July 2nd 2009 4:13 pm
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I haven't written a diary entry in forever, so I figured, why not now?
Lots has changed siince my last entry. First of all, I am all grown up now! I am a big guy, about 79 lbs. I also turned two on St Patrick's day this year. (Same as my daddy's b-day!)
The next thing that is different is that mom is gonna have a puppy. Err, I mean, a baby. I think that's what the humans call their puppies. Mom is not very far along. Only 10 and a half weeks right now, I think. Sheesh, humans are pregnant for a long time! But in January of next year, we will have a min human in the house. I wonder what that will be like. I wonder if I have to stay off the mini human's bed too. Mom and dad don't let us on the bed anymore.
I am starting to grow out of my "eating everything" stage that mom and dad hated. Now I can be left alone for short periods of time, so I spend a lot less time in my dumb crate. But sometimes mom leaves a bowl of cereal where I can reach it, and it tastes so good, I eat it all. She gets really mad when she comes back in the room to find her food all gone!
It has been raining a lot lately. I hope it stops soon. Mom wants to take us to the park where she took Martini and Tido the other day. They went there for a cookout. But we have to wait for a day when daddy is off work, so he can come too. Mom says I am too hard to handle by herself. Pshh, she's just slow!
November 11th 2007 4:43 pm
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I have been with my mom and dad for about 7 and a half months now, and the other day I was officially dubbed "the baddest puppy in the world". I haven't been listening to mom or dad at all. Last night mommy got really mad at me. She let me out of my cage, and I jumped on her bed and peed all over it. Oops... She got so mad! Her and dad had to buy stain remover stuff for the mattress, and a new comforter and sheets for the bed so they would have something to use while the regular bedding stuff was getting washed. Then the other day while mom was taking a nap, I went over to the lamp ans ate the cord. Yep, I actually ATE it. Not just chewed it, but ate it. I left about 2 inches and the outlet plug and that was all. Luckily for me it was unplugged. Mom was furious at me for that one. She says as soon as she gets money and finishes Christmas shopping, I am going to "school", aka obedience classes. I hope those classes are fun.
Other news... There was a new law passed in my county saying that all pits are vicious and we must be muzzled or on a three-foot metal leash at any time while we are out in public. Mom and dad also need to get $100,000 insurance. Mom is upset and says it is unfair.
I can't wait until Christmas this year! It is going to be my first Christmas. Mom wanted to get me a "My First Christmas" shirt, but she doesn't have any extra money for that. She said she will probably get presents for me and Tido over the internet, rather than go to the stores for them, since there are so many cute things on the internet. The humans are talking about a day called Thanksgiving. Don't know what that is, but they keep saying the "turkey" word, so it must be a good kind of day.
Speaking of holidays, we didn't get to do anything for Halloween. We both had costumes (Tido was a prince, and I was a pirate) but mommy and daddy both had to work and they were tired. So we didn't get to go trick-or-treating, but we did get to relax at home.
The weather has been getting colder and colder lately, so Tido and I have been cuddling and watching movies with mom and dad in bed.
Oh, and speaking of Tido, mom was very worried about him about a week ago. Mom put flea medicine on us, and Tido had an allergic reaction to it. He kept itching, and whining, and rolling. He wouldn't stop crying. We didn't know if his skin was itching or burning. Mom took him to the emergency vet, and they gave him a shot of benadryl. Then they told us that Tido should take more benadryl the next day. About 2 days later, Tido was feeling a lot better. He still itches every once in a while, but not as bad as before. Mom kept babying Tido and I didn't want him to get all the attention, so I had to keep bugging him and picking on him to even things out. Bol.
Well, I have places to be and things to chew, so peace out. Love, Phoenix
August 25th 2007 6:48 pm
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So mom and dad have been pretty busy, as usual. I have settled in very well with Mom and dad and Tido and we are all one happy family. (Mom says she doesn't understand why the "whole family" has to hog the bed at night though!) I have plenty of toys, and mom and dad play with us whenever they can. We get to go for walks and go to the park and all sorts of cool stuff! Mom and grandma even took us to the K9 Fun Days last weekend. It was soo much fun. Mom and I entered in the best kissing contest, and I didn't win, but I did give my best performance. Bol. I got treats and a beautiful new collar. It is a wide martingale collar with chinese dragons embroidered on it. I saw so many different dogs there! I wanted to play so bad, but mom said it wasn't a good idea. Everyone there kept telling mom how beautiful I am, even AFTER they found out what breed I am! Mom was happy. Only one person made a negative comment about me, but mom said that lady's opinion doesn't count anyways.
I went to the vets the other day. We switched to the Banfield vets at petsmart. They gave me my shots and a physical and tested to make sure the giardia I had was gone. Bad news- It's not. I still have it!!!! GRRR! Good news- the vets gave us a new medicine to try in conjunction with the first one. Maybe it will work this time..
Mommy's sister, Elena also adopted a new dog named Peyton. He is about 2 and he is a pit bull/hound mix. He looks kinda like me. The humans joke that he is my long lost father. So now Rosa (Elena's female amstaff) has a new friend.
Yesterday, mom, Tido, Rosa, Tim, Peyton, Singer, Grandma, Mike, Elena , and I all went to the park. We must have looked like a dog obedience class going on a field trip! Bol. There were five dogs and 5 humans! We wlked about 3 miles of trails. I still had energy, but my old fogie brother Tido didn't. He also has a bum knee, and it was acting up. (Mom told me not to pick on him about it, so don't let anyone know I told you!)
Mom is still trying to work with me little by little. I know basic commannds, but it is a matter of whether or not I choose to listen or not. Hehe. They don't call us pit bull TERRIERS for nothin'!