The Life of a Very Spoiled Pooch

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I did it!!!! I graduated from agility!!!!!!!!!!

May 2nd 2007 6:12 pm
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I just finished my last class for beginning agility. I passed with flying colors!!!!!!!!! We got to run an entire course tonight. Mommy lost her clicker while she was running to keep up with me. And then she lost her glasses. I would have done even better if she wouldn't have screwed up. ;)

We got certificates too! Mommy said she's going to frame it. Or at least put it in my scrapbook.

I'm so excited! Well, first I need to nap, then I'll be excited. And I'm going to do intermediate agility too. I can't wait until that class starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Antics of a Picky Diva Pup

May 2nd 2007 8:05 am
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Ha ha. I've been worrying mommy lately. See, I'm a super picky eater. When I was a baby and mommy first brought me home, she bought me some dry food and tried to get me to eat it. Nope! I went DAYS without eating. Mom thought I'd eventually get hungry and give in, but nope. I literally went 5 days before she finally bought me some canned food. Ever since then, I've eaten canned food, with a little dry thrown in. Mom leaves out dry food so I have something to munch on, but I won't eat it consistently.

With the recent rash of food recalls, Mom and I are left with no canned food options. Either the ones I've eaten have all been recalled, I don't like the brands (and refuse to eat them), or Mom doesn't think they are nutritionally good for me. So, we're back to dry food. Mom has been trying several different brands, and we found 2 that I like, and will eat, just not enough to keep me healthy. We sent a call out to our Dogster friends about what to do now. The great pups sent back lots of advice and Mom tried some of it. Here are the results:

Putting some chicken broth over the dry food - Mom did that 3 times. I refused to eat it every time.

Putting some tuna on top of it - Refused to eat it

Putting some yogurt on top of it - refused to eat it

Putting some cottage cheese on top of it - first time ate all of the cottage cheese and most of the dry food. The other 2 times, just licked the cottage cheese off the top of the food. See how sneaky I am?

Mom even made a concoction of dry food, tuna, and yogurt and mixed it all up. I refused to eat it.

Last night, Mom decided to try her hand at making something for me. So, she sauteed some carrots, celery, and zuccini and then added some chicken. After the chicken was browned, she poured in about a quart of stock, and added some brown rice and then let the rice cook. It was kind of like a thick puppy soup. She put it in the freezer to cool it off, and then gave it to me. I wasn't sure about it at first, but then I ate almost all of what she gave me. She was so happy!!!!!! I just hope she doesn't try to add any dry food to it. :)

The funniest thing is that when I'm at daycare, they put a little bit of water on the dry food that mom sends with me. And I eat it. Not a lot of it, but I still eat. But, if mom tries that - NOPE! It's fun making mommy frustrated. ;)

Mommy said that she was going to try her hand at some other recipes. I hope I start getting home cooked meals now. I'll have to just keep being picky. BOL. Mom did say something about supplements and she wasn't sure that what she made had everything I needed. She thinks that in tonight's meal (which is leftovers from last night) she might add some cottage cheese and flax seed. Good thing I like those 2 things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

My photo shoot

April 10th 2007 7:26 am
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Hi everypup! I have been super busy lately. I'm doing agility training, which I LOVE. One of mommy's friends came to the last class. I love her. It was super fun. I love to run through the tunnels and jump. And bark at the other doggies. I sound mean, but I'm just letting everyone know I'm there, and to stay away from my mommy. I'm super protective of her.

But, last week was a super busy week. Wed was agility. Thursday I was tired and recovering. Friday was daycare, then mommy and I went right from daycare to my granparents' house where there are 8 doggies to play with!!!! Then Saturday, mommy, grandma, and I went back up to Madison and I had a photo shoot. Mommy set up an appointment for me to have my picture taken by a professional photographer. I was a little nervous, but not super scared. The photographer's husband was the assistant, and I'm not too sure about men. I didn't like him touching me too much, but he did give me yummy treats. :) I got to play, and sniff around. And mommy even took some pictures with me. I wasn't scared at all when mommy was in front of the camera with me. We haven't seen the pictures yet, but mommy can't wait. They should be super cute!!!!!

