April 5th 2013 8:30 am
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Thank you, pals, for the warm welcome! I am ever so happy to be here! Mom never thought she'd see the day that she was able/ready to get a new puppy! It took a very long time for her to get over the loss of Sunny, but she did! Time heals, as so many of you told her!
I have so much to tell! I am such a good boy! But, can be hyper at times and drive mom bananas, BOL! I'm just having so much fun here, I can't help myself! I'm so lucky mom chose ME!
When she went to the place in Shippensburg to get me, she had her choice of me and another puppy. The other pup - (who missed out on a great home!), was tan and had curlier hair than me. He was cute too! Mom held us both, but just couldn't decide! The other little pup was really going crazy! The breeder man said that I was calmer than the other boy. That sold mom on me! BOL! But, she finds it hard to believe what he said cuz I am a handful!
She brought me home last Wednesday. The car ride home was the first time I was ever in a car before! Mom started me out in my carseat, but I was wiggling alot and she felt bad. So she put me on her lap while we made the 2 hour drive. (I knew then that she was a SUCKER! Hee hee hee!) The motion of the car was making me sick! I started gagging.. then up came all the food I had just eaten.... all over mom's lap! BOL! She picked it up with her hand and pitched it out the window! She cleaned up the best she could with sanitizing wipes from the pet store. That wasnt the end of things tho! I had just eaten, apparently, cuz I puked up food chunks 3 more times on her lap! Oh, the ride home was not easy! But, finally we made it!
I was so timid the first few days! Mom was trying to get me to play, but it was all so unfamiliar to me. I got to sleep with mom on da bed! (I LOVE the bed! Tell you about that later!) I fell off it tho the first 2 nights! But now, I've learned to sleep up near mom's head by the headboard! She's had to put me up on the bed cuz its too high, and I dont know how to use the puppy steps yet.
Mom has a play gate set up for me on the living room rug. She put a shower curtain down under it so if I pee peed, it would be easy to clean up. Boy, do I HATE it in there! She puts me in there every morning when she does something or other in the bathroom, and when she leaves the house. I cry every time she puts me in there! And I DONT stop! She tried keeping me in there till I stopped, but there is no way am I will stop until I am released and free! I am a stubborn little boy!
Mom had wee wee pads for me and kept one in the gate and others around the house. To train me, the first time I went pee pee on the rug, she sopped up a bit on the pad so I would smell it and know where to go. It worked! The next time I went on the pad! I learned SO FAST to go outside to do my business! Mom is very impressed! I didnt have any accident for several days. THEN - Easter Sunday arrived! And I came out of my shell in a big way! I was so hyper all day! That is when my stubborn side came out and I gave mom my test!
When she would take me out for a walk, I'd walk a little, then sit my tiny hiney down. I wouldnt budge! We'd have a starting contest and mom was pulling on that thing that bothers me on my neck! She didnt want to hurt my neck, so she was hesitant to pull too hard. She was getting so angry! I thought it was funny and just stared at her when I sat and wouldnt budge! We saw a boy and his dad playing Frisbee. Well, that was the coolest thing I'd ever seen! The boy played with me for a while and I chased the Frisbee. FUN! FUN!!! Then... mom had to ruin it. She wanted to go home and I sure DID NOT! So, I was pulling and pulling on the leash and refused to go with her! Then, she did something that put me in my place: She picked me up and carried me home. I was so embarrassed! Thank goodness there were not any other pups around to see that! BOL! I was NOT happy! When we got home, I started peeing on the rug cuz I was so mad! Mom screamed and quick got me and took me outside. She said, "You PEE PEE OUTSIDE!" And kept saying it over and over again. Then, she sprayed some stuff on the rug to get rid of my mark. I tried smelling it but she kept pushing me away. She ignored me for a while, but I wasnt giving up yet!!!! Her test had just begun
We went to Grandma's house in the afternoon, and I met my little hu-niece and nephew and my hu-grandparents. I loved them all! But, it was alot of work for mom to watch me and take care of me with all the commotion. We went home after 2 hours. Mom didnt even get to eat her dinner cuz of me! When we got home, she took me out right away, as she always does. I did not pee. I waited till we got inside and pee peed on the rug! OHHH, mom was heated!!!!! She caught me mid-stream and took me outside! She yelled and was slamming things around.. and I got ignored again for a while. I really pushed mom's buttons that day! Unfortunately, she won the battle and passed my test. I knew she was boss and NOT to piss her off! BOL!
