Tanner's greeting

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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I’M HOME!!!!


I was starting to wonder if it would happen, but Mommy and Meg came to Doggy camp today and got me.


We had a lot of snow at camp.  That made it really hard for Mommy and Daddy to get back from their trip.  And it was even hard for Meg to get up the road to the camp to get me.


We lost power on Saturday at camp and the nice lady who took care of me has been running a generator to turn the lights on.


Even the play yard was covered with snow.


Mommy and Meg got to camp before 9 am to pick me up.  The waited in the lobby while the nice lady got me ready.


She had Mommy come into the long hallway and call me!


And I came running, slipping and sliding all the way!!20111031_17

Mommy put on my seatbelt and I happily got into the car!


I was not sure where I was going, but Mommy and Meg where going with me!


I was so happy to see Mommy again that I actually relaxed a bit on the way home!


We had snow at home too!!


And Mommy brought me some nummy cookies!


Now, I am resting in my favorite spot under the table.  I am so happy to be home!!!

Puppy Kisses,


Friday, October 14, 2011

Off to “Doggy Camp”

I am going on an adventure.  And so is Mommy.  But we are not going to the same place. 

Mommy says I am going to “Doggy Camp”.  She says it is a really nice place where I can come in and out anytime I want.  I will see other doggies, but not be able to play with them.  Someone else will give me my food for a while, and take me out to play every day.

Mommy says it is a very nice place and the lady in charge has been running “Doggy Camp” for a very long time. 

I hope I have fun.  I’ll see you all when I get back.

Puppy Kisses,


Thursday, October 13, 2011

The end of the Kitchen Waterfall

Water!!!  It is something we all need!  The question is, how to we as fur-babies get our water?  I still have not figured out how to turn on the faucet.  And Mommy does not like it when I put my paws on the counter.  So what is a fur-baby to do?

Mommy wanted to spoil me.  She thought a needed a new water dish.  So several weeks ago, she bought me a waterbowl that filtered the water.  You can read all about it in “The One that Stayed”.

But, unfortunately, it did not stay.  Mommy had some problems with it.


The part that I was supposed to drink from got a black ring around it.


The ring went the whole way around the bowl.  And the area by the intake valve had some icky stuff on it.


The filter compartment got a cloudy slime on the walls.  Mommy said it reminded her of a fish tank and there was no way she was letting me drink out of it.


That was fine with me.  I was glad to see it go.  I didn’t like the water from it anyway.  Now I have this water dish.


Mommy says it holds 2.5 gallons of water.  It has a nice big opening to add the water.


This cap twists onto the big opening to keep the water from coming out too fast.


This is what the bottle looks like before Mommy puts it in the base.


And this is what I look like, happily drinking from my water dish after a great play session in the back yard.

Sometimes, you just should not mess with a good thing.

Puppy Kisses,


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Word Wednesday - Old-Fashioned


Sometimes, the old, simple way is the best!

Puppy Kisses,


Monday, October 10, 2011

Away we go!

Saturday morning was not a normal day at our house!  Mommy got me up early.  It was still dark when she took me into the living room.   She got Daddy and Meg up and then made breakfast really early.  I got my food and went out.  Then, Mommy put my seat belt harness on me.

We went outside and got in the big red car.  But something was different.  “Pop” (our camper) was attached to the back of the car.


I was not sure what was going on.  So I fussed a bit as we started to drive.  But Meg, Mommy and Daddy were with me, so eventually I figured everything was going to  be okay and I settled down and enjoyed the drive.

When we got where we were going, Mommy let me out of the car.  It was a great place to explore. 


They had a lot of grass to smell


and places to go in and out of.

I had a lot of fun. 

And when we were ready to leave,


Look what followed us home!  We got a new camper!

I got to spend some time inside while we were away.   Mommy says I will be spending lots more time inside in the future.  I can’t wait.  I love to be with Mommy and Daddy.

Puppy Kisses,


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frisbees, and Balls and Stuffed Toys! Oh My!


I mentioned last week that Mommy and Daddy took me to see an Animal Behaviorist named Nancy.  Nancy told Mommy and Daddy that I needed to play more.  And boy have we been playing.

