Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little Treats

When I'm training with Lucy and Ricky, I give them treats along with hugs and kisses.  If I expect them to work, I gotta pay them, right?  Right!! 
My two are always eager to learn....
and snack!!!
They're really happy with whatever I give them, happy words of encouragement, kisses, but I do think they love food the most.  And since I want to keep them slim and trim, I give them healthy-ish stuff.  Sometimes cut up lean meat, or sometimes good snacks I buy at pet stores.  But one thing about those packaged treats:  They are WAY too big.  They are super-size treats.  And if I used that size, my dogs would turn into pigs very quickly. 

So I cut down the treats into much smaller pieces.  Although it's time-consuming and at times bit annoying, other times it feels meditative.  I just stand over the counter and cut, cut, cut- making a little go a long way!
One piece becomes 8...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lucy's Mom

I love Half Priced books.  For about a gajillion reasons.

I'm so lucky that a huge one is less than a mile from my house!  We go there a lot.  Partly because it's dog friendly. However, the cafe is not, since there is food in there.

So yesterday when Lucy and I were up browsing around at all the books, I popped my head in the cafe and asked them to save a Napoleon for me and that I'd pick it up later.  The girl said, "Oh, what a cute dog!  What's her name?"

After Lucy and I finished up in the bookstore, I stopped back in the cafe.   The girl had the Napoleon waiting in a box for me.
That is now officially my proudest title--- Lucy's (and Ricky's!) Mom.
I was not the only one that thought the dessert looked absolutely yummy!