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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


Calli :)

I have a little something to share. Calli managed to fanagle her way back to GB! She was adopted for a few days but it was not the right fit for Calli or the family. 

Here is her new write up for Petfinder:

Calli is the sweetest dog in the right home! She is totally potty trained, medium energy, low shed, is fine with cats, walks on a leash, chews on her bones/toys and ADORES her dog beds! There are a few things Calli does not prefer in her home. She prefers no children. They make her afraid. She prefers no other dogs. She likes to be the one and only princess. She prefers no crates. She uses a dog bed and crates upset her. 
She takes a while to be ok with men but does come around with treats and patience. Calli attaches to her mom right away and will be mommy's shadow! It's like you are old friends from the start if you are her mom!
I am blogging about Calli so check it out (more pictures and videos!!!)
Calli prefers the quiet life of a home body and would love to cuddle with you, sit at your feet or take a stroll around the block! Calli is looking for a best friend!!! 

If you are interested in Calli apply to

Sometimes Calli has that serious look. It's just her! 
Sniffing around!
Pretty girl taking a rest on a rug. 





little woofer!

Mr photogenic!!!

I adore his button nose! 

So a couple of things...
1. He's a bit barky! Outside if he hears a noise he is running and barking. It may get less as he settles. It may not. I'm just letting you know how things are today. He also barks in his crate if you go outside and he knows you are there. Again, this is today. In a month he may not bark but then again he may always bark. Time will tell!
2. He just got neutered but he doesn't know it. Chip is always after my little female, Asti. She is not at all happy with him. This love affair should settle down... in time! ;)
Update... things are better! Chip is leaving Asti alone. Yay!




Friday, August 11, 2017

...just CUTE!!!

Tonight I am not crating Chippy. He decided to sleep on the dog bed next to my bed. If he wants to jump up here with me he is welcome. My husband is out of town so Chip has lots of bed space available to him! Night night Chip! 

Good morning...
Chippy slept super well on the doggy bed! We already were up and about. He went outside for potty time and ate breakfast then back out to finish his job. Today I will take him for a ride in the car! Stay tuned for more Chippy updates! :)

Chippy is all buckled into the car seat. He is fairly nervous at the start of the trip hopping all around and jumping in and out. At the end he was much better and settled in for the ride. We will practice again. Check out his cute photos!! πŸ’šπŸ’™

Chippy with his head on my shoe!!! #awwwww


Its Friday!!!

Chip is just chillin' and ready for the weekend. He is an active boy and needs his exercise but once that is done he settles down. This is not a purse dog-- he's got some spunk. When he rests he is always touching my feet. Either with a paw or his back or his head. So very sweet! He's not a lap sitter. He's a foot hugger!!! πŸ’šπŸ‘£πŸ’š!!!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Trotting along!

Chip just trots along. He's a pro! He is not nervous or timid and not barky while walking. He does bark in the yard. He likes smelling as he walks. I think he's a Shih tzu mix as he has longer legs than a Shih tzu would have. Maybe mixed with a Poodle?! He is also very smart!!!
Selfie with Chipster! ⭐️


Game Day!!!

Chippy, as we call him, is showing off here with a few more FETCH pics! He lays his toy right on my lap, lol!!! He's getting cuter by the minute!!! YES... he is even potty trained! That's so excellent!!! πŸ‘πŸ»

Chippy has on his Packer bandana tonight! Ready to cheer on The Pack in their first preseason game!!! It's Christmas in GB! Green n Gold everywhere. The air is totally electric for this lil' sports town! Chippy is thinking this is fun!

Chip also looking toooooo cute in a jersey -- what a DOLL!!! 🐢 He is a joy to hang out with... lots of fun but not hyper. He's a lovely house dog!!! He's a busy boy. Does not sit too much on my lap but does sit at my feet. He's always looking to play so a little playful dog friend would be really perfect for Chippy! 

He was so good last night for his first 'foster dog sleep over'! Slept like a log in a crate in my bedroom. Gobbled up breakfast in the morning-- he just loves food!!! Pottied n Pooped outside after breakfast. Even went out in the rainy drizzle with no issues. 😁 Good boy, Chippy cheeks!
I went to work and he stayed in a crate in my kitchen with a couple bones and a few toys to keep him company. When I came home he was so ready to come out. Lol! He was excited and started to bark for joy. His bark is super loud! Hilarious!!!
He did actually snuggle on my lap just now but not for long.. then he hopped down but it's a start! Awwww!

Hope Chip enjoys watching his first Packer game in GB!!!!!!! He will love the yummy snackaroos!!! πŸ•πŸŸπŸ—πŸ§€

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CHIP arrived!!!

Here is a video to introduce you to cute Chip!!! 
(My own dogs insist on getting into the action! Haha!!! #videobombers)
He's a happy and busy boy. Right now everything is new so he's excited. Give him a bit of time and he will settle in! 
I do know he loves to play fetch. We threw a little stuffed flip flop dog toy for a while and he loved it. 
He also will sit up and beg! Chip is soft and has a very short fur-cut as he was so matted when picked up by the dog catcher in Alabama-- it all came off in a matted sheet when groomed with a clipper. Ewwww! Poor Chippy!!!😟
Chip just got neutered 2 days ago. I have a belly band on him for any leg lifting, marking, he might do. 
His personality is joyful and friendly to all. Everyone looks like a buddy to Chip. Enjoy the pics I took of him.... Mr. ADORABLE!❤️

I like to fetch AND bring it back for more!

I have a typical Shi tzu underbite, lol!!!😁

Left head tilt...

...and right!

Showing off his begging pose with front feet up 😍!

Playing outside!

Silly tongue, Hee hee!!!

Shiny big eyes! πŸ‘€
Chip is very skinny! Needs some TLC and lots of yummy food! #noproblem

He has a plumy tail!

Squeakers are totally fun! 

Chip likes going for a walk. He is not afraid of cars. He zig zags but we will practice!