Round 'em up!
Your new 'Long and Short of it All' hostess 'Bette' got to attend her very first playdate with 'Rowdy' and our agility friends a few days ago. 'Jack' the Border Collie, who is just a puppy at 7-months-old himself, made a beeline to Bette to play with her and he got a little rough starting out, and boy did she whip her snout around and let him know what's what. He didn't bother her anymore. Later, they were playing together, and even with all the other Dachshunds around, the two of them took a nap together.
This wasn't your average playdate, either - it was also a spa day. This crew gets together every two weeks for a spa day, and we were invited over to join them for "nails, teeth, and ears." It took over three hours of hard work for the humans to drummel/grind 163(!) nails (each dog has dew claws, plus Rowdy has an extra nail on his back right foot), clean 18 ears, and scrape and brush lord only knows how many teeth. It was exhausting. But afterwards it was playtime in the yard. One game we played was called "Find It!" where a handful of kibble was thrown in the grass and we had to sniff it out. A few rounds of this was better than hunting for Easter Eggs. You should should have heard us all barking we were so excited. It was a funny sight. Hope we get invited back real soon.