Stella and KC Host a Pittie Party

Stella and KC had themselves a pittie party this weekend, inviting a few of their closest pit bull friends over for a Memorial Day swim.

Most had attended doggie daycare – so we knew everyone was dog friendly – but just like with kids, the introductions were slightly awkward.  Once they met (sniffed each other’s butts), got over their shyness (ran away), and established ranks and set boundaries (growled), everyone relaxed and had fun.

KC only showed her true (mean girl) side once…when claiming her outside couch-throne.  A few minutes inside for a time out, though, and she got the message.

Nancy and her recent foster fail, Big Kahuna (with a name like that, you know he’s from Stray Rescue) get used to the water

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And he’s off!

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Tot, rescued by Stray Rescue with her brother Tater and adopted by my friend Nicole, brought her own pool to the party.

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With help from her mom, Tot tries out the big girl pool

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Despite prodding from his mom Kelly, Zeus wants noooo part of that wet stuff

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Big Kahuna and Chomper became fast friends

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Chomper and Tot in a neck and neck race

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Cockapoo KC has no problem partying with the pitties.  Here she passes by Niki, who chooses not to follow the crowd.

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Nicole, Tot and KC enjoying the sunshine

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Totter Tot

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Zeus – biggest momma’s boy love bug ever

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Nancy and her handsome boy BK

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Nicole rethinks her snack time idea. Actually, they were all very well-behaved 🙂 To her right (besides me laughing my head off) is Mia, a pugador (pug-labrador), whose dad Brad works with me at the Watering Bowl.

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Tot getting a leg up on Chomper to get to the cheese

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Mesmerized by the cheese, Zeus tries to will it into his mouth

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Stella, almost 11, made an appearance until nap time; then we never saw her again.

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We had one minor mishap. Tot, whose legs are as short as a Basset Hound’s, took a flying leap from the 4-foot wall to the pool deck and landed on her chin. We don’t know how she didn’t break a leg or her jaw.

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Our hope for the day was to hang out with friends and watch the pups run around and wear themselves out.

Based on the pictures sent to me later…

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…I’d say the party was a success.

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Our Month in Pictures – May

I hope your head doesn’t spin when looking at these pictures….it was a busy month!!
Here we go…
I went hiking with my friend Donna. We took her dogs this time instead of Stray Rescue dogs. They needed some fun too 🙂
This is her dog Funny Bone. Donna adopted her from Stray Rescue and kept her name. She’s hilarious. She wanted to sit on my lap, and she’s not exactly a lap dog, as you can see…
Donna and her pack. And she has two more at home!

Her son’s dog Newton, who is visiting for the summer, and Funny Bone
My Stray Rescue friend Kelly had a doggie playdate at her house. A neighbor came over to see what the heck was going on

I went on a Stray Rescue hike and was paired up with Bitberger. I’ve never met a dog with more personality. He was an absolute riot. He sat in the front with me on the way to the trail
Donna took this of us on our way there. Ha!
 Bitberger after the hike. He was sprawled from the back seat to the front
A random pic I took of a St. Bernard in the back of this little car. It was so funny

I went with some Stray Rescue friends out to lunch. The shelter encourages us to take dogs out for a few hours or for the whole day, so we took Shaq with us. That’s me with Shaq. He’s awesome!

We took them to a place downtown called Luvy Duvy’s. Every dog gets his own special plate. Check out this feast of bacon, cheese, chicken chunks and chips

 Another lunch date with Stray Rescue friends and shelter dogs
My friend Kelly has 7 dogs right now – 4 of her own and 3 fosters. I try to take her fosters out when I can since she works full time. This is Huber. I love him. And he loves the water. But I didn’t let him go in.
(Conway Park) 

I took this adorable picture of Huber, and Kelly submitted it to SR to be his bio pic on the website. They changed it right away and he has some people looking at him tonight! I hope he gets adopted. He’s such a good boy.

My friend Donna got in the middle of a dog fight (her own dogs) and we took her to the ER. She ended up having stitches in her ankle, back of her leg and in her hand.  She is one tough cookie. And so am I…I watched while they cleaned and stitched her wounds and didn’t even faint.
I hooked up my friend Katie (hi Katie!) and her husband Jeff with a new rescue puppy. Is he not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! They named him Johnny Cash. Not sure if they’ll call him Johnny or Cash. Most of their dogs have had musician names – Crosby, Garcia, Marley, Nash

Why does my dog think she’s allowed on the table?
And in the serving tray?

Stray Rescue renovated the shelter and look how cute the new bathroom signs are…

Custom vending machine

My stepdaughter Julie’s friend Jen got married. I’ve known her since she was 14.
Julie’s friend Gina’s dad (Jim) and Larry masquerading at the wedding reception

And last but not least, Eric’s graduation, which was held in this beautiful cathedral

 You can see Eric’s tall self in the back
Checking his diploma to make sure he really graduated…
Yay!!! He did it!

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Graduation dinner with Krista, Brian, his wife Marlys, Alyssa, Eric, Jason and Larry

Oops, one more thing..
Eric played in the Missouri All-Star game. They lost in the semi-finals, but it was an honor for him to be invited to play. #10

I forgot to say on the other post that the night before Eric was leaving to go to Mizzou, Phil Pressey called and asked if Eric could pick him and Alex Oriakhi up from the airport at 8:00 the next morning and drive them to Mizzou. So somehow Phil Pressey sat in the back seat of Eric’s Jetta behind 6’9″ 240-something pound Alex and 6’11” Eric for the hour and 45 minute drive. That must have been an interesting ride.
Was that a whirlwind, or what?