March 16th 2011 6:08 pm
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I'm a diary pick today, exactly two weeks from the last time, which was on Wednesday, March 2nd! Thanks for sharing this honor with me today!
Since my Dad doesn't get home from work until after midnight, I'm stuck with having to entertain Mom as soon as she gets home from work.
First, I do my business outside and have dinner so that the cats can have their dinner in that room upstairs that I'm not allowed in. After that, I have to entertain Mom and let her play with my toys. When she gets bored with playing with my toys and wants to eat dinner herself, I can tell she really doesn't mean it and that she really wants me to dance with her instead. We argue about who wants to lead and who wants to follow all the time! When I don't get my way I just jump on her and nip her to show her who's the boss! But, I think I'm the wannabe boss.
Then I have to chase a few cats. A couple of them like to bonk me on the head so I bark at them and they bonk me on the head again! Mom thinks we're fun to watch.
When I get bored with Mom, the cats, and my toys, I play with treats stuffed in a Kong and ice cubes. I can't take as many naps anymore because Mom requires sooo much supervision!
Sometimes when I can't take it anymore and need to rest, I go in my bachelor pad and shut the door just to get away from these crazy people and animals!
It's tough being a puppy dood!
March 13th 2011 12:05 am
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I can dig it! That would be digging holes in the backyard! I taught myself how to do that the other day.
Cheetos are good. I found one under the coffee table. Thanks. Dad!
Walls and wood furniture are sometimes fun to gnaw on. I've only tried the green wall so far.
I'm getting bigger every day and trying different hairstyles depending on my mood.
I've been going on walks to the park around the corner and around our subdivision. I walk really well on a leash now. I don't get to go to the dog park yet, and I only get close to and play with dogs my parents know that live in our subdivision.
This morning when I went to the park, I ran into my neighbor Riley, the yellow lab. We ran around off leash but Riley just ran circles around me and I couldn't keep up with her. Yeah, she's a girl, too! Later in the afternoon, I ran into her people at the park but she wasn't with them. The kids were running towards me, calling my name, and I got so excited! I added a picture of Jacob and I kissing each other. Yep, his tongue was out, too!
Mom made me a huge fleece bed today with dog faces all over it. It's going to be my permanent bed in Dad's office! I'm going to work with him again Monday morning due to popular demand. Maxi has been looking for me and the ladies don't say hi to my Dad anymore, they just ask him when he's bringing me back there. One of the ladies made a comment about my, um, cute tush, so I have to go back and show it to her again.
My pal SOPHIE BEAN SCHNOODLE sent me a really cool pre-designed photo scrapbook for "Special Pets" to display all my fun-filled adventures from day one. We can't wait to work on it!
Hope you didn't forget to change your clocks!
March 7th 2011 9:44 pm
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Dad is on a shift that starts at noon right now, but today we got up early so he could take me to work for a few hours in the morning and then bring me back home. We packed food, bowls, bed, and toys.
There's a guy that brings his Labradoodle named Maxi (short for Maximillan) to work. When we got there, Maxi wasn't there yet, so I hung out in Dad's office. All of a sudden I heard a bark! Maxi had entered the building and smelled me a mile away. He wasn't too sure about me at first but his Dad put me on his lap for awhile and after he put me down Maxi and I started to chase each other up and down the hall and around corners!
My Dad took me outside for my first potty break and Maxi's Dad followed. When he saw that I did my business right away, he said, "Man, that's brilliant!" BOL! I did what I was supposed to do three more times whenever we went outside.
I went to see one lady in her office and she started to shut her door and told Dad that she was keeping me! You should have seen all the iPhones coming out left and right, just to take pictures of me. Dad thought it was funny.
That was fun and I'm going back so I can play with my buddy Maxi!
March 6th 2011 4:40 pm
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I have my first video on my page now! They're random clips of me playing. You'll want to either turn off my music player or view it in my Video Book because it has sound.
Mom's cousin and his wife came to visit me this morning and brought me a new toy! I sat with them on the couch and chewed on their yummy hands. After they left, Mom had to go to the pet store for cat food and came back with a couple of new toys for me.
It's like toyland around here!
March 5th 2011 5:03 pm
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I weigh 13.5lbs! Woohoo!
I pooped just before we had to leave for my appointment this morning which was perfect so we could bring a sample. Since Dad had to work today, it was just my Mom and I. I rode inside a soft carrier that Quincy used when he went to puppy school that I can grow into.
