dawndilion In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.
~Amit Ray
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dawndilion Took #zoeydog12 to run errands and do a little shopping yesterday. So many people told me she was the picture of health, has the shiniest coat & is such a beautiful dog, a few even asked what I feed her. Started giving her Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet about 6 weeks ago & just so happened to notice recently how shiny her coat is. I've given her fish oil for years, but this stuff really made a visible difference when I didn't know one could be made. #nordicnaturals 7d

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dawndilion The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux 1w

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dawndilion My new office building. Can't bring Zoey to work anymore & quite a few people already miss her. She got excited on Thursday last week and thought she was coming with me when I was getting ready to leave. 😕 2w
  •   rdg_7 Poor Zoey! 2w
  •   ccardelli Poor lil puppers 2w
  •   dawndilion @rdg_7 I know. Poor little thing. Hopefully she forgets about it soon. 2w
  •   dawndilion @ccardelli my poor little nugget. I have been giving her extra play time after work. Hoping she forgets about it soon. 2w
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  •   raineelc Awwww! :( 4d
  •   dawndilion @raineelc so bummed & it's a mad rush to get out the door to catch the bus. At lead they gave us ORCA passes. 4d
  •   raineelc Poor Zoey! She seems like such a people puppy. 4d

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dawndilion Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful and ever so lovely momma's to human and fur children. 2w

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dawndilion My company moved to downtown Seattle & I found out the building I am in has a monthly blood drive, just in time for my 32nd donation. #blooddonor #blooddonation 2w

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dawndilion Peek-a-boo. Our nightly ritual of playtime before bedtime. #zoeydog12 is the cutest, when I tell her it's time to go to sleep, she settles down and does just that. ️ her. 2w

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dawndilion I love her trim, muscular body. #zoeydog12 I weigh her food (feed raw) and this little monster eats 8 oz a day, twice as much as all brands recommend. 3w
  •   dawndilion @shushushoodles Rocky was the same, super athletic in nature too. He loved to swim however, Zoey not so much. Maybe this year I will get in the water with her and try get her to actually enjoy the cool water on hot summer days. 3w
  •   shushushoodles Sparta also could eat non stop ..If anyone in my family even slightly looks like they are going to the kitchen ..he goes over and taps his bowl 3w
  •   shushushoodles However we limit his food as well to healthy meals and snacks plus he gets loads of exercise . Swimming is not up his alley but I am going to try again this summer as well . There is a lake that is in the full sun most of thw day ..close to us . He has a shiny coat and is very athletic for his pint size as well and loves to run . We met 4 minpins at a park last winter and they were all chubbos with this little legs .. I felt for them . 3w
  •   dawndilion @shushushoodles Rocky only swam when it was 75 degrees or warmer. I will have to try again this summer when it's at least 80 out, then she might enjoy the coolness. The dog park has a slough that runs along one side with 4 entry points. They had to put huge rocks (boulders) to stop erosion and on super warm days there are always a lot of dogs jumping in, which can be scary for her. Need to find a lake where she can wade in and a lake that's not gross. 3w
  •   dawndilion @shushushoodles fat dogs make me a tad bit angry. I wish people were more thoughtful of their dogs health. Long toenails also bother me, since they are usually uncomfortable. Rocky hated having his nails trimmed, so I was not great at keeping them short. And we both paid the price when he tore one off. It was a total nightmare. I use a Dremel & grind Zoey's down every other weekend. 3w
  •   shushushoodles It's hard not to say something to people .... 3w
  •   memphis_the_ratscallion Zoey looks fantastic ~ my min pin (passed) was diabetic, but we were able to keep him healthy and fit to 14 years even with complete loss of vision and daily insulin shots. It's a balance but well worth extending the time you have with your beloved pet. Memphis is demand feeder only eats what he needs. 3w
  •   emmanuelleflbardet She's beautiful 3w

