Lazy Casey

Lazy Casey

Friday, December 28, 2012

Looks like we made it!!

We made it!  The girls were well behaved, even though each dog had 1-2 human guards at all times.  I think only one growl escaped and they didn't play too rough so the house is intact.

Definately going to have to keep this going, we are all sure they will be the best of buds soon.  They even managed to allow us a holiday photo shot of them in the same room.  Aren't they just the cutiest!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Excited yet terrified about tomorrow. In about 24 hours it shall begin.....if you do not hear from me again, the bloodbath happened and the dogs won. This will be the first time Casey & Maylene will be locked in the house together with no where for anyone to run. Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Got bankie??

Casey loves watching TV.  Her two favorite shows are America's Funniest Video's and Animal Cops.  Put on one of those and you have "instant babysitter."  It's great for those days when we just don't have the energy to keep her entertained or when the weather is bad.  I figure she isn't college-bound anyway,  so I'm not feeling guilty about our parenting methods...  ;-)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Play day.....

Did you hear the one about.......

Casey is 2 now and we've had her a year.  Her social skills have been a bit hit or miss and that is mostly our fault for not socializing her properly.  Lately we have been trying to get her introduced to more people and more dogs.  So far we have been pretty lucky.  Well, except for the peanut butter incident......

Casey, like all dogs, loves food.  She was a bit food aggressive when we first brought her home, but again, my fault.  Never give a ham bone to a dog that has been on the streets and came from the pound.  Let me rephrase that, don't give and then try to TAKE a ham bone in this situation.  We got through that and after a year I thought all was good. 

Casey has a "cousin" of sorts, Maylene....  Maylene has been coming over to swim and play with Casey.  The first time went great, they played like crazy and had so much fun.  The second time....not so good.  Both were in the pool and then after they got out for a bit, I had this great brainstorm to give them each a frozen peanut butter treat I had made. The food aggression came back, so bad that I had to pick Casey up and haul her off to her crate.

Poor Maylene (who is twice her size) seemed scared to death...  After a bit I let Casey out and she really seemed sorry and wanted to play.  After a bit they made up and had a blast, but have to say it was pretty spooky for a moment there.  No one was sure what would or could happen next.  As you can see however, they look to be best of buds now, or so it one but those two really know what was being said....

Monday, June 11, 2012

In Loving Memory of Jake.

Jake, we miss you, you were the best dog anyone could have ever had!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

She is always the lady!

She is a lady except when she terrorizes and hunts down lizards and snails.

She is a lady except when she sticks her cold wet nose up your, well you know...

She is a lady except when she is ripping apart a new toy or bed.

She is a lady except when she is communicating to the entire neighborhood.

She is a lady except when she is the sweetest, cutest little puppy girl ever!!

We love you NutCase!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lizard or frog?

I've never seen a dog do this, is it a breed thing?  Who knows, all I can say is Casey does the craziest things with her back legs.  She loves to curl her back "toes" up like a baby and she always has her legs spread out like a frog about to leap.

When she was younger, she would naw on her back leg, like a pacifier or something.  She never broke the skin, but man she would chew and chew it.  I'm glad she doesn't do this much anymore, it made me laugh, but it also freaked me out a little. 

This pose however, can last, I just laugh like crazy when I see have to admit, it is cute!

Monday, February 20, 2012

We love our crazy dog!

She is insane, crazy, nutty and down-right OUT THERE!  Do you have a dog like that?  We never know quite what to expect from her.  Once moment she is the sweetest little girl ever and then she does something you just didn't expect.  My husband lovingly calls her NutCase.

One of the things she just loves to do is jump straight up into the air, like a living pogo stick. She actually bounces like she is spring-loaded, which is one of my pet names for her.

