Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth Everyone

Koira and Pallo wish everyone a happy Fourth tomorrow.

Koira is super excited. (But only because I got her a new tug toy, since she doesn't really like fireworks.)

Pallo doesn't really care about fireworks at all.

But he does love the new red white and blue tuggie

I worked with both of the dogs last year leading up to the Fourth. I purchased those small white poppers, and did a pop, treat, pop, treat method of desensitization. Then, as fireworks went off in increasing amounts around the neighbor hood each night, I went and sat outside, with the dogs, calmly reading a book or similar. Somehow, this all worked, and Koira, scared though she is of buses and garbage trucks, is now only mildly worried about fireworks, and then only the super loud ones.

Koira is enjoying the hot weather, and showing off her famous smile

And I can't put up a post without a picture of Pallo's paws, apparently

Enjoy the Fourth!

If you get the chance, head on over to Never Say Never Greyhounds. They posted an amazingly moving video of a horse hero named Reckless.


  1. I love the little bows you gave them! :)

  2. Happy Fourth! They both look very patriotic! That's a good idea about desensitizing them to the noise. I should probably do that with Argos too - though so far, what we've heard has only had him mildly worried and not in full-on panic.

  3. Now those are some cute pups! They have the modeling look down (I'm a little jealous). Happy 4th!

  4. Woof! Woof! Happy 4th. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Both of them look just *too* cute. Well done on the desensitisation last year, and happy 4th!

  6. aww! you guys are so cute, with your patriotic gear on and your patriotic chew toy. have a wonderful 4th!

  7. I LOVE the story of Reckless. Such an AMAZING little mare who had heart and courage!

  8. great pics of happy puppies!! Happy 4th!!

  9. That's showing your RW&B! Love those ear to ear smiles. :)