Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Breaking...And All That Good Stuff

Sorry it's been so long since we've done a post! Things have been busy as ever around Morris House and in the life of Pebbles. For her spring break, Pebbles got to go back to Cincinnati with Maddie again. Her dachshund, Joy, wasn't too happy about it, but Pebbles LOVED having another dog around to play with. Or....try to play with. Spring break in Cincinnati didn't involve anything too exciting. Maddie and Pebbles ran around town, went to the mall, visited parks, played with Maddie's little cousins, and took nice, long walks. She also was washed for the first time at a Laundro-Mutt, aka a laundromat for dogs. Self-served dog wash means no putting Pebbles in a big tub that's too small for her, having plenty of room to get her really clean, and being able to blow-dry her coat at the end. Maddie loved it, but Pebbles wasn't too much of a fan. Then again, she's not a fan of much when it comes to cleaning her. With the exception of some minor hiccups, like jumping up onto counters (and not just her front paws, but her whole body), playing a little too rough with Joy, and having an extreme obsession with stealing Maddie's pillow and running away, Pebbles was great over break. It was relaxing for both of them, which is obviously a good thing.

Over Easter weekend Pebbles got some one on one time with Taylor and her parents (Wooster alums...who met and fell in love at Wooster, of course). Maddie and Colleen both went home for the weekend, so it was just Taylor and the Pebz holding down the fort. Taylor's parents hadn't met Pebbles before, so it was lots of fun for all of them to get that much time to hang out together.

If you haven't seen Pebbles out and about on campus lately, that's because she hasn't been! Pebbles just went into heat, which means hanging around the house for a while. It also means that she has to wear a diaper when she's out of her kennel, which she is pretty much hating. We try to get her out of her little diaper depression with Milk Bones, peanut butter, and hot dogs, but nothing seems to be working too well. All that we can really do for her is use happy voices and give her lots of love...and treats. But don't worry! She will be out and about again soon!

We also just nailed down an official date for when Pebbles will be going back to the 4 Paws For Ability facility in Xenia, OH, where she was born--Thursday April 25. When she goes back, she'll start the next part of her journey, which will lead to specialized training and hopefully end with the placement of her with someone who needs her. It's crazy to think about our time with her winding down, but we are still enjoying it while we can! So make sure you see Pebbles before she leaves because we know that she's going to miss all the friends that she has made here!

And of course, we have some pictures of her for you guys too...

Just lounging around the house. Typical afternoon for Pebz.

Enjoying one of the few days we had nice weather in Cincy!

A clean dog is a happy dog? Not so much...

So ready for spring!

If that's not self control, I don't know what is.

Diaper Depression.



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