Weenie Wednesday: All Good

Conrad is tired of having to wear sweaters on our walks! He  is always all for it in the beginning of winter, but then I think he just wants it to be warm again after a few months.

His vet called last Thursday, and the little growth she aspirated has no malignancy, so that’s good! So now I get to decide if it should be removed anyway, because there were some fatty cells. It seems like it is getting smaller since it was aspirated, though, so I haven’t decided yet.

Work has been a bit bazonkers lately! I am hoping it slows down of the summer at least for a little while, but that’s not looking likely. If this is the new normal for me at work, I am going to need more coffee. I’d rather just hang out with Conrad or Eli.


Weenie Wednesday: Conrad Hates Vet Visits

Conrad had a visit from his groomer, which was bad enough. Then he had to go to the vet!

The vet visit was a regular senior wellness check up (they consider any dogs age 7 or older to be seniors and Conrad is 10-ish). So he got weighed, and another nail trim, and some vaccinations. He also had a small growth aspirated, and I am supposed to get the cytology results by the end of the week. It looked like a sebaceous cyst to me, which he gets sometimes. They crop up for a month or so and go away. Conrad’s vet seemed to think it looked more suspicious than that and she’s the one with the degree, so I agreed to the testing.

Hopefully it’s nothing! It is very small right now, so if it does need removing, that should not be too much of an issue. I was hoping to avoid any more major vet bills for a few months, but why would I think that would even be possible with my animals at this point? Ha! They make it up to me daily in their cuteness, at least.

Weenie Wednesday: Rain, Rain, Rain

It has been raining here since Sunday. … Conrad and I went on a very short, drizzly walk on Sunday and I think he was really reconsidering his insistence on going for a walk that day.

I know for a fact he could hear rain on the roof this morning, and his response was a little more reasonable this time …

He did NOT want to get up. Neither did I, but dog food ain’t free.

Weenie Wednesday

Conrad is just about over wearing sweaters. He’s all for it in November, but around February, which it almost is, he’s really fussy and meh about me trying to get a sweater on him. Put he has such short hair and almost no hair on his belly so if he wants to be outside for longer than a minute, he has to wear one when it’s cold (or he starts shivering and sits down to insist I now must carry him).


He’s even funnier if it’s raining outside. No, he DOES NOT want to go outside when he can hear the rain on the roof!

Weenie Wednesday on a Friday Again Again

It’s the holidays. I really only am kind of sure it’s Friday, so it could totally be Wednesday.

Conrad had a good Christmas. He loves opening presents maybe a little more than the presents themselves. He got Nylabones and pajamas and a new blanket! He thought maybe he should try to kill the blanket, so it got taken away and washed pretty quickly.

Weenie Wednesday: Dog Clothes

In the summer, Conrad goes about his business in just his fur. But in cooler temperatures, he wears stuff. Sometimes a tee shirt, sometimes a sweatshirt, and sometimes a sweater. Now, I agonize over what clothes to put on Eli in cooler temperatures, but with Conrad it’s a little easier. He gets cold easily and burrows under blankets while inside. But if it’s chilly on our walks, it is usually pretty easy to figure out if he needs one of his heavy wool sweaters or just a lightweight hoodie.

But when he gets home, he sits under blankets …

Weenie Wednesday on a Friday

It’s “the holidays” so don’t expect me to adhere to any kind of regular schedule until, like, after January. The holiday stuff actually isn’t so bad, but UGH CEDAR. I am not a super energetic person to begin with, and the cedar has me in half-extinct giant sloth mode. But Conrad is still cute. And still sleeps more than me!

No, really. He’s dachshund. He sleeps all the times.

And of course I think it’s the cutest thing ever.

I don’t really have much time off for Christmas, but I am hoping for decent weather. Cold is fine, but no rain, please. I would like to walk my dog and ride my horse a little more than what is happening right now. I think that could be part of why my energy is sapped — I haven’t been able to do the things that motivate me. It may take more energy to do those things, but I feel like I gain a lot of energy back when I get to do them regularly.

Weenie Wednesday: Decorations are Up

There is a certain practicality to putting Christmas decor up right after Thanksgiving … when else is anybody going to have the time to do it?  So Conrad got his walks…

And he got snuggly blanket time ..

And then I tried to make him sit in front of the tree. And these were the best results:

He only knows “sit” but not “stay” so I couldn’t get far enough away from him to get a good shot of him and the whole tree.