Category Archives: Argos

This can’t be comfortable

Have you ever looked at your peacefully sleeping pet and wondered how that pose could ever be comfortable? Especially getting up and moving afterwards?

Me too.

Exhibit A: Sleeping Argos

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I wouldn’t be able to walk for several hours after waking if I slept like that. Barnie agrees.

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Then there was a cookie-dispersal or other kitchen attraction, and dog bed occupations shifted. Purl grabbed this dog bed, but wasn’t fast enough(!), and had to split the bed with Barnie.

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Finally Purl took off for the Best Dog Bed Ever, aka the couch.

Barnie rejoiced.

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The Reindogs

Back in November, Dr. Cathy King (founder of WorldVets), posted this photo on my Facebook page. This adorable and funny dogs-wearing-reindeer-hats photo was subsequently posted eleventy more times by other friends.

I loved it, and took it on as a personal challenge — to knit reindeer hats for my two Greyhounds, Argos and Purl.

It started out innocently enough.

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Purl wasn’t so sure.

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I did the neck part first, followed by the hood, then the ears, and finally the tiny reindeer horns.

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At last they were ready! A reindeer hat for Purl, and one for Argos too.

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Argos remembered back in the pre-Purl days of 2010, when he had a different reindeer costume.

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Purl came around soon enough though, realizing that this could be fun.

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They took their new roles seriously. Flying around the world, they added a little Greyhound speed and power to Santa’s sleigh.

And then, in a blink of an eye, it was all over. Back to regular life.

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Reindogs10-2013-12-25-08.53.54Sniffing sniffs, lazy dog stretches, and just laying around.
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Until next year…

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The Stair Master

You may have seen the You Shall Not Pass, Dog video making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. I watched it, and was laughing and nodding in agreement — the power that cats have over dogs.

This recurring theme is definitely true in my house — everything from Barnie and Quincy owning the dog beds to the Invisi-Cat Shield saga. And now, cat control over the stairs.

Stairway to Trouble

One of Quincy’s favorite things is to exercise his control over the dogs. In this scene, he realized that he was in prime position to block Argos from coming down the stairs when I called him to go out for a walk.

Here is how it unfolded.

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This impasse wasn’t going to be over anytime soon. I had to rescue Argos. Quincy knew the game was over as I made my way up the stairs.
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In case you missed it, here is the “You shall not pass, dog” video: