June 2nd 2013 5:21 pm
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So, last weekend we had freezing cold, rain and snow. This weekend it was NINETY FIVE degrees ALL WEEKEND!! Gemma did come to visit me, but it was sooo hot that Mom had us both stay in the kennel and play in the daycare yard because it is nicely shaded.
We played as much as we could, but it was very, very HOT!! This morning Mom had to work so when she was done cleaning all the dogs she gave both me and Gemma a bath. It seems ALL our puppy coat AND winter coat decided to fall out all at once and it was stuck to our skin. A nice warm bath and blasting us with that huge dryer took it ALL off so now we are not shedding all over the place!
Besides, it was MUCH cooler outside when we were wet! Gemma went home this morning and since it was still in the high nineties, Mom said I could come home and sit in the AC in the dog room over at the house.
She did put me outside but it was TOOOOO HOTTTTT, so we napped most of the afternoon.
We napped quietly until suddenly it got night time dark in the middle of the day and then there were a bunch of blue flashes and suddenly, the loudest bangs I have EVER heard!!! Next, we kept hearing more banging sounds, this time it sounded like someone was throwing rocks at our house! Mom said it was HAIL, and they were as big as walnuts!!! I don't know how big they were cuz we didn't go outside to see!
Next, the lights went out and stayed out for FOUR HOURS. It was okay, Mom fed us anyway and we went outside where it was now much cooler but much wetter. Sure enough, it was pouring again so back to bed I went.
Pretty amazing, last weekend was snow, this weekend was ice. Wonder what next weekend will bring????
May 27th 2013 4:39 pm
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Because it was a Holiday weekend and there were lots of boarding dogs in the kennel Mom brought me home for the WHOLE weekend, starting on Thursday!!! I was hoping I could at least go out in the canoe or better yet, a kayak but it was cold and rainy all weekend. In fact, it was so cold that it even SNOWED!!!!
Being home is okay, BUT there is a problem. I am a puppy and I am HUGE. The other dogs are all OLD, and they are tiny. Because they are old they boss me around and jump on me all the time. Because I am a puppy, I get submissive and fall on the ground when they jump on me.
That makes Mom mad cuz usually they jump on me while I (and them) are all heading out the door into the pen. When they jump on me, especially Toto, I fall on the floor and Mom gets mad cuz I can't go out the door IF I am lying on the floor.
Once we all get outside I am fine... I just run so fast they can't catch me, BOL! Actually, I even play with them outside, except that crazy Annie always barks at me all the time. She is really old, so I guess that is her problem.
My two favorites are Jethro and Crystal. Jethro cuz he is ALSO a puppy and he plays all the time with me. Crystal is okay cuz she only lives to have someone chase her and I LOVE to chase her. We get along great!
Did I mention the cats??? Smokey Cat is cool...he thinks he is a dog anyway, so I don't bother him a bit. Dijon is okay, but he does get a bit scared when I chase him. He has a secret hole into the shed so I usually let him get a head start so he can get away from me.
BUT, Paisley is very strange...she is afraid of me, BUT she just turns and faces me and hisses and spits at me. I am NOT afraid of her, so I just stand there until SHE makes the first move, then I let her escape. I am so nice!!!
There is good news...Mom says I am completely housebroken AND I no longer bark when the sun comes up first thing in the morning. I have also developed the patience to wait quietly in my crate until Mom opens the gate and sets my dinner down before I attack it. I have also learned to go from the dog room thru the kitchen without stealing anything off the kitchen table, BOL!!! (I can't steal anything IF I am lying on the floor, now can I????)
I think my sister Gemma is coming down for the weekend coming up. At least SHE will play with me without attacking me and making me fall down on the floor!!! It should be fun!
May 5th 2013 4:02 pm
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Julia was here this weekend and she was good and worked and worked on Mom to get her to let me go kayaking with them. Mom pointed out that I am now TEN TIMES as big as I was last Fall when I went with Julia, and I am also TEN TIMES as strong!
Mom suggested they take me in the canoe first so there would be more room. Good idea, and Julia did convince Mom to get the canoe up onto the car but at the last minute Mom decided the water was still too cold should I dump us all into the pond. Julia couldn't believe I might do that, but, sadly, Mom knows us young Labs pretty well, so I didn't go today!
I did have a pretty nice weekend at home, though, and I played and played with everyone, especially Jethro. Mom says as long as there are lots of stuffed toys around, I can come into the house since I can carry one of those in my mouth instead of her shoes or jackets or, for that matter, anything I find sitting on the table, BOL!
I don't chew anything up, I just need to carry it around in my mouth!!!