What We’ve Been Up To

Dixie has been doing marvelous with her hoop jumping skills! So far, we’d been doing a few inches off the ground, and then add another…and another… and another. As long as she was comfortable with it and I didn’t think it would strain her. I’m so proud of her! Today she made 12 inches! It was funny because I was holding the hoop getting out my clicker and treats, and she was already going through the hoop; she couldn’t wait to start. We haven’t quite started “Sit-Up” yet but we’ll get there. Tomorrow, I’ll try to get some photos of Dixie and her hoop.

Most of the time, if you look up resource guarding dogs, it’ll be about dogs who guard against people. Dixie doesn’t have this problem; rather, her problem is guarding against other dogs. Here is an article by Pat Miller concerning this problem: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/14_10/features/Resource-Guarding-Behavior-Modification_20368-1.html?zkPrintable=true#.T5ODCUL9XAF.facebook


Today, I made peanut butter fudge and Dixie decided she wanted to help. “Help clean up your mess,” she said. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving, our aunt makes fudge for everyone and this year I got the recipe from her. It’s fun and easy to make, and oh so much more fun to eat! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I like helpin’!

What’s this? Empty?!

Ah ha! Guilty as charged! (Note the marshmallow on her nose)

The finished product! Mmmm….Can’t wait for it to cool off…*slurp*

~P. H. Burdette

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5 thoughts on “What We’ve Been Up To

  1. crochetingbyreb

    I saw this article about dogs and it made me think of you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ http://www.usatoday.com/video/dog-rides-shotgun-in-motorcycle-sidecar/1695476989001

    Just thought you would like it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. crochetingbyreb

    Yes, he’s so pretty too. !! Yea, I know. But at least you have Dixie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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