December 9, 2009
The holidays have so much to offer: twinkly lights, hot coco, presents, Christmas markets, latkes, you name it, I love it! But one of the best things about this time of year is just getting to spend some time with your family. As I mentioned earlier, my whole family was in LA for Thanksgiving, my sister and Rhys even brought Rheana who got to meet my 15-year-old Bichon-Frise, BJ, for the first time. She loved our house in LA and especially loved being able to use the doggy door. Teaching her was pretty funny though. She would stand on the little ramp going up to it (which we had put in for BJ because she’s getting too old to jump) and just whimper at the little flap of plastic unsure how to get back in the house. BJ just stood behind her waiting her turn to come back inside. BJ was visibly disgruntled and could not figure out why this stupid dog couldn’t figure out how to use a door. (Obviously BJ forgot that she once didn’t know how to use that door and Elizabeth would have to climb through it to show her the way.) All in all the dogs got along splendidly and the only arguments occurred when BJ was worried about getting her fair share of the food. I swear though both dogs have the most expressive faces and when I would pay too much attention to Rheana, BJ would make the saddest face, whimper (or bark) and come over and sit on my lap. One of Rheana’s funniest habits that she picked up at our house was running underneath all the beds. She would hang out under every single bed in our house, and for some reason she loved my parents bed the best and would go under it on one end and then shoot out the other end with a very satisfied grin. One night when were all hanging out in their room she just went under the bed to take a nap…very strange (but adorable) dog!