When my husband cooks out, Parker watches attentively from the moment he fires up the grill until he walks inside with the outdoor culinary dish. He knows he’s about to get a bite of marinated shish kabobs, barbeque chicken, smoked salmon or baby back ribs. The waiting is the hardest part.
Archive for July, 2010
The hot weather, coupled with high humidity, didn’t stop the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Meetup group from getting together today. Parker had a great time – even met another ruby, Buddy (IMG_0180).
No, this isn’t Parker – it’s his mom. Thanks to Crystalridge Cavaliers, we were able to catch up with Parker’s mom, Katie – who is now named Ella. She is living with a family in Madison, Wis., who love her just as much as we do Parker. In addition to bearing a keen resemblance, Ella has many of the same character traits as Parker. She quietly snores when sleeping, gets a kick out of playing with big, fluffy pillows, and is always up for a car ride. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to keep in touch with Ella and her new forever family.
After watching an “It’s Me or the Dog” episode where Victoria chastised a couple for traveling with their dogs in the back seat, free to roam, it made me take a serious look at how we traveled with Parker. She notes that if you are in an accident, the dog – if unbuckled – would travel like a missile through the windshield. Not a great thought, huh? We did buckle Parker into a hard plastic pet carrier in the back seat. But, Victoria said the best option is to use a harness, buckling up a pet just like a passenger. Parker took to his new harness immediately. Now, he travels in the back seat, looking to the right and left out the car windows. Or, he quietly snoozes. Thanks for the great tip, Victoria.