Likes: Running, going to the shack, going for walks, learning new commands, hanging with Dad on the couch, squirrel hunting
Pet-Peeves: Meeting lone men while walking, being disturbed when she's comfortable, the Muffin
Favorite Toy: Rope toys, squeaky squirrel mat
Favorite Food: Fromm Family Adult Gold
Favorite Walk: The Circle in town, to Grandpa's house, running in the field or at the shack
Best Tricks: Sit, lay, stay, long-sits and long-downs, circle, also working on heeling without a leash and recalls
Arrival Story: My husband and I were thinking about getting a dog, and his mom heard from school about some people giving away "high-class mutts", as we call them. We planned on going to look at them to pick one out to take at the end of April when we moved to our new house, but after seeing her (and the owners saying they couldn't guarantee she wouldn't get squashed by a cow!) we had to take her. She was the most well-behaved puppy we have ever seen and was potty-trained in two weeks! She is a very smart dog (maybe too smart for our own good!) with TONS of energy.
Bio: Shula is almost the perfect dog (other than not answering to recalls!) She is so smart and so loving. She is wonderful with our toddler and is Ma's walking buddy. She loves running around at the shack - as long as she doesn't have to go in the lake - and going anywhere Dad goes. She still chases the kittehs now and then. "Guard Dog" is her official job title of the house, especially when Dad isn't home. She is loyal, intelligent, loving, cuddly, and just fun!
Special Honors: PIF Fur of the Week - January 24, 2009
Daily Diary Pick - April 23, 2009
Daily Diary Pick - May 26, 2009
Daily Diary Pick - January 11, 2010
Daily Diary Pick - January 27, 2010
DC Best Friend of the Week - May 19, 2010
Diary of the Day - February 20, 2011
We still have snow in the forecast, so I don't know! BOL!
Not too much new around our house lately: I stay very busy watch the three skin-sibs. I've been snuggling in bed with Ma most nights when she reads and going out on the lake to run around when Dad goes fishing. Cousin Lillie has been at our house a few times, too, which is always fun!! She does play with all my toys, though...
So, the pawrents bought a 5th Wheel camper this spring, and we've gone out in it a couple times now. We went for the whole weekend last week, and it was so fun! We rented out a group camp site and had a bunch of people we know out there. It was set off by itself, so I was able to just run around free. Ma and Dad were very impressed by how well-behaved I was - I stayed close to camp and hardly barked at all. They say I must be calming down as I age. BOL!
There were LOTS of good eats around there, too. And lucky me, since I was roaming and there were so many people, I got lots of snitches because Ma wasn't there to patrol me. BOL! Well, most of the people asked if it was ok first. And I cleaned up the ground around the cooking area! There were a lot of times I kept barking to get into the camper though. *embarrassed* Ma says I've gotten to be a pampered inside dog and that we need to go to the shack more often.
They are going again in two weekends, but I won't be able to since the camp sites are too close to other people. They figure I'll be happier hanging out with Grandpa anyway!
So, Ma and Dad have been getting Myles into potty training mode for awhile. Myles spent the night and Dad's parents last night, and they decided to try some potty-training boot camp on him today. He did really well running around without a diaper on and was going on the potty. So, after his nap, Ma decided to let him do that at our house. She kept reminding him to tell her when he had to go, and he sat on the potty three times but never went. Then Ayden started fussing about something so Ma went to pick him up and tend to him. As soon as she got distracted, Myles went running into his room. Well, by the time she put Ayden back down and ran to follow him, it was too late. He had pooped and peed on the floor and he was very upset about it.
Well, Ma grabbed Myles and ran to the toilet in case he had to go more, then cleaned him up. While that was going on, Grandma walked in. After I greeted her, I slipped into the bedroom and I rolled. I rolled all over that poop and mashed it all in my hair and all over Myles' play mat. Then I went running around the house.
It was a good thing Grandma was there cuz she took care of the kids and I got hauled to the basement shower for a bath. Ma didn't really yell or act mad, but I could sense she was about to snap so I was REALLY good during my bath. She got everything and everyone cleaned up and happy, and is very tired.
I am now snoozing on her bed, smelling all perfumy. Blech.