Mommy and Daddy take me out in the back yard twice a day and throw frisbees, or balls on strings or tennis balls for a long time.  I go and get them and bring them back.  Sometimes we play tug-o-war.  And other times I drop them right away and they throw them again. 

It is so much fun!!  Here is a quick video of me playing fetch with Daddy.  (Mommy was holding the video camera)

I also have gotten to have stuffed toys.  Mommy never let me do that before.  But Nancy said I needed to be able to tear things apart so that I would not tear Mommy’s arm apart.  Here is a video of what I did to one of my toys.

As you can see, I am having a lot of fun!!!  And because I am having so much fun, I am behaving a lot better.  I have not chewed on Mommy’s arm since we came home from Nancy’s house.  I  even got to go on a special field trip with Mommy and Daddy over the weekend.  I’ll tell you about that tomorrow.

Puppy Kisses,


Friday, October 7, 2011

Meg’s Cake


Here it is!!!  This is Meg’s beautiful Wedding Cake!

Mommy said it was yummy!

One layer was chocolate (which I can’t have anyway)

And the others were sponge cake with yummy fillings!!

I really wish I could have tasted some!


And this is Meg’s Chocolate Box and Sugar Flowers.

She made these!!  And they are really pretty!  She got to bring these home for me to see too!!


And this is Meg and Daddy with the cake before she cut it!! 

They look so proud and happy, and hungry!


This is Chef Bob.  Mommy said he welcomed everyone to the event.


And this is Chef Jamie.  She was Meg’s teacher.


First, Meg had to tell everyone about her cake.


Then she sliced it and served it to everyone.  Doesn’t that cake look yummy!!!

Mommy said everyone had a really good time!

I know I didn’t get to go to the party, or try any of the cake.  But rest assured, I had a great day too!  Look what I got to do!


Nancy says I need to do this to make me behave better.  Mommy was happy because I did not eat the stuffing. I just played and played and played with it.  It was a lot of fun.

I’ll tell you more about my visit with Nancy next week.  Mommy is putting together some photos that I can share.  There may even be a video.

Puppy Kisses,


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yesterday and Today

Let me start by saying, I don’t have any photos to share today.  So this post might be a bit boring for some of you.  Sorry about that.

But please know, I am anything but bored!!!  Mommy and Daddy took me to see an Animal Behaviorist yesterday afternoon.  Mommy was really tired of me biting her arm.  We went to see the Vet who told us to go and see this person.

The nice lady we met was named Nancy.  She lives on a farm with her “puppy” Ash (who is my age) and several horses!!!!

Nancy is a very nice lady.  The first thing she did with me was PLAY!!!  We played frisbee!!!  Lots and Lots and Lots of frisbee!!!

It was so much fun.  Then she taught Mommy how to play with me too!!!  After we stopped playing, I sat beside Mommy and I gave Mommy one of my happy smiles!  I had so much fun running. Mommy was so happy, she

There are going to be a lot of changes in my life.  I will post photos as Mommy gets free hands to take them.

But today is a special day, too!!!  My Hu-sis, Meg, graduates from Pastry School today!!!!  So Mommy is really busy getting ready to go to the Cake Event Celebration.

I can’t go, because it is at a restaurant.  But Mommy says she will take lots and lots of pictures for me to share with you tomorrow!!

Hope you all have a great day!!

Puppy Kisses,


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One Word Wednesday–Winner!!


My hu-sis, Meg helped me pick the winner of the My Memories Suite 2 software this morning.  I could not get my paw around the slips of paper that Mommy made to pick the winner. 

And the winner is….. drum roll please…..


Mommy says she will contact you by e-mail to get you the code to download your software.  Congratuations!!! And thanks to everyone who entered!

Remember, if you did not win and would still like to have a copy of this great program, Mommy and I can get you a discount.  Check out the link at the top of the blog.

Puppy Kisses,


Tuesday, October 4, 2011



Remember this?  This was my Bedroom Crate.  It was sort of my little bedroom in Mommy and Daddy’s room.  I slept here every night, until…..


Mommy decided I should learn to sleep out of my crate.  She moved my crate out and moved the quilt rack in.


The is enough space between the bed where Mommy sleeps and the quilt rack to get into my space.  When it is time for bed, Mommy puts the gate across the opening to keep me safe.


I have plenty of room to lay down beside Mommy’s bed.  But it did take some getting used to. 

The first night, it took Mommy and hour to get me to go to sleep.  Mommy had to put on my thunder shirt and a head wrap.  She also played some nice soothing music to help us fall asleep

The second night only took half an hour.  I still wore my thunder shirt, and Mommy played the nice music.  She also added some nice spray stuff that helped me to calm down.

And last night was about 15 minutes.  I didn’t even need my thunder shirt.  I just wanted my t-touch massage, the nice spray and the music.  Mommy and I both slept pretty well.

Hopefully, each night will get better and better.  Mommy says this is something I need to learn for the surprise that is coming.  I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.

Oh, and don’t forget about out Give-away.  Tomorrow morning, Mommy and I are giving away a free copy of My Memories Studio 2 scrapbooking software to one of our readers who comments on Mommy’s review of the product.  Check out this post for details:  My Memories!

Good Luck!

Puppy Kisses,


Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Memories!

Mommy and I have been asked to check out a new digital scrap booking software package and write a review.  Mommy was really happy because she loves to take pictures, especially of your’s truly.  Being as Mommy did most of the work, I am going to turn the blog over to her today for the review.  But don’t worry, I’ll be back to announce our give away.

Hi Everyone.  This is Tanner’s Mommy.  About a week ago, I was approached by the makers of My Memories Studio 2 and asked if I would take a look at their product.  For that past several days, I have been playing with My Memories Suite 2!  It is a computer package that allows you to create and print digital scrap book pages.  And I have to say, I think it is pretty slick!

Let me start by saying that I love to take pictures, but I hate doing conventional scrapbooking.  I have always found it a challenge to find exactly the right embellishment to add to my layouts when I wanted them.  But that is not longer a problem with this software package.


I have only had the software for a few days now.  I have so many photos that I had a hard time deciding on a first project.  I decided to start with an album of puppy photos of Tanner.  I have to admit, he is one of my favorite photo subjects. 

Like other software packages, My Memories Suite 2 allows you to import, crop and make other adjustments to your digital photos without leaving the program.  It was really easy for me to preview my photos in the software, work with them and choose the ones to use in the layouts.

The software also came with a lot of wonderful background papers!  This one is a large houndstooth pattern.  It is available in a variety of colors to compliment any design. 

One of my favorite features in My Memories Suite 2 is the ability to create your own elements from, …well from anything.  On this page, I used a photo that I took at Tanner’s first rally trial this summer.  By changing the opacity, I was able to make it a great background “paper".


My Memories Suite 2 also has a lot of great fonts and styles to use as headlines and journaling text.


I have been having a lot of fun playing with the text formatting too!  The page above has a flat look that I liked for this layout.


And this page has letters with a “pillow” bevel.  It gives the words a raised look that I thought complimented the paw print graphic.


Another challenge I have always had with conventional scrapbooking is finding the little touches that make a page look finished.  But that is not a challenge with My Memories Studio 2.  The software includes a huge selection of embellishments, like the hammered brads that I added to the page above to anchor the item on the page.

The program also offers a lot of ways to share your finished albums with other.  You can print your albums, or have them printed.  Or you can share them in several digital ways.  I have printed a page just to see how it looked, but I have not had time to check out more than a preview of the other options.


I still have a lot more features to check out on this software, but I am really looking forward to preserving my family’s memories with this package.  It is very user friendly, loaded with content and has lots of additional kits available to increase my resources in the future.


Hi Everyone:

I am back!!!  I like the layouts that Mommy has been doing.  I like them so much that I want to share My Memories Studio 2 with you.  The maker’s of My Memories 2 have given me a copy to give away to one of my fans.  Here is how you can be entered to win.

1.  Go to My Memories Studio 2’s site.

2.  Browse through the digital kits that are available to add to

      your copy of My Memories Studio 2.

3.  Come back to my blog and leave me a post mentioning your favorite.

On Wednesday, Mommy and I will put the names of everyone who commented into a hat and pull out a winner.  (Hey, there is my One Word Wednesday Post for this week!!!)

Oh, and if you are not the winner, but would like to have a copy of this package for yourself, Mommy and I are able to offer you a $10 discount.  Just use code STMMMS33538

at www.mymemories.com to purchase your own copy of My Memories Studio 2!!

Good Luck Everyone!

Puppy Kisses,