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Join me on my journey as I grow to become part of my pack/family. We'll have a lot of fun along the way! Hopefully, I can make you laugh.

Friday, December 30, 2011



To Mommy, that is a 4-letter word.  She does not like the stuff.  She said she saw enough last year when I was just a puppy.  Heaven know how many hours we spent outside while I was learning where I was supposed to do my business.

Remember these photos?

I had only been with my family two days when they were taken!

I was such a devilish little fur-ball!

Well, today, this is what our yard looked like before Mommy took me out to play. 

Mommy had to show me these pictures because I can’t see out the window.

And here is a shot of my “Tennis Ball Trees” covered with snow too!

(You ask why I call them that?  Well, that’s for another post)

I really did not know what was going on.  But I did know that Mommy was taking extra long to get ready to go out.  I tried to be patient…. but…..

Once Mommy opened the door, I darted right outside and waited for her to throw the first ball.  I didn’t even really notice the white stuff.  I just wanted to play.

And play I did!!  I chased those tennis balls all over the yard.

Mommy and I left all sorts of foot prints all over the yard!  These are Mom’s.

And these are mine!

And this is what a tennis ball looks like when it has been rolling around in the snow for a half hour.  Mommy said her fingers were getting really cold and wet, so we had to go in.  But it was a great half hour, for me at least.

Doggy Kisses,


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Was Pawsome!!!

Sorry it has taken me a bit longer than promised to get this post up.  Mommy has been busy working on a project that we will share with you next week.  She needed the computer a lot when she was home.  And when she was away…. well, she said I was not old enough to do my post alone yet!  Go figure!

Anyway, here is what I got from Santa Paws.  Keep in mind, these have all been well loved since I got them.

You already got to see my Fox that I got on Christmas Eve.  The poor little guy has already lost his face!  But he got a partner on Christmas day.  I got a Raccoon too!!  His nose is gone already!

I think this was my favorite toy.  It had 5 squeakers in it when I got it.  It took me about an hour to get them all out.  Mommy was watching some parade while I worked on that project!

And, or course, I got some treats.  This package had two cookies in it on Christmas day.  Mommy got to have a snack too while I ate the one that is missing.

As you can see, this is the only package that is not opened yet!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these.  But I have not finished the ones I got for my Birthday.  Mommy says Santa Paws just wanted to make sure I have enough on hand incase we get s**w. 

I also got a bag of tennis balls, but they are all destroyed now.  I am a tough chewer.  Mommy says next year Santa needs to buy more durable tennis balls for my stocking.

Hope you all had a great Christmas!  Hope you got lots and lots of cool pressies!  And I hope you have a very good new year!

Doggy Kisses,


Wednesday, December 28, 2011



I have not gotten to my promised Christmas Present Post in the past two days.  Mommy got called away on some “Important Family Stuff” (don’t worry, everyone is fine) and would not let me use the computer by myself.  But she promises me that tomorrow, we will get the post up!!

Sorry to keep you all waiting!

Doggy Kisses,


Monday, December 26, 2011

We had “Company” for Christmas Eve

Actually, we have had company several times during this holiday season.  Back on the 18th, we had our “Native Family” over the share a meal with us to celebrate Solstice.  Mommy made a chicken stew and chocolate cake.  But I didn’t get any.  I was a pest and had to spend most of the evening in my crate.

But on Christmas Eve, Ellen, Aunt Janet and Karen came to visit and I got to spend the evening with my family.

Mommy learned a few tricks from my mis-behaviour during the party on the 18th. 

She decided that it would be a good idea to give me a new toy to play with while everyone was talking.  I had to show it to everyone before I really decided to chew it.  This is my stuffing-less Fox.

My new toy was even more fun than my Mushroom with my dinner in it!  At least in my opinion.

Mommy also made sure to have plenty of my treats on hand.  They are so yummy, I could not take my eyes off the bag!!!  I left a drool mark on the table cloth.  Mommy was not thrilled with that.

When everyone was opening their presents, I just could not resist poking my nose in to see what everyone got.  I didn’t get to sample, but I did get to look.

After all the excitement was over (ie, the food eaten and presents open) I curled up under the table while they talked.

Mommy said I was a very good boy and Santa Paws would surely visit me that night.

