Friday, December 19, 2008

Keeping Warm

Hi...Mom and Papa are packing for a trip so I decided to keep warm then they saw me here and started laughing... Then they took pictures! I don't know why...
Here is China on her new big blue pillow bed with her favorite blanket.

Monday, December 15, 2008

SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess what?!? When we woke up this morning Papa saw that there was snow!!! AND a LOT of snow at that! Talk about rare in the desert! So we all went outside!
I had a lot of fun exploring the snow and trying to catch the flakes!



China didn't like it very much she kept saying EWWWW it's touching me and it's WET!
Mom and Papa made a snowman!
Then we went inside to warm up!
Mom said that I had "snow shoes" on my feet...then she put some warm water in the sink and stuck my feet in it and then toweled my feet...I'd rather skip that part but Mom said I had to do it cuz there was ice balls in my fur.

Friday, October 31, 2008

What?!?!?!?

What?!?!?!
Just let me take my nap in peace!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hanging out in the Garden

Just hanging out in the garden!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I love your blog award!!!

The Army of Four tagged us with this award! Thanks you all are the bestest so we are tagging you right back!!!
Here are the Dog Blogs we Tag:
Army of Four
Five Happy Hounds
For the love of Shibas
Got Chocolate?
Joe Stains & Tanner
Lorenza
Sitka and Tia's BLAWG
Squirrels are Evil

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Toy Retrieval Training

Hi everybody, Madie and I (China) practiced some Toy Retrieval Training...Madie as you can see isn't very experienced in the art of getting what you want out of a tricky situation! I on the other hand can provide years of experience!
Watch closely as I take you through the common mistakes and important lessons in the Art of Toy Retrieval.
Exhibit A
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  • Mistake #1 She grabbed the toy through the basket.
  • Mistake #2 Even though the basket tipped she still grabbed the toy through the basket.
  • Mistake #3 Though the basket lay on it's side she still did not go through the opening to grab the toy until the very end.
  • Lesson #1 Don't be so focused on the toy that you forget other methods of toy retrieval!
Now onto our next exhibit...

Exhibit B
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  • Mistake #4 Again she grabbed the toy through the basket failing to try another technique.
  • Mistake #5 After the basket is on it's side she attempts to get to the toy through the basket...in the process bonking herself on the head with the basket.
  • Mistake #6 She never tries to go around the basket and grab the toy the easy way!
  • Mistake #7 She gives up and sits there...waiting...
  • Lesson #2 When attempting to "free" your toy...do try other things.
  • Lesson #3 Use the easy way...because it's easy.
  • Lesson #4 The obvious isn't "wrong"
  • Lesson #5 Never give up!

Next we will see the proper technique demonstrated by moi...

Demonstration A

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  • Step #1 Scratch at the restraining object, if that doesn't succeed to tip it...
  • Step #2 Push the restraining object with your nose successfully moving it to a place where part of the toy is protruding from beneath the restraining object.
  • Step #3 Grab the protruding toy from beneath the restraining object with your teeth and pull.
Mission Accomplished! Now onto the next demonstration...

Demonstration B
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  • Step #1 Repeat steps #1-2 of Demonstration A skipping any steps that are unnecessary. If that remains unsuccessful...
  • Step #2 Grab part of the restraining object with your teeth and move it so that the toy then protrudes from beneath the restraining object.
  • Step #3 Grab the protruding toy from beneath the restraining object with your teeth and pull.
Success!!! Now lets see if our trainee has learned her lessons...

Result of Training
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Now what have we learned from this result...
  • Lesson #6 Skip steps as needed, moving to the method proven most successful.
  • Lesson #7 It is a wise pup who listens to wise counsel.
Perfection!!! Madie indeed was as good a student but what is a good student without a skilled teacher?

Class is Dismissed!!!