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dawndilion I am very hopeful #zoeydog12 will use her #doggielawn that arrived this morning. Not sure how I feel about training her to use it since she has been potty trained since 12 weeks old. And by that age, I mean she went to door, but if I didn't notice - she would pee inside. The idea had stuck to ask to go out. There is the worry of confusing her, but with my company moving to Seattle and my longer commute, I also don't want to cause long term problems if she is forced to hold her pee. So far she is great at 10 hours, but emergencies do happen, on my part not hers. #fortheloveofdog 3w
  •   dawndilion @ccardelli we had a small victory this morning. She would not potty on it, kept sitting down. Until I sprayed a little pheromones that came with it on the grass. She smelled it a lot and after 2 go potty commands - she did it! 😀 Never in a million years did I think I would praise her for peeing inside! 3w
  •   ccardelli YEAAAA for super diva dog! She's so smart. Just wanna smooch her to pieces. 🏼🏼 3w
  •   dawndilion @jenacious you are so lucky. Doggie daycare is $30/day here. I also wouldn't want to take her downtown, they are working on lowering crime in Seattle but still a bit sketchy. I had success this morning with doggie lawn. See last comment I posted. So relieved (no pun intended ) when she used it. Thank you pheromones. 3w
  •   dawndilion @ccardelli I was so happy she did it! Those pheromones are amazing. I checked & no pee leaks through the roots to the tray either. Zoey pees a lot for a little dog too. Even if I need to have it delivered weekly (read they will do that if needed) it's a far cry cost wise than paying someone to let her out. 3w
  •   fetchseattlenorth Suuuuch a sweetheart!!! We'd love to walk her for her if you ever need us!!! 3w
  •   spinksthedog Glad you seem to have a solution. Because Spinks seems to become incontinent when she's sick, bought human bed pads (approx 22 x 23) and keep one inside by the balcony door. She uses it when needed. Very happy that she does. Used to get messy, this is easy peasy. I've heard others that use boot trays and pads. Regardless, glad you found a solution for @zoeydog12! 2w
  •   dawndilion @spinksthedog this real grass stuff is amazing! She has only peed on it twice however & no matter what I do, she hasn't since. I've read it can take months to train them it's okay to go potty inside. I joke that she has toxic urine because it turns the grass outside yellow. This grass is still green darker green where she went potty, but green nonetheless 2w
  •   spinksthedog @dawndilion Ahhh, to live in the U.S. Of A. You have so many great products that we just don't have and can't get. I would buy the doggielawn, but can't get it shipped here. Spinks went by the balcony door as it is the closest thing to the outdoors, so that's where I put the pad and she went on the pad which is awesome . When she used it, all on her own the first times, I casually picked up the pad and praised her lots 2w

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dawndilion The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit. ~Thomas Malory Today also brings the annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights, which seems to be getting a tad bit nasty. I wish people could just do things peacefully. 3w

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dawndilion Today is a sad day at work. Today was Zoey's last day at the office. My company is moving to downtown Seattle this weekend & no pets allowed at new building. The lady I had set up to let her out to go potty midday, due to my hour commute, informed me yesterday she can only do Tue & Thurs. Was so mad I told her I would find someone else. She was only $10 for a potty break (I don't want a full dog walker which is $25 average), so I need to figure something out. Ordered a doggie lawn (real grass) but not sure how I feel about that plan. I suppose I will figure it out & plan on working from home a day or two a week. So frustrating. #zoeydog12 3w
  •   garygaryyubuggin I work in Kirkland, everyday. 3w
  •   dawndilion @garyknapinski ok, thank you. I also plan on asking 2 of my neighbors if I can reach out to them in an emergency. Like, I don't even like saying, Mother Nature situations. 3w
  •   luyagumei feel cool 3w
  •   fetchseattlenorth I'm not sure if you are in our area, but we do provide "emergency" services! We have a whole team of sitters, so if you sign up with us, and let us know Zoey needs a potty break, one of our sitters can head over to let her out! 3w
  •   dawndilion @fetchseattlenorth I am in the Woodinville area. I have a couple people set up for emergencies, probably not a bad idea to set something else up for added measure. How much is a daily potty break? I don't trust many people (overly protective) so I just needed a quick in and out, no full on walk. 3w
  •   fetchseattlenorth Oh darn, a little out of our territory!! We completely understand being protective of Zoey; she's your baby!! 3w
  •   dawndilion @fetchseattlenorth it'll work out. Worse case I work little shorter days and work from home. She isn't liking the real grass & potty inside though. Will take time to train her that it's ok to use it. 3w

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dawndilion That itty bitty speck in the sky is either a hawk or an eagle. The lighting was perfect, no edit needed. 4w

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dawndilion Me and my little nugget #zoeydog12 4w

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dawndilion There is a flower, a little flower with silver crest and golden eye, That welcomes every changing hour, And weathers every sky. ~James Montgomery #zoeydog12 4w

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dawndilion I can't even take a photo of a #tulip without #zoeydog12 photobombing the shot. Thankfully this was tall since she loves to bite the heads off flowers. Try explaining that to your neighbors - whoops sorry about that, I was just trying to take a photo of your lovely flowers. 4w

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dawndilion April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
~William Shakespeare
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dawndilion Met a friend tonight for happy hour wine tasting. Of course #zoeydog12 was popular and got a lot of sneak treats from these sweet local gentleman. So proud at her well behaved begging. 1mon

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