Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dogs on Thursday

I can't believe how close we are to Christmas. I have yet to decorate anything, which means the girls don't have their Santa suits unpacked yet. But that will make a nice DOT post sometime in the near future. For now the weather is still mild with highs in the 50/60s. The leaves are still hanging on the branches and are a lovely array of fall colors. Lots of yellow and orange. The acorns are unbelievable this year. I thought with the drought there would be small and not very plentiful, but boy was I wrong. We can't take the dogs out with them getting some piece of an acorn pod stuck between their paw pads.
we had the girls out for a walk night before last and Molly suddenly start limping, no wimpering, just a sudden limp. It was dark out so we stopped under a street light and pulled an acorn pod thingy from between her pads.
Then yesterday, Rosie came in from the back yard and was walking funny but not really limping. When I went to investigate, you guessed another little pod thingy between the pads. The bad thing is we don't live in an area where the deer will feel comfortable to come and eat the acorns and there are more than the squirrels can handle. Not to mention the hawk couple that has taken up residence in the neighborhood has thinned the squirrel population a bit.

Lily and Molly though continue to have a good time looking for critters entering the yard.

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And Lily is eager to play.

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8 comments:

Devin said...

I love those ears! We think Chester has some hound in him- because he's got long ears for a lab.

Donna said...

Your pups are too cute. I have a golden too...but your beagle is a sweetie. I have millions of acorns and not enough squirels too. I have used some acron tops to decorate the tops of knitting needles...hot glue, bamboo needle, and an acorn top and presto! Great gift too...

Vivian said...

Acorn in the toe is no fun. My dogs used to have this problem all the time when we had a big oak tree in front of our house. Enjoy the holidays!

Beth said...

That's how Elvis is in the winter with ice between the pads on his feet. Sounds like your pups could practically use shoes!

Cactusneedles said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like your doggies! :)

Nichole said...

Great pics, as always!!

Garngamen said...

Wow, Great dogs - they look like a bunch of LOVE! Thanks for linking me up! Im trying hard to entertain my readers ;-) You Swedish friend..

NH Knitting Mama said...

I'm glad they have a good Momma to think to check their feet right away!