Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm a slacker!

Ok, I've been a slacker and haven't updated you all on my adventures lately! Sorry about that - now mom says I gotta do it, so I'm on tie down until I complete at least one.

Since my last blog, my eye is all healed, I got my almost big dog shots and all sorts of other stuff.

I went to my first puppy meetings - they were fun! First, we had a guest speaker who told us all about life at guide dogs. It was fun to hear what college life is like, but I'm so not ready for that! At that meeting, I just had to be quiet - I didn't do the greatest job of it, but it was ok. Then we went out to dinner with the CWT that was there. That was cool!

That weekend was Mother's Day. The cats didn't tell me, so I was a bad puppy and didn't get my mom anything. :( Dad's family came over and we all went to a big garden place. It was real pretty, but I thought all those flowers were there for me to eat - mom thought differently. Bummer!

Then we went out to eat - it was my third time in a restaurant. I was a good boy - for the most part! Those people sure take a long time to eat! I could have downed all their dinners in about 5 minutes, tops!

OK - that's it for now - I gotta get my video editing skills, then I will post another update - exciting things have happened!

Love and Licks,

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Big Day!

Well, I had my first big trip out all by myself today. Before, I had Char there to go with me, but now its just me - which is kinda scarier! Mom, Dad and I were invited to speak at a luncheon that GDB put on for local Legacy Society members (those people who donate money to GDB). I got all spiffy - teeth brushed, combed and pet wiped, even got my first pedicure last night! Then, we were off! The lunch was at the Kendall Jackson Wine Center. For a moment, I thought they meant WHINE center, so I tried to oblige, but then mom told me to be quiet. Oh well.

There were some big dogs there - a guide dogs named Nino (MBL), Tamar (MBL) and Buzz (MYL) and a career change cross named Henley. It was SO hard to be good with those big dogs there! But, *I* stole the show! Who could resist this face?!? Sure, they pet the other guys, but they all oohed and awed over me. That's cause I'm darn cute!

The chef guy who made the people food was so cool - he made dog cookies for each of us dogs to take home. Yum! I can't wait for my after dinner treat!

Though it was fun to get lots of pets and hang out with the big dogs, I was the only puppy who got to play with the butterflies! AND a lizzard! When you are at a vineyard, there are lots of friends to play with - I thought the butterfly wanted to do labby loops. I tried, but mom made me stop - she said I was supposed to be doing my "business." The lizzard just happened to scurry almost under my foot as we walked back inside. How's a boy to resist trying to get it???

Mom says I was a very good boy. Mom and Dad had to do the puppy shuffle while eating (that's where one cuts all their food while the other holds my leash and keeps me being good, then they trade. They said something about it being hard to use both hands when I am around - whatever!)

Mom says she hopes the next outing goes as well as that one did!

Love and Licks,

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Quiet around here!

I'm a bit perplexed by my current situation. I came home and was an only dog for a couple days. Then, Char came back to live with us. Then, a CC'd dog named Berlin came to stay with us for 5 days. I thought that was the life - so many friends, so little time! But, in just 2 days, all my friends have disappeared. Berlin left on Friday and they forgot to bring Char home from Guide Dogs today. I was kinda baffled by it, but they say she had to go to college. Whatever. Now I have no friends. The stinkin' nice cat got all grumpy with me when I tried to wrestle with him today. I thought, "hey, he's my size, this could be fun." But, Mr. Kitty didn't think so. Oh well.

Before we took Char to GDB, we had a busy day!
First, we had to wait patiently to eat.

Then, we had to work on stairs again. I'm getting good at going up, but still don't like thinking about coming down. Scary!!

Then, we went for some pictures. I didn't get to get out of my crate at the Golden Gate overlook, but Char got to take some pics and look at the bridge.

Then we went up the hill to where there are fewer people, no traffic and no dogs. I didn't get to touch the ground there, but I did get to come out of the crate to look at the bridge. I can't wait to see that thing up close!

One last pic of us all together

And one last car ride for Char

Then she was in the kennels - and wagging her tail so hard it is a blur!

Now it's just me, mom, dad, Mr. Kitty and Simba. Not sure what to do with myself - other than to convince those cats that I am a fun guy! Keep your paws crossed for me!

Love and Licks,