Nicknames: Hoorah, G-man, little man, Gruntster, Gruntzilla, Monster
Gotcha Date: August 13th 2011
Birthday: April 23rd 2011
Likes: MOM!!! :)
Pet-Peeves: The Crate - will not use one!
Favorite Toy: Chuck-it ball - totally obsessed
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo Large Breed
Favorite Walk: Anywhere there are people to meet.
Best Tricks: Sit,pouncing on everything!
Arrival Story: After losing Turner we thought we could never have another dog, let alone a puppy. We started to "just look" and found some pups at a rescue. Went to see them a couple of times, but still wasn't sure. Went to Petfest 2011 and Grunt (formerly Marine) was in a pen with one of the original pups we were interested in. Grunt walked right up to hubby waggin his tail and smiling. Then he came over to me. I knew we were hooked from that moment on.
Bio: Grunt and his siblings were the result of his momma being taken to a friends while her human was away. The friend "accidentially" let the female breed with her male pit. DUH!! We believe the pups were brought to Joyful Rescues over the Memorial Day weekend. As their names were all after the armed forces. Grunt's original name was Marine. We, of course, changed it to Grunt. Grunt is so steady in personality, he loves Darcy to pieces and has brought her personality out beyond her training. He's working his healing magic on hubby and I. Making the sun shine in our home again. We just love him!
Mom broke me :( It was really cool out yesterday and she started a fire in the fire ring. Well you know me I want to play with the Chuckit ball. Mom threw it and I took of. Flying across the ground! Somewhere along the playtime I hurt my back leg. Mom said the ground isn't smooth and she broke me :( I got a massage, went to sleep and slept all night. Woke up this morning feeling much better. We went for our usual walk and I was overly calm. Mom said I must still be sore - uh yea! So we finished our walk and mom got busy doing her thing. I was pooped out! Friday we walked around the lake in town. It was cold out and I still splashed in the lake. Then I had training. Darcy came along for the ride :) Then running around the playground yesterday. I was glad to see mom go to work today! :) She rode her Harley in. Dad said he's going to drive in tonight (he's working midnights) that way mom can drive home and dad can ride home in the morning. Sounds geat! :)
Mom posted a photo of me and dad on FB today. She said today is Father's Day. We'll mom made sure my dad got noticed.... :)
Turns out I got picked for Diary of the Day! :) Whooo hoo!! It's a good day. Dad cut the grass in the playground yesterday. So today on our walk (saw 2 baby bunnies) mom said we'll play in the playground. Yesssss!! Well it ended up being that dad threw my Chuckit ball and mom was trimming some branches and getting them ready for the next bonfire. I was pretty pooped out by the time we were done! Mom had our blankets out and dad was chillin in the chair. We went in the house, I forgot to tell ya'll our mom ordered new furniture in February - it still isn't in. But mom and dad moved the sofa (my favorite!) to the basement. And put a futon (!!!!REALLY!!!) where the sofa was. It's no where near as comfortable as my sofa. The furniture company called and said that it's hoping to be in by June 20th. Another week of the futon! UGH! Mom has a new photo of me to put up. Hopefully it will work today. Have a great day everyone! :)
Mom tried to put this beautiful message on my page on April 15 BUT!! Dogster kicked her off! Grrr!! So today after just waiting and waiting, mom is trying again.
I turned 3 in April. Whooo hooo!! :) Mom said that Turner sent her a true angel in me.
In May mom and dad went on vacation. Me and Darcy went on vacation at the kennel also! It was great! We had the best time. Mom and dad went to the beach and mom said we are moving there in about 4 years. Sounds exciting!
I started my nosework class. All I can tell you is its soooo much fun! Of course I have to greet everyone BEFORE I enter the box area. :) So much lovin I have to give out and receive! :) But seriously, I love the class! Now when I see boxes I have to sniff each and every one! :)
Overall I'm doing great! The other day I was sitting next to mom on the top of the hill. Darcy was in the playground (mom left the gate open). Well I decided to stalk Darcy, mom said careful there is a fence. I didn't pay any attention to mom because her and dad were sitting by the fire ring. I though she was talking to dad. Well I took off like a rocket and WHAM!! I went head first into the fence. My head twisted to the left and my body flung over to the right. I got a cut by my eye and I was sore for a couple of days. Now I'm back to my normal self.
It's finally getting warm here, I'm so glad, because winter was soooo long. Me and Darcy hang out on the deck most of the day. Mom has a fan on in the living room for me which I love!
Yesterday mom and dad took apart my big sofa and moved it downstairs. Then they brought up a futon. It's not nearly as comfortable as my big sofa. But mom said that dad is going to midnight shift and that the new sectional sofa will be here in a week or two. Mom said she's putting the futon in Darcy's room when the new sofa arrives.
Hope everyone is doing well. We sure do miss ya'll!! :)