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Getting Back Up on the Horse

Posted in Uncategorized tagged ocadia at 11:05 pm by Karma

Happy Hump Day Everpawdy!

We’ve had a hard time since our last update, but we are getting better every day (if you don’t know what’s been going on in our family, you can read up at – but I won’t go into all that here).  Had some tummy issues for about 4 days that meant  Addy went on the bland diet of rice and boiled ground turkey along with some pepcid and redmond clay (thanks Rene and Michelle for the advice).  Now everything seems to be getting back into a groove.

Monday was the triumphant day that Adelaide was feeling so good she was getting into all sorts of trouble.  During the day she found a toilet paper roll from somewhere that I still have not figured out and proceeded to shred it into tiny little pieces in the middle of the living room.  After I got home and the girls went outside to their break and playtime, I brought them in, fed them, picked up all the empty bowls and off they go and next thing I know, everypawdy is being really quiet – never a good sign.  I look over the end of the couch and Addy has pulled down a roll of paper towels and had shredded it into a pile of tiny pieces.  Geesh.  What is it with dogs and paper?  SO, that got cleaned up and Adelaide was told “no”.  She still looked very pleased with herself.  Her and Aissa played wrestling and tug-a-war for a while which is our evening ritual, and then when she settled down, I checked over on her and she had grabbed my favorite flip flop.  Now, full disclosure, I have shoes laying all over the house.  I am single.  I am a mess.  And it doesn’t bother anybody but me. 😀  Adelaide has been very good knowing what her toys are and what aren’t.  And she has PLENTY of options to choose from in the huge toy basket.  The flip flop was removed, Adelaide was scolded, and given one of her dollies to play with.  Evening progresses, and about 20 minutes later, I look down because I started hearing this squishy sound.  She had snuck back the flip flop!  Here we go again…”no”…flip flop removed.  I go over to her “spot” on the couch where there are like a dozen different toys of hers stashed on her blanket and I proceed to show her all her toys.  She was very interested.  Her eyes lit up and she was like, “oh, yah, that’s mine”.  She settled down on her spot on the couch and proceeded to play with her toys.  I settle back down on the other end of the couch and begin chatting in the tripawd chatroom (you can find me there many nights).  About a half hour goes by, Addy jumps down, runs over to the end of the couch, grabs the flip flop and takes it back to her spot on the couch to lie down and enjoy.  “NO!”  I jump up and grab it.  Tell her “no” again and hand her her nylabone.  That seems to work for the time being.  This time, I put the flip flops up on the arm of the couch.  The rest of our living room time went fine.  Time for bed.  Let the girls out for their last outing for the night.  We head upstairs to bed.  Adelaide likes to lay on the bed and stalk the cats.  So she’s up there waiting for kitties to enter the bedroom and make their stealth trip to the bathroom.  Up and down.  This is a nightly thing.  She jumps down to chase one and then comes back up for the vantage point for the next attack (don’t worry, these are playful attacks).  I have gotten use to this ritual so I don’t pay much attention to the up and down.  I just give her a good petting and tell her to lay down which she usually does.  So we are doing this usual dance and next thing I know, she’s jumping up on the bed with that darn flip flop.  The stinker had gone downstairs and grabbed it off the couch and brought it upstairs to bed!  Now I have a flip flop under my pillow because I had taken it from her and hid it under the pillow and then handed her her bedtime toy (yes, we have two dollies on the bed just so she will play with “her” toys instead of deciding to chew on the comforter).

Hope this story puts a smile on y’all’s faces.  She is frustrating, but cute and lovable.  Below are some pictures for you too because we can’t have a good story without some illustrations.



  1.    Michelle said,

    August 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Thanks Addy for putting a smile on my face.
    Love the pics

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


  2.    kdmilazzo said,

    August 29, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Addy you’re so cute and those beautiful blues are irresistible. Adorable pics! Glad you’re feeling better and getting into mischief.


  3.    Dakota Dawg said,

    August 29, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Karma, I babysat a husky for a few months once while his family were waiting to move into a new house. Most persistent and determined dog I’ve ever known! Good thing I didn’t show him flip flops.

    Getting in the saddle is hard after a tumble, but you’ve got a lot of smiling faces there to help. And you just never know when you might be watched by an angel.



    •    Karma said,

      August 29, 2013 at 1:42 am

      Persistent and determined….yep, that’s her. Right now she is actually pouting because I wouldn’t let her finish destroying the other flip flop (which she grabbed tonight) and I wouldn’t let her drink my beer.
      And, yes, we have a very special angel watching over us.


  4.    fourminipups said,

    August 29, 2013 at 1:46 am

    That must be a very excellent flip flop!!! Addy knows you need a good laugh and is taking care of things for you.


    •    Karma said,

      August 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

      You are too sweet to take the time to post on Addy’s page on a night like tonight. I am so sorry about Shooter. My thoughts are with you.


  5.    benny55 said,

    August 29, 2013 at 5:30 am

    kKarma! This is the best post since I don’t know when! The way you recounted Addy’s exploit s tonight was hilarious! I felt like I was able to visualize every move she made!

    I love her nighttime ritual….that’s so adorable! Talk about makng forever memories!

    Yeah, it’s just the dogs and myself and I jave shoes everywhere too! And could care less about “tidying up” Only problem is, Hap Hannah is always picking one up and taking it outside amd drops it “somewhere”…..never in the same spot! She loves the nice cool “toilet water” in tne summer….yep….you guessed it…..twice I’ve found m “missing” shoe in tne toilet:-)

    You know Addy is going to win out, right? She WILL get “her” flip flop ad chew it up!

    Is sne the ringleader of te group? So ds li,e sne cerainly has the smarts and cunning to be a leader.

    Now, you know I love picture! These are GREAT and the little captions are perfect! But tjat heart placed ever so precisely over her privates…..brilliant!! She is such a beautiful dog and her markings are so distinct and add so mich character to her face.

    And that face shows a bright, alert, playful, intelligent and mischievous dog! Oh yeah, definitely determined amd kmows how to manipulate yoj with her ample charm.

    Thaks for making us smile today. I hope it made you smile too. Bremdol would like that.

    Packing up my old flip flops and semding them your way!


    Sally and Happy Hannah


  6.    BarretsMomHeather said,

    August 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Too cute 🙂 She’s pretty young yet, right? I know I lost countless rolls of TP, books, magazines, Ikea catalogs, drywall (as in my WALLS), and more when Gatsby was a puppy. Some dogs just have this rebellious streak when they’re young. With all the constant correction you’re doing She’ll grow out of it soon 🙂 Glad to hear everything is going better!

    -Heather & Barret


    •    Karma said,

      September 1, 2013 at 12:16 am

      Yeah, she’s still puppy. One year and 4 months. Fortunately she hasn’t decided the walls look appetizing yet.


  7.    jerry said,

    August 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Oh you BET this put a smile on my face today!

    Addy, your eyes say it all, you are one mischievous little girl. But I’m on your side; flip flops taste much better than nylabones!


  8.    rica55 said,

    October 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Addy! i LOVE these pics!!! you are one ADORABLE pup!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo


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