DiDi: Who can confidently stand alone?

DiDi: Alone on a snowy day relying on myself even though I know a human let me outside.

Howl,

It took me a few years on this planet and knowing that I could hunt for my dinner if needed to realize that I can rely on my own four paws. I stepped out of Bella’s shadow and discovered what I wanted out of my life. More play, nature and time in the kitchen cooking with mommy. Less double dates with Bella, shopping trips and romantic comedy movies.

The best part of standing on your own is finding those special people who appreciate you and want to stand with you.

   DiDi: Bella and Toby join me for some snowy fun. 12 legs are better than 4.

Can you proudly stand on all four of your paws?

Woof,

DiDi

Bella and DiDi: 3 ways to survive winter weather

Howl,

Many of us are involved in a bitter tug of war game with winter. This season loves to dump its large storms in our yard and then leave us with the aftermath.

Last week, when winter dropped off another storm we decided a guide for navigating this weather must be made. See below.

1. When a winter storm arrives, make a pathway to anything you might need outside such as the lawn for taking care of business, the car or firewood.

Bella and DiDi: If you have four paws, the better your path will be.

2. Although winter can be nasty at times, take a moment to enjoy the soft sound of the snow falling. Immerse yourself in the snow flakes for a bit.

Bella: This snow is beautiful and it highlights my black fur so nicely.

3. Be sure to have the proper winter gear on when you plan on spending a long period of time outside in the storm. Who wants to be cold or bring the storm into the house?

DiDi: No one told me that I have a parka, hat and scarf! It’s okay I will dry off by rolling around on the sofa.

Happy Winter!

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

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Bella and DiDi: From our home to yours…

…Happy Holidays! Thank you for reading our blog. Sending you Poodle *kisses* and *hugs.*

                                                                 Bella (L) and DiDi (R)

Woof!

Bella and DiDi

Bubba the little human: Why don’t cats love me as much as dogs do?

                  Bubba trying to love a cat. Courtesy of bumpyroadtobubba.com

Dear Paws to Talk,

Why don’t cats like Bubba girl loves as much as dogs do? I am a little girl with a lot of loves to give and it makes me so sad when my cat friends run away from me. My Mumma wrote about this recently because I was so upset.

Our dogs, Bella and Beary and all of our other puppy friends are so happy to stay around for my loves. Mumma says my loves are the best kind of loves. So what’s with the cats?

Special Bubba loves for you both,

Bubba

xox

Howl Bubba,

To begin with, you are an adorable little human. If you were in our yard we would spoil you with kisses and Poodle hugs. That sweet face of yours might even convince us to give you some of our special treats. Maybe.

Scientists, philosophers, and great thinkers have tried to figure out on the whole why cats don’t seem to give out love as freely as dogs do. So far there don’t seem to be any solid answers.

But don’t let that get you down. We have some cat friends who are very affectionate and we also know some dogs who would rather be left alone. No matter what kind of animal you are, there is a chance to be loving or distant. We choose loving because more happiness and treats are involved this way.

Maybe your cats were teased by their litter mates and don’t know how accept love?  Perhaps, they only like being near other cats because that makes them comfortable? Our world is filled with all kinds of species who act a certain way because of their own life experiences.

Of course, their behavior has nothing to do with you. If a cat doesn’t want to cuddle with you, that is their problem. They are missing out!

We suggest you keep trying to give them your loves. You are a sweet girl and should not change your way because of others.

We hope one day these cats can appreciate the precious little lady in front of them trying to brighten their day.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella and DiDi: From our yard to yours…

…Happy Halloween!

                                 These headbands are ruining our hairdos.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

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Bella and DiDi: Let yourself adjust.

Howl,

As many of you know, we got two new family members over the past month or so. First came Toby, our lovely Poodle nephew who our human sister Rosebud adopted in August.

Then our other human sister, Petunia gave birth to our adorable human nephew Cooper in early September.

All of this change has been dizzying and enough to cause a canine to see images of treats floating over his or her head. Needless to say, it has taken us some time to adjust. Toby and Cooper have had to do the same thing.

Since Cooper doesn’t seem to do anything but sleep, eat and poop (he doesn’t even have to sit for his treats), we thought about how Toby adjusted to our yard.

Thankfully, Rosebud captured it all on a camera.

Bella and DiDi: We didn’t know what this little lamb was doing in our yard. Plus, we just had a scrape with a squirrel.

                      Bella and DiDi: You smell nice and aren’t so bad.

                       Bella and DiDi: You’re one of us now. Let’s play!

We are happy to have our new Poodle and non-Poodle pack members around, even if it took some getting used to.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bella and DiDi: The greeting is everything.

Howl,

Unfortunately, leaving is a part of life. However, a lovely greeting can wash away any loneliness, anxiety and sadness brought on by the separation.

What is your favorite way to greet others?

    We’re getting ready to greet our humans with kisses, hugs and toys.

Woof,

Bella and DiDi

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