Happy first day of Fall!
Sadie and I are looking forward to enjoying the beautiful weather and some great walks surrounded by the beautiful Fall foliage!
Sadie and I were hanging out on the deck this weekend, enjoying the brisk Fall air and the colorful leaves. Quite a few of the beautiful leaves found their way onto our deck and I thought it would be a shame just to throw away something so pretty. That’s when I decided to make Sadie a Fall leaf necklace. I collected some of the prettiest leaves that had long stems. Then I tied the stems onto Sadie’s collar. Sadie seemed to enjoy looking pretty in her fancy necklace. But eventually my knots came undone in the wind and pieces of Sadie’s necklace scattered in all directions. It was a beautifully festive fashion accessory while it lasted.
As you all know, pink is Sadie’s favorite color. Yes, it’s my favorite color as well, but if you remember my post A Preference For Pink, Sadie clearly demonstrated that she likes pink herself. Anyway, like most people, Sadie has days where she just feels like trying something different. So on this particular day, Sadie decided that orange was the color of the day. Since it’s a great color for this time of year, I decided to indulge Sadie’s orange whim. She wore an orange dress, an orange collar, played with an orange ball, ate orange treats, and only posed for photos in front of orange backgrounds. This may sound silly, a dog choosing a specific color for the day, but you can see what I mean in the following photos. Sadie and I thoroughly enjoyed our orange day and I’m thinking we may try another color day sometime soon.
As soon as we get home I take Sadie to her favorite bathroom spot. She gets shy in public places, so even though we may have spent the day outside, Sadie still may want to go once we’re home.
Sadie absolutely refuses to drink water outdoors in unfamiliar places. It’s just another of her strange quirks that I have to deal with. Typically I can get her to drink some water once we’re back in the car, but usually it’s not enough. Therefore, as soon as we get home, I get her fresh new water and make sure she rehydrates.
Since I have to lift Sadie in and out of the car, I happened to notice the burr, twigs, and sap stuck to her the other day. If she was a larger dog that just jumps into the car, who knows how long it would have taken me to find out. Sadie did not complain at all about anything stuck to her, which amazed me since it hurt my fingers just getting the burr out of her fur. So when you go out with your dog, it’s a good idea to give them a once-over after you get back home. You never know if they might have stepped in/on something or might have something caught in their fur.
There is no better end to an exciting, exhausting adventure than to sit down and relax at home with a nice treat. That goes for both the humans and the dogs in my opinion.