Nicknames: blossy, fancy pants, lil sister, buttercup, cutie, lil pumpkin, princess poop eater
Birthday: October 27th 2005
Likes: everyone and every dog...girls just wanna have fun
Pet-Peeves: mom going to work, when rio wants to sleep and won't wrestle, mom throwing her toys over the fence by accident, getting in trouble for playing with the cats,the vacuum and baths
Favorite Toy: chuck it and flippy flopper, anything with some sort of squeaky that she can destuff
Favorite Food: anything i'm eating
Favorite Walk: university lake dog park, she also loves bicentennial park and kincaid park
Best Tricks: crawl, giving 5, sphinx, circle mommy, being so cute mom can't say no
Arrival Story: picked her out of a litter of very adorable labradoodles on a cold winter day. she snuggled in my coat as i looked at all the others...finally realized i was holding my pick. she has been a doll ever since arriving here. okay...not perfect, the shoe repair store knows me well. it's been fun having her around, she is a bright, sweet girl and makes everyone she meets smile
Bio: blossom enjoys taking training classes, lots of walks with other dog and people friends, ripping apart the latest petco/pet zoo find, wrestling with rio, doggy day care, getting treats and learning new stuff.
personally i was fine with the mud back there and especially now that she tries to keep me from running on the baby grass. enough already...let a girl play in her own yard!! it does make us go for a few extra walks though. summer is great. we've spotted a few bears already and smelled some great scat. lots of moose babies around and today i almost walked myself right into a young male moose. mom figures he is new to being on his own. he just stood there and we checked each other out. mom had that concerned voice, but he seemed okay to me. that silly rio didn't even sniff him out until after we passed by.
i forgot how much i love the open water of lakes and all that water play. snow is great too. i'm so happy we get to have a variety of wet stuff to play in. some of the trails still have a few patches of snow, but around town it's gone. i love to make a run for the lakes and then pitch myself in...amazing splashes that way. the bigger the better.
well, back to laying on mom's bed and watching the acitivity in my neighborhood. it's after 11 and still totally light out...life is grand!
rio had first scented something pretty strong while we were on our walk today....it's snowing again! anyway...today mom had to chase rio down as she became quite determined to find the source of that smell. we didn't see the moose though so we kept walking with mom and rio on alert. we crossed this open area and then started hearing this dog barking. we could hear the person calling the dog from way off in the woods.
as we got closer we saw that the dog was barking and encircling a mother moose and her calf. boy....that is not a very smart idea!! mom said we were lucky he was chasing them in the other direction. we've been about mowed down by moose being chased by dogs before...it's very dangerous. mom had us both on the leashes and we were being very good, though rio knew something was up and was interested. mom was trying to get that dog to stop harrassing those poor moose. it's illegal....mom always feels badly for the moose. that mom moose was bring pretty tolerant, though she did charge that dog a few times while we stood there. mom was worried about the dog too. she decided to head there with us thinking that may distract the dog and make him want to check us out. it did seem to work and he started toward us and then booked toward the woods. we really hope he made it back to his people. it's not a good night for a dog to be lost in the woods.
mom keeps mentioning spring being here and then the white stuff comes down all over again. i'm perfectly happy with the extra snow...i'm not complaining at all. i think mom may be ready for some green stuff though. we got over 5 inches on wednesday and we got to go play in it thursday. it was the really sticky snow. my tennis ball kept sinking so mom got out the frisbee.
agility is going pretty good. they are really trying to teach us the weave poles now so mom is feeling a bit better about my progress....she does try to remind herself that we do this for fun and she shouldn't get too stressed....cause then that isn't fun!
rio is still very active in her sniffing duties. she locates all the moose, even if they are over 400 yards off. it gets mom all on alert and rio ends up on a leash cause she just wants to go say hello...and mom can't let her. poor rio has no idea how large those ungulates really are. i don't think she'd want to go say hello if she did. we saw some lynx tracks the other day too....along with loads of bunny tracks...no actual sightings yet though.
off to dream............