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Great Scott! Devoted Pup

We are back!

As we mentioned in our brief post last week, we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus as Gilligan’s humans (who happen to include your faithful author) have been away gettied married and going on honeymoon.

Gilligan spent some time with several excellent sitters, and we will bring you some glimpses into his time there in the lap of wiener luxury, but first…

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One tale from Edinburgh, Scotland that is sure to thrill you dog-lovers out there, is that of Greyfriars Bobby.

Bobby was a Skye Terrier who lived in the 19th century. Legend has it that when Bobby’s owner passed away, leaving him behind, he spent the rest of his 14 years of life sitting in front of his owner’s grave and guarding it. Locals who passed by the grave on their way to and from the nearby pub came to know and love Bobby, and they would feed him bits of food when they saw him.

Then one day, Bobby passed away peacefully by the side of his owner’s grave.

Eventually, this tavern was named after the renowned canine, and a statue erected in his honor.

Just a “wee bit” of Scottish lore for you today for Black and White Sunday! Stay tuned for many more stories of the adventures our hero Gilligan and his humans have been getting into.

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Ween Serving Love

Game Point!

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Rain Showers to Mayflowers

It’s mid-April, and boy has a lot been going on for our hero Gilligan this past month!

Gilligan’s Mama just returned from an international trip to the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and he’s super glad to have her back!

Beyond that, after a painfully snowy, cold and wet winter, it is finally Spring! All of the snow has finally melted as of this week, and Gilligan is back to enjoying his favorite parks in all their glory (see what the park looked like before the thaw here).

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“Wow! Looks like some of the leaves never fell!”

The onset of Spring means another thing: motorcycles are back on the streets! While Gilligan’s Mama and Papa find the vehicles to be too dangerous and have refused his pleas to let him ride (even in a sidecar, sorry little guy), after a great day at the park he did get a chance to visit a friend’s garage and pose in the seat of this rad red Suzuki. Hopefully this will not become further fuel for Gilligan’s “bad boy” self image. 😉

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An Unfair Fight

Today, April 8th, is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.

Just a few brief words about Gilligan on this day, then we’re going to share a couple of things you can do today as a pet parent to help the cause of raising awareness to end the practice of dog fighting.

Looks Can be Deceiving

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As much as Gilligan is in many ways the little angel he appears to be, when it comes to meeting and greeting other dogs, he can be a bit of a terror. He often exhibits a fighting/ aggressive response to the anxiety of being introduced to a new dog.

If your dog exhibits aggressive behavior, make sure to always safeguard against potential incidents by using a muzzle (we use the following for Gilligan: Baskerville 5-Inch Rubber Ultra Muzzle, Size-1, Black). You may want to work with a behaviorist who can help with counter-training the aggressive behavior.

What You Can Do

The above aside, putting dogs in mortal danger by pitting them against one another for sport is just plain wrong! If you would like to take up the fight against dog fighting, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Ask the Department of Justice to #GetTough on dog fighters by creating harsher sentencing guidelines. Simply fill this quick form out and let the the DOJ know that you support prosecution of this horrific form of cruelty: http://bit.ly/1HxeMSL
  2. Download a #GetTough on dog fighting toolkit kit which includes a printable sign, Facebook & Twitter cover image, and digital shareables:http://www.aspca.org/GetTough
  3. Visit the ASPCA’s Fight Cruelty section to find out more about the ASPCA’s work to end dog fighting. Read about recent dog fighting raids and rescues, as well as facts about pit bull cruelty and breed specific legislation: https://www.aspca.org/dogfighting
  4. Take a photo of your dog with the digital poster you can print then share it on social media.

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Awakening the Hibernating Park

Today’s Wordless Wednesday’s theme is “Pets Gone Wild!” Since we won’t be doing a very good job of being “Wordless” today, we’ll at least do this theme justice by once again featuring perhaps the wildest photo of Gilligan ever taken, which we showed you in a post entitled Drink of Choice: Puptrón.

Behold! Weenzilla!

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And now for our feature story. 🙂

The Thaw Continues

We’ve been celebrating the onset of the Spring thaw after what was a record-breaking blizzard season for us here in the Boston area. As the snow has gradually melted, we’ve been showing you that Gilligan has been able to gradually go for walkies again without being defeated by the cold and ice.

Now, we celebrate another baby step: getting back to the park!

You’ll notice we say “to the park,” and not “in the park.” That’s because the park itself, despite some significant thawing, is not yet accessible; only the walkways around the park have thawed sufficiently for us to navigate.

Today’s post will show that after the intense winter we had, the thawing of the park is a bit of a process, which we will compare to the slow awakening of a hibernating giant.

Compare our photo from the first frost, to this week’s photo of the same patch of pathway around the river:

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The photo to the left shows another angle of the riverside area where Gilly was situated in the first photo.