Since Sunday, I've been a much better behaved boy. I've only had one accident on the rug! Mom gives me these yummy PB treats every time I do my business outside! I love my treats! She makes me SIT before she gives it to me. She also makes me sit before she opens the gate to let me out. I've mastered SITTING already! I'm such a smart pup!
I am also enjoying the walks mom takes me on. I rarely sit down anymore cuz I know mom will just come pick me up. She says really nice things to me when I 'come' and keep walking! She calls me a GOOD BOY! I love that! The only thing that I am doing that really gets mom mad is: I PUT EVERYTHING I FIND IN MY MOUTH when we go outside! Sometimes, like if its yummy dried worms on the patio, I will eat them! Or mud... MUD rocks! Mom gets so angry with me and tries taking it out of my mouth. I just started doing this the past few days. Mom thinks the PB Rawhide things she gives me to chew on are making my belly sick. She threw them all away this morning! She is going to get another kind of chew later today. (She knows all the bad things they say about giving rawhide... Guess they are right!)
I had my first BATH yesterday! And I did very well! Mom took it with me. I put my front legs on her legs while she washed me. I was shaking tho. Afterwards, she bundled me up in a towel and held me for a long time to warm me up. Then, she used this loud thing on me. I was scared at first, but then didnt mind cuz I felt how nice and warm it was! Now, she tells me how good I smell now and how beautiful I look! I feel better too:)
I went to the VET for the first time yesterday! And it was a blast! I just cant get enough of PEOPLE! I love them all! I got so much attention there! (When we walk, I look and look for people to go say hello to. Mom is making lots of friends:) Anyway, at the vet, I had to get a SHOT and a thing in my nose. Also, a thing in my tiny hiney!! The ladies took me in the back for all that, cuz mom didnt want to watch. She brought treats for me, and the ladies said that they fed me a treat as they gave me the shot and I didnt even flinch! They told mom that I may be sore and tired. NOT! Well, I was/am sore, but TIRED? What is that? Mom thinks the shot had the opposite effect on me.. cuz I was wired last night!
I let mom sleep at night, which she is so thankful for. We sleep for about 5-8 hours a night, but I do wake her up around 4:30 every morning to take me out to pee pee and poopie. Then, we go back to bed. But, I have to tell you guys about my new fun habit: The minute mom gets into bed at night, I do the HUMPTIES on her legs! I am only 9 weeks old and already feel like a MAN! BOL! Mom either pushes me off her or ignores me cuz she is so tired from dealing with me all day! BOL!
Yesteday, I was so mad that mom left me in my gated area when she left, that I tore up the shower curtain she had under it!!!! She came home to find it all bunched up and a few pieces of it torn off! She thought she could keep it there by taping it with packing tape. NOPE! This morning, I dug and dug at it till I got it up and could be on the rug. She finally gave up on it and threw it away this morning. I have a wee-wee pad in there so if I have to go, I can go on that. I just like to be on the rug! Not on some slippery thing!
I am trying to go up my puppy steps now. I made it up once, but he second time I fell. Mom was there to catch me, thankfully. She worries I will fall, so still puts me on the bed. She doesnt think I'm big enuf for the steps yet. (But I am a MAN, I tell her! BOL!)
Well, thats my life so far! Its such a FUN one and I'm so happy to have found my new home!! Thanks for reading!