After the photo shoot mommy and grandma had to run a couple of errands, and then we went to PetsMart. I love it there! But, since I was tired, I was kind of cranky. Mommy was buying treats anyhow, but she had to open the bag while we were still in the store so I'd be quiet!! Ha ha. I knew she'd eventually cave. :) Then it was back down to grandma's house where I played some more, and helped mommy feed llamas and ducks. I herded/chased the ducks. And then I was nipping at the llamas when they were naughty. They kept trying to eat the duck food while mommy was feeding them. Mommy was proud that my herding instincts were coming out. Then we all went for a walk with mommy and grandma. Even though I'm a city girl, I like to spend a little time in the country. It's fun to run through the grass and play with the other animals. There was a little altercation with my sister, her daughter, and me, but I'm ok. I only got a couple of scrapes on my back paws and thigh. Luckily I'm a tough girl and fought back hard. :) But mommy was worried and carried me back up to the house and checked me out. Then I got to lay between mommy and grandma on the big electric blanket. I got totally pampered. I even got to sleep with grandma in the big bed on the pillows.

Sunday, all the doggies and I were tired and spent a lot of the day sleeping. Of course there was some play time, but it was mostly sleeping. Then I got to go for a walk with my brother Bart, and my best friend Zach. That wore us out and we all slept some more. Mommy and I came home Sunday night, and I was exhausted. I slept all night Sunday night, and then had daycare Monday. Then I got to visit my friend Riley. I just wanted to lie down, but he wanted to play, so I played a little bit, but then laid down. Once I finally got home, I ate some dinner and went to bed and slept ALL night long. Luckily mommy doesn't have anything planned for me today, so I get to stay home and sleep all day. And then cuddle with her when she gets home from work. Whew! I need my rest for agility class tomorrow!!!!!!

I hope all of my pup friends out in Dogster land had a great Easter and a happy Passover!!!!!!

PS - Mommy's arm is doing even better. She only has 5 more degrees to go before she can straighten it all of the way. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every week after her physical therapy, we do a happy dance for the progress she made.

 

I am back, and better than ever!!!!!!!!!

March 20th 2007 3:44 pm
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Well, mommy is finally healed. She got the go ahead from the doctor last week to take her splint off and she started physical therapy too. She isn't completely healed, but is able to do lot more than she could before.

Mommy enrolled me in agility class. We had our first class last week. It was super fun. Mommy said she was super proud of me. I sometimes bark at other doggies, especially if I want to play and I can't. But, I didn't bark at all. And I wasn't afraid of any of the equipment. Actually, mommy and the trainer had to tell me to stay so I wouldn't take off before I was supposed to. And, I actually went on a couple pieces of equipment when mommy wasn't looking. I couldn't help it! It just looked so fun!!!!!!!!

A lot has been happening the past couple of months. I've been keeping mommy company. We went and visited my grandparents, and mommy has gotten me lots of toys and treats. She bought me some of those "interactive" toys that dispense treats when I roll them around. I have 2 different ones that I love. I like to take them to bed with me, but mom doesn't like that.

I'm looking forward to being back on Dogster a lot. I missed all of the great pups here!!!!!!

 

Been gone for a while

February 2nd 2007 6:17 pm
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Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've been on Dogster. A couple of weeks ago mommy fell and fractured her wrist and broke her elbow. Today she bought some speech recognition software that that helps her work on the computer a lot more efficiently. So finally I get to update my diary and e-mail all of my pals on Dogster.

The past couple of weeks have been fairly eventful. First there was the day that mom fell. I was right there when it happened and I rushed over to her and licked her face so that she would stop crying. Mommy had to go to the ER that day, but they didn't see the broken bones until almost a week later. Mommy spent most of that next week laying in bed, resting her arm. And I was right there with her. We were at grandma and grandpa's house, so there were all sorts of doggies and kitties around, but I made sure that I protected mommy from everyone. We finally came back home almost a week later. I was so happy to be back in my own bed. But mommy had to go to urgent care that night, and that's when they saw that she broke her elbow. So there was a few more days of her laying in bed and resting her arm. On Monday she got a cast. Unfortunately, she still can't do a lot, so we haven't been able to play or go to the dog park, but being the good mommy that she is, she has made sure to get me plenty of chewy toys and some new interactive toys. And she's made sure I've had an endless supply of raw hides. Hopefully I get to go back to doggie day care on Monday. I really miss all of my friends there.

That's all for now I'll try to update soon. Things are everyone's good thoughts and prayers.

Love, licks, and sniffs,
KIARA

 

I made progress with the kitty!!!!

January 18th 2007 5:24 am
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I think I've mentioned this before, but I have 2 cat siblings named Mia and Obi. Mia and I have been getting along better. Sometimes we play just fine and sometimes she doesn't want to be around me. But just recently she started cuddling with me and mommy. One time, she even used me as a pillow!!!!

