June 30, 2010

Deep into summer

dog park time

I was reminded this morning that the image I’ve left “all” my blog readers with is poor Miss Lola in her collar. How unfair! Lola recovered in about a month and thankfully did not go so stir crazy that drugs were needed. She’s now back in top form, running through the dog fields and rolling in the deep summer grass.

In other doggy news, since moving to Madison we’ve struggled to find the right dog sitting option for our special needs dog. We had been using a good kennel outside of town but it is heart breaking to take our fear stricken Lola back to a little cage and then frolic off on vacation with this sad image in our minds. No longer! A young woman from Lola’s day care has developed a crazy crush on Miss Lola and suggested we leave Lola with her. We tried it out a couple weeks ago. The woman said dog sitting Lola was “a dream come true”! When we picked Lola up at the end of a long weekend, Lola was completely integrated into this woman’s world, running with her pack of dogs. There was happiness all around. I am so happy we found such a good place to leave our dog. This is going to make vacations even better!


  1. great news!

    Comment by arielle — June 30, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

  2. I am so happy you’re blogging again! It is indeed deep into summer. Are you ready for July 4th? I’m not!

    Comment by M. — July 1, 2010 @ 11:18 am

  3. Is this what leaving my kid in daycare will be like?! I can’t wait to meet Lola, I bet she is a wonderful dog!

    Comment by Crazy Rosie — July 1, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

  4. That’s great news! Our dogs just got back from staying with a friend of ours from Cocker Rescue in Janesville. Now that Kira’s blind, she’s fearful of new places. But having our other two dogs with her and all of our friends’ dogs helped her out in a big way. She even puzzled out how to use the doggie door!

    Comment by Jeff — July 2, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

  5. Thank you for all the comments! I’m happy to see my silence hasn’t driven everyone away.

    Jeff – Glad you found a good dog sitter. I know you were also struggling to find the right caretakers.

    Comment by Marijka — July 6, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

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