April 9th 2013 10:44 am
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I've been having a ball with mom! She is learning what works for me, and we are getting into a routine. I've learned to walk nicely, (without sitting down and being stubborn!), with the help of some positive reinforcement: YUMMY TREATS! Mom has learned to carry them with us on our walks. I told her, "ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET, MOM!" BOL! I am now able to 'sit' and 'come' on command:) I am also totally potty trained! I haven't had an accident in the house since Easter! I've also mastered the big step leading into the house, and can jump in and out by myself. Mom's back and legs were sore from having to pick me up and take me out, then pick me up and bring me in - talk about out of shape! BOL! I'm getting her back into the groove of MOVING!
I also met a few friends here at our aptment complex! I love other dogs and especially people! Every person we see when we are walking, I have to go get some attention from them! Everyone that sees me loves me too! I am super friendly! Mom is real happy cuz Angel Suns was always so afraid of people.
Anywhooo... Sunday mom had to give me Drontal Plus, a dewormer. All puppies have worms. Gross, I know! She gave it to me early in the morning. I seemed rather hyper after that, but mom didn't think anything of it. Around 2, the fun began! I threw up 2x on the bed, and 2x on the rug! Mom was very upset - to the point of crying - because she thought something was wrong. She felt those awful helpless feelings that she had when Angel Sun was sick. (She remained calm tho, but I saw the tears!) Then, it dawned on her! It was from the darn De-Worming pill! She was so relieved once she realized it was because of that nasty pill! Whewwwww!
We went about our day after I puked, cuz I seemed fine at first. But, little did mom know - I was NOT fine! I was on over-drive! I was so hyper and so bad, that mom couldnt do a thing with me! I was all over the place and wasnt even able to focus on my ball or any one thing! I ripped mom's pants when she took me out, and was in every corner of the house looking for something to chew on! Finally, by nightfall, I chilled out and was able to sleep when we went to bed. Mom had looked online and found several other pups that had the same things happen to them!
The next morning, I was back to my normal self! "Thank DAWGS", mom said! She called the vet and told them what happened - cuz she was supposed to give me another dose in 2 weeks! Like that was gonna happen: NOT! The vet prescribed a powder that she has to put on my food for 3 days straight. But, not for another 2 weeks. She isnt sure what it is called cuz she forgot to ask. We will find out when we go pick it up.
Well, thats all for now! I am one HAPPY boy here at my new home! I couldnt ask for anything or anyone more! Thanks for reading:)
Love, Baby Zanes
April 12th 2013 8:55 am
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I had my first taste of an ice cube today! I thought it was a toy!
Check it out:
http://s644.photobucket.com/ user/sunny2331/media/NEW%20PNP/icecube001_zps6615d1a4.mp4.ht ml
If that doesnt work, here is another link:
April 13th 2013 6:08 am
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I've been having trouble with Photobucket! Grrrr...
So, I uploaded it to Utube! Lets try it there!
Thanks for watching me:) (I hope you can! BOL!)
April 17th 2013 6:47 am
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Sending many thanks to you, Dogster, for making me Diary of the Day yesterday! What an honor!
And thank you to all my pals who made my day even extra special!
I had my first groom 2 days ago. I was very well behaved. I am growing more and more every day! I can get up to the bed on the puppy steps now, but have trouble getting down. One day, I played a trick on mom! She left the bedroom while I was on the bed. She didnt think I could get down by myself. All of a sudden, I popped out from around the corner and scared her! BOL! She still doesnt know how I got down by myself! Hee Hee Hee!
Love, Baby Zanes
April 17th 2013 1:30 pm
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I made Mom's heart pound very fast just now! We had gone for a walk to the park down the block and I was playing with some little girls. I was all revved up! When we got home, I was doing zoomies around the house! Round the table.. round the table... round the gate.... Mom said we were going out and was standing next to the door. Little did I realize she hadn't opened the screen yet!!! ZOOM... then BOOM-SMACK I went! I hit nose first at full speed into the screen door! "ACHOOO! ACHOOO! ACHOOO! ACHOOO", I went! Mom checked my nose and face and I am fine. But, boy, did I get the poop knocked out of me! Wont be doing that again! I guess I have alot to learn yet! BOL! Its tuff being a baby boy!
