Sadie and I had some splashing good fun this weekend in her brand new dog house pool! Recently purchased online, Sadie’s dog house pool is actually an inflatable baby pool. It only holds about a foot of water, but that’s just enough for my short little pup. It took almost a half an hour to inflate the thing, but I was pleasantly surprised at how big and sturdy it is. Luckily there was a separate nozzle to inflate the bottom of the pool, so I was able to leave the bottom uninflated to keep it safe from doggy nails. I really like how the roof of the dog house pool keeps the water shaded so that Sadie can be out of direct sunlight and the water stays cooler. It was really humid here this weekend, so it was refreshing to cool off in the little pool after a nice walk. Although I did not join Sadie inside the pool, she still managed to keep me cool with her splashing and frequent shaking the water off of her fur. For a dog that hates taking baths and generally getting wet, the pool was very successful. Sadie seemed to really enjoy cooling off and I was happy to have some summer fun with my little pup.
In my latest attempt at entertaining Sadie, I’ve invented yet another new game for her that I like to call Dog House Ball. For this game, I use one of Sadie’s little squeaky balls and her pink dog house. On the floor of her dog house I keep a blanket spread out to make it more cushy for her. When we play Dog House Ball, I bury the ball within the blanket in her dog house. Sadie then goes nuts digging around her dog house, trying to get to the ball. For some reason, Sadie will not go completely into her dog house when searching for her ball. She uses her snout and front paws to dig around, while keeping her back paws on the floor outside the house. It’s pretty funny to watch her digging around when all you see is dog butt sticking out of the dog house. But aside from the entertainment factor, I like Dog House Ball because it takes a bit longer to play than Bowl Ball. I can bury the ball for her, and then I know Sadie will be happily digging away for the next five minutes or so. It’s a great game to play while I’m cooking, because her dog house is near the kitchen, so I can start the game and then watch her play while I’m working on part of the meal.
The other day I was looking at Sadie as she climbed into her dog house, wondering how she can fit in there with all of those toys. And that’s when I had a realization – my dog might have a serious problem. I think Sadie might be a hoarder. Just look at all of those squeaky toys she has stuffed into her dog house!
And she doesn’t want anyone touching her hoard!
Sadie is pleased to show off another early Christmas present – a Gingerbread House! While I was making this year’s Christmas cookies, Sadie was hanging out in her cookie house!
And to go with the Gingerbread House…a Gingerbread Sadie!
I love how this flashback photo of Sadie looks like 3D. Her little puppy head seems to be coming right out of the frame at you! This photo was taken the day I first bought Sadie her dog house, while she was sniffing around and exploring her new possession. When I brought the camera down lower for some dog’s eye view photos, Sadie stuck her head out towards me. It was like she was saying “Can I help you? No need to come any closer. This is my dog house now, so I’ll be in charge over here.”
This post is part of Rascal and Rocco‘s Pet Parade blog hop.
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