I’ll tell you what he brought me tomorrow.

Doggy Kisses,


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Tree

I know!  It’s Wordless/One-word Wednesday and usually I am really good a creating a post for that theme.  But today, I think this photo needs a bit of explanation.

You see, every day on my walk, I see all these brightly colored lights on trees inside people’s homes.  I am not sure why they are there, but they sure do look pretty and shiny.

We don’t have a tree like that at our house.  Mommy says she is afraid of what I might do to it or how I will react to it.  So I decided to take matters into my own hands.

The other day on our walk, I picked out my own tree!

the tree

I carried it for most of our walk.  I wanted to spread some holiday cheer in the neighborhood.  I think it worked, ‘cause Mommy and Daddy could not stop laughing.

Doggy Kisses,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

One Word Wednesday—Juggling!




Doggy Kisses,


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What Mommy and I are Doing today!

Mommy has been doing a lot of this:

And I have been doing a lot of this:

Guess all the play time yesterday wore me out!

Doggy Kisses,


Monday, December 12, 2011

Home Again!!!


Mommy came and got me from Doggy Camp yesterday morning.  And, boy, was I glad to see her.  I was so excited!!!  I jumped all over her.  She could not even get a picture of me. 

I like Doggy Camp.  I like it so much that when Mommy dropped me off last week, I jumped over her to get out of the car and go inside.  The ladies that take care of me said I am getting the hang of being there.  But, between you and me, I hope I don’t have to go too many times.  I want to be with Mommy.  She says we should be able to make that happen a lot more often from now on. 

So, today, I am going to take some time to catch up with Mommy.  We have walks to take and Tennis Balls to chase.  I am a very happy boy!!!

Doggy Kisses,


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Off to Doggie Camp, again!

Mommy and Daddy really have not done much traveling this year.  They said that a lot of bad things have happened that kept them from going anywhere.

But now, a lot of the bad stuff is over.  So Mommy and Daddy are going away for a few days before the holiday season starts.

Mommy said if the camper had not had to be winterized, they would be taking it and me with them.  But, because we live somewhere where this has to be done, I can’t go along.

I will be spending some time at Doggie Camp again.  I should be back to posting around 12/12.  Hope everyone stays well.  See you when I get back.

Doggy Kisses,


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Word Wednesday–Peaceful!


Doggy Kisses,


We are participating in the Wednesday Blog Hop! Stop by and see what some of my friends have to say!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

IT Happened!

Yesterday, I started telling you about a great adventure Mommy, Meg and I had to a new park.  Thanks for waiting patiently to hear about the end of the walk.  It think you will like the story a lot more than Mommy did.

We had a great time on our walk…. until…..

We were just getting ready to start a second lap of the park.  Another family was coming down the path toward us, and Mommy had me step into the grass so they could pass.

But the other doggie was so cute…. I just could not resist trying to meet him.  He looked like he would be fun to play with.

So I lurched….. and Mommy fell down!!!!  The grass was wet and muddy and Mommy just could not keep her footing when I charged toward the new dog.  She did not seem to be hurt, but she was very wet. 

We stopped walking and got into the car because Mommy was just too uncomfortable to keep walking.

When we got home, Meg took these pictures of Mommy.

Mommy’s backside was covered with Mud!!!

Even the side of her pant leg was muddy!

And check out the back of her jacket!

No wonder she was uncomfortable!


I got a bit muddy too!  Funny thing though, I didn’t mind it as much as Mommy did.

Well, Mommy says she was a bit sore the next day from the fall, but nothing permanent.  Daddy  had to fill in and play with me for a while, but we still did our walk.

Guess I just need to stop lurching to meet other doggies.  I have to let Mommy tell me when it is okay to go.

Doggy Kisses,


Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Park Visit


We have been having A LOT of rain where I live.  Last week, it rained for three straight days.  Mommy and I were real troopers.  We went out to play for two of them.  We both got a bit wet, but it was a lot of fun.

But on the third day, Mommy got up and looked out the window.  She said that the backyard was a swamp and there was no way that we could safely play in the river that was running through the yard.

So I had to go for a walk in the morning to get my exercise.  That was okay, but not as fun as playing ball.

