Our lives with Buckwheat and Annabelle
just keep getting better. The pugs, and our poodle, Vegas, are
loving life! Although winter has somewhat shortened the play time
outside, they are having lots of fun playing indoor games. One of
the favorites? Find the kids! The children take a dog treat and hide
somewhere in the house. They call the dogs once and see who finds
them first. Sometimes it takes a few extra "kid yells" to get the
pets in the correct part of the house, but the dogs love hunting out
the kids...and the treats.
CJ has also set up a "dog training" area in our basement. Each dog
gets individual attention on the treadmill (yes, they actually will
walk on it!) and a home-made obstacle course consisting of Kleenex
boxes, toy horse jumps, and piled up stuffed animals. In addition to
"dog school, Jacob and CJ take great care to brush the dogs' teeth
and clean out their wrinkles weekly. We have also found that both
pugs love bath time. Annabelle eats it up and preens afterward as we
blow her dry. Buckwheat enjoys the water time, but could care less
about being blown dry. He prefers the towel. Needless to say, the
dogs are in heaven with all of the attention.
Buckwheat and Annabelle look fabulous! They both have lost some
weight and Annabelle doesn't breathe quite so "heavy" anymore after
exercise and excitement. They have each claimed an end on the sofa
and can often be found perched on a pillow waiting for the kids to
The pugs are also turning out to be quite famous in our area. CJ
entered a PTA "I can make a difference by...." Reflections contest.
She chose "rescuing animals" as her topic and entered under the
video documentary section. She won first in her school and district.
Now her video is headed to the KY State PTA Reflections Competition!
One section of her video focused on Buckwheat & Annabelle. She
interviewed her brother and talked about how important it is to take
care of our animal friends.
That's it for now!