My lady vet and all the girls went goo goo and ga ga over me and asked a ton of questions. I also met a Golden Retriever named Jack and his parents in the waiting room.
I got signed up for the puppy wellness package. I was due for more shots today and didn't like it one bit! They hurt! I also kept trying to taste the vet's clothes and hands while she was doing all that touchy-feely stuff and she kept yelping which made me stop. Funny, Mom yelps when I nip her, too! They also gave me a nail trim and these little bone-shaped deworming pills which were yummy. The last thing they did was put this cologne on me called Revolution!
That was all so tiring I crashed when we got home. My next vet appointment is on April 2nd and I know I'm going to be even bigger by then!
Here are some news article from The Daily Fetch newspaper toy. The top left of the newspaper says it's the Home Edition - Get it before the dog takes it from the driveway. The top right says it's the Late Edition - Pick up quickly:
Police Blotter - By Herman Shepherd, Associated Press
Westy Virginia - The search is over! A victim has been returned to his home safely after a dog day afternoon., Lucky Lapdog was abducted from his dog house after taking a catnap on the couch. He was returned to his home safely after a doggone harrowing afternoon of being held hostage by canine criminals. When asked about his ordeal, Lucky could only comment that he was "dog tired!"
Health and Food - Going Green Gone Bad! By Mal Teeze, Staff Writer
Collierado - Dog was taken to the Emergency Room for "going green". Chewy Chow Hound was always told to eat his greens as a child. Unfortunately, he may not have been told that even good things should be done in moderation. Chewy was taken to the hospital for "going organic" and eating too much grass in order to save the Earth.
Sports - Underdogs come home with a win! By Saint Bernard, Staff Writer
New York - The Chihuahuas have defeated the Bulldogs in a dog-eat-dog battle of strength and skill! Next week the playoff will be against the Wildcats.
Sit N Place graduated with honors from a six-week training and manners class. Jump E. Jones unfortunately was asked to leave the class due to disruptive behaivor and was asked not to return.
Gossip - Miniature Poodle gives birth to Rottweiler. By Dot Schund
Priscilla Purebred is a miniature poodle with papers that show her parents were champion show dogs. She gave birth to a dog that appears to be a Rottweiler. When questioned about the newborn pup's appearance, Priscilla claimed that she had no idea how this could have happened. Ms. Purebred's parents are said to be shocked and appalled. The bouncing bundle of joy has been named "Bubba".
Weather - It's raining cats and dogs! Humidity high, expect a bad fur day! Panting index of eight.
That's the scoop! I have to finish resting now because tomorrow I'm having company. Mom's cousin and his wife and coming just to see ME!
March 4th 2011 9:21 pm
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I went all the way up the stairs this morning and this evening. Not only that, I found out that I can fit through the small opening in the pet gate and eat cat food, too! Mom carried me downstairs and I turned around and went running back up the stairs as fast as I could to eat more cat food! The big door to the room got shut after that. Then I cried and cried and cried and cried and finally gave up. I'm going to see if the door is open again later!
Mom's friend at work doesn't believe that I was housebroken the first day I got here. She said that it was biologically impossible. BOL! My parents are still amazed that I have such good control at my age.
Mom was happy when she found the UDesign Pet Bed Pod because it's like a plastic tub and she also purchased a cover and pillow for it. She thought if I soiled it that it would be so much easier to just wash the cover and pillow. Since that hasn't been a problem, she added a fleece bed next to it and now we hang out together sometimes in my bachelor pad.
Mom is short, so she sits comfortably in the tub bed with the laptop and I hang out on the fleece bed and chew my toys. We leave the door to my pad open and can see the TV from there too. BOL! Aren't we the pair! My parents don't make a big deal of it when I need to go in there when they have to leave for work and they purposely don't get excited when they come home. This reinforces my positive behavior and calmness towards being in there and I'm a good boy!
My vet appointment is in the morning, so I'll you about it after I get home, plus I want to share a couple of news stories from my newspaper toy!
March 2nd 2011 9:00 pm
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What a surprise to be one of the diary picks today! I'm going to make sure I add this to my resume so that after I finish puppy school I'll be able to find a good job.
I've got all kinds of stuff to tell you.
My coat is waving-out more and I don't look much like that pup in the bow-tie anymore, especially around my head. After I meet my regular vet on Saturday we'll see how much I weigh!
I had visitors last Sunday. It was our neighbor Pam and her two kids. They had a dog that went to the Bridge a couple of years ago and after they met me, the kids went home to tell their dad that they met Pewey and wanted a Goldiedoodie. BOL!
