Sassy Sue wows the bark park visitors with her catching and retrieving.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Precious and Treasure Enjoy Their New Home

Precious can be counted on for mischief.
1 Silden Lane, Bella Vista, Arkansas, 72715.

Precious and Treasure are enjoying their new home, too. The previous occupant used the back porch for his dogs' exercise and sun. The house is stretched out, and the concrete back porch runs the length, with much of it under a roof. Today Precious and Sassy enjoyed a nap on the big pillow under the roof. The porch can be accessed from a guest bedroom, the living room, or the dining/kitchen area.

Treasure likes resting in little cubby-holes and sleeping outside when it is cold (Phoenix style - 40 degrees).

Sassy and I will also take our walks around the area, which is quite hilly. She has a nice front yard for tossing the ball. Lately we have had daily rain, so walking is a bit limited.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Sassy and her fur-sisters are moving to Arkansas, because Greg and Chris have a chance to live near their son's family. That means a permanent vacation, of sorts, with three delightful grandchildren about 15 minutes away. The grandchildren have rescue cats, but they love dogs too.

Sassy has enjoyed Glendale. She cleaned up the mean streets of Poinsettia. Where cats once roamed at their pleasure, now felines tremble and hide. Some head for the trees. Others zip under the semi-open garage doors. Sassy's favorites hit Mach 1 crossing the street or leaping over the fence.

Sassy has come face to face with many cats and kittens. If they play innocent and just look at her, she does nothing. She has great intuition for their sense of guilt. If they run, she boosts their speed as much as she can.

Today her street was free of roaming cats. It will probably take years for them to start purring again in the morning.

Sassy is enormously popular here. She greets every dog and person she meets, wiggling with pleasure when people talk to her. The pet owners all know her by name and call out to her. Dogs want to play with her and plant their front feet, which is canine speech for, "Let's run around the park together."

She will have a park-like setting in Arkansas, and squirrels to train in the art of survival.