New collars. Again.

A while back Mom ordered us a couple of nice new collars! It’s a good thing we don’t exactly *need* collars as their arrival was delayed by a couple of months(!). They are top quality, though, and of course we look GREAT!

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We were not the most cooperative models in the world…

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These are the “Elegado” collars from KorysWorld on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/KorysWorld)

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Especially somepuppy… (Gummi: “amateur!”)

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Lovely, vibrant colors. (Mom’s number two weakness after us ;))

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Woohooo!

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I already have some of Pipette in her collar, since she got hers first. Gummi was away with PA up by the lake when the package arrived.

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Hear me roar!

Mom ordered a pair of silly lion “manes” for us for Halloween. They didn’t arrive in time and were just stuck in one of the drawers of Dog Stuff for later. But when Mom popped in there to pick up a few treats for a photo session with our new collars she saw them and brought them outside, too. She was rather impressed with how good I looked. But really, I always look good and she should have known better.

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I think Pipette needs a size medium rather than small if she’s to have the same effect as Gummi (if it’s even possible). She’s a cute little shaggy pony, though.

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C’mon Gummi – let’s PLAY!

Sorry – gotta go!
Kisses,
Gummi

Vacation!

We spent almost two weeks at our cottage. Mom’s severely sprained her ankle and is on “crate rest”, but we left anyway!

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Pipette had her very first boat trips

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Pretty, right?

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We went through the channel that goes trough the narrowest part of the island!

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Pipette wasn’t entirely certain that the boat was a good place to be

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Mom had to keep her leg up! 😉

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I had a good time!

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Pipette on top of the world! 🙂

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Having a little chat with Virus on the porch!

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Playing with my little sissy

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Such a beautiful view from the deck!

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Pipette is growing up

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Going mental!

Just over a week ago we took Gummi to take a standardized test that looks at the temperament and mental staus of a dog. They look at their interest in people, chasing, playing, scary things, the sound of gunfire and (perhaps most importantly) how well they calm down after a scary event. This is not something you train the dog for it’s supposed to show how the dog is naturally. The data is compiled to give an idea about how a certain breed is (and whether it’s changing over time or not) and can be useful for breeders particularly. It’s one of the things Gummi’s breeder wishes her puppy buyers to do, along with a few different health tests. It was also really fun and interesting!

Here is a video of everything apart from the first sequence where the test leader took Gummi away from me on leash (he came with her, looked back once and then pulled on the leash all the way back). The texting is in Norwegian and there’s some talking in Norwegian on there, too, but it’s easy enough to see what’s happening if you want to watch.

Gummi MH from The WriggleButts on Vimeo.

Gummi thought it was a very strange place to take a walk! 😉