Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ear Problems, Yuck!

Hi all! You'll be happy to know that my doctor said my ears are all better. A couple of weeks ago I had a yeast infection in my ear. We all thought at first it might have been mites, but no. Up side is no bugs, down side is the ear medicine. I didn't like it and I'm still deciding whether the treats were worth it :D

After that we had puppy class. I was of course an "A" student except apparently I need work on "heal". Frankly I don't see why I should have to. My humans should just try to keep up, there's just too much to see and sniff to walk so slow. I'll think about it.

After class though, we kept going. Now, my humans had been acting weird for a few days so I knew something was up. They kept putting my best stuff in the car! Last time they did that we went somewhere overnight and I was a little scared. I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Ants. I like to eat them and step on them. Don't like it when they're in my food bowl. Enough said.

Bye for now,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Socializing Ups and Downs

Two days in a row we went to the dog park, once in the evening and then the next morning. The evening was mostly fun because I kept running up the fence where small dogs were, they'd bark and I'd take off running. My human, Jeanne wasn't very happy with me and a couple of times she put the leash on. I couldn't stop, it was fun. They couldn't get me!!!

Later a new dog came to the park and I just couldn't take it. In all fairness, I was tired and there were alot of other dogs there which sometimes makes me worried, so cut me some slack. But I just melted down and that other dog kept trying to get me to play. I didn't want to, it wouldn't stop so I started hopping about and in the end we had to go home and I wasn't happy.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Puppy Training Video

My first training video :D I am a good and smart dog and this video proves it!

We've been to 2 puppy training classes and this is some of what my humans have learned... Sit, down, relax, leave it, wait, and stay. No, they don't do it, I do that stuff. They have learned the proper way to give treats.

My humans were very impressed with my "leave it" because I was watching the other dog at class and new that I should be turning my head away from the "it" and to make eye contact with my human. In fact the next day after learning leave it, my human Lance dropped a pill on the floor and they told me to leave it and I did. Apparently that would've made me very sick so it was good all around. Plus I got a treat afterward. So my canine friends, "leave it" might be hard, but DO IT ANYWAY!

At my latest class, the trainer said that my human Jeanne is supposed to spend about 30 minutes a day working with me and eye contact. I like it because during our training sessions, we both know what's expected. Good times.

Bye for now,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm 5 Months Old

Well officially I turned 5 months a week or so ago, but it's never too late to celebrate. I'm now a whopping 42 pounds and if the calculator online is right I'll probably be almost 60 pounds when I'm all grown up. Unless I eat too many treats, then all bets are off.

So far, my grown up teeth are coming in good. In fact my front 4 teeth on top and bottom are really growing in good. I still have my baby canines, but they're getting loose I think. Ice cubes seem to work the best to ease the pain and my humans are really good at making sure I get them, especially at night. I really don't get it, but my teeth seem to bother me the most at night. Go figure.

It seems like my coat is the color it's going to be and my eyes too. I'm going to have a pretty red and white coat with eyes that are a sort of greenish, bluish amber color (that's a technical term by the way). I'm not sure why, but it seems like some of my fur is lying around the house too. My humans get it with some noisy machine I'm not too fond of, but I'm sure it's my fur coat. Not sure what that's all about, but I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My New Dog Friends

My humans have been taking to the dog park almost everyday. At first, I was not so happy to be there. One time I put on the breaks but human Jeanne was still able to get me into the park.

Sometimes there are so many dogs there, my head feels like it's going to spin off. Other times there's only a couple, those are the days I like best. I have been meeting all sorts of dog friends. It even seems like there are new one every day. For me, the small dogs are easier to play with. I can actually catch up to them when they're running.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My New Pool

Okay, so I'm a "Siberian Husky" and that means I like snow, cold weather and so on. This heat has been hard on me, but my humans bought me an AWESOME present... A POOL!

When I step into it my feet cool off, plus I can drink from the biggest water bowl I've ever seen and I'm blessedly cool even outside. Since I'm still learning about how it works, a couple of times I stuck my whole nose in and blew bubbles. It was fun. The hard part is that I can't smell anything in the water, believe me I tried and got water up my nose for the trouble.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Human Training Class

I told you last week that my sneaky humans signed me up for "Puppy Class", a.k.a. "Human Class" and we had a meet & greet with the teacher. I'll admit it, I'm a chicken. All those other dogs I met are totally uncivilized. They're big, they smell me all over and they listen to their humans. Although, they get lots of treats too. I'll have to think on that.

For our first class, my humans learned "watch me" with a treat, "sit" with a treat (you get the picture), "down", "relax" and my least favorite, "leave it". Of course I was an excellent student even though there were 2 other dogs and people walking by.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Been A Busy Week

Oh the heat! Frankly I don't understand how those humans can stand it. I barely want to go out and do my business in this heat. The driveway is HOT, the grass is HOT, looking out the window is HOT. But there is the magic vent. So far I have found 5 magic vents at my house and my favorite one is in the kitchen where occasionally food falls out of the sky. Two for the price of one!

Finally it seams like I can go out with out melting. This past week that meant I got to do more stuff that I never did before. I went to the dog park a couple of times. Those other dogs, I'm not so sure about, but their humans, very nice. I'll tell you more about that later though.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Puppy School

I told you I needed to keep an eye on my humans. When I wasn't paying attention, they signed me up for puppy class and I went there yesterday to meet the trainer. The funny thing is though, it's called "puppy class", but it's actually human training.

You see it's like this, I can sit, down, and shake all day long, but the humans have to learn how to let me know when the treats are going to come. They say "sit", then I sit, they say "good boy", and then I get the treat. See, it's easy. We'll see how the actual classes go and I'll try to cut them some slack when they make mistakes. That's what pack-mates do. I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

P.S. Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lost a Mate

The other day, we lost one of our new fish. He was the biggest we had at about 9 inches and was a plecostomus. This is a video of him doing what he does best, cleaning the algae off the glass.

Okay, so maybe I really don't care about the fish, in fact sometimes I think that the humans should spend more time paying attention, cute adorable me. But, sometimes I also think they should leave me alone to nap, so the fish help them keep from getting bored while I take a snooze. For awhile I'll have to make sure that I keep my humans busier than usual so they don't miss Plecostomus Maximus too much. I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Overnight Somewhere Else

I got a bit of a surprise over the weekend. It all started with my humans going in and out of the house with stuff, including my food and water! I was not pleased and I let them know it. It did no good, but maybe it wouldn't be so bad, because we went for a drive. And in the mini-van too, which means I get to ride in complete comfort.

This time we took a ride in the car that was longer than usual. That's okay, because I had a big comfy seat to lay on, and that magic cool air. I did get into trouble a couple of times for trying to eat stuff off the floor, but hey I'm a dog, that's what I do.