Today’s Oh, Happy Day post is coming at y’all a little bit late, but for good reason, as you Twitter followers already know !! (I’ll be updating about why later on this week, so stay tuned!).
We first noticed when we got Happy that she slipped and slid all over the kitchen floor as if she was a puppy on ice.
Fortunately, the kitchen is the only area in the apartment that has a hard surface (minus the bathrooms), so the only time she slides around uncontrollably is when she’s blitzing around the house and makes her way into the kitchen. It’s a pretty hilarious sight to see, as sometimes her high speeds cause her to slide uncontrollably into the wall… or the fridge…or the front door… (am I a bad person for finding this amusing? Oh well, it is what it is!)
Another place that Happy puts on her Ice Capades performance is at our neighborhood PetSmart. Talk about an Olympic sized ice-rink when compared to our peewee-sized, little kitchen.
Tonight was also Happy’s very last puppy-school class. She has officially graduated from the Intermediate Level!!!! And she came home with another amazing certificate to show for it
You bet this baby is already up on the fridge…
Ryan and I have decided to continue Happy’s training at home instead of putting her through PetSmart’s Advanced Level Puppy School. We feel she is plenty smart just as she is, and any further training would make her a threat to become leader of the household (too late… she kind of already is!).
While at puppy school today, I shot a video of Happy slipping and sliding all around the PetSmart floor. I thought I’d share it with you all, because she is seriously all over the place (and you get to see her walking and hopping on her hind legs… always a sight to see!).
Quality Entertainment right there. Always.
The other week, I decided to take a closer look as to why Happy’s life resembles a slip’n’slide commercial…and this is what I found:
Lots and lots of hair between the pads of her paws!!!!
I tweeted about my discovery, and Meg tweeted back that her mom’s dachshund has the same issue, haaaa!
Today I found out you can trim the hair between the paws as part of a routine grooming. I’m not sure if I want to do that or not… advice?
Tell me, do any of y’alls dogs have hairy paws? Does your dog ever slip and slide around the house uncontrollably? Any funny stories to share about an at-home ice-skating show? Will your dog be joining Happy in the 2014 Winter Olympics?