House 5 – Better photos!

Just realized that our House 5, family rest stop photo got cut off and only shows Tess' nose.  (Sorry, its finals week for my blog designer).   Figured we'd try again.
Just realized that our House 5, family rest stop photo got cut off and only shows Tess’ nose. (Sorry, its finals week for my blog designer). Figured we’d try again.

 

These are the best neighbors.   They don't have pets, but they are totally comfortable with Oti's stopping here.  ANd don't they have such a nice lawn?
The owners of House 5 are the best neighbors. They don’t have pets, but they are totally comfortable with Otis stopping here. And don’t they have such a nice lawn?

All About Dog – Bath Day

I have started taking them out for walks together, using the long hunting lead. They have a ball, both of them enjoy themselves so much, and now House 5 is a family rest stop. They even get the chance to play a little, since the lead is so long.
I have started taking them out for walks together, using the long hunting lead. They have a ball, both of them enjoy themselves so much, and now House 5 is a family rest stop. They even get the chance to play a little, since the lead is so long.
Unfortunately for Tess, these things come in twos.
Unfortunately for Tess, these things come in twos.
He managed to lean against me for most of the bath. I could tell he was tired at the end, but it worked.
He managed to lean against me for most of the bath. I could tell he was tired at the end, but it worked.
Bath time!
Bath time!

 

He did really great, and now smells so nice!
He did really great, and now smells so nice!

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All done! Shared another piece of Apple Peanut Butter Dog Cake for reward.
All done! Shared another piece of Apple Peanut Butter Dog Cake for reward.

 

Otis’ Three Month Ampuversary!!!!

Bought a 50 foot hunting lead.  I sit in a lawn chair in the sun, with Tess on one end . .
Bought a 50 foot hunting lead. I sit in a lawn chair in the sun, with Tess on one end . .
and Otis on the other!
and Otis on the other!
New Petco opened so we got matching bandanas.  I have to admit that Otis wasn't that fond of his "completed chemo" bandana - must have smelled like vet hospital.
New Petco opened so we got matching bandanas. I have to admit that Otis wasn’t that fond of his “completed chemo” bandana – must have smelled like vet hospital. ┬áPlease ignore the fact that you see more weeds than lawn.
Rolling in the grass in his Ruffwear Webmaster Plus harness.
Rolling in the grass in his Ruffwear Webmaster Plus harness.
This is "house 5" on our normal walk.   Fortunately, they like dogs, because he will stay here for 5 - 10 minutes.
This is “house 5” on our normal walk. Fortunately, the owners like dogs, because he will stay here for 10 – 15 minutes.
Exploring the front yard, also in his Ruffwear Webmaster Plus harness.  He looks so good in red!
Exploring the front yard, in his Ruffwear Webmaster Plus harness. He looks so good in red!
Hanging out in the backyard.   Felt like i had to have at least a couple of pictures of him actually standing up.
Hanging out in the backyard. Felt like I had to have at least a couple of pictures of him actually standing up.

Otis – Out and about (or all of the interesting things tripawds can do)

Finally, nice weather in Chicago!   This step has always been one of his favorite places to sunbathe.
Finally, nice weather in Chicago! This step has always been one of his favorite places to sunbathe.
Unfortunately, this is what most of our walks look like.  He enjoys when I "pick him up like a suitcase" using his new harness.
Unfortunately, this is what most of our walks look like. He enjoys when I “pick him up like a suitcase” using his new harness.
Otis and Tess upstairs in my bedroom - they won't miss this morning ritual.
Otis and Tess upstairs in my bedroom – they won’t miss this morning ritual.
Handsome boy in his Ruffwear Webmaster harness.
Handsome boy in his Ruffwear Webmaster harness.
Can a tripawd do stairs?
Can a tripawd do stairs?
Oh look, a new bandana!  He really is an official tripod now.
Oh look, a new bandana! He really is an official tripawd now.