Friday, June 08, 2007

Puppy Pic Of The Week

This week, Callie discovered mud puddles and the fact that she likes them. We went for a walk after our day of thunderstorms earlier in the week and the vineyard was a muddy mess. But that does not deter a sheep dog, no sir. She ran through - and drank from - just about every puddle and mud pit she encountered. What a dirty dog she was when we got home !

Callie goes in for her second vet visit today. It's time for a vaccination booster and a weigh-in. She weighed 5.8 kilos (12.8 lbs) at her first visit a few weeks ago.

It'll be interesting to see how she deals with the car. So far, she hates it. The last few times - and there have only been a few - she has cowered on the floor hating every minute of it. One day, though, something will click and she'll beg to go for rides in the car. Baby steps... baby steps.

Last night, when I took her outside one last time before bed, she found a frog/toad in the yard and chased the poor thing for a while. I don't know if it spit at her or sprayed her (what do terrified frogs do ?), but she did try to grab it in her mouth - she turned it over a couple of times - and came back with what seemed like a yucky taste in her mouth. Maybe there's something on the frog's skin that's distasteful to predators. She wanted to play some more, so I had to scoop her up and carry her back into the house. Ribbit.


  1. Callie is beautiful. A dog lover makes a good blogger. Many thanks. Freda

  2. If it was in your yard it was probably a toad (unless you have a pond). The toads around here have a very nasty taste (no personal experience) and the dogs will not touch them.

  3. Freda, thanks !

    Tom, there is a pond with frogs, but it's on the other side of the yard, so you're probably right about it being a toad.

  4. You mean to tell me that Callie kissed a toad and it didn't turn into a prince charming? ;)


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