Saturday, August 30, 2008

I am so relaxed...

The past few days have been relaxing. I am starting to get the routine down in my new home. I really enjoy going for a walk each night to the nature trail. I wish everyone would stop to say hi and pet me but I am really sad when they just keep going past me. Maybe I just need to show them my jumping skills and they will stop and play with me. I went back to the shelter yesterday to see my old friends and give them a thank you card. It was great to see my old friends and I was so happy they remembered me! I also went to see Dr. Wilson yesterday. He has some of the yummiest cookies! I had another shot and I am really not fond of them but Mom and Dad say that they will make me really healthy. I met a weiner dog named Daisy while we were there and she taught me how to whine. I try to show off my new whining skills to Mom and Dad but I don't think they have been very impressed yet. I will have to try harder. I am going take another nap now. All of this blogging is making me dog-tired!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Grandma, Grandpa & Aunt Colleayn visited

This past weekend was loaded with so much fun. My Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Colleayn visited and they even brought me presents. Grandma and Grandpa brought me a Kong. My Mom loads it with treats and I love trying to get them out with my tongue. My Aunt brought me a tennis ball that is a duck. I like that it squeaks when I bite its head. Do all ducks head squeak? I heard that ducks like to be wet so I slobber all over it. We went for a lot of rides, a walk on a nature trail and I got to show off my jumping abilities on Grandpa. I went on the beach to watch the sunset and I learned that I really like to spread all of my toes when I am on the sand. Don't worry, I am sure my Dad will take a picture for you to see me next time we are at the beach. I let Grandma and Grandpa sleep in each morning and I would wait at the top of the steps for them to wake up and come play with me. My Grandma really spoiled me because she let me lick her hands after she was done putting some chicken away. She even fed me these weird popcorn noodles. I was really sad to see them leave. I tried to sniff the van trail to Minnesota but my Mom and Dad told me that I drew the short straw and I would have to stay in Michigan with them. They are crazy you know.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Today had its ups and downs...

Monday, August 18, 2008
Today started differently than the past three. Mom, Dad and I woke up really early. Everything else seemed normal until my Dad drove off after getting dressed really nice. My Mom brought me outside and we said goodbye. I tried to chase my Dad because I didn't understand where he was going and I he didn't take me with. I was sad most of the morning wondering where he was. Mom kept telling me that he was at work and would be home tonight. My Mom and I played for a while and then some of the neighbors came over to visit. When Dad came home I was over at the neighbors. Mom and I were visiting some of the neighbors that we hadn't met yet. I really enjoyed meeting everyone. They really seemed to like me. I must say, I must have done something really special though. My Mom and Dad took me to Chow Hound twice. I met a lot of puppies that were taking a class and a bunch of people that were shopping for their cats. I don't know why anyone would want a cat, they seem so snooty they don't like it when you sniff their butts. Butt sniffing is my favorite past time. My walk with my Dad tonight wasn't quite the same after he bought me a shiny new collar. I thought it was really neat until he put it on me. He said it was a pinch collar and boy was he right. I walked by his side the entire time and didn't try to chase any of the squirrels that we saw. When I got home my Mom gave me a new treat that I have never had before. It was delicious and I ate the whole thing. It is almost game time so I am going to sign off. Thank you for reading my stories, I have a lot of fun writing them.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My favorite day so far...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today has been one of my favorites. I met some more neighbors and they were very nice. They pet me and kept saying that I am a great size. I get that from almost everyone I meet. They can never believe it when my Mom and Dad tell them that I am full grown and that I am 2 years old. At least they are not calling me fat. This morning I got to help my Dad water some plants and later we made lunch. Barking of lunch, I really love to watch my Mom and Dad eat. I show my excitement by sitting at the edge of the table, wag my tail and give them my best face. Mom took me outside and walked me around the house on my leash after lunch. I really like it when my Mom takes me outside. My Dad and I spent a lot of time in the front yard today too. The weather was great so we played ball and took some breaks in the shade. The neighbors across the street visited me again and gave me some treats. When I came inside I tried to lay comfortably on my Mom and Dads bed. The door is usually closed during the day so I was lucky to find it open. I was almost asleep when Mom and Dad came in and told me to get down. I tried to persuade them to let me stay but they were persistent. My dad took a picture of me while I was in the bed. I added the picture to my slide show. Before dinner tonight I got to go back to my favorite store. Mom and Dad bought me a new collar. I liked my old collar but it would stretch and loosen. My new collar is great. I tried it out on another walk tonight. I really enjoy the exercise. My Mom brought water along so that I could get a drink half way through the walk. I was grateful since it was warm out tonight. After the walk I came inside and got some good sleep. I am about to go to bed so I will have to report later on how my favorite bedtime game goes.

