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Cake!

Sadie and Lily are committed to food. Birthdays and other celebrations are high on their list of fun times. They are working this situation hard to get a bit of the fabulous Italian Rum cake on the corner of the counter. It’s from our favorite bakery in Philly. It is fair to say that the bakery is a favorite of Sadie and Lily too. The candles are vintage.

MM & RY 2012

Seriously Sadie!

Lily sits in disbelief at the antics of Sadie the Squirt

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Sadie and Lily have enjoyed their holidays. Their routine has involved sleeping, barking at the postal service employees, lurking in the kitchen, eating (lots of eating), playing hard with their friends, getting baths (because of the mud that has replaced the snow), and – well, sleeping. Sadie is draped over her beloved Lily in this photo from our New Year’s Eve celebration. In order to have the honor of sleeping on top of Lily, Sadie has to negotiate. Sadie climbs on the chair first. Lily protests to us by whining. We remove Sadie for a moment (she is after all only 13 pounds.) Lily climbs aboard the chair; Sadie hops back on top of Lily. They settle in, and continue with the day’s main event.

MM & RY 2010

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Sadie and Lily are ready! They have been hounds of the kitchen for days now as we bake and grill. Lily, our boxer, boldly lets us know if she is dissatisfied with our kitchen activities. A mere slice of toast and jam no longer entices her to taste. Only a hearty stew or savory bullion soaked biscuit seems acceptable these days. Sadie is a little more grateful for the scraps that come her way. Generally speaking, she likes the feel and tone of the kitchen more than Lily does. She enjoys the movements, the pots clanging (although she sometimes barks to let you know she is louder), and especially the chopping. If cheese is involved, Sadie is in on the action. There are dog appropriate treats and ones that are taboo (no raisins for Sadie or Lily!). There are also the dog decadent treats – those are the ones they should not have but get anyway (home made gravy on kibbles, anyone!). We become pudding in response to their quiet requests. In return, they make fantastic cooking companions for the holiday season. MM & RY 2009

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pwize
Lily was beside herself with excitement when her Pawpawty Pwize arrived from England on Friday. She shoved the package around the floor where it landed through the mail slot for quite a while. She obviously knew there was something she would like inside the package. When we opened it we were so thrilled to find a stuffed and stringy toy with a squeaker inside! Lily instantly started hopping around the house to play fetch and shake with her new treasure. Sadie, who is still not feeling too well, watched from Lily’s favorite chair. We were entertained all evening as Lily kept presenting us with it as though we did not remember she had just received it. Eventually Sadie got a turn. But Sadie shakes it first, then fetches. We are saving the blanket for cold nights ahead. Sadie bounces onto the floor all the time. We recently discovered that she really does use her doggie bed. So, one evening, she will have the blanket tucked under her for extra comfort. We send a special thanks to @poppy_dog for the generous gift, and we encourage all our readers to stay tuned for Pawpawty events, tweetups that raise funds for animal charities, by checking Paws Around the World (@frugaldougal‘s blog) frequently.

Sadie's turn

MM & RY 2009

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Sadie Luvs a Row House Car Wash

Sadie Luvs a Row House Car Wash

Lily the Smoosh

Lily the Smoosh

Recently Bathed Sadie

Recently Bathed Sadie

MM & RY 2009

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Lily is content to lounge in cool indoor comfort

Lily is content to lounge in cool indoor comfort

Sadie and Lily have stepped back into their normal routine after a fun-filled summer of mascot duties. Sadie walked with high school students from Philadelphia schools along the Ben Franklin Parkway, along the Kelly Drive running path, and through the Wissahickon Park. Sadie was happy to walk on her lead no matter who was holding the other end. The students loved it too! Lily joined us twice on our Wissahickon Park walks. She was really cooperative. She did not drag anyone up or down hills or into the river. And, she never broke into a full gallop. We are thankful for that! Since it has been extra hot and humid this week, our lounge lizard young dogs are content to stay indoors!

 

MM & RY 2009

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Sadie at Bark in the Park

Sadie at Bark in the Park

Sadie enjoyed the day

Sadie enjoyed the day

Sadie, but not Lily, participated in her first parade today. The event was the 85 th Anniversary Event: Day in the Park, Dance in the Dark of Friends of the Wissahickon. Friends of the Wissahickon was founded as a partner in stewarding and mainingtaining the park for public activities. The Anniversary Event featured running and bicycle racing events, nature walks, an equestrian event, a scavenger hunt, and demonstrations. The evening is aimed at providing funds for the sustainable trails initiative in the park.

The Bark in the Park event featured a parade of dogs in costumes and demonstrations of obedience and agility training for dogs. There was plenty of sunshine, lots of kids, and quite a few cute dogs to mark the occasion. Here is our Flickr slide show for the event.

Last night around midnight, we hit panic mode because we had not really prepared for the parade by selecting a costume. We put out an emergency tweet to our Twitter anipals, and we received lots of great suggestions about how to prepare. First, we decided that Lily was probably not the best candidate for the parade because she really and truly cannot stand wearing clothes of any kind. We attempted to dress her in a patchwork apron last night, but she associated the cloth with one of her favorite activities – chewing cloth, towels, and blankets. We figured it would not be too great if Lily ate her costume during the event.  Second, all our leashes and harnasses are a little tired and worn out. We started to realize that showing the usually knotted up, dirty, knawed leashes might not be the best option for a parade. Finally, we tried on Sadie’s onesie, the only clothing she has, and her fur had grown so much since her last grooming, that she looks a little bit like a sausage in it. Nonetheless, that was in fact her costume, doctored up by a bit of flowered material we used for a leash just for the event. In the end Sadie was darling, on her best behavior, and a favorite with all of the children.

When we returned home, Lily was quick to investigate the grassy smells and hint of other dogs that Sadie visited at the park. Needless to say, Lily was a little jealous. Not to worry, she is getting a run in the park all to herself later this afternoon.

Lily greets Sadie

Lily greets Sadie after the Bark in the Park event

MM & RY 2009

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