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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 Loves her Fluff!

Sadie and her sidekick Lily enjoy snuggling up in the loftiest, fluffiest blankets and pillows they can find. Here is Sadie breaking a rule by resting on a pillow. Lily is near by.

MM and RY 2012

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Sadie and Lily love to play at a place we call the playground. It’s a corner of Fairmount Park that has been taken over by dogs in the mornings and afternoons near the Art Museum in Philadelphia. Today we were mostly on our own. Lily enjoyed thrashing on the dirt. Sadie investigated all of the smells and scouted out our route. At times Lily, our stubborn boxer, decided she did not want to go. Everyone had a great time because spring is in the air. Here are some photos of our walk. MM & RY 2011

Sadie the scout

Sadie the scout

Lily lounging

Lily lounging; sometimes we call her Lily the Lounge Lizard

Sadie is on Nose Alert

Sadie is on Nose Alert

Sadie and Lily run to greet Max

Sadie and Lily run to greet Max

Lily rolls it out

Lily rolls it out

Sadie investigates paper in the forest

Sadie investigates paper in the forest

Lily refusing to walk home - typical

Lily refusing to walk home - typical!

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Sadie's Window

Sadie's Window

Sadie lives in her window several hours each day. We try to keep it smudge-free, but that is a difficult challenge since she really does enjoy that spot. Most of our neighbors will support our claim that Sadie attends to footsteps, car noises, and sudden thumps of all kinds from her window perch. She closely watches all of the people entering and leaving their homes in her line of sight. She has a keen ear for activities at the bus stop and local restaurant too. Her responses to these stimuli include her trademark low pitch grumble growl, her sharp “what do you think you are doing/who do you think you are walking by my house” bark, and what we call bark-fest.

Bark-fest occurs several times per day. The mail carrier is almost always on the receiving end of bark-fest. Only a vigorous morning playground  visit can prevent it. The folks who drop off restaurant fliers in our mail slot regularly get a dose of bark-fest. Most of all, our dog-walking friends enjoy Sadie’s bark-fest. Some of her friends will hop up on our stoop in the hopes that Sadie will come out just at that moment. And, every once in a while she does! Her best friend at the moment is Max, a two-year old cutie who is smaller than Sadie. He adores her and surprisingly, she likes him too! Through all of Sadie’s noisy and smudgy window behavior, Lily-the-Smoosh naps in her chair. MM & RY 2011

 

Lily, Blanket, Pillow and Chair

Lily, Blanket, Pillow and Chair

 

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Sadie and Lily

Sadie and Lily after their Tropical Pawadise Pawpawty DJ Duties

Sadie and Lily enjoy their DJ duties at monthly Pawpawty events organized by Twitter Anipals to raise money for animal charities.  The girls have their own Blip.fm station here. Today the Pawpawty theme was Tropical Pawadise. You can read more about the event here.   We shared tunes from Brazil (the Tropical part) and featured musical artists from Philadelphia (the paradise part – at least as far as Sadie and Lily are concerned)! MM & RY 2010

Sadie, woofed out

Sadie, woofed out

Lily wants her blankee

Lily wants her blankee

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We are giving a high paw to this Alexandria, VA Firehouse for accommodating walking dogs in the neighborhood. Dog 205 and the welcome bowl of water are neighborhood fixtures. Have you seen this dog? Does your fire station have a station dog? Has it in the past? If so, please send us a note and we will add your comment to our post. MM & RY 2010

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We are long overdue for an update on the events of notice in the lives of the Fairmount Dogs, Sadie and Lily. Here’s our list, shared in no particular order. Sadie pre and post grooming photos are here for your amusement. MM & RY 2010

1. Sadie encountered a raccoon on the back stoop a week ago. She barked at it, while Lily ran into the living room to hide. The raccoon was bigger than Sadie and smaller than Lily.

2. Sadie was filmed by a parking wars camera crew today. It was not a flattering view. You will see what we mean if at some point some footage of a mini poodle surfaces on the street views in an upcoming Philly episode.

3. Sadie and Lily survived their first 90 degree day of the season, met two new rescue dogs, witnessed a blimp overhead, and scared a lady walking by the playground (simply by being there).

4. Sadie was groomed after a winter of snow crystals embedded in her thick coat. Now she is tiny again.

5. Lily licks the legs of people wearing shorts if we don’t watch her carefully during her walks.

6. Lily charms everyone waiting for the bus in the mornings by refusing to budge from the front stairs until she has thoroughly inspected the whole block. She usually waits for walkers to pass by the stoop so she can follow them down the street.

7. There are quite a few new boxers in the neighborhood.

8. Sadie has a new habit of tossing her raw hides in the air a few times before she chews them. Lily whines throughout the entire raw hide show. The raw hide wars are officially over – Sadie has definitely won.

9. The kibbles we recently purchased are too big for Sadie. She eats them one nugget at a time as though they were cookies.

10. Sadie’s boyfriend Charlie, the Great Dane puppy, has a brother.  Now she is beloved by two young Great Danes.

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