Friday, April 23, 2010

Fun With Bob

So every year my daughter and son-in-law go away on vacation for about a week or so.  And every year Bob comes to our house to stay.  He loves us, but by the end of the day , he wants to go home.  So when we watch him , it's always been a bit traumatic for him.  Last year it got to the point that he couldn't keep anything down, even water.  So after a $200 vet bill, the diagnosis was basically he was sick due to anxiety.  So this year a friend is staying at my daughter's house so Bob can be in his own home. But he's left alone alot, so we went over a couple of times this week to take him out.

A few days ago, the weather was nice and sunny, so we took him to the beach, or as I said in my other post--the real name being Presque Isle--

And he was very excited to get going.  Do you notice that everytime you see him that he has a shirt on?  Well that's because my daughter dresses him everyday.  He has quite the wardrobe--even pajamas.  Now when he has nothing on, it looks like he's exposing himself--poor thing--he has no choice in the matter.  So anyway, off we went on our walk--





We started out on the bike trail.





And we were greeted by one of the residents' there.

After walking for a while, we decided to head to one of the beaches--


Bob was thinking of going for a swim, but decided against it--who am  I  kidding?--he's afraid of the water!

We may not have the white sand or clear blue water, but it's a great way to  spend your day.  And if it wasn't on the other side of town, I know that I would be going there everyday.  I love the bike trail.


And I always think it's so neat to see these natural hearts on everyone's blogs, and I think---how do they find these?!  Well, all you have to do is look--they're everywhere!


Wow, look at this--someone drew a heart in the sand ; )

So then it was time to take Bob back home.  I had to change his shirt though--he got it a little dirty.


His face pretty much tells the story--we were leaving : ( 
I almost don't like doing this, because he's so sad when  we leave.

I also wanted to thank Sanda at Sanda's Art Blog  for posting this you tube video.  She got it from Tam's blog, and the video is by Jan Phillips. The description of the video is--In case you forget why it's important to create.  Thank you Jan for a beautiful video!!



I also want to mention that Sanda's having a giveaway on her blog.  You have until April 30 so there's still time--if you click on her blog name, it will take you to that  link.

25 comments:

Lisa said...

Bob is so sweet : ) along with all his clothes. Nice video also.

Have a great weekend Diane.

Micki said...

Aww poor Bob having anxiety problems, glad he has so many people to care for him though :)

Micki x

Buffy said...

awww Bob is so cute,sometimes dogs are just like people.I have two dogs,one is a stray that found us,she's the one that acts like a human. Sometimes I think she needs zanacs and then I have a chihuahua and I'm like your daughter always dressing her. And they do look naked when they are'nt dressed,its funny.I love when you share pictures of Bob. Thanks for sharing.

WrightStuff said...

Bob looks such a character! Thanks for sharing your adventures - give him a pat on the head from me!

Janet Ghio said...

Bob is quite well dressed and not spoiled at all, right? I wish someone would come and take me to the beach!!

Linda said...

Oooh lucky you Diane....such a lovely place to walk.
And as for Bob.....I just want to hug him! I have never seen such an expressive face...ever!
:-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Dressing Bob must be fun. I can sympathize with his anxiety problems. Bleubeard vomits every time I go away for several days. They sure are funny and sensitive.

WOW, you live near water. The only water near me is what collects in the street after a rain. So I think your water pictures are divine.

Thanks for sharing that wonderful video. Truer words were never spoken.

Bobbi Lewin said...

What a cute little guy! That look on his face cracks me up. My friend told me about some yorkie pups at the humane society, and I went so far as to email for more info. My husband and cat are really glad that the HS wants $450 for the pups. That means one will not be coming to live at our house! -- this time....

Mrs. Spotts said...

Diane, thanks for this post today. I love those pictures of Bob, and the fact that he has a wardrobe just cracks me up. My mood was instantly lifted while reading your post, so thanks for that!!

ps...glad you enjoyed the link to Shiloh, she is really awesome.

xxoo
lorrie

Dapoppins said...

I think I am in-love!

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, Bob is so darned sweet. Poor baby, misses Mommy & Daddy, then Grandma & Grandpa stop by and leave him..ahhh.he looks so sad when you were leaving. They are amazing aren't they!!!! Love the doggie story and the walk looks fab.
Debby

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Diane! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post. When I read about Bob being anxious, it made me think of my first Schnauzer, Pepper. Same tummy!!!! You cracked me up when you talked about Bob's wardrobe too! He's a real cutie pie. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, how sweet! Loved hearing about Bob's great adventure. What a little cutie pie!!! Theresa

Marlynn said...

Ahhh, thank you or the Bob story. How sad he has those anxious attacks away from home. Oliver passed the test since he started out visiting Auntie M at very young age and was left for a couple of weeks at a young age. You are a very good grandmother and I love his wardrobe! On a second note, did young JT not get exactly what he deserved last night. Holy cow, stupid, you don't give the enemy the idol bonehead! You know those country boys.... hmmm. Hugs

Dawn said...

Bob is a cutie, and hey what a great place to walk him.... and would you just look at all those hearts you found! fabulous

Jeanette said...

Bob is adorable. What a beautiful walk...

Odd Chick said...

Tell Bob thank you for the walk and to you also- you always give a girl something to make her smile.

Fair Rosamund said...

This made me giggle...Bob is just too cute!! And I love that his name is Bob :) It looks very fitting for him! Looks like you had a great day :)

Carrie Joy Byrnes said...

Oh I love this post Diane! Bob is so sweet. When I first started reading I thought Bob was a child - vomiting-oh no -then I read on and it made sense ha ha. My husband being such a soldier won't let me dress up our dog - he calls him his private - oh well.

I really loved the video too. This last year working on the art has been primary - first before laundry, cleaning the house, talking on the phone etc so I am not guilty of not taking the time but ironically I am guilty of feeling very guilty about it. Thank you for sharing that.

Carrie

Marilyn Rock said...

Bob is just so cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure he takes comfort in having you spend time with him. xxoo I have seen that video, before, and it's wonderful!

Juliette Crane said...

oh, i just adore Bob. And i just love all of the heart-shaped things you've found. i delight in searching for them as well :) enjoy the weekend!

xoxo, juliette

wanda miller said...

i'm sooo glad you like miz katie ;)!
you just crack me up all the time! what a great little walk with bob and your humor! xo wanda

wanda miller said...

and thank you for passing on the video...it was umm uhh er..no words..

Lisa ( nickname "L" ) said...

What a sweetheart! My next doggie is going to be a pug or boston terrier....looks like Bob is a Bug, a mix of the two is that right? Anyway he's very cute and I love his clothes! I laughed when I read he has PJ's! lol You are a good puppy sitter! Thanks for sharing this !

Deb Harvey said...

I've shared Bob with my girls, and we all love hearing about him. He's so very cute! It sounds, and looks, like you had a wonderful day. If I lived by that beautiful beach, I'd be there every day too!

I'll be back to watch the video...

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