January 22nd 2008 1:02 pm
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It has been awhile since I last wrote in here; but I want to catch up.
I have been a very busy dog. I started agility in August and have been taking it ever since. I love it-especially the treats. My mom says I am much better now and I calmly wait for my turn on the equipment. I take that class on Tuesday nights, a weave seminar class on Saturdays, and a level 2 obedience class on Sundays. I think I am overbooked. But I love it and I love the time I get to spend with my mom. Although mom promised me we won't ever take 3 classes at the same time again! I think she is more stressed, than I am.
I went to Michigan over the holidays and per usual had a blast. My Aunt Pixie lives there and we love to play. This time my grandma had a foster dog, Scooter. He is a Fox Terrior mix and he loves to play. At first I wasn't so sure about him and I had to chase him around a bit and tell him who was boss. He listened and after that we got along fantastically. We would go in grandma's back yard and wrestle, play, and bark at the horses. We both even fell in grandma's fish pond. Scooter got himself out (he is very strong and athletic). I needed some help to get my booty out of the pond, my mom was right there and pulled me out. I think Scooter loves me too. On Christmas day he was sitting on my mom's lap with his head on my butt for a pillow. I must admit I have a bit of a cushion back there.
The good news (and a little sad news) is that Scooter got adopted. Two girls in their 20's adopted him. I am happy for him (he loves women/girls), but I will miss him. He was a lot of fun.
Well that is it for now. I have to hide from my mom, she is coming at me with a comb and I better go hide in the crate-haha. Love Madra.
August 23rd 2007 4:18 pm
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I can hardly believe this summer is flying by. So much has happened this summer, I don't know where to start.
I had my first bday yesterday, August 22. I had a blast! My mommy had a party for me and my doggy and people friends came by. I had a cake and everything. This weekend I am going to celebrate with my family.
So my mommy thought she would do me a favor and take in a foster dog for me to play with and for us to "try". Well, this foster dog , Jezebel, is a 3 year old Jack Russel girl dog, that is used to being an only dog. She really liked to boss me around, sleep in my spot on the bed, take my toys, and get on my last nerve.
At first we tolerated each other and then we traveled to Michigan together to grandma's house. We got into a big fight over some food, and she really made me mad. She bit my chest and I ran in my crate, and said "to h.. with you". She thought nothing of it, but I wanted nothing to do with her after that. She tried to smell my beautiful booty and I sat down everytime. Well, we had to travel back to Chicago together and I felt sorry for her b/c she is sooo miserable in the car. I just curl up, sleep ,and enjoy the ride. Not her, I think she is about ready to have a heart attack. So, we started getting a long a little better. A nice lady that my mom calls a "doggy behavioralist" came to work with us. Clearly, the other dog needs the work, not PERFECT ME.
Then my mommy decided to take us to a pet communicator. It is about time, that I get to speak my mind. I told my mommy that I did not want Jezebel in our home, our bedroom, or our bed mostly b/c I am afraid of her and I know she will insist on being #1 dog and I will be #2. But we agreed to a trial basis, and I was sure to let them know my definition of a trial basis (1 week) of her being nice to me. Funny, after that we did get along and played like crazy.
But then this family came along that wanted to adopt Jezebel. They had kids (which Jezebel loves) and a back yard and no other pets. I thought this was a great idea and so did my mommy. We agreed to let her go on another trial basis, with the understanding that if it did not work out, we would take her back. Well so far so good. We went to visit and everything is going well.
Jezebel and I played, but I was happy she lives there now!
Oh and I started Agility class. I love it! But I do not love letting the other dogs go on the equipment. I think it should always be my turn. So I yell at them and bark and tell them, it is MY turn.
I better go, I gotta pack my bags. My mommy and I are going to Michigan this weekend to celeberate my b-day. More cake and presents- I love it!
Catch ya later
May 30th 2007 5:26 pm
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Wow has the month of May flown by! So much has happened in my life this month, I can hardly believe it.
First of all, I was baptised. That's right, in a church, by a priest, and everything. I was a good little puppy and my mommy held me like a baby! A funny looking man wearing some kind of long robe dribbled water on my head. Boy would I like to chew on those long robes. They looked liked fun. Instead I calmly laid in my mommy's arms. So I guess Jesus is now looking over me. That is good b/c sometimes I am a naughty puppy. Hope to have pics soon.
Then I travelled to Michigan for Memorial Day. I visited my Grandma, Auntie G, and Auntie P. My human cousins (ages 9, 11) came and we all visited. I had a great time. I love grandma's house. She has a huge backyard and I run like crazy and chase my Auntie P. Boy she sure is small. I think she gets smaller everytime I see her (or wait, maybe I am getting bigger). We even went to the neighbors and went fishin'. I tried to jump up and catch those fish hanging on the line, but darn it couldn't quite reach. I did play chase with the neighbors big lab. That was fun.
The last night I stayed in Michigan I got to stay at my human Auntie G's house. She has this funny looking grey thing ( I think I heard them call it a cat) that lurks around and makes funny noises at me. It even scared me so much that I yelped for help. Boy would I like to play with it, but it doesn't want anything to do with me. I don't really understand, b/c I think I am the most loveable thing in the world. I do love Auntie G's house though b/c she has lots of land, woods, even a stream for me to play in. Of course I don't get too far away from my mommy b/c that grass is pretty tall out there.
So, on the way home we drove back in this tiny little tin can of a car. We drove up to Michigan in our regular blue car. But my mom switched and we drove back in a little car, that I think I could drive. I am still working on that one.
That is all for now.