Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Today started off great. I got home and took the doggies to the park...lucky them.

Rufus's good friend, Bentley was there.

Run, Bentley, run!

Run, Bentley, Run!

Commence WWF-Style Smackdown:

Smackdown The Atomic Leg Drop

Ima gonna slap you!

Ima Gonna Slap You!

Did we get him?

Did We Get Him?

Yup, I think we got him.

Yup, I Think We Got Him

Hahahaha! MadeYaLook!

Bentley Emerges Victorious

There was definitely some Post-Smackdown-Spooning.

Post Wrestling Spooning

Stella was her usual stoic self.

Oh, Stella, My Stella

And after a shot like this (note Rufus), I should have known it was coming.

Perhaps Some Foreshadowing?

So we went home, la de da. I decided to plant my raspberries and let the dogs play in the back yard. Stella quit after a bit and laid down on the back porch. We went in and ate dinner. Toward the end of dinner (a wonderful stir-fry prepared by my wonderful Andy), I noticed some fluff was coming off of Stella's back/side. So I leaned over to investigate. Rufus had ripped a hole in her skin.

I went to Walmart.

My Walmart Run to Fix Stella

Rufus is lucky that Stella is such a forgiving dog. And I can add another one to the long list of Stella-Injuries. I'm hoping we won't have to take her in for stitches. xxxx :/

Stella Is Such A Forgiving Dog

I'm also thinking about investing in doggie health insurance. Any recommendations?

***note: I think I should mention that, as a shar pei, Stella is prone to skin problems, so although I was a bit peeved at Rufus for playing too rough with her, I can't really blame him because he doesn't understand English (so I can't really tell him "Sissy has skin problems...no biting!"). Sadly. Any tips on getting a dog not to play bite other dogs, or is that just part of being a dog?


PoochesForPeace said...

I love the "did we get him" pic with the huge dog in the background-probably my favorite...except for post-bandaged stella. I just had to laugh, because otherwise i wouldve been mad at roo dog :)

Paws on the Run said...

Awww. Poor Stella. She probably know Rufus didn't mean to hurt her.

Sorry no recommendations of Pet Insurance - we don't have any either.

Valerie said...

I just love watching the dogs play. Even in the pictures they convey happiness. Puppy hugs to Stella while she heals.
p.s. we are headed back to New Orleans, and a new restaurant we are going to dine is called "Stella".

Lois Lane/Laney said...

I'm afraid it's part of being a Shar Pei. We have super sensitive skin. I get hurt/bloody when I go play at the dog park pretty often. It doesn't take much for me to get scratches on my face.
Friends of mine said one of their Shar Peis has scars on her face from just wrestling with her brother.
Anyway, glad to find another Shar Pei in the blogosphere! I'll be back!

StellaStar said...

We have super sensitive skin. I get hurt/bloody when I go play at the dog park pretty often. It doesn't take much for me to get scratches on my face.

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thx, Laney! xoxoStella