Saturday, August 25, 2012


Where is my camera when I need it?
Sometimes Skye is just too cute and my camera is not in my hands. Sometimes when she is chasing after a lizard she will go running through the yard leaping like a deer. Leaping over plants that may be in her way. It is the cutest thing ever but I can't sit in the yard all day with my video camera on hoping to catch her doing it.
The other day Mark and I were watching Newsroom on HBO that we had taped when she did the cutest thing. I have seen her do this before but this time it just had me laughing. She loves to play and entertain herself. Actually her breed, Cairn Terrier, are known for being very good at playing by themselves. She will have a ball in her mouth and use it to push another ball around the room. It's like she is playing hockey. Well she was playing with the ball, went over to her toy box and put it back inside and pulled out another toy. Maybe watching me pick up her toys which are spread all over the room most days, she is learning to do it herself. She has done this a few times since that night.
She is unbelievably nuts when she is chasing lizards outside but inside she can be a very patient dog. She comes into my office and very sweetly she will stand up against the sofa and gently paw me. She usually wants a treat or wants to go outside. She is funny because if I'm not paying attention she will put her paw on the computer which is in my lap. That always gets my attention. So often I will say "Okay Skye one more minute" and she will  go lay down. Then she comes back and does it again usually about 30 minutes later so I get up and she will show me what she wants.
So on Thursday morning she was a little itchy so I gave her one of her pills to help with flea bites which she is allergic to. (She is on Frontline and we have sprayed the yard.) So I brushed her really good with the firminator brush and gave her a bath. Skye has a very thick coat and normally the breed is plucked by hand. I don't do that but get her groomed instead. So in between her grooming I can get a lot of hair out with the firminator brush. She is a non-shedding dog.
Help me....I don't want a bath!
Are we having fun yet....Not!
After bath photo session outside.
No, I will not look at you!
We have this awesome Jade plant outside which hides the air conditioner from the patio.
 The lizards like to go under the air conditioner so Skye spends a lot of time here!
Hope your having a great day!


Hilary said...

Give Skye a big hug from me.. I love her bath picture!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

We had a labrador retriever and a golden retriever ... both water dogs, but neither one liked bath time.

Skye is a smart girl to have learned to pick up after herself.

Kerri said...

hey! Skye isn't the only one that loves hockey haha
i need to get back into my blog

Pam Lofton said...

I cannot believe how alike Skye and Tucker are! Tucker leaps like a deer as he chases the squirrels in the backyard; he will throw the ball for himself if I'm not right there to to it by putting in his mouth and flinging it out; he is NOT a fan of baths and he will not look at the camera if he doesn't want to. LOL I have never been able to get him leaping through the backyard either. He's just too quick and I never have the camera or the patience.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Debby, Skye is just such a cutie; our Hunter takes all his toys out and spreads them around the family room. I didn't know that trait about Cairns. Skye reminds me of Hunter when he gets a bath or if I have to get his mats out of his hair-he gets mad at me and stays away for a bit.
I love your new background-so pretty and festive. Have a great weekend.

Trennia said...

I love the "I'm not going to look at you" photo's!
Skye is such a cutie!

Unknown Mami said...

You just made me fall in love with Skye.

Chatty Crone said...

Skye is the cutest thing - I know what you mean about not having the camera ready - lol. Looked like a little wet rat. Hey I need a lizard getter here too. Love, sandie Have a good day.

nancygrayce said...

Now that's a smart dog!!! I'm so sorry about the itching and flea bites. Bless her heart!

I love the jade plant! I wonder if they would thrive in our hot, humid climate?

Tesha said...

Awww Sky is so cute!Love the pretty fall background:)

Deb said...

oh Skye is so cute...she would love the lizards around that Bliss isn't here eating them...we have so many...hopefully they will eat the mesquitos...

xinex said...

Wow! That's one huge jade plant! Skye is so cute!...Christine

LynnMarie said...

Love the bath photos. August looks like a skinny rat as well - something about water and wet dog to make them all look silly! So cute - Hope she finds her lizards and enjoys playing with them.

Karen r said...

Soooo cute. You don't see pure cairns very often, but they really are a great breed.

Joanne said...

She is adorable! I love that last picture!
Blessings, Joanne

Renegades said...

Your pictures of Skye are fun. Thank you for sharing them.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Man only if I could get the kids to put their toys back like that ... lol.

LOL love the pictures especially I'm not going to look at you!

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