This week I turned the
It was such an auspicious day in the history of my two leggers life that they threw me a party at the zoomroom in Hollywood. I just love it there and suggest that if your people ever want to throw a party for you this would be a fabulous place to book. They have disco doggie lights, agility training equipment that is all set up for fun and games. They even played my favorite tunes for the gala event.
|SADIE SAYS: When Life gets too Busy. Take a Nap.|
|SADIE SAYS: Play Nice with Others. They will Play Nice with You.|
|SADIE SAYS: Remember to NOT Chase your Tail. You will get Nowhere|
|SADIE SAYS: Wag your Tail Often. It Takes the Bite out of Boredom.|
|SADIE SAYS: If Pack Leader Picks a Bone with You. Rollover. Play Dead.|
|SADIE SAYS: When you Find Happiness. Always Remember to Sit and Stay.|
|SADIE SAYS: If your Ball Lands in Poop. Just Leave It.|
My two legged people made certain that all the goodies at the party were “Sadie Savvy” from the wine selection to the napkins and sodas.
You can get your own personalized labels done at www.personalwine.com…my people designed them with yours truly as the star model.
Because I learned how to go over the A frame and Dog Walk with cheese as my treat of choice we served 6 wonderful cheeses from the cheese store of silverlake ca. They have a website if you want to sample some of my favorites. store.cheesestoresl.com
Of course we had to have pupcakes from Srinkles Cupcakes. (All my four legged guests just loved them)
I am still exhausted from opening all the wonderful presents that I received. As I reflect back on my first year of life it is obvious to me that it is important to train your human. My suggestion to all four leggers out there is to regularly give your two leggers lots of attention, they worry too much and need lessons from us on how to play.
I have a bone to pick when it comes to size. I see all the other dogs with their two-leggers doing some astonishing things…
carrying large sticks they find on their walks, jumping in the air catching round flying objects, hanging out car windows with their ears flying and jowls flapping in the wind… it just gets my muzzle twitching green with envy. I am a big girl, in a few months I will be one year old and it finally dawned on me that I might never grow any larger than my current stature. I only weigh in at 4.5lbs and all the other four-leggers in my tricks classes are taller than me…even the puppies!
Speaking of my tricks class…woof… I learned a very useful trick…
the ringing of a bell.
It seems as if this little bell is a service bell that when you ring it, people bring you lots and lots of treats. What a joy, now I must find a way to take this bell home with us. If I was a larger dog I would just put it in my mouth and carry it out with us to the car. But no, I am small and must hope that my people decide to give me one of these pretty bells for my birthday. It is so frustrating to be so small.
As I close my little blog today I think of all the privileges I get as a petite pup. I often get to ride in a dog sling purse…you can get your own at sassypup. This purse sometimes gets me into places that the larger dogs can not go. Hmmm it’s not bad being small. Today’s thought… “Be happy for who you are, it makes you unique.”
Today I finally did it… I was able to complete everything on the agility course. The dog walk and the A-Frame have been quite challenging for me due to my petite size. Quite frankly from my perspective it is like going over Mt Olympus. But i did it… again and again today without fear. My people were so pleased we went to the GROVE-LA and had a wonderful meal at chef Ramsey’s restaurant called the “fat cow”. Funny name, i did not see any cows, let alone any fat ones except perhaps on the logo. Then to my delight the people rewarded my accomplishments by ordering me my very own Sprinkles Cupcake. If you have not tried a Sprinkles Pupcake you really must try one. For the two leggers they have a wonderful assortment of flavored cooked daily and for us four leggers they have the most pawsome treat with a little bone on top.
I am a long haired dog, and as such there are some tips that i would like to let other long hairs know about.
I have had one professional grooming since I was a baby and am ready to have a summer cut. My people have tried many products to keep my beautiful locks free of tangles and I would love to review them with you.
We tried a product called Cowboy Magic De-tangler and Shine … I did not like this product. It was messy, and caused my coat to become an oil slick of dysfunctional hair. So we looked for another product to help me stay fresh and untangled between grooming.
The next try was a product called viva la dog spa… Cucumber melon grooming spritz. My people thought it smelled nice and it did help with tangles but I hated it. It smelled too much like a 50’s hairspray musical. I did not want to be part of the cast, so we kept searching for a product that would be safe for me yet acceptable to my delicate skin and silky long hair.
We found one finally after many attempts to make me smell of oatmeal, blueberries and other such nonsense… Burt’s Bees for Dogs Tearless Puppy Shampoo. You can get this product at http://m.petco.com/product/122056/Burts-Bees-for-Dogs-Tearless-Puppy-Shampoo.aspx#
Tools for brushing my long locks.
My people started with a soft brush: http://www.pet360.com/product/13038/coastal-pet-products-lil-pals-tiny-bristle-brush-for-puppies-and-toy-breeds?utm_source=google-pla&utm_medium=cse&extcid=pla&gclid=CNmBi4StvbcCFcl_QgodB1kAAg It is not bad but does not help take put the tangles that my fine hair often gets.
Then my people read up on using tooth combs… We tried this tooth comb: http://puppiesanddogs.org/2013/04/lil-pals-double-sided-purple-and-green-grooming-comb-for-dogs-extra-small/ it was a bit better but I am not really happy with the out come. I tend to run away when this tool is pulled out. I actually like my moms comb better.
So then they started to use something called a V-rake. It looks odd but actually really works well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015YKP7S/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
So this is my dilemma … My luscious locks need major attention and they are hot in the summer months. This is me as a long hair. I will soon have my summer cut to show you all.
I will be getting my first puppy cut hairdo on Friday and will be reporting on my experience. I am not certain I want to lose my long locks but know that it will grow back if I do not like the new look. What I am looking forward to is a hair cut that is cool both in temperature as well as bespoke puppyhood.
Remember to get your favorite four legger a Sprinkles Pupcake, they will love you for it!