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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,