Then I met our neighbor Julie, her daughter, and their Labrador Retriever named Riley. They said they were gonna go home and tell their dad all about me, too!
But, the most special neighbors I met were Quincy's best friend Casey and his parents. Mom had just returned home and saw them walking down the street, so she came in the house to get me so we could meet. We didn't get a chance to take any pictures but Casey was trying to pull his way into my house, probably to look for Quincy!
I know how to climb up and down the first flight of stairs like a big boy but once I get to the landing I won't go up the next flight of stairs. That's just too high-up for me!
Mom took some video clips of me playing but hasn't had time to edit them yet. I'll let you know it gets added to my page.
You may have noticed I got another toy from Zack and Zoey, my cat friends. It's a toy newspaper called The Daily Fetch and it's soft and makes crinkly noises! I'll have to share some of the news items with you next time so that you'll have the lastest scoop.
I must say, the cats are cool around here but I'm having trouble figuring out who is who!
Thanks for reading and for your congrats on my being a diary pick today!
February 26th 2011 3:49 pm
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I did great the last couple of days after Mom went back to work, and I'm sleeping through the night in my bachelor pad. It really helps that Mom can come home for lunch.
I know I must be a VIP (Very Important Puppy) because Mom and Dad keep a log of my routine (eat, sleep, play, pee, poop) with times and everything so they can figure out what works best for me so that I'm nice and calm when I need to hang out in my pad.
Dad has been training me to walk on a leash and I'm getting better. I've got "sit" all figured out and I know my way around the first floor of the house. They're trying to teach me the meaning of other words like "off" and "no" but I just ignore them, unless they have treats. I know how to give kisses on command though!
I'm eating more and I've started chasing the cats, except they run faster than me and climb cat trees or go upstairs. How do they do that? I don't think they're too scared of me because they keep coming back.
Another thing I like to do is try to pull Mom's and Dad's pants off, as well as their socks and shoes. Oh, and when they try to brush me I try to bite the brush and when they try to clean my face with a washcloth I try to bite that too!
Zoomies are fun, inside and outside, but when I'm outside somebody is always trying to take stuff out of my mouth.
I'm so funny, I crack myself up!
Today I got a package in the mail from my pals EDDIE and SONNY! Inside was an elephant with squeakers. I've been swinging it around by the nose and ears! Thanks, Eddie and Sonny Bunny!
Hopefully soon, I'll start rehearsals for videos!
February 23rd 2011 3:42 pm
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OMD! The doorbell rang and I'm sure glad Mom is home because there were two boxes on the porch and one was addressed to ME!
It was from my cat friends ZACK and ZOEY, to welcome me to my new home. Z&Z share the same Gotcha Day as I do, though they've been in their forever home for a year.
The box was sent from Sundance, so you know that's because I remind them of Robert Redford! Inside was a ginormous fleece ball and a colossal fleece bone!
So far the ball is the one I've been playing with but tonight I'm going to attack both of them! Mom was giggling because she was throwing the ball and I was fetching it and running with this huge ball in my mouth.
Thanks, Zack and Zoey!
Mom goes back to work tomorrow so I'm going to be on a new schedule!
February 22nd 2011 4:59 pm
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Dad showed my main picture to some people at work today and sent Mom an email that said I'm a hit and that they want to see me! He's working for a small company right now and one of the bosses brings his Labradoodle named Maxi to work. Maxi knows my Dad really well because he has a bag of treats in his desk that he brought to work just for her and every time she sees him she follows him down the hall and around the corner to get her treat and then takes off and eats it in her bed. When I get big and get all my shots I think I'm gonna get to go to work with Dad!
Right now I'm on a 2:00am-ish poop schedule! I howled to let them know I needed to go out. I haven't used the potty pad in my condo at all but it's going to be left there for awhile. Mom and Dad can't get over the fact that I'm housebroken and that I just go out back and do my business right away.
I got to spend more time alone in my condo today after Dad left for work. I could tell he really wished he didn't have to go to work and would rather spend time with me. Mom stood around the corner to peek at me and listened to me cry for awhile and then I played with some toys and took myself to bed.
Today I got to try some plain boiled chicken breast. The cats get it and I got some too! I also licked half of a capsule of fish oil off a spoon. It smelled yucky to me at first and then after I tried it I licked it all up.
I have my first vet appointment on Saturday, March 5th, to keep on schedule with my vaccinations and get examined. Maybe I'm going to be a hit there too!
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