Sunday, December 16, 2007

Running Dog

Here is a video of some of my first attempts on the running machine. I am not this much of a wuss any more. After a little practice I happily jump up and run for 20 minutes straight no problem!

video

The Magical Running Machine

One very cold and snowy day mom and dad brought home this contraption. Mom stood on it and kept insisting that I join her. I was unsure.
Because there was a treat involved I decided to give it a try. I am afterall and adventurous pup.
As I sat I thought to myself, this isn't so bad.
But then the floor started to move from beneath me. It was so weird! I had a sudden desire to walk. After many attempts of jumping off and back on I discovered that this moving floor thing could actually be quite enjoyable. I get to run super fast and don't have to worry about freezing my paws off! I think I could get used to this!

Go Chiefs!


Slide

Sometimes when it is warmer and daddy and I go on a walk we stop at the playground and go down the slide. It is very fun!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Dogtoberfest 2007

Last weekend dad, mom, me and aunt Rachael went to Dogtoberfest 2007 in Blue Springs. We all wore matching Chiefs jerseys. They actually got one my size instead of the Build a Bear's. It was fun to see so many dogs but there really wasn't much to do other than walk around. There were lots of vendors in tents and dog associations. There was a hound club, a pit bull club, but no puggle club. What's the deal!? I did meet my first puggle (other than my brothers and sisters). It was a black puggle with a straight tail. We were about the same size too. I think we'll be skipping Dogtoberfest next year.

Snuggling with Daddy / Sleeping in the big bed

One of my favorite things to do is to snuggle with my daddy on the couch. Here are a few pics below. On the topic of snugglinng, Mom and dad have finally let me sleep in the big bed, however it was a rough road getting there. A few weeks ago they moved my puppy kennel up to their room completely out of the blue. I was so excited, I was sure I would get to sleep in the big bed. After I sniffed out the room and chewed on everything I could reach, we settled down and snuggled in the bed. When it was time for lights out, back in the kennel I went. It really wasn't fair. They made me think I was going to get to sleep in the big bed and then nooooooo. Well just despite them, I threw a royal fit! I barked all night long. If I didn't get to sleep in the big bed, then no one did! Ha. This went on for several weeks, gradually, each night I barked less and less as i accepted my new arrangement. Then one night, they didn't put me in my kennel. Then the next night, no kennel. So far it has been several weeks and i'm still sleeping in the big bed!!!! I love it, I get to snuggle with mom and dad all night! I'm the most snuggly in the morning when mom makes me get up at 6am to go potty. I put on my best cute innocent puppy face in an effort to convince her to let me sleep, but it rarely works. At least I get to sleep in the big bed!!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Tired Dog

I am by far the cutest and most photogenic when i'm tired.

Studs of the House

Here are a few pics of me and my pal Wooster.




Go Chiefs!

Mom made me put on this stupid jersey. It actually belongs to her build a bear and doesn't fit me at all. But she put me in it anyway. I was very unhappy about this and made it known by laying on the floor with my legs sprawled out and I refused to move until they removed this ridiculous jersey. You could have put a steak in front of me and I wouldn't have moved. I look pretty good though eh?!


Road Trip

Apparently I am very cute when I sleep. So on the trip to Ohio dad took several pictures of me snoozing.


Aunt Rachael

We've been traveling alot. We went to visit Ohio recently and I spent alot of time on my aunt Rachael's lap. She is so patient and sweet to me. I just love spending time with my Aunt Rachael. Even if she does like carnation flowers. The best part is that she is a college student now at Graceland only two hours away. So I get to see her all the time!




Cousin Bella

Recently my family took at trip to Lamoni, Iowa. We stayed at my cousin Bella's house. She is a mini beagle who belongs to the Ergo's. We had a great time playing in the back yard.





Thursday, August 23, 2007

My new toys

So the other day, I was just hanging out in the kitchen and I discovered some new toys on the floor. I was so excited! They were brown and soft leather. Judging by the tags they must have come from a store called Steve Madden. Frequently mom and dad leave me toys around the house. Bones, paper towels, mail, magazines, car keys etc. I figure as long as I can reach it, it must be for me. All of the sudden out of nowhere dad starts freaking out on me and yelling and chasing me shouting OFF OFF! I don't understand why they give me toys and then the next minute take them away. It really is quite confusing.


