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The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For…..

What Could It Be?

What Could It Be?

For those of you who never knew our Sadie….we had a little tradition in our house…..Rob called it the “Holiday Humiliation Photo”

Happy HulaWeen!

Happy HulaWeen!

Sadie was dressed up for Holidays, Birthdays, or whenever I found something cute!  I would have to say the HulaWeen photo had to have been her best effort.  She rocked her little coconut bra.  So of course as soon as we brought Stella home I was hearing the question, “When are you going to dress her up?”  Rob cringed…..when he saw the present that Grammy Jo had brought her last weekend I swear I saw a shiver run up and down his spine.  He said, “You are NOT going to put her in that….we’ll run away.”

Call me crazy…..but as wonderful as Sadie was….I think Stella has SuperStar potential……..

Super Staaarrrrr!

Super Staaarrrrr!

She’s really good in front of the camera…and quite the little ham.  I decided to introduce her to the costume photo shoots when Rob was not at home.  She did quite well.

It was a step by step process…..first wiggle her squirmy limbs into the ladybug outfit…..which did make her stand in place for 1 solid minute..that’s a record for her.

What the?

What the?

LOOK at the Eye Roll on her...

LOOK at the Eye Roll on her...

No Outfit is Complete Without a Hat.

No Outfit is Complete Without a Hat.

Then we headed for the great outdoors.  It’s easier to take photos of her out there and the yard looks so nice!

Is the Dog Next Door Laughing At Me?

Is the Dog Next Door Laughing At Me?

Im Pretty Sure My Papa Said You Were NOT To Do This.  Im Telling.

I'm Pretty Sure My Papa Said You Were NOT To Do This. I'm Telling.

Rob was horrified when I showed him the photos.  Stella gave me an “I TOLD YA SO!” look, but I think she looks adorable.   The first experiment was a great success and you can all breath a sigh of relief that the “Holiday Humiliation” Photo Shoots WILL continue.  Sadie would be pleased.

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Less than 24 Hours til Stella!!!!!

Stella!At this time tomorrow….we’ll have Stella!  Late yesterday they loaded her and a bunch of other dogs into a van for the long drive North.  We meet the rescue people at 9am tomorrow!!!  I have no idea what to expect.

Last weekend I cleaned and bleached out the kennel for her.  Last night I went shopping and got her a little chew toy that you put treats into to entertain her, a waterdish that hooks onto the door of her kennel, a new pretty collar, a little pack of liver treats…yum…liver treats!!!

During the day I got to worrying about what her first weekend would be like.   It’s going to be a busy one.  We have friends in town….people coming over for RibFest Part II Saturday night….not the most mellow of weekends for a little dog who’s been in a van for two days.

In a google search for calming a dog I found this….Doggie Downers:

Comfort Calm

Remember that old skit from the days when Saturday Night Live used to be funny?  Puppy Uppers and Doggie Downers?

Puppy Uppers/Doggie Downers

I’m going to drug her.  Not really drug her….it’s like giving her a cup of SleepyTime tea, but not quite like giving her a capful of Nyquil.  Maybe we won’t need it at all.  Maybe she’ll be tired, but calm and happy.  Happy to be in Maine!  I’m going to bring them with us just in case.

I told Rob my plan when I got home and immediately he snorted, “Uh, do you think Caesar would DRUG a dog?”  Why as a matter of fact ROBERT:

Caesar

Your “Hero” DOES drug dogs….he also if you have not been in a PetCo or Pet Quarters lately, sells dog food, beds, leashes, shampoos, enough already Caesar…Relax!!!!!

So anywho…that’s my plan…to have the Doggie Downers on hand just in case for her first busy weekend at home and from there go back to good old exhausting her with exercise to get rid of the puppy energy.

I’m super excited!  It’s going to be a great weekend!!!!

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