Sunday, December 27, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
We went out side for "last call" (as Mom calls it) and when I stepped out onto the porch.. the world was so different from what I had ever seen!!!
It was cold, and wet, and white... and I LOVED it. Right away I began to race around!!! Mom kept telling me "better go now".. but how in the world can you think of doing "that" when there is all "this"!!!
I zoomed, I rolled, I ATE, and then I did it all over again. Mom just shook her head and laughed at me, she tried to get some pictures of me and my first snow... but I fear I did not stop long enough for her to do that.
We stayed out to play for a little bit, and then it was getting to be bedtime and we needed to go in. I wasn't too impressed that this "snow stuff" sticks to my paws....
but, I think I like it overall.
Snow and Christmas Tree... add to more things on my "I know what that is" list......
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I am feeling a little better about wearing my working clothes and have decided that I can walk with them on and I don't need to roll around so much.
I had the best time last night Mom took me with her and Camille to puppy class. Actually it was graduation at puppy class (those other puppies are so smart)... but I still got to do play time and meet some new friends.
One new friend in particular is Mya, she's a Boxer. I really liked her because she would play rough with me.. though Mom and Rick (Mya's Dad) did break us up every now and again.. they said that they didn't want anyone to have "hurt feelings"... but Mya is neat. AND I will probably be able to see her fairly often, because Mom and Rick are good friends, and they can set up play dates for us.
When it was time for the other puppies to do their work, I waited quietly in a crate and watched the class. Mom said that I will be working in the next puppy class... Sadie is going to be my partner because Mom will have to teach.. so Sadie said that she would come and work with me.
And here are the five puppies that graduated last night. They're almost as cute as I am.
I haven't been doing too much, I do go in the truck every day, and Mom works with me on the leash and doing my "sit and down" work, plus my "comes"... I have completely settled in and know things like, cats will scratch you when they have had too much, Trevor will growl twice and then you best leave him alone... Camille is like my Mom and she watches over everything, and old Cole can't see, so he will probably trip over you...I like going to the barn and seeing all the friends down there as well. Mom says it won't be too long before we start some public field trips... that should be fun!!! OH.. and I want to say a special hello to my friends.. the Milliard family.. they wrote to Mom and told her that they took care of me!!!! Mom was so happy to hear from them and hopes that they will stay in touch and will enjoy reading this blog!!!! Well, that's all I can think to write about tonite... thanks for reading...
Friday, November 27, 2009
The next day was "Thanksgiving" and that turned out to be a very busy day... it began with a trip to the barn. First Mom put on my "working coat".. I'm not too thrilled about that.. I don't understand why I need to wear it, none of the other dogs in the house wear one... and I spent some time trying to take it off...
When that didn't work, I pitched a little fit rolling about the floor, but that didn't help much, and in fact, it made the people in the house just laugh at me. Seems this is just something that I will have to get used to.. Mom says I will have to wear it alot until I don't fuss about it anymore.
So, we went to the place called the "barn" I don't know what to tell you about it. It was fun, and exciting, and scary and interesting all rolled into one. Some things were familiar ... like the broom, I tried to help sweep, but kept getting asked to "move" out of the way...
So, after that I thought I would just stand guard over the grain buckets and watch what was going on.
Then, Mom took me to see some "flying things".. she calls them chickens and guinea hens, and tells me that I am not to bother them or bark at them. (that was pretty hard to do)... so, I just sat and watched them for awhile. These "flying things" were penned up, but there is one.. (his name is Mr. G) that is loose. I decided not to bother Mr. G.. he's kind of "mean".. well maybe not mean, but he makes a lot of noise and I just thought I would give him lots of room.
After that I met "Mocha" she is a small version of those big things that Mom called horses. I didn't want to have anything to do with the big ones, but this small one seemed OK. I didn't get too close, just in case - I had no idea what she might do, but actually she was just too busy eating grass... er.. hay I think Mom calls it. When I get a little bigger I am sure I will feel much better around these creatures.
In the afternoon, "family" came for dinner. Everyone just loved me, but there is one little girl who became my best buddy. Her name is Naomi and she was so good with (and to) me. We had a great time rolling around on the floor together...
And she gave me all sorts of hugs and tummy rubs... I liked her very much. Mom said this was a great introduction to "children".. I like children....
Naomi worked on my sit command, but I just had more fun being a puppy.
There is another "child" in the house, a baby named Abbie. She's kind of neat, but doesn't do much, so I had more fun with Naomi.Just the same though, baby Abbie makes all kinds of strange noises and has all this "equipment" around the house, so it's nice that I spend some time with her as well. Here's a picture of the "babies" together.
And last but not least, today, Mom took me a on very short trip to a "store".. it was fun going inside, lots of people.. lots to look at. We only stayed about 15 minutes, and then I was thinking that was more than enough..so did Mom, so we packed in and came home. And that's my report of the past two days... I have a feeling there will be lots to tell you as time goes on....but I think I am off to a very good start..
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Today (actually yesterday).. Camille and I went to meet Cindy and pick up future service dog... Chester. An exciting day to be certain and the beginning of a new "chapter" in my "life of dogs".
"Looks like they're here"... according to Camille...
"the NEADS" van(check out their website, it's pretty neat)
It was a long car ride for such a little guy - pit stop - was definately in order.
"Hello Camillie, and yes -- I am most handsome"
"are we there yet??"
"and you're Hunter??"
Dancer and Cole wonder how long "this one" will be staying....
"this must be a good place for puppies.. look there are toys on the floor"
"what did you say "this was" Camille??-- a cat??"
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I have, however, decided that I "want" to do something about "this".. I could continue (and actually probably will) cry over it, or I can get active and be positive. So... in honor of my dear little dog, I have applied to be a puppy raiser with hopes that a puppy that lives with me for a short time, will become a life long companion of someone who needs them.
Paper work is coming from NEADS, an organization that I know well. If and when "my" puppy arrives, this blog will be the journal I will keep with regards to raising a service puppy. My goal is that when the puppy is one day matched with it's new owner, this journal will be copied and passed onto them.
So, on Moxie's birthday... I am thinking ahead and looking forward to an exciting new adventure.