The Cone

So one day, I was just minding my own business and out of nowhere I'm taken against my will to THE VET. I'm not a big fan of the vet. Usually they poke me and prod me but that was nothing compared to this. Daddy left me there by myself. The next thing I know I’m laying in a cage with a giant plastic thing on my head. I'm not sure what happened. Because of this giant cone hat, I can no longer lick my boy parts. Which, now that I think about it, were kind of sore. I found it very difficult to maneuver around my kennel without bumping into the sides and knocking the water bottle out. I also ran into a few corners. However, after about a week I was free!


Long Time

So it has been a while since I’ve posted a new message. I have been a very busy puppy. I am now nine months old and full of energy. Lots of fun things have happened since my last post. Here is a picture below of my new raincoat. My aunt Jolie gave it to me because it was way too big for her. It is too big for me too and quite frankly I think I look silly in it. I have not had to put it on yet since this one time. Paws crossed that I won’t have too again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Road Trip

Howdy! It has been a while. Almost two months! Sorry for the delay. As I get older there aren't as many exciting things to talk about. I went on my first big road trip in May for my aunt Rachael's High School Graduation. We drove to Ohio from Missouri, over 12 hours in the Honda. I don't normally sleep so much but for some reason I just couldn't keep my eyes open during the trip. My cousin Rudy was kind enough to share his back yard with me. We had loads of fun running around in the rain and the mud. I spent the whole day running, jumping, digging and playing! It was so much fun! Above is a picture of me and my daddy and my best attempt at "girlfriend lips" in Ohio.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Walking

This is a picture of me on a walk. I love walks. You would think that it is an easy concept but no. I am learning how to heel, and walk normally, when i'm supposed to rather than run ahead like i'm inclined to.

Howling

It turns out, I can howl. While mom and dad thought that I might have been a calm dog, I am not. I have learned to howl. Below is a picture of me doing just that.

My Favorite Spot

This is my favorite spot. I love to sit on the sofa and look out the window at all of the cars driving by.

Puppy Class

As I said earlier, I have started advanced puppy class. This is me hanging out bored in class, waiting for my turn.

Lap Dog

I like to consider myself a lap dog. My breeders assured my parents that I would grow to no more than 15 pounds, the size of a perfect lap dog. Despite the fact that I have now exceeded 20 pounds, I still consider myself a lap dog. See the pictures below. I still fit! I STILL FIT!


Happy Dog

It has been almost a month since my last post. My apologies for the delay. I have been a very busy puppy. I have started advanced puppy class, my teeth are falling out and tomorrow I turn six months old. Six months! I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday I was six inches tall running around chasing my tail and peeing on the sofa. Oh how time flies by. Below, is a picture of me smiling. I was very happy after just leaving the puppy park.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Car Rides

About once or twice a week I get to ride in the car. I am always very excited to ride in the car because it means we are going somewhere fun. Sometimes we go to grandma's house, some times we go to Petco, and other times, like this one, we go to the puppy park. I have recently discovered how much fun it is to stick your head out the window as the car is moving. The farther you lean out the better it feels. My ears fly back, my skin jiggles and I feel like i'm flying. I highly recommend that you all try it next time you are in the car.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Walk

This is me and my daddy going on a walk! I love walks! I have discovered that when I walk without pulling on the leash I get food! Woo Hoo!

The Big Fuss

I had quite a disturbing night on Monday. Right around bedtime everyone (Katy, Aaron, Rachael and Janet) gathered in the kitchen and surrounded me. They kept trying to hold me down and pin my legs. There were giant metal pinchers pulling at the skin under my leg. I put up a good fight for over an hour. First I tried to look as sad as I possibly could. This is a picture of my sad puppy face.

Next I went for a more clever move and tried to back into the corner. I tried several different positions to hide my legs from them all and finally decided on this one. I felt it was the most effective.
Eventually I gave in to them, it was way past my bed time and I was pooped. Here is what apparently was stuck in my leg.
Tick – it doesn’t sound all that scary. I don’t know what all the fuss was about. I was just happy when they finally let me go to bed.

Fight Night

Wooster and I had a great fight night tonight. Our wrestling matches are increasing in intensity as I get bigger, stronger and more ferocious. This is me about to chomp on Wooster’s paw.
This is my vicious face. Grrr
This is Wooster’s backlash. Don’t be fooled by his mild demeanor, those teeth are sharp!
This is me pretending to cower in fear from threat of the PAW! (I didn’t really mean it)
Another growl…see how scared he is!
Grrrrrrr...am so big and scary. I'm scaring myself!
And this one is me making up with Wooster giving him kisses so we can be friends again.