Category Archives: Purl (formerly Burro)

Purl Celebrates National Dog Day

It is hard to keep track of all of the pet-related ‘holidays’ these days. Today is National Dog Day – apparently the 10th annual day of dog love and celebration.

Feeling Festive

Purl decided that a day as big as National Dog Day called for her best finery.

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The first thing I see in the morning.

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Wearing a drape on her head doesn’t seem to bother her in the least.

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Ahem – you can stop laughing at me now.

I will say that Purl dressing herself up in the curtain was a LOT less work than the reindog hats.

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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