One of the tricks we taught Coraline is to sit pretty, or sit up balanced on her back legs.
This photo isn’t great, but it shows her sitting pretty, waiting for a treat from Karl. Brodie is way too beefy to do this trick (also possibly too old to learn it) so he is only asked to sit for his treat (we don’t really have to ask – he knows that sitting is his way of saying please). Coraline is also good at walking around on her back legs when she thinks she could be getting a treat, but she needs to be in the right mood and it’s challenging to photograph.
Also, yes, that is a Boston Terrier-shaped hook on the wall holding all the leashes and Coraline’s car harness. We are BT-addicted.
I participated in the Road Trip Swap through the Blythe Swap Group and I got an awesome package!
How cute is this tag? I love it.
What a haul! My swap partner included so much awesomeness.
This. Hat. Rules.
And a punk rock princess dress!
Plus bags and coffee and lip gloss!
And last but certainly not least, the cutest amigurumi Boston Terrier evar!
Dahlia is impressed. (Not to mention dressed to the nines.)
Thank you supa mega, Bunny B!
As usual, I haven’t actually followed the instructions to make myself any of these yet. If they’d included a Boston Terrier, I would’ve had more motivation, though the Frenchie is super cute, and the English Bulldog is almost ridiculously adorable. Check out my post at CPL for more on this book.
As a fan of both Blythe and Boston Terriers, it’s clear that I like things with big eyes.
I got this anerable BT charm ages ago, but I just noticed it again, hanging on the bulletin board in CraftyTown. So I looped it around one of Ellis’ pull rings.
Today we had to let Logan go. She was experiencing more difficulties related to her liver cancer, and we decided that it was time for her to go before it got any worse. It was really, really hard, and right now we’re back at home lavishing attention on Brodie, who seems slightly confused but not averse to all the love.
Here’s to Logan, who was an awesome dog.
As anyone who has one will tell you, Boston Terriers are the best dogs of all time. They’re cute, smart, have attitude, like to cuddle, can be both dignified and ridiculous, and do some of the most adorable baroo-head action you will ever see.
Logan‘s been having a rough time of it lately. She’s about 16 and over the past few years she developed canine Cushing’s, which means that her adrenal gland produces an excess of cortisol. She has luckily not suffered from many of the negative side effects of the condition, for which we’re quite grateful. In the past few months, though, her appearance has really changed and you can see the Cushing’s showing itself in what we call her Logansaurus Rex backbone. Most recently she was diagnosed with liver cancer. It’s pretty advanced and any treatments we might pursue would cause her a lot of stress and pain, and would be unlikely to have much impact, so we’ve decided to let her be.
We’re seeing some signs that the cancer is affecting her, but she isn’t really bothered by them, so we’re trying not to worry about them. She’s definitely not in any pain (she’s always been vocal about expressing even minor discomfort). When she had the x-ray and ultrasound that confirmed her cancer, her liver was three or more times as big as it should be, so along with the Cushing’s, that means that her torso appears to be huge compared to her back end. She’s still eating well and enjoying bellyrubs, though. Even though her liver is ostensibly squishing all her other internal bits, she doesn’t seem to notice. She also has what K refers to as Dogsheimer’s – she’ll zone out just standing around for increasing lengths of time. She’s also started to show another symptom of Cushing’s, hind end weakness, over the last week or so. She isn’t confident enough to get up the stairs on her own, though going down the stairs she’s fine. Despite that, though, she is pretty spry and comes around begging for petting just like she always has. She adores the uber-stinky liver treats we’ve been giving her (vet’s orders) for the past few months. She can smell their disgustingness from the next room and still comes running when it’s treat time.
She is such a great dog! We’re so happy that she’s hanging on and hanging out with us for a while longer. I highly recommend the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue, through which I got her back at the beginning of the aughts.
Tomorrow is Halloween! While our dogs aren’t fans of wearing clothing, some other BTs clearly don’t mind as much.
How cute is that little guy! Thanks to anji barton for this great photo.
Check out my post on Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas by Amit Gupta with Kelly Jensen over at CPL.