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Somebody’s in the wrong bed, and More Pepper

The bed with peppers on it and the pink toys would suggest this is not the correct bed for my bad monster. Auggie disagrees and submits the argument that technically EVERYTHING in this house is his therefore this is also his bed.
Somehow I can’t quite dismiss his argument.

Photographic evidence that she HAS slept in this house… this was taken her first night here when she finally settled in her crate and fell asleep.

This is typically the shot I get of her, LOL. I can’t get much further back.

So then I took the same shot of Auggie, LOL.

Monster man <3

She walked away from me for a second. Whoo! Standing by the jump chute (she won’t actually take any of the jumps even though they’re only 4″.)

Comin’ back to me.

Ahhh! They’re standing next to each other!!

Standing next to each other again!!

I tried to get a nice one of her and Auggie together but she doesn’t really listen to sit and she DEFINITELY doesn’t listen to stay so it wasn’t happening. Auggie sat there patiently and waited and finally I just told him he was a good boy, forget it, and he could go play now. Sometimes I think he must be sitting there next to me and Pepper, watching her, and thinking “Gosh, it’s just SIT. It’s not like it’s hard. Just SIT!”

She is settling down faster when I sit down somewhere instead of pacing around like something terrible is about to happen… the first couple of days, if I sat down at the computer or sat down to flip through channels on the TV, I ended up stuck there for a while because I wanted to wait for her to settle down before I got back up. Now she seems to have learned that, okay, if somebody has sat down, we’re going to be here for a bit so lay down and take a break! But she still won’t settle enough to take any naps outside of her crate (and even inside her crate, if people are around, she’s awake and alert)… and she still won’t play with anybody, including Auggie. Sigh.

Two Dogs, One Walk

(Two walks, actually – I took one, then the other, but it was the same route.)

Put Pepper on leash and head out for a quiet, relaxing walk.
Boys playing basketball = OMG. What is that. OMG. That is terrifying. OMG. That is the most horrifying thing I have ever seen in my life. OMG. IT KEEPS MAKING NOISE. WTF.
Dog barks from inside house = IT’S GOING TO GET ME.
Man using power saw in his garage = HE IS GOING TO SLICE US UP WITH THAT THING.
Black man wearing white hoodie = HE IS GOING TO END US BOTH.
Cars on street a quarter of a mile away = THOSE ARE CLEARLY GOING TO COME KILL US.

Back home, get Auggie. Take Auggie out for a walk.
Boys playing basketball = BASKETBALL YAY!!
Man getting bags out of back of car = WHAT’D YOU BUY IS THAT FOR ME?
Dobermans in house barking = HI FRIENDS LET’S PLAY!!
Man using power saw in his garage = WHAT ARE YOU MAKING IS THAT FOR ME?
Asian woman power-walking = YOU HAVE FABULOUS SHOES!!
Cars on street a quarter of a mile away = CAN WE GET ONE OF THOSE I LIKE THE RED ONE!!
Dad vacuuming out truck when we get home = HURRAY LET’S GO FOR A RIDE!!

Choose your moral:
To Pepper, everything is TERRIBLE. To Auggie, everything is AWESOME.
Pepper lives in a horror movie. Auggie lives in Teletubby Land.

Needs More Pepper

I purchased… some things.

Pink things.

In preparation for this:

Pepper has returned for Attempt #2.

She is pretty much stuck like glue to me so I couldn’t get far enough away to take many photos of her. I took a few that would have been great if they weren’t overexposed, because like a moron I started shooting based off my settings from a previous overcast day, so I lost about 15 photos before I realized I was off. And yeah, I realize even some of these are overexposed too.

My dog is incredibly undignified.

These were after I took some shots and told Pepper “You’re so pretty!” I guess he wanted to prove how un-pretty he is.
And seriously. Can you blame her for not wanting to play with this thing? I mean really.

Attempt at a pretty Auggie…

Auggie and I have decided we are going to basically carry on our lives as though she is no big deal, and she’s just going to have to deal with it. If she won’t play with him, too bad… we are going to play and she can just sit and watch!


Ball is smelly (and also it needs some more air put in it.)

Auggie is perhaps a little unimpressed with all this, but he’s being a good sport.

Awkward expressions brought to you by… Pepper!

Another attempt at pretty Auggie.


Pepper thought she MIGHT want to play… then changed her mind.

Pepper: God you are so weird.

This is just how it is, LOL.

I love that she has white whiskers.

If Auggie were a show dog…

and got his coat all floofy dried out, I guess it might look like this.

Except slightly less deranged looking. Well, maybe not.

Can you see this?? His hair is EVERYWHERE. He slobbered all over the place playing with his ball, then got out his giant sheep and started throwing it around, and his mane went *KER-POOF!* I had to take a picture but maybe you can’t see it very well in photos.
He looks like a moron.