Friday, February 25, 2005

Damage control

There was toilet paper available to chew up today. But for some reason, it tasted like cayenne pepper. I prefer the plain kind.

So instead, I got down the box off my mom's dresser. It has lots of nice things in it. I chewed up some clickers, a pen, a tube of lipstick, and some car keys with the electronic thingie on them. I like the car very much and I like the car keys too. I don't know why I destroyed them. I guess I just miss mom when she's at work.

Now she's talking about x-pens again.

The evidence 

Monday, February 21, 2005

Rude dogs and their people

Tonight we went to the park just before dusk. It's nice there then. Usually it is pretty empty and we can practice our heeling in peace and quiet.

Last night though, there was a lady there with three dogs. All of them were off-leash. This is not a dog park. Dogs have to be on leash at all times. I'm on leash.

The lady told mom, as her dogs were running up to our car that her dogs were "friendly". I don't think "friendly" means what the lady thought it meant, because the dogs started barking and growling at mom. Mom shut the car door so we were safe, but she was outside still.

The lady never said anything, not "I'm sorry", or, even better "I'm sorry I'm a stupid idiot and my dogs are aggressive after all and I should never have been allowed to have them if the world was just", or something to that effect.

She also didn't clean up after her dogs, we saw the whole thing.

Oh, and here's another photo of the doglet:

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Zowie! we got the zoomies

We got the zoomies.

Last night Jewel got fatally happy and she started zooming around the room, with her ears back, eyes bugged out, and bottom tucked under. This happens to me all the time. When I saw this, I joined in, and then we had to take a time out because mom was worried about the big glass door.

Later we worked on straight fronts. I do not like to sit straight, nor do I like to get as close as mom wants. We also played the "sit or down" game, and did some go arounds on both sides.

Jewel says she worked on sit for attention, down for a treat, go to the target plate where there are treats, and touch the hand that is also holding a treat.

Mike got to be brushed.

The game 

The game 

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Agility is so cool

Monday night we went to our agility lesson. Mom's getting a little worried that we never have time to work on contacts or weave poles. I don't care, 'cause I like to jump.

It was raining and a little muddy which just makes it even better.

Jewel came with, and she almost got run down by us when she ran in the way. I think she needs to learn some manners.

Here's what we did:

Monday, February 14, 2005

3 times

She had to go out three times last night. At this time, I would like everyone to know that I slept through my first night here. I was never this whiney either. I did, however, take out a case or two of toilet paper.

There's a puppy in this mirror 

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Puppy, day 2

Well the puppy is still here. I'm teaching her to play tug of war, and Mike and I are teaching her how to patrol the perimeter of our property. That's an important job, so it pays to start 'em early.

She does NOT like her crate. Boy oh boy is she ever mouthy about that. I like my crate, I don't see what the big deal is.

Learning the fine olde game of tug 

Learning how to patrol our perimeter 

Saturday, February 12, 2005

A nasty shock

Well, we have had a big day here. I knew, of course, that I was getting a little sister. We went and visited her a while back. Apparently I missed a memo or something, because what I didn't know was she was going to LIVE HERE. Don't get me wrong, I think I can make this work. She's pretty cute. She's kind of small compared to me though, I hope she's tough!

On the way home 

Checking out the toys 

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

We have homework

Monday morning we had another obedience check-up. We need to work on straight fronts some more, continue attention with heeling to the left (the easy side). Also, Mom's supposed to ignore me from now on when I wave, I'm supposed to sit quietly for praise instead. Same thing when I meet new people. Yeah like that's gonna work.

No toilet paper available recently to chew up. I made do with (1) an almost full box of Kleenex, (2) the knob off a lamp, (3) 3 rawhide chew flips, (4) some laundry from the basket, and (5) mom's last remaining unchewed comb.

PS. Mom says I also have to report that I chewed up two of her hats as well. I didn't know I wasn't supposed to play with those, so I don't think they should count.

Sunday, February 06, 2005


A few days ago, all you humans were listening to some groundhog's opinion about when spring is coming. A groundhog has brain the size of what...a lima bean maybe. Let me tell you, spring is most definitely here! Mom had to mow the lawn for me today, and as is a lawn-mowing tradition around here, I got to play in my pool! What a nice day!

Wanna play? 

I got it! 

Kill the sprinkler! 

Wet, smelly, and happy. 

Friday, February 04, 2005

Dog Cars

We haven't trained a lot the last day or so, just a couple of walks where I had to watch my mom the whole time. And a little freestyle dancing last night until I got too wild and had to have a time-out.

In the meantime:

Do you have a dog car? Take a look at these license plates. These folks have really gone to the dogs....Doggie Vanity Plates

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Agility is BACK on Mondays!

Yay Yay Yay!

Last night we had an agility lesson. I'm so glad. We had a long break and I was starting to think it might be permanent. We did a mini course, with lots of hard stuff. I'm very smart though.

I got a little worried at one point and started not staying. So mom and I just played for a moment and then I felt better.

Here's what we did:

PS: Here's our instructor's website, she has some good advice on how to get started doing agility. Trust me, you and your humans will like it very much.