Likes: I love cuddling, giving kisses & hugs, belly rubs, sleeping under the covers or on my mama's pillows at night, running lure courses and following my nose!
Pet-Peeves: I'm still not too fond of when other dogs bark, and I really don't like going into my crate when Mama leaves-- I hide under the bed-- I'd rather go with her!!
Favorite Toy: I love all my toys, but my favotite is my Cuz! I got an I-Qube for my birthday-- where I pull the squeaky balls out of the cube myself-- I love it- I can play with it forever!!
Favorite Food: I'll eat pretty much anything that crosses my path... or that Mama is trying to eat without me!! But my favorite foods are cheerios, every kind of treats, Wellness Core dog food, liver treats, & anything I can chew up or hide!
Favorite Walk: I like going for walks anywhere where that my nose can be tracking!
Best Tricks: I'm learning how to catch things (treats & toys) right in my mouth when my mama throws them!
Arrival Story: I was a Christmas present for my Mama... She picked me out when I was 5 weeks old, but since Santa was supposed to "deliver" me, Mama went crazy waiting for Christmas to come! My mama drove 2 1/2 hours each way during a blizzard (17 inches of snow!) to pick me up 2 weeks early because Mama couldn't wait any longer to bring me home! I love my Mama... I'm a really lucky pup!
Bio: Guess what!!!! I've earned my CGC certificate!!! Mama worked really hard with me on all the test items, and YEAAAA!!! I passed the test with flying colors!!! We really had to practice hard for me to sit pretty as a stranger or a strange dog approach because I get sooooo excited to meet people and puppies, I want to run right to them!! Mama is so proud of me because I passed the test, and I can't wait to see what I get to learn about next!!
Holy dog!!! I don't know how many other pups are getting as much snow as we are at my house, but enough already!!
Since February 1, I think there's only been maybe 1 or 2 days when we haven't gotten any snow at all!! Most days it's only an inch or three, but there have been a couple days with over 6 inches, and a day last week when we got over a foot of new snow!! That's past my shoulders!!! Mama said we're supposed to get another 4-6 inches tonight and tomorrow!! Holy doggie!! Pretty soon I'm going to get lost out there!!
The one thing my mama looooves about the snow is how tired I am after I play in it-- figure my legs are only about 4 -5 inches long, and the snow is 12-18 inches deep, and I don't walk THROUGH it, I try to jump OVER it!! I sleep for hours after playing outside in the snow!!! I loooove to bury my nose in the snow and make tunnels as I'm tracking, too...
The bad thing is right now it's sooooo cold outside, too-- Mama said with the wind chill (whatever that is), it's 40 degrees below ZERO outside!! I potty fast in these weather conditions!!! BRRRR!!!!
Stay warm pups, and have a Happy Valentine's Day!! (Wags & sloppy kisses for all!!)
We just got yet another big snowstorm by our house, and with lots of snow on the ground, it makes it so much easier for me to track when other animals have run through my yard...
Yesterday morning Mama was walking me outside before she left for work with my retractable leash on, and my beagle nose caught a whiff of something. I took off running sooooo fast that my leash went flying out of my mama's big mittens-- I was running faster than a speeding bullet!! I didn't stop when Mama called for me-- that beagle nose makes my ears shut off when I'm tracking!!! So Mama had to chase me to make sure I didn't get hurt or lost-- you should have seen my mama running through the 6 inches of fresh snow with ice under it!!
I ran and ran with my nose to the ground, and whenever Mama would almost get close enough to grab my leash, my nose would tell me to run again!! Mama was getting mad, but I didn't even realize it because I was having so much fun tracking!! I also didn't realize how far away from home we were!! Mama said we were probably 10 houses away (and people have BIG yards by my house!!). I was really upset when I stopped to get a better sniff and Mama was finally able to grab my leash! :( Mama literally dragged me home, and she only got more upset with me when she slipped on the ice under the snow and fell, getting her work clothes all full of snow!!
To make my mama's morning even better, I sat inside her truck while it was warming up and she was shoveling all the fresh snow off it!! (I was cold and wet from my recent romp in the snow!) And of course, guess what I did... I locked myself in Mama's running truck!!!! I stepped on the power locks and oops!! I was trapped!!! Luckiliy my mama has a spare key, so she was able to get me out... She was only an hour late for work... ;)
So yeah, Mama wasn't very happy with me yesterday morning. She told me it really scares me when I follow my nose and run off like that because even though OUR house is far off the street, it is a busy street that we live on, and she's afraid someday I'm going to run out into the street and get hurt. I need to be careful, and Mama's holding on to my leash a little tighter now...
BTW, what's it mean when Mama says to me, "You're lucky you're so cute"? I'm too beautiful to stay mad at?!?!? BOL
Wait a second here... I take a walk in a silly costume and peoples give me treats?!?!? You have got to be kidding me!!
On Sunday I learned all about Trick or Treating!!! Mama and I went to my grandpawrents house so I could go Trick or Treating with my human cousins, and since my grandparents neighborhood is very rural-- no sidewalks & no streetlights-- it was on Sunday afternoon! It was really nice outside-- 60 and sunny-- Mama said when she was little she Trick or Treated in the SNOW!!
My cousin Gillian was dressed as Snow White! I wanted to hide under her dress because it was soooo puffy, but Mama wouldn't let me!! My baby cousins were dressed as a tiger and a monkey!! My little tiger cousin scared me because he crawls now, and I wasn't expecting a crawling tiger!! Arrrooo!!!
My family and I walked from house to house, and people gave the kids treats!!! ARRRROOOO!!! I was having sooo much fun!! I was so excited!! There were so many people, I wanted to stop to say hi to everyone and show everyone my skunk costume!! And guess what?!?!? At one house, they even had Trick or Treats for PUPPIES!!! I got a treat, too!! But the silliest thing saw all day?? I even saw a KITTY dressed up and Trick or Treating!!!