Likes: Playing and cuddling with mommy, playing agility, shredding anything I can get my paws on, and playing with Saige.
Pet-Peeves: Not having an endless supply of treats, anyone walking in front of the house
Favorite Toy: I think my favorite toy of all time is my leash! It makes a great tug toy...much better than any "real" tug toys....oh, and whatever Saige is playing with.
Favorite Food: Cheese, apples, chicken, oh and cheese!
Favorite Walk: I really love going hiking in the Hoosier National Forest since we walk for miles and miles and I get to be off-leash there when other people aren't around. I also really love going to the beach.
Best Tricks: I do all of the basics, plus I shake, crawl, stand on my hind legs and spin, bow. My signature trick is my yoga routine.
Arrival Story: Mommy actually came to take my sister home. She wanted a girl pom. I was sleeping when mommy got to my house. My sister is pretty cool as far as sisters go but she's really shy. When Mommy held her, she buried her head. She wouldn't play either. When I woke up from my nap I just had a good feeling. I went and showered my mommy with lots of kisses, showed off my amazing circles, and played with my stuffed sheep. What can I say, I'm irresistable. I won her over and the rest is history!
This entry is a work in progress. Since I've found sooooo many cool things on my walks that I've deemed good enough to carry around with me and not just walk past, I've decided to keep a catalog of them so I don't forget.
Of course there's the normal things: leaves, sticks, chunks of mulch, straw and the mesh netting from the hydroponic grass (that's normal, right?) Well maybe it's not normal because the mesh is among the favorite things that I've found.
Other things are more special to me because they're not around all of the time. Days that I find things like this I feel like the luckiest pup on the planet!
Doormat - I drug it an entire block, quite an accomplishment since it's so much bigger than me
Bagel - yes, an entire giant bagel! I carried it for about 15 minutes till I got home.
a stalk of celery
a milk bone - THAT was a lucky day!
The white plastic "table" that Pizza Hut puts in the center of your pizza when you get carryout
A trash bag - I thought it was alive since the wind kept catching it. I was in serious attack mode
A Wal-Mart bag - shredding paradise
A ball that was the perfect size for me! Mommy told me I couldn't take it with me because another pup would be upset
Lid for a Starbuck's cup
Lid from a McDonald's cup - complete with straw.
A dirty sock
An orange peel - I carried this for my entire walk, about 15 minutes
A coffee cup - that one was soooooo much fun to play with
A pink feather, possibly from someone's boa? I carried it for a while, rolled in it, picked it up to move it, set it back down, rolled in it some more. Mommy laughed at me. She didn't understand how one feather that was dyed pink could have enough stink in it for me to want to roll in it.
Well, that's what is coming to mind now. I'll update if there's something that I forgot or if I come across something cool again. I'm not worried about that. I'm king of finding things!
I have to tell you 5 reasons why i'm naughty BOL. This should be an easy task.
So here goes:
1. I am a compulsive shredder. Leave a piece of paper or plastic around and it's MINE! I'll tear in until it's unrecognizable.
2. When we go to Petsmart, I will never let the cashier get away with giving me one treat. It's a 3 treat minimum and I'll do everything in my power to make sure I get them.
3. I hate the camera. I'll sit and pose until the moment that mommy presses the button then I'll turn around so she gets a picture of my backside.
4. I must antagonize my kitty everyday. I like to stand on the edge of mommy's bed and bounce up and down when he's on the floor below me to intimidate him.
5. I love to hump mommy's arm. She'll take it away and give me a stuffie to hump instead. I ignore it and grab her arm again.
Now i have to tag 5 other pups who will then list their 5 naughty habits. I'm tagging....
Now don't get me wrong, I know how to fetch. I was just trying to make mommy do the hard work for once.
*Mommy grabbed my squeaky soccer ball and threw it. I chased it, sniffed it a minute, then I walked away.
*Mommy went and got my squeaky soccer ball, threw it again. I chased it, picked it up, squeaked it a few times and then came back to mommy with nothing in my mouth and looked at her like I was waiting for her to throw the ball again.
*Mommy looked around and noticed that my green soccer ball was within her reach. She picked it up, threw it. I chased it, carried it under the table, dropped it, came back to mommy with nothing in my mouth.
*Mommy got up off the floor and went to grab both balls, returned, and threw the squeaky soccer ball. I chased it, made it halfway back before stopping to sniff the carpet for a mystery smell. Came back to mommy emptymouthed.
*Mommy sighed and threw the green soccer ball. Since I could tell that she was getting frustrated, I actually returned the ball to her for a good 5 - 10 minutes. We had several great rounds of fetch - until the kitty came down the stairs. I dropped the soccer ball and started to harrass him. Mommy gave up and went to find something to eat.
And that, my furs, is how you train your mommy. As you can see, she's not fully trained yet, but you have to work with them in small doses. Don't expect your mommy to be perfect at fetching the first time you try to teach her.