In case it isn’t clear enough: Gilligan can’t even stand where he was standing in the first photo anymore!

And so we must be content to walk around the park, until it thaws sufficiently. For another enlightening comparison, let’s look at a photo we took of the basketball court area of the park when it was too wet to navigate a few months back (before the snow), as compared to the utterly snow-locked state of things this week:

 

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Before…
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After! Look at the little BENCH off to the right, by the base of that tree! Crazy, huh?

We’ll leave you with one last (and certainly NOT least) photo showcasing how ridiculous the snow coverage at the park remains. Good luck trying to open the gate and get into the court for a round of tennis!

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Hypnotically Cute Ween

Look deep into my eyes…

“You’re getting treat-y, VERRRY treat-y…”


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Thaw Good in the Hood

We’re back for another FitDog Friday! And that’s because it is finally getting warm enough for successful walks around the neighborhood again! Yay!

Last time, we showed you how walks with Gilligan continued to be thwarted by the cold and mounds of snow, continuing in the fashion of our prior “Wiener in the Trenches” post, showing Gilligan’s “I give up on this walk” stance in response. Today, we celebrate the triumph of being able to accomplish a complete walk in the neighborhood again, with some special photos and video to share with you!

Well, here we are in the final week of February, and we’re finally starting to see some sunny days, and some lovely thaw. Ah, yes!

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We’ve been able to accomplish several walks this week. Check out a clip from yesterday’s before we share a few photos from today’s wonderfully sunny stroll. 🙂

Finally able to relax after catching up on his pee-mail, Gilligan started today’s walk just basking in the warmth of the sunshine.

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“Oh my DOG, that feels good!”

Now that’s not to say that the grass is back and Spring has sprung around these parts. Oh no, we’re still a ways from that. The below photo will give you a glimpse at the mounds of ice and snow that we’ve needed to tackle. Check out the bed of ice still partially present on the driveway.

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My, thank goodness for that plow!

Just think, this is the nicest it’s been here for about three weeks!

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There was still a decent amount of ice and snow around, which meant Gilligan periodically wanted to stop for a break from walking on the ice, and just sit in the sun again.

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As if today’s walk couldn’t get any more wonderful, WE FOUND TREASURE on our way home! It had been buried under ice in the sidewalk, but was just thawed out enough to retrieve now. What was it, you ask?

A pi cutter!

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See? Not a typo.

See you next time, and have a great weekend! 🙂

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What Gets This Wiener Up in the Morning?

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Thanks for feeding me! Can we go back to bed, please?
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I know you just took a shower, but… look how comfy! Eh?
Thanks for putting my dog bed here so I can snooze while you get dressed!
Thanks for putting my dog bed here so I can snooze while you get dressed! I guess that’s an ok compromise!
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Wait, what’s that I smell? Breakfast?
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Oh boy… if eating meat is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
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If I help you with your homework, maybe you’ll let me have some then? Let’s read more about the meat industry… maybe you won’t feel as hungry for those tacos?
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Well, I’ve tried my best, and once again your food remains “Not For Pups.” *yawn* I think I feel a nap coming on…

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A Tail-Waggin’ Toofer

A Double Feature, Featuring Your Favorite Double Long Wiener!

Gilligan following up his dental routine with a little exercise for his “teef:”

And the amazing weenie happy dance at dinner-time!:

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Too-Tall Snowbanks Conquer Too-Short Wiener

It’s been two weeks since we’ve posted on FitDog Friday. The reason?

We’ve been snowed in! Below is the image we left you with last time at the conclusion of our “Wiener in the Trenches” post, showing Gilligan’s “I give up on this walk” stance during our last post-blizzard attempt at a walk around the block.

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Unfortunately, the situation has really only gotten worse. Two weeks and four snow days later, the snow has piled up even higher, and despite today being calm and somewhat bright (though not warm…), Gilligan gave up on today’s walk even sooner than he did before, not even making it past the street corner!

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The view from the top of our front porch. There is actually a street between us and those houses… which have porches, too… AND those are all trees, NOT bushes!

As much as Gilligan was itching for a walk after several days confined to playing with toys indoors, he was immediately skeptical from the outset of the walk. The snow was piled up high everywhere, and despite the sun today’s temperatures were frigid.

Before the end of the block, there’s a “terminal” so at least Gilligan was able to check his pee-mail…

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“Yikes! I let THAT one go too long without a response!”

Then, right after the hydrant, Gilly was faced with a dark, super-scary snow-trench that came up above the corner lot fence! *gulp* 😦

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And so it was after a very long and cold 4 minutes, less than a block from home, that Gilligan sat down in defeat on the snowy path, and assumed his classic “carry me home NOW!” stance.

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Looks like it’s back to the great indoors and some choice toys… unfortunately we’re due for yet more snow on Sunday…. ROH NO!

And the moral of the story is: Be careful what you wish for!

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