So last night, after supper, Snackers and I took Vladdy and Piper over to our friends' house to hang out with their dogs Lola and Tillman. Both of their dogs are large breed dogs but Lola is a bit older whereas Tillman is about Vladdy's age. I was inside so I didn't get to see it but apparently, as soon as Vladdy was let off leash in the back yard he walked right into the swimming pool because he wasn't watching where he was going. Snackers and our friend that was out there also both started to immediately take off their shoes and empty their pockets as fast as they could to jump in and save him but he surfaced, swam right over to our friend at the edge of the pool and, with his help, scrabbled out.
Now you would think, after that experience, that he would be scared of the pool right? Nope. He didn't voluntarily go in again but he continually went near the edge like he was thinking "that was fun but I don't want to be the only one in the pool". Snackers put him in it a little later, on a step this time, just to see what his reaction would be and he didn't fight or spaz out at all. I think he just might end up being a water dog ... YAY! That makes me happy because we've been wanting to take him to the lake as soon as he's had his last round of shots in two weeks.
Lola, Tillman, and Vladdy played it up for several hours while Piper ran from human to human seeking refuge. I don't know why but she has become so anti-social with other dogs since we had her spayed. She used to get along with all dogs and now it doesn't seem like she gets along with anyone. So it became a trio of good times, hence the name of this post. It was very fun to watch and when we came home Vladdy went in his kennel and crashed hard. He was out cold even before Snackers and I went to bed and he slept silently through the whole night. Good times!
7 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 serving leftover steak
Sample Servings at Sweet Tomato:
>>1 cup Asian Chicken Salad
>>1 cup Peanut Salad
>>1/2 cup Chipotle Tomato Soup
>>1/4 cup Artichoke Rice
>>1/4 cup Three Bean Salad
>>1/4 cup Dijon Potato Salad
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,252
6 flights of stairs
Walking: Took the dogs around the block this morning so they would be quiet while we were out house hunting
Shopping: House shopping, 1.5 hours