Another one of her favorite things is to stick her cold (very cold) wet (very wet) nose everywhere.  Bare  skin is her preference, as well as other places a dogs nose just does not belong!!  Outside, any hole in the ground is a target for that nose.  The other day it came out of some hole sneezing for minutes, one day I'm afraid her nose just won't be on her face anymore.  Our crazy little bundle of fur, we just can't get enough of her.  She keeps us laughing and that in itself is worth all the craziness!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Here comes the airplane.

Casey no longer likes her breakfast. She used to sit next to me,  looking up lovingly while I prepared her morning meal.  Now she hides behind me like a toddler afraid of what might be lurking in the bowl.

Nothing has changed, just one day she decided that she would rather chew a bully stick than have dogfood.  I have created a bully monster...and now I'm paying the price.

It sit on the floor next to her bowl, like the fool I am.  Offering up a bit of kibble or sardine to coax her closer to the dish.  She just burys her nose in my arm.  Maybe she just decided she doesn't like the bit of sardine after-all.  Maybe it's because it was Jake's favorite and she knows that and wants to be her own dog??!!??  Or maybe, just maybe she is spoiled rotten and knows she has complete control. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The dog in the yard goes round and round.....

Does your dog have what we call spaz attacks?  Casey has these moments where she just goes round and round in a big circle in the yard.  She goes so fast that she is almost parallel to the ground.  I think she just needs to burn off her energy, but sometimes when she slows down she looks at you like you are bait.

Being a mixed breed pound dog we really don't know what she is, other than lab.  She looks like she has greyhound, she is crazy like a chihuahua and at times has the glare of a mad pit bull.  I suppose we could get a DNA test, but that won't change the fact that she is just plain nuts and does the craziest things.

She has another nutzie thing she does after my husband & I finish dinner.  I put a handful of kibble in her dish and let her out of her crate.  She makes a mad dash for the bowl, grabs a few bits of food and then runs to the door to the backyard.  Sometimes I think she actually huffs and stomps her paws when I don't let her out quickly enough.  She thens runs to each corner of the yard barking like crazy, as if she is telling everyone something terribly important.  Once she has gotten all the dogs in the neighborhood barking along, she runs back to the house and finishes her food.  Mission accomplished!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jail Time

Casey loves her crate, most dogs do.  She will go in and lay-down when she wants quiet time.  Many people (as did I) think that crating your dog is cruel.  Think of it as their safe place, their bedroom.

You need to make sure when crate training a puppy that you allow them plenty of time outside to go to the bathroom.  They can't "hold it" as long as adult dogs.  If you crate your adult dog while you are at work, it's a good idea to go home at lunch-time or arrange someone to be at your home to let your dog out for a break.

In my opinion, crates should be large enough for the dog to stand up and turn around.  Long enough for them to stretch out when laying down.  I like to cover the top and 3 sides to give them a cozy place.  Old towels are perfect.    We have multiple crates, one in the garage by the doggie door, this one has a water bowl attached.  We have another in the family room and lastly one in a spare bedroom for when we put her to bed for the night.

Crates are also a good way to keep you dog from being under-foot when you are trying to clean or have company over.  It's also a good time-out place for the younger ones that get the crazies now and then!  Very important though, do not leave your dog in a crate with a bully stick or toy that they can choke on unless you are in the same room and can monitor them.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Been awhile

Hello all, I've been remiss in keeping up with my Casey stories.  Not that there haven't been many, she is one crazy dog!    We figure we have about one more year of insane puppy/teenager antics, but I hope not all of her personality "grows up."

She has started chewing blankets, her bed, socks....soft stuff again.  She pretty much stopped that when we introduced the bully stick, which she is now addicted to.  That and the Checkups dental chews and the Kirkland dental chews and.....well you get the point.  Not sure why she wants to take on the soft stuff, maybe it's just a comfort thing.

Now she doesn't want to eat her breakfast, not that she is full, more that she is like a child that doesn't want lima beans.  I have to insist that she eats her dog food before she gets any treats and it is a battle.  Casy is one stubborn dog, the DIVA of all DIVA's!!

So far I am winning, but she is stealth with her power....and her antics just make me laugh.