January 17, 2012

White Dog yawned. "It is still dark, for dog's sake! What is wrong with you momma?" Normally 6am is the realm of Steve time, not mine, so she was a bit concerned as I (with eyelids still glued shut) slid out of bed and began the day-start rituals. I heard YoYoMa mutter, "this is just WRONG!" as he dutifully hauled himself to four-legs and followed to lie across the bathroom door.

I had a doctor's appointment (just a followup check) which I always foolishly ask for the earliest possible and was expected to be presentable and ready to interact publicly by 7:20am (WHAT was I thinking). But then I am done and my "real" day is not disrupted. None of the White Dog Army complained about not being able to go along.

Home by 8:15, we breakfasted with the pups (our CA boys thought the hour was still too early but could not pass up eating) and informed them that since Tuesday is the tough late night, we planned to spend the entire morning having WDA time. First stop...to get more kibble since the giant kibble bin was down to stems and seeds.

The White Ones strapped on their rainbow of harnesses and jostled each other to be first at the door. Quin has discovered the notion of luxury riding and now, to Nuka's forced delight, shares the way back seat in Pumpkin sprawled like a Persian Prince with AWD.

Everyone had to sniff the kibble bag as Steve loaded the 500 lb bag (or it least it seemed that way) behind the seat thinking there it would be safe. Puff promptly proved him wrong by jumping over the seat back and lying on the bag.

Next it was an extended trip to the Park with not one but two walks, separated by dog treats and a water break. WD led YAWD and SAWD in a brisk canter as she buzz bombed them running by at full-speed. Quinn and Nuka enjoyed sightseeing at a more relaxed pace.

A stop for carryout Chinese (chicken chow mein is a WDA favorite) and then home for lunch. Steve had to wake the Army to say "see you later" when he left mid-afternoon...if it wasn't for the duck jerky in his hand, I suspect their adieu would have been more sleep muffled.

We are on the back half of our wait for Steve's return and all are resting and patient. I think we may have found a cure for the Long Night Blues!


ra husky said...

We give the seeds and stems to Nanuk, he will eat anything...


Jo's World said...

We have begun our January sub-zero weather! It was 11 below this morning and we are expecting snow tonight. It can get as cold as 20 or 30 below zero in January, so we want it over FAST.

I am trying to visualize a 500 lb bag of kibble. I get 35 lbs and it seems huge!

Jo, Stella, and Zkhat

Nola said...

Sounds like fun! Getting up so early though, not as much. Bleh I hate getting up early
Dachshund Nola

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You guys must be early risers!
The early bird, gets the worm

haopee said...
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haopee said...

Hi! Oops, serves me right for deleting my first comment.

Just came to visit and see what's going on.

My day starts at 7:30 as I hear the alarm and turn it off to doze again 'til 9.

How many dogs do you have? I kindof like the ring of hearing them as the white dog army?

Are Siku and the entire dog pack all American Eskies ? I like that breed because they're really cute.

Huggies and Cheese,


Amber DaWeenie said...

Little teenie weenie me could NEVER pull myself out of bed that early...unless it involved food or treats!

Brian said...

That was sure a busy and fun day...with yummy stuff added in!

Remington said...

We like early mornings....about 4:00 the alarm goes off....nothing better than watching the sun rise.... That is one big bag of food!

Mr. Pip said...

An afternoon nap is definitely in order! My family are early risers. I always get up with them, but the second they leave for work/school it's back to sleep for me.

Your pal, Pip

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds as though you have had a very long day allready. I am glad that the check up was ok.Sounds as though your plans have helped with the long wait.Enjoy the rest ans it will soon be Steve's home time.. HUgs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

What a long, long day (though it sounds like it was time well-spent, together)! We hope the followup check went well. :)

All4UrPet said...

Sounds like an eventful day! I hope your trip to the park was a memorable one... those are my favorite kinds of trips with my pup :) Maybe you can upload some pictures so we can see how your travels were? Just a thought. Either way, looking forward to reading about your continued adventures soon!


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Kari in Vegas said...

I ALWAYS want the earliest appointment and then regret it in the am

Stop on by for a visit