Forty-five minutes after getting her toy, Ashley struck stuffing. Five minutes later, the stuffie is completely disemboweled. #dogsofmastodon
We are just home from Ashley’s class on loose-leash walking. It was graduation, so we got to pick out a toy for her. Jackie said she hesitated to get a stuffie, because Ashley destroys them so quickly. The teacher said, “But does she like them?”
Bitter cold here today, and I felt bad making Ashley wait while I got a picture. But when I tried to take her home, she decided she would rather do some zoomies in the dog park, so I retroactively didn’t feel so bad after all. #dogsofmastodon
If there’s anything better on a cold day than a warm dog and a cup of hot cocoa, I don’t know what it is. #dogsofmastodon
I put Ashley in her new coat, put on my Alaska Pipeline coat, and went out into the bitter, bitter cold. Ashley would have liked to come right back in, but I made her stay outside until she had accomplished a couple of very important tasks. #dogsofmastodon
At the airport it’s currently -9°F, with a wind chill of -34°F (-37°C).
No photo, so not so interesting for you, but at the end of our walk, just before crossing our little creek toward home, Ashley and I saw a red fox! It ran off as soon as it saw us, which is too bad—I’m sure Ashley would have enjoyed a good tussle with another canid. 🦊🐶
Things outside the window that need barking at, in priority order, according to Ashley 🐕 #dogsofmastodon:
- Small children, especially if running, especially if closer than the sidewalk
- Strangers, especially if pausing
- Anyone wearing a hood or hat
- Anyone carrying a box or bag, especially if carrying it awkwardly.