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Auntie Joyce

Hi Everypuppy! Guess what?!?! Our Auntie Joyce is visiting and we LOVE her! She is the bestest EVER!!! She really knows how to make a puppy very happy!
She gives us lots of kisses and massages and scratches!
...Although she did try to put her hat that her and Mom made on me...
And then that feather boa!!!
Even on Madie too!
But then she gave us more Love!
And Hugs!
And scratches!
And Kisses!!!
Can you tell how much our Auntie Joyce loves us and that we love her just as much?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Piling my Toys

Piling my toys up for someone to play with me!
Here...here's my toy, c'mon play with it........
....it's really fun........
Are you gonna play with me?
Heehee works every time!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Remembering the Military Working Dogs

Since it is Memorial Day we thought we would go visit the the Military Working Dog Graveyard. These brave dogs served our country!
Check out this way cool blog K9 Pride! Thank you to all you Working Dogs who serve our country and a thank you to the Service Men and Women who work with you!



Monday, April 28, 2008

The Sweet Outdoors

Hey everypuppy, we get to hang out outside with Mom everyday because the weather is so nice! Here you can see me sniffing the wind...and it smelled good!
Here is China chillaxin'! Hey do you see our garden robot? Our Grandma made that for us, he guards the plants!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

All about Madie

Hi there, see me resting on the nice grass though my tunnel?
Then I started to play with my Papa, he was being really silly! Watch this video and you will see how crazy my Papa was being.
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See...now what do you think? Is my Papa crazy or what?!?
Then they were having me to my best trick, Bang! Dead Dog!
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Cool trick huh?
You might wonder where China is...well she was just laying down resting at Mom and Papa's feet "helping" them film.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Garden Tunnel

Look you can see my Frisbee flying as I'm running through my little garden tunnel!
Then I bring it back to Mom and Papa to throw it again!!! So much fun!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

New Hair Cut!

Today I got a new hair cut...do you like it? Mom and Papa and China dropped me off today and China said something like "better you than me" whatever that means anyway I got to meet new people I was really excited and they gave me a magic biscuit and Mom and Papa say they don't like that I had a magic biscuit cuz I'm a good girl don't need that and said I was acting weird when they picked me up...anyway I'm feeling like myself now the magic biscuit must have worn off! Mom and Papa say I look cute and China still says "better you than me HAHA"...still don't get that...whatever!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring!

We are just hanging out with Mom in the garden for the first day of Spring!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Watching out the Window

Mom went to the Mail Box with out me...I was so sad...
THEN...I saw Mom coming back again!!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Floating Fur Fun!

What do you do on a warming yet windy March day??? Why play with China's shedding fur floating on the wind!!! So much fun all you dogs out there gotta try it! Doesn't my Papa have the most ingeniously fun ideas!!!
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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Video of us Playing Outside

Mom just so happened to have the camera with her when we started playing in the Garden! We had fun too! We don't know why some people think we are fighting it's SO obvious we are playing...would I be making play noises if I wasn't playing? And would I be wagging my tail if I wasn't playing? And would Madie keep playing with me if I wasn't playing? I'm sure all you dogs understand, it's just the people that don't know any better. Mom explains that my noises are the people equivalent to "I'm-gonna-get-you" that they do to little people babies. I learned it from my old friend Alena who was a german sheperd mix who would make play noises. If you ever heard my real growl you'd KNOW for sure! Mom says it's a scarey...scarey sound! I'm glad because that is the bestest compliment to a good protective dog like me!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spot in the Shade

I like to lay over here in the shade, Mom doesn't have a problem with it unless I get on a plant but it's just dirt right here so far.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Dogs that Play Together....

Dogs that Play Together.............
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.................Get Very Thirsty!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Getting Madie

We were playing last night and Mom and Papa got the great idea to try and video it...HAHAHAHA we are too smart, we don't play as much when the camera is out!
Sorry the video is so dark, it was nighttime.
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Monday, February 18, 2008

Everyday Stuff

This is just me waiting for Papa to let me in the house he took the photo through the screen door.
Here is Madie warming up in the sun.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunken but Comfy

Just thought you all would like to see me in the couch...yup I sunk down into it but hey it was comfy anyway!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Checkin' Up on Stuff

While Mom was taking these photos in the garden I was checking out the garden and making sure stuff is growing like it should.
Everything seems to be doing okay!
OH and a butterfly came in the yard and wanted to play chase with me but Mom kept telling me "NO" and stuff...who knows why she won't let me and the butterfly play chase...no fair!