I finally get to go home...

Friday, August 15, 2008
Wow, what can I say. I went home with the greatest parents in the world today. They came and picked me up at the Harbor Humane Society in West Olive, MI, where I was dropped off on July 25 because I was stray. My new parents started visiting me on August 9 and they met with me everyday. We would meet in the waiting room and they would sit on the floor with me and play with a ball with me. It was hard to watch them leave each day but I new I would be going home with them and that excited me. They picked me up in a really nice Jeep on August 15. I was so happy because I really like Jeeps, just like my new daddy. Mom and Dad said that I was really good in the Jeep on the way home. I stayed in the back and sat on my blanket. I tried to get in the back seat a couple of times because I wanted to sit next to my Dad but he wouldn't let me. I just looked out the window and watched other cars go by. When we got home my Dad walked me around the house on my leash. I sniffed everything and even went potty so that other dogs would know that this was my home. When we went inside my Dad kept me on my leash and he let me go all over the house. I sniffed the entire house and got to know my new home. My Dad took me outside a lot after I got home and we even went for a walk. It had been awhile since I had been for a walk so it was really fun. I pulled my Dad while we walked and he told me we were going to work on that. I was just so excited to be on a walk and I was having fun. When we were inside, we saw a big dog come to the house. He was just outside the front windows. I like to go to the front windows because they are low enough that I can see out them while I stand or sit by them. After a lot of sniffing the other dog went away. I took a few naps the first day at my new home. I was really excited though and I didn't lay down right away. During one of my naps I woke up startled and barked a little. Mom and Dad told me to stop barking so I did. I was in a really good dream chasing squirrels and rabbits and I just about got them. That night, bedtime was interesting. Mom and Dad were laying in bed and I tried to get up there with them. Dad wouldn't let me on the bed though and for a minute I thought we were playing. I had to sleep on the floor because I am not familiar with my new bed. I only woke up once in my sleep and my Dad took me outside.

My first full day at my new home...

Saturday, August 16, 2008
I woke up in my new home after a good nights sleep. I woke up before Mom and Dad so I layed down quietly and waited for them to wake up. When they woke up, my Dad took me outside on my leash. I walked to the basketball hoop at the end of our driveway and pulled my Dad with me. I even got to see some of the neighbors that live on my street. My Dad said that I was a good boy because I didn't bark at any of them. My Dad played ball with me in the house and we even played tug with my new Jeep rope. I had a lot of fun but I couldn't play too hard since I had surgery the other day. I don't remember the surgery but I quickly learned that I lost my beans. Thank goodness my frank is still there though. Today was a really fun day. Besides going for a couple of walks, I also got to go for a ride. My Mom had to go to the Post Office and mail something. My Dad stayed in the Jeep with me and he told me I was really good because I didn't bark at anyone. After we left the Post Office we went to a store. I met a really cute black lab named Brooke and we hung out and played a little. I got to walk through the whole store and everything. I also met some nice people that told me I was beautiful. One lady even told me that it looked like an artist painted me because I was so perfect. Everyone I met was confused about my breed. They kept asking what kind of dog I was. My Mom and Dad were very kind and explained that I am a mixed breed with German Shepard, Husky, Beagle and who knows what else. After we got home from the store my Dad brushed me with a really neat comb. He put my loose hairs in a bag and praised me for being good. When we came inside I even got to snack on a green dental bone. It made my breathe minty fresh. I am really liking it here at my new home. I get to take lots of naps, go for lots of walks and get to play with my Mom and Dad. Oh and did I mention, my Dad follows me around with his camera and takes lots of pictures. I still don't know why but what ever floats his boat is fine with me. Oh, I should mention that I met some Pomeranions today. They were cute little dogs and I really enjoyed meeting them. My Dad seemed hesitant to let me meet them but after I barked a couple of times he walked me down to them. They were on their own walk and were passing our driveway when I met them. One of them was pregnant and was a little snippy. I let her snip at me and I was careful not to upset her. After they left I went back into the house and played with my Daddy. When I went to bed I tried to play my favorite game of trying to get on the bed. It didn't go so well my first night so I figured I would try again tonight. It was fun watching Mom and Dad follow me around the bed and tell me to get down and I even barked a couple of times to let them know how much fun I was having. Eventually, I stopped and layed down on the floor. Mom and Dad told me that I was good for laying down. Maybe tomorrow night will be more succesful!