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15 Moments With Cookie (and S’More) That Made Us Smile

January 26, 2015

Happy  2015 to All our Cookie of Katonah Blog Readers!

It’s cold and snowy January, and we all could use some laughs and smiles to get us through these dreary days.  Thank goodness for dogs like Cookie and cats like S’More and all the silly things they do that fill our days with humor.  Here are 15 choice moments from our house that gave us a good chuckle or made us stop and remember why we love our pets so much.  Special thanks to my Photo Editor for this post, Atticus.  Stay warm Everyone!  Diana & Cookie

Moment 1:  “Bo Peep” – Here’s Cookie channeling her inner-shepherd with her Christmas bone.

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Moment 2:  “Three Amigos”  – Cookie and her Cousins having summer fun.

Sluggo, Me and Annie last summer - see "I was a good guest" in the archives!

Sluggo, Me and Annie last summer – see “I was a good guest” in the archives!

Moment 3:  Bones & the “Baby”

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Moment 4:  Bedtime!

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Moment 5:  Grass lover

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Moment 6:  Dead and Alive!

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Moment 7:  I love bones!

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Moment 8: Snow Wolf!

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Moment 9:  Sticks and Leaves

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Moment 10:  Waiting for the rain to stop

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Moment 11: S’More!  Outta my food!

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Moment 12: Winter’s Nap

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Moment 13:  Wolf in the Woods

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Moment 14:  Lounge Hound

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And, our final Moment, number 15:  A-WOOOOOOOOO to YOU!

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Fall Fun

October 19, 2014

Hi!  It’s me, Cookie!  Fall is here and I’m having fun.  Meeting new friends in town…

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This is “Skellie”  He’s a little scary looking but don’t let that fool you!  He’s a really good pup.  Then down the street is a feline friend of mine…

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…who’s pretty as a picture.  This October the weather has been gorgeous, and I’ve been spending many happy days walking through the woods…

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…and howlin’ at the Harvest Moon at night!  

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Enjoy October!  Next post: my Halloween costume!  Woofs, Cookie

Helping Our Golden Retriever Friends

March 25, 2014

Cookie here!  I’d like to share this Golden Moment…

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…when I made a new friend this morning, during my walk.  What makes this handsome guy so special is that he was connected to his family here in Katonah from a wonderful rescue organization called “GRRI-NJ” – short for Golden Re-Triever Rescue Inc.  They are a committed group of Golden lovers, over 100 strong, who help Goldens in need.  They accept applications for homes for their dogs from residents in New Jersey, Westchester, and Rockland counties.  If you’d like to learn more, visit ww.grrinj.org or call their hotline,  973- 208-7414.  And tell all the Golden lovers in your life about this great group!  Woofs, Cookie

Plenty Warm for Winter Walks, But Protect Those Paw Pads!

February 15, 2014

Greetings Readers…I’m temped to rename this blog “Cookie of Klondike” based on the weather here this winter…and yes, it’s snowing again as I write this.  Walking our friend Cookie has been an increasingly bigger challenge lately…

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The multiple, uneven layers of snow and ice on the streets of our hilly town have led to us humans walking more like penguins than people on our chilly walks.   Cookie requires a good, 45-minute walk in the early morning, and it takes being bundled up like an Eskimo plus a steaming cup of coffee to sip for me to get through these morning hikes.  But, with her double coat, and the research I’m just about to share with you, I no longer worry about her getting doggie frostbite.   

Our friend Carrol, Mama of Sunshine, Cookie’s Golden Retriever pal, shared some recent information with us that appeared in Time Magazine’s online hub.  In addition to having high amounts of freeze-resistant connective tissue and fat in the pads of their paws, dogs also have an amazingly intricate and effective network of veins and arteries that keep them warm in very cold temperatures.  An extra-fast and efficient circulatory system warms the blood of dogs rapidly, keeping their overall body temperature steady in extreme cold conditions.  Similar circulatory networks have been found in penguins’ extremities, arctic foxes and even dolphins’ fins.  Who knew?  Since reading this, I’ve left Cookie’s parka on the closet hook – no need!

But there remains another walking risk to our dogs in this extreme weather: caustic rock salt, burning the pads of our puppies feet, causing whimpers of pain.  So once again, I am spreading the word about what a great product Musher’s wax is…

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Look for it online or at a speciality pet store near you…a waxy barrier that doesn’t have a strong odor, doesn’t get all over your floors, and creates a great barrier between your dog’s foot pads and all the rough stuff on the ground.  Cookie is a devotee!  

So enjoy those winter walks with your dog, but watch your step, both of you!  Warm & fuzzies, Diana  

 

Chowhound (and cat)

February 3, 2014

Cookie here!  Lately there’s been a lot of “brrrrrr” and not enough blogging here in Katonah…sorry for the long break between posts, but Diana says her fingers have just been too frozen.   Believe it or not, yesterday all the snow had melted and then today, another storm.  I find my people are just less playful in this weather.  Hello?  Jolly ball anyone?  Anyone?

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All this cold is driving everyone in the house to want to eat things they shouldn’t…

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This was Atticus’ pizza…until I found it.  Sorry buddy, I just couldn’t help myself.  But I’m not the only one in this house who’s not eating right…look!

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Cat’s in the dog food!  MY dog food!  Ugh…cat germs!!!  It’s those Stella-n-Chewies meat patties – she loves them too.

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Luckily I hide my bones deep in the snow, where S’more will never find them…shhh, don’t tell her!

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While you’ve got the snow, you might as well play in it.  Look, no leash!  Oh the freedom…

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By dinner I’m just starved.  Any pizza left Atticus?  Eating dinner lying down is just the only way for me.

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Now I’m ready for bed!  And for sweet dreams of all the goodies I’ll gobble tomorrow…

Woofs, and stay warm!  Cookie

Happy Howls for the New Year

January 3, 2014

AAAAAAA-WOOOOOOO to YOU!  WELCOME 2014!

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With seven inches of snowfall on day 3 – I’m loving this New Year already!   Frost on my face and sunshine on my shoulders, a built-for-snow dog like me couldn’t be happier.  Here’s another reason to howl: the good people at WordPress just shared with us our 2013 Report on our blog’s progress…in 2013 we had over 3,000 views and visitors from 36 countries!  That makes me a proud pup! Thank you, Dear Reader, for being a special part of all this blogging fun!  I look forward to continuing to share my big adventures with you.

Wishing YOU plenty of fun and sun in 2014!  Warm wishes and woofs, Cookie

Merry Christmas from Cookie

December 26, 2013

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France


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Merry Christmas from Cookie! 

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And her mini-me on the tree!

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However you spent it, we hope your holiday was a real treat.

Warm & fuzzies, Cookie & Co.