April 28th 2013 9:03 am
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Guess what? I graduated from BABY to TODDLER! Today I LIFTED MY LEG to pee! Mom was one proud mommy! I am happy bout that, but mom is not. She liked me being a little baby! But, with age, comes maturity. LOL!! Mom is NOT the example of that! That came from MY mouth, not hers! BOL!
Geez Louise! I am growing like a weed! I gained 3 pounds in the last 2 1/2 weeks! I am 7 pounds now!!! My mom was 7 pounds, and dad 9 pounds, so hopefully I will stop growing soon! I am getting heavy for mom to pick up! Anyfur know when we stop growing?
♫ I'M A BIG KID NOW! ♫
Love, Toddler Zanes
April 30th 2013 12:25 pm
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I have to tell you about my new toy! It is so cool! I dont know who likes playing with it more: Mom or me! BOL! Mom saw something similar that Dogster was giving away last year, which was what gave her the idea! Its like a fishing pole with a Kong stuffed squeaky toy velcroed on the end!
Check out me playing with it! I am beat!!!
FISHING FUN 1
FISHING FUN 2
FISHING FUN 3
FISHING FUN 4
FISHING FUN 5
THE POLE ITSELF....
If anyone is interested, they are on Amazon for $13.99! I highly recommend them for some fast fun!!!
The URL: (cuz mom cant seem to get links to work! DUH!)
http://www.amazon.com/Kyjen-Tail-Teaser-Dog-Refill/ dp/B0042I5G2I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367349846&sr=8-1&keywo rds=dog+fishing+pole
April 30th 2013 12:28 pm
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So much going on over at our place, I cant stop writing about it!
I have now officially become POSTMAN ZANEY! When the maillady drops the mail in our door, I go and fetch it! BUT - I have bigger and better ideas about what to do with the letters than read em! Like.... SHRED EM! BOL!
So far, I havent been able to get past Mom's hawk eyes. But, today was close! Here I am just about to get chewing on the letter:
I'll let ya know if I can ever get past the HAWK!
Luv, Toddy Zanes
May 25th 2013 10:47 am
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I am so happy! I learned to roll in smelly things!!!
Needless to say, Mom is NOT at all happy with this new behavior!! She yells at me every time! And what do I do?? I lay down on my back and make her try to pick me up and stop me! BOL! What fun its been!!!
I went to the vet yesterday for my last shot! ALL DONE! Yipppeee!
I got weighed... are you sitting down to hear how big I am NOW??
9.1 POUNDS!!! HOLY CRAP! I just wont stop growing! So much for being 7-9 pounds! The doc said I am not fat at all, so I guess I'll just be a big boy!
I still have ALL my baby teeth! The doc said thats okay tho, I am just a late bloomer in that department! Mom wishes they would come out already, as they are sharp as nails!
I've still been getting car sick on even the shortest trips. Mom heard that if you put powdered sugar in the back of my mouth, that will stop the puking. So, she tried it yesterday. Do you think that crock of bull worked? (LOL!) NOT! So, she is going to give Dramamine or Bonine, and no food a shot again. It stinks cuz I miss out on alot cuz I cant go in the car. Mom knows she should keep taking me to get used to it, but she feels so bad when I get sick. And, its no fun for her cleaning up puke all the time!
The doc said I MUST have a de-wormer, even tho I had them when I was little. You know the experiences I had with the ones I've tried... This one is called Nemex and its a syrup mom has to give me with a syringe. She is dreading giving it to me!!! She knows I'm gonna get sick:( At least its once and done... Anyone ever heard of it??
Thanks for reading bout me and my growing! Happy Memorial Day to all!
XOXO! Toddler Zanes
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