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  • Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit)
    Smarter Than Squirrels (Down Girl and Sit)
    by Lucy Nolan

    This is one of my favorite books about cool, brave dogs!

  • Bad to the Bone (Down Girl and Sit)
    Bad to the Bone (Down Girl and Sit)
    by Lucy Nolan

    I haven't read this book yet, but I can't wait to read more about these awesome and cool dogs!

  • On the Road (Down Girl and Sit)
    On the Road (Down Girl and Sit)
    by Lucy Nolan

    This sounds like a good book, too.  Car rides usually end in fun places like the Wiener Dog Races or the dog park!

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
    The Art of Racing in the Rain
    by Garth Stein

    I haven't read this yet, but it was recommended by one of my people's friends.  She said it was great!

  • Nature's Variety Dry Dog Food, Prairie Canine Chicken Meal & Brown Rice, 30-Pound Bag
    Nature's Variety Dry Dog Food, Prairie Canine Chicken Meal & Brown Rice, 30-Pound Bag
    Prairie

    This is my favorite food!  I'm not sure if I love eating, walking, or playing more!

  • PX-1 MEDIUM POWER PET DOOR
    PX-1 MEDIUM POWER PET DOOR
    HIGH TECH PET

    My people call this the "Star Trek Door".  I love it because I can open it but the squirrels can't!

  • Easy Walk Harness, Small, Royal
    Easy Walk Harness, Small, Royal
    Premier

    My old harness made me want to pull as hard as I could.  This one is much more relaxing!

Monday
Apr162012

IVDD Surgery Today...

My back started hurting and I didn't want to walk.  I felt better when I went to the vet 11 days ago.  I got an x-ray, anti-inflamatories, and felt better.  However, in the last few days, I've had wobbly legs.  I'm having trouble standing, and my butt runs into things. 

It turns out that I have Inter-Vertabral Disc Disease or IVDD.  I am getting surgery today.  Wish me luck.  I'm scared.

My back hurts

Saturday
Mar032012

Uggie the Pup - Wins an Oscar for The Artist!

Just when I thought that Snowy of TinTin was the awesomest dog ever, I saw The Artist, starring Uggie!  Did you know that he won an Oscar for Best Picture?!?  He won a Golden Globe and a Golden Collar award as well!  What an actor!

Uggie at the Golden Collars

 

Uggie with his Golden Globe

 

Uggie with an Oscar!

Here's a clip from the film that shows what a great actor Uggie is.  Look how the "Best Actor" winner has trouble keeping up with Uggie's greatness!

 

 You can get to know Uggie a little better by watching this exclusive interview with the big star.

OK.  I admit that I'm a little bit star-struck by Uggie.  I admit that I'm pretty crazy about Uggie.  He's the biggest dog star of my lifetime.  I'll just show one more video.  He now is the official spokesdog for Nintendo Nintendogs plus Cats.  He even gets to meet the owner of Nintendo.

OK.  I'm done gushing over Uggie for now.  I'll talk more about my life again soon.  I just had to share my excitement.

Saturday
Jan282012

Big News! (but not the biggest news)

In a recent post, I mentioned that there was some big news that occured while I was at Camp Taurus.  There was actually two pieces of big news that both rocked my world.  I'll share the big news now but save the biggest news for later.

As you know, as head of security for our home, I spend a lot of time patrolling the backyard.  Whenever a person, dog, cat, or other animal dares to come near the yard, I let them know, in no uncertain terms, that they should stay away.  So far, I have an 100% success rate in keeping the yard intruder-free.

Here is a video of me in action before I went to Camp Taurus:

Obviously, I take my job seriously.  I know every inch of that yard like the back of my paw.

However, things have changed...

I have recently learned that having a popular blog can have a downside.  Shortly after I wrote about how great it was to dig in the yard, I came home to find that throngs of readers showed up to join in the fun.  I wouldn't mind one or two readers digging with me, but this was ridiculous:

Annoyed by the digging

Since most of my readers don't have paws capabale of digging, they brought in digging equipment. 

Soon, I realized that I could put these digging efforts to good use.  I had some ideas for improving the security of the yard, but I didn't have the means to make all of the changes myself.  I told my fans that they could continue to have fun digging on the condition that they also work to implement my vision for a more secure yard.  They enthusiastically signed on, and they completed the work while I was at Camp Taurus.

The results were quite striking.

Inspecting the viewing platform and new fenceChecking out the varmint-resistant garden Now, I'm able to guard the yard better than ever!  Check out my new technique that involves using the viewing platform to get a better angle to survey the property.

As you can see, the changes to the yard were a big change in my life; however, this was not the biggest change.  Stay tuned!

Friday
Dec302011

SNOWY!

This is just a short post to tell you about my new hero: SNOWY!  He is so awesome!

I love Snowy!

I just saw the movie Tintin, and I don't know why the movie is named after Tintin.  The true hero of the movie is Snowy.

Here's just a short clip showing how awesome Snowy is:

I can't wait for the next Snowy movie!

Wednesday
Dec212011

I'm Back!

It's been a while since I last posted, and a lot has happened in my life in the last 2 1/2 months.  I have some really big news, but I'm going to make you wait to hear the big news.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, I'll tell you how I started this 2 month period...

I went to Camp Taurus for the longest time ever!  In the past, I have woken up at Camp Taurus 7 times, but this time, I woke up there more times than I can count!  (I can only count to 7, by the way... I'm working on it.)

I had been gaining just a little weight over the years and wanted to regain my puppyish figure.  So for the start of my stay, I signed up for the Puppy 9 Day Extreme Boot Camp (P9DX).  This involved playing for 15 minutes and resting for 15 minutes all day every day!  It was hard work, but it was fun.

My trainer was a border collie named Tony.  He was fast and made me work hard.  Here's a picture of us during a break along with another pup who was in the program.  (The other pup was a bit of a troublemaker and was always goofing around.)

Tony the P9DX Trainer

 Because the stay was during Thanksgiving, we did get a break for one day.  On that day, we even got to partake in a great Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, green beans, and sweet potato!!!!  Tony said that there's no harm in having a feast on a special day and he said that the turkey would help build our muscles.  It was my favorite meal of the year!

The P9DX program was hard, but it was rewarding.  I think you can see the results clearly in these before and after pictures.

Before P9DX with Tony After P9DX with Tony Not only do I look like a puppy again, I also feel better.  I'm much better able to guard the pack with my new muscles.  And... guarding the pack has become much more important lately...

Stay tuned!

 

Before I sign off, just for fun, here's another picture from Camp Taurus with some fellow campers.  It was super fun!

More fun at Camp Taurus