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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH MLLE. RENEE!

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MLLE RENEE AND JUST A SNIFF AWAY!

Mlle Renee and I took our daily walk today and along the way she picked up the scents of random rabbits, squirrels, and sundry other woodland creatures.JustASniffAway

Finally, she sniffed out one that called for a sit down extended sniff. Oh to smell, but never enjoy!

MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION FOLLOWING A SNOW STORM!

Meteorologically, yesterday was the last day of winter, but you sure wouldn’t know it from the 7+ inches of snow littering up the streets, walks and lawns.Morning Snow

Mlle. Renee made a few tracks in the snow, but only close to the house were the accumulation was lighter.

Renee Trails

 

When she ventured into the deeper snow she seemed lost in the wilderness.

March 1 - Snow Dog

Oh, well, I guess she’s getting tired of the winter weather, too!

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS — Look, Bob, It’s Snow!

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DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – SCALE

This week, play with scale.  Share an image that highlights a size relationship — make us pause and take a second look to understand the scale of the elements in your photos.  {For more information, go here.}

In addition to Mlle. Renee, there is another dog living in the house.  He’s a much smaller dog named SPOT, and he can usually be found hanging around in the detritus on the door of the refrigerator. Look closely and you’ll surely see him.Spot On The Wall

SPOT ON THE FRIDGE

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Here he is in the potted plant on the deck.

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On the trail in the Lonesome Pine.Guard Duty

On guard duty with Mlle. Renee!

Pole Cat

Taking a sun break!

Yard Patrol

On lookout at the front entrance.

Perimeter Patrol

Walking Perimeter Patrol

Snack Time

And sneaking a snack when Renee isn’t looking!

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS – Renee Days And Nap Time

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Renee Days And Nap Time

THE WORD PRESS DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WARMTH

Whether you live on my side of the planet or in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoying real heat on the beach or in your yard, show us your take on warmth. You can go from the literal (saunas! scarves! steaming cups of tea!) to the figurative (the embrace of family members coming together for the holidays, the look of affection on your pet’s face, or even just a photo with a particularly warm color palette, no matter its subject matter). (For more information, go here.)

Warmth

And Mlle. Renee was snuggled in the warmth of her bed.

While visions of dog treats danced through her head.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY — MINE, ALL MINE!

Renee's Toy Box

WORDLESS WEDNESDAYS: HURRY, CHRISTMAS!!!

Hurry, Christmas

TODAY WAS BAKING DAY … FOR MLLE. RENEE?

Back when I adopted Mlle. Renee, one of the first toys I bought her was a chew bone with a ball in the middle and two bone ends that screwed off to allow you to add rawhide rings for extra chewing fun. Renee loved it, and whenever she wanted something to chew on she would bring it over to me and drop it in my lap for a rawhide ring replacement. This was our routine for about four years. As happens with most good things the manufacture of the rawhide rings was moved to China. Then one day I noticed the rawhide had a strong chemical smell when I opened a new package. Later I heard about dogs becoming ill from eating the product. And eventually, the pet stores stopped carrying the product. If something smells bad to me, I don’t give it to my faithful companion. So when she would bring her favorite chew toy to me for a refill, I had to tell her I had to go shopping to buy some. And when she wasn’t looking, I hide the toy away.

Not wanting to be a Grinch to my best friend, I worked on finding something to replace the rawhide rings. I found a recipe for a dog cookie made using oatmeal, peanut butter, pumpkin and vanilla extract, and my best friend discovered his grandmother’s old doughnut cutter that cut a ring the size of the old rawhide ring.  So yesterday I baked up a batch of edible ring replacements.DSC00839

Unfortunately,  they backed up at twice the thickness of the original rawhide rings,  so I could only add a cookie ring on one side of the toy.DSC00840

But when Renee saw it, this was her immediate reaction.DSC00841

 

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And she really liked it!

I made enough rings to get me through the rest of the month, so I won’t have to make the next batch until after Christmas. Note: while the rings smelled very good cookie-wise, they did get very crunchy when they cooled. So I passed on doing a personal taste test.

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