October 14th 2012 8:41 pm
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Mom took me on vacation a few weeks ago and we had a great time! I had so many adventures and lots of stories.
First of all I got my first ferry ride, alright so I didn't get to enjoy it as much as mom because of the no pets policy on the main decks. When we got there we went to an off leash dog beach, and no we didn't realize it at the time, I was kept on leash the whole time. I met a few dogs, no fear aggression on my part! Woohoo!
We stayed at a bed and breakfast that is very dog friendly. Mom found out that I don't eat the same on vacation, its not that I was sick, I was just very picky about the time I ate and didn't want to eat when it was put down before we left for the day.
There was a turkey vulture migration at the time which Mom thought was really cool, we did some hiking to find the best places to watch. They were in the distance so we never really got to see any up close which was too bad. Before anyone freaks out about vultures you should know that turkey vultures do not usually catch live prey and they avoid confrontation apparently.
Apart from the exciting adventurous walks we got to go on, Mom also took me on a special adventure! Mom really wanted to rent a scooter for a few hours, so before our trip she bought a little doggie bag to carry me in and we were set. So on the scooter ride we went! Mom said I did very well, there were a few times I got a bit anxious and Mom pulled over to make sure I was secure before getting going again. Anyways, how many dogs can say they got to go on a scooter, it was pretty cool!
On our trip Mom spotted 12 deer, lots of birds, over 200 turkey vultures, I met a few peacocks, and a few dogs. Apparently there are cougars in the area we stayed at, to Mom's disappointment we never saw any, bol.
That's about it as far as noteworthy stories go (as I can think of right now) I had a great time but was also happy to get home and be on a regular schedule. Although Mom barely left me on vacation now she was to work..
Weather has been great here up until this weekend. It is pouring right now and has been pretty windy. Mom loves storms but I hate getting my feet wet. Mom forces me to go in the back yard and pee!! How dare she?!
August 20th 2012 5:44 am
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Mom has been working tons and lately has been too tired to talk me on many walks. She is getting back to a more regular schedule and is able to take me on more walks now!! So much fun! I love hearing all the sounds as we go. And of course smelling each and every tree and pole is high up on the list of reasons walks are awesome, bol.
I haven't updated my diary very much. Our cats Blade and Moppie have been steeling my thunder. They are both over a year old now, I love chasing Blade around the house, Mom says he doesn't like it very much but I don't believe her. Although Moppie likes giving me attention which bugs me cause I don't like him very much, he doesn't run much when I chase him, takes the fun out of it.
Mom says I am very selective of when I want to play and what I want to play with. A week or two ago Mom took a tennis ball out and since I have never showed interest in it she didn't expect much, she threw it and I played fetch with her for quite a while. She was excited I found a new toy! Although now I don't want the tennis ball, and no I don't want to play with teddy. Pass me the toilet paper roll and I'll be happy for a while!!! Hehe.
Mom just saw a cool harness at work tonight. Looks like it fits a bit better then mine. She says we are going to look at it next time we go to the pet store! Hope its cool! Hehe. I can slip out of my harness if I really want. But with Mom I never do. Its only when I am held my someone and she walks away or if the puts me in the seatbelt of the car. I don't like being kept away from Mom!
Barks and slobbers,
October 24th 2011 9:31 am
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It has been one year since Mom adopted me from the shelter!! I was estimated two years at time so now I am 3!!!
Mom had been looking for a dog for a while, but hadn't gotten too serious about adopting one yet. Her previous dog passed away the February before and she said there is something big missing in her life and she just needed another best friend. It has always been a dream of hers to have a dog of her own, that she can train and care for.
Mom was first looking for a cute puppy that she could train easily. But in recent events of her Sister-in-law looking to adopt a dog, Mom decided to look more into it too. She contacted one or two she thought were cute but wasn't sure about them.
But when she saw pictures of me she was so curious! Obviously he is a boarder collie, but in one of the pictures he is the same size of the dachshund next to him. She emailed the shelter to ask about him only to find he is not at all a puppy, that he was a dachshund/papillon cross that is already 2 years old!! She just had to meet me to see for herself.
A week or two later on a day exactly a year from now the lady of the shelter brought shy little me to my new Mom's house.
I was very scared of my new Mom. I didn't want to go near her, I curled up with the shelter lady and refused to leave her side. Mom and the shelter lady talked. I wanted to be as close to the shelter lady at this point because my new Mom wanted me to come to her! After meeting my new Mom from the security of the shelter lady, she handed me over to my new Mom and left.
It took a few days to get adjusted to my new Mom. I wouldn't let her pet me or come anywhere near me. But soon enough I decided she was trustworthy and from that point on I stuck to her side like glue.
Its been a year since that point, and some say I've made it a long way since then. I have to admit I am still super shy, I walk with more confidence now though, I go up to people offering me treats (usually) and even some without, I let grandma take me out for walks, etc... I also know how to sit, lay down and shake a paw Where before I knew none of the above. I am fine with people and dogs if they don't pay any attention to me, I only want to meet them on my own terms.
I now live with two cats! I don't like it when they join me on Mom's bed, I would prefer them to come up on my terms, but they never listen. I love to play with these guys, other then Mom they are my best friends. The only ones I will play around with more then willingly.
I still have a ways to go, but guess what!! Mom and I have 10 or more years to work and play together. And Mom loves me very much! (I love her too).
Now I am unofficially 3!!
Mom says she has a treat for me later today, and hopefully we'll get a chance to go for a nice walk too!! If not, Mom promises plenty of nice walks later this week.
Thanks for reading my adoption story. :)
Thanks Redford for the awesome Gotcha Picture.
And thank you Chewbacca, Princess Leia and family for the heart.