Now, Obi does not like me. I don't know why, I'm a super nice pup! Everytime I walk past him, he either hisses or growls and then runs off. Sometimes he'll swipe at me, and a couple of times he actually hit me. But, just a couple of days ago I was in a super playful mood and wanted to play with him. I got one of the kitty tennis balls and was trying to play with him and the ball. He just sat there, but he didn't hiss, and didn't swipe at me. I tried giving him the ball, but he didn't want it. But, that was progress!!!!!!! Mommy was so happy. Hopefully we'll keep getting closer and closer. I really love my kitties, and I just don't understand why they don't love me too.

 

It finally snowed!!!!

January 16th 2007 10:19 am
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I'm so excited! It finally snowed. I know that Colorado and other places have gotten a ton of snow, but here in Wisconsin, we've only had 1, maybe 2 significant snow falls. And all of that snow melted WAY before Christmas. Mommy didn't have to work yesterday so we went outside and played in the snow a little bit. It was super cold so we didn't stay out for long, but I did run around and get crazy in the snow. I was sniffing something, and when I brought my head up, my nose and face were covered in snow. Mommy almost fell over laughing!!!!!!

Mommy and I also spent the day cuddling. She wrapped me up in my favorite blanket and we snuggled on the bed. We did venture out later in the day, but that was only because I was out of rawhides! So, Mommy, one of my Aunts, and I went to the pet store to get some rawhides. I love it there. I got treats, and there were all sorts of things to smell. And, I hadn't seen that Aunt in a while, so I was super happy to see her. I was wiggling my butt like crazy and trying to give her kisses. But then I calmed down and sat in Mommy's lap during the ride.

Mommy said that we were going to play in the snow a little more today. I hope so! Even though it's cold, I love the white stuff. And, we always cuddle up to get warm afterwards, so that is really my favorite part. ;)

 

Happy belated New Year everyone!

January 12th 2007 1:19 pm
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This is my first entry of the new year. Mommy and I have been busy. Actually, mommy injured herself and spent most of last week in bed resting her knee and working from home. I kinda liked it because it meant I got to cuddle with her while she worked on the computer.

I'm slowly getting back to my old routine. I've gone back to doggie daycare and even met a couple new pups. I have a new friend who's a husky. I didn't like him the first day because he was constantly in my face. But, by the 2nd day, he learned that I will play when I want to, just don't bug me. Now we are great friends. My favorite doggie at daycare wasn't there this week though. I missed him. I can't wait until the next time I go, because he will be there.

I'm hoping mommy and I go to the dog park or for a walk this weekend. Since she hurt her knee, she wasn't able to take me last week when it was really nice. Now, it's cold and rainy and snowy. I hope there is at least a little bit of good weather this weekend. Mommy said she misses playing with me. I miss it too, but I love to cuddle with her. And I'm so tired after daycare that I'm happy just to snuggle with her and get scruffs.

I'm having a great time on Dogster. I'm super involved in one of the groups (the Princess Diva & Prince Charming group), and try to keep up with a few other groups. There are so many super active pups here! Sometimes it's hard to keep up. But I've made some really nice friends here.

 

Back from my Grandparents' house!

December 30th 2006 8:34 pm
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Hi everyone! Mommy and I got home a couple of days ago. We had a fun holiday with my grandparents' and Aunts. I got to play with my brother Bart, my best friends Zach and Mimi, and my new friend Sue. We were there for 6 days, and all we did was run around. I've been sleeping most of the time. I'm one tired pooch!!!!!!! Mommy's been napping too.

I got lots of Christmas presents. Actually, one of mom's gifts was a bag of stuff from my Aunt for me and the kitties. My Aunt got me a pair of doggles, a bunch of doggy treats, and a new car harness. I used to have a car harness, but I'm just a little too big for it. So my Aunt bought me a new one. My Aunt bought the kitties a new jungle gym, catnip, and a bunch of treats. They love their gifts!!!! Mommy bought me a new toy and a new coat. I'm so excited!!! She also bought me a Santa bandanna, and a Christmas collar. I don't have any pictures of me with my presents yet, but mommy said we'll take some this weekend after I have a bath.

I hope everyone had a happy holiday!

 

I forgot!

December 22nd 2006 9:10 am
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I completely forgot something. Mommy bought me a Santa bandana last night. It's red velvet and has some white fuzzy stuff on it, with a bell. She says I look super cute in it, but I don't know. She said something about taking pictures while I'm wearing it. I suppose I'll have to sit still for those. She almost got me a Hanukkah one, but I was barking at the guy in line behind me, so she didn't. I hate jingling!!

 
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