Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween Day at work!

We're celebrating Halloween at work today and Ellie and I both dressed up! I also baked pumpkin peanut butter dog treats for the office for the occasion! :)

Pumpkin cookies! (for dogs)
I hope I win the Ashley bedroom set!
Best for last - Ellie is a bull (adora-bull!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

I ate a fly!

So I was sleeping in my bed, minding my own business. Mom turns around to look at my Mini Schnauzer friend, Batman, and notices that he is fixated on something. Then she sees this huge fly sitting there!

Luckily, she called me out from my bed, and it started moving, so I chased it as fast as I could! It got away the first time, but mom got it to fly over by me again, so I chased it again, and then I got it!

CHOMP! Down the hatch.

That fly is done-for.

Mom and her coworkers made a lot of sounds, like "ewww". I dunno what they are talking about.

The fly looked kinda like this, but a little bigger!
I went back to that corner where I caught the fly to see if there were any more of them, but nope.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Play!

An old picture of Ellie playing with her Frenchie friend, Dude.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm just cute.

I'm loving this picture that I captured of Ellie last night. Her paws were crossed and then her head laid over them. She does the most unique poses that just brighten up my life! :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! As much as I would love to add another furry four-legger to my home, my boyfriend would kill me so instead, I'm going to celebrate by sharing my adoption story of how Ellie came into my life.
I'll [try to] keep it short and sweet. ;)

Early Spring 2009, I was desperate for my own furry companion. I was on Petfinder daily, finding a few dogs that sounded sort-of okay, but not sure I wanted to settle.

Then one morning, on my daily Petfinder scouring routine, I saw a new dog called Keiki. She was the perfect size and temperament, and it even included a video of someone rubbing her belly. I was in love!

Fortunately, my boss allowed me to leave work early (at that time, I was an intern) and my sister allowed me to take her car (we carpooled) to drive 25 miles to the shelter.

The shelter didn't open until 2pm, and if I recall correctly, my boss said I could leave AT 2 which means I wouldn't get there until after it opened. But I have an amazing boyfriend who got his boss to let him leave so that he could arrive at the shelter right as it opened and place "dibs" on the dog.

Of course, when I saw her in person, she was everything I knew she would be; albeit a little crazy and antsy from being locked up in a cage. I remember noticing that her nails were miles long! Yikes!

Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take her home that day because they had to send her to the vet to be spayed and vaccinated. I had to wait TWO WHOLE DAYS to bring her home, so needless to say, I didn't get much sleep those two days, but I did have time to stock up on all the necessary supplies!
Ellie's first picture! The car ride home from the shelter :)

And a year and a half later, me and my pup are living happily ever after (minus the separation anxiety). :)