Nicknames: Chloe-kins, Chloe-pooh, Puppy-kins, Deputy Dog
Birthday: February 8th 2004
Likes: Carrots, playing fetch, running, being loved, being a socialite, rides, watching cheerleading & equestrian Olympics on T.V., playing soccer, defense basketball, holidays, exciting sirens
Pet-Peeves: when I want to play w/other dogs & can't, nail polish, panhandlers
Favorite Toy: "Booda" my 1st baby toy, a raccoon
Favorite Food: I eat Wellness, but I love training time for baby carrots
Favorite Walk: on trails at state parks
Best Tricks: I change the channels a on T.V. a lot
Arrival Story: After school we left for the long ride & waited anxiously as a large truck came w/a pet taxi in back. Four little girl puppies emerged out of the kennel & carefully looked around. One immediately went her own way & watched the traffic, another kept walking away to explore, but two stayed close & wouldn't lose touch with Zach. One was the runt of the litter of 6 & the other was baby Chloe. I was talking with the owner on potty training tips, food, & all specifics, but it was obvious Chloe felt a bond. The whole way home she slept on my lap. Zach ended up playing mother & sleeping with her on her 1st night home.
Bio: CGC passed |AKC Registered: DN05930305 |
Forums Motto: You dont know yet,but your my BESTfriend
What I can do:: I know basic obedience of: sit, stay, down,come, heel, "catch it", in, (for jumping in the car), cage, kiss, lap, finish [Right & Left], front, twirl, up, under, high five, bring it, go to (person's name), & "get your leash" to save me from finding it. I've had intro classes for novice agility, & has been verified by a herding instinct evaluation :)
I'm so excited my Daddy came home to see us this weekend!
OMD, I don't think I updated my diary lately to let everyone know My Daddy is now returning to a differant home than what we originally had :P
To make a long story short, I had to travel with the cat on a seat as we transported our house a considerable amount of miles. When we arrived the new house is equipped with fun stairs to barrel down, but it also means we have new areas for our daily walk: introducing Oyster Creek Park.
Today we took part in a family tradition though: pictures w/Santa Paws! Oreo & I sat together on either side of him & now we have a gift frame too. On top of that, Mom's been talking about perhaps becoming a therapy dog now that we're closer to such opportunities, and today we met someone who "evaluated" our potential for the field. There's a concept called: "messy petting" that both of us moved slightly away from the new lady when approached this way. She noted that what we both have to work on, but by what I was listening, it'll be almost two months before the actual "test" - so we have plenty of time.
As the way Mom always is though, today we started out on the right paw & integrated petting by strangers into our daily walk. Opportunity presented itself though, when a friendly man & his black shepherd strolled up & he wanted them to sniff noses. Mom told him the story & he pet me on the head.
Later, a man we've met before, (who had shared he owned a sheltie who lived to be 14 yrs old while in Minnisota), and who now feeds stray cats at the park, outstretched his hand in greeting to me and I sniffed it as normal. Who would pass up licking fingers of someone who had cat food on their hands?
As the evening started to turn darker we walked up to the crowded area before returning to our car. A child, about as tall as I am, started wobbling behind us. Mom noticed him on our path & asked if he wanted to pet me. We stood eye to eye, (Mom tried to put me in a down, but I didn't want to stay because this was only my 2nd time w/a "baby" & I think I feel a little more confident on all four feet). I was skiddish by the tiny hand at first, but after a few pets, he pet my mane, and back, and the father was very appreciative of us stopping. Since Mom was already on the ground with all of us, like a circle of campers, an older lady stopped in her tracks & also pet both of us. I have to admit, I liked her a lot though & encouraged her petting. She told us about her dogs, so I think that's why I felt a little more affectionate for her to pet me.
Christmas time is here! I sport a heart shaped charm that boasts: "Christmas Princess" on it with a tiny bell. I love the holidays.
I have been a good girl, (except when I see someone on inline skates or skateboards); but, you're an understanding man.
-I would like to go to Petsmart & pick out a crazy toy that Mom would never think is SO COOL
-Could you put in a good word for me to become a Delta Society partner with Mom? I think it would be SO COOL if I could go visit little girls and boys, and even the elderly, instead of laying around the house.
-Could you help Oreo out with his teeth? I mean, just one day without Mom's brushing & I have to keep my distance, (Ok, if I get curious enough I'll lick - but who doesn't?). Pearly whites or not, I think you're the man to go to when his problem lies way deeper than any dental can go!
-Maybe you could put in a cool trick for us to learn under the tree? I think we need a little imagination in the department.
-When you're up there flying in the sky & look down, can you find a home for all the dogs and cats that are wandering on that cold night? I don't know how they survive without Mommys and Daddys.
It all started out routine enough, Mom ignores her alarm the first time, I'll put my head on her shoulder as she wakes up to get convince her being out of bed is SO much better...but most of all: it didn't rain today!
Mom took us around town for a couple of errands, we both sniffed heavily when Mom bought herself food to-go, but it was just nearing noon when we arrived home. Just a few mins after we were both with our heads in our bowls just as Mom cozied up in her computer chair.
It was "That Man".
I made sure to give him a good bark before Mom scurried us both into the bedroom.
Sounds like he was fixing something.
Time really passes quickly as 1:30 quickly becomes 3PM. My barks never waivered though until he was gone.
Mom decided for us to take our walk earlier today and it was kind of lacking today in the social scene department. None of my regular friends were on our path but the band was practicing, and beside the field the football players were mediculously running plays.
Both Oreo & I were surprised to hear Mom say: "Who wants to go for a ride?" at such a late hour..., or at least, late-er. We were ready though, as I searched for my leash excitedly. Mom gathered our costumes & out the door we went.
The evening turned to dark as we rolled into the Petsmart parking lot. Mom put Oreo's costume on first, then mine, and then the kitty's. We all walked towards the enterance & into the dog lined training center.Waiting patiently by the door, we were soon asked if we wanted our picture taken. The cat was sure being a handful for Mom but we easily sat in our places.
A little waiting around.
"It's time to announce the winners!" a lady proclaimed.
In third place, was the hula dog. In second place, was a cute dog in a tutu? In first place...was a dog in Halloween garb with lights up his leash. Mom took our costumes off as we waited for our picture to be developed.
I was completely at awe with the two girls who worked the cameras. It slowly printed out and I gazed at them happily as I was being petted. One lady spoke to Mom as she pet me, but later, the other girl with the collar charms spoke to me directly. It was the sweetest thing!
On the drive home both Oreo & I slept.
...and now we sleep before the heater.
PS: Mom was flatted by the compliments on our coordinating costumes AND about half a dozen people commented on how well behaved we were! I guess it was worth the milage afterall!