Archive for the ‘Canine Couture’ category

Marching into Spring

February 22, 2013

Cookie here!  Here in Katonah we’re gearing up for yet another wet weekend.  Sophia and I are all ready…


Teen Vogue and Dog Fancy, here we come!  As we finish up February and march into March, I was happy to make a discovery the other morning in our garden.  It was a sure sign that Spring is really coming…


Little Crocus flowers!  Popping up all over the place.  This, combined with the word from the Groundhogs, and the fact that the Sun now rises before my early morning hikes, not during them as before, is proof-positive to this puppy that winter is on the way out.  Snow and ice, it’s been fun playing with you, and l’ll miss you.  But I’m sure looking forward to sniffing some Spring flowers!   Woofs, Cookie



Cookie’s First Snowstorm

November 9, 2012

As if Sandy wasn’t enough drama, this Wednesday a snowstorm came to our area…putting seven inches on the ground for us!

Luckily, I had managed to pick up a doggie-puffer parka at Target (which, by the way, I am happy with – it’s their Boots & Barkley brand. Water-resistant, easy to put on, and nicely lines. )I wasn’t sure what Cookie would think about snow.  As you know, she really hates the rain.  But she does love to crunch on ice cubes at home.   Well, we were happy to discover that she LOVES the snow.  This little video captures some of her earliest snow moments.  Since the snowfall has ended she has been having fun discovering all the properties of snow: that it’s soft and fluffy and fun to plow through when it first falls, and then it gets hard and “crunchy” underfoot later.  Just like a kid, she loves to lick and eat the snow as well.  She has extra fun digging up and burying her bones now. She doesn’t seem to mind the cold at all, and if anything has been spending more time outside.   Her paw prints in the snow look like little daisies, and I now have to be careful when I walk her that she doesn’t pull, so I don’t wipe out on the black ice.  Definitely new territory we are (literally) walking into here!

I am still blogging from the road, (today we are at Cosi) as my home internet remains down from Sandy.   Cookie and I thank you for all of your support!  We hope you have recovered from Sandy and will keep the posts coming.  Warm and Fuzzies, Diana

Howl-o-ween’s coming!

September 13, 2012

Cookie tried on her Halloween costume the other day…

..and we think it fits her great!  PetSmart has something fun happening now called the Monster Cute Photo Contest where you can submit a picture of your pet in their Halloween costume…visitors to the site vote for their favorite pets  & costumes, and several prizes are awarded around Halloween.  The Grand Prize is $10,000 – that’s a lot of bones!!!  If you like this picture of our  Little Angel, Cookie and I would be grateful if you took a moment to vote for her on the site.  You can visit PetSmart’s Monster Cute page on Facebook, or, here is the link to Cookie’s entry for your browser:

You can also search by pet name (Cookie), Category (Cutest), and entry title (Angel Eyes).

Take a moment to enter YOUR pet in this fun contest too!   If you have a PetSmart in your area, they will also be holding Halloween pet parades at their stores.  Thanks for your support, and Warm & Fuzzies, Diana

The Summertime Blues

July 26, 2012

Cookie REALLY doesn’t like to get wet.  So her raincoat is  not as frivolous as one might think.

On Cookie’s very first vet visit at eight weeks old, when I was very much the anxious, first-time-dog mama without a clue, and it was still chilly outside, I earnestly asked her doctor if I should buy her any coats/sweaters/outerwear.  Our vet, a very practical lady, looked me straight in the eye and replied, “She’s a doggy.  She’ll be just fine.”  And so, I ceased to look at all the cute little doggy clothes, and instead focused my motherly love and dog dollars on more practical items…like bones!  But soon I discovered that our Cookie doesn’t care at all for getting wet.   While many dogs adore swimming in the pond and frolicking in the stream of water from a hose on a hot day, our puppy can barely tolerate walking on wet grass after a rain storm.  Never mind actual rain falling upon her.  We have tried to tempt her into a kiddie pool on blazing hot afternoons by putting her favorite toys in the middle for her to retrieve, and she just looks at us like we’re nuts.  One day, when I was watering our garden with Cookie nearby, I impulsively gave her a little spray, to which I received the one and only snappy bark I have ever received from her, period.  So when nature calls and it is raining outside, it wasn’t easy.  We would have to coax her outside  with multiple snacks, after which she would relieve herself, and then hurry back into the mudroom, crying to go back in the house.  The problem is, all her puppy energy didn’t disappear amid the rain – it would just stay pent up in her – making her our own puppy force of nature in the house.  Not good!  So one day, just for kicks, I bought this yellow doggie raincoat, with a hood and metalic reflector stripe down the back.  In addition to looking quite cute on her, it actually is waterproof, and guess what?  Cookie will let us take her for a walk, even in the pouring rain, when it is on.   And so folks, I’m here to say, raincoats, and other coats period, are not silly for dogs.  They’re rather sane!  Warm and Fuzzys, Diana