Sunday, May 23, 2010


Today I attended a fundraiser for Aussie's friend Meg. Apparently Therapy dogs can't bowl.It was to help defray rehabilitation and medical related expenses for Meaghan, including service mobility dog training and equipment for her golden retriever, Ribby. Also on Meg's wish list is hydro therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, music therapy, educational tutor and more! Meg couldn't come because her blood levels were too low. I got to meet many friends & family instead.
I wasn't so sure about this place when I got there. It was loud .Those weren't the kind of balls I like to play with. I was a little scared.After a little while it didn't seem so bad.As long as those big balls were not close to me. Stay in your holder ball!I also had to ignore something called popcorn. It was very hard! Smelled wonderful and right at my nose level. I did sneak a piece or two.Then I got caught! I had lots of ice cookies instead.
I also met 2 new friends that are already working dogs.We're all praying for Meg to stay strong and fight.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Getting into a routine

Not too many exciting things going on. We've settled into a good routine. I wake up and wrestle with my sister a little. Then we go to the store or a meeting to practice my skills. I like to practice at Sam's Club and Meijer. There are good smells there.
Tuesdays I have school. It is harder to pay attention with all those other puppies in their uniforms. Especially when I see Dixie, Chyna, Ellie and my brother Fergus. They are all my size. Last week there were new puppies there. Even harder to ignore. I've been working real hard on SIT, DOWN, & HEEL. I'm doing great remembering to look at Mom's face for instructions. LEAVE IT is still in progress. Things are so exciting to me I can't wait to smell, touch and taste them. I've also learned that table legs are not for chewing and now they taste very bitter. I don't like that fooey stuff. I still have a lot of trouble not barking when I'm excited or when I want someone to pay attention to me. I don't like that word QUIET.

I'm getting much taller and catching up to Aussie.This cape I'm wearing is shrinking too. It's been the same cape since I came home. It used to touch my back legs!
Thanks for checking in. I'm loving all this learnin' stuff but it sure makes a boy tired. time for a nap.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Growing, growing

It seems like I'm really sprouting up this week. Longer legs longer back. I don't look like a baby anymore. Mom has been taking too many pictures. That gets real old. Sometimes the treats are not enough to keep my attention.I am still learning what is appropriate behavior. Apparently washing the refrigerator & dishwasher are not okay things to do. I still try to get away with it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sad news

My friend Kathryn that I just met a few weeks ago went over the rainbow bridge. She gave good snuggles and didn't want to give me back to my Mom. Now she is in a happy place and no longer in pain. I will miss her.