Monday, January 30, 2012

Hounds at Home

Howie's in the house - big time. He sleeps on a dog bed on the floor and is slowly letting me pet him though he tucks his head to the side. I wanted to be sure I wasn't overwhelming him so I stopped - a paw lifted to touch my arm - I guess the petting is fine.

What a crew- Hickory Dock and Justus on couch; Howie aka Dodger on dog bed

Peanut is pea-nuttier! She had a bath Sunday - I need to bathe her two to three times a week as she has yeast infection all over her body. It's amazing how an arthritic old dog who could not get in the tub on her own was somehow able to get out quickly despite being wet and slippery. HA. She may not have been thrilled with the bath but her actions the rest of the day belied any discontent - she was out and about with the pack, scratched at the aluminum side door to come back in and left her treasured orthopedic bed for my comforter. When I left for evening church, the Peanut tried to come out the front door with me. Alrighty then - we are feeling better and better!

Peanut, now part of the crowd, in the sleeping area

Hickory Dock got his nails trimmed again on Sunday, too. I always use a muzzle and the trimmer (I don't do his nails) was very good with him; she chatted him up and when he got just a titch balky she stopped and petted him some more before finishing. He ate half a cookie I brought for him. We then went on almost a mile walk, partially on the formal bike trail and partially on a dirt trail through the woods. Dock's tail wagged, he nodded to passersby; one woman said he looked so sweet, wanting to know what kind of dog he was as she petted him and he glowed.  Back to the store where he was massaged almost into sleep by Julia "I love big old hounds." Right back at ya.

Hickory Dock, very adoptable TWC, pretending to be a horse

Snoopy, hang on - we're ready for Monday Mischief!


Jen said...

Great update, all around! I love that Howie is doing so well. I love Hickory Dock's name ;)

Bassetmomma said...

What a great crew! I'm so happy to hear that Howie is doing sooo well! I'm sure your gentle touch has helped him immensely! Love the picture of Peanut!

Jessica @ YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner said...

Love the picture of them all passed out. They look content.

sagechronicles said...

Yummm. Grass. Hickory Dock has the right idea!!

Patrice and Higgins said...

That a crew sleeping on and around the couch!! Thanks for the update!


snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Great horse impression Hickory!! Tee Hee

I love that Howie touched your arm for some more petting - I do that to my Dad when he's slacking!! :)

Have fun,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Dexter Dog said...

That couch looks lovely and cosy. Zzzz

2browndawgs said...

Sounds like it was a busy but nice weekend.

Alfie | Alfie's Blog said...

That sounds like such a nice pack - I wish I had some doggie friends in my house too! And tell Peanut I'm impressed with her escape from the bath! *waggy tail*

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

That's so great! I'm so glad everyone's doing well.