By afternoon, the rain had stopped, but we still had lots and lots of mud.  Mommy was afraid that either she or I would fall and hurt ourselves.  So Mommy came up with another plan.

Mommy decided to take me to a new park to walk.

We had to drive a bit to get to the new park.  But it was so worth it.  The park is HUGE!!!  And all the paths are paved.

I must admit, there were so many new things to smell that I spent most of the time at the very end of my leash.  But I did not pull!

From time to time, I did trot back to see if Mommy was still walking with me.

As you can see, I spent a lot of time walking, sniffing and checking things out!

We made on full lap of the park.  It is a really long path so it took us about a half hour to walk.

We were just getting ready to go around again… and IT happened!!!

What was IT?  Well, you will have to wait till tomorrow.  Mommy says this post is already long enough.

Doggy Kisses,


Friday, November 25, 2011

More Birthday Treats!

I will say, I am a spoiled Puppy!  Wait a minute?  I am one-year-old now!  Guess I am not a puppy anymore, but a Dog.

Well, I guess I am one spoiled Dog!

Mommy was not done with the Birthday treats.  She and Daddy went out for a little bit.  They came back with some white boxes that smelled really good, so I think Daddy took Mommy out for dinner for her birthday (remember, we share the same birthday).  Then Mommy gave me the best treat of all.


These are freshly baked Peanut Butter Cakes!!! And they are all for me!!!


Mommy put them in my bowl and took the bowl into the Living Room.  I sat real nice and waited so Mommy could take this picture.


When Mommy said I could, I dug right in!  They were so very yummy!


I was so happy for my treat, I took time out of eating to look up at Mommy and say “thanks”.  These are so good!!

Doggie Kisses,


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday–11/23/11



Need I say more?

Puppy Kisses,


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Birthday Treats!

I was happy to see that many of you noticed that I also got some treats in “The Bag”.  20111121_3

Mommy said she chose them ‘specially for me.  Lately, I have been having a real craving for bananas.  Every morning, I beg for the ends of Daddy’s breakfast banana.  And I usually get them too.

So Mommy chose these treats for my bag.


They both have banana in them.  The yellow one is Peanut Butter and Banana, and the green one is Apple and Banana.  Mommy put them on the floor and let me choose which one we should open first.

And the winner is…..


The green bag.  I wanted to try the Banana and Apple ones first!


And, boy, were they yummy!!!  Mommy almost didn’t have time to get them out of the bag before my nose was on them.

I also got another Tasty Treat, but that will have to wait till tomorrow’s post.

My friend, Bailey (from www.baileybegood.com) is doing a special feature on Dogs in Cars. And I am there today along with some of my other friends. Thanks Bailey for including me. Hope everyone checks of the great photos of all my furry friends going along for the ride.


I am also joining in the Tasty Treats Blog Hop today. Here are some of the great things my fur friends are enjoying.


Monday, November 21, 2011

What was in the Bag?


Are you as curious as I was to find out what was in that red bag Mommy had hanging on the closet door last week?  Well, your wait is over.


On Sunday morning, after breakfast, Mommy let me take a look inside!  Look at all those goodies.

And, why may you ask did I get so lucky to get this haul.  Well here is another clue.


I have been wearing this collar all month.  At first, I thought it was for Kels 21 st birthday on the 7th.  Then I thought it was for Meg’s birthday on the 12th, but guess what?   It was for my birthday and MOMMIES too!!! 

Yes!! On Sunday, I turned ONE YEAR OLD!   And Mommy got a year older too!!  We both got some nice presents and had a great time.  It was so much fun, it will probably take me all week to tell you about it.


The first things we took out of the bag were the two HUGE tennis balls.  These things are really really big.


We went out in the backyard and I shook and shook and shook to make sure they were dead.


Then, I got to play fetch with Daddy, while Mommy took pictures!


Mommy says, I am a really good boy because I never run into her.  I get close, but I don’t want to hurt Mommy!


I think we did a great job breaking in my new toys.  Here is what they looked like when we put them away when we were done playing.


Mommy says this post is long enough and I should save something to tell you tomorrow.

I am participating the the Monday Mayhem blog hop.  Stop by and check out what some of my friends have been up to.

Puppy Kisses,