Surviving Miss Daizy

She drives us crazy!…But, that’s our Miss Daizy. A puggle with a nose, that knows no bounds and a yard full of wonders with no fence that surrounds…So, guess what? This situation makes for some harrowing adventures, and sometimes, when we’re lucky, some laughable pictures!

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When the Jacktus popped out it’s ginormus blossoms, Daizy’s nose thought they were kind of awesome! Cool, too, were the bees which were flying about, until they put their stingers in her nosy snout :0

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Todd’s garden could be Daizy’s Eden…If no one was watching, she would be eatin’! But those chile’s might be a little spicy and what should come out of her other end could be quite dicey!

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Ma and the ‘girls’ think Daizy’s the shit! And she thinks likewise, especially when she can eat it!…I mean, chicken’s a great part of a dog’s daily nutrition, but chicken poop’s even better in Daizy’s opinion! Daizy would never eat these hens, because in Todd’s Backyard Dog is chicken’s best friend!

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Daizy stops at the pond when she makes her rounds, it’s peaceful, no one yells, ’cause it’s not out of bounds. The pond is a fun place to watch the fish, but this dog hates the water, so here she’ll just make a wish!

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Perhaps the most favorite of Daizy’s spaces and places is Gerti’s Garden where she can touch all the bases… Lush grass where she can lay and graze, baby buns to dig up and lizards to chase. It’s a part of the yard where there’s alot to explore and last week, there, she found something more! The strangest creature Miss Daizy had ever seen, was crawling about…was it nice?….or was it mean? Daizy crept near, with great apprehension, and when it’s head disappeared, she jumped back!…Wow! That caught her attention! So she sniffed and snuffed all around this strange shell, when the head popped back out, Gerti must have thought, “Oh, what the hell?” Gerti just kept going on her way to the grass, now attached to a dog with its nose up her ass.  I’m sure Daizy was hoping for treats like she gets from her rabbits. Just one of Daizy’s very, very bad habits!

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So, if you’re near Todd’s Backyard, you’ll likely hear, “Daizy! Daizy!… Get over here!”  Or Daizy! Daizy!…I can’t see you!”, then suddenly her little puggly face comes into view. Oh, even though our life now can be crazy, we still have to love our little Miss Daizy!

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Puggled

One month ago, we welcomed a new member to our family….Daizy….A puggle! Todd and I have had several very special dogs we have shared our lives with over the past 20 years. All were spaniels (except Lulu, our chihuahua) and have inherent traits that we have grown accustomed to. Daizy, being a mixture of pug and beagle, is definitely a VERY different breed!

In, fact, I’m not sure she’s even a dog!

A master manipulator,  a crazy comedian, a stubborn brat, a 4 legged ball of non-stop energy…just a few things that could describe her. She keeps us screaming and laughing at the same time!

Unlike all of our other 4 legged kids, we’ve had to keep her ‘on-line’ when we are on the porch. This, after having to chase her around the yard, our neighbor’s yards and down the wash one too many times! Todd’s backyard is not a great playground for a young puggle with no desert experience. The first time she tries to jump on a cholla will be her last!…And I don’t think Jairy the javelina would be very tolerant upon a chance meeting!

So, poor puggle must be on a rope…

But, Daizy still finds ways to stay entertained! Just the challenge of untangling herself, keeps her busy…’follow the yellow steel rope, follow the yellow steel rope, fa la la la la la la la, follow the yellow steel rope!‘ Then it’s off to see what else she can find to do in her little patio kingdom!

She has staked her claim on a patio chair…

And has found a nice smooth rock she likes to push around with her nose…we call it rocky hockey!

Daizy helps Todd keep the porch clean, snuffling up any debris and rooting round the pots eating all the lizard poop she can find! She is also very good a catching and eating flies! But, when Daizy turns off her crazy, and turns on her lazy….oooohhhh….She just wants to make you to snuggle with the puggle! Just don’t let her kiss you on the mouth 😉

Dog Eats Orange…Goes Bananas!

It’s not often you find a dog who loves oranges! Our old dog Molly used to love them. We thought she might be kind of weird. Well…maybe not?

Tonight, we were sitting out on the porch and I plucked an orange off of the tree to sample with my sangria. Cooper took his spot in the chair next to me and immediately started giving me “Cooper Eye”….the look he gives you when he wants something really, really bad. If he throws you that look,  and doesn’t get what he want’s? Look out,  he starts his Cooper tantrum. So of course I obliged!

Mmmmmm……smells lovely!

Ahhhhhh….yesssss!  Lovin’ It!!!! Loving it……I think?

Ahhhhhhhh……

Oh yeah….that did me right!

Please Mum….Cawn I have some moh?