Thursday, January 23, 2014

Katie the Movie Star, and a visit with the Dixons

I've felt bad for Katie when we've been walking through the desert in wind storms.  Sometimes she just needs a potty break while the wind is blowing.  I wear glasses and sometimes shield my eyes or turn my head out of the wind.  I've even worn a dusk mask.  But poor Katie, she just walks along close to the sandy ground, with the dust and sand blowing right in her face.  And Chihuahuas' eyes kind of pop out with no protection.  So when I saw a dog wearing glasses yesterday, I thought about getting some for Katie.  This morning we walked over to the Big Tent again and walked all through it, up and down the aisles, and then outside through all the outside vendors and then across the street up and down all those aisles. I walked for about four hours.  I didn't have my pedometer, but I'm sure I scored close to 10,000 steps again.
 
The plan was to leave La Posa West this morning and head back down to La Posa South or Tyson's Wash, and I wanted to see everything and purchase everything I wanted and be done with the Big Tent and the various vendors for this season. 
 
We walked back to The Pet Patio where I got Katie's visor and looked at their sunglasses/ goggles for dogs.  The woman owner was so cute with Katie - she opened a couple of packages and tried them on Katie, and we decided on the smaller size.  Katie just sat there and let us put them on and adjust them, she was such a good girl.  I decided to get them, and had her wear them until we were back in the campground.  She did really well.
 
As soon as we were back in the campground area and she was out of the stroller, however, I let her down to walk on her leash, and she started rubbing her face in the dirt and trying to get the goggles off with her paws.  She tried that twice, and I told her no, and she stopped.  She is so responsive to commands, it's kind of hard to believe.  Anyway, I'm going to save the goggles for those days when we have bad winds and super dusty/sandy air, then I'll get them out and her eyes will be protected.  
 
And sooooo...  without further ado - Heeeerrrrreeeee's Katie!
 

Hello, Darlings.
 

Yes, you may pet me, Big Boy!
 
 
Aren't I Fabulous?


These Doggles, I'm told they are called, are just too funny!  :)

And here are two more fabulous people, Jim and Sandie Dixon.  They came by Tuesday late morning for a visit.  I haven't seen them in a long time, but they were so kind to me when I rushed out of here two years ago on the way to San Diego and Emergency Surgery.  They offered all kinds of help, and they hardly knew me.  Sandi and I are followers of each others' blogs, so it's been easy to keep up through the months since then, but we haven't had a meet-up in a long time.
 

 
It was so nice to visit with you both, Sandie and Jim!  I really enjoyed seeing you again, and will see you next year, if not before!  
 
And one last photo of Katie - when we walk, sometimes she gets to the end of her leash and then turns around as if to say, "Are you still coming?"  This was one of those times. 
 

Are you coming?
 
This morning Katie and I are picking up a package at Quiet Times, then getting fresh water, then we'll find a new campsite far from the madding crowd.  :)
 
From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everybody!  :)

33 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I understand Katie's glasses are functional but they are also quite funny! She really does look as if she just stepped off the back lot at MGM! Great choice! Enjoy your shopping trip & new camp site!

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  2. Katie is adorable in the sunglasses and her other gear too. I won't be in Quartzsite this year but will check online for something similar for our dog. You are a good mama!

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    1. Evelyn - here's the website of the Quartzsite vendor I bought Katie's visor and goggles from:

      thepetpatiostore.com/

      They (the husband and wife owners) were great with Katie, and the dogs on their website are their own dogs. So cute! :)

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    2. I just decided that I can order the goggles now and have Steve bring them down to Mexico next month. How much does Katie weigh and what size are her goggles? She looks to be about the same size as Molly who weighs 16 pounds.

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  3. My Rotteiler wears doggies when we walk on the beach. The sun glare off the water causes cataracts in dogs.

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  4. little ol bitty Katie... goggles and a visor and a halter leash? lol... I saw a chihuahua once in a tutu ... YOU dog people.. hahaa

    Great seeing Jim and Sandie! what fun!

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  5. Katie is just so cute. Those classes make her look like WW1 pilot. . .

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  6. If Katie could use her words..... I'm sure you would get an ear full. It does sound like a good idea when the wind is blowing sand around. I couldn't help but chuckle at the sight of her in her new garb!!

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  7. Oh my, how cute is that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. those glasses are TOO cute... does she wear the hat & the glasses at the same time??? :)
    I know when at the beach and the wind is blowing that horizontal thing it does at times, Luci has to e carried, the sand it RIGHT in her face.. the poor things.... Know I would NOT want to be down there at that height or have wind blowing sand/dirt in MY face!!!

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  9. That is one way cool Katie, you need to work on her autograph because I'm sure it will be in demand.

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  10. I think she is just proud of her "Top 50 RV Blogs" award that "she" won...hope she lets you share in the Glory of that too.... Congrats. --Dave (GoingRvWay.com)

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  11. Those glasses are the Bomb! Can't believe she's OK with having them on, but I guess they're comfortable.
    Nice to see Sandi and Jim.

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  12. Oh that Katie has quite the celebrity look. So cute.

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  13. Shes adorable!!! And more than likely happy to have an owner who thinks about her and does things to make her life more bearable......

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  14. Katie looks adorable in her Doggles, and her visor!

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Tell Katie I said she looked like Bridget Bardot. Very glam.

    I wish they would have had those sunglasses back in the mid 80's when my Yorkies rode my motorcycle with me.

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  16. Katie has just got to be one of the cutest dogs in the world. She's photogenic and obviously loves to pose too. Great photos - she's going to have an entourage soon!

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  17. Tres chic leopard print glasses...quite the DIVA!!!!!

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  18. Let us know where you are now. We came by looking for you yesterday and figured you moved to a quieter place. Debbie wants to give that sweet little Katie an antler!

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  19. Looking at the photos with the oh-so glamorous glasses, I kept thinking "what movie star does she look like?" Then it came to me - Katherine Hepburn! And what is Katherine's nickname? Why, Kate, of course !!! Perfection! ;->

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  20. What a great idea. Katie the Diva is so cute.

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  21. Katie is such a doll. She is cute no matter what she wears. It was so wonderful to visit with you guys. I'm hoping it won't be a year but definitely next year for sure. It feels so good to finally have the internet again. Went to the Verizon store here in Yuma. They reset the jetpack and put in a new SIM card. Amazing - we now have 4G.

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  22. Isn't Katie just too cute!!!!! I am so impressed she will let you put them on her. Our little Shih Tzu, Nick, wouldn't stand still for a second. I do think he would like the stroller and I do plan to get him one very soon. He likes to be with us and the stroller is a wonderful solution.

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  23. How fashionable sweet Katie is! I love the photos. And yes, those sand storms are wicked. I used dust protection and glasses as well for myself. Never know what stuff one inhales. Better be on the safe side.
    Andrea's comment gave me something to think about. Maybe that's why Molly doesn't like being on the beach. The glare. Never thought about it.

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  24. If the eye glass company was smart, they would hire Katie to become the company spokesdog.

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  25. Just when you think Katie couldn't get any cuter !! I doubt though that Bennie would tolerate the glasses.

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  26. Katie is so cute in her doogles. I think that our fur babies know that we are trying to do the best for them and just go along with what we ask them to do.

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