Monday, August 31, 2009

That Stick!

Mom lured her home with it.
She got the stick as her prize.
Dancing and tossing her prize with glee!

She takes Mom the stick.
She taunts me with it.
Taking it away at the last second!

The stick is chewed and moist!
Mom throws it past me.
It lays in the grass, waiting.

I chase her to the stick.
We struggle and fight.
It is mine and I laugh!

She wants it back.
I chew it in half.
THERE! It's yours.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bella is growing up

Bella is finally 7 months old. She is learning to play Frisbee and learning to give it to mom when she runs back! I have been scolding her when she tries to hang onto it and that seems to be helping mom a lot with her training!

It would be great if Bella got to be a great Frisbee dog! I love the Frisbee and can run so fast it doesn't ever hit the ground. Bella has got a long way to go but she is running VERY fast. Her coordination is great and her focus is AWESOME!

Mom seems very proud of both of us. I love it when she is proud of me and Bella loves it when mom gives her "puppy love".... They are goofy together!

When I first got Bella there was no light at the end of the tunnel..... She was pathetic. Goofy, all Elbows and Knees, running like she was a little baby, and eating like she had never eaten before! The other day I was watching her eat and realized that she is actually chewing her food now! Before she just inhaled whatever was in her bowl. Now she nibbles and chews! That is a great improvement.

Mom has been a little sick lately and we have been walking just a couple of miles a day. Today she promised that we will be back up to 4 miles a day soon. With the weather cooling down she should consider walking about 6 miles, REALLY. I know she can. She has done it before. I will keep after her.

On a really funny note... Bella learned how to open the door to her kennel..... hahahahahhaha She gets out when mom and R-man forget to put the extra hook in the right place and noses into everything. So far I think she has been very lucky to NOT chew through anything they care about! Once they catch her out they are VERY good about making sure to hook the kennel tightly shut. They still need training too!

Get out there and walk DoGs. Encourage your mom and dad to get walking too! They probably need it as much as you do!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dawg Days of Summer!

The dog days of summer are here! Lots of sunshine and squirrels! What a great time of year! I love it that mom will let me sit outside all day on the weekends. She loves the sunshine too and will piddle in the yard ALL day. She tries to keep the yard clean alot but can't seem to keep ahead of Smelly Belly's destructive messes.

Yesterday I found a shredded newspaper in the yard. Most of Bella's toys are mangled, wet and filthy. Mom tries to keep them clean but as soon as Smella gets ahold of them.... back to the disgusting mess! The recycle bin is always a source of joy for Belly. She is about the craziest puppy you ever saw with plastic water bottles and milk jugs. The noise and the joy of puppyhood. I wouldn't want to go back for ANYTHING!

Bella has tons of fun and is even learning stuff along the way. Mom taught her to "drop" today and she really seems to get it. I have been teaching her where to go potty and how to understand when mom and R-man really mean what they say. There is still much to teach ;(

Mom gave Bella a bath this week and I swear she stunk bad again within 20 minutes. What is it with puppy smells?

My days are full with all the Bella Babysitting. She has learned to get out of her kennel. Mom has been having to lock it with my training leash! Geez! That puppy is always getting herself in trouble.....

The squirrels in the yard are getting fatter. I was walking the other day and stalked a squirrel. Reeeaaaalllll Sllooowwww. When I finally pounced on it, I swear I got ahold of its back foot! Just wait.... When the fall gets here, I will finally get me a juicy, fat squirrel. Playing with them is always fun. I just don't understand why the quit moving after awhile.....

Have fun DoGs. Summer won't last forever!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back to Normal

It has been such a great week since mom and R-man came back from vacation. I still really hate it when mom leaves for work in the morning.....

It has been so nice to sit with mom and cuddle. She really enjoys rubbing my soft ears and fluffy neck! She has been taking Bella and me on walks every morning and at noon.... R-man is picking up her evening slack by walking us thru the cemetery! Run, run, run.

I have been very stand offish to mom lately and had forgotten just how good she is to me. The whole Bella thing kinda had me in a big funk. She is growing up a lot and acting much better. Except for her clingyness, I am okay with her. (She still stinks like a dog though....)

Have a great time DoGs. Summer is almost over and it's time to relax!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Mom has been on vacation and I just got her to turn the computer on. Dang, I need opposable thumbs! She is cramping my writing style!

Bella and I have been having bunches of fun. She got fixed, which didn't mean quite what I thought.... She can't have any puppies and THAT is the best thing of all anyway! Mom tried to explain it to me but I wouldn't listen. Now I understand.

Mom and R-man went on a trip to see a bunch of their relatives and to camp in Michigan. I have been to Michigan with mom and her sister. It is a fun place to run around. Mom has an uncle that has bunches of dogs and they like to play a lot. Mom says that the big gal, Molly, had cancer and went to heaven. She got to see the old poodle too but she says that she will probably die of old age soon. That dog is SO old, I think she is about 16 now. Last time I saw her she was blind and deaf with about 3 teeth left in her head! That was 2 years ago and now she has to be in WAAAAY worse shape!

The day mom and R-man got home we were so excited! Finally we could run and play in the cemetery again! Mom took us around the block a couple of times and R-man took us to the cemetery too. We ran till we could run NO more. When we got home, there was steak bits to eat for supper and then we played in the yard. Right before we went in the house, Bella "caught" a bee.

For all of our entertainment purposes, here is a picture I got mom to take! hahahaha. Mom gave her a benadryl and she was fine in a couple of hours.....