest of the Davis Clowder:

Tyson is known as "Big Sis" because she is a little on the heavy side.  She is Rocky's twin sister and treats him like a prince.
Rocky sits close to the water dish because of his sugar.  And his is the most loving cat around the house. Remember this picture?
Dixie is still adjusting to life in the city.  She loved being a country kitty.  The other day she killed a bird that was dive-bombing her. She the warrior of the bunch.
Babs is the princess and Daddy's favorite.  Don't worry it's not a secret; everyone knows.  She is prissy and spoiled and will nudge you for treats.

I'm sure everyone will be happy to see Mom and Dad when they get home tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Coco and Daddy Celebrate Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day, Coco and Bill are spending some time together watching the US Open in their underwear and eating cheese and Pik-Niks.  Later, Coco's human sisters are coming over with a special Father's Day dinner.  I'm not sure who is having a better day, Daddy or Coco.