Purple is a Must

We took the puppy to the UConn campus today to meet James for lunch. She was very well behaved and did a very good job given her age and all the many distractions, especially Yara’s presence.

The rest of the day was spent mostly running various errands. We had the Prius serviced, which took a surprisingly short time. Then made some rounds at several pet stores looking for a new purple head collar for Yara since hers is breaking.1 Petco was our first stop and they didn’t really have any head collars left in stock, but we browsed through the toys and I got Yara a new Wubba and also picked up a Snugga, which was a new find for me. I’m sad that the Snugga doesn’t squeak, though.2 We also went to Petsmart, which had every other color of collars EXCEPT for purple. Seriously, they even had PINK. The heck? We finally found one at our third stop — Pet Supplies “Plus” — but it has a thinner nose piece than the one I’ve been using, which bothers me to an extent. We don’t use the Gentle Leader much so I’m hoping it won’t matter, but I figure I’ll look online and locally and see if I can find another with a thicker strap. For now it will have to do. Oh, we also stopped at one other pet store just to check their stock of head collars — and use the bathroom — called Pet’s Store Next Door, which Raechel used to work at years ago. They didn’t have any purple head collars either, but we didn’t bother to check if they had a thicker strap or not.

Anyway, we also picked up a few groceries and dropped off some mail and got some ice cream at Coldstone. And finally back at the house we fed Yara and Yancy dinner and had the doggies play a bit. I played fetch with Nerys and she was surprisingly focused for a three-month-old puppy. She almost always brought the toy back straight away and when she didn’t she still came back to me eagerly when I called her. She was very, very cute. All three dogs played for a bit and then eventually we put Nerys in her crate and left Yara and Yancy out to play; they were abundantly cute (apologies for the darkness, since the lighting wasn’t so great for video capturing):

If you haven’t yet checked them out, there are literally hundreds of photos here on Flickr with more to come I’m sure. Night all!


1. Fidelco doesn’t have any other color but black and it seems that, at least here in CT, most everyone recognizes us by Yara’s distinct purple Gentle Leader.
2. Later, we found out that there are also Wubba Friends, which are plush animal Wubbas that DO squeak. Raechel ended up getting one for each of us.

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