Category Archives: Pets

Chelsea – Pet Bichon Frise – Puts Her Paw Down – Demands Her Daily Portion of People Food – But Should We Give It to Her – Would You – We Do – Then We Don’t – Then We Do Again –

Little Chelsea, the bravest Bichon Frise I know, out for her evening walk, trails behind Steve. She has her good days, many in fact, but she has her bad days, too. Fifteen years of woofing and doing doggy stuff has … Continue reading

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Do You See Steve’s Feet Sticking Out the Window – Yes – Most People Use the Door to Get in – So Why Would Steve Choose to Use the Window – Mia Culpa – My Fault –

Okay, here’s the scoop: Many of you know that we had a bad experience getting locked out of our coach. We thought we solved the problem. We both have keys to the door in our pockets everyday. How could we … Continue reading

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We Left Our Coach to Visit Steve’s Family – When We Arrived Back at Our Campground Four Days Later – Chelsea Knew – I Think She Thought We Lost Our Coach and Found It Again – I Believe I Heard Her Laugh

As we pulled into the RV Park, Chelsea got excited. We were not even near the coach yet, but she knew we were home again. (How do you like Steve’s pajamas? Hey, we are camping. Dress is casual early in … Continue reading

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Cloudy Texas Skies – Today – Last Night Lightning Lit the Sky – Thunder Pounded Our Ears – Winds Rocked our Coach – Pet Bichon Frise Chelsea Slept through the Storm –

Cloudy is the theme for the day after the storm, and this thick cloud cover is welcome. Cool and calm. Moist but not wet. I like it. Beauty sleep must not be interrupted, so Chelsea snoozed through the entire storm last … Continue reading

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Walking Chelsea Has Benefits – Watching the Sun Setting in the Sky and the Moon Rising in the Clouds –

The sun was setting – The moon was rising – Time flies when We’re having fun –

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Chelsea’s Walk at Sunset – Today Chelsea – Our Bichon Frise – Was Groomed – One More Groom and Then We Start Out Across The Country – Enjoy Arizona Sunset Photos Taken on Chelsea’s Walk –

Sunset skies in Arizona. We will miss this place until we return again next year. This is where we will spend winters resting up for another trip. We have booked another winter here, November through March coming up. A park … Continue reading

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Our Walk Along the Canal with Chelsea Was Special This Morning – A Pair of Mallard Ducks Swam By – Chelsea Chose to Keep Her Distance – No Duck Was Going to Drag Her into the Water –

Everyday, twice a day, we walk Chelsea, our pet Bichon Frise, for approximately thirty minutes each time. Some days we walk her beside this canal and back to our coach, or on other days we walk her along a sidewalk … Continue reading

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Chelsea Has a New Groomer – Not Enough Area to Groom Her in the Coach – What a Sweet Baby – But How Does She Get So Soiled So Soon – Can’t Understand It –

Chelsea is bright and white again! (The legs in the photo belong to my husband Steve.) Only a few days from her last grooming Chelsea got herself dirty again, we thought. We were sure she was getting sand on herself … Continue reading

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Adjustments – Chelsea Rules – She Thinks – We Share – Where Have I Been – Good Question – Life Is Good but Never Without Challenges –

  Ta da! This is my office space. It’s a much smaller area in our motor home than the room we shared as office space in our former stick-and-brick home. Steve uses the kitchen table when he works on his … Continue reading

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We Thought We Were Losing Chelsea – Our Pet Bichon Frise – But She Has Recovered Much Faster than the Vet Said She Would – We Are Very Glad –

Nineteen days ago Chelsea woke us in the middle of the night squealing like someone was striking her with an ax! She held up her left front leg as far as she could away from her body. She looked like a terrorized … Continue reading

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Life Is Racing Along – Stuff Happens – Don’t Complain – Don’t Explain – Pet Bichon Frise Previews Coming Attractions – LIfe on the Road Baffles Her at First – Does She Cope –

No RV is yet in our grasp but the journey toward our dreams continues. Chelsea at age 13 shows us that she can handle whatever life throws at her. First she learned to walk politely on a leash (she is … Continue reading

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Getting Pet Bichon Frise Chelsea Ready for Her Life on the Road – Shots Up to Date – Leash Training in Progress –

We are getting Chelsea, our pet Bichon Frise, ready for life on the road with us. We visited the vet to get her shots up to date for her protection and the welfare of other pets she will meet as we … Continue reading

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Chelsea’s Nails Have Been Trimmed – No Pain – No Cries – No Blood – Success – Steve Gets the Job Done – He is the Official Nail Trimmer –

Chelsea poses checking out her toenails, but this shot was taken several days before the fact. She licks her paws often. The day finally came. We purchased clippers, and her toenails were trimmed, but not by me. Steve came to … Continue reading

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Learning More About Grooming Chelsea – If Groomers Do All This Stuff – I’d Like to Know How They Make Money – Groomers Earn Their Pay – Chelsea and I Were Both Tired Out by the Time We Finished – But the Reward Was More than Adequate –

Finally, after a long session of brushing and combing the tangles and debris from her fur, Chelsea had been shampooed. I rinsed her obsessively because her skin is sensitive. She has been groomed professionally for almost 13 years. Obviously, her … Continue reading

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Who Is Grooming Chelsea – No Longer Planning to Look for Groomers on the Road in an RV – Carol Ann Has a New Job – Private Groomer – Chelsea Only –

  Chelsea, our Bichon Frise, now approaching her thirteenth year of age, has developed sensitive skin and other conditions connected with her mature state in life. Scratching her itches became an obsession that intensified after each grooming. The problem became serious … Continue reading

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Bichon Frise Chelsea Gets a New Do – Not Really – Same Classic Bichon Frizz We Love and Revere – She Wears It Well in Her Senior Years –

Chelsea’s groomer makes house calls. Karen drives a mobile pet grooming vehicle, comes to the door, carries Chelsea to the driveway, bathes her, and trims her bushy white fur. She returns Chelsea to our door about 45 minutes later all fluffy white … Continue reading

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Good Morning from Chelsea – Yesterday She Was Groomed – Not What She Really Likes – She Gives Us the Disapproving Look as Her Groomer Carries Her Away – But She Comes Back Looking Beautiful and Clean –

Stretching in the morning hours, Chelsea is clean and trimmed. She can see better than she could from under her bushy brow. Did she complain about her bushy brow? Not sure, but if she knew grooming would solve it, she … Continue reading

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Mystery Remains Unsolved – The Case of the Missing Ground Beef Patty from Olive Garden – Chelsea – Our Bichon Frise Pet – Appears to be Innocent But Remains as a Person of Interest –

Circumstances: Steve ordered a takeout ground beef patty at Olive Garden restaurant for Chelsea, the household pet. Said ground beef patty was transported in a Styrofoam box from Olive Garden to the home of Steve and Carol Ann. Half of the … Continue reading

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Go to Sleep Little Chelsea – White and Bright – Clean as Light – The Day Has Come to an End – It Is Time to Rest by your Playmate – Tomorrow Is Another Day –

Grooming day is not Chelsea’s favorite. She prefers to be full of sand and debris from the backyard. Soon she will run outside and roll in the sand. But not yet. Now it’s time to rest her head beside one of her stuffed … Continue reading

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Walking Chelsea – Our Pet Bichon Frise – What I Learned on Our Walk –

Chelsea has her own private backyard to run in all the time. She doesn’t need to be walked, but she likes it. As I approached the door to leave, she raced ahead of me letting me know she wanted to go along. I took along a … Continue reading

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