Bluebonnet is gross

I'm almost positive that this blog is changing direction and will be nothing but a Bluebonnet video blog now that I know how to upload the numerous videos I have of her. Today, I finally caught one of her burps on video. Normally, I would think this is gross behavior but in the case of my perfect little angel dog, it's just freakin' cute.

It's right at the 23 second mark and I wasn't as close as I wanted to be so you may have to turn the volume up.


It is impossible not to love this dog

Bluebonnet and Aunt Karen

Bluebonnet's godmother, Aunt Karen, came over for dinner last week and per usual brought Bluebonnet two containers of gourmet doggie treats. The excitement between animal and human at seeing each other is unsurpassed by any others. I always wanted Bluebonnet to use her cuteness for good and in this case she goes above and beyond - you see Aunt Karen has a Basset of her own, Walter, but he lives in Canada. So Blue helps Aunt Karen get through the pain of missing Walter.

always treats for Blue

always lot and lots of hugs and kisses for Blue

always lots and lots of hugs and kisses returned to Aunt Karen

sweet, little Bluebonnet giving Aunt Karen some hugs

always a chase scene after dinner


It's the Rocky & Blue Show

Yesterday, Blue's buddy Rocky came over for a play day. Rocky lives about 2 minutes away so I went and picked him up from his backyard at around 10 in the morning. Rocky's dad (Cody) and I were talking on our work IM and I said I wish I had a webcam to capture the Blue & Rocky Show - it's a cycle of wrestling, fighting over a toy, chasing each other and then crashing into power naps.

taking a pause before heading outside to chase each other

getting water together (and I think stealing kisses)

resting after a good chase

back to wrestling

more wrestling

power nap


Why I love my husband - Super Chicken edition

I love Kris because he brings home things like this for Bluebonnet. It's Super Chicken - you can grab his feet and gullet and shoot him across the room. When you do that he makes a sound like a rooster... I still can't figure that one out.


Caring for Bluebonnet

Bluebonnet gets utterly excited about three things:
1. company coming over
2. anytime I pick up her leash
3. when I say the word "treat"

She also loves riding in the car. She's a very good passenger. But that wasn't always the case. Back when I first started taking to her puppy day care she was a little uneasy in the car. On one occasion, I hit a pot hole pretty hard and it scared her so much that she jumped under my legs making it difficult for me to push the pedals. I couldn't coax her out from under my legs and I actually made the situation worse when I started banging on my steering wheel and screaming "What are you doing?" Somehow I was able to make it to daycare without getting a wreck or driving us off the side of the road.

Today I took her nibs to the vet where she got two shots, her ears cleaned, her temperature checked and a fecal exam - oh, and we also discovered that she has taken off over 10 lbs (she once weighed 52 lbs and is now at a svelte 41.8 lbs). I must say that she handled it better than I would have - one guy restraining your torso and another putting foreign objects up your bum... so not my idea of a party. However, my girl was a trooper today, a real trooper. She was whisked away from the vet's office for her 10:30 appointment with the groomers. The pictures above where taken during her car rides today.

Now she's exhausted... but more importantly she's tri-colored again, her nails are short, about 5 lbs of fur is gone and she doesn't smell liked dried mud on the bottom of shoes. The second we got in the house, she ran outside, peed, pooped, came right back and passed out on a pile of decorative pillows - she's taking a well deserved rest. Even though she looks so peaceful and content right now, all I want to do is mess with her and poke her in the belly and pull her ears. Sometimes I can be annoying. I'd say that's a taste of her own medicine.