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Did I Mention Devil Dog was also a Cirque Du Soleil Cast Member?

Here in Vegas we have more Cirque shows than you can count on one hand.  Just about every casino has a show and I swear to god Devil Dog must have been in one of these shows in another life.

The no peeing on the patio saga continues.  Devil Dog will pee on the grass for my hubs.  However, every time she sets foot on the green stuff she act as if she is actually walking on hot coals.  I have never really seen a dog “prance” until now.  This is not the Cirque move I am talking about….

poopDevil Dog’s Cirque move is that she can some how crap on the side of the bath tub.  We have a tub with jets on the side and on each side of the tub is a ledge.  Somehow how Devil Dog is able to hang her butt over the side of the tub and poop on the tiny ledge without falling in the tub and killing herself.  I have cleaned up the poop, but you can see in my photo the potty area.  It is a favorite spot of hers and both my mother and baby/dog sitter can testify that Devil really does leave “presents” in this area!  This amazing fete leads me to believe that Devil Dog may in fact have once been in the show.

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Devil Dog

Devil Dog

Devil Dog

Let me introduce you to my insane Beagle, CJ.  (She happens to be named after me, Christina Junior.  You see, my son was named after his father and we got the dog when I was prego and a bit hormonal and well I insisted the animal be named after ME!) She is 7 years old, howls like the wolfman and is a rather high-strung.

She also has more potty issues than a two and half-year old boy!  For years we were feeding her the Costco brand dog food and the poor dear was having so many tummy troubles all over the inside and outside of the house it was a nightmare.  Finally, I purchased the Rachael Ray dog food, http://nutrish.rachaelray.com/products/just-6-lamb-and-rice-dog-food, and it turned out to be a miracle food.  (Please note, I am not some kind of crazy Rachael Ray fan.  I do not own any of her books.  Never cooked one of her meals and only watch her show when it happens to be on while I am at the gym!  None-the-less, this was on the shelf at Walmart and I was at the end of my rope.)  I am also very guilty for putting the dog through so many rotten meals.  I mean the Costco thing went on for YEARS!

So now the Devil Dog and I are engaged in a fight to the finish. You see, she does not pee on the grass!  In fact, she hates grass.  We do live in the desert and she first learned to pee outside in a zeroscape backyard (mainly gravel).  But she insists on potting on the patio!  We not so affectionately call it the Poo Garden.

Well, this is the year she is going to pee in the grass. I have had it with power washing the patio day in and day out…  Of course, this is also a fight to the finish. Two weeks and we are still fighting over her potty habit. But I vow victory over the beagle.


May 19, 2013 · 4:13 pm