When You Gotta Go

Since the arrival of Otto, we’ve been struggling a bit with all the gear needed to take him outside.  We’ve started clicker training, and the yard can be really dark, and if he doesn’t go in his designated woods spot, we have to scoop/bag etc..

What’s been happening is a mad scrambling and stuffing of pockets, “Oh, I don’t have any/enough/big enough pockets to get all these accessories into!” and when he’s sniffing and circling, there isn’t time for that sort of flapping about. I decided to make us a couple of aprons prepacked with anything we might need for an outing.


I picked up these contractor aprons to use at the Sale.  I think they are $1.99?  Not that I have anything against Ace hardware, but I thought it might be more fun to make it a bit personalized.  I printed a Vizsla silhouette onto t-shirt transfer paper and ironed it on.  I mistakenly thought that the background was a creamy color, but it was just on the screen and the image was clipped.  Instead of totally covering the Ace logo, I just ended up with the silhouette on top of it…Oops!

But, I decided I actually liked it.  It stays for now…I’ll consider it a happy accident!

Ready and waiting for little bladders on the move.  Wanna see him again?

All About Otto

In the immediate future, our lives will be almost completely consumed with this little fella.  Meet Otto! Followers on other media outlets have already been introduced, as he was the obvious choice of muse to try out the new phone camera!

After a few attempts at adopting, and just narrowly missing out each time, we finally found a pup to rescue who arrived on 11/11/11.  He’s 11 weeks old today, and it’s safe to say we are completely smitten.

A cold front came through Friday night so we built our first indoor fire of the season…someone approved.

It’s been 14 years since we had a puppy, so we are a sleepy bunch trying to remember how it all works!

For those without iPhones, Twitter or Instagram, I’m testing out Instagrid which pulls the photos to the web.  I don’t think it’s pulling captions, and no comments, but the pics are there.

Uh, oh, it’s been 30 minutes, so I’d better take someone outside quick!