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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rummage Sale mascot!

Chip and I drove 2+ hours to my dad's house to get ready for a rummage sale (Friday & Sat). Chip rode in a crate surrounded by rummage 'stuff'! He did super!!! Not even a peep was heard from him. We left at 8:30 am and worked our fluffy tails off all day getting things ready! It's now 8:30 pm and it feels like midnight! We are bushed! Chip has been super amazing to everyone! Strange house? No problems. New people? Hello new friends! Chips a go with the flow kinda guy! 
Will Chippy be at the sale??? Well, he will be whisked away by one of my friends on Friday morning during the sale but will be at the sale all day on Saturday. It you live near Oconomowoc and love garage sales you may want to stop! Just drive to Old Ashippun-- you will find us on Hwy 67 near the Maple Inn.  We hope Chippy brings us good sales with his cute little face!!! 
Tonight Chippy and I will be 'bunk mates' on my child hood single bed!  Squish! He's already hogging the space!!! πŸ™ƒ

Friday Sale:
Waiting for customers!

Cute Chippy in an old vintage buggy we were selling!!!

My friend Terri picked him up and hung out with him all morning! He even visited a rehab center and the people there were in love with him!!! πŸ’“ He road on the lap of a lady in a wheel chair! Awwww!!!

He came back in the afternoon pretty tuckered out! Here he is begging for my muffin at the check out table! Of course he had a smidgen! πŸ™‚ Who could say no to him???

Day one of the sale is done! Chippy had a very very very busy day!!! He met oodles of people -- including a baby--and loved them all and they loved him! 







Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Typical Night

What TV time looks like at my house! #cornerseatdogonfeet 🐢🐢🐢🐢

3 things...
1.Gave Chip a bath. He was perfect. He seems used to grooming. Stands very -- very still. πŸ›
2. Today Chippy grabbed a Roma tomato off the vine in my garden box and gulped it right down. I was shocked! Made me wonder if he ate veggies to stay alive while he was on the streets in Alabama?!? I don't wanna even think about that! ☹️ πŸ…
3.We live by the Fair Grounds. Had fireworks tonight. Chip got so scared he pooped on the rug. πŸ’© Poor Chippy! We wrapped him in a towel for comfort and JP (my husband) held him. After they stopped he was fine. He then ran outside and went potty on the bushes like normal. πŸ‘πŸ»
Calli doesn't like fireworks either. She hid under JP's chair. After they stopped she was also fine.  

View from my Attic! In case u wonder why I'm often in the attic, lol, it's my closet!!! Spoiled to have a whole 3rd floor for a closet!!! πŸ‘ΈπŸ»




Do you ever come home from work, kick your shoes off and flop down onto the nearest bed? Ahhhh!!!! Well, this was me today! 
A few minutes later Calli jumped up and snuggled right under my arm. πŸ’– She adores her mommy! I warn you all... she's going to be a tough one for me to say goodbye to. 😒😒😒 
Please don't apply unless she will be your baby! Lol! Yes...I'm such a sap but she deserves the best! #sweetgirl



Tuesday, August 15, 2017


It's fairly clear to me that Miss Calli is kind of a non confidant dog. Here she is fine and she's a happy camper... but little things she does are clues. Sometimes she cowers down low when she feels unsure or when I pick up my leg to step over her tangled leash. When she meets a new person she definitely will hide behind me. I think she enjoys hanging out with Mr. Chippy because he seems the opposite. Life to him is a bowl of cherries... not sour ones! Lol!!! He's a happy-happy camper with a forge ahead mantra. :)
So, like a shy child, Calli will need an extra dose of patience and extra time to trust. Keep her world consistent and fun but not overwhelming. Watch her for clues when you see she is uncomfortable. Lots of praise and treats and mostly time! She has so much love to give to an understanding person!!!



Monday, August 14, 2017

2 Videos!!

If you listen to my morning babble, lol, I tell you our routine. Key word: Consistancy. 
The odd couple! These two are getting to be very good play mates! Who knew?!? πŸ˜‹

Took Chip to PetSmart!
...Sniffffffff!!! I also bought him a 'cool' shirt to match his harness! #summersale #cannotresist #3bucks


New toy too #spoiled

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ arm on dog car seat like a 'cool guy'... #howherolls 😎!

He was a star at the store, Mr Friendly Pants! He did mark a couple had to clean up that... luckily they supply the cleaner! Ugh! When we came home he did his yard zoomies. This guy is a speed racer! His paws were on fire zipping around the yard!!! #zippychippy







Sunday, August 13, 2017

so far... good! C&C are doing just fine as fellow foster dogs. ❤️ Yesterday was a little bit of a trial as Chippy is so exuberant and Calli so reserved but as dog's do... they seem to be ok today. ☺️Of course I'm keeping a close watch  :)

She's my girl! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Yes.. I love Calli! πŸ’–πŸΆπŸ’–

πŸ’‹XX Chippy too!

I adore this photo because Calli is like.... just go away you little pesty mop! I totally 'get it' Calli! πŸ˜‚

When there is laundry foldinging going on... I help! #NOT 

Crate explained!!! Calli will easily go into a crate. In fact, she rests in it with the door open! Here she is using the one in my kitchen to chew a hoof! When Calli does not like crates is when you 'leave the house'. Then she barks and gets very upset. At least that's what I'm told. I've never actually crated her when I leave. I just leave her out. 
Kids explained!!! Calli is not going to bother kids if they simply ignore her. Most likely she will keep her distance. She can be crated around them if you are home and having company. I don't have kids over but it's a suggestion! She is simply unsure of children. I don't know if she had a bad experience with them in her younger years. I do not know if they simply are too quick moving or too small. All I know is they make Calli nervous and a nervous dog might growl or even nip at a child to tell them to 'stay away'. This does not go over well with parents!! Unfortunately, dogs can't talk and "tell us" in words. They use the means they have.
So if you adopt Calli then kids should be taught to leave her alone/give her space.  
In time kids might be tolerated. One never knows but right now they are worrisome for her.  
Other dogs explained!!! Calli likes other dogs but Calli can also be possessive of   things around other dogs. Sometimes she is and sometimes she isn't. Depends on her mood! Calli can sometimes be a dominant dog to her doggy friends. Depends on the dog. Sometimes during play she gets too forceful. Other times she plays perfectly. So we are recommending she is an only dog. Here she does fine but I watch her and basically just say her name when I see her not acting appropriately and she corrects herself. She's a sweet girl 95% of the time to her pals. It's the 5% that gets her into trouble. 
With adult people Calli is fantastic!!!! If you have any dog sense you will love this girl! Easy keeper. πŸ’œ

In summary of Calli she is a quiet, calm adult dog who just wants a match of calm adult people who will love her and spoil her. Calli has her faults like every other dog! If I was looking for a dog and I didn't have other dogs or kids living with me she would be my choice! #totally #kissesforCali πŸ’‹





Saturday, August 12, 2017


What my kitchen looks like at bed time! Calli, Parson, Chippy, Asti. Good night treats before bed. Everyone went potty in the yard. Everyone clambered upstairs and took their spots. Tonight Calli got the dog bed. Chippy is in the crate next to me. Asti is on the people bed. Parson sleeps in the hallway on the wicker couch. Our guard dog! What a gang! #diversity