Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Joy of Learning How To Play - Pixel's Monday Mischief

As you all know, I have a wonderful little sister named Dixie Mae now. She is a very special 3 yr old who  was rescued from a terrible puppy mill existence where she didn't have love, affection, fun, love, toys, snuggles, warm blankets (did I mention love?) or anything that a dog should have. We just found out last week that she carries a bullet in her from a bad attempt on her life! So, needless to say, she deserves all the wonderful love and devotion that she now gets with my family.

Dixie and I have gotten so very close and I try each day to show her something new, cool and fun about being a dog that she might not know. I've taught her about snuggles, getting under blankets for warmth, finding just the right spot outside to mark (yes, girls mark too), and many other things. Well, we know that she didn't have any toys or playtime in her past life, and she just recently discovered that she LOVES squeaky toys, so today I decided to show her how to get the very most out of a squeaky toy. Here's how it went:

"Pixel, you want me to do what with this again? It looks like a lion. Lions are much bigger and meaner than we are. Won't it eat me?"


"It is only a stuffed lion Dixie. I promise it won't hurt you. Now, I want you to grab it like this and go Grrrrrrrr! like I'm doing here with my favorite orange squeaky toy. Go on..."

 "Grrrrrrr!" "Yayyy, it squeaked! I love the squeak...." squeaky, squeaky, squeak!

"You're doing great Dixie! Now, pick it up and start to shake it kind of like this. Let your ears really take off and flap around, just don't let go of the toy." I thrashed my head from side to side to demonstrate. Then I looked out of the corner of my eyes and I see this...

"Um, Dixie?" "Yes Pixel."
What happened with the lion toy? You were doing so well at squeaking the lion toy with all fervor.What happened?"

"The quacking ducky got lonely." 

You just can't argue with that kind of logic.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Joy of Crocus Flowers - Happy First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring 2013!! I am here with my sweet little sister Dixie Mae, reporting to you live from our front yard. Today is officially the first day of Spring, and what better way to bring in this new and beautiful season than to celebrate crocus flowers. They are the very first flora to set about a glorious display as Spring draws near here in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Virginia.

I hope you enjoy these crocus flowers from my front yard. Don't worry, no doggies were stung in the making of these photos (you can read about "The Rogue Bee Incident" from last year here). All these bees were very nice, but just to be on the safe side, Dixie Mae and I kept a safe distance away while Mommy took these photos.






Where do you live and what is the first flower to bloom letting you know spring is fast approaching?

This is a (mostly) "Wordless Wednesday" blog hop, sponsored by Blog Paws, the wonderful social media and blogging community that is hosting the Blog Paws 2013 Conference that Mommy and I will be attending thanks to winning a blogging competition that Blog Paws and Tillman Skates had last month. Click on some of the links below to see what my fellow bloggers are doing on this first day of Spring (in the northern hemisphere). Can you believe that today is also the first day of Fall for my friends in the southern Hemisphere?? That includes my dear friend Rubie the mini Schnauzer who lives in Australia and blogs about all her adventures too.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Joy of Watching Over the House - Who's Watching Pixel?

I love being outside with Mommy and watching over things. But there is something funny about this photograph...can you see what it is?? 
Leave a comment and let me know if you it...BOL!!
Happy Wordless Wednesday!!! This blog hop is sponsored by my good friends at Blog Paws. If you'd like to join in on the fun, click on a link below to see what other pet bloggers are sharing.
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