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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday -- Where Am I?

Check back tomorrow for the answer!!  I think you'll like it as much as I do!!

Doggy Kisses,

P.S.  Happy Leap Day!  Not sure what it is, but Mommy says its special!! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Rock the Food Dish

I have a lot of fun when I eat!  Mommy loves the way I have learned to use my paws to get my food out.  Here is a video she shot of me having supper the other day. 

Don't worry if the sound drops out.  MJ was having a conversation and Mommy didn't want that to distract from me, so she muted the microphone.

Every time I use my right paw, my food dish makes a "shaky-shake" sound and Mommy laughs.
She thinks I am very creative!

Doggy Kisses,

Friday, February 24, 2012

I Love My Food Toy

As many of you know, I do not eat my food from a bowl.  My behaviorist wants me to work for my meals, so I eat my food from food toys.

I roll them all over the house.  As the food dumps out, I stop and eat.  It is a lot of fun for me and for Mommy.   She thinks I get silly sometimes when I eat.  I have developed a fun rocking technique that helps me to get lots of food out at one time.

Well, yesterday at lunch (yes, I get lunch and dinner) I waited to eat from my toy until after Mommy had finished her soup.  I had to make sure that I did not miss getting a treat from Mommy's meal.

But I did not manage to finish my meal before Mommy was ready to go back to the work room.

Mommy told me to bring my toy downstairs.  So, I picked it up and headed for the door.  Down the stairs I went.  Right into the work room.  Mommy thought I was going to eat, but I had other ideas.

I decided that my food toy and I should curl up on the futon and take a nap.  Afterall, I have all day to eat.  And there will be more food for supper.  I just have to remind Mommy where I left my toy!

Doggy Kisses,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Positions

Mommy says I sleep in some silly positions.  We have posted photos of me sleeping in my favorite position...  On my back.  But sometimes, I need a change.

This is how I sleep in my space beside Mommy's bed!
She says I can't be comfortable, but I am!

Sometimes, I even snore!!

Doggy Kisses,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Word Wednesday -- Please?

I don't know which I like better...

 Whipped Cream or ...

Ice cream!
Doggy Kisses,

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Red Bag

Every day, after our playtime in the back yard, Mommy goes out for a while.  I get to rest in my crate while she is gone.  She says she goes some place called "the gym."  I am not sure what that is, but I know sometimes she is gone longer than other times.  When she is gone the long times, she usually brings some bags home with her.

Usually, the bags have stuff for the people and they get put in the kitchen.  
But the other day, this red bag came in
 and got left in the chair.

When I got out of my crate, I went over for a sniff
and it smelled promising.

The first thing Mommy took out of the bag was this silver bag that smelled really yummy!!!

Mommy says these treats have the same name as me!  She often calls me "Goober" when I get silly!

Then, I got to look inside the bag!

Are those for me, Mommy?

These were the next things to come out of the bag.  Mommy got two the same color.  She always gets two matching toys to take in the backyard.    That way, I don't get a preference.

Mommy and I played with these new toys for a while.

They flew a bit differently than my tennis balls!

And they are a bit harder to pick up!

But once I got hold of them, I had a lot of fun carrying them around the yard.

I carried them all around and shook them to make sure they were dead!
Sometimes, I just dropped them and looked at Mommy to see what she would do next!

And, I was always ready to chase more!

This is what my new toys looked like after one play session!

I think I made them my own.
Doggy Kisses,

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pawsome Blogger Award

Thanks so much Freddie and Gloria at Bassetmomma!!

I just found out, they awarded me the Pawsome Blogger award!!

Now, it is my turn to pass it on to 8 other blogs that bring us love, laughs and furiendship. I am passing this award on to:
BZ Training
Cowspot Dogs
Four Legged Views
Court of Tails
Miley's Daily Scoop
Snoopy's Dog Blog
2browndawgs Blog
Suka's Just Sayin'

Reading all of your blogs brings a smile to my face!  You are all Pawsome in My book!!

Doggy Kisses,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Where to put my head

Mommy and I go out to play every morning.  Daddy usually comes along too!  We play really hard!
When we come in, I like to get a drink then relax.
 Today, I found a unique place to rest my head!

Doggy Kisses,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Taking it easy

It has been so cold outside lately.  I have been out to play, but mostly, I have just been

Taking It Easy!
This is how Daddy and I spent yesterday afternoon!

I got lots and lots of nice warm pets!

Hope you are all staying warm wherever you are.
Doggy Kisses,

Friday, February 10, 2012


Mommy has been working really hard lately!
She has been designing so many new dog collars!
Her theme this month has been Awareness Ribbons!
These are for the little guys!
And these are for the medium sized puppies!
Remember, these are the ones that I tried to get in of the photo shoot!
And these are the ones for the Big Doggies!  This one is for Kels Doggie, Moocow!

And, believe it or not, this one is for me!  Mommy says it is for Animal Abuse Prevention Awareness!  I can't wear it till April.  That is the month for that ribbon.  I can't wait to wear my new collar.  It is just too big for this little guy!

Doggy Kisses,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One Word Wednesday -- SIT!

Well, It looked comfy to me!

Doggy Kisses,

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


This is what my backyard looked like on Saturday afternoon!

The weather man said it would happen.  But Mommy and I didn't believe him!

I guess we should have!
But, as you can tell, we had fun playing anyway!

I chased the ball!
Even Daddy got in on the fun!

Hope it doesn't turn to Smud too quickly!
Doggy Kisses,

Monday, February 6, 2012

What Mommy Brought Home

On Friday, our town finally got a fabric store, again!  Mommy said we had one before.  Long, long before I came to live with them.  But they closed.  The closest one to us meant Mommy had to drive at least half an hour.  I hated to have her go away to go there.

But now, we have one right here in town.  Mommy can get there much faster and get back to me faster.

She went to the first day and this is what she brought home:

I think I am in trouble!!!  Look at that Lab on the right!  I'm not sure what Mommy is thinking.

I know that my first jacket got torn when I was attacked.  But, I thought the one that she bought to replace it was just fine. 
I guess Mommy has other ideas.
I'll keep you posted.

Doggy Kisses,

Friday, February 3, 2012

No More Matts

I finally got a bath yesterday!  I know for some of you, this is the ultimate indiginty.  Something you really hate to do.  The Paw Police are your enemy.  But I have to say, I was well overdue for my bath.

Because I got hurt on the 15th, I was not able to keep my monthly appointment for grooming.  Mommy had to wait till I got my stitches out the reschedule.  Then, my beloved groomer was busy until yesterday. 

I was a matted, muddy, long-nailed mess.
My beautiful "girly curls" were all knotted.

And the fur under my ear was tangled too!

And let's not even talk about the matts that had formed around my injury site.

This is Candy!  She is my groomer's dog.  She hates to get her picture taken.  But she is always nice to me, so Mommy took a "shot".
My groomer lady let me out of my crate and told me Mommy was here. 
I went running to the gate.  See my new, festive bandana??  It sparkles!

My groomer still needed to trim my paw hair.  I don't like the dryer much. 
So she waited till Mommy was here to distract me.  It didn't help much. 
As you can tell, I still would not stay very still.
When we got home, Mommy took photos of my matt-less ears. 
This is the side away from my owies!  My hair is shorter, but not tangled.
And this is the side with the scabs.  Look, Mommy, NO Matts!!!
And, my hair is starting to grow back!

They are even gone from the outside of my ear!!!

Mommy is happy!!! I am happy to be home!!!  I guess the only one who isn't happy is the Matts.  They don't have a place to hang out anymore!

Doggy Kisses,