Saturday, October 15, 2011

adventures with higgins

At lunch with Jennie the other day, I was telling a couple of Higgins stories and she suggested that they are "blog worthy" so here goes.

Unfortunately for this first one, I didn't have the foresight to take any pictures at the event.  Dog rescues are a close cause to my heart, even more so after our experience at the pound and our good luck with Higgins. I follow Whole Foods on Facebook and Twitter and saw that they were hosting an adoption event and that for $7 they would bathe your dog.  Higgins is not really a fan of baths and they can be a process for us, so I figured that donating some money and having him get a nice bath that we didn't have to participate in sounded like a pretty good deal.

Obviously, since this was at Whole Foods, it was no ordinary bath.  They had baby pools set up in a tent in the parking lot.  The dogs that were bathed before Higg Man were two little yorkies with their posh princess owner.  It was hilarious.  He was bathed in "gourmet" shampoo and even got aromatherapy behind his ears.  His parting gifts were treats, a fancy dog meal to eat there and one to take home.

This chicken-brown rice- veggie combo was one of the many choices that included quinoa and lamb.  I'm almost tempted to take a bite of it myself, it's probably better than most things I cook for Adam and myself.  (Don't worry, I won't, that's gross.)

His other latest escapade was attending Camp Bow Wow.  We need a place to overnight board him when we go out of town for shorter periods of time (it's not really worth it to drive him down to San Antonio for just a weekend).  To attend Camp, you have to bring the dog in for a minimum of a three hour "interview".  I seriously felt like I was taking a child to preschool.  I dropped him off on Wednesday morning and they said he was welcome to stay all day if I liked and since I had lunch, errands and a chiropractor appointment, I figured it would be good for him.  Plus, it had been raining all night into the morning and I figured he'd do well to run off his energy with the other pups all day.

When I returned to pick him up, they gave me this:

It may be a titch too small to read but it's his first day "report card", complete with a hilarious picture where he is just about to jump up and get the camera girl's treat.  He passed his camp interview and made friends with dogs named Fausto and Jackson.  HILARIOUS!  Adam put his report card on the fridge because we are totally ridiculous like that.

He also got to take professional pictures with my friend, Kate, of Kate Gavos Photography two weekends ago for our Christmas Cards.  He's living a posh existence, my friends.  Two months ago, he was just a Pound Dog but now he gets to live as the main Nard Dog.


  1. Hilarious!

    (Also, if you ever need a dog-sitter, let us know. We're free but we don't give report cards. So, weigh your options.)

  2. I love that he got a report card! Higgins is such a good dog. :)

  3. Omigosh that is SO CUTE. Love that he gets a report card! Chloe has been going to doggie daycare on Friday's and it's been SO GOOD for her. She's playing and socializing way better with other dogs now!