Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Bionic Balancing Bodi Bunny
atop the giant flying Easter egg ready for take-off


While waiting for the wind to pick up ...

Too much temptation!  Must look away from the cookies!
She's fiddling with the camera ... must seize the day ...
Cookies, here I come!

Mischievous Bodi's Bunny Impersonation




[Camera Hound: The FitPaws Balance Peanut is designed to move - aside from the deck railing, there is nothing else keeping it in place but Bodi's efforts. As you can see, Bodi has lost weight. We are slowly putting back the 5 lbs (10% of his body weight) he lost in February. We still do not have a definitive answer as to what made Bodi so ill.]

Monday, March 25, 2013

Snow Day!

Drove out to the country on Saturday and was thrilled beyond belief to discover
SNOW!
I appear to be the only one happy about the collective inaccuracies of the prognosticating groundhogs!

ALL SMILES!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday's Work

Can you spot my new trick as I watch the tripod being set up?

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Bad throw...bad lighting...change of rooms
 
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Wednesday's Work

What to do when it's -20 and/or the sidewalks are challenging and/or the backyard is a lumpy, icy, slippery mess?

Hop on a treadmill.

With a human with a wonky knee and wacky winter weather upon us, I was introduced to the PaceMaster a couple of weeks ago. Here I am experiencing incline changes for the first time. The beeping signals that the speed of the tread is being reduced as the incline is being increased.


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I am still too young to run on a treadmill so I only get to walk briskly. Running on a treadmill (or alongside a human) at too young an age and before joints and bones have matured can lead to repetitive stress injuries. For a medium-sized dog, it is safer to wait until at least 2 years of age to begin running in such an artificial fashion (it may be normal for a human to run in a straight-line for miles on end but it is definitely not the norm for a dog). 

Since I am still recuperating from my recent illness and not allowed to be out and about, I have been perfecting my treadmill skills. 
 
Before the rain and freezing temps arrived,
the snow was just perfect:
cushy and fluffy and fun