Saturday, October 25, 2008

Drumroll, please...

I was so excited about Daisy's Halloween costume this year. We entered the contest at aka Spot in Clarendon last year but only the homemade costumes won. Daisy was a very cute ladypug but at least two other dogs had the same costume. This year, we brainstormed for several weeks about what we wanted her to be. Tom is the one who came up with this adorable idea and using my best friend, Iron-On-Hem-Tape, I managed to piece it all together!

Unfortunately, the day of the costume contest was a complete mess! After weeks without rain, we had a HUGE storm. Most of the morning was overcast and damp but it was not yet raining. But OF COURSE, just when the costume contest started, the rain picked up and it started pouring! We managed to get Daisy registered, viewed by the judges, and photographed by a professional (for a small donation to charity), then decided to walk 3 blocks to a friend's house to wait out the rain.

About half an hour later, we headed back to the contest to see if the winners were being announced yet. To my dismay, everyone was gone and some workers were taking down the tents! But wait, all hope was not lost - one of the workers recognized us and told us that Daisy had won.... for Best Little Dog!

The winning pug doesn't look so happy with her prize, but just wait until I cash that in for some yummy pug treats! Or maybe a pug hoodie? Or a new toy? Actually, we don't need any new toys since my boyfriend just ordered THREE new ropey raccoons to replace Daisy's favorite toy that he just refuses to wash! (He claims it has flavor.)

Anyway, I'm so happy that she won! My hard work was not for nothing. :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Puppies = Exhausting!

Did I say I wanted a puppy? A little black pug puppy? I take it back! I want a black pug ADULT. No more puppies, please!!!

Okay. Done with the theatrics. Suffice it to say, the puppysitting was very very tiring. For some reason, my coworker's puppy (Paddington - although I prefer the name Fuzzbutt) seemed to think my carpet was the outdoors. Good thing I own a big bottle of Petzyme which takes care of both stains and odors like nothing else. Well, I suppose it might be like something else but I've never tried another pet stain remover since this one does the job so well. Anyway, if he wasn't so darn cute, I might have booted him out the window. But then he just looks so pathetic and you're like awww....

He and his brother had a great time roughhousing all over the apartment while Daisy and the cats looked on in horror. Paddington had an unending fascination with the cats and couldn't figure out why they didn't want to play with him. Even after being bopped on the head a few times by annoyed kitties, he didn't seem to get the message. At least the cats were being "nice" and didn't use their claws on him. Daisy, on the other hand, was relentlessly interested in him, particularly in the smell of his underside. She'd roll him onto his back to take a good sniff - think she was trying to figure out if he was hers?

The only time I got some rest was when he was eating...

...or sleeping...

Can't leave the other two dogs out of this post, so here's a pic of all three sleeping on the couch:

Coming up soon... Daisy is being entered in a Howloween Costume Contest this weekend! I handmade her costume so I can't wait to see if she wins a prize. I think it looks great. I have subpar pictures of the costume so far so I'll have to wait till I get better pics to post. Wish her luck!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Pebbles is coming back to stay this weekend, and this time, he's bringing a friend! My coworker and his wife got a new puppy, a 12 week old Shih Chon (half Shih Tzu, half Bichon Frise) named Paddington. I'm so excited to puppysit but I'm sure Daisy will be quite unhappy with the addition of two more dogs. It's going to be quite the zoo this weekend with three dogs and two cats! There will be so many photo opps though, so stay tuned for some adorable pictures!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Daisy vs Corn

Daisy has discovered corn. She'll do anything for it, so we exploited her desire to get some tricks on camera. She loves chewing on the cob but not as much as my boyfriend loves finding corn in her poop! ;) Be sure to turn on your speakers for